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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
at the relations which the gigantic vigor of Sherman had established between his own army and the of Atlanta, gained in the midsummer of 1864, Sherman grasped one of the main ganglia of the Southe thorn in the side of an inferior man, was to Sherman an opportunity, and with one of those inspirahat is vast and grandiose in war. From Atlanta Sherman advanced, destroying the Southern railroays. It was now open to General Grant to unite Sherman's army with the army before Petersburg eitherion begun on the 1st of February, 1865, when Sherman crossed the Savannah into South Carolina. n a Moscow retreat, and when it was seen that Sherman, heading his columns northward towards Virgining to a junction with the troops confronting Sherman, he prepared to oppose such a resistance as wt. But this was to uncover the path by which Sherman might advance to unite with Grant. As this rg desideratum. Pressing forward his advance, Sherman, the 23d of March, reached Goldsborough, Nort[7 more...]