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Paducah (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
ed for the campaign were ordered to march for Atlanta, and General Corse, before evacuating his post at Rome, was ordered to burn all the mills, factories, etc., etc., that could be useful to the enemy, should he undertake to pursue us, or resume military possession of the country. This was done on the night of the 10th, and next day Corse reached Kingston. On the 11th General Thomas and I interchanged full dispatches. He had heard of the arrival of General A. J. Smith's two divisions at Paducah, which would surely reach Nashville much sooner than General Hood could possibly do from Florence, so that he was perfectly satisfied with his share of the army. On the 12th, with a full staff, I started from Kingston for Atlanta; and about noon of that day we reached Cartersville, and sat on the edge of a porch to rest, when the telegraph operator, Mr. Van Valkenburg, or Eddy, got the wire down from the poles to his lap, in which he held a small pocket instrument. Calling Chattanooga,
Macon (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
. On the 21st Hood shifted his army across from the Macon road, at Lovejoy's, to the West Point road, at Palme were, to the Alabama line, leaving open the road to Macon, as also to Augusta; but his cavalry is busy on all I must first secure what I have. Jeff. Davis is at Macon. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. On the next day se he had made at Columbia, South Carolina, and Macon, Georgia, on his way out, which I had seen in the newspa I was in error in supposing that Jeff. Davis was at Macon and Palmetto, but on the 27th I received a printed copy of his speech made at Macon on the 22d, which was so significant that I ordered it to be telegraphed entiree positive knowledge that Mr. Davis made a speech at Macon, on the 22d, which I mailed to General Halleck yesteichmond on Thursday last. He was then on his way to Macon. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Forrest havinthe West Point road. He is removing the iron of the Macon road.. I can whip his infantry, but his cavalry is t
Campbellton, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
d Savannah. Hood now rests twenty-four miles south, on the Chattahoochee, with his right on the West Point road. He is removing the iron of the Macon road.. I can whip his infantry, but his cavalry is to be feared. There was great difficulty in obtaining correct information about Hood's movements from Palmetto Station. I could not get spies to penetrate his camps, but on the 1st of October I was satisfied that the bulk of his infantry was at and across the Chattahoochee River, near Campbellton, and that his cavalry was on the west side, at Powder Springs. On that day I telegraphed to General Grant: Hood is evidently across the Chattahoochee, below Sweetwater. If he tries to get on our road, this side of the Etowah, I shall attack him; but if he goes to the Selma & Talladega road, why will it not do to leave Tennessee to the forces which Thomas has, and the reserves soon to come to Nashville, and for me to destroy Atlanta and march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston
Valley Head (Alabama, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
Hood is moving south via Summerville, Alpine, and Gadsden. If he enters Tennessee, it will be to the west of Huntsville, but I think he has given up all such idea. I want the road repaired to Atlanta; the sick and wounded men sent north of the Tennessee; my army recomposed; and I will then make the interior of Georgia feel the weight of war. It is folly for us to be moving our armies on the reports of scouts and citizens. We must maintain the offensive. Your first move on Trenton and Valley Head was right — the move to defend Caperton's Ferry is wrong. Notify General Thomas of these my views. We must follow Hood till he is beyond the reach of mischief, and then resume the offensive. The correspondence between me and the authorities at Washington, as well as with the several army commanders, given at length in the report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, is full on all these points. After striking our road at Dalton, Hood was compelled to go on to Chattanooga an
Vicksburg (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
ursuit, the Fifteenth Corps was commanded by its senior majorgeneral present, P. J. Osterhaus, in the absence of General John A. Logan; and the Seventeenth Corps was commanded by Brigadier-General T. E. G. Ransom, the senior officer present, in the absence of General Frank P. Blair. General Ransom was a young, most gallant, and promising officer, son of the Colonel Ransom who was killed at Chapultepec, in the Mexican War. He had served with the Army of the Tennessee in 1862 and 1863, at Vicksburg, where he was severely wounded. He was not well at the time we started from Atlanta, but he insisted on going along with his command. His symptoms became more aggravated on the march, and when we were encamped near Gaylesville, I visited him in company with Surgeon John Moore, United States Army, who said that the case was one of typhoid fever, which would likely prove fatal. A few days after, viz., the 28th, he was being carried on a litter toward Rome; and as I rode from Gaylesville t
Chattooga River (United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
and Bridgeport, or to pass around by Decatur and abandon altogether his attempt to make us let go our hold of Atlanta by attacking our communications. It was clear to me that he had no intention to meet us in open battle, and the lightness and celerity of his army convinced me that I could not possibly catch him on a stern-chase. We therefore quietly followed him down the Chattooga Valley to the neighborhood of Gadsden, but halted the main armies near the Coosa River, at the mouth of the Chattooga, drawing our supplies of corn and meat from the farms of that comparatively rich valley and of the neighborhood. General Slocum, in Atlanta, had likewise sent out, under strong escort, large trains of wagons to the east, and brought back corn, bacon, and all kinds of provisions, so that Hood's efforts to cut off our supplies only reacted on his own people. So long as the railroads were in good order, our supplies came full and regular from the North; but when the enemy broke our railro
Tennessee River (United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
and new troops, to defend the line of the Tennessee River; and with the rest I will push into the h will go to Tuscumbia before crossing the Tennessee River. He was evidently out of supplies. His ched for a point on the south side of the Tennessee River, opposite Florence, where he was compellece intermediate between Hood (then on the Tennessee River, opposite Florence) and Forrest, opposite re ported that the enemy had crossed the Tennessee River four miles above Florence, and that he hawith much confidence on the fact that the Tennessee River below Muscle Shoals was strongly patrollectober Forrest made his appearance on the Tennessee River opposite Johnsonville (whence a new railrhief object. If he ventures north of the Tennessee River, I may turn in that direction, and endeavt; but thus far he has not gone above the Tennessee River. General Thomas will have a force strong nce, Alabama, occupying both banks of the Tennessee River, busy in collecting shoes and clothing fo[1 more...]
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
n in error and perpetuated in pride, but that Georgia can now save herself from the devastations ofand opening wide the door for us to enter Central Georgia. I inferred, however, that his real purpnd for me to destroy Atlanta and march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston, breaking roads andn no result. I can make this march, and make Georgia howl I We have on hand over eight thousand hee Hood to General Thomas, and to march across Georgia for Savannah or Charleston, that I again tele men, and with my effective army move through Georgia, smashing things to the sea. Hood may turn ine willing I should undertake the march across Georgia to the sea. The translated dispatch named Hord with the rest I will push into the heart of Georgia and come out at Savannah, destroying all the he southwest, drawing me as a decoy away from Georgia, which is his chief object. If he ventures nff. Davis's cherished plan of making me leave Georgia by manaeuvring. Thus far I have confined my [11 more...]
Rome, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
pital of the State, and delivered the message to Governor Brown. I had also sent similar messages by Judge Wright of Rome, Georgia, and by Mr. King, of Marietta. On the 15th of September I telegraphed to General Halleck as follows: My report il developments connected with the subject in which you feel interested. Mr. Wright, former member of Congress from Rome, Georgia, and Mr. King, of Marietta, are now going between Governor Brown and myself. I have said to them that some of the peto march to Chattanooga, and thence report for orders to General Thomas; but subsequently, on the 30th of October, at Rome, Georgia, learning from General Thomas that the new troops promised by General Grant were coming forward very slowly, I conclund to that first, and make your other move secondary. U. S. Grant Lieutenant-General. My answer is dated-- Rome, Georgia, November 2, 1864. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, City Point, Virginia: Your dispatch is received. If I could ho
Ackworth, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
ecessary to their comrades at the front. By order of Major-General W. T. Sherman, L. M. Dayton, Aide-de-Camp. The rebels had struck our railroad a heavy blow, burning every tie, bending the rails for eight miles, from Big Shanty to above Acworth, so that the estimate for repairs called for thirty-five thousand new ties, and six miles of iron. Ten thousand men were distributed along the break to replace the ties, and to prepare the road-bed, while the regular repair-party, under Colonel to be in force at both places. On the 9th I telegraphed to General Thomas, at Nashville, as follows: I came up here to relieve our road. The Twentieth Corps remains at Atlanta. Hood reached the road and broke It up between Big Shanty and Acworth. He attacked Allatoona, but was repulsed. We have plenty of bread and meat, but forage is scarce. I want to destroy all the road below Chattanooga, including Atlanta, and to make for the sea-coast. We cannot defend this long line of road.
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