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in drafting troops anxiety about Washington Grant's strategy covers the capital Early reinforcetly pressed till the close of the war. To Sheridan Grant said: If this war is to last another year,urally enough, was dreaded by the government. Grant, however, remained urgent, and on the l3th of ns on the north side of the James.—Sheridan to Grant, August, 20. Sheridan had moved from Hallt no desire to try the chances again. This day Grant said to Sheridan: I now think it likely that arce had been sent west of the Alleghanies, and Grant meant to lose no opportunity. On the 29th, heimid about this movement, until the arrival of Grant; I was a little timid about this movement untns were waiting at Harper's Ferry for forage. Grant asked if the teams could be brought up in timemight attribute to me what was due to him.—General Grant to Author, June, 1878. On the 17th of to return. At Martinsburg . . I learned that Grant was with Sheridan that day, and I expected an [45 more...]<
e to the sea plan turned over to Sherman when Grant became general-in-chief co-operation of Banksn's communications Sherman obliged to follow Grant makes a movement before Richmond to prevent Leore moving to sea Sherman repeats suggestion Grant sanctions movement, if line of Tennessee can bed. On the 15th of January, two months before Grant became general-in-chief, he said to Halleck: Istill writing: We must have the Alabama river, Grant telegraphed to him: Now that we have all of Moest of Atlanta, and two hundred from Mobile. Grant's idea now was for Canby to take Savannah, at that he should march towards the Savannah; but Grant then supposed that Hood would be in front, andd the destruction of the railroad, but to this Grant never objected, although it left the national he coast; if he had not been equally sure that Grant would protect the forces and the country that he would no more have attempted the march than Grant would have allowed it, without his own belief [77 more...]
accepted. I sometimes think that without Sheridan Grant's closing triumph might have been less comithout detracting one leaf from the laurels of Grant. The most skillful workman requires tools of , to use words to express my attachment to General Grant and his family. I have not gone to see hie was the subject of a warm contention between Grant and the President, the latter as usual siding ct Court of the same city. Two days afterward Grant wrote to him: I have just seen your Order No. staff to write to Sheridan as follows: General Grant wishes me to write to you to tell you thatnd also the Secretary of War. He sent for General Grant yesterday and told him this. The General of August the order was positively issued, and Grant again protested urgently and eloquently in a lom the duty in which he had hitherto supported Grant. Deprived now of his two coadjutors, without y superior or Sheridan as a loyal subordinate, Grant was left to bear the whole brunt of the battle[12 more...]
Chapter XIII Grant in the Cabinet. it was August when Grant entered the Cabinet, and he remaGrant entered the Cabinet, and he remained there only until January. The President of course was aware of the views of his new Secretaryy were soon dispelled. Within five days after Grant became Secretary, Sheridan was removed, and int orders of Sheridan that had been approved by Grant, and defied the popular feeling of the North. Grant repeatedly overruled him, though the President made every effort to uphold him; but the lawssions to which the General was averse, so that Grant might seem to sanction what he heard. FinallyCabinet meetings or make other declarations of Grant's action which could only have been learned frntained in the present volume. But although Grant was often obliged to dissent in terms from wha with them all. The President invited him and Grant of course accepted the invitations; his colleaproduced the impression upon the country which Grant believed that Johnson desired. It gave the ap[19 more...]
's front, and Lee had not abandoned Richmond. Grant looked the situation full in the face, and losgh the campaign in Georgia had been ordered by Grant, and formed an essential part of his schemes, essed and disappointed. It was forgotten that Grant had warned the country he might have to fight .; and during Early's raid Halleck reported to Grant that not a man responded to the President's cathe constant retreat of Lee and the advance of Grant after every battle, had accomplished this purpith some antagonists might have succeeded, but Grant had no more idea of abandoning the goal at whied. But Sheridan had been already warned: for Grant's opportune despatch of the 12th had arrived, eir rear, and I will pitch into them. To this Grant replied from Petersburg: Warren's corps is now he could be ready before daylight on Monday. Grant gave him the orders, and felt so confident of was not saved. It was of this battle that Grant declared in his official report: The result w[45 more...]
rman and Sheridan orders to Butler and Meade Grant has small expectation of capturing Richmond at should be made of Sherman's victorious army. Grant's original plan, while he still commanded in prkable as ever. There can be no doubt that if Grant had never directed Sherman to open a line to tGranger before Mobile. On the 29th of August, Grant said to Halleck: I agree with you it would be to find another base already opened; and while Grant was considering especially the goal of the jou know we shall not have the telegraph long. Grant answered the same night at 11.30 P. M.: Your dother. It must, however, be remembered that Grant's responsibility continued far beyond Sherman'an did not expect an enemy in his front, while Grant penetrated between two hostile forces; and becleck, and he had to provide his own supplies. Grant moved with thirty-five thousand men, Sherman, with sixty thousand: Grant's force was therefore easier to subsist, but less formidable in case it [77 more...]