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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 30, 1864

Report on Skirmish Near Ringgold

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on a brief skirmish near Ringgold, Georgia as part of the Union reconnaissance of Confederate positions.

From the Southwest. Dalton, April 29. –A large force of the enemy, consisting of infantry, artillery, and cavalry, attacked the pickets on the Ringgold road this morning, capturing ten and wounding several. The pickets retreated nearly to Tunnel Hill, when they were met by reinforcements, and turned upon the Yankees, and after a short engagement drove the enemy back. The loss on either side is small, and the affair is regarded simply as a reconnaissance to discover our position.–The enemy was also reported moving out slowly from Cleveland, yesterday, in the direction of Red Clay.