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Civil War Harper's Weekly, June 4, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[JUNE 4, 1864.

364

SHERMAN'S DEPARTMENT—ENGAGEMENT AT SNAKE CREEK GAP, GEORGIA. FROM A SKETCH BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.--[SEE PAGE 355.]

THE WAR IN GEORGIA.

WE give on this page two illustrations of recent event in Georgia, sketched on the spot by our artist, THEODORE R. DAVIS. The capture of Dug Gap by General GEARY'S Division of HOOKER'S Corps was an achievement worthy of the veterans

who had already earned renown by their bravery at Mission Ridge. The assault was made on the 8th instant. Ridge after ridge was carried by the fearless veterans, who climbed the perpendicular crags with steady feet, often crossing rocky gorges where a single false step would have been instantly fatal, and at last swept the enemy from the heights as so

much chaff. Mr. Davis writes: "Captain BARTLETTE, commanding a storming party of the Thirty-third New Jersey, was killed on the last crest. The Thirty-third behaved with splendid valor. Our loss was 220 killed and wounded. Some of our troops, after they had actually climbed the last ridge to the crest of the pali ade formation, were

hurled from the top by the rebels, who, instead of taking them prisoners, preferred to mangle the brave boys among the rocks beneath. The place was defended by STEVENSON'S Rebel Division. Colonel CLARK, of the 145th New York, was among those thrown from the top." For an account of the engagement at Snake Creek Gap see news page.

SHERMAN'S DEPARTMENT--GENERAL GEARY'S ASSAULT ON DUG GAP, GEORGIA.-[From A SKETCH BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]

Snake Creek Gap Battle
Dug Gap Battle

 

 

  

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