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Chapter 30:

  • Sherman moves from Atlanta
  • -- object of Sherman's march -- character of march -- foraging -- alarm of enemy -- rebel movements in Sherman's front -- arrival at Milledgeville -- Second stage of march -- movements of cavalry -- increased consternation of rebels -- futile efforts to obstruct Sherman -- arrival at Millen -- policy of Sherman -- turns his columns towards Savannah -- character of country on Savannah river -- arrival in front of Savannah -- situation of city -- capture of Fort McAllister -- Sherman communicates with the fleet -- supplies awaiting him at Port Royal -- results of march -- delight of country -- dispatches from Grant -- Sherman ordered to embark his army for Richmond -- preparations to obey -- orders revoked -- investment of Savannah -- evacuation -- escape of garrison -- occupation of city -- expedition against Fort Fisher starts -- Butler's powder—boat -- lack of co—operation between Butler and Porter -- explosion of powder—boat -- situation of Fort Fisher -- strength of defences -- garrison -- naval bombardment, December 24th -- arrival of Butler -- landing of troops -- reconnoissance -- Butler determines against assault -- withdrawal of troops -- protest of Porter -- Butler sails for Fort Monroe -- Grant's dispatch to President -- Butler's disobedience of orders -- unnecessary failure -- Porter's dispatches -- chagrin of Grant -- Second expedition determined on -- secrecy -- Butler relieved from command -- Second expedition starts -- Terry's instructions -- arrival off Fort Fisher -- landing of troops -- movements of Hoke -- bombardment of January 13th national line across peninsula -- supineness of Hoke -- reconnoissance -- arrangements for combined assault -- bombardment of January 13th -- Curtis's advance -- Ames's assault— -- national troops reach the parapet-formidable character of work -- fighting on the parapet -- capture of Fort Fisher -- losses -- arrival of Stanton -- seizure of blockade runners-conduct of troops -- gallantry of defence -- harmony of Porter and Terry -- General observations -- results.

On the 12th of November, Sherman's army stood detached, and cut off from all communication with the rear. It was composed of four corps: the Fifteenth and Seventeenth constituted the right wing

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