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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
appropriate place for such publications than the Southern Historical Society Papers, and that no better way of vindicating the truth of our history can be devised than by giving these Papers a hearty support. A rebel Major-General as commander of one of the divisions of the procession, at the approaching inauguration of President Garfield, has excited the ire of the Union veterans in Washington, who have resolved not to march in the procession unless the outrage is removed. General W. T. Sherman, chief marshall, appointed the offending marshall (General C. W. Field), and insists upon retaining him, and it remains to be seen what the veterans will do. For our part we hope the gallant Confederate will relieve the minds of the veterans [we should like to know how many of them were real veterans and not bounty jumpers or boom proofs ] by declining the honor of being marshall at all, and that the boys in gray will make themselves conspicuously absent from any such people so lo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the cavalry in Mississippi, from January to March, 1864.-report of General S. D. Lee. (search)
ce. I feel confident, however, that this gallant officer acted with judgment and to the best interests of the service. On the 24th I ordered General Jackson, with his own division and Ferguson's brigade, to move towards Canton and harass General Sherman, who was then retiring from Meridian towards Vicksburg. General Jackson encountered the enemy near Sharon, driving in his foraging parties and hastening his march to Vicksburg. His work was well done, capturing about 2C wagons, and killinge Yazoo river. I cannot speak in too high terms of the officers and men of my command. They were in the saddle almost continually from the 1st of February to the 4th of March, undergoing great fatigue and fighting a large army of infantry (for Sherman had only a brigade of cavalry with him), with a gallantry and spirit which cannot be too highly commended. I would especially commend to the favorable notice of the Lieutenant-General commanding, the good conduct and soldierly qualities of Brig
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's advance on Meridian — report of General W. H. Jackson. (search)
Sherman's advance on Meridian — report of General W. H. Jackson. Headquarters cavalry division, Benton, Miss., March 21, 1864. Major,--In compliance with orders from the Major-General commanding I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command, consisting of three brigades, commanded respectively by Brigadier-Generals Wirt Adams, L. S. Ross, and Colonel P. B. Starke, during the late advance of Sherman's army from Big Black to Meridian and its return to Vicksburg. The enemy commenced crossing Big Black on the afternoon of the 3d February; were met by Colonel Wood's regiment, Adams's brigade, near Champion Hill on thh, retired the day before, upon hearing of the approach of Major-General Lee's command. On the 24th, in compliance with orders, I moved my division in pursuit of Sherman's army, on way to Canton. I detached Ross's brigade at Kosciusko to proceed to and protect the Mississippi Central railroad and Yazoo country. February 27th w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Opinion of a United States officer of the Depopulation of Atlanta. (search)
the Depopulation of Atlanta. by Colonel J. H. Keatley. [In view of recent utterances by General Sherman, the following from advance sheets of a history of the war, will be read with interest.] egarded by the people of the North as ranking in importance with the conquest of Vicksburg, and Sherman's success hailed with extreme manifestations of joy. The city was a valuable railroad center ofand necessary manufactures, and its fall was a heavy and discouraging blow to the Confederacy. Sherman decided to give rest to his army, and therefore, instead of pressing his advantage in the fieldildren, who had the misfortune to have cherished homes and interests in the captured city. General Sherman notified General Halleck at Washington, on the 4th, of his intention to remove the inhabitastop the war. Fancy Sitting Bull, on the eve of General Custer's fatal campaign, saying to General Sherman as Commander of the United States Army, If you want peace, you must teach your white neighb
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
nderer — always blundering into success. General Sherman set fire to Columbia with his own hands, turing history. We carefully preserved General Sherman's speech before the Army of the Potomac, ll resist it always. Truly your friend, W. T. Sherman. The rebels more cruel than Sherman's Sherman's men! They burnt towns and General Sherman only an old cotton gin occasionally!! And this to prevenGeneral Sherman only an old cotton gin occasionally!! And this to prevent rebels from succeeding in their literary conspiracy to manufacture history !!! Will the reader plt drink? Or better still will he please read Sherman's Memoirs, Nichol's Great March to the sea, o the chimneys of burnt houses and called them Sherman's sentinels left to guard the scenes of his v, he said: If I had burned nineteen towns (as Sherman confesses he did) I should not care a straw iieth. But, perhaps, the explanation of General Sherman's anxiety is to be found in a letter we h gentleman of world-wide reputation who says: Sherman's recent attempts to relieve himself of the o[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Kennesaw Mountain. (search)
s confronted in its entire length by the Federal army under General W. T. Sherman. Johnston's command numbered 48,800, and that of Sherman, Sherman, by official reports, 112,800. The better to explain movements previous to assuming position on Kennesaw Mountain, I will make some extractmated from three to eight thousand. The following orders of General Sherman will explain the attack clearly, and the telegrams to General etta and the railroad in case of success. By order of Major-General W. T. Sherman. L. M. Dayton, Aid-de-Camp. Headquarters Military cost. Push your operations on the flank, and keep me advised. W. T. Sherman, Major-General Commanding. Headquarters Military division be hereafter. I hear Leggett's guns well behind the mountain. W. T. Sherman, Major-General Commanding. As nothing decisive was obtained by Sherman's attack, the firing slackened, except on the skirmish line. After dark the enemy withdrew to their main trenches, the roar of g
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Hood's Tennessee campaign. (search)
t in the West during the war. In the summer of 1864 General Sherman, with a large and victorious army, occupied Atlanta, tr be reinforced or retreat before the advancing columns of Sherman. Reinforcements could not be supplied, and an emergencycommanded a large force in Tennessee, which was protecting Sherman's rear and guarding his lines of communication and supplies. Should Sherman advance southward from Atlanta with Hood in front, Thomas could easily overrun Alabama and capture Selma, . It was determined to throw Hood's army in the rear of Sherman. and destroy the railroad, hoping thereby to draw ShermanSherman out, leaving a portion of his army in Atlanta, and give Hood an opportunity of fighting him in detail. The movement was madn successful, except no opportunity was given for engaging Sherman's forces in detail. It was then resolved to move Hood's aember, 1864. What stirring events were then happening! Sherman started on his march to the sea about the same day Hood st
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The work of the Southern Historical Society in Europe. (search)
ir,--I hope you have not forgotten your old Southern friend; but I have not received the Southern Historical Papers since the month of April. You know how deeply I am interested in your Papers, and how I appreciate the valuable military study they afford me. I am proud to say that the combined efforts of Heros Von Borcke and myself have brought it about that in the German-Prussian army nothing concerning the civil war in America is so in fashion as accounts of the deeds of Southrons. Sherman and Grant, the pets of ten years ago, are forgotten, and Lee, Jackson and Stuart are now the favorite heroes of our officers. Your friends will be interested by the statement that many of the Southern organizations have been a pattern for ours. For the first time the cavalry has studied Stuart's movements, and General Von Schmidt, the regenerator of our cavalry tactics, has told me that Stuart was the model cavalry leader of this century, and has questioned me very often about his mod