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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
open to us, I would not hesitate to cross the State of Georgia with sixty thousand men, hauling some stores, and depending on the country for the balance. Where a million of people find subsistence, my army won't starve; but, as you know, in a country like Georgia, with few roads and innumerable streams, an inferior force can so delay an army and harass it, that it would not be a formidable object; but if the enemy knew that we had our boats in the Savannah River I could rapidly move to Milledgeville, where there is abundance of corn and meat, and could so threaten Macon and Augusta that the enemy would doubtless give up Macon for Augusta; then I would move so as to interpose between Augusta and Savannah, and force him to give us Augusta, with the only powder-mills and factories remaining in the South, or let us have the use of the Savannah River. Either horn of the dilemma will be worth a battle. I would prefer his holding Augusta (as the probabilities are); for then, with the Sav
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
t Mr. Hill, after reaching his home at Madison, went to Milledgeville, the capital of the State, and delivered the message tous in part by hearsay: Executive Department, Milledgeville, Georgia, September 10, 1864. General J. B. Hood, commandincalled a special session of the Legislature, to meet at Milledgeville, to take into consideration the critical condition of a be in our possession, I should be tempted to march for Milledgeville and Augusta; but I must first secure what I have. Jeffernor Brown. The militia are on furlough. Brown is at Milledgeville, trying to get a Legislature to meet next month, but heto meet Wright at Rome, and then go back to Madison and Milledgeville. Great efforts are being made to reenforce Hood's arville. I prefer for the future to make the movement on Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Hood now rests twenty-four mileoga forward, and that we strike out with our wagons for Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Until we can repopulate Georgia
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
at our intended destination, or objective, Milledgeville, the capital of Georgia, distant southeast The time allowed each column for reaching Milledgeville was seven days. I remained in Atlanta duriltivated country, about ten miles short of Milledgeville, and was deploying his troops for camp whehe left wing was all united, in and around Milledgeville. From the inhabitants we learned that somhe place where the branch railroad came to Milledgeville from the Macon & Savannah road. The first h the right wing at Gordon. The people of Milledgeville remained at home, except the Governor (Brod bridge, which we promptly secured. At Milledgeville we found newspapers from all the South, aner. Kilpatrick's cavalry was brought into Milledgeville, and crossed the Oconee by the bridge neard succeeded in getting ahead of us between Milledgeville and Augusta; and General W. J. Hardee had re the public buildings there as we did at Milledgeville. I have been so busy lately that I have[5 more...]