n earnest, and on the same day, October 13th, he issued full and detailed instructions to Halleck to provide supplies for Sherman on his arrival at the coast.
Vessels should be got ready loaded with grain, ordnance-stores, and provisions;—say two hundred thousand rations of grain and fifty thousand rations of provision, and one hundred rounds of ammunition for that number of infantry. . . Soon after it is known that Sherman has started south, these vessels should sail, and rendezvous at Ossabaw Sound.
I take it, the first supplies will have to be received by way of that river.
In the same despatch he gave directions for the coopera-tion of Canby and Foster, and added: Information should be got to Sherman of all preparations made to meet him on the sea-coast.
General Sherman was evidently unacquainted with the contents of these despatches when he wrote in his Memoirs, Vol.
II., page 166, that November 2nd was the first time that General Grant assented to the march to the sea.
of, i., 23.
Ord, General E. O. C., in pursuit of rebels at Hatchie river, i. 118; succeeds McClernand before Vicksburg, 863; in command of Eighteenth corps, II., 465; captures Fort Harrison, III., 71; wounded, 71; succeeds Butler in command of army of the James, 329; before Petersburg, 452, 501; final assault on Petersburg, 501-516; parallel advance to Appomattox with Sheridan and Meade, 546, 556, 558, 578, 584; at Rice's station, 573; at Appomattox, 598; at surrender of Lee, 602.
Ossabaw sound opened by Sherman, III., 263; Sherman's arrival at, 297.
Osterhaus, General P. J., battle of Champion's hill, i., 262; assault on Vicksburg, 320; battle of Lookout mountain, 499.
Paducah, seizure of?
Palmer, General I., movement against Weldon railroad, III., 226; movement to hinder reinforcement of Wilmington, 228, 235.
Pamunkey river, crossing of, II., 263-268; topography of surrounding country, 267.
Parke,: General J. G. at siege of Vicksburg, i., 358; in East