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History of Cambria County, V.2

60 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
    Mr. Stanton brought the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps from Meade's army and placed them under the command of Gen. Hooker, and on September 26, at 9:30 a. m., the first train was started over the B. & O. railroad, via Wheeling, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis and Louisville, to be in the latter city by October 1. The troop trains had the right of way over everything. Mr. Stanton sent Col. Scott to Louisville to superintend the railroads at that end; he had Mr. Stone and Mr. Felton at other points along the route to give every train a clear track in preference to any other question. Mr. Garrett had charge of the eastern end of the line. At 10:30 p. m. on September 30, Mr. Scott sent from Louisville, Kentucky, this telegram:
HON. E. M. STANTON:
    Message just received from Bridgeport; the first four trains of troops have arrived there, and the trains have been returned north. All others moving satisfactorily.
    Col. Campbell, of the 54th Regiment, who was guarding the B. & O. railroad, was especially warned to be vigorous and protect his portion of the road, so that there should be no delays. Within nine days Gen. Hooker and his army were with Rosecrans, and saved it, as well as Chattanooga in November.

FROM CHATTANOOGA TO ATLANTA.

    The following was the organization of Company C, 19th U. S. Infantry, between March 31 and September 2, 1864. Commander-in-Chief, Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant. Commander of the Western Army, Maj.-Gen. W. T. Sherman:

Date Corps Division Brigade 1st Battalion
1864 Commander. Commander. Commander. Commander.
March 31 Fourteenth
J.M.Palmer
First.
R.W.Johnston
Second.
John H. King
James Mooney.
April 30 J.M.Palmer R.W.Johnston John R. Edie James Mooney.
Aug. 7 R. W. Johnston J.H. King
Jeff C. Davis
John R. Edie James Mooney.
Aug. 28 J.M. Palmer
Jeff C. Davis
J.H. King John R. Edie
J. H. King
James Mooney.
Sept. 2 Jeff C. Davis W. P. Carlin John R. Edie
W. L.Stoughton
M.L. Moore
James Mooney.
Lewis Wilson.
Egbert Phelps.
Etowah Dist.
Sept. 30 Geo. H. Thomas T. R. Stanley Brigade Regulars
John R. Edie
James Mooney
Nov. 30 Geo. H. Thomas First
J.B. Steedman
First
J.H.King
Thos. Cummings
Dec. 31 Geo. H. Thomas
J.B.Steedman
J.H. King Thos. Cummings

    Gen. R. W. Johnston, wounded and absent from May 29 to June 6, and from June 13 to July 13. Gen. Johnston succeeded Gen. Palmer, who resigned August 7. Gen. W. L. Stoughton, wounded July 4.


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