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  Battle of Resaca de la Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, one of the early engagements of the Mexican-American War, U.S. General Zachary Taylor engaged the retreating forces of the Mexican Ejército del Norte ("Army of the North") under Gen. Mariano Arista on May 9, 1846.
During the night of May 8, following disappointments at the Battle of Palo Alto, Arista chose to withdraw to the far more defensible position of Resaca de la Palma, a dry riverbed (resaca is the Spanish term for a dry riverbed), and establish himself while waiting for Taylor's next move.
Arista's carefully laid plans for engaging the Americans at Resaca were, however, somewhat diluted due to political infighting in the Mexican officer corps and difficulty communicating in the rough terrain of the battlefield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Resaca_de_la_Palma   (366 words)

By early afternoon of the 16th, the Federals had repaired the damaged bridges and Howard's IV corps was in pursuit of the Confederates.
The fight at Resaca involved for the Federals, 110,123 men and 254 guns as of April 30, 1864* and for the Confederates, 54,500 men and 144 guns as of April 30, 1864*.
The Battle of Resaca was one of the largest engagements and is estimated to have cost the Federals some 4,000 causalities and the Confederates nearly 3,000 men.
darrellryan.homestead.com /Resaca.html   (1078 words)

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The Battle of Resaca, fought on May 14-15, 1864, was the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign.
The Battle is historically significant as it marked a missed opportunity by Union forces to cut off General Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee from its line of communications.
Resaca thus set into motion the events of Johnston’s classic “Fabian” strategy of retreat and Sherman’s constant use of flanking actions that have caused the Campaign for Atlanta to be among the most studied military endeavors in world history.
www.angelfire.com /ga/wkb/resacahistory.html   (408 words)

 Battle of Resaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Resaca is located at the point where the Western and Atlantic railroad crosses the Oostanaula river and is about 15 miles south of Dalton.
It is on the west side of a peninsula formed by a bend in the Oostanaula and the Connesauga river, and across this peninsula the Confederates had constructed a line of rifle-pits with strong earthworks near the town.
At Smith's cross-roads, about 2 miles from Resaca, Kilpatrick encountered a considerable force of the enemy's cavalry and a sharp skirmish ensued, in which Kilpatrick was severely wounded, the command of the division devolving on Col. E.
home.earthlink.net /~gwboller/batresaca.html   (656 words)

 Battle of Resaca; shelby county ohio historical society
Battle of Resaca; shelby county ohio historical society
Just before the battle, his company was ordered to the rear to guard the supply trains, and thus escaped the disaster.
The action at Resaca was actually an exception to the generally accepted theory of battle tactics that had developed by 1864.
www.shelbycountyhistory.org /schs/civilwar/battleresaca.htm   (515 words)

 The Battle of Resaca Reenactment Official Site
During May 14-15, 1864, the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca, Georgia.
The Battle of Resaca Reenactment is put on for reenactors by reenactors, and for the enjoyment of the public in order for everyone to have an experience to remember.
The battles may be delayed until severe weather moves out of the area, but they will not be canceled.
www.georgiadivision.org /bor_reenactment.html   (904 words)

 Chapter VII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
During the battle Major Ringgold, an accomplished and brave artillery officer, was mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Luther, also of the artillery, was struck.
We again advanced, and occupied at the close of the battle substantially the ground held by the enemy at the beginning.
The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma seemed to us engaged, as pretty important affairs; but we had only a faint conception of their magnitude until they were fought over in the North by the Press and the reports came back to us.
www.bartleby.com /1011/7.html   (3346 words)

 Resaca Confederate Cemetery Resaca, Ga.
Below is a Link of to All Known Confederate Soldiers Buried at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery in Resaca, Ga., All Buried here are from the wounded and those who Died here During the Battle of Resaca, Ga., May 13 - 15, 1864 in the 1st.
A few are ones who died of Disease in 1863 from CSA Hospital near Resaca, Dalton, Calhoun, Chichamauga, Tunnel Hill, and Ringgold, Ga. Not all did died here but were brought here in 1866 as part of the Georgia Memorial Associations project along with Mrs.
From the Monument to the Georgia Confederate Veterans at the Resaca Csa Cemetery
www.geocities.com /resacacsacem/indexb.htm   (450 words)

