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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
anted to see Governor Mason in person. I took them in to the colonel, and left them together. After some time the colonel came to his door and called to me. I went in, and my attention was directed to a series of papers unfolded on his table, in which lay about half an ounce of placer-gold. Mason said to me, What is that? I touched it and examined one or two of the larger pieces, and asked, Is it gold? Mason asked me if I had ever seen native gold. I answered that, in 1844, I was in Upper Georgia, and there saw some native gold, but it was much finer than this, and that it was in phials, or in transparent quills; but I said that, if this were gold, it could be easily tested, first, by its malleability, and next by acids. I took a piece in my teeth, and the metallic lustre was perfect. I then called to the clerk, Baden, to bring an axe and hatchet from the backyard. When these were brought, I took the largest piece and beat it out flat, and beyond doubt it was metal, and a pure
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
and in mammoth speculations, a set of busy politicians were at work to secure the prizes of civil government. Gwin and Fremont were there, and T. Butler King, of Georgia, had come out from the East, scheming for office. He staid with us at Sonoma, and was generally regarded as the Government candidate for United States Senator. in California there was little feeling on the subject. I never heard General Smith, who was a Louisianian, express any opinion about it. Nor did Butler King, of Georgia, ever manifest any particular interest in the matter. A committee was named to draft a constitution, which in due time was reported, with the usual clause, then an end. After some four or five days spent in New York, I was, by an order of General Scott, sent to Washington, to lay before the Secretary of War (Crawford, of Georgia) the dispatches which I had brought from California. On reaching Washington, I found that Mr. Ewing was Secretary of the Interior, and I at once became a member
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
pondents were, and it taxed my time to watch their interests. In September, the panic extended so as to threaten the safety of even some of the New York banks not connected with the West; and the alarm became general, and at last universal. In the very midst of this panic came the news that the steamer Central America, formerly the George Law, with six hundred passengers and about sixteen hundred thousand dollars of treasure, coming from Aspinwall, had foundered at sea, off the coast of Georgia, and that about sixty of the passengers had been providentially picked up by a Swedish bark, and brought into Savannah. The absolute loss of this treasure went to swell the confusion and panic of the day. A few days after, I was standing in the vestibule of the Metropolitan Hotel, and heard the captain of the Swedish bark tell his singular story of the rescue of these passengers. He was a short, sailor-like-looking man, with a strong German or Swedish accent. lie said that he was sail
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
gements. You may, therefore, expect to meet in arms thousands of unexchanged prisoners released by you and others on parole, not to serve again till duly exchanged. Although the enemy by this disgraceful means has been able to concentrate in Georgia and Alabama a much larger force than we anticipated, your armies will be abundantly able to defeat him. Your difficulty will not be in the want of men, but in the means of supplying them at this season of the year. A single-track railroad can s enemy had retaken after our passage up. General Jeff. C. Davis moved to Columbus, on the Hiawassee, via Madisonville, and the two divisions of the Fifteenth Corps moved to Tellico Plains, to cover a movement of cavalry across the mountains into Georgia, to overtake a wagon-train which had dodged us on our way up, and had escaped by way of Murplly. Subsequently, on a report from General Howard that the enemy held Charleston, I diverted General Ewing's division to Athens, and went in person to
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
Shreveport ten thousand men, provided I succeed in my present movement in cleaning out the State of Mississippi, and in breaking up the railroads about Meridian. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding. The object of the Meridian expedition was to strike the roads inland, so to paralyze the rebel forces that we could take from the defense of the Mississippi River the equivalent of a corps of twenty thousand men, to be used in the next Georgia campaign; and this was actually done. At the same time, I wanted to destroy General Forrest, who, with an irregular force of cavalry, was constantly threatening Memphis and the river above, as well as our routes of supply in Middle Tennessee. In this we failed utterly, because General W. Sooy Smith did not fulfill his orders, which were clear and specific, as contained in my letter of instructions to him of January 27th, at Memphis, and my personal explanations to him at the same time. I
