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United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 21st - MS 562: Transcripts

Transcripts - Memo on Moe, 1889

Memo on Moe

Col Bullock 7th Fla. 438. "Among the Prisoners was Colonel Carlton and Lieutenant Colonel McLaw, regiment not remembered."

Col Palmer 58th N.C. 446. "My regiment captured about 20 officers and men"

Turchin - Carlton -

"Col Lefavour of 22nd Mich was senior to me in rank and commanded his regiment and mine as a brigade x x x until we were captured." 203-4 Drake adjt. 22nd Mich, "tell Carlton and Lefavour to hold positions" - "4.30 Pm"
Carltons name first in message.

Lt Scott says: "Capt Russell, Grangers adjutant general was killed just to the right of our regiment, not ten minutes before, he had delivered an order to Col Carlton saying that he thought Genl Steedman had asked for us to hold that position and that he had better stay there."
x x"Just at this moment the 21st Ohio came down the hill and Col Carlton told the major in command to go to our right as he was afraid they were trying to flank us".

See Carlton letter on this point.

Where was Lefavour all the time that Carlton was receiving and giving orders?

Extract from Carlton Letter.

"My impression is they first came around our right and rear and around the left of the 22nd Mich. I had ridden to 22nd Mich to see Lefavour, and was told he had walked out to reconnoiter the enemy in his front (we afterwards decided that he had already been taken Prisoner when I was inquiring for him). After waiting some time and he did not return I rode back to my regiment and found the enemy pretty well around us."

Query. Did the rebels voluntarily disappear and abandon the capture now substantially accomplished, and allow Genl Smith to come upon the scene and order the famous charge he describes in Turchins book, having found Lefavour in the meantime riding a horse instead of reconnoitering our front.

September 24, 1889

Toledo
Sept 24, 1889

Col Arnold McMahan,
East Toledo

My Dear Sir: Yours of this date is at hand and in compliance with your request, I herewith send you a copy of what Col. S. B. Moe, wrote touching the withdrawal of the Reserves from the field at Chickamauga Sept. 20, 1863, as follows:

"By the way, I would like to have Mitchell's statement of the circumstances of his withdrawal from the line that Sunday evening. Orders were "to withdraw from left to right." Boynton complains that Mitchell pulled out, leaving his right lapped by the enemy. I only know the orders. The execution of them, and if not out of time, is the matter upon which his statement would be much pertinent."

The latter part of the above seems indefinite; but I send as I am able to make it out. The matter has been somewhat discussed of late; but I have not given to it the time requisite for an understanding of the case.

Yours & c
C. Waggoner

[Draft?]

"By the way, I would like to have Mitchell's statement of the circumstances of his withdrawal from the line that Sunday evening. Orders were to withdraw from left to right. Boynton complains that Mitchell pulled out leaving his right lapped by the enemy. I only know the orders. The execution of them and if out of time, is the matter upon which his statement would be much pertinent."

"out of time" - out of order as to time.

"Much" - Very

MS 562: Introduction | Transcript List
MS 562 Series Description: MS 562: Introduction | 86th O.V.I. Records | Arnold McMahan Papers
MS 562 Abstracts: Part 1 (McMahan Correspondence) | Part 2 (Box 12) | Part 3 (Box 13) | Inventory
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