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man again suggests moving to Savannah, leaving Thomas to contend with Hood Grant at first prefers Sth of January, the scheme was also unfolded to Thomas. See Vol. 1., pp. 554 and 555. When the forward to Chattanooga. On the 28th, he sent Thomas in person back to Chattanooga, to supervise opior of Tennessee, threatening the line between Thomas and Nashville. On the 3rd of October, Hood rey letter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas with the troops now in Tennessee, to defens because Hood was left behind to contend with Thomas; and if Thomas was defeated, the states of TenThomas was defeated, the states of Tennessee and Kentucky were opened to the enemy, and possibly the country beyond the Ohio. Here was thman, so long as Lee was held at Richmond. But Thomas's troops were scattered from the Missouri to ter be responsible for him; and up to this time Thomas had never commanded an independent army; whileent from the beginning. It was this that made Thomas himself declare that he did not wish to be lef[6 more...]
ting the possibility of Lee's detaching in support of either Hood or Early, and himself waiting patiently till the moment should come to strike a blow like those he had dealt earlier in the war. To many this task would have been more unacceptable because, while the chief was lying comparatively inactive in front of Richmond, the subordinates were fighting important battles and winning brilliant victories elsewhere. Sherman had captured Atlanta, and Sheridan had overrun the Valley, while Thomas was entrusted with a command where the mightiest issues were at stake; and the interest of the country was transferred from the commander of them all to the great soldiers so rapidly rising into reputations which might eclipse his own. But such considerations not only never influenced Grant, they never seemed to occur to him. He went on soberly and steadily with his work, careless whether it brought him into prominence or left him in the shade; and as glad of any success of the national caus
of Thomas danger of Thomas reinforcement of Thomas by Grant situation on the Tennessee Grant viders. On the 10th of October, Sherman said to Thomas, now at Nashville: Hood has crossed the Coosa.ter Price and guards for public stores, to General Thomas, telegraphing Thomas to know at what pointckson, Paris, and the lower Tennessee, and General Thomas reports the capture by him of a gunboat ans in Kentucky and Tennessee, it was hoped that Thomas would be able to defend the railroad from Chatneers waved him adieu, and turning his back on Thomas and Hood, Sherman set out on his march to the nooga everything the other side of Kingston. Thomas, however, disliked the project. On the 17th, lways on the look-out for these opportunities; Thomas never accepted them till they were thrust uponcountry could not think higher of Sheridan and Thomas and Schofield than he did, nor than they deserany went away marvelling at what he said about Thomas, and Schofield, and Sheridan, and most of all [80 more...]
o not let Forrest get off without punishment. Thomas replied at length, detailing his difficulties,n, with whom he was attempting to communicate: Thomas has got back into the defences of Nashville, wls and armies. And yet he had no doubt that Thomas's judgment was wrong; that the arming of even patch of nine P. M. just received. I want General Thomas reminded of the importance of immediate aco be moving northward, towards Bowling Green. Thomas had sent two brigades of cavalry after them. soon as these dispositions were complete, and Thomas had visited in person the different commands, wever, detracts in no degree from the skill of Thomas or the gallantry of his soldiers at Nashville.bel commander moved to the Ohio, and compelled Thomas to follow, that officer would never have been ce in his ability was one reason why he wanted Thomas to fight. He was sure he would win, if once hedy and utter annihilation all over the land. Thomas naturally, and appropriately, became one of th[196 more...]