 31st inf ia & reb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The conduct of the regiment in battle and siege was most admirable, and its losses during the campaign were severe.
It visas at this crisis of the battle that Williamson's Iowa Brigade rushed to the rescue of the army, and by a dashing charge drove the enemy pell-mell from the field.
In all its battles it fought gloriously, but, though it won the victory, it left its sacrifices on every field, and returned with but a little more than a third of its original strength.
lserver.aea14.k12.ia.us /iacivilwar/Resources/31stinfreb.htm   (3249 words)

 Official Report of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma
Brigadier-General Zachary Taylor, at camp near Fort Brown, Texas, to Roger Jones, Adjutant-General of the Army at Washington, D.C. Dispatch communicating Taylor's official Report of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
The corps last mentioned encamped near the river; the remainder of the army on the field of battle.
One regimental color (battalion of Tampico) and many standards and guidons of cavalry were taken at the affair of the 9th.
www.dmwv.org /mexwar/documents/resaca.htm   (1717 words)

 History - Pennsylvania Infantry (Part 6)
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge November 27.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
www.civilwararchive.com /Unreghst/unpainf6.htm   (3945 words)

 CANISTER May 2004
First visiting the field in 1958, his investigations of the battle have taken the form of research, relic hunting, watching the construction of the interstate, and trips to repositories rich with Resaca materials.
His interest, expertise, and position led him to be one of the leaders in the effort to preserve what remained of the battlefield in the 1990s.
Come out and learn about one of the larger, more distinct "battles" of the Atlanta Campaign, one that was unfolded on the North Georgia landscape one hundred and forty years ago this month.
www.chattanoogacwrt.org /200405.htm   (1479 words)

 The Atlanta Campaign, May - Sept, 1864
Battle of Resaca, Day1 - Almost 100,000 men poured out of Snake Creek Gap west of the tiny Georgia town of Resaca.
Battle of New Hope Church-- Johnston, forced by Sherman to abandon his stronghold in the Allatoona Mountains, moves to block the Union advance on Atlanta meeting Sherman's Army at a small church some 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.
The large-scale troop movements is not the retreat of the Army of Tennessee, but the movement of Hardee's Corps on a 15-mile circuitous route to attack the Federal left flank in East Atlanta.
ngeorgia.com /history/atlcamp.html   (1381 words)

 The Battle of Resaca, Georgia
After winning the battle on the 14th and 15th of May, Johnston retreated south across Oostenaula in the middle of the night, saving his men for future delaying actions and serious harassment to Sherman.
Interstate 75, 30 miles south of Chattanooga runs through a portion of the battlefield, but most of the land on which the battle occured is in private hands.
A commemrative marker, placed near the cemetery at Resaca is the only recognition of the battle by the state.
ngeorgia.com /history/resaca.html   (1408 words)

 Union - Wisconsin Infantry (Part 1)
Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863.
Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14, and Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21.
www.civilwararchive.com /Unreghst/unwiinf1.htm   (4068 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: RESACA DE LA PALMA, BATTLE OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The battle of Resaca de la Palma was the second engagement of the Mexican War.
During the night Arista had withdrawn and established new positions in a dry streambed or resaca, Resaca de la Palma, which crossed the road between Matamoros and Port Isabel and provided the Mexicans with a strong defensive position.
Of the 1,700 Americans engaged in the battle, thirty-three were killed and eighty-nine wounded.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/qer2.html   (321 words)

John's last battle was at Resaca, GA on May 14-15, 1864.
During this battle, John was wounded and "left in the hands of the enemy." He died from his wounds on May 23, 1864, six days after his thirty-fourth birthday.
Copies of his service records from the Tennessee State Archives have been given to representatives of the Resaca Cemetery and State of Georgia in order for his headstone to be corrected to his proper name, rank and company.
darrellryan.homestead.com /JohnWaddey.html   (520 words)

 Review of The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864
What ensued was the Battle of Resaca, the first full- scale contact between the Confederate and Union forces during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.
Indeed, because of Johnston's timely withdrawal from the field, the Battle of Resaca is usually considered a Union victory.
There is an interesting Part II to this volume as well, entitled "Resaca Rediscovered." In this second portion of the book Secrist has examined the fate of the Resaca battlefield since 1864.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/reviewsw15.htm   (698 words)

 The Civil War at a Glance
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locke din deadly embrace.
In several battles around Chattanooga between October and November, Grant's armies defeat Bragg's troops, forcing them to retreat to Dalton, Georgia, where Bragg is succeeded in command be Gen, Joseph E. Johnson.
Mar 8-10 Battle of Kinston, N.C. Mar 16 Battle of Averasboro, N.C. Mar 19-21 Battle of Bentonville, N.C. Apr 13 Raleigh, N.C. occupied
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/misc/civilwar/civilwar.htm   (3527 words)

 state2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He reported further he defeated the Mexicans under General Arista in the battles at Palo Alto, and Resaca de la Palma, and was prepared to follow the invaders into Mexico.
If a Catholic soldier facing a battle felt the need to seek consolation from the ministers of his faith there was usually no place for him to find it.
His older brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, was the commander of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
users.ev1.net /~gpmoran/state2.htm   (3667 words)

