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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The failure to capture
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4.,
's march from Sherman Savannah to Bentonville. (search)
Sherman's march from Savannah to Bentonville. by Henry W. Slocum, Major-General, U. S. V. General sherman's army commenced its march from Atlanta to the sea on the morning of November 15th, and
t supply of food and ammunition, making this one of the happiest days experienced by the men of Sherman's army.
Preparations were at once commenced for assaulting the Confederate works, and were nea tered the city before daybreak on the 21st of December.
The fall of Fort McAllister placed General Sherman in communication with General Grant and the authorities at Washington, Prior to the capture of Savannah, the plan contemplated by General Grant involved the removal of the infantry of Sherman's army to City Point by sea. On December 6th General Grant wrote to Sherman:
My idea now is thSherman:
My idea now is that you establish a base on the sea-coast, fortify, and leave all your artillery and cavalry and enough infantry to protect them, and at the same time so threaten the interior
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