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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
vannah, was the objective, but the army of Jos. Johnston, go where it might. [private and confs the enemy appears. But the moment I detect Johnston falling behind the Chattahoochee, I propose tall the valleys as far as Dalton; and, should Johnston turn his whole force against McPherson, the lre have easily withstood the attack of all of Johnston's army, with the knowledge that Thomas and Schis heels. Had he done so, I am certain that Johnston would not have ventured to attack him in posiding the men to the rear for treatment. That Johnston had deliberately designed in advance to give ill after the war was over, and then from General Johnston himself. In the autumn of 1865, when i he feared they could not hold their men. General Johnston was surprised at this, for he understood , the movement was chiefly designed to compel Johnston to give up Allatoona. On the 25th all the losing up on Thomas's left. Satisfied that Johnston in person was at New Hope with all his army, [42 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
scholar, or of great mental capacity, was undoubtedly a brave, determined, and rash man; and the change of commanders at that particular crisis argued the displeasure of the Confederate Government with the cautious but prudent conduct of General Jos. Johnston. McPherson was in excellent spirits, well pleased at the progress of events so far, and had come over purposely to see me about the order I had given him to use Dodge's corps to break up the railroad, saying that the night before he haut intermission, and on four several occasions — viz., July 4th, 20th, 22d, and 28th--these affairs had amounted to real battles, with casualty lists by the thousands. Assuming the correctness of the rebel surgeon Foard's report, on page 577 of Johnston's Narrative, commencing with July 4