to execute your orders to the conclusion, and, when done, will with intense satisfaction leave to the civil authorities the execution of the task of which they seem so jealous.
But, as an honest man and a soldier, I invite them to go back to Nashville, for they will see some things and hear some things that may disturb their philosophy.
With sincere respect, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding.
P. S. As Mr. Stanton's most singular paper has been published, I demand that this also Lieutenant-General R. Taylor42,293
Army of the Trans-Mississippi Department, General E. K. Smith17,686
Paroled in the Department of Washington3,390
Paroled in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas13,922
Surrendered at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn5,029
Adjutant-General's office, January 3, 1881
General Breck to Author. War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington. July 29, 1868. Brevet Brigadier-General Adam Badeau, Headquarters, A
ops during investment by Bragg, 436; road to Nashville opened by Grant, 451; base of Sherman's Atla rebel batteries 239; closed above and below Nashville, 250.
Curtis, General N. M., at Fort Fish, 212; at Murfreesboro, 250; in retreat from Nashville, 260, 261.
Foster, General John G., assum
Granny White road rebel line of retreat at Nashville, III., 254, 259.
Grant, General Ulysses Soyalty to duty of, II., 462, 541; ordered to Nashville to command army of Cumberland, III., 249.
nders Holly Springs, 138; cashiered, 139.
Nashville, battle of, III., 249-279.
Nashville, sitNashville, situation at, in December, 184, III., 210-234; topography of, 249.
National army, right of suffrage210; battle of Franklin, 211-214; retires to Nashville, 214; at battle of Nashville, 251, 257; ordee, 202-210; orders Schofield's retreat to
Nashville, 214; further delay of; 215-242; Grant's per; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; sent to Nashville to collect cavalry, 163; difficulty in remou