to execute your orders to the conclusion, and, when done, will with intense satisfaction leave to the civil authorities the execution of the task of which they seem so jealous.
But, as an honest man and a soldier, I invite them to go back to Nashville, for they will see some things and hear some things that may disturb their philosophy.
With sincere respect, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding.
P. S. As Mr. Stanton's most singular paper has been published, I demand that this also Lieutenant-General R. Taylor42,293
Army of the Trans-Mississippi Department, General E. K. Smith17,686
Paroled in the Department of Washington3,390
Paroled in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas13,922
Surrendered at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn5,029
Adjutant-General's office, January 3, 1881
General Breck to Author. War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington. July 29, 1868. Brevet Brigadier-General Adam Badeau, Headquarters, A
ops during investment by Bragg, 436; road to Nashville opened by Grant, 451; base of Sherman's Atla, 212; at Murfreesboro, 250; in retreat from Nashville, 260, 261.
Foster, General John G., assumoyalty to duty of, II., 462, 541; ordered to Nashville to command army of Cumberland, III., 249.
nders Holly Springs, 138; cashiered, 139.
Nashville, battle of, III., 249-279.
Nashville, sitNashville, situation at, in December, 184, III., 210-234; topography of, 249.
National army, right of suffrage210; battle of Franklin, 211-214; retires to Nashville, 214; at battle of Nashville, 251, 257; orderespondence with Grant relative to Thomas at Nashville, 216, 238, 239; at Fort Fisher, 344; promotens with, 179: strategy of, 188-191; delay at Nashville, 202-210; orders Schofield's retreat to
NNashville, 214; further delay of; 215-242; Grant's peremptory orders to, 234; Grant suggests suspens; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; sent to Nashville to collect cavalry, 163; difficulty in remou