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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
h to Decatur, and had turned so as to strike the left and rear of McPherson's line in air. At the same time he had sent Wheeler's division of cavalry against the trains parked in Decatur. Unluckily for us, I had sent away the whole of Garrard's diur, had got his teams harnessed up, and safely conducted his train to the rear of Schofield's position, holding in check Wheeler's cavalry till he had got off all his trains, with the exception of three or four wagons. I remained near the Howard Hos of arms. The attack was made on our lines seven times, and was seven times repulsed. Hood's and Hardee's corps and Wheeler's cavalry engaged us. We have sent to the rear one thousand prisoners, including thirty-three commissioned officers o July 31st, we have: Corps.Killed.Wounded.Total. Hardee's5232,7743,297 Lee's3512,4082,759 Stewart's4362,1412,577 Wheeler's Cavalry29156185 Engineers22123 Total1,3417,5008,841 To these I add as prisoners, at least2,000 Aggregate loss o
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
Luckily, I learned just then that the enemy's cavalry, under General Wheeler, had made a wide circuit around our left flank, and had actual thousand men, and proceeded in cars to the relief of Dalton, when Wheeler retreated northward toward Cleveland. On the 16th another detachmn. Meantime, the damage done to our own railroad and telegraph by Wheeler, about Resaca and Dalton, had been repaired, and Wheeler himself wWheeler himself was too far away to be of any service to his own army, and where he could not do us much harm, viz., up about the Hiawassee. On the 24th I roding Chattanooga, which General Steedman sent at one time to drive Wheeler out of Dalton. I was not bound by the laws of war to give notic success came also many causes of disintegration. The rebel General Wheeler was still in Middle Tennessee, threatening our railroads, and fantry and artillery; but as Surgeon Foard's tables do not embrace Wheeler's, Jackson's, and Martin's divisions of cavalry, I infer that the
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
with regularity and dispatch, and brought us ample supplies. General Wheeler had been driven out of Middle Tennessee, escaping south acrossirty-five to forty thousand men, infantry and artillery, including Wheeler's cavalry, then about three thousand strong. We crossed the Cha up and git now, for I heard General Johnston himself say that General Wheeler had blown up the tunnel near Dalton, and that the Yanks-would he instanced the occasion at Kenesaw in June, when an officer from Wheeler's cavalry had reported to him in person that he had come from GeneGeneral Wheeler, who had made a bad break in our road about Tilton Station, which he said would take at least a fortnight to repair; and, while tysical impossibility to protect the roads, now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils, are turned loose without home or h enemy was gone, except a small force of cavalry, commanded by General Wheeler, which had been left to watch us. I then finally resolved on m
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
to rescue our prisoners of war confined there. The distance was about a hundred miles. General Wheeler, with his division of rebel cavalry, had succeeded in getting ahead of us between Milledgeved rapidly toward Waynesboroa, on the branch railroad leading from Millen to Augusta. He found Wheeler's division of rebel cavalry there, and had considerable skirmishing with it; but, learning that Here he remained a couple of days to rest his horses, and, receiving orders from me to engage Wheeler and give him all the fighting he wanted, he procured from General Slocum the assistance of the of December, the remainder of the left wing continuing its march on toward Millen. Near Waynesboroa Wheeler was again encountered, and driven through the town and beyond Brier Creek, toward Augustarberation of a gun to our left rear, where we knew that General Kilpatrick was skirmishing with Wheeler's cavalry, which persistently followed him. But the infantry columns had met with no oppositibn
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
n-bridge across Ebenezer Creek, leaving sleeping negro men, women, and children, on the other side, to be slaughtered by Wheeler's cavalry. I had heard such a rumor, and advised Mr. Stanton, before becoming prejudiced, to allow me to send for Generup from Ebenezer Creek while some of the camp-followers remained asleep on the farther side, and these were picked up by Wheeler's cavalry. Some of them, in their fright, were drowned in trying to swim over, and others may have been cruelly killed by Wheeler's men, but this was a mere supposition. At all events, the same thing might have resulted to General Howard, or to any other of the many most humane commanders who filled the army. General Jeff. C. Davis was strictly a soldier, and doubnks, prevented their following you by cutting the bridges in your rear, and thus caused the massacre of large numbers by Wheeler's cavalry. To those who know you as I do, such accusation will pass as the idle winds, for we presume that you discou
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
he open field. To resist or delay our progress north, General Wheeler had his division of cavalry (reduced to the size of a hem at the maximum twenty-five thousand men, and Hardee's, Wheeler's, and Hampton's forces at fifteen thousand, made forty ths started promptly on the 1st of February. We encountered Wheeler's cavalry, which had obstructed the road by felling trees,objective, and that he should cover the left flank against Wheeler, who hung around it. I wanted to reach Columbia before anyraw. Kilpatrick remained near Lancaster, skirmishing with Wheeler's and Hampton's cavalry, keeping up the delusion that we pd New Gilead, so as to cover our trains from Hampton's and Wheeler's cavalry, who had first retreated toward the north. I trsand; and other detachments, ten thousand; with Hampton's, Wheeler's, and Butler's cavalry, about eight thousand. Of these, ), asserts that his entire force at Bentonsville, omitting Wheeler's and Butler's cavalry, only amounted to fourteen thousand
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
General Grant's whole army was in close pursuit. Of course, I inferred that General Lee would succeed in making junction with General Johnston, with at least a fraction of his army, somewhere to my front. I at once altered the foregoing orders, and prepared on the day appointed, viz., April 10th, to move straight on Raleigh, against the army of General Johnston, known to be at Smithfield, and supposed to have about thirty-five thousand men. Wade Hampton's cavalry was on his left front and Wheeler's on his right front, simply watching us and awaiting our initiative. Meantime the details of the great victories in Virginia came thick and fast, and on the 8th I received from General Grant this communication, in the form of a cipher-dispatch: headquarters armies of the United States, Wilson's Station, April 5, 1865. Major-General Sherman, Goldsboroa, North Carolina: All indications now are that Lee will attempt to reach Danville with the remnant of his force. Sheridan, who was