and. distracting his attention from his real objective, so as to prevent a concentration to resist him in the difficult, inhospitable region through which his course lay.
Incessant rains, which flooded most of the adjacent country, giving the Savannah at Sister's ferry a surface width of nearly three miles, submerging the causeway road, and breaking up Gen. Slocum's pontoon-bridge, compelled a delay of a fortnight; during which, Savannah was made over
Jan. 18, 1865. to Gen. Foster: Gen. Grover's division of the 19th corps having been sent by Gen. Grant to form its garrison.
Some feints were made from Pocotaligo of an advance on Charleston; Foster's position between the Coosawhatchie and Tullifinny abandoned as no longer of use; and at length — the flood having somewhat abated — Sherman's whole army moved
Feb. 1. nearly northward; Slocum, with Kilpatrick, crossing the Savannah at Sister's ferry or Purysburg, and moving on Barnwell and Beaufort's bridge, threatening Augusta;
n, Va., 395.
Gregg, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389.
Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 615.
Grierson, Col. B. H. (since Gen.), raids from Lagrange to Baton Rouge, 301; raids toward Mobile, 695.
Griffin, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 156; at Malvern Hill, 165; captures 1,500 Rebels at Five Forks, 733.
Griffith, Sergeant, 22d Iowa, captures 13 prisoners. 312.
Grimes, Senator James W., of Iowa, his bill for the education of colored children, 266.
Grover, Gen. C., reoccupies Baton Rouge, 327.
Groveton, Va., battle of, 183.
gunboats, captured and destroyed by the enemy on Red river, 550.
Guntown, Miss., Sturgis routed at, 621.
Habeas Corpus, Vallandigham's case, 489; President Lincoln on, 491.
Hagerstown, Md., Longstreet advances to, 196.
Haines's Bluff, Miss., Sherman's feint on, 303; capture of, 310.
Hall, Col. A. S., 105th Ohio, defeats Morgan on Vaught's Hill, 284.
Halleck, Gen. H. W., allusion to, 26; 35;