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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)
Anderson sent for me, and I found with him Mr. Guthrie, president of the Louisville & Nashville Raoff the track, and thereby give us time. Mr. Guthrie explained that in the ravine just beyond San had sent to collect some Home Guards, and Mr. Guthrie to get the trains ready. It was after midnresent the actual state of affairs, and got Mr. Guthrie to go with me across to Jeffersonville, to Louisville. The train was behind time, but Mr. Guthrie and I waited till it actually arrived. Mr. could be. This seemed to surprise him, and Mr. Guthrie added his persuasion to mine; when Mr. Cameto confirm the truth of which I appealed to Mr. Guthrie, who said that every word I had spoken was for the New York Tribune newspaper. The Hon. James Guthrie was also in the room, having been inviteeable to the Secretary to hear the views of Mr. Guthrie. Thus appealed to, Mr. Guthrie said lie diMr. Guthrie said lie did not consider himself, being a civilian, competent to give an opinion as to the extent of force ne
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
. At the time he only had about sixty serviceable locomotives, and about six hundred cars of all kinds' and lie represented that to provide for all contingencies he must have at least one hundred locomotives and one thousand cars. As soon as Mr. Guthrie, the President of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, detected that we were holding on to all his locomotives and cars, he wrote me, earnestly remonstrating against it, saying that he would not be able with diminished stock to bring forward tred their property, or settled their transportation accounts, I have never heard, but to this fact, as much as to any other single fact, I attribute the perfect success which afterward attended our campaigns; and I have always felt grateful to Mr. Guthrie, of Louisville, who had sense enough and patriotism enough to subordinate the interests of his railroad company to the cause of his country. About this time, viz., the early part of April, I was much disturbed by a bold raid made by the reb