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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
ssee Rivers, Sherman thus gives the credit to Halleck—or to Cullum or I—on page 219 of Vol. I: ver, are matters easily determined. * * * H. W. Halleck, Major-General. As General Grant formally proposed, on January 28th, to General Halleck to take Fort Henry, captured it on the 6th of Fee, Ky. General McClellan is sick. Are General Halleck and yourself in concert? When you move oToo much haste will ruin everything here. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Louisville, Ky., Janu January McClellan wrote to Buell as follows: Halleck, from his own accounts, will not soon be in ct Fort Henry must be held at all hazards. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. From all of which itr the purpose of obtaining authority from General Halleck to move against Forts Henry and Donelson.Officer On the 29th General Grant wrote Halleck as follows: headquarters district of Cll send you written instructions by mail. H. W. Halleck, Major-General headquarters Department[49 more...]<
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 3: (search)
e to make the lodgment on the railroad contemplated by General Halleck's orders. On the 16th we disembarked and marched ouepartment West Tennessee, Savannah, April 5, 1862. General H. W. Halleck, Commanding Department of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo. k, or as calculated to make his raw men timid. That General Halleck supposed the officers in charge of the camp had taken but was repulsed with heavy loss. No details given. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. General Buckland and Major Ricke The document was forwarded to the War Department from General Halleck's headquarters at St. Louis, thus officially certified for a proper distribution of both honor and blame. General Halleck's congratulatory order issued a week after the battle lready won on numerous fields. The report made to General Halleck by General Grant on the evening of the 5th, that one ot regard to the arrival of Buell's troops. The report to Halleck shows that this was impossible. The connection sought t
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 4: (search)
l show: Iuka, Miss., September 20, 1862. To Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief. General Rosecrans, with Stanlhin the line of his forts. These had been begun under General Halleck, but were much strengthened by General Grant, and conseport made later: Jackson, October 5, 1862. General H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C. Yesterday the rebels under VaGrant, Major-General. Jackson, October 5, 1862. General H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C. General Ord, who followed Hurrant, Major-General. Jackson, October 6, 1862. General H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C. Generals Ord and Hurlbut camerant, Major-General. Jackson, October 8, 1862. General H. W. Halleck, Wasington, D. C. Rosecrans has followed rebels nto Mississippi, supporting your army on the country? H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. Jackson, October 8, 1862. GeneGeneral H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C. An army can not subsist itself on the country except in forage. They did not start o
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 5: (search)
eral Grant on the 4th of December, and the approval of the plan telegraphed by Halleck on the 5th. On the 8th Grant telegraphed that Sherman would be in command of the river expedition. To this Halleck replied: War Department, Washington, December 9, 1862. Major-General Grant, Oxford, Miss. * * * * The President maas you may deem best. Sherman would be my choice as the chief, under you. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. After General Sherman left Memphis and before his expedition failed, the President had acted as General Halleck surmised. The following telegram upon that point will also show from its date, that the subsequent remition, and that he shall have the immediate command, under your direction. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. This campaign was the first after Shiloh, where Ge* * * U. S. Grant, Major-General. On the same day Grant telegraphed to Halleck: General Sherman will command the expedition down the Mississippi. He will ha
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 6: (search)
nt showed me the alarming dispatches from General Halleck, which had been sent from Memphis by Genecording to the notification sent Rosecrans by Halleck of the time named at Memphis for Sherman's arrd reenforcements as previously directed. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. War Department, Sepiro, ill., September 21, 12 M., 1863. Major-General Halleck. General-in-chief: I received your ransportation of supplies toward Decatur. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. October 2d, Hurlb then near Corinth, reported the situation to Halleck, and asked: whether I shall give preference th dispatch. He thus reported his action to Halleck: Chattanooga, October 26, 2 P. M. Mar south into Georgia and Alabama. * * * * H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. This exploded viee. General Grant subsequently explained to Halleck why the attack ordered was not made: Chattanooga, November 23, 1863. To General Halleck, Washington. General Thomas' troops at[22 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 7: (search)
