the 13th of December, he reopened it with Foster and the fleet.
In these thirty-one days he had utterly destroyed two hundred miles of railroad, breaking up every connection between the rebel forces east and west of Georgia.
No report from General Hood since the 20th ult.—Beauregard to Richmond, December 13. He had consumed the corn and fodder, as well as the cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry, in a region sixty miles wide, carried away more than ten thousand horses and mules, and liberated countless numbers of slaves.
Many of the stores and provisions were essential to the armies of Hood and Lee. The damage done to the state of Georgia he estimated at one hundred millions of dollars, of which twenty millions inured to the national advantage; the remainder was simple waste and destruction.
Sixty-five thousand men and thirty-five thousand animals had obtained abundant food for forty days, and the troops reached the coast, needing no provisions but bread.
They started with five thou
general command at West, III., 169; approves of Hood's advance into Tennessee, 203; summoned from thckade, efficiency of, III., 224, Blue Mountain, Hood at, III., 56
Bowen, General, defeat of at Po., 41; ordered to act against communications of Hood and Beauregard, 175; ordered to destroy factorirant at, i., 127; capture of by rebels, 138.
Hood, General J. B., supersedes J. E. Johnston, II.,7; crosses the Chattahoochee, 538 superseded by Hood, 539; recalled from retirement, III., 356; supeober, 1864 III., 79, at Fort Fisher, 312; under Hood, November 1864, 188; battle of Franklin, 212, bo Thomas's command, 186; in command in front of Hood, 187; defence of Columbia, 207; battle of Spriniver, 539; in front of Atlanta, 543; repulse of Hood, 544; besieges Atlanta, 542-546; situation in G169-173.
Taylor, General Richard, supersedes Hood, III.; 270; calls for more troops, 287; surrend at battle of Nashville, 253-258; in pursuit of Hood, 259; campaign into Alabama, 637, 638.