to act with you on Savannah.
Your movements therefore will be independent of mine; at least until the fall of Richmond takes place.
I am afraid Thomas, with such lines of road as he has to protect, could not prevent Hood from going north.
With Wilson turned loose with all your cavalry, you will find the rebels put much more on the defensive than heretofore.
Wilson had been sent from Sheridan's army a few days before, to take command of Sherman's cavalry.
Sherman, with his usual ardor, Wilson had been sent from Sheridan's army a few days before, to take command of Sherman's cavalry.
Sherman, with his usual ardor, had not waited for Grant's reply, but on the 11th, he sent the following despatch, dated the same hour with Grant's—eleven A. M. Hood moved his army from Palmetto station, across by Dallas and Cedartown, and is now on the Coosa river, south of Rome.
He threw one corps on my road at Ackworth, and I was forced to follow.
I hold Atlanta with the Twentieth corps, and have strong detachments along my line.
This reduces my active force to a comparatively small army.
We cannot remain here on the d