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GENERAL SHERMAN'S ADVANCE—VIEW OF THE MILITARY
COLLEGE NEAR MARIETTA, GEORGIA.—[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]
COLONEL BROWNLOW ON A PICKET HUNT.--[SKETCHED BY
THEODORE R. DAVIS.]
GEN. SHERMAN'S ADVANCE.
ON this and the
well as on our first page, we continue our illustrations of General SHERMAN'S
great campaign. One of these, on page 524, represents THE FOURTH CORPS—General
HOWARD'S-CROSSING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE. This corps was one of the last to cross; it
reached the Atlanta side without opposition, taking its position in the centre
of SHERMAN'S lines after crossing the river.
TURNER'S MILL, illustrated on the
same page, is on Nickajack Creek, which is an affluent of the Chattahoochee,
from the northern side, emptying into that river a little above Sandtown. It was
near its mouth that the rebel army made its last stand before crossing the
Chattahoochee. The illustration is chiefly valuable for its rural rather than
its military feature.
Another pleasant scene, which we
give our readers on the same page, is that representing the soldiers engaged in
setting Fish-traps in the Chattahoochee.
On this page we give a view of
the MILITARY COLLEGE near Marietta, formerly one of the first in the South. The
area, as seen in the sketch, is filled with rebel prisoners.
Another illustration on this page
represents Colonel JIM BROWNLOW, with a small party of men in Georgia costume ,
crossing the Chattahoochee to capture the rebel pickets. The expedition was a
successful one, but it broke up the friendly communication which had been
several days established between the picket, across the river. This was before
SHERMAN had crossed. The morning after the occurrence notice was given of the
changed situation by a Reb yelling out across the stream:
"Hello, Yank !"
" What do you want,
"Can't talk to you 'uns any
"How is that ?"
" Orders to dry up !"
" What for, Johnny?"
"Oh ! JIM BROWNLOW, with his d—d
Tennessee Yanks, swam over upon the left last night, and stormed our rifle-pits
naked—captured sixty of our boys, and made 'em swim back with him. We'uns
have got to keep you 'uns on your
side of the river now."
More interesting, as connected
with later and more stirring events, is the illustration given on our first page
General HOOKER riding along his lines on the morning after the
tle of the 20th. This battle was
very severe. The rebels, by their own account, lost over 5000 men, while our
loss was less than one-third of that number. The attack was made by the enemy
shortly after our troops had crossed Peach - tree Creek. NEWTON'S division of
HOWARD'S corps had found time to protect elf by a slight rail-barricade. HOOKER
was attacked while yet in column, his "family," as he calls the Twentieth Corps,
getting into order almost without an order. The heaviest attack fell on General
WILLIAMS'S division. WARD'S and
BUTTERFIELD'S divisions were more successful.
They had for trophies seven rebel flags. When HOOKER rode along the lines the
next morning, as represented in the sketch, to greet his troops and to
congratulate them on their success, these flags were all brought out for his
inspection, the men being engaged in burying the rebel dead lying thickly
We also give on this page
portraits of General A. S. WILLIAMS and of the late General HARKER.
Brigadier-General CHARLES G. HARKER, killed in the assault on Kenesaw, June 27,
was a native of New Jersey. He entered West Point in 1854, at the age of
seventeen. He entered the regular army as Brevet Second Lieutenant .of the
Second Infantry July 1, 1858. He was made First Lieutenant of the Ninth May 14,
1861, and a Captain in October of that year. He entered the war as
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Sixty-fifth Ohio Volunteers in the fall of 1861, and
afterward became its Colonel. Be participated in the battle of Shiloh and the
siege of Corinth, and helped chase BRAGG out of Kentucky, being then in command
of a brigade. His brigade joined General
ROSECRANS'S Army of the Cumberland. In
the official report of the battle at Stone River he was recommended for
promotion, which he only received last April, when he was made a
Brigadier-General of Volunteers. He was under THOMAS when the latter made his
gallant stand at
THE LATE BRIGADIER-GENERAL CHARLES G, HARKER.--[PHOTOGRAPHED
BY MORSE, NASHVILLE, TENN.]
BRIGADIER GENERAL A. S. WILLIAMS.—[PHOTOGRAPHED BY
MORSE, NASHVILLE, TENN.]