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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
all, had foundered at sea, off the coast of Georgia, and that about sixty of the passengers had been providentially picked up by a Swedish bark, and brought into Savannah. The absolute loss of this treasure went to swell the confusion and panic of the day. A few days after, I was standing in the vestibule of the Metropolitan Hr-like-looking man, with a strong German or Swedish accent. lie said that he was sailing from some port in Honduras for Sweden, running down the Gulf Stream off Savannah. The weather had been heavy for some days, and, about nightfall, as he paced his deck, he observed a man-of-war hawk circle about his vessel, gradually loweringsailed from Aspinwall with the passengers and freight which left San Francisco on the 1st of September, and encountered the gale in the Gulf Stream somewhere off Savannah, in which she sprung a leak, filled rapidly, and went down. The passengers who were saved had clung to doors, skylights, and such floating objects as they could
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
's division in boats. Leaving my command there, I steamed down to Savannah, and reported to General Smith in person, who saw in the flooded T remained on the north side of Snake Creek, on a road leading from Savannah or Crump's Landing to Purdy. General C. F. Smith remained back at Savannah, in chief command, and I was only responsible for my own division. I kept pickets well out on the roads, and made myself familiarly his conduct after Donelson; and he too made his headquarters at Savannah, but frequently visited our camps. I always acted on the suppositto our lines, and reported the fact by letter to General Grant, at Savannah; but thus far we had not positively detected the presence of infank on board the Fanny Bullitt, I have permitted her to take them to Savannah. There is neither house nor building of any kind that can be useds well over on the left. lie also told me that on his way up from Savannah that morning he had stopped at Crump's Landing, and had ordered Le
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
on Kittoe of the volunteers (about Atlanta) as medical director; Major Henry Hitchcock joined as judge-advocate, and Captain G. Ward Nichols reported as an extra aide-de-camp (after the fall of Atlanta) at Gaylesville, just before we started for Savannah. During the whole month of April the preparations for active war were going on with extreme vigor, and my letter-book shows an active correspondence with Generals Grant, Halleck, Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield on thousands of matters of dettently, so that in no event could any part be detached to assist General Lee in Virginia; General Grant undertaking in like manner to keep Lee so busy that he could not respond to any calls of help by Johnston. Neither Atlanta, nor Augusta, nor Savannah, was the objective, but the army of Jos. Johnston, go where it might. [private and confidential.] headquarters armies of the United States, Washington, D. C., April 4, 1864. Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding Military Division of the
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
nt out detachments which struck the railroad leading from Macon to Savannah at Griswold Station, where they found and destroyed seventeen loco to divide them, sending one-half to Mobile, and the other half to Savannah. You could then move as proposed in your telegram, so as to threa 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 the maximum; that, after you get Wilmington, you should strike for Savannah and its river; that General Canby should hold the Mississippi Rivestart as soon as Wilmington is sealed to commerce, and the city of Savannah is in our possession. I think it will be found that the movemenfor such a purpose. If you will secure Wilmington and the city of Savannah from your centre, and let General Canby have command over the Missen to fill up my old regiments; and if you will fix a day to be in Savannah, I will insure our possession of Macon and a point on the river be
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
nother division to Rome. If I were sure that Savannah would soon be in our possession, I should be ke the movement on Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Hood now rests twenty-four miles south, on o destroy Atlanta and march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston, breaking roads and doing irrepith our wagons for Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is uselneral Thomas, and to march across Georgia for Savannah or Charleston, that I again telegraphed to Geuld be fully twenty-five per cent. I can make Savannah, Charleston, or the mouth of the Chattahooche I construed it to mean, Ossabaw Sound, below Savannah, which was correct. On the 16th I telegrapush into the heart of Georgia and come out at Savannah, destroying all the railroads of the State. f President Lincoln, which I received at Savannah, Georgia, and have at this instant before me, eve and I deliberately prepared for the march to Savannah, distant three hundred miles from Atlanta. A
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
