The Mississippi (with its vast supplies so essential to your armies) was in your control, from Cairo to the Gulf, until Foote, from the North, and Farragut from the South, broke its barriers, and began that system of segregation which so pitilessly sapped your vital forces.
The presence of the navy at Savannah and the seaboard, gave birth, in the brain of Sherman, to that relentless March to The Sea, which shook, for a time, even the morale of the army of Northern Virginia.
Grant, in his Wilderness Campaign, foiled at every point, in his direct road to Richmond, sat down before Petersburg, his right wing in touch with the navy on the James, and that he be not shorn of this assistance, obstructed the river against the descent of your gunboats.
The brief career of the Merrimac in Hampton Roads, delayed the advance of McClellan on the Peninsula—gave you the much needed time to put the defences of Richmond in order—evoked the memorable telegram to Fox, assistant secre
th Nov. ‘62, reported to General Bragg, Passed Board Nov. 28, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 5th Arkansas, Jan. 31, ‘62, 2d Arkansas.
Ordered to report to General Pillow, Sept. 3, ‘63, reported from Troy, Ala.
graves, Wm. Lomax, Assistant Surgeon, passed Board Dec. 6, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 6th Arkansas, April 30, ‘63, 6th and 7th Arkansas Regiments, Headquarters A. T. Appointed by Secretary of War June 2, ‘63, to rank from 6th Dec. ‘62, reported to General Bragg. April 30, ‘64, 6th and 7th Arkansas.
Grant, James F., Surgeon, passed Board at Murfreesboro Nov. 16, ‘62, Sept. 2d ordered to report to General Van Dorn for duty with 32d Tennessee, Jan. 3, ‘64, Senior Surgeon Brigade, Headquarters A. T., Dalton.
April 30, ‘64, 32d Tennessee.
Gannaway, John, Surgeon, A. and I.
G. O., S. O., No. 59, dated Richmond March 14, ‘62.
Ordered to be dropped from the rolls by Secretary of War.
Garnet, O. V., contract $80, made by J. L. Moore Oct. 11, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, Harr