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Bugle Blasts

Read before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,070 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.8
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 386
Added to site: 2010.01.23 26416
Genres: War, History

taken, and others at other points in town. The full result of the early morning's work was 800 prisoners, 17 locomotives and a large number of cars. The locomotives themselves were of incalculable value, and more than paid for the expedition if there had been no other fruits; for they enabled Gen. Mitchell to push his troops rapidly in every direction and hurry forward supplies. Without them many of the results which soon followed could not have been accomplished.

From the Sheriff the keys of the jail were demanded and a large number of prisoners, loyal Tennesseans mostly, were liberated. Some of these at once enlisted in the Union army. Huntsville was ours "and fairly won," without a casualty on our side or loss of any kind. * * *

In August, 1864, the army constituting "The Military Division of the Mississippi," commanded by Gen. Sherman, lay in front of Atlanta. The effort to flank Hood out of his position had not been successful and Gen. Sherman announced a new plan of operations. In the new



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