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gton supplied the demand, minus twelve hundred men. Three armies were united under Sherman, viz.: the army of the Cumberland, Maj.-Gen. Thomas commanding; the army of the Tennessee, Maj.-Gen. McPherson commanding; and the army of the Ohio, Maj.-Gen. Schofield commanding. The effective strength of these three armies was 98,797 men, and two hundred and fifty-four guns. Fortunately for the Confederacy the military genius of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had been called again, although unwillingly, i with the onward movement of Grant in Virginia, Sherman began his grand march into Georgia. The Federal advance was in three columns-Thomas moving in front, direct upon Johnston's centre at Dalton, with his advance at Ringgold and Tunnel Hill; Schofield from Cleveland thirty miles northeast of Chattanooga, via Red Clay, on the Georgia line, to unite with Thomas; and McPherson, by a flank movement of some forty or fifty miles upon Johnston's lines of communications at Resaca, a station on the
es the great opportunity of the campaign at Spring Hill. Schofield effects a retreat to Franklin. battle of Franklin. herot of Atlanta; Thomas, in the centre, was at Couch's; and Schofield, on the left, was near Rough-and-Ready, still closer to Ae rear, under Gen. Thomas, and, at the same time, sending Schofield, Newton, and Corse to take up different points in the reaAlabama to Tennessee. He pushed forward as if to cut off Schofield's retreat from Pulaski; this Federal commander having taksurrounding country, while Thomas remained at Nashville. Schofield fearing that his position was about to be flanked, abandod from despatches captured at Spring Hill, from Thomas to Schofield, that the latter was instructed to hold that place till toroa. Thus Hood knew that it was all-important to attack Schofield before he could make himself strong, and that if he shoulThe next morning Gen. Hood advanced upon Nashville, where Schofield had retreated, and where Thomas lay with his main force.
its terrible fire. Gen. Bragg evacuates Wilmington. Grant's instructions to Schofield to co-operate with Sherman. the campaign in North Carolina. Sherman moves aagg engages the enemy near Kinston. success of the Confederates. arrival of Schofield and Terry at Goldsboroa. Sherman pushes on there. Gen. Johnston's command, pearance of Porter's fleet before it, in conjunction with a land force under Schofield moving up both sides of the river. Wilmington was occupied without resistanctate of North Carolina, was constituted into a new military department, and Gen. Schofield, whose corps had been transferred here from the Tennessee lines, was assignafter a faint attack, drew off. On the 14th, this body of the enemy, under Schofield, crossed the Neuse River, occupied Kinston, and entered Goldsboro on the 21stJohnston's purpose, to cripple Sherman before he could effect a junction with Schofield, had been a most creditable affair for the Confederates. With fourteen thous