arrived at Canton, near Vicksburg, on his return, February 26th: Much more had been expected at the North from the preparations made for the movement, and the statements circulated as to its object. It was the general belief that the expedition was to penetrate as far east as Selma, one of the interior points of greatest value to the enemy, and also turn upon Mobile. This impression was current at General Grant's headquarters and at Washington, and General Grant himself had written to Halleck, under date of January 15th, 1864, in the same letter which unfolded his plan for the general Spring campaign as follows: I shall direct Sherman, therefore, to move out to Meridian with his spare force—the cavalry going from Corinth, and destroy the railroads east and south of there so effectually that the enemy will not attempt to rebuild them during the rebellion. He will then return, unless the opportunity of going into Mobile with the force he has, appears perfectly plain. And
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 8: (search)
y, the 8th, he telegraphed from Tunnel Hill, in front of Buzzard Roost, to General Halleck, at Washington: I have been all day reconnoitering the mountain range will tell the story. And on the 9th, at 8 P. M., from Tunnel Hill, to General Halleck as follows: We have been fighting all day against precipices and mountthe day after to-morrow. At 7 A. M. of the 10th this telegram was sent to Halleck: I am starting for the extreme front in Buzzard Roost Gap, and make this dt discovered the nature of your forces? On the 10th he also telegraphed General Halleck as follows: General McPherson reached Resaca, but found the place strol some days after the attack began that he came to the conclusion, as he tells Halleck, that he must feign on Buzzard Roost, but attack through Snake Creek Gap, whicrom hurrying, and Johnston having virtually escaped him, he telegraphed to General Halleck on the 14th: By the flank movement on Resaca we have forced Johnston to ev
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 9: (search)
to leave the railroad; but something had to be done, and I had resolved on this move, as reported in my dispatch to General Halleck on July 1st: General Schofield is now south of Olley's Creek, and on the head of Nickajack. I have been hurryingeneral Thomas for the assault in the last part of the above dispatch are significant. The same evening he telegraphed Halleck, intimating as a reason for the assault that the position could not well be turned without abandoning the railroad: e from our railroad? It would bring matters to a crisis, and Schofield has secured the way. But his excuses to Generals Halleck and Grant a few days later cap the climax of all which the records contain in regard to Kenesaw. Witness the following: Sherman to Halleck, July 9: The assault I made was no mistake. I had to do it. The enemy, and our own army and officers, had settled down into the conviction that the assault of lines formed no part of my game, and the moment the enemy was
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 10: (search)
ndered by either of the other armies, the Army of the Tennessee would be jealous. Nobly did they do their work that day, and terrible was the slaughter done to our enemy, though at sad cost to ourselves. In reporting upon the battle to General Halleck, General Sherman telegraphed: McPherson's sudden death, and Logan succeeding to the command, as it were, in the midst of battle, made some confusion on our extreme left; but it soon recovered, and made sad havoc with the enemy, who had f artillery, lies deeply covered under the sentence: For some moments I supposed the enemy intended to evacuate. Some omitted leaves from the official record will show how long these moments were. In a report made by General Sherman to General Halleck, dated August 15, 1864, this paragraph occurs, though it is not mentioned in his book: On the morning of the 22d, somewhat to my surprise, this whole line was found abandoned, and I confess I thought the enemy had resolved to give us Atl
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
ourier brought me the cipher message from General Halleck which intimated that the authorities in W plan for the Atanta and Gulf campaign to General Halleck, and while General Sherman was on the Misprr, Va., 4 P. M., March 25, 1864. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Chief of Staff. I sent a letteneral Grant wrote the following letter to General Halleck, both in regard to the nature of the origes, City Point, Va., October 4, 1864. Major-General Halleck, Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington the previous January made them known to Generals Halleck and Thomas. As will be seen these letternd yet the day before this he had telegraphed Halleck: I got the dispatch in cipher about proviand reported fully to the authorities. General Halleck then telegraphed General Grant as follows the President, the Secretary of War, and General Halleck, with respect to your project of a campaicould stars for Mobile at once; I suppose General Halleck will communicate with you fully on this s[14 more...]
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