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
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.
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