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Cavalry Battle

We have included four accounts and articles of the cavalry action at Lovejoy’s Station(which includes Nash Farm)

Captain Burn’s Account

Captain Burns account of the battle at Lovejoy Station Our brigade moved on and turned sharply to the right, in a southwesterly direction, to strike the railroad again about eight miles below Jonesboro. I stayed on the hill with Captain Burns, for a short time, to witness the skirmishes between Long and the enemy. From …

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Columbus News Article About Battle

A correspondent of the Griffin Georgia Rebel newspaper reported on the action at Lovejoy’s on Macon and Western Railroad and the gallantry of Lieutenant George B. Young, son of Mr. William H. Young of Columbus, Ga. The enemy charged in columns of regiments and it is strange they did not kill or capture every man …

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Lt. Griscom’s Account of Battle

Lt. Griscom’s diary account of charge at Nash Farm Skirmish & Battle August 20, 1864 – Moved up at light through Jonesboro – have Capt. Wells buried – follow the enemy on the McDonough road – 3rd Texas skirmished with them 2-1/2 hours driving them off – Brigade pursuing until 10-1/2 AM coming up with …

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