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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 01, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Report on North Georgia Skirmishing

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported that the enemy had retreated in north Georgia, while in fact they had merely been testing the Confederate defenses.

Retreat of the enemy in Northern Georgia. Dalton, Feb. 29. –All quiet this morning. A light rain fell last night. The enemy have retreated behind the Chickamauga. A portion of them went back to Chattanooga, and the remainder have gone into camp at Tyner’s Station, Ottawah, and Red House Ford, on the Chickamauga. Our cavalry are beyond Ringgold. Wolford’s Yankee cavalry have gone towards Cleveland. It is reported that the Federal General Porter was killed by a shell in the skirmish at Wall Creek Gap. Gen. Hindman is reported to have resigned Yankee dispatches state that Gen. Longstreet has 50,000 men and eighteen batteries. Nashville dispatches mention the capture of a brother of the late Gen. near Columbia.