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
nt, and to organize a large army to move into Georgia, coincident with the advance of the Eastern aavalry. Then, of course, as we advanced into Georgia, it was manifest that we should have to repaigth of the army to move from Chattanooga into Georgia at one hundred thousand men, and the number oand a good deal of grass, as we advanced into Georgia at that season of the year. The problem then1864, a compact army for active operations in Georgia, of about the following numbers:  Men. Ar1861, the actual armies prepared to move into Georgia resulted as follows, present for battle: A, to break up the road between Montgomery and Georgia. If Garrard can do this work well, he can rez., provisions. But in that I must venture. Georgia has a million of inhabitants. If they can licompilation made by the Controller of the State of Georgia for the purpose of taxation, containing i population and statistics of every county in Georgia. One of my aides (Captain Dayton) acted as as[2 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
place just below the mouth of Soap's Creek which he deemed advantageous, and was instructed to effect an early crossing there, and to intrench a good position on the other side, viz., the east bank. But, preliminary thereto, I had ordered General Rousseau, at Nashville, to collect, out of the scattered detachments of cavalry in Tennessee, a force of a couple of thousand men, to rendezvous at Decatur, Alabama, thence to make a rapid march for Opelika, to break up the railroad-links between Georgia and Alabama, and then to make junction with me about Atlanta; or, if forced, to go on to Pensacola, or even to swing across to some of our posts in Mississippi. General Rousseau asked leave to command this expedition himself, to which I consented, and on the 6th of July he reported that he was all ready at Decatur, and I gave him orders to start. He moved promptly on the 9th, crossed the Coosa below the Ten Islands and the Tallapoosa below Horseshoe Bend, having passed through Talladega.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
ility and perseverance displayed in the campaign in Georgia, which, under Divine favor, has resulted in the capa magnificent auxiliary to my further progress into Georgia; but, until General Canby is much reenforced, and u open to us, I would not hesitate to cross the State of Georgia with sixty thousand men, hauling some stores, y won't starve; but, as you know, in a country like Georgia, with few roads and innumerable streams, an inferio it would be wrong for us to penetrate farther into Georgia without an objective beyond. It would not be produThey may stand the fall of Richmond, but not of all Georgia. I will have a long talk with Colonel Porter, anl W. T. Sherman, commanding United States Forces in Georgia. General: Your letter of yesterday's date, borneGovernment, the United States had certain rights in Georgia, which have never been relinquished and never will would not be prudent for us to go much farther into Georgia because of our already long line of communication,
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
n in error and perpetuated in pride, but that Georgia can now save herself from the devastations ofand opening wide the door for us to enter Central Georgia. I inferred, however, that his real purpnd for me to destroy Atlanta and march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston, breaking roads andn no result. I can make this march, and make Georgia howl I We have on hand over eight thousand hee Hood to General Thomas, and to march across Georgia for Savannah or Charleston, that I again tele men, and with my effective army move through Georgia, smashing things to the sea. Hood may turn ine willing I should undertake the march across Georgia to the sea. The translated dispatch named Hord with the rest I will push into the heart of Georgia and come out at Savannah, destroying all the he southwest, drawing me as a decoy away from Georgia, which is his chief object. If he ventures nff. Davis's cherished plan of making me leave Georgia by manaeuvring. Thus far I have confined my [11 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
sissippi, November 18, 1864. To the People of Georgia: Arise for the defense of your native soilick's cavalry, he can better threaten the State of Georgia than from the direction of Port Royal. Be deserves, and as thousands of the people in Georgia hoped we would do. I do sincerely believe thatate that State in the manner we have done in Georgia, and it would have a direct and immediate beaoward Mississippi, in hope to decoy us out of Georgia. But we were not thus to be led away by him, history of the world. The armies serving in Georgia and Tennessee, as well as the local garrisonsaptured by the Army in the field, campaign of Georgia. commands.killed.wounded.Missing.Aggregaten store for her. Many and many a person in Georgia asked me why we did not go to South Carolina;h a railroad line can be reconstructed across Georgia is, to make a new road from Fairburn Station lanta, and the triumphal march thence through Georgia to Savannah, terminating in the capture and o[15 more...]
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