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constantly liable to interruption; and rumors were now afloat that Forrest was on his way to the same theatre, with the avowed purpose of comtion, he publicly announced that Atlanta was to be recovered; that Forrest was already on the national roads in Middle Tennessee; that Shermaake for Milledgeville and Augusta, but I must secure what I have. Forrest, however, was now rapidly advancing towards the railroad between Nade. He replied to Sherman's telegram: It will be better to drive Forrest from Middle Tennessee as a first step, and then do anything else tthem there from further East. On the same day, Sherman announced: Forrest has got into Middle Tennessee, and will, I feel certain, get on mymunications. He chose the last named course, and at the same time Forrest captured Athens and moved up into the interior of Tennessee, threal be a physical impossibility to protect the roads, now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils are turned loose without h
s to concentrate Hood crosses the Tennessee Forrest moves into West Tennessee forces of Thomas threatening the invasion of Tennessee, while Forrest had crossed the Tennessee river, captured Athpted an invasion of Tennessee, or those under Forrest are approaching the Ohio river, you will sendat less than forty thousand men, exclusive of Forrest's cavalry, while Thomas, he said, had at leas water being low, are able to cross at will. Forrest seems to be scattered from Eastport to Jackso most of his orders still came from Sher man. Forrest had already captured Athens and a few isolate idea as Grant. On the 9th of October, after Forrest had escaped from Tennessee, he directed Thomauard the Tennessee from Decatur to Eastport. Forrest's pickets, he said, are on the south bank of November, to have been 30,600, not including Forrest's cavalry. There is no actual return of ForrForrest's command in existence later than that of July 30, 1864, when he reported his effective total a[8 more...]
et my cavalry, I will march against Hood. If Forrest can be found, he will be punished. Youet my cavalry, I will march against Hood. If Forrest can be found, he will be punished. Thomas to im to send a division forward again, and hold Forrest in check till the troops and trains could alls, so they can get their pay? It looks as if Forrest will flank around Thomas, until Thomas is equerland Gap and Knoxville. Nothing heard from Forrest, but General Wilson is looking after him, andof a cavalry force sufficient to contend with Forrest. On the same day, he reported: The enemy made 5th, he telegraphed: Is there not danger of Forrest moving down the Cumberland to where he can cr cavalry as rapidly as possible to look after Forrest, Hood should be attacked where he is. Time st before the battle of Nashville, and in which Forrest had been repelled. On the 19th, the Secret close, and which is now in addition aided by Forrest's cavalry. Although my progress may appear s[27 more...]
ly anxious to hear of your forces getting to the interior of Alabama. I send Grierson, an experienced cavalry commander, to take command of your cavalry. . . . . Forrest seems to be near Jackson, Mississippi; and if he is, none but the best of our cavalry commanders will get by him. Thomas was directed to start a cavalry force from Eastport, Mississippi, as soon after the 20th of February as possible, to move on Selma, Alabama, which would tend to ward Forrest off. He promised to start it by that day, but I know he did not, and I do not know that he has yet started it. He then proceeded to lay down a few general remarks on strategy, embodying some of thhim use all exertion to get off during the first favorable weather we may have. It is a great pity that our cavalry should not have taken advantage of Hood's and Forrest's forces being on furlough. They could have fed on the enemy, and where they could have collected their own horses. Yet it was to collect and equip this cavalry
e Steele invested Blakely, above the town. Both these places were taken on the 9th of April, Blakely by assault, and after severe and gallant fighting on both sides; and on the 11th, Mobile was evacuated. In these operations two hundred guns were captured, and four thousand prisoners; but the bulk of the garrison, nine thousand in number, escaped. Wilson's command, consisting of twelve thousand five hundred mounted men, marched south from the Tennessee river into the heart of Alabama. Forrest was in front with a motley force, made up of conscripts and local militia: old men and boys, clergymen, physicians, editors, judges—the people usually left behind in time of war. To these the rebel commander added two or three thousand cavalry-men, and altogether his numbers amounted to seven thousand. On the 1st of April, Wilson encountered this enemy at Ebenezer Church, and drove him across the Cahawba river in confusion. On the 2nd, he attacked and captured the fortified city of Selma
as I can, I will use my influence that rebels shall suffer all the personal punishment prescribed by the law, as also the civil liabilities arising from their past acts. What we now want is the new form of law by which common men may regain the positions of industry, so long disturbed by the war. I now apprehend that the rebel armies will disperse, and, instead of dealing with six or seven states, we will have to deal with numberless bands of desperadoes, headed by such men as Mosby, Forrest, Red Jackson, and others, who know not and care not for danger and its consequences. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding. General Sherman to Secretary Stanton. Headquarters, military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 25, 1865. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington: dear sir: I have been furnished a copy of your letter of April 21st to General Grant, signifying your disapproval
apture of, i., 148. Army, national, at commencement of war, i., 3. Athens, capture of, by Forrest, III., 57, 152, 181. Atlanta, objective point of Sherman, II., 35, 533; campaign against, IIrland mountains, the, i., 42; loyalty of the inhabitants of, 426. Cumberland river danger of Forrest moving down, II., 233; closed by rebel batteries 239; closed above and below Nashville, 250. ort Donelson, i, 48. Foote, Admiral, at Fort Henry, i., 27-31; Fort Donelson, 35, 41, 42. Forrest, General N. B., in West Tennessee, i., 138; capture of Holly Springs, 138; chased out of West TI., 17; contrasted with Grant, 19-24; anxiety of, in regard to supplies, 50; operations against Forrest, 54; relations to Red river campaign, 68, 70-76; his part in the general plan of 1864, 34, 36, battle of Bentonsville, 430. Smith, General A. J., in Red river campaign, II., 59-72; beats Forrest in West Tennessee, 459; transferred to Thomas's command, II., 41, 154; delay in movement of, 19