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was sold in the market at a premium of 290 per cent.; and during Early's raid Halleck reported to Grant that not a man responded to the President's call for militias 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 issministration to carry on the war with an armed opposition in the loyal states.—Halleck to Grant, August, 1864. and, naturally enough, was dreaded by the government. lity, had been somewhat unwilling to entrust him with an independent command. Halleck in particular had declared that he was too inexperienced, and had urged this v the victory should be reaped at the West as well as the East, and inquired of Halleck: Has the news of General Sheridan's battle been sent to General Sherman? If nched, we must either manage to bring them back, or gain an advantage here. To Halleck he explained: When Sheridan commenced his movement, I thought it possible, tho
e 15th of January, two months before Grant became general-in-chief, he said to Halleck: I look upon the next line for me to secure to be that from Chattanooga to Mobea of reinforcing Granger before Mobile. On the 29th of August, Grant said to Halleck: I agree with you it would be hazardous and productive of no special good to srmy to fall back from its conquest. On the 12th of September, Sherman said to Halleck: There is a large abundance of forage in Alabama and Georgia, and independent you are. I shall give them another shake here before the end of the week. To Halleck, on the 28th of September, he telegraphed: Everything indicates that the enemy telegram was dated October 1st, and on the 4th, the general-in-chief wrote to Halleck: When this campaign was commenced nothing else was in contemplation but that on the coast; while Grant's campaign was countermanded, although too late, by Halleck, and he had to provide his own supplies. Grant moved with thirty-five thousan
ry much in earnest, and wrote the same day to Halleck: I strongly recommend General Grant to termining Waynesboroa and Rockfish Gap.—Sheridan to Halleck, Oct. 1. This information afterwards proved ue Ridge. On the 11th of October, he said to Halleck: After sending the Sixth corps and one divisih he directed should be sent to Sheridan; but Halleck added to the order and otherwise modified it ly to Sheridan, in whose independent judgment Halleck even yet appeared to have but little confidenercepted despatch, and telegraphed at once to Halleck: Sheridan should follow and break up Longstred guerillas in our rear and within our lines.—Halleck to Sherman, September 28, 1864. The obstinacythere is abundance within reach. —Sherman to Halleck, October 19, 1864. and Sheridan at the East; s might find means to supply their soldiers. Halleck justly remarked, at the time: We certainly arter than they themselves treat each other. Halleck to Sherman, September 28. But it was always s[2 more...
idan, and Thomas, and Canby, and Stanton, and Halleck, and the President; and after reading them, t, he issued full and detailed instructions to Halleck to provide supplies for Sherman on his arrivaed to the march to the sea. The telegrams to Halleck and Stanton he probably never saw, and those ourier brought me the cipher message from General Halleck which instructed me that the authorities y stores at Atlanta. On the 21st, he said to Halleck: The stores intended for Sherman might now behad authorized Sherman's movement, he said to Halleck: Thomas should be prepared to concentrate a fng, and on the 26th of October, Grant said to Halleck: An order, with an officer to see it enforced hostile to the movement from the beginning. Halleck also had presented to Grant an elaborate lett sent his last despatch. It was addressed to Halleck as chief of staff, but intended of course forsanction to Sherman's movement, Grant said to Halleck: I think it will be advisable now for General[2 more...]