is exception, and one or two minor cases near Savannah, the people did not destroy food, for they samns then pursued leisurely their march toward Savannah, corn and forage becoming more and more scarc River, fourteen and a half miles due west of Savannah, from which point we have roads leading to alh alone I can now reach it. If I had time, Savannah, with all its dependent fortifications, would the result of my demand for the surrender of Savannah, but, whether successful or not, shall not debeyond the outer line for the land-defense of Savannah) is, at the nearest point, at least four miler, and occupied that house during our stay in Savannah. He only reserved for himself the use of a cinscribe on its colors, at pleasure, the word Savannah or Nashville. The general commanding embracemply acknowledge its receipt. The capture of Savannah, with all its immense stores, must tell upon my army, now so perfect. The occupation of Savannah, which I have heretofore reported, completes [98 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
o present you as a Christmas-gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plhe present, will be grouped about the city of Savannah, looking to convenience of camps; General Slovision of the Mississippi, in the field, Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864. The city of Savand States. 3. The Mayor and City Council of Savannah will continue to exercise their functions, anf the Twentieth Corps, was the first to enter Savannah, that officer was appointed to command the ploposed, will do it. In addition to holding Savannah, it looks to me that an intrenched camp oughtl Slocum was ordered to turn over the city of Savannah to General J. G. Foster, commanding the Deparwar. Generals Easton and Beckwith remained at Savannah, in charge of their respective depots, with o cut off by the loss of the pontoon-bridge at Savannah, so that General Slocum had with him, not onlute by which his division entered the city of Savannah, being the first troops to occupy that city. [71 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
ed, the army designed for the active campaign from Savannah northward was composed of two wings, commanded resantially the same that had marched from Atlanta to Savannah. The same general orders were in force, and this near Sister's Ferry, forty miles above the city of Savannah, engaged in crossing the river, then much swollen.a-coast at Wilmington and Newbern. Before leaving Savannah I had sent to Newbern Colonel W. W. Wright, of theherman said, “Boys, you are weary, But to-day fair Savannah is ours!” Then sang we the song of our chieftain, about Goldsboroa, because his supply-vessels from Savannah were known to be rendezvousing at Morehead City. d our food. We have swept the country well from Savannah to here, and the men and animals are in fine condi invite a general battle, for we had been out from Savannah since the latter part of January, and our wagon-tred army in a civilized country. The distance from Savannah to Goldsboroa is four hundred and twenty-five mile
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
our situation that they seem inextricably united, and I understood from you at Savannah that the financial state of the country demanded military success, and would wle base of information and supply, and accordingly resolved to go in person to Savannah for that purpose. But, before starting, I received a New York Times, of Aprilto limit our negotiations to purely military matters; but, on the contrary, at Savannah he had authorized me to control all matters, civil and military. By this bu severed all the main arteries of life to our enemy, and Christmas found us at Savannah. Waiting there only long enough to fill our wagons, we again began a march 17889178 Pursuit of Hood, and back to Atlanta 270270  270270 From Atlanta to Savannah 283285  290287 From Savannah to Goldsboroa 425423  478420 From Goldsboroa toSavannah to Goldsboroa 425423  478420 From Goldsboroa to Washington, D. C. 430333  353370 Total distance in miles1101,5862,2893301782,0761,525 Compiled from campaign maps at headquarters Military Division of
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 24: conclusion — military lessons of the War. (search)
ng more powerful than can be accounted for on the theory of habit. Therefore I would always advise that the coffee and sugar ration be carried along, even at the expense of bread, for which there are many substitutes. Of these, Indian-corn is the best and most abundant. Parched in a frying-pan, it is excellent food, or if ground, or pounded and boiled with meat of any sort, it makes a most nutritious meal. The potato, both Irish and sweet, forms an excellent substitute for bread, and at Savannah we found the rice also suitable, both for men and animals. For the former it should be cleaned of its husk in a hominy block, easily prepared out of a log, and sifted with a coarse corn-bag; but for horses it should be fed in the straw. During the Atlanta campaign we were supplied by our regular commissaries with all sorts of patent compounds, such as desiccated vegetables, and concentrated milk, meat-biscuit, and sausages, but somehow the men preferred the simpler and more familiar forms