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A. Lincoln (search for this): chapter 8
y power. Never in all his campaigns had he clamored for reenforcements. He had always taken what the government could send, and made the best possible use of them. So, as the commander of all the armies, he evinced the same spirit, trusting to the patriotism of the government and the people to furnish all that they could to accomplish the work of crushing the rebellion, and resolved to do his part by a faithful and persistent use of the means thus placed in his hands. His letter to President Lincoln, quoted in the preceding chapter, shows how he acknowledged the efforts of the government, and with what a generous spirit he recognized his own responsibility. As Grant's strategy in his former campaigns had been simply to make the rebel armies his objective, so in his wider field he did not change it. The rebel army in Virginia was the objective of the eastern campaign, and the rebel army between Chattanooga and Atlanta was the objective of the western campaign. These two armies
t's skilful manoeuvres. his hold on Lee. General Butler's movement. Grant disappointed. before P the army of the Potomac was a force under General Butler, which moved up the James River towards Riampaign was the movement of an army, under General Butler, up James River, to secure possession of ttomac acted the vigorous part assigned it. General Butler's prompt and decisive manner of dealing wiure was due to the want of military ability in Butler or his subordinates, or to the inadequacy of tforces, the movement on Petersburg failed, and Butler's army, after a short time, was besieged in ity, insubordination, and conceit, led him, upon Butler's failure, to regard the latter in a similar luent events did not increase his confidence in Butler's military capacity, and with straightforward and soldierly frankness he expressed it. Butler's irrepressible nature did not accept this kindly, aosition, he gave vent to his feelings. But if Butler will rest his reputation on his earlier servic
effectively as to stagger, if not defeat, the enemy, while never, in all his conflicts, had he been driver from the field or forced to retreat. Moreover, under his direction, as commander of all the national armies, Sherman had won his victories in Georgia, made his grand march to the sea, and moved through the Carolinas with unvaried success, to join in a final and irresistible campaign against the exhausted Confederacy; Thomas had won his glorious victory at Nashville; Canby had captured Mobile; Terry had taken Fort Fisher and Wilmington; and Sheridan had vanquished Early in the Valley of the Shenandoah. In the campaigns under his immediate command, he had captured more than a hundred thousand prisoners, and hundreds of cannon, while his subordinates, in the campaigns under his general direction, had taken as many more. Wherever he commanded, wherever his orders were received, wherever his influence was felt, he had organized victory, and moved on steadily to the final triumph.
nemy. Grant's skilful manoeuvres. his hold on Lee. General Butler's movement. Grant disappointermy. Grant chooses Lee's route. the pursuit. Lee in a Strait. correspondence. the interview atsylvania, for the purpose of placing it between Lee's army and the rebel capital, or forcing him torther from Washington, nearer to Richmond. But Lee, also, had made preparations to move; and, havisources, and tenacity of purpose. He had found Lee's army stronger than he had hoped, and he had nide of the James. But he still had his hold on Lee, and he kept it to the end. A part of Grant'ng any very large force to create a diversion. Lee, indeed, undertook one such diversion by sendinounded the rebel armies, and his tactics forced Lee to retreat by a line north of the Appomattox, od to meet Lee to discuss the terms of peace. Lee soon found that his case was more hopeless thanances would allow, the latter conversed apart. Lee's endeavor to secure terms which should include[15 more...]