ilson's force back from Louisville.—Thomas to Halleck, November 21. His only resource, he declared,r Sherman. On the 25th, Grant telegraphed to Halleck: I think it advisable to send orders to Misso will be here by to-morrow morning.—Thomas to Halleck, November 30. In his official report, date to him in cavalry. At ten P. M., he said to Halleck: Is it not possible now to send reinforcement 10.30 A. M., in obedience to Grant's orders, Halleck telegraphed to Thomas: Lieutenant-General Graoops for an attack at an earlier moment. General Halleck informs me you are much dissatisfied withbut on that day the general-in-chief directed Halleck: I think it probably will be better to bring he offensive. On the 14th, at 12.30 P. M., Halleck telegraphed, without Grant's knowledge, but dth how much gratification, your letter to General Halleck. I congratulate you and the brave officeurt by the persistent goading, and replied to Halleck at length, and with spirit: Your despatch of [10 more...]<
f Sherman's army by sea; and on the very day when Sherman was announcing his readiness to start, the general-in-chief gave him different directions. On the 16th, Halleck wrote to Sherman: Lieutenant-General Grant informs me that, in his last dispatch sent to you, he suggested the transfer of your infantry to Richmond. He now wishent, and, with such assistance as may be given you by General Foster and Admiral Dahlgren, operate from such base as you may establish on the coast. On the 18th, Halleck wrote again: When Savannah falls, then for another wide swath through the centre of the Confederacy. But I will not anticipate. General Grant is expected here this morning, and will probably write you his own views. As Halleck expected, Grant wrote, on the same day and at length, to Sherman: I did think the best thing to do was to bring the greater part of your army here, and wipe out Lee. The turn affairs now seem to be taking has shaken me in that opinion. I doubt whether you may no
were still opposed. On the 16th of December, Halleck wrote to Sherman, by Grant's order: Should yo of Sherman's army. As the rebels, continued Halleck, have probably removed their most valuable pr march. On the 7th of January, Grant said to Halleck: Order General Thomas, if he is assured of thn; and on the 30th of December, Grant said to Halleck: I have no idea of keeping idle troops at anyand on the 18th, the general-in-chief said to Halleck: I now understand that Beauregard has gone weMarch. On the 25th of January, Grant said to Halleck: When Canby is supplied, horses may be sent u As early as the 1st of March, he enquired of Halleck: Was not the order sent for Canby to organizean be kept broken. On the 13th, he said to Halleck: I received a letter from General Canby to-da once. On the 14th of March, Grant said to Halleck: Instruct General Gillmore that if Sherman st On the 24th, he covered all the ground. To Halleck, on this day, he said: I have no present purp[2 more...]
ch questions the President holds in his own hands, and will submit them to no military conferences or conventions. —Stanton to Grant, March 3d. See page 401. and Grant was ordered to proceed immediately to Sherman's Headquarters and direct in person operations against the enemy. Instructions were also sent in various directions to Sherman's subordinates to disregard his orders. Grant started before daybreak on the 22nd, and from Fort Monroe, at 3.30 P. M. the same day, he telegraphed to Halleck, who had been placed in command at Richmond: The truce entered into by Sherman will be ended as soon as I can reach Raleigh. Move Sheridan with his cavalry toward Greensboro, North Carolina, as soon as possible. I think it will be well to send one corps of infantry also, the whole under Sheridan. Arriving at Raleigh on the 24th, he informed Sherman as delicately as possible of the disapproval of his memorandum, and directed him to impose upon Johnston the same terms which had already bee
Appendix to Chapter XXVIII. General Halleck to General Grant. Washington, D. C., October 2, 1864. Lieutenant-General Grant, City Point: General: Some time since General Sherman asked my opinion in regard to his operations after the capture of Atlanta. While free to give advice to the best of my ability, I felt it my duty to refer him to you for instructions, not being advised of your views on that subject. I presume, from his dispatches, that you have corresponded upon the subjeever, to remark that I have taken every possible means to obtain correct information on the subject, and present these conclusions only after thorough examination and the most mature consideration. Very respectfully, your obedient 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 informed that an effort is
April 18, 1865. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, or Major-General Halleck, Washington, D. C.: General: I enclose herewith department has received the following dispatch from Major-General Halleck, commanding the Military Division of the James. Gen every direction. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Halleck to Secretary Stanton. Richmond, Virginia, April 26, 9stimated here at from six to thirteen million dollars. H. W. Halleck, Major—General commanding. General Sherman to Generoutrage has been enacted against me by Mr. Stanton and General Halleck. I care naught for public opinion; that will regulatelt. On arriving at Old Point, I met a dispatch from General Halleck, inviting me to his house in Richmond. I declined mos I came here via Petersburg, and have gone under canvas. Halleck had arranged to review my army in passing through Richmondrraignment of my motives and actions, at his endorsing General Halleck's insulting and offensive dispatch, and his studied si
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