s spies and guerillas in our rear and within our lines.—Halleck to Sherman, September 28, 1864. The obstinacy, even the heroism they displayeyed.
This rule, laid down by him, was applied with equal rigor by Sherman at the West,
When the rich planters of the Oconee and Savannah e our soldiers will suffer when there is abundance within reach.
—Sherman to Halleck, October 19, 1864. and Sheridan at the East; it was apprebels better than they themselves treat each other.
Halleck to Sherman, September 28. But it was always so. Wherever the enemy was in pos two thousand years ago, they called Northern barbarians.
But, as Sherman told the inhabitants of Atlanta, when he expelled them from their ting important battles and winning brilliant victories elsewhere.
Sherman had captured Atlanta, and Sheridan had overrun the Valley, while Ttheless, when events over the whole theatre of war were ripe; when Sherman should have reached a base, and the rebel army at the West be dest