By Ronald H. Bailey
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The fire fort was from the Confederate main and was the target of angry gunners elsewhere. By now Harrison was leading the briline gade, having replaced Ward, who had been wounded in the fighting. Harrison pulled the regiments back to the shelter of the fort's western parapets. His Hoosiers and rem- afternoon. " Enraged by all lines, and gray, silent in the open surrounded by dead until after dark. fort men Then some Federals dug away part of the parapet, at- tached the guns to ropes and hauled them down the slope.
Meanwhile, on Cox's right, Judah's divi- sion fared even worse. First, lines entangled Army of the Judah got his with a division from the Cumberland support him on the right. reorganize his confused that was meant to He did not halt to men, nor did he wait for the supporting troops to get into position. In great haste, Judah ordered a charge across 42 posted at IV Corps, which had been Rocky Face Ridge as a decoy. the Confederates abandoned Dalton, the corps, under Major General Oliver O. Howard, had crossed Rocky Face and followed the enemy south.
Evening — too miles south to Kingston before bending east- They failed to dislodge the Federals, who, when reinforced the next morning, would be in a position to strike late. eastward at the Once rail line south of Resaca. again, as at Dalton, Johnston had been outflanked and would have to pull back. At dark, he began the retreat from Resaca, using all three bridges over the Oosta- naula. Fearing that Union artillery might be- gin shelling the two bridges within its range, ward dis- The other road followed the railroad 10 to Cassville.
Battles for Atlanta - Sherman Moves East (The Civil War Series) by Ronald H. Bailey