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regained. From Pulaski, Hood moved by the most direct roads to Bainbridge, on the Tennessee river. Wood's corps kept well closed up with the cavalry, but Smith followed no further than Pulaski, and Schofield remained at Columbia. On the 27th of December, the whole rebel army, including the rearguard, crossed the Tennessee river, and on the 28th, Thomas directed further pursuit to cease. On that day, the advanced guard of the cavalry reached the Tennessee, just in time to see the rebel ponstrong as our own, and which was being reinforced constantly by river and railroad. Beauregard's Endorsement on Hood's Report, January 9, 1865. This, it has been seen, was the opinion of both Grant and Sherman; and Schofield wrote, on the 27th of December: By uniting my troops to Stanley's, we were able to hold Hood in check at Columbia . . and Franklin, until General Thomas could concentrate at Nashville, and also to give Hood his death-blow at Franklin. Subsequent operations have shown how
he 25th, he embarked all his troops except Curtis's command, when the surf became high, and he sailed away, leaving these ashore. They were under cover of the gunboats, he said, and I have no doubt they are all safely off. Butler to Grant, December 27. On the 27th, he arrived at Fort Monroe, and on the 28th, had an interview with Grant, after which the general-in-chief telegraphed to the President: The Wilmington expedition has proven a gross and culpable failure. Many of the troops are baill landing at 5.30 P. M. General Kirkland's the only troops arrived, except four hundred of Hagood's. Whiting also stated in his report: The garrison remained steadily awaiting a renewal of the assault or bombardment, until Tuesday morning [December 27th], when they were relieved by the supports of Major-General Hoke, and the embarkation of the enemy. Whatever number arrived before the 27th, they made no attempt to molest Curtis's little band of five hundred men, who remained ashore two days
within a hundred and fifty miles of Grant. The game then, he said, would be up with Lee, unless he comes out of Richmond, avoids you, and fights me, in which case I should reckon on your being on his heels. Grant replied at length on the 27th of December: Your confidence in being able to march up and join this army pleases me, and I believe it can be done. The effect of such a campaign will be to disorganize the South, and prevent the organization of new armies from their broken fragments.cticable against anything like equal forces, or when a great object is to be gained, it should go as light as possible. . . . Let there be no delay in the preparations for the expedition, and keep me advised of its progress. It was on the 27th of December, that the general-in-chief definitely instructed Sherman to march with his entire army north by land. At the same time, he directed the formation of an entrenched camp about Pocotaligo or Coosawhatchie, on the railroad between Savannah and