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general-in-chief, he said to Halleck: I look upon the next line for me to secure to be that from Chattanooga to Mobile, Montgomery and Atlanta being the important intermediate points. . . Mobile would be a second base. A copy of this letter was sente, the Alabama river should be possessed by us in connection with my movements. I could easily open communication with Montgomery. On the 4th of September, after Atlanta had fallen, he proposed that he and Canby should each be reinforced by fifty tthe Savannah river, is a hundred and fifty miles from its mouth, and a hundred and seventy-five miles east of Atlanta; Montgomery, on the Alabama, is a hundred and fifty miles southwest of Atlanta, and two hundred from Mobile. Grant's idea now wasm here. The question is whether, under such circumstances, Augusta and Savannah would not be a better line than Selma, Montgomery, and Mobile. I think Savannah might be taken by surprise with one corps from here, and such other troops as Foster cou
t point would be the terminus of his march; and in this last despatch to the general-in-chief, Sherman said: If I start before I hear further from you, or before further developments turn my course, you may take it for granted that I have moved via Griffin to Barnesville; that I break up the road between Columbus and Macon good, and then, if I feign on Columbus, will move via Macon and Millen to Savannah; or if I feign on Macon, you may take it for granted I have shot off towards Opelika, Montgomery, and Mobile bay or Pensacola. He concluded: I will not attempt to send couriers back, but trust to the Richmond papers to keep you well advised. . . I will see that the road is broken completely between the Etowa and the Chattahoochee, and that Atlanta itself is utterly destroyed. On the 7th, he said: By the 10th, the election will be over, the troops all paid, and all our surplus property will be back to Chattanooga. On that day or the following, if affairs should remain as now in
has gone west to gather up what he can save from Hood's army, to bring against Sherman. If this be the case, Selma and Montgomery can be easily reached. I do not believe, though, that General Thomas will ever get there from the north. He is too po an independent campaign, looking to the capture of Mobile first, if the job does not promise to be too long a one, and Montgomery and Selma, and the destruction of all roads, machine-shops, and stores the main object. The two last-named places wereCanby, from Mobile bay, with about eighteen thousand mixed troops—these three latter pushing for Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Montgomery, and Sherman, with a large army eating out the vitals of South Carolina—is all that will be wanted to leave nothing fory railroads, machine-shops, etc., not to build them. Take Mobile and hold it, and push your forces to the interior, to Montgomery and to Selma. Destroy railroads, rolling stock, and everything useful for carrying on the war, and, when you have done
together his numbers amounted to seven thousand. On the 1st of April, Wilson encountered this enemy at Ebenezer Church, and drove him across the Cahawba river in confusion. On the 2nd, he attacked and captured the fortified city of Selma, took thirty-two guns and three thousand prisoners, and destroyed the arsenal, armory, machine-shops, and a vast quantity of stores. On the 4th, he captured and destroyed Tuscaloosa. On the 10th, he crossed the Alabama river, and, on the 14th, occupied Montgomery, which the enemy had abandoned. Here he divided his force, sending one portion upon West Point, and the other against Columbus, in Georgia. Both these places were assaulted and captured on the 16th of April, the latter by a gallant night attack, in which Generals Upton and Winslow particularly distinguished themselves. This was the last battle of the war. On the 21st, Macon was surrendered, with sixty field guns, twelve thousand militia-men, and five generals, including Howell Cobb,
subject, and perhaps his plan of future operations has already been decided upon. At one time he seemed most decidedly of opinion that he ought to operate by Montgomery and Selma, and connect himself with Canby and Farragut on the Alabama river, thus severing the northern part of Georgia and Alabama, and almost Mississippi, froThe Alabama river is more navigable for our gunboats than the Savannah. 5th. The line is more defensible for General Canby's troops than the other. 6th. Montgomery, Selma, and Mobile are, in a military point of view, more important than Augusta, Millen, and Savannah. 7th. Mobile can be more easily captured than Savannay in the Confederacy. Slave labor has been but very little disturbed in this section, and the large crops of this year are being collected at Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, and other points for the use of the rebel army. By moving on that line they will be converted to our use or be destroyed; by moving on Augusta they will be l
the United States from April 8 to December 30, 1865. date of ReportWhere SurrenderedCanonSmall-Armsremarks April 11, 1865Army of the James26310,000Lee's army. May 31, 1865Army of the Potomac25122,633 Sept 12, 1865Richmond and Petersburg175 July 27,165Department of North Carolina566,042Johnston's army. July 25, 1865Greensboro, Charlotte, N C1688,424 May 31,165Department of Kentucky99Taylor Aug 31 1865Mt Vernon Arsenal, Ala911,400 I)ec 9, 1865Macon, Ga14028,163 Dec 9, 1865Selma and Montgomery, Ala105353 Dec 9, 1865Jackson, Miss1,235 July 27, 1865Shreveport, La, and Marshall, Tex174,024Smith Aug 16, 1865Baton Rouge Arsenal, La694400 Dec 30, 1865Vicksburg and Yazoo City, Miss143 Dec 30, 1865Vicksburg Miss4595 Dec 30, 1863Trans-Mississippi Department204 The records of the Ordnance Office do not show from what general the surrendered arms, etc., were received, except in the case of Johnston's army to General Sherman. ordnance office, War Department, December 30, 1880.
mmand in, II. 30. Mississippi, proposal to bring, into Union, i., 416. Mississippi river military importance of, i., 123; rebel fortifications on, 124; Sherman's expedition, December, 1862, 135, tortuous course of, 157; forests and jungles of, 158. Mississippi squadron, saved by Bailey, II., 78. Mississippi valley, character of, i., 156. Mobile, proposed capture of, i., 412, 413; Canby's force before, III., 637; capture of Spanish Fort and Blakely, 637 evacuation of, 637. Montgomery, occupation of, III., 635. Mott General G., at battle of the Wilderness, II., 110-121; at Spottsylvania, 166, 167; at Deep Bottom and Bailey's creek, 507. Mower, General Joseph A., command transferred to Tennessee, III., 154; at Bentonsville, 431. Murphy, Colonel R. C., abandons Iuka, i., 110; surrenders Holly Springs, 138; cashiered, 139. Nashville, battle of, III., 249-279. Nashville, situation at, in December, 184, III., 210-234; topography of, 249. National army, righ