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I will estimate the number I will want. Meanwhile, the general-in-chief was carefully considering this next move, and on the 12th of September, he sent Colonel Horace Porter, of his staff, to make known his views to Sherman and bring back a reply. He was accustomed to inform the officers of his personal staff very thoroughly o to represent him at the headquarters of his more important generals, with whom he thus communicated more fully and exactly than was possible by other means. Colonel Porter was the bearer of a letter in which, after explaining the situation in Virginia, and announcing a proposed operation against Wilmington, Grant proceeded to decrossing the Coosa, twelve miles below Rome—bound west. If he passes over to the Mobile and Ohio road, had I not better execute the plan of my letter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas with the troops now in Tennessee, to defend the state? He will have an ample force when the reinforcements ordered reach Nashville.
s gone. One great occupation was the study of the rebel newspapers, which often brought the earliest news from distant commands. They were exchanged for our own on the picket line, almost daily, and the Richmond papers were brought in as regularly as if they had been subscribed for. Prisoners of consequence, or who had important news, were also conveyed to the Headquarters; while of course the highest officers of the army were constant visitors, Meade and Butler most frequent of all. Admiral Porter, who commanded the squadron on the James, often consulted Grant; important personages from Washington, foreign ministers, senators, members of the government, officers of foreign armies, were sometimes guests; and the President himself spent several weeks during the winter at the Headquarters, sleeping on a steamer below the bluffs, while his days were passed familiarly with Grant and his officers. He liked, when Grant was away for an hour or a day, to sit in the adjutant-general's hu
pose. A formidable fleet was accordingly assembled, the command of which was entrusted to Admiral Porter, with whom Grant had served with complete co-operation and success in his Mississippi campaiinstructions for Weitzel to move as soon as the fleet was ready. The same day Grant said to Admiral Porter: Southern papers show that Bragg, with a large part of his force, has gone to Georgia. If wscheme, and the opinions of the engineers were adverse; but the naval authorities, including Admiral Porter himself, favored an attempt. On the 3rd of December, Grant wrote to Sherman: Bragg has goneo take advantage of his absence to get possession of that place. Owing to some preparations Admiral Porter and General Butler are making to blow up Fort Fisher, and which, while I hope for the best, e seacoast at any day, leaving Bragg free to return. I think it advisable for you to notify Admiral Porter, and get off without delay, with or without your powder-boat. On the 3rd, as has been sta
s spent by Butler in coaling and watering, but Porter remained outside. There was doubtless at thhe morning of the 25th, Butler sent Weitzel to Porter to arrange the programme for the day. It was dom the parapet the flag of the fort.—Butler to Porter, December 25. Three hundred rebel prisoners hammander. If, instead of writing or sending to Porter, and announcing his withdrawal, Butler, who wa its supplies protected by gunboats. . . . Admiral Porter will remain off Fort Fisher, continuing a t he generally made an ignominious failure. To Porter he wrote: The commander of the expedition willur efforts thus far. On the 1st of January, Porter replied to Grant from Beaufort harbor: I have idated. After the troops were all debarked, Porter signalled to the larger vessels also to attacke means the operations of the land forces. To Porter and the untiring efforts of his subordinates iside. The fortifications were acknowledged by Porter to rival those of the Malakoff, which he had s[36 more...]
epeated at Nashville, and before men became used to the portentous news from the West, they were startled by the sound of Porter's bombardment on the sea. The rebellion reeled and staggered, like a wounded gladiator, under these repeated blows, and amewhere between the Santee and Cape Fear rivers. Then, he said, I would favor an attack on Wilmington, in the belief that Porter and Butler will fail in their present expedition. After Wilmington should have fallen, he proposed to move upon Raleigh,general-in-chief proceeded with Schofield, in advance of the troops, to the mouth of the Cape Fear river, to consult with Porter and Terry, and to study the situation on the coast. Schofield was now placed in command of all the forces in North Carolth more than a cordial welcome, and the great brothers in arms went together to pay their respects to the President. Admiral Porter was also present at the interview, and Lincoln listened with the keenest interest to Sherman's graphic story of his m
the left, on the White Oak road, and three regiments by the Boydton road in the direction of Dinwiddie. At seven o'clock, Grant had further intelligence. Colonel Porter, of his own staff, arrived from the front. He had left before the battle was over, but brought word that Sheridan would contest the ground foot by foot, and works, he would now be able to strike a final blow. He waited, however, for further news before taking definite action. Meanwhile he telegraphed to Meade: Colonel Porter has returned from Sheridan. He says that Devin has been driven back in considerable confusion south of Boisseau's house. The effort has been to get our cavaSheridan fully on this occasion. The general-in-chief had three aides-de-camp with Sheridan this day, sending them in succession to communicate his views. Colonel Porter was instructed first to say that the movements of the main army would very much depend upon the result of Sheridan's operations; that Grant would have preferr
order to circumvent Lee. Before long another officer arrived in great excitement, having ridden hard from the field. The bearer of the good news was Colonel Horace Porter, one of the most abstemious men in the army; but he came up with so much enthusiasm, clapping the general-in-chief on the back, and otherwise demonstrating his joy, that the officer who shared his tent rebuked him at night for indulging too freely in drink at this critical juncture. But Porter had tasted neither wine nor spirits that day. He was only drunk with victory. His mate himself was not much calmer. He had been shot in the foot, and wore a steel boot on the wounded leg; and when the order was given to mount and ride to the front, he laced up his boot on the unhurt limb before he discovered his blunder. Then Porter retaliated. He brought the full intelligence. Grant listened calmly to the report, only now and then interrupting to ask a question. When all was told, he rose, and without saying
. Barlow, General F. C., on the Po river, II., 157; at Spottsylvania, 172; at Cold Harbor, 291; at Deep Bottom, 507; at Ream's station, 527; in Appomattox campaign, III., 532, 583. Baton Rouge expedition from, III., 175. Beaufort harbor, Porter's fleet at, III., 308; Butler's transports at, 308. Beaurefard, General P. C. T., at Shiloh, 1., 84; siege of Corinth, 101; retreat from Corinth, 102; attack on Butler at Drury's Bluff, II. 253; in front of Bermuda Hundred, 344, 347, 348; at Pbreach of neutrality by, i., 11. Pope, General John, at siege of Corinth, i., 100; ordered to Virginia, 107. Port Gibson, battle of, i., 206-210. Port Hudson, surrender of i., 392. Port Royal, Foster and Sherman at, III., 305. Porter, Admiral, in front of Vicksburg, i., 161; operations in Yazoo river, 175; running Vicksburg batteries, 189; co-operation with Grant 190; urges McClernand to obey orders, 195; bombardment of Grand Gulf, 199; runs transports by Grand Gulf at night, 20