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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1865., [Electronic resource] 11 1 Browse Search
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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VII (search)
little army which I had the honor to command. I shall speak mainly of the acts of others, especially the noble dead. I must preface my remarks by observing that the organization of Sherman's army during the Atlanta campaign was extremely faulty, in that the three grand divisions were very unequal in strength, the Army of the Cumberland having nearly five times the infantry strength of the Army of the Ohio, and more than twice that of the Army of the Tennessee, even after the junction of Blair's corps. The cavalry, of which two divisions belonged to the Army of the Ohio, always acted either under the direct orders of General Sherman or of the nearest army commander, according to the flank on which it was operating. This inequality resulted from the fact that Sherman's army was composed of three separate armies, or such portions of them as could be spared from their several departments, united for that campaign. General Thomas was, naturally enough, disinclined to part with any
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VIII (search)
Chapter VIII Sherman's displeasure with Hooker Growing out of the affair at Kolb's Farm Hooker's despatch evidently Misinterpreted a conversation with James B. McPherson over the question of relative rank encouraging John B. Hood to become a soldier visit to the Camp of Frank P. Blair, Jr. anecdote of Sherman and Hooker under fire the assault on Kenesaw tendency of veteran troops the death of McPherson before Atlanta Sherman's error in a question of relative rank. in the affair at Kolb's Farm, on June 22, Hascall's division of the Twenty-third Corps was abreast of and connecting with Hooker's right, while his advance-guard was many yards in advance of the line, when the enemy's attack at the Kolb House began. The first attack fell upon this advance-guard, the 14th Kentucky Volunteers, which gallantly held its ground until twice ordered to retire and join the main line. In the meantime Hascall's line had been formed in prolongation of Hooker's and covered with
orps went in transports to Beaufort on Saturday, the 14th. The Seventeenth corps, under Major-General Blair, crossed Port Royal ferry, and, with a portion of General Foster's command, moved on PocoSunday, the 15th, that the enemy abandoned his strong works in our front on Saturday night.--General Blair's corps now occupies a strong position across the railroad, covering all approaches eastwardnditional"Subjugation. The New York Times has an editorial upon the recent peace mission of Mr. Blair, and comments on the expression in the Tribune that the Confederates would be convinced by what Blair had to say that the Yankee Government did not demand "an unconditional surrender." The Times is the organ of Seward (who is, in fact, the Lincoln Government), and the following extract may nohe people ratified, it by an overwhelming majority in the re-election of Mr. Lincoln. Now, if Mr. Blair has given Jeff. Davis to understand, by private assurances, or hints or suggestions of any sor
oubt. It also repeals the law providing a staff for the general assigned to duty at Richmond. General Bragg now holds the position referred to. The bill has not, as yet, been approved by the President. The other measure is the resolution recommending the assignment of General Joseph E. Johnston to the command of the Army of Tennessee. Five hundred returned Confederate prisoners, who arrived at Varina on Friday, reached the city last night on our flag-of-truce boat from Boulware's landing. By the same boat, Mr. Francis P. Blair, Sr., peace commissioner, returned to this city. Nothing has transpired as to the objects of his mission; but of course it has reference to peace negotiations, and this has grown out of his former visit. He is a guest of Captain Hatch, at the residence of the latter, corner of Fourth and Leigh streets. The Hon. H. S. Foote, of Tennessee, left the city yesterday morning by the Fredericksburg train, en route for Prince George county, Virginia.