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roops to act upon Savannah, while you move on Augusta. I would like to hear from you, however, in this matter. Augusta, on the Savannah river, is a hundred and fifty miles from its mouth, and a h sure of finding provisions and ammunition at Augusta, or Columbus, Georgia, I can march to Milledgeville, and compel Hood to give up Augusta or Macon, and then turn on the other. The country will a and put my army in fine order for a march on Augusta, Columbia, and Charleston, and start as soon to the east of the Oconee, and do the same at Augusta to the east side of the Savannah? As Grant dving open to me the road to Macon, as also to Augusta. If I was sure that Savannah would be in ourould be tempted to make for Milledgeville and Augusta, but I must secure what I have. Forrest, howtil the sea should be reached. It was not to Augusta, but to Savannah, that Sherman now proposed tuestion is whether, under such circumstances, Augusta and Savannah would not be a better line than [4 more...]
moralized all the time. It would be better if they could all be put into the infantry, but if that were tried, I am afraid they would all run off. . . Sheridan has laid waste nearly all of Rockingham and Shenandoah, and I shall have to rely on Augusta for my supplies, and they are not abundant here. Sheridan's purpose under Grant's orders has been to render the Valley untenable by our troops, by destroying the supplies. . . What shall I do if he sends reinforcements to Grant, or remains in t, will have little in it for man or beast. Early also is a witness to the success of the policy. On the 9th of October, he complained bitterly to Lee: Sheridan has laid waste nearly all of Rockingham and Shenandoah, and I shall have to rely on Augusta for my supplies, and they are not abundant there. Sheridan's purpose under Grant's orders has been to render the Valley untenable by our troops, by destroying the supplies. That purpose was effected. After the battle of Cedar Creek, no rebel
was about to occur, and to answer objection in advance, he continued: I am satisfied, on full and mature reflection, that Sherman's idea of striking across for the sea-coast is the best way to rid Tennessee and Kentucky of the threatened danger, and to make the war felt. I do not believe that General Sherman can maintain his communications with Atlanta with his whole force. He can break such an extent of roads that the enemy will be effectually cut in two for several months, by which time Augusta and Savannah can be occupied. Rawlins, however, was intensely opposed to the proposed march of Sherman, and had combated it with every argument at his disposal. Grant, as a rule, allowed his staff to present their views on military matters freely, and some of them were accustomed to do so with great ability; but when once his decisions were made, they received them as final, and did whatever was in their power to make them succeed. But in this instance, the anxiety of Rawlins led him t
November, Sherman marched out of Atlanta, and the same day Beauregard telegraphed the news to Richmond: Sherman is about to move with three corps from Atlanta to Augusta, or Macon, thence probably to Charleston or Savannah, where a junction may be formed with enemy's fleet. On the 19th, he announced again: Enemy are turning theirof Sherman. Bragg and Beauregard were summoned, the one from the East, the other from the West; for unless the rebels meant to yield everything, they must defend Augusta and Savannah. But there was no organization, and little to organize. Breckenridge was reported to have been ordered from West Virginia, and Early from the Valleontrol of the only two through routes from East to West, possessed by the enemy before the fall of Atlanta. This condition will be filled by holding Savannah and Augusta, or by holding any other port to the east of Savannah and Branchville. If Wilmington falls, a force from there will co-operate with you. All this while, he re
ines, designed not only to threaten Macon and Augusta, but to prevent a concentration upon MilledgeCarolina be held ready to move to defence of Augusta or crossing of Savannah river; but he was inf will ultimately form junction and march upon Augusta. General Cobb concurs. Both Cobb and BeaurMacon, and on the 21st, Fry, the commander at Augusta, reported to the rebel Secretary of War: The ordered all his available force from Macon to Augusta. On the 22nd, Fry reported: Twentieth and Fos Waynesboro, on the road between Millen and Augusta. Here he skirmished with Wheeler's cavalry, of course no reinforcements can be sent from Augusta. On the 30th, Beauregard's command was exten At Millen Sherman heard that Bragg was at Augusta, and that Wade Hampton had been ordered to thies and the important rebel towns. Macon and Augusta had no strategic value when those lines were ral Cobb informed me at the same time that at Augusta, Macon, and Columbus, he had about 6,500 loca[10 more...]
e made a good depot and base of operations on Augusta, Branchville, or Charleston. Branchville is th from Savannah with that which crosses from Augusta to Charleston. It was, therefore, the first bly removed their most valuable property from Augusta, perhaps Branchville would be the most import move on Branchville, ignoring Charleston and Augusta, then occupy Columbia, the capital of South C and ordnance now left to the rebels, west of Augusta and Richmond, and their destruction constitut idea of wasting time on either Charleston or Augusta, but he determined to play upon the fears of that he was moving upon either Charleston or Augusta. Early in January the heavy winter rains sthey were Sherman's object; so Charleston and Augusta were protected, while Columbia was abandoned ight on Columbia, feigning on Branchville and Augusta. We destroyed, in passing, the railroad from the Tennessee, as well as by the garrison of Augusta, and ample time had been given for these to m[5 more...]
her he will move across the Ridge, send a part of his force to Grant, or content himself with protecting the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. If he moves across the Ridge, I will move directly across from this place to meet him, and I think I can defeat his infantry and thwart his movements on the east of the mountains. But what shall I do if he sends reinforcements to Grant, or remains in the lower Valley? He has laid waste nearly all of Rockingham and Shenandoah, and I will have to rely on Augusta for my supplies, and they are not abundant there. Sheridan's purpose, under Grant's orders, has been to render the Valley untenable by our troops by destroying the supplies. My infantry is now in good heart and condition, and I have sent a special messenger to you to get your views. Without Kershaw, I would have about six thousand muskets. Very respectfully, J. A. Early, Lieutenant-General. General R. E. Lee, commanding Army of Northern Virginia. General Early to General Lee. He
vements until they received your instructions. I judge, from a dispatch just received from General Sherman, that he is now proposing to move eastwardly towards Augusta or Millen, expecting to connect with the coast by the Savannah river. Whether this is simply a suggestion or change of opinion on his part, or the result of his he line is more defensible for General Canby's troops than the other. 6th. Montgomery, Selma, and Mobile are, in a military point of view, more important than Augusta, Millen, and Savannah. 7th. Mobile can be more easily captured than Savannah. 8th. This line will bring within our control a more valuable and important spolis, Selma, Montgomery, and other points for the use of the rebel army. By moving on that line they will be converted to our use or be destroyed; by moving on Augusta they will be left for the use of Hood's forces. I do not write this for the purpose of influencing your adoption of a particular plan of campaign, or of changi
command of department of Washington, II., 31; required by Grant to send forces to protect Sheridan's rear, III., 83. Augusta, position of, III., 45; communication cut between Macon and, 288; Bragg's arrival at, 291. Averill, General W. W., in make demonstrations on both sides of Mississippi, 14; superseded by Halleck 23. Fry, General in command of rebels at Augusta, III., 288. Gabions of cane and grape-vine at Vicksburg, i., 337. Gardner, General, surrenders Port Hudson to Banklle campaign, 241. Hompton, General Wade, attack on Gregg, II., 397; movements against Wilson's expedition, 412; sent to Augusta to organize cavalry, III., 292; at Columbia, S. C., 422; destroys Columbia by fire, 423. Hancock, General Winfield S. 267. Hanover junction as a strategic point, II., 217. Hardee, General Wm. J., in command at Macon, III., 287; at Augusta, 288; at Savannah, 305; evacuates Savannah, 306; abandons Columbia, 422; defeat and retreat from Averysboro, 448. Har