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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
march through to Mobile, holding Atlanta and Montgomery as intermediate points, but the Union forcescure, to be that from Chattanooga to Mobile, Montgomery and Atlanta being the important intermediatts from which to operate against Atlanta and Montgomery. They are objectionable as starting points that from Chattanooga to Mobile, Atlanta and Montgomery being the important intermediate points. annah would not be a better line than Selma, Montgomery, and Mobile. I think Savannah might be takef Atlanta, and related to a move beyond upon Montgomery: near Atlanta, August 17, 1864. Majement. I could easily open communication to Montgomery, but I doubt if you will have troops enough uld control the Alabama River from Mobile to Montgomery. * * * * I will keep the enemy about Mobilegranted that I have shot off toward Opelika, Montgomery and Mobile Bay or Pensacola. The followthrown into Pensacola, and marched north on Montgomery to meet an equal number to be sent from the [1 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 18: (search)
rces in the South, though still holding the fortifications at Mobile, have been unable to prevent the fall of Selma and Montgomery in Alabama, and of Columbus and Macon in Georgia, with their magazines, workshops, and stores of supplies. The army der General Forrest. The enemy are so far superior in numbers that they have occupied within the last few weeks Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, and Macon, and could continue their career of devastation through Georgia and Alabama without our being ableby-paths and cross-roads which lead to their homes, together with the recent successes of the enemy, the fall of Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, and Macon, his forces in the field and his vast resources, all dictate the admission I have made. I do nona, and move almost at will through the other States to the east of the Mississippi. They have recently taken Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, Macon, and other important towns, depriving us of large depots of supplies and of munitions of war. Of the s