nd freight cars were gathered in, and a most energetic force of skilled railroad men was put at work or held in reserve under capable chiefs.
Besides an equal number of guards of his large depots and long line of supply, Sherman had an effective field force of 100,000,—50,000 with Thomas, 35,000 with McPherson, 15,000 with Schofield.
Sherman was gratified at the number of his force; for two years before, he had been held up as worthy of special distrust because he had declared to Secretary Cameron that before they were done with offensive operations on the line from the Big Sandy to Paducah, 200,000 men would be required.
A few changes of organization were made.
Slocum's corps, the Twelfth, and mine, the Eleventh, were consolidated, making a new Twentieth, and Hooker was assigned to its command.
I went at once to Loudon, east Tennessee, to take the Fourth Corps and relieve General Gordon Granger, to enable him to have a leave of absence.
Slocum was sent to Vicksburg, Missi
ns, as a great peace monument between the sections, exemplifying the beautiful sentiment which has united the country in spirit as well as in song.
Men who took part in battle of Craney Island, June 22, 1813.
Captain Arthur Emmerson,
First Lieutenant Parke G. Howle,
Second Lieutenant Thomas Godwin,
First Sergeant William P. Young,
Second Sergeant William Drury,
Third Sergeant James B. Butt,
Fourth Sergeant Samuel Livingston,
First Corporal William Moffett,
Second Corporal Daniel Cameron,
Third Corporal John M. Kidd.
Privates—Richard Atkinson, William Barber, Edward Carter, Benjamin Cox, James Deale, George Eames, T. L. Emmerson, James Foster, John Gourdie, James Hughes, Philip Hockaday, William Hoffler, Richard Keeling, Watson Kelly, John Lawton, Aaron Meadow, Abner Nash, John Newell, Samuel Owens, George Peel, John Pully, John Roper, Francis Souceedo, James H. Simmons, Nicholson Scott, George Sweeney, Nathaniel Walker, Joseph Whiterock.
Men who served in