Thursday, November 21, 2013

October 28, 1863

October 28, 1863

---Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee:  Gen. Hooker marches his troops from Kelly’s Ford across the bend in the river to hook up with Hazen and Turchin at Brown’s Ferry, leaving Geary’s division at Wauhatchie Station on the railroad.  After dark, Longstreet sends two brigades to attack Geary.  When the attack breaks out, Hooker sends Gen. O.O. Howard and his XI Corps divisions to assist Geary.  But Howard’s men attack Laws and do not reinforce Geary, who holds his position, nonetheless.  The Rebels finally are unable to hold, and they abandon the attack and retreat, after incurring 408 casualties to the 420 casualties for the Yankees.  Union Victory.

—This item appears in the Richmond Daily Dispatch today:

    Wanted–1,000 negroes.
    –We wish to hire for the year 1864, one thousand Negroes, to be employed at the Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, and at our Blast Furnaces in the counties of Rockbridge, Botetourt, and Alleghany, and Collieries in Goochland and Henrico, for which we are willing to pay the market prices.
    Having made arrangements for a supply of provisions and clothing, we can safely promise that servants entrusted to us shall at all times be well fed and clothed.
    Our furnaces and other works are located in healthy sections of the country, remote from the enemy’s line, offering unusual inducements to the owners of negroes to send them to us.
    We would be glad to hear from those whose hands we have hired this year as early as possible, as to rehiring them another year, and whether they desire that the hands shall be sent home or retained under our protection at the end of the year.

    J R Anderson & Co,
    Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va.

Tredegar Iron Works, on the James River at Richmond, Virginia: the most vital iron mill in the Confederacy

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