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Doc. 1.-Sherman's campaign. Report of Major-General Sherman. headquarters of the military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Savannah, Georgia, January 1, 1865. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Chief of Staff, Washington City, D. C.: General: I have the honor to offer my report of the operations of the armies under my command, since the occupation of Atlanta in the early part of September last, up to the present date. As heretofore reported, in the month of September the army of the Cumberland, Major-General Thomas commanding, held the city of Atlanta; the army of the Tennessee, Major-General Howard commanding, was grouped about East-Point; and the army of the Ohio, Major-General Schofield commanding, held Decatur. Many changes occurred in the composition of these armies, in consequence of the expiration of the time of service of many of the regiments. The opportunity was given to us to consolidate the fragments, reclothe and equip the men, and make preparation
hich of these will eventuate. The weather of the winter first, and the condition of the ground in spring, would permit little advantage to be derived from the presence of the army at Richmond until the middle of May. So that General Sherman has no reason to move in haste, but can choose such objects as he prefers, and take as much time as their attainment may demand. The department will learn the objects in view of General Sherman more precisely, from a letter addressed by him to General Halleck, which he read to me a few days since. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. A. Dahlgren, Rear-Admiral, Commanding S. A. B. Squadron. flag-steamer Philadelphia, Savannah River, Ga., Jan. 7, 1865. Despatch No. 16. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: I inclose extract of a note to me from General Sherman, which will advise the Department of the latest information which I have in regard to General Sherman's movements. The position whi
obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General Commanding. General Halleck to General McClellan. Headquarters of the army, Wharacter. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief, U. S. Army, General Lee to GeneGeneral Halleck. Headquarters army of the C. S., near Richmond, August 2. To the General Commanding the Army of the United S obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General Commanding. General Halleck to General Lee. Headquarters of the army, Washingcitizens. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief U. S. Army. General Lee to GenerGeneral Halleck. Headquarters army of the C. S., near Richmond, Va., Aug. 2, 1862. To the General Commanding the U. S. Army, servant, R. E. Lee, General Commanding. Reply of General Halleck. Headquarters of the army, Washington, August 9, m. They are returned herewith. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief, U. S. Army.
ring, were exchanged in the spring of 1864. It is true, as stated by Major-General Halleck, in his report of the fifteenth November, 1863, as General-in-Chief of le engaged in the construction of the dam, a despatch was received from Major-General Halleck, dated April thirtieth, as follows: Lieutenant-General Grant directs thf the navy was an indispensable condition and basis of the expedition. Major-General Halleck informed me, January eleventh, that he had been assured by the Navy Depral Steele to push straight to Shreveport. March fifth, I was informed by General Halleck, that he had no information of General Steele's plans, further than that hd information the twenty-sixth of March, dated the fifth of March, from Major-General Halleck, that he had directed General Steele to make a real move, as suggested ,) instead of a demonstration as he (Steele) thought advisable. In April, General Halleck informed me that he had telegraphed General Steele to cooperate with you (