 Resaca Civil War Battle; shelby county ohio historical society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Resaca Civil War Battle; shelby county ohio historical society
Only the most ardent students of the Civil War can recite the events that occurred on the rocky, rolling Georgia landscape outside the small railroad town of Resaca that day.
For scores of soldiers from Shelby County, however, what happened in ten minutes on that site 133 years ago would forever represent the real meaning of hell on earth.
www.shelbycountyhistory.org /schs/archives/civilwararchives/resacacwara.htm   (387 words)

 The Battle of Resaca by Philip L. Secrist, ISBN 0865546010 And Reaching for the Dream by Melanie Beresford, ISBN ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Resaca by Philip L. Secrist, ISBN 0865546010 And Reaching for the Dream by Melanie Beresford, ISBN 8791114195
The two-day battle of Resaca proved to be an experience for Sherman that would cause him to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the campaign that followed.
The practical result of this switch in strategy would be Atlanta's capture in September - the timing of Atlanta's fall would have a profound political impact on the reelection of an American president and subsequently, the outcome of the war.
laughingangels.com /secrist.htm   (176 words)

 David Bowron Hale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Went into line of battle with with the regiment reviewed three succession charges each of which were repulsed.
Was wounded in the abdomen in the battle of Resaca, Ga. May 16, 1864, where he was in the field Hospital at Resaca, and afterward in General Hospital at Chatanooga, Tenn. Was wounded slightly at the battle of Bentonville, N.C. the 19
His participation and perilous positions in the battles of Chicamanga, Ga. and Bentonville, N.C. were the important engagements to him in service.
www.champaign.lib.oh.us /warsketch/hale153.htm   (422 words)

 The Atlanta Campaign, a Virtual Tour (Resaca)
As he pulled back along the railroad from Dalton, Johnston was relieved to find Gen. Leonidas Polk waiting for him at Resaca with an additional 10,000 more men.
The Confederates filed into the Resaca entrenchments with Hood on the right, facing north and anchored on the railroad and the Oostanaula River, Hardee in the center, and Polk on the left, anchored on the river bridges at Resaca.
Meanwhile, Federal cavalry had found a ford to the south that would allow the army to move around Johnston's flank and threaten his railroad lifeline in the rear.
www.civilwaralbum.com /atlanta/resaca1.htm   (304 words)

 130th IN -- Regimental History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was in the series of skirmishes that terminated in the battle of Resaca, in which the regiment received and repelled a charge, joining in the pursuit after the battle.
It was actively engaged at Atlanta; moved with its brigade Aug. 6, upon a battery which was annoying the Union flank, and participated in a charge that drove the enemy from the field.
Stopping at Centerville, it was engaged in watching the fords of Duck river until the last of November, in the expectation of intercepting Hood's army; moving then to Nashville, it took part in the work of fortifying that point, and in the battle of Dec. 15-16, joining in the pursuit after Hood's defeat.
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 THE WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was the first major battle between the two countries in the Mexican American War.
The battle was fought at Buena Vista in the state of Coahuila from February 22-23, 1847.
General Scott's Army won the Battle of Cerro Gordo on April 18, and caused the Mexican Army to flee in confusion.
home.sandiego.edu /~landeros/mexican/war.html   (1467 words)

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The flag was issued to the regiment sometime after the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, (February 25, 1864) but prior to the Battle of Resaca (May 15, 1864).
This flag is one of four nearly identical flags in the Department's collection which were carried by regiments within the brigade of Brigadier General H. Clayton at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia.
The most recent battle honor appliqued to the flag at the time of manufacture was for the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge (Rocky Face Mountain).
www.archives.state.al.us /referenc/flags/073.html   (373 words)

 Listings Georgia: Resaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A web site devoted to the preservation and educational use of the lands where the Battle of Resaca took place in May 1864.
This page is about the Battle of Resaca, GA which involved the Confederate Army of Tennessee against Sherman's combined Union armies in the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign.
Resaca News - Local news for Resaca, GA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
listingsus.com /Georgia/North-Region/Gordon-County/Resaca   (332 words)

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