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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
force, under Generals Pillow and Polk, and that General Grant had moved from Cairo and occupied Paducah in forbeginning to move his troops: one part, under General U. S. Grant, up the Tennessee River; and another part, unrtis, in the direction of Springfield, Missouri. General Grant was then at Paducah, and General Curtis was undeore Foote had his gunboat fleet at Cairo; and General U. S. Grant, who commanded the district, was collecting arations. This occurred more than a month before General Grant began the movement, and, as he was subject to Geunder Commodore Foote, and the land-forces under General Grant, on the 6th of February, 1862. About the same tce, at Pea Ridge. As soon as Fort Henry fell, General Grant marched straight across to Fort Donelson, on thedier-General Sherman, Paducah, Kentucky: Send General Grant every thing you can spare from Paducah and Smiths of victories. They at once gave Generals Halleck, Grant, and C. F. Smith, great fame. Of course, the rebels
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
in Kentucky; the Army of the Tennessee, Major-General Grant, at Forts Henry and Donelson; and Generat one time proposed as its capital. Both Generals Grant and Buell looked to its capture as an event of great importance. On the 21st General Grant sent General Smith with his division to Clarksvilral Halleck, February 25th, telegraphs me: General Grant will send no more forces to Clarksville. Send all spare transports up Tennessee to General Grant. Evidently the general supposes you to beleck, others of General Cullum; others for General Grant, and still others for General Buell at Nasunday. At daylight of Monday I received General Grant's orders to advance and recapture our origal Grant and his subordinate generals. As General Grant did not and would not take up the cudgels,ty. Of course, subsequent events gave General Grant and most of the other actors in that battle theven were in Buell's army, leaving for that of Grant ten thousand and fifty. This result is a fair[27 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
e reserve, to be commanded by McClernand. General Grant was substantially left out, and was named hin range of our guns and line of battle. Generals Grant and Thomas happened to be with me during tave kept. Chewalla, June 6, 1862. Major-General Grant. my dear sir: I have just received ythe District of West Tennessee, vacated by General Grant. By this time, also, I was made aware thaints, that no use could be made of it, and General Grant had to employ the railroads, from Columbusl Bragg, then in full career for Kentucky. General Grant determined to attack him in force, preparember, at Memphis, I received an order from General Grant dated the 2d, to send Hurlbut's division tng to about six thousand men. The whole of General Grant's men at that time may have aggregated fifrning, the 5th, and it was then too late. General Grant was again displeased with him, and never bs forward at Grand Junction and Hernando. General Grant, in like manner, was reenforced by new reg[19 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
ossible. On the subject of vacant houses, General Grant's orders are: Take possession of all vacant by disloyal owners. I understand that General Grant takes the rents and profits of this class n, Memphis, Tennessee, August 26, 1862. Major-General Grant, Corinth, Mississippi. sir: In pursuwill talk this matter over. Yours truly, U. S. Grant, Major-General. I repaired at once to O I will occupy this road to Coffeeville. U. S. Grant, Major-General. I was shown this dispate for supplies before we get through. . . . U. S. Grant, Major-General. When we rode to Oxford to that moment I had not heard a word from General Grant since leaving Memphis; and most assuredly cksburg must be Pemberton's army, and that General Grant must be near at hand. lie informed me thanand told me he had received a letter from General Grant at Memphis, who disapproved of our movemen ordered back to Milliken's Bend, to await General Grant's arrival in person. We reached Milliken'[28 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
of Napoleon, Arkansas, we were visited by General Grant in person, who had come down from Memphis xes will be required. Very respectfully, U. S. Grant, Major-General. This letter was instant A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Grant. Sir: I would most respectfully suggeste these suggestions, with the request that General Grant will read them and give them, as I know hee of Port Gibson, on the 11th. I overtook General Grant in person at Auburn, and he accompanied mymy should concentrate on him (McClernand). General Grant said, I don't believe a word of it; but I to see her boy. I had a telegraph-wire to General Grant's headquarters, and had heard that there wrmed. Later in the day I got by telegraph General Grant's notice of the negotiations for surrenderf his own orders, reports, and letters, as General Grant. His success at Vicksburg justly gave himiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, now exists in Grant's army. This needs, simply, enough privates t[51 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