n of indifferent spectators, and threw the nation which that army served into an ecstasy of delight and admiration. Even Thomas's success was for the time less esteemed, and although his operations had been worked out with equal effort, and were by Not only this, but in the moment of its elation the country had no thought for him who had controlled and supervised both Thomas and Sherman; who had not only dictated the movements of each, but, by holding Lee, had rendered the success of either praly the general who had been besieging the rebel capital for nearly a year, and had not yet succeeded. It was Sherman and Thomas whose names were in all men's mouths. It was Sherman especially who was the hero of the hour. On the 16th of Decemberamount to all other considerations. The circle was now gradually closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennessee, and Sheridan of the Valley of Virginia, while Grant still held the principal rebel force at Ri
ferred to North Carolina dissatisfaction with Thomas Canby ordered to move into Alabama Schofieldby strategical principles of Grant delays of Thomas situation in Richmond distraction and desperfirst dispatches from Sherman-further delay of Thomas Sheridan arrives at White House Sheridan's rdingly, on the 26th of January, Grant directed Thomas to forward A. J. Smith's division to Canby, anch these instructions were given to Schofield, Thomas was directed to send a cavalry expedition fromennessee. On the 14th of February, he said to Thomas: Canby is preparing a movement from Mobile bayest of our cavalry commanders will get by him. Thomas was directed to start a cavalry force from Easthe same peculiarities which had distinguished Thomas in November and December had become apparent iculties, and Grant Preferred those who did. Thomas's delay now compelled Grant to change his planto accomplish results favorable to us. Knowing Thomas to be slow beyond excuse, I depleted his army [35 more...]
is collapse of the revolt-sagacity of Grant Gratitude of rebels acclamations of country review of Grant's career Educated by earlier events for chief command his view of situation Comprehensiveness of plan character and result of Wilderness campaign desperation of rebels development of general plan consummation completeness of combinations victory not the result of brute force faithful support of government Executive greatness of Sherman and Sheridan characteristics of Meade, Thomas, and Lee further traits of Lee fitting representative of the rebellion characteristics of national and rebel soldiers necessity of transcendent efforts characteristics of a commander—in—chief in civil war nations never saved without a leader Grant protects Lee from trial for treason. The surrender at Appomattox court-house ended the war. The interview with Lee occurred on the 9th of April, and on the 13th Grant arrived at Washington, and at once set about reducing the military expe
efficient service. J. B. Sweet, Colonel Commanding Post. Mr. White to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) Chicago, November 7, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Colonel Sweet, by his energetic and decisive measures last night, has undoubtedly saved Camp Douglas from being opened, and the city from conflagration. I respectfully suggest that you send him a word of commendation. Horace White. Statement showing the strength of the army under the immediate command of Major-General George H. Thomas on the 31st of October, 20th and 30th of November, and 10th of December, 1864, as reported by the returns on file in the office of the Adjutant-General. October 31, 1864. commands.present for duty.present for duty, equipped.present and absent.aggregate. Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men. 4th Corps71911,61268511,2261,38525,37726,762 23d Corps46110,16346110,16393821,107,22,045 Cavalry2275,8642135,31546310,98911,
eral. Second Bulletin. War Department, Washington, April 27, 9.30 A. M. To Major-General Dix: The department has received the following dispatch from Major-General Halleck, commanding the Military Division of the James. Generals Canby and Thomas were instructed some days ago that Sherman's arrangements with Johnston were disapproved by the President, and they were ordered to disregard it, and push the enemy in every direction. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Halleck to Secrers of Sherman, but to push forward as rapidly as possible. The bankers here have information to-day that Jeff Davis's specie is moving south from Goldsboroa, in wagons, as fast as possible. I suggest that orders be telegraphed, through General Thomas, that Wilson obey no orders from Sherman, and notifying him and Canby, and all commanders on the Mississippi, to take measures to intercept the rebel chiefs and their plunder. The specie taken with them is estimated here at from six to thi
neral G. M., ordered to send reinforcements to Thomas, III., 240. Donelson, Fort, position of, i.Sherman's march III., 157; correspondence with Thomas, complaining of delay in Nashville campaign, 2onfidence in Grant, 197; solicitude because of Thomas's inactivity 216, 262; reply to Grant's report, situation of, i., 427; seized by Bragg, 435; Thomas's assaults on, 488, 507-512; Sherman's assaultatcher's run, 126; at battle of Franklin, 212; Thomas's Tennessee campaign, 270; Sherman's march, 29 at Chattanooga, III., 163; his corps added to Thomas's command, 186; in command in front of Hood, 1Forrest in West Tennessee, 459; transferred to Thomas's command, II., 41, 154; delay in movement of, 190; joins Thomas's army, 211; at battle of Nashville, 251. Smith, General C. F., in command at Lynchburg, 637. Stanley, General D. S., in Thomas's army, III., 185; at Pulaski, 186; at Spring Texas, importance of, to rebels, i., 124. Thomas General George H. in command of army of Cumber[8 more...]