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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 340 0 Browse Search
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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 6: (search)
also the mountain passes on the west. This being done it will be determined whether the moveable forces shall move into Georgia and Alabama, or into the Valley of Virginia and North Carolina. September 13th.—It is important that all the availablin direct communication with him, and can learn his condition, and needs, sooner than I can. Distant expeditions into Georgia are not now contemplated. The object is to hold East Tennessee by forcing the enemy south of the mountains and barring gree with him. If he can not hold Chattanooga, you can not hold East Tennessee, as that place threatens the gateway from Georgia. Why is it that you make no report of your position and movements? We are left entirely in the dark in regard to your n the railroad to prevent the return of Bragg's army, it will be decided whether your army shall move further south into Georgia and Alabama. * * * * H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. This exploded view of the real situation General Sherman n
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 7: (search)
emphis, being satisfied that the cavalry force would be ready to start by the 1st of February, and having seen General Hurlbut with his two divisions embark in steamers for Vicksburg, I also reembarked for the same destination on the 27th of January. * * * * 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. In
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 8: (search)
nited armies, and to serve as a rallying point for the two wings, the Army of the Ohio and that of the Tennessee, to operate from. (Later, when the campaign in Georgia was commenced, the Army of the Tennessee was sent through Snake Creek Gap to accomplish what I had proposed doing with my army, but not reaching Snake Creek Gap bening Resaca, and to-morrow all will move to the attack. Army in good spirits and condition. I hope Johnston will fight here instead of drawing me far down into Georgia. On the 9th he telegraphed General J. D. Webster, at Nashville: Have been fighting all day against rocks and defiles. General McPherson was at 2 P. M. wis strongest fronts, viz.: west and north, till McPherson breaks his line at Resaca, when I will swing round through Snake Creek Gap and interpose between him and Georgia. I am not driving things too fast, because I want two columns of cavalry that are rapidly coming up to me from the rear—Stoneman on my left and Garrard on my rig
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
nd for me to destroy Atlanta and march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston, breaking railroadsnnah. * * * * I can make this march, and make Georgia howl! October 10th he telegraphed Thomase willing I should undertake the march across Georgia to the sea. The translated dispatch named Hore south-west, drawing me as a decoy away from Georgia, which is his chief object. If he ventures neff. Davis' cherished plan of making me leave Georgia by maneuvering. Thus far I have confined mfar up as Columbus, I can sweep the whole State of Georgia, otherwise I would risk our whole army byificent auxiliary to my further progress into Georgia. * * * * If successful, I suppose that Fort off the supplies from the rich districts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi equally well. Whichnd Canby to take Columbus. Any route through Georgia, in the absence of Hood, was, as General Sher as bases in connection with Atlanta, we have Georgia and Alabama at our feet. You ought to have m[15 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 16: (search)
Bentonville passed almost unnoticed. It is just to General Sherman to say, that in his Memoirs he brings the real facts connected with this action into bolder relief than any other of his mistakes of which he treats. But the official record supplies some important omissions. Concerning the start from Savannah northward, General Sherman writes: I knew full well at the time that the broken fragments of Hood's army (which had escaped from Tennessee) were being hurried rapidly across Georgia, by Augusta, to make junction in my front, estimating them at the maximum, twenty-five thousand men, and Hardee's, Wheeler's, and Hampton's forces at fifteen thousand, made forty thousand, which, if handled with spirit and energy, would constitute a formidable force, and might make the passage of such rivers as the Santee and Cape Fear a difficult undertaking. His whole army reached Fayetteville, North Carolina, and crossed the Cape Fear to move on Goldsboro, where he expected to make
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 17: (search)
army were certainly most generous and liberal. All this he admitted, but always recurred to the idea of a universal surrender, embracing his own army, that of Dick Taylor in Louisiana and Texas, and of Maury, Forrest, and others in Alabama and Georgia. * * * * Our conversation was very general and extremely cordial, satisfying me that it could have but one result, and that which we all desired, viz.: to end the war as quickly as possible; and, being anxious to return to Raleigh before the cruited, and any opportunity should offer. While waiting to hear from Washington in regard to the fate of his terms, General Sherman, in the course of a letter transmitting some orders to General J. H. Wilson, then operating with cavalry in Georgia, thus expressed his ideas concerning slavery to General Johnston: headquarters Military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Raleigh, N. C., April 21. General J. E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army. General: * * * * I shal
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 18: (search)
es now in the field exceed ours in numbers by probably ten to one. Our forces in the South, though still holding the fortifications at Mobile, have been unable to prevent the fall of Selma and Montgomery in Alabama, and of Columbus and Macon in Georgia, with their magazines, workshops, and stores of supplies. The army west of the Mississippi is unavailable for the arrest of the victorious career of the enemy east of that river, and is inadequate for the defense of the country west of it. Thow defending Mobile and the cavalry under General Forrest. The enemy are so far superior in numbers that they have occupied within the last few weeks Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, and Macon, and could continue their career of devastation through Georgia and Alabama without our being able to prevent it by any forces now at our disposal. It is believed that we could not at the present moment gather together an army of thirty thousand men by a concentration of all our forces east of the Mississ