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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
e I traveled from Zanesville to Wheeling, thence to Washington (Pennsylvania), and thence to Pittsburg by stage-coach. On reaching Pittsburg I found many private letters; one from Ord, then a first-lieutenant in Company F, Third Artillery, at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, saying that his company had just received orders for California, and asking me to apply for it. Without committing myself to that project, I wrote to the Adjutant-General, R. Jones, at Washington, D. C., asking him to consider me aelieving me from recruiting service, and detailing my classmate H. B. Field to my place. I was assigned to Company F, then under orders for California. By private letters from Lieutenant Ord, I heard that the company had already started from Fort McHenry for Governor's Island, New York Harbor, to take passage for California in a naval transport. I worked all that night, made up my accounts current, and turned over the balance of cash to the citizen physician, Dr. McDowell; and also closed my
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
St. Ange have died in poverty since the war. Major Smith joined the rebel army in Virginia, and was killed in April, 1865, as he was withdrawing his garrison, by night, from the batteries at Drury's Bluff, at the time General Lee began his final retreat from Richmond. Boyd became a captain of engineers on the staff of General Richard Taylor, was captured, and was in jail at Natchez, Mississippi, when I was on my Meridian expedition. He succeeded in getting a letter to me on my arrival at Vicksburg, and, on my way down to New Orleans, I stopped at Natchez, took him along, and enabled him to effect an exchange through General Banks. As soon as the war was over, he returned to Alexandria, and reorganized the old institution, where I visited him in 1867; but, the next winter, the building took fire and burned to the ground. The students, library, apparatus, etc., were transferred to Baton Rouge, where the same institution now is, under the title of the Louisiana University. I have be
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
council was held — the exact time is not now remembered by the writer — an imperfect narrative of it appeared in the New York Tribune. This account announced to the public the conclusions uttered by General Sherman in the council, without giving the reasons on which his conclusions were based. The unfairness of this course to General Sherman needs no comment. All military men were shocked by the gross breach of faith which had been committed. Th. J. Wood, Major-General Volunteers. Vicksburg, Mississippi, August 24, 1866. Brigadier-General Don Carlos Buell arrived at Louisville about the middle of November, with orders to relieve me, and I was transferred for duty to the Department of the Missouri, and ordered to report in person to Major-General H. W. Halleck at St. Louis. I accompanied General Buell to the camp at Nolin, where he reviewed and inspected the camp and troops under the command of General A. McD. McCook, and on our way back General Buell inspected the regiment of
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
h had resulted in placing this magnificent army of a hundred thousand men, well equipped and provided, with a good base, at Corinth, from which he could move in any direction. Had he held his force as a unit, he could have gone to Mobile, or Vicksburg, or anywhere in that region, which would by one move have solved the whole Mississippi problem; and, from what he then told me, I believe he intended such a campaign, but was overruled from Washington. Be that as it may, the army had no soonerboats under command of Admiral Davis, who had succeeded Foote. This occurred June 7th. Admiral Farragut had also captured New Orleans after the terrible passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on May 24th, and had ascended the river as high as Vicksburg; so that it seemed as though, before the end of June, we should surely have full possession of the whole river. But it is now known that the progress of our Western armies had aroused the rebel government to the exercise of the most stupendous
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
ts loaded with prisoners of war destined for Vicksburg have been lying before Memphis for two days, with them down the river to the vicinity of Vicksburg, and, with the cooperation of the gunboat fld by me governing the first movement against Vicksburg: headquarters Department of the Tennes with the naval squadron in the reduction of Vicksburg; to secure possession of the land lying betwhwest, to break up the railroad leading from Vicksburg toward Shreveport, Louisiana. Leaving A. J.at separated our position from the bluffs of Vicksburg, which were found to be strong by nature andtimated the enemy's forces, then strung from Vicksburg to Haines's Bluff, at fifteen thousand men, ced that heavy reenforcements were coming to Vicksburg; whether from Pemberton at Grenada, Bragg in; that the heavy reenforcements pouring into Vicksburg must be Pemberton's army, and that General G telegraphic and railroad communication with Vicksburg, was therefore at perfect liberty to reenfor[24 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
nd transports across the peninsula, opposite Vicksburg. General Grant then returned to Memphis, orboats when the main army is known to be near Vicksburg — Haines's Bluff or Yazoo City. Sixth. I again. Thus General Grant's army had below Vicksburg an abundance of stores, and boats with whichles without rest, for afterward, on reaching Vicksburg, I heard that the men were perfectly exhaust the column, I resumed the march straight on Vicksburg. About two miles before reaching the forts, right was the graveyard road, which entered Vicksburg near a large cemetery. General Grant in per river to the peninsula, so that by May 31st Vicksburg was completely beleaguered. Good roads werein Vicksburg. The value of the capture of Vicksburg, however, was not measured by the list of pr themselves had prepared. The campaign of Vicksburg, in its conception and execution, belonged e29, 1868. Major-General W. T. Sherman, Vicksburg, Mississippi. my dear General: The question of r[56 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
Pherson's (Seventeenth) remained in and near Vicksburg; Hurlbut's (Sixteenth) was at Memphis; and mg the Big Black, about twenty miles east of Vicksburg. This corps was composed of four divisions:Grant occupied another house (Mrs. Lum's) in Vicksburg during that summer, and also had his family ispatch one of my divisions immediately into Vicksburg, to go toward Chattanooga, and I designated ition started from camp on the 27th, reached Vicksburg the 28th, and were embarked on boats providehing been heard from the troops ordered from Vicksburg? No efforts must be spared to support Ressed shots (with great experience acquired at Vicksburg), and drove them back. With their artilleryhe Sixteenth Corps, and General McPherson at Vicksburg with the Seventeenth. These three corps madBig Black, about twenty miles east of Vicksburg, Mississippi. It consisted of four divisions. The On the 23d of September I was summoned to Vicksburg by the general commanding, who showed me sev[12 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
ellefonte, Alabama. General McPherson was at Vicksburg and General Hurlbut at Memphis, and from theen, with which in February to march out from Vicksburg as far as Meridian, break up the Mobile & OhGeneral Banks, of January 31st, written from Vicksburg before starting for Meridian, it will be seey land, whereas I promised him to be back to Vicksburg by the 1st of March, so as to cooperate with headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburg, January 31, 1864. Major-General N. P. Bankshim. Among the many letters which I found in Vicksburg on my return from Meridian was one from Capt ten thousand men in boats up Red River from Vicksburg, and that a junction should occur at Alexandhe necessary orders to General McPherson, at Vicksburg, and continued up the river toward Memphis. both were also sent to General McPherson, at Vicksburg. [private.] Nashville, Tennessee, Marcr-General Mopherson, commanding, etc., Vicksburg, Mississippi. dear General: I wrote you at lengt[16 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
of my personal staff and the records of the department during the time we had been absent at Meridian; and there I found General McPherson, who had arrived from Vicksburg, and had assumed command of the Army of the Tennessee. General McPherson accompanied me, and we proceeded by the cars to Stevenson, Bridgeport, etc., to Chattanoere of my command. I accordingly instructed one of my inspector-generals, John M. Corse, to take a fleet steamboat at Nashville, proceed via Cairo, Memphis, and Vicksburg, to General Banks up the Red River, and to deliver the following letter of April 3d, as also others, of like tenor, to Generals A. J. Smith and Fred Steele, who to cooperate with you and the navy, but, as I before stated, I must have A. J. Smith's troops now as soon as possible. I beg you will expedite their return to Vicksburg, if they have not already started, and I want them if possible to remain in the same boats they have used up Red River, as it will save the time otherwise consum
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
rs, that looked to personal fame and glory as auxiliary and secondary to their political ambition, and not as professional soldiers. As soon as it was known that General Howard had been chosen to command the Army of the Tennessee, General Hooker applied to General Thomas to be relieved of the command of the Twentieth Corps, and General Thomas forwarded his application to me approved and heartily recommended. I at once telegraphed to General Halleck, recommending General Slocum (then at Vicksburg) to be his successor, because Slocum had been displaced from the command of his corps at the time when the Eleventh and Twelfth were united and made the Twentieth. General Hooker was offended because he was not chosen to succeed McPherson; but his chances were not even considered; indeed, I had never been satisfied with him since his affair at the Kulp House, and had been more than once disposed to relieve him of his corps, because of his repeated attempts to interfere with Generals McP
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