ccess which the country desired. In the mean time Sherman had made his brilliant and successful campaign to Atlanta, and by strategy and hard fighting had driven Johnston into that place to be deprived of his command. By strategy he had forced Hood, Johnston's successor, out of Atlanta, and captured the town. Then sending Thomas with sufficient force back to Nashville to punish the rashness of Hood, he had cut loose from his base, and made his great march from Atlanta to the sea; and, underHood, he had cut loose from his base, and made his great march from Atlanta to the sea; and, under orders from Grant, was on his more difficult but no less successful march through the Carolinas, where Johnston, restored to command by the despair of the rebel leaders, was vainly preparing to resist him. Spring opened, and the auspicious moment for which Grant had anxiously waited was at hand. It was not suffered to pass. The army was in excellent condition and spirits, and with characteristic promptness and energy the Lieutenant General commenced his final and most brilliant campaign. I
George B. McClellan (search for this): chapter 8
army back, farther from Washington, nearer to Richmond. But Lee, also, had made preparations to move; and, having still interior lines, he retired to another and stronger position between the North Anna and South Anna Rivers. Some persons, who were continually talking about strategy, and who were, doubtless, admirers of the strategy of the first campaign against Richmond, imagined Grant was simply an obstinate fighter, and possessed no attribute of a good general. Copperhead admirers of McClellan, such as had before maligned the hero of Donelson and Vicksburg, now called him a butcher who wantonly sacrificed his own men. But such malignant charges originated only with those whose sympathies were not with the Union sacrifices but with the rebel losses, and who hated Grant because he was hammering at the rebellion with the purpose of crushing it, and not parleying with it. Grant's purpose was to drive the rebel army back forever from its threatening position too near to Washington
Ulysses S. Grant (search for this): chapter 8
gle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States army known as the army of northern Virginia. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. To this Lee replied that he did not entertain Grant's opinion of the hopelessness of further resistance, but asked what terms would be offered. Grant promptly and generously responded:-- April 8, 1865. Generalou, or will designate officers to meet any officers you may name for the same purpose, at any point agreeable to you, for the purpose of arranging definitely the terms upon which the surrender of the army of northern Virginia will be received. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. But Lee was disposed to quibble, and desired to make terms for the whole Confederacy. He said he did not propose to surrender, but wished to know whether Grant's proposals would lead to peace, and to that end he propo
Washington (search for this): chapter 8
int,-- General Grant has gone ahead, and drawn his ladder after him. But the rebels had the advantage of interior lines, and, perceiving Grant's movement, reached Spottsylvania first. There they already had fortifications, which they promptly strengthened, and occupied a strong position. The country was more favorable for grand tactics, and Grant made some brilliant manoeuvres and attacks, which forced the rebels within their strongest works. It was from this place that he sent to Washington his famous despatch, which thrilled the country with its determined spirit, and became familiar throughout the land. It simply recounted, in the briefest possible terms, what had been done, and his own determination, It contained no boast, and no extravagant promise; no call for reenforcements, and no complaint; but it showed the spirit of the great commander, and that with which he inspired the army. in the field, May 11, 1864. We have now ended the sixth day of very heavy fighting.
U. S. Grant (search for this): chapter 8
which it was important to reach and hold, but Grant's purpose was to reach and defeat the rebel ar in the immediate command of the western army, Grant himself, as before stated, directing the campar the country was it that it had such a man as Grant to lead its principal armies at such a crisis,nce. Though the shell came unpleasantly near, Grant neither started nor spoke, but he put it to sork, where he could not strike a decisive blow, Grant had recourse to a flank movement, which, in histrative officers. During this brief delay, Grant determined upon his next move, which was anoths which discouraged both army and people. But Grant was now waiting for the developments of other t. While the pursuit was still in progress, Grant, anxious to avoid the further effusion of bloohe conditions of peace, was firmly resisted by Grant, and the rebel officer was compelled to acceptniversal jubilee. Millions shouted praises to Grant and his victorious legions, his name blazed in[58 more...]
tomac, it was unmistakably a satisfaction to the country that General Grant was present to direct the campaign and to fight the battles. The army too was inspired by his presence; for his previous success, his acknowledged ability, and his well-known perseverance, were an assurance of ultimate victory. His unassuming, quiet, self-reliant manner, and his republican simplicity, also impressed the soldiers and won their respect. For the Union army was a democratic army, and essentially Anglo-Saxon, or certainly not French enough to be long carried away by Napoleonic displays of military grandeur, high-sounding addresses, and lofty condescension, such as in its earlier days seemed to be the spirit of the headquarters of the army of the Potomac. The soldiers had learned to judge of officers by their success, and not by brave words or brilliant promises; by their energy and activity, and not by a showy staff or excess of etiquette. As the campaign progressed, he imparted to officers
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