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ssee. Please place all the garrison you can at Corinth, and have the railroad iron from there to Memphis taken up as close as possible to Memphis. Have not yet seen General Beauregard. Give me all the assistance you can to get my supplies to Tuscumbia. J. B. Hood, General. I proposed to move directly on to Guntersville, as indicated to General Taylor, and to take into Tennessee about one-half of Wheeler's cavalry (leaving the remainder to look after Sherman) and to have a depot of supplies at Tuscumbia, in the event I met with defeat in Tennessee. Shortly after my arrival at Gadsden, General Beauregard reached the same point; I at once unfolded to him my plan, and requested that he confer apart with the corps commanders, Lieutenant Generals Lee and Stewart, and Major General Cheatham. If after calm deliberation, he deemed it expedient we should remain upon the Alabama line and attack Sherman, or take position, entrench, and finally follow on his rear when he moved south,
es passed safely beyond, when I moved toward Tuscumbia, at which place I arrived on the 31st of Oct R. R. I had expected upon my arrival at Tuscumbia to find additional supplies, and to cross th General Beauregard remained two weeks at Tuscumbia and in its vicinity, during which interval tretary of War: [no. 38.]headquarters Tuscumbia, November 9th. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Richmond, dquarters Military Division of the West, Tuscumbia, Alabama, November 15th, 1864. General:--As yodquarters Military Division of the West, Tuscumbia, Alabama, November 17th, 1864. General:--Gener to say that a bridge about three miles from Tuscumbia on road to Cherokee, is now being constructedquarters Military Division of the West, Tuscumbia, Alabama, November 17th, 1864. General:--Generlorious results. I well knew the delay at Tuscumbia would accrue to the advantage of Sherman, asthe i6th of November, when about leaving Tuscumbia, Alabama, on a tour of inspection to Corinth, Mis[2 more...]
, 163. to oppose our small Army, which numbered less than twenty thousand (20,000) after deducting the force under Forrest at Murfreesboroa. I had had reason to hope that we would have received large accessions to our ranks in Tennessee. The following letter from Governor Isham G. Harris, written during the retreat and at the time the Army was approaching the Tennessee river, will indicate to what extent our ranks would have been recruited, had the campaign proved successful: Tuscumbia, Alabama, December 25th, 1864. his Excellency, Jefferson Davis. Sir:--I arrived here last night, leaving the Army some fifteen miles beyond the Tennessee river, on the Bainbridge route. Our stay in Tennessee was so short, and engagements so constant and pressing that we did not recruit to any considerable extent. If we could have remained there a few weeks longer, we could and would have recruited to a great extent. The men are there, and thousands were making their arrangements to join
would be considered a compulsory retreat. I thought the alternative clear that I should move upon Thomas. If I succeeded in beating him, the effect of Sherman's movement would not be great, and I should gain in men sufficiently to compensate for the damages he might inflict. If beaten, I should leave the Army in better condition than it would be if I attempted a retrograde movement against Sherman. Upon all these questions I had a full and free conference with General Beauregard at Tuscumbia. General Beauregard left it optional with me either to divide the Army, sending a part after Sherman, and to push on with the remainder, or to move forward at once against Thomas with the entire force. The Army I thought too small to divide. I so informed him, when he directed me by telegraph, to push forward at once. Forrest's cavalry joined me on the 21st of November, and the movement began, Major General Cheatham's Corps taking the road towards Waynesboroa, and the other two corps m