John acworth dating music
Before the Southern division arrived, Sherman ordered reinforcements be sent from Rome (3rd Brigade, 4th Division, XV Corps) to Allatoona, under the division commander, Brig. After a two-hour artillery bombardment by twelve Confederate manufactured 12 pounder brass Napoleon guns of Myrick's Artillery Battalion], Capt. Cowan's Battery of Warren County, Mississippi and Capt. Barry's Battery (Lookout Artillery, Tennessee Volunteers)]. French sent a demand for surrender, which Corse refused. By 3 p.m a signal officer reported that Cox had only just then passed through Marietta. He did order Cox to reconnoiter the Dallas-Acworth Road on the 7th, but the purpose of lighting the fires along the way was so that Sherman, atop Kennesaw Mountain, could track his progress. Corse, but was unable to dislodge it from its fortified position protecting the railroad through Allatoona Pass. still several ambulances and stragglers were picked up by this (Maj. Sherman even supplied a staff officer to guide him into position to protect the right flank of the Fourteenth Corps. Corse's men survived the sustained two-hour attack against the main fortification, the Star Fort on the western side of the railroad cut, but were pinned down and Tourtellotte sent reinforcements from the eastern fort. French then launched his brigades in an attack—Sears from the north (against the rear of the fortifications) and Cockrell, supported by Young, from the west.
Hood ordered Stewart to send a division to attack the Federal supply base where the railroad ran through a deep gap in the Allatoona Mountain range and then move north to burn the bridge over the Etowah River. Allatoona was a relatively small, but bloody battle with high percentages of casualties: 706 Union (including about 200 prisoners) and 897 Confederate. Corse was wounded during the battle and on the following day sent a message to Sherman: "I am short a cheek bone and one ear, but am able to whip all hell yet." French was unsuccessful in seizing the railroad cut and Federal garrison, regretting in particular that he was unable to seize the one million rations stored there, or to burn them before he retreated. Sherman signaled the garrison to "hold the fort" and "I am coming" he was only bluffing and never really sent re-enforcements to aid Gen. Hood's Army of Tennessee and thus mistakenly abandoned the attack on Allatoona.
Stewart attacked a number of minor garrisons and damaged track from October 2 to October 4. Under heavy pressure, it seemed inevitable that the Federals would be forced to surrender, but by noon French received a report from his cavalry that a strong Union force was approaching from Acworth, so he withdrew at 2 p.m. French relied upon false intelligence that Union re-enforcements were marching toward Allatoona to cut his Confederate force off from Gen.
The Battle of Allatoona, also known as the Battle of Allatoona Pass, was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.
The order was later modified, reducing the force to a single squadron after it became clear that the garrison had held. Sherman's message to Allatoona via signal flag to "hold the fort" inspired the later popular religious hymn entitled Hold the Fort by Chicago evangelist Philip P.
Sherman ordered Brigadier General Kenner Garrard’s cavalry division to Allatoona, but clearly after the battle had ended.
The closest Sherman came to ordering reinforcement to the pass on the 5th were several un-timed dispatches sent to his cavalry.