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[577] at, 538; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters to New York from, 406; Sherman removes his headquarters to St. Louis from, 406; interviews between Evarts and S. at, 413-418; meeting of Miles and S. at, 494

Washington State, obstruction of rail-roads in, 512

Washington University, S. accepts professorship of physics in, 30

Weldon, N. C., Sherman's movement to, 334

West, development of the, 491

West Point, Grant at, 380. See also military Department of West Point; United States military Academy.

Westport, Mo., S. at, 83

Wharton, Col. H. C., despatch from Thomas, Nov. 29, 1864, 228

Wheeler, Lieut.-Gen., Joseph, on the Tennessee, 318

Wherry, Brig.-Gen. William M., aide-de-camp to S., 188, 294; lieutenant-colonel, Second U. S. Infantry, 188; accompanies S. to Paris, 385

Whisky, tendency to conflict with business and military duties, 19

Whitaker, Maj.-Gen. Walter C., at Spring Hill, 173, 216

White, Col. John S., in battle of Franklin, 179

Whittaker, Cadet, alleged outrage on, at West Point, 445, 446

Wilder, A. C., heads faction against Gen. Ewing, 80

Williams, Col., denies rumor of expulsion of Union families, 93

Williams, J. E., letter from S. to, June 1, 1863, 74, 75

Williamsport, Tenn., proposal to obstruct roads at, 211; troops ordered to Franklin from, 217

Will's Valley, military movements via, 317

Wilmington, N. C., trip by Grant and S. to, 294, 295; military operations at, 346; capture of, 346

Wilson, Maj.-Gen. James H., operations on Duck River, 206, 208, 209, 211-214, 217; urges immediate retreat to Franklin, 210; to organize his cavalry force, 211, 284, 285; despatch from S., Nov. 29, 1864, 212; reports Hood's crossing of Duck River, 213; to cover Franklin and Spring Hill, 214; Hammond ordered to report to, 217; battle of Franklin, 221-224; ordered to fall back to Nashville, 224; sent to reinforce Thomas in Tennessee, 228, 316, 319, 322; battle of Nashville, 254, 263-265, 268, 270; orders from Thomas, Dec. 15, 1864, 263-265; despatch to S., Dec. 16, 263-265; to check cavalry raids by Hood, 321

Wilson's Creek, Mo., battle of, 35, 39, 40, 42-47, 67, 141, 142, 363, 364; the battle virtually a Union defeat, 46; military movements near, 62; S.'s Irish soldier-servant in the battle of, 67

Wisconsin, S. a surveyor in, 2

Wood, Frank F., 240

Wood, Maj.-Gen. Thomas J., at Franklin, 175, 176; battle of Franklin, 176, 180; reports Hood's crossing of Duck River, 214; placed between Duck River and Rutherford's Creek, 214; movement to Spring Hill, 215, 216; battle of Nashville, 243, 244, 250, 263, 267, 269, 272; cooperation of S. with, 244; interview with Thomas, Dec. 15, 1864, 263; orders to Fourth Corps, Dec. 15, 1864, 263; Orders of the Day for Dec. 16, 1864, 263

Wounded Knee, battle of, 488

Wyman, Col. John B., letter from Fremont to, Aug. 6, 1861, 39

Wyoming, massacre of Chinese in, 509; obstruction of railroads in, 512

Yankee, what constitutes a, at West Point, 3

Yeatman, James E., president of the Sanitary Commission, 31

Yellow fever, outbreak of, in Florida, 20, 24, 25, 183; S.'s eradication of, from the army, 183

Yosemite Valley, a trip through the, 431

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