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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 30 0 Browse Search
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I only retained the blotters from which the official records were made up. In one of them I find my letter to Gen. Howard, commanding Army of the Tennessee, East Point: I consent that you give Gen. Logan a leave. I have not yet heard from Gen. Grant, but in case of necessity, we can in Gen. Logan's absence, take care of the 15th Corps. There seems to be a special reason why he should go home at once. This fully confirms what you write me, and looking back from the distance of time, I s we witnessed. We tried to be cheerful and to think that the worst of the war was over, but when the hour came for General Logan to return to the army it was with many forebodings that we bade him good-by. He was ordered to report to General Grant at City Point, Virginia, as before mentioned. I was advised of the order sending him to relieve Thomas. With intense anxiety I watched the very meagre despatches in the papers, and hailed with delight the news of Thomas's victory and Genera
r with Well, what is the good news of to-day? Grant will be in Richmond soon. Lincoln will be inaeen restored to the command of that army. General Grant, therefore, bade him come to Washington, w make this expedition and avoid a catastrophe, Grant was most anxious that General Thomas, then in ood out of Tennessee. The history of this General Grant gives in his Memoirs, * including copies oorps at Savannah by water. He reported to General Grant at City Point, Virginia. He found Generalt much exasperated at General Thomas's delay. Grant says in his Memoirs Vol. II, pp. 357-386.: General Logan disliked extremely to obey General Grant's order implicitly, because he felt quite to induce Thomas to make the attack which General Grant had ordered him over and over again to do,ished to use his influence to have Thomas obey Grant's orders at once and thereby relieve him of thf the battle of Nashville, at once sent to General Grant the following telegram: Louisville, [3 more...]