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of Kirby Smith demanding the presence of all of Canby's surplus forces in another direction, has made it impossible to carry out the plan as early as was contemplated. Any considerable force to co-operate with Sherman on the sea-coast must not be sent from here. The question is whether, under such circumstances, Augusta and Savannah would not be a better line than Selma, Montgomery, and Mobile. I think Savannah might be taken by surprise with one corps from here, and such other troops as Foster could spare from the Department of the South. This is my view, but before giving positive orders, I want to make a visit to Washington and consult on the subject. All Canby can do with his present force is to make demonstrations on Mobile, or up the Appalachicola towards Columbus. Then came the reasons that recommended the movement: Either line would cut off the supplies from the rich districts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi equally well. Whichever way Sherman moves, he will undo
by way of that river. In the same despatch he gave directions for the coopera-tion of Canby and Foster, and added: Information should be got to Sherman of all preparations made to meet him on the seareinforcements for the other; who must direct the movements all over the continent, of Canby and Foster and Rosecrans, as well as of Meade and Butler and Sheridan, so that all should contribute to thed be well broken, and as much damage as possible done to the Mobile and Ohio. At the same time, Foster, in South Carolina, was directed to send a force to destroy the railroad in Sherman's front, betugh, they can keep the enemy off of Sherman awhile. These co-operative movements of Canby and Foster suggested themselves to Sherman as well as to Grant, as appears by the records. They were indeere busy conveying forces and stores for the same object; the troops of Rosecrans, and Canby, and Foster, were all in motion, and their operations were all planned, to support the operations of Thomas
to cut this road that Grant, two months before, had ordered an expedition from Foster's command. It was now of vital importance to open communication with the fle and wrote dispatches to Grant and the government. Later that night he met General Foster, who had come up the Ogeechee to communicate with him, and in Wassaw sound ores of bread, provisions, and clothing, as well as siege-guns and ammunition. Foster, he learned, had made several unsuccessful attempts to cut the Charleston railrered communication with the North; on the 13th of December, he reopened it with Foster and the fleet. In these thirty-one days he had utterly destroyed two hundred mat least for the present, and, with such assistance as may be given you by General Foster and Admiral Dahlgren, operate from such base as you may establish on the con bridge across the river to this point. Sherman therefore determined to order Foster to move down upon this road from the direction of Port Royal. On the 19th, he
n and the South, was secured with a loss of only two officers and eight men. Foster's troops, in the Department of the South, had originally been directed to proteform the garrison. Grover took command of the city on the 18th of January, and Foster's troops were placed at Sherman's disposal. Thus by the middle of January, ape Fear a difficult undertaking. Both Grant and Sherman therefore instructed Foster to watch the inland progress as closely as possible, and provide points of secund Terry; transferring Grover from the Shenandoah to the Savannah, so as to set Foster free; dispatching an expedition to favor Sherman from East Tennessee; inspiring force the evacuation of Charleston. In that case, Gillmore [who had superseded Foster in South Carolina] Foster was relieved solely because of physical incapacityFoster was relieved solely because of physical incapacity, resulting from an old wound. We want a man, said Grant, who is not confined to his quarters. will have a disposable force of ten or twelve thousand men, which I ha
fore them. They were the most salient and commanding works outside of Petersburg, and it was indispensable that they should be stormed. Accordingly, at one o'clock an assault on Fort Gregg was ordered. Three of Ord's brigades, under Turner and Foster, moved forward at once in close support, and a desperate struggle ensued. The garrison was composed of three hundred brave fellows, collected from various commands—artillery, infantry, and a body of mounted drivers called Walker's Mules, to whomthat the garrison was only two hundred and fifty strong, and that these fought until only thirty were left alive. As the fort remained in the national possession, the rebels could not possibly have a knowledge of the number who surrendered. General Foster, who captured it, reported in April, 1865, before these fables were circulated, that two hundred and fifty were taken prisoner, officers and men, and fifty-seven dead were found inside. Fort Baldwin, the adjoining work, was at once evacua
mas into Alabama 181; reenters Tennessee, 184; at Port Heiman, 186; movements on Harpeth river, 212; at Murfreesboro, 250; in retreat from Nashville, 260, 261. Foster, General John G., assumes command of department of Ohio, i., 545; succeeded by Schofield, 552; in command in South Carolina, III., 175; movements around Savannah, 296; relieved from command, 379. Foster, General Robert S., at Deep Bottom, II., 473. Franklin, General W. B., in Red river campaign, II., 73; nominated by Grant to command four departments in one, 453. Franklin, battle of, III., 211-213. Fremont, Major-General J. C., in command of Western department, i., 10; appointsGeneral John, at siege of Corinth, i., 100; ordered to Virginia, 107. Port Gibson, battle of, i., 206-210. Port Hudson, surrender of i., 392. Port Royal, Foster and Sherman at, III., 305. Porter, Admiral, in front of Vicksburg, i., 161; operations in Yazoo river, 175; running Vicksburg batteries, 189; co-operation with