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y departments now commanded respectively by General Hood, and Lieutenant General Taylor. You willy and truly yours, Jefferson Davis. (For General Hood). This order was most satisfactory, inaroad. The Twentieth Corps remains at Atlanta. Hood reached the road, and broke it up between Big Srned loose without home or habitation. I think Hood's movements indicate a diversion to the end of ions. Re-establish the road, and I will follow Hood wherever he maygo. I think he will move to Blu Sherman. Do you not think it advisable, now Hood has gone so far north, to entirely ruin him before starting on your proposed campaign? With Hood's Army destroyed, you can go where you please witd still believe, if you had started south while Hood was in the neighborhood of you, he would have bpatch is received. If I could hope to overhaul Hood, I would turn against him with my whole force; t in any direction; but I regard the pursuit of Hood as useless. Still, if he attempts to invade Mi[8 more...]
ondition of this railroad to transport the supplies for General Hood's Army. Most of the bridges between here and Okolonaf inspection to Corinth, Mississippi, I was informed by General Hood of the report just received by him, that Sherman would ary orders to meet the emergency, including an order to General Hood to send one division of cavalry (Jackson's) to reinforcountermand the campaign in Tennessee to pursue Sherman with Hood's Army for the following reasons: 1st. The roads and crty-five miles on comparatively good roads. The transfer of Hood's Army into Georgia could not have been more expeditious by. Under these circumstances, after consultation with General Hood, I concluded to allow him to prosecute with vigor his cHorne's Army of the Cumberland, vol. II, page 189. General Hood's rapid advance had been made with the hope of cutting llowing: New Orleans, La., October 20th, 1865. to General Hood. General:--The only body of United States troops on
an to press, and to his lateral lines were turned, in seemingly overwhelming convergence. To General Hood, the advantage so easily gained, premised the capture or destruction of the National Army, anet a great many of these men out, notwithstanding we have left the State. I have been with General Hood from the beginning of this campaign, and beg to say, disastrous as it has ended, I am not able to see anything that General Hood has done that he should not, or neglected anything that he should have done which it was possible to do. Indeed, the more that I have seen and known of him and his fferent. But I will not detain Colonel Johnson, except to say or rather to suggest that if General Hood is to command this Army, he should by all means be permitted to organize the Army according t will be debarred the benefit of General Order No. I from Army headquarters. By command of General Hood, A. P. Mason, Lieutenant Colonel, A. A. G. I regret that I have not this general order i
Chapter 18: Rashness Johnston Fabius Scipio. Before closing these pages, I request the privilege of correcting a false impression which has gained ground in my regard, and which is, I may say, the outcome of inimical statements of certain writers who have followed in the wake of Pollard and Johnston. General Sherman gives color to their charge of rashness as a commander, in the following passage: I did not suppose that General Hood, though rash, would venture to attack fortified places like Allatoona, Resaca, Decatur and Nashville; but he did so, and in so doing, played into our hands perfectly. Sherman's Memoirs, vol. II, page 167. And yet from other portions of his Memoirs it will be seen that I did not attack either Resaca, Decatur, or Nashville. My official report will also show that Major General French assaulted Allatoona, whilst under discretionary orders. Thus, in none of these instances is General Sherman correct. Touching this same accus
Appendix. General Hood's report. The operations of the Army of Tennessee.Richmond, Va., Ftroops that had followed them from Adairsville, Hood leading on the right. When the corps had advanone of his staff officers reported to Lieutenant General Hood that the enemy was approaching on the. Soon after dark Lieutenant Generals Polk and Hood expressed to me decidedly the opinion formed upishing was kept up on the 28th (May); Lieutenant General Hood was instructed to put his corps in poom right to left. On the 29th (May), Lieutenant General Hood, finding the Federal left covered by cordingly reported to General Hardee at General Hood's headquarters; was advised that General Hardeetenant General Stewart, of operations under General Hood. headquarters, Stewart's Corps, A. Oforps from July 18th, 1864, the day on which General Hood took command of the Army of Tennessee, to St, Hardee's in the centre, Cheatham's, formerly Hood's, on the right of the Army. On the morning of[2 more...]
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