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. The greater number of men we have, the shorter and less sanguinary will be the war. These representations were heartily seconded by Halleck, and had their proper effect. A call for five hundred thousand troops was issued by the President. The call was for five hundred thousand men, but from this number were deducted those already raised, under previous calls, in excess of demand; so that in reality only about three hundred thousand were summoned at this time.—See Report of Provost-Marshal General Fry. The response, however, was slow, and if volunteering flagged, the draft must be resorted to. But, when the conscription was ordered, a year before, the enemies of the government had broken out into absolute riot and resistance, burning the houses of prominent citizens, murdering defenceless negroes, and shooting down national officers on duty and in their uniform, in the greatest city of the North. A renewal of these scenes was now threatened, The people in many parts of t
h upon Augusta. General Cobb concurs. Both Cobb and Beauregard, however, greatly underrated Sherman's force, neither estimating it higher than thirty-five thousand. On the 20th, communication was cut between Augusta and Macon, and on the 21st, Fry, the commander at Augusta, reported to the rebel Secretary of War: The enemy are coming towards this place; I can save most of the powder-works and machinery, if permitted. I can collect about three thousand men. Shall I attempt to move machinery? This day Hardee ordered all his available force from Macon to Augusta. On the 22nd, Fry reported: Twentieth and Fourteenth corps, under Slocum, form left of Sherman's army, and is moving from Oconee river. May move either on Augusta or Savannah. Sherman, however, as we have seen, had no intention of attacking either Macon or Augusta. On the 22nd of November, he rode into Milledgeville, where the Twentieth corps had already arrived; and during that day the entire left wing was united, w
servant, H. W. Halleck, Major-General, Chief of Staff. Rebel efforts in loyal States. General Townsend to General Fry.—(telegram.) Albany, New York, October 12, 164. Brigadier-General Fry, Provost-Marshal-General: I am just informedBrigadier-General Fry, Provost-Marshal-General: I am just informed that an effort is to be made to-day to capture the steamer Michigan, and release the prisoners on Johnson's Island, by a party that is to rendezvous at Port Keeler, said to be 2,000 strong. I have sent the persons bringing me the information dir be changed without notice at the place of registry. By command of Major-General John A. Dix. Captain Rogers to General Fry.—(telegram.) Buffalo, New York, October 30, 1864. Brigadier-General J. B. Fry, Provost-Marshal-General: The followBrigadier-General J. B. Fry, Provost-Marshal-General: The following telegram has just been received by me, dated Toronto, C. W., October 30, 1864. To Provost-Marshal, Buffalo: I have received information this afternoon, from a source which I think is entitled to confidence, that a party of Southern rebels
mmand, 379. Foster, General Robert S., at Deep Bottom, II., 473. Franklin, General W. B., in Red river campaign, II., 73; nominated by Grant to command four departments in one, 453. Franklin, battle of, III., 211-213. Fremont, Major-General J. C., in command of Western department, i., 10; appoints Grant to district of Southeast Missouri, 11; empowers Grant to take Paducah, 12; instructs Grant to make demonstrations on both sides of Mississippi, 14; superseded by Halleck 23. Fry, General in command of rebels at Augusta, III., 288. Gabions of cane and grape-vine at Vicksburg, i., 337. Gardner, General, surrenders Port Hudson to Banks, i., 392. Geary General Jno. W., at battle of Wauhatchie, 448-450; Lookout mountain, 497-501. Georgia, situation in, after fall of Atlanta III., 40; Sherman's plan for marching through, 42; Sherman destroys enemy's supplies, 222; rebel consternation at Sherman's progress in, 222; garrison of Wilmington ordered to, 223; alarm of re