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a basis for the national Democratic platform, the central points of which were that the right to take and hold slaves in the Territories could neither be impaired nor annulled, and that it was the duty of Congress to supply any deficiency of laws for its protection. Perhaps even more significant than these formulated doctrines was the pro-slavery spirit manifested in the congressional debates. Two months were wasted in a parliamentary struggle to prevent the election of the Republican, John Sherman, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, because the Southern members charged that he had recommended an abolition book; during which time the most sensational and violent threats of disunion were made in both the --louse and the Senate, containing repeated declarations that they would never submit to the inauguration of a Black Republican President. When the national Democratic convention met at Charleston, on April 23, 1860, there at once became evident the singular condition th
t Lincoln's memorandum-all quiet on the Potomac conditions in Kentucky Cameron's visit to Sherman East Tennessee instructions to Buell Buell's neglect Halleck in Missouri Following or active help; and General Anderson, exercising nominal command from Cincinnati, sent Brigadier-General Sherman to Nashville to confront Buckner, and Brigadier-General Thomas to Camp Dick Robinson, aggressive. When, a month later, Anderson, on account of ill health turned over the command to Sherman, the latter had gathered only about eighteen thousand men, and was greatly discouraged by the thousand before we were done. Great God! exclaimed Cameron, where are they to come from? Both Sherman's demand and Cameron's answer were a pertinent comment on McClellan's policy of collecting the the country at Washington to fight the one great battle for which he could never get ready. Sherman was so distressed by the seeming magnitude of his burden that he soon asked to be relieved; and
hward toward Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, and sent Sherman, with an expedition from Memphis, down the river to the moed a valuable experience to him, which he soon put to use. Sherman's expedition also met disaster. Landing at Milliken's Ben Having abandoned his railroad advance, Grant next joined Sherman at Milliken's Bend in January, 1863, where also Admiral Po troops. The considerable reinforcements under Hooker and Sherman coming up, put the besieging enemy on the defensive, and a to the north. Grant's plan in rough outline was, that Sherman, with the Army of the Tennessee, should storm the northernt worth noting. Beginning on the night of November 23, Sherman crossed his command over the Tennessee, and on the afterno All the forenoon of that day Grant waited eagerly to see Sherman making progress along the north end of Missionary Ridge, nd in order to send an immediate strong reinforcement under Sherman to relieve Burnside, besieged by the Confederate General L
Chapter 28. Grant Lieutenant General-interview with Lincoln Grant visits Sherman plan of campaigns Lincoln to Grant from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor the move to city Point siege of Petersburg early menaces Washington Lincoln under fire Sheridan in the Shenandoah valley The army rank of lieutenant-gethe commanding general to be. His short visit had removed several false impressions, and future experience was to cure him of many more. When Grant again met Sherman in the West, he outlined to that general, who had become his most intimate and trusted brother officer, the very simple and definite military policy which was to be followed during the year 1864. There were to be but two leading campaigns. Sherman, starting from Chattanooga, full master of his own movements, was to lead the combined western forces against the Confederate army under Johnston, the successor of Bragg. Grant would personally conduct the campaign in the East against Richmond,
Sherman to Lincoln Lincoln to Sherman Sherman's March through the Carolinas the burning ocarrying on his siege operations in Virginia, Sherman in the West was performing the task assigned y no means one of mere strategical maneuver. Sherman says that during the month of May, across neaommunications. But toward the end of August, Sherman's flank movements gained such a hold of the M but to order an evacuation. On September 3, Sherman telegraphed to Washington: Atlanta is of the Potomac before Petersburg. Greatly to Sherman's satisfaction, this order was soon revoked, the principal Confederate army in the West. Sherman now proposed to Grant that he would subject tte into the interior and form a junction with Sherman when he should arrive. Having had five wer roofs of buildings. On the night following Sherman's entrance, the wind rose to a gale, and neit of Washington. Still pursuing his march, Sherman arrived at Cheraw March 3, and opened communi[37 more...]
ocked and depressed the country; and its movement upon Petersburg, so far without decisive results, had contributed little hope or encouragement. The campaign of Sherman in Georgia gave as yet no positive assurance of the brilliant results it afterward attained. The Confederate raid into Maryland and Pennsylvania in July was the Chicago were blazing with Democratic torches, Hood was preparing to evacuate Atlanta; and the same newspaper that printed Vallandigham's peace platform announced Sherman's entrance into the manufacturing metropolis of Georgia. The darkest hour had passed; dawn was at hand, and amid the thanksgivings of a grateful people, and the joyful salutes of great guns, the presidential campaign began. When the country awoke to the true significance of the Chicago platform, the successes of Sherman excited the enthusiasm of the people, and the Unionists, arousing from their midsummer languor, began to show their confidence in the Republican candidate, the hopeless
nt Lee General-in chief J. E. Johnston Reappointed to oppose Sherman's March value of slave property gone in Richmond Davis's recom Joseph E. Johnston to the command of the army which was to resist Sherman's victorious march to the north. Mr. Seddon, rebel Secretary of W to abolish Early; while from the south the redoubtable columns of Sherman were moving northward with the steady pace and irresistible progred the work assigned him in the Shenandoah valley and joined either Sherman or the army at Petersburg. On March 24, however, at the very momewas to be lost. Sheridan reached City Point on the twenty-sixth. Sherman came up from North Carolina for a brief visit next day. The Presidbetween these famous brothers in arms and Mr. Lincoln; after which Sherman went back to Goldsboro, and Grant began pushing his army to the leed everywhere by the loving greetings of the soldiers. He had met Sherman when that commander hurried up fresh from his victorious march, an
turned to his army to begin negotiations with Sherman; and on the following day, April 14, Davis anboro to continue their journey southward. Sherman had returned to Goldsboro from his visit to Cld not be justified in such a capitulation as Sherman proposed, but suggested that together they miical question, had never been communicated to Sherman; while the very liberality of Grant's terms lage. They ordered Grant to proceed at once to Sherman's headquarters, and to direct operations agai and the James, issued to Meade, to disregard Sherman's truce and push forward against Johnston, ro that this outburst was uncalled for, offered Sherman the opportunity to correct the statement. Th Federal disapproval of his negotiations with Sherman, he disregarded Jefferson Davis's instruction on the same terms granted Lee at Appomattox; Sherman supplying, as did Grant, rations for the beatered, kept up so threatening an attitude that Sherman was sent from Washington to bring him to reas[12 more...]
In Washington it was a day of deep peace and thankfulness. Grant had arrived that morning, and, going to the Executive Mansion, had met the cabinet, Friday being their regular day for assembling. He expressed some anxiety as to the news from Sherman which he was expecting hourly. The President answered him in that singular vein of poetic mysticism which, though constantly held in check by his strong common sense, formed such a remarkable element in his character. He assured Grant that theeatly impressed by this story; but Grant, most matter-of-fact of created beings, made the characteristic response that Murfreesboro was no victory, and had no important results. The President did not argue this point with him, but repeated that Sherman would beat or had beaten Johnston; that his dream must relate to that, since he knew of no other important event likely at present to occur. Questions of trade between the States, and of various phases of reconstruction, occupied the cabinet