oward 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 sustained a positive check, losing 6252 of his best men, including Generals Cleburne and Adams, who were
Ration-day at Chattanooga in 1864.
from a War-time sketch. killed on the very parapets, to Schofield's loss of 2326.
Nevertheless he pushed on to Nashville, which he invested.
Thomas, one of the grand characters of our civil war, nothing dismayed by danger in front or rear, made all his preparations with cool