Category Archives: John A. Logan

February 28, 1865: Logan delayed, and a skirmish

“Black Jack” Logan ******************************************* Logan is trying to cross Lynch’s Creek, but high water is causing him problems. In the process some of his men had a battle with rebel cavalry, with indecisive results. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Tiller’s … Continue reading

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February 6, 1865: Sherman takes the SC Railroad

Howard’s troops under Black Jack Logan have taken possession of the South Carolina Railroad, and Sherman orders them to destroy it “effectually, viz, every rail must be twisted”. This cuts communication between Charleston and Augusta. Richmond Daily Dispatch: From South … Continue reading

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February 5, 1865: Howard ordered to take the railroad

Howard’s right wing of Sherman’s force, having crossed the Salkehatchie, is ordered to press on to take the South Carolina Railroad. Official Records: HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Buford’s Bridge, February 5, 1865. Major-General LOGAN, Commanding … Continue reading

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July 28, 1864: Ezra Church

Sherman, unable to circle around the east side of Atlanta, decided to send the Army of the Tennessee around the west in another attempt to cut the road to Macon, 80 miles to the south. He ordered Howard — including … Continue reading

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July 27, 1864: Sherman promotes Howard

Sherman put O.O. Howard in charge of the Army of the Tennessee to replace McPherson. Logan was angry over this because he took command during the battle, and felt that Howard’s promotion was the work of the “West Point clique”. … Continue reading

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July 26, 1864: Howard takes command of the Army of the Tennessee

Sherman gets some promotions in his ranks, and puts O.O. Howard in charge of the Army of the Tennessee. Needless to say, John Logan was expecting that command, since he took charge on the battlefield. Logan will complain that it’s … Continue reading

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July 24, 1864: Sherman’s situation

Black Jack Logan is temporarily in command of the Army of the Tennessee, having taken charge after McPherson was killed on July 22. Sherman sends him instructions to continue that army’s mission of destroying railroad supply lines going into Atlanta, … Continue reading

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July 22, 1864: Battle of Atlanta

Sherman’s troops report that Hood has abandoned Atlanta. Actually, he’s sent Hardee around Sherman’s left in a night march for a surprise attack on McPherson’s left. Although McPherson suspected something and strengthened his left, the fighting was still fierce and … Continue reading

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June 3, 1863: Grant goes after Johnston

Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball Click for large map. ************************************ Contrary to the Richmond Daily Dispatch’s claims, Grant had an excellent supply line on the Yazoo River as long as he held Snyder’s Bluff, north of Vicksburg. His concern was that … Continue reading

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May 12, 1863: Battle of Raymond

Click for large map. Raymond, MS was a major road junction on the way to Jackson, the last before the troops would reach the capital. It also commanded good roads connecting with all the towns on the railroad line from … Continue reading

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