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Their correspondence shows this so clearly and fully that there would seem to be no need of my making any special reference to it. I do so only because of the statement in General Grant's Memoirs.
Very possibly General Grant may have meant, in his Memoirs, only that he approved the general project, under the condition that sufficient force would be left to take care of Hood and destroy him, not caring to say anything about the fulfilment or nonfulfilment of that condition.
From about October 1 till the time Sherman started on his march—six weeks—he seems to have been so intent on the execution of that project, and upon doing it with as large an army as possible, that no question of military principle or of fact could be permitted to stand in his way. He assumed and maintained throughout that the only question was whether he should continue the aggressive, or allow the enemy's movements to put him on the defensive, refusing to consider any other possible plan of aggressive operat