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GENERAL KILPATRICK RECAPTURING HIS HEAD-QUARTERS,
MARCH 10, 1865
GENERAL KILPATRICK'S OPERATIONS.
IT was at Aiken, a few miles
northeast of Augusta, that
KILPATRICK fought his first battle. Here the
Second Brigade under General ATKINS encount-
There was no other engagement
until March 10, when KILPATRICK came into collision with WADE HAMPTON'S command.
KILPATRICK was pushing forward in order to reach Fayetteville before HARDEE, and
strike him in the flank, or, failing in this, to intercept HAMPTON, who was
following in HAR-
not all up, two of the brigades
being behind on account of the bad roads: In this situation KILPATRICK was
attacked by three divisions of rebel cavalry. He was obliged to abandon his
head-quarters and two pieces of artillery until he could bring his command
together. But HAMPTON did not keep
loss was not over a hundred,
while the enemy left upon the field seventy-six killed, and his wounded must
have numbered several hundred.
We illustrate this bathe on this
page. We also give two sketches showing SHERMAN'S foragers, or "bummers," as the
soldiers call them, setting out
FORAGERS "STARTING OUT" IN THE MORNING.
ered WHEELER'S command. Falling
back so as to receive the support of the other brigades, ATKINS awaited the
attack of the enemy, which was repulsed.
DEE'S rear. HARDEE made better
time than KILPATRICK, moving out from Coleman's Grove just as the latter entered
it. KILPATRICK'S cavalry was
the ground long. KILPATRICK soon
returned, and, leading his men on in a furious charge, swept the field and
regained his camps and artillery. His
from and returning to camp. These
foragers not only collected provisions, but also acted as fankers and advance
FORAGERS RETURNING TO CAMP AT NIGHT.