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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
ng at Paducah a division for myself when allowed to take the field, which I had been promised by General Halleek. His purpose was evidently to operate up the Tennessee River, to break up Bear Creek Bridge and the railroad communications between the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, and no doubt lie was provoked that Generals Grant and Smith had turned aside to Nashville. In the mean time several of the gunboats, under Captain Phelps, United States Navy, had gone up the Tennessee as far as Florence, and on their return had reported a strong Union feeling among the people along the river. On the 10th of March, having received the necessary orders from General Halleck, I embarked my division at Paducah. It was composed of four brigades. The First, commanded by Colonel S. G. Hicks, was composed of the Fortieth Illinois, Forty-sixth Ohio, and Morton's Indiana Battery, on the boats Sallie List, Golden Gate, J. B. Adams, and Lancaster. The Second Brigade, Colonel D. Stuart, was compos
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
at Eastport with the aid of the gunboats, and to move to Florence. About the same time, I received the general orders assito employ water transportation to Nashville, Eastport, or Florence. If you reoccupy the passes of Lookout Mountain, whichson I crossed on the 1st of November, and rode forward to Florence, where I overtook Ewing's division. The other divisions followed rapidly. On the road to Florence I was accompanied by my staff, some clerks. and mounted orderlies. Major Ezra Toung Taylor and another of the clerks, and after reaching Florence, Major Taylor heard of the capture of his son, and learneat home, I sent for three or four of the principal men of Florence (among them a Mr. Foster, who had once been a Senator in ) as rapidly as possible at Eastport, and push forward to Florence, which he did; and the same day a messenger from General person I crossed, and passed to the head of the column at Florence on the 1st of November, leaving the rear divisions to be
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
er, estimated at four thousand; and near Florence, Alabama, watching the crossings of the Tennesseee south side of the Tennessee River, opposite Florence, where he was compelled to remain nearly a mon Hood (then on the Tennessee River, opposite Florence) and Forrest, opposite Johnsonville. On th crossed the Tennessee River four miles above Florence, and that he had endeavored to stop him, but the old railroad-piers, four miles above Florence, Alabama, which is below Muscle Shoals and above front. General Hood remained still at Florence, Alabama, occupying both banks of the Tennessee Rooner than flood could possibly march up from Florence. Meantime, General F. P. Blair had rejoineoner than General Hood could possibly do from Florence, so that he was perfectly satisfied with his ditional news to report from the direction of Florence. I am now convinced that the greater part of Beauregard's army is near Florence and Tuscumbia, and that you will have at least a clear road be[2 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
the 12th of November was full of confidence, in which he promised me that he would ruin Hood if he dared to advance from Florence, urging me to go ahead, and give myself no concern about Hood's army in Tennessee. Why he did not turn on him at Fran. As before described, General Hood had three full corps of infantry — S. D. Lee's, A. P. Stewart's, and Cheatham's, at Florence, Alabama--with Forrest's corps of cavalry, numbering in the aggregate about forty-five thousand men. General Thomas was he Fourth and Twenty-third, under the general command of Major-General J. M. Schofield, at Pulaski, directly in front of Florence, with the three brigades of cavalry (Hatch, Croxton, and Capron), commanded by Major-General Wilson, watching closely fo's movement was probably hurried by reason of my advance into Georgia; for on the 17th his infantry columns marched from Florence in the direction of Waynesboroa, turning Schofield's position at Pulaski. The latter at once sent his trains to the rea
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
in fact, evacuated by General Hardee on the 18th of February, and was taken possession of by a brigade of General Foster's troops, commanded by General Schimmelpfennig, the same day. Hardee had availed himself of his only remaining railroad, by Florence to Cheraw; had sent there much of his ammunition and stores, and reached it with the effective part of the garrison in time to escape across the Pedee River before our arrival. Wilmington was captured by General Terry on the 22d of February; bud which could not be removed. I was satisfied, from inquiries, that General Hardee had with him only the Charleston garrison, that the enemy had not divined our movements, and that consequently they were still scattered from Charlotte around to Florence, then behind us. Having thus secured the passage of the Pedee, I felt no uneasiness about the future, because there remained no further great impediment between us and Cape Fear River, which I felt assured was by that time in possession of our f