ng to Grant's assistance, where he was not needed, and leaving Hood's army behind him?
A change of base to Savannah or Mobile had been contemplated as a probable necessity of future operations in Georgia or in the Gulf States, upon the capture of several objectives open to him as the goal of his march, reserving to himself finally the choice between three,—Savannah, Mobile, and Pensacola,—trusting to Richmond papers to keep Grant well advised of his movements and of his final choice of the ob10, 1864, 12 M.
. . . Hood is now crossing the Coosa; twelve miles below Rome, bound west.
If he passes over to the Mobile and Ohio road, had I not better execute the plan of my letter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas with the t, and, it may be, Savannah and Charleston, but I will always keep open the alternatives of the mouth of Appalachicola and Mobile.
By this I propose to demonstrate the vulnerability of the South, and make its inhabitants feel that war and individual
from, 284, 285, 290, 321, 325; Halleck's and Pope's plan of clearing rebels from, 358, 359
Missouri River, the, military operations on, 37; guerrilla warfare on, 358, 359
Missouri United States Reserve Corps, the, organization of, 35
Mobile, Ala., proposed movements against, 253, 312, 317, 332; contemplated change of base to, 303; cutting through the South at, 337
Mobile and Ohio Railroad, proposed movement against, from Vicksburg, 199; anticipated movement by Hood on, 315
Modoc with and opinions of Grant, 324, 337, :347, 348, 357, 358, 443, 479, 543; at Gaylesburg, 326; probable expectations from the Tennessee campaign, 329; joint operations with Grant against Lee, 331 et seq., 337, :347, 348; possible movements against Mobile and Pensacola, 332; movement to Augusta, 332, 337, 338; loyalty, 334; Johnston's negotiations with and capitulation to, 335, 348-353, 355, 356, 360, 361; knowledge of Thomas's character, 336; credited by Grant with his plans and achievements, 337