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iginal plan Grant first suggests movement to Savannah, instead of Mobile Sherman promptly accepts e of rebels Sherman again suggests moving to Savannah, leaving Thomas to contend with Hood Grant a for Major-General Canby's troops to act upon Savannah, while you move on Augusta. I would like to hbile. Grant's idea now was for Canby to take Savannah, at the mouth of the river of that name, and , sending one half to Mobile and the other to Savannah. You could then move as proposed in your telacon, as also to Augusta. If I was sure that Savannah would be in our possession, I would be tempteaid: I want Appalachicola arsenal taken, also Savannah, and if the enemy does succeed in breaking upmiles in the rear, and take Appalachicola and Savannah, a thousand miles away, in front, show the abroy Atlanta, and then march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston, breaking roads and doing irrepld be reached. It was not to Augusta, but to Savannah, that Sherman now proposed to move, and it mi[12 more...]
south, stores will be shipped to Hilton Head, where there are transports ready to take them to Savannah. In case you go south, I would not propose holding anything south of Chattanooga, certainly noads that the enemy will be effectually cut in two for several months, by which time Augusta and Savannah can be occupied. Rawlins, however, was intensely opposed to the proposed march of Sherman, aen Columbus and Macon good, and then, if I feign on Columbus, will move via Macon and Millen to Savannah; or if I feign on Macon, you may take it for granted I have shot off towards Opelika, Montgomerouth Carolina, was directed to send a force to destroy the railroad in Sherman's front, between Savannah and Charleston. I think it would have a good effect to make the attempt . . even if it should xperienced strategist. Supplies had already been ordered from Washington to the neighborhood of Savannah, but clothing for sixty thousand men as well as rations for thirty days, and forage for fifteen
me day Beauregard telegraphed the news to Richmond: Sherman is about to move with three corps from Atlanta to Augusta, or Macon, thence probably to Charleston or Savannah, where a junction may be formed with enemy's fleet. On the 19th, he announced again: Enemy are turning their columns on shortest road to Macon, and scouts . . ope to get control of the only two through routes from East to West, possessed by the enemy before the fall of Atlanta. This condition will be filled by holding Savannah and Augusta, or by holding any other port to the east of Savannah and Branchville. If Wilmington falls, a force from there will co-operate with you. All thisSavannah and Branchville. If Wilmington falls, a force from there will co-operate with you. All this while, he remained as anxious as ever to utilize his various forces in every field. On the 28th of November, he had said to Sheridan: My impression now is that you can spare the Sixth corps with impunity: I do not want to make the order for it imperative, but unless you are satisfied that it is necessary for the defence of the V
policy of Sherman turns his columns towards Savannah character of country on Savannah river arrithose two points, but Millen, Charleston, and Savannah. The right wing and the cavalry accordingly ommunication with the sea. The country around Savannah is marshy and difficult, and the rebel lines tle Ogeechee, so that no supplies could reach Savannah by any of its accustomed channels, the river man made a formal demand for the surrender of Savannah, declaring that he could throw heavy shot int point, at least four miles from the heart of Savannah, and that he was in free and constant communiote to Grant: I should like very much to take Savannah before coming to you; but, as I wrote you beffrom his own Headquarters, with the news that Savannah had been evacuated the night before. Hardee nes simultaneously along their whole extent. Savannah, with all its forts, and the valuable harbor closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennessee, and Sherid[22 more...]
ies were anticipating new demonstrations from Savannah in January, they received the tidings of stilman, however, did not capture the garrison of Savannah, and therefore, as at Atlanta, an important fn, by Grant's order: Should you have captured Savannah, it is thought that by transferring the water two weeks; it swept away a pontoon bridge at Savannah, and came near drowning an entire division ofveral heavy trains of wagons, on the way from Savannah to Pocotaligo by the causeways. Sherman had he army designed for the active campaign from Savannah northward was again sixty thousand strong; anroops of Sherman's army had been forwarded to Savannah; nevertheless, Grant was anxious to employ ofnd. The vagrant garrison which had fled from Savannah, and Charleston, and Cheraw, in turn, now setned to invite a battle. He had been out from Savannah since the last of January, and his wagons conized army in civilized war. The distance from Savannah to Goldsboro is four hundred and twenty-five [9 more...]
more navigable for our gunboats than the Savannah. 5th. The line is more defensible for General Canby's troops than the other. 6th. Montgomery, Selma, and Mobile are, in a military point of view, more important than Augusta, Millen, and Savannah. 7th. Mobile can be more easily captured than Savannah. 8th. This line will bring within our control a more valuable and important section of country than that by the Savannah. There is a section of country, from fifty to one hundred anSavannah. 8th. This line will bring within our control a more valuable and important section of country than that by the Savannah. There is a section of country, from fifty to one hundred and fifty miles wide, extending from Selma west to Meridian, and thence north on both sides of the Tombigbee to Columbus, Aberdeen, and Okalona, more rich in agricultural products than any equal extent of country in the Confederacy. Slave labor has been but very little disturbed in this section, and the large crops of this year are being collected at Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, and other points for the use of the rebel army. By moving on that line they will be converted to our use or be destr
April 25, 1865. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington: dear sir: I have been furnished a copy of your letter of April 21st to General Grant, signifying your disapproval of the terms on which General Johnston proposed to disarm and disperse the insurgents, on condition of amnesty, etc. I admit my folly in embracing in a military convention any civil matters; but, unfortunately, such is the nature of 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 warrant a little bending to policy. When I had my conference with General Johnston, I had the public examples before me of General Grant's terms to Lee's army, and General Weitzel's invitation to the Virginia legislature to assemble at Richmond. I still believe the general government of the United States has made a mistake; but that is none of my business-mine is a different task; and I had flattered myself
n South Carolina, III., 175; movements around Savannah, 296; relieved from command, 379. Foster, mand at Macon, III., 287; at Augusta, 288; at Savannah, 305; evacuates Savannah, 306; abandons ColumSavannah, 306; abandons Columbia, 422; defeat and retreat from Averysboro, 448. Harrison, Fort, captured by Ord, III., 71. 288, 289, 295; in Sherman's campaign north of Savannah, 373; at battle of Bentonsville, III., 430, 4 St. Mary's church, battle o, II., 397. Savannah, investment of, III., 263; evacuation of 306. 173, 174; march to the sea, 282-300; invests Savannah, 295, 305; carries Fort McAllister, 296; thir's congratulations to, 301-304; evacuation of Savannah, 306; proposal of a lieutenant-generalcy for, 362; operations northward from Savannah, 373; at Columbia, Cheraw, and Fayetteville, 410-425; at Wi wing in march to sea, III., 283; in front of Savannah, 295; in campaign north of Savannah, 373; at Savannah, 373; at battle of Averysboro, 428; at battle of Bentonsville, 430. Smith, General A. J., in Red river cam