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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XVI (search)
Savannah. Your movements, therefore, will be independent of mine, at least until the fall of Richmond takes place. I am afraid Thomas, with such lines of road as he has to protect, could not prevent Hood going north. With Wilson turned loose with all your cavalry, you will find the rebels put much more on the defensive than heretofore. Sherman to Grant. October 11, 1864, 10 A. M. Hood moved his army from Palmetto Station across by Dallas and Cedartown, and is now on the Coosa River, south of Rome. He threw one corps on my road at Acworth, and I was forced to follow. I hold Atlanta with the Twentieth Corps, and have strong detachments along my line. These reduce my active force to a comparatively small army. We cannot remain now on the defensive. With 25,000 men, and the bold cavalry he has, he can constantly break my road. I would infinitely prefer to make a wreck of the road and of the country from Chattanooga to Atlanta, including the latter city, send back
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
k of the war, 513, 516 Confidential communications, 238 Confiscation, question of, in Missouri, 56;-58, 73, 92; authorized by Congress, July 17, 1862, 57; instructions to S. concerning, 92 Connasauga River, military operations on the, 126, 129 Conservatives, in Missouri, 57 Constitution of the United States. See U. S. Constitution. Contemporaneous military history, the logic of, 198 Cooper, Maj.-Gen. Joseph A., guarding Duck River, 213, 258; battle of Franklin, 225 Coosa River, military movements on, 315, 316, 318 Copperheads, in Missouri, 57, 107 Corinth, Miss., possible movement of Beauregard against Nashville from, 321 Cotton, encouraging the marketing of, 372, 373; restrictions on the trade in, 373 Couch, Maj.-Gen. Darius N., battle of Nashville, 245, 246, 269, 270, 291 Courage, in the American soldier, 183; proper restraint of, 362-364 ; its value in defense of a city, 457 Courts-martial, 463-466 Cowardice, distinguished from caution,