✓ The Battle of Columbus: Confederate Apocalypse (April 16-17, 1865) || Ö PDF Download by ☆ J. David Dameron

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The Battle of Columbus was one of the last events in the long and violent American Civil War The Union Cavalry Corps commanded by Brevet Major General James H Wilson attacked the composite remnants of both Alabama and Georgia troops commanded by Major General Howell Cobb The industrial center of Columbus, Georgia was a target in a series of planned attacks in a campaignThe Battle of Columbus was one of the last events in the long and violent American Civil War The Union Cavalry Corps commanded by Brevet Major General James H Wilson attacked the composite remnants of both Alabama and Georgia troops commanded by Major General Howell Cobb The industrial center of Columbus, Georgia was a target in a series of planned attacks in a campaign that had begun that spring Sweeping eastward across Alabama and Georgia to eliminate Confederate resistance, destroy materiel and industrial facilities, Wilson s Raid was a brilliant Union success On April 16, 1865 the Union cavalry forces commanded by James H Wilson attacked the western earthwork defenses that guarded the Confederate industrial center of Columbus, Georgia While the war effectively ended with Lee s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, Wilson was attacking a region with severed lines of communications and he was uncertain of this rud circumstance until days after the battle of Columbus Sweeping southward from Tennessee in the spring of 1865, Wilson s massive raid first cracked the Confederate forces in Alabama with an attack on the cavalry forces of General Nathan B Forrest at the Battle of Ebenezer Church on April 1, 1865 Sweeping eastward Wilson s Union cavalry then shattered resistance in Selma, Alabama on April 2nd, and intimidated the old Confederate capital of Montgomery into surrendering without a fight on April 12th As the demoralized Confederates fled into Georgia, hasty defenses were organized along the strategic bridges of the Chattahoochee River at Columbus, Georgia The Confederate trenches that defended the key bridges along the Chattahoochee River were the final barrier the last bastion standing in the Confederacy Fought on April 16 17, 1865, this bloody yet often overlooked battle served as the final struggle of significance in the Civil War.Columbus, Georgia was a valuable Confederate commodity as the town was a large industrial center With the exception of the arsenal and manufacturing done at Richmond, Columbus was a Confederate lifeline providing pistols, swords, bayonets, shoes, uniforms, tents, buckets, and a multitude of accoutrements It also served as a Naval port and shipbuilding facility Further, Columbus served as the regional hub for cotton warehousing and transshipment via the Chattahoochee River, which empties southward into the Gulf of Mexico As survivors and refugees from Selma and Montgomery, Alabama fled eastward, they carried word of the impending arrival of Union forces Confederate cavalrymen of General Abraham Buford s command clashed with Wilson s corps repeatedly in attempts to delay the massive thrust of the Union forces These brief delays were little than a nuisance for Wilson s cavalry, but nonetheless, time was critical for the defenders of Columbus as Negroes were forced to dig a tete de pont at the northernmost wagon bridge across the Chattahoochee River While two wagon bridges and one Railroad Bridge could support adequate conveyance of large forces, the upper 14th Street Bridge connecting Girard now Phenix City Alabama with Columbus, Georgia was the focus of the Confederate defense For twenty miles above and below Columbus, the bridges at Columbus would have to be crossed or Wilson would be forced to build a pontoon bridge under fire of Confederate defenders who were determined to keep the Union raiders out of Georgia.


  • Title: The Battle of Columbus: Confederate Apocalypse (April 16-17, 1865)
  • Author: J. David Dameron
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  • Page: 305
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  • ✓ The Battle of Columbus: Confederate Apocalypse (April 16-17, 1865) || Ö PDF Download by ☆ J. David Dameron
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