y, as it were, idle for a time. In person General Grant went to New Orleans to confer with Generalport, till you meet further orders from me. U. S. Grant. The bearer of this message was Corporath. Of course, I was heartily welcomed by Generals Grant, Thomas, and all, who realized the extraorew, not a thousand yards off. Why, said I, General Grant, you are besieged; and he said, It is too mplete success at the centre, and received general Grant's orders to pursue on the north side of Chthe whereabouts of the enemy. Yours truly, U. S. Grant, Major-General. P. S.--On reflection, to a proper understanding of the case. General Grant had been called from Vicksburg, and sent tl their part. On a proper representation, General Grant postponed the attack. On the 21st I got toosa. He was out of Tennessee. I found General Grant at Ringgold, and, after some explanations tta-nooga, where I received in person from General Grant orders to transfer back to their appropria[41 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
ition in that direction. My orders from General Grant will not, as yet, justify me in embarking y of February. There I found letters from General Grant, at Nashville, and General Banks, at New Ofelt authorized to go under my orders from General Grant. At that time General Grant commanded theGeneral Grant commanded the Military Division of the Mississippi, embracing my own Department of the Tennessee and that of Gen I will find time just now. Your friend, U. S. Grant, Major-General. [private and confidentiays, but on the 14th of March received from General Grant a dispatch to hurry to Nashville in personace on the 17th of March, 1864. I found General Grant there. He had been to Washington and backst dignified way read a finished speech to General Grant, who stood, as usual, very awkwardly; and he mayor had fulfilled his office so well, General Grant said: Mr. Mayor, as I knew that this ceremThat I have calculated, and so reported to General Grant, that this detachment of his forces in no [17 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
Schofield, Thomas, McPherson, and Steele. General Grant was in the act of starting East to assume n, at the West. My understanding was that General Grant thought it wise and prudent to give all th I answered that, after the agreement with General Grant that he would notify me from Washington, Is newspaper communication, though aimed at General Grant, reacted on himself, for it closed his milr-book shows an active correspondence with Generals Grant, Halleck, Thomas, McPherson, and SchofieldGeneral John A. Rawlins, chief of staff to General Grant at Washington, I described at length all t, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. headquarters militaryhville, Tennessee, April 10, 1864. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, Commander-in-Chief, Washington, DNashville, Tennessee, April 24, 1864. Lieutenant-General Grant, commanding Armies of the United Statpared for taking the field in person. General Grant had first indicated the 30th of April as the d[10 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
n the enemy. The salute will be fired within an hour, amid great rejoicing. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. These dispatches were communicated to the army in g at that particular crisis, together with certain other original letters of Generals Grant and Halleck, never hitherto published. headquarters armies of the Unitvor as it would in favor of any living man, myself included. Truly yours, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. headquarters military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Atlanta, Georgia, September 20, 1864. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, Commander-in-Chief, City Point, Virginia. General: I have the honor to acknowledget of the war. Its results are less striking and less complete than those of General Grant at Vicksburg, but then you have had greater difficulties to encounter, a lorue, as you say, that he is slow, but he is always sure. I have not seen General Grant since the fall of Atlanta, and do not know what instructions he has sent yo
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
ptember Colonel Horace Porter arrived from General Grant, at City Point, bringing me the letter of avalry. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. General Grant first thought I was in error in supposing watched from the rear, and I am glad that General Grant has ordered reserves to Nashville. I prefce through Georgia to the sea, inasmuch as General Grant cannot cooperate with you as at first arraon came, having been sent from Virginia by General Grant, for the purpose of commanding all my cavaral Thomas that the new troops promised by General Grant were coming forward very slowly, I conclud Rome, Georgia, November 2, 1864. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, City Point, Virginia: Your disxt? I suppose it will be safer if I leave General Grant and yourself to decide. A. Lincoln. Or, at Kingston, I wrote and telegraphed to General Grant, reviewing the whole situation, gave him mch less fruitful of results than hoped for. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Meantime trains of[19 more...]
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