General Rawlins was right according to the light he possessed, and I remember well my feeling of uneasiness that something of the kind might happen, and how free and glorious I felt when the magic telegraph was cut, which prevented the possibility of orders of any kind from the rear coming to delay or hinder us from fulfilling what I knew was comparatively easy of execution and was sure to be a long stride toward the goal we were all aiming at — victory and peace from Virginia to Texas.
He was one of the many referred to by Mr. Lincoln who sat in darkness, but after the event saw a great light.
He never revealed to me the doubts he had had.--W. T. S.
Meantime Hood, whom I had left at and near Florence, 317 miles to my rear, having completely reorganized and resupplied his army, advanced against Thomas at Nashville, who had also made every preparation.
Hood first encountered Schofield at Franklin, November 30th, 1864, attacked him boldly behind his intrenchments, and
at the Federal army and capture Nashville.
The President was still urgent in his instructions relative to the transference of troops to the Army of Tennessee from Texas, and I daily hoped to receive the glad tidings of their safe passage across the Mississippi River.
Thus, unless strengthened by these long-looked — for reenforc to turn southward, unless for the special purpose of forming a junction with the
Major-General J. B. Steedman.
From a photograph. expected reenforcements from Texas, and with the avowed intention to march back again upon Nashville.
In truth, our army was in that condition which rendered it more judicious the men should face afort to lift up the sinking fortunes of the Confederacy.
I therefore determined to move upon Nashville, to intrench, to accept the chances of reeforeements from Texas, and, even at the risk of an attack in the meantime by overwhelming numbers, to adopt the only feasible means of defeating the enemy with my own reduced numbers, v
Oregon 1,810 1,810 45
Pennsylvania 315,017 14,307 8,612 337,936 33,183
Rhode Island 19,521 1,878 1,837 23,236 1,321
Tennessee 31,092 31,092 6,777
Texas 1,965 1,965 141
Vermont 32,549 619 120 33,288 5,224
Washington 964 964 22
West Virginia 31,872 196 32,068 4,017
Wisconsin 91,029 Arkansas, 5526; Colorado, 95; Florida, 1044; Georgia, 3486; Louisiana, 24,052; Mississippi, 17,869; North Carolina, 5035; South Carolina, 5462; Tennessee, 20,133; Texas, 47; Virginia, 5723.
There were also 5896 negro soldiers enlisted at large, or whose credits are not specifically expressed by the records.
The number of offTrans-Mississippi Department, General E. Kirby Smith 17,686
Paroled in the Department of Washington 3,390
Paroled in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas 13,922
Surrendered at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee 5,029
The following table, made from official returns, shows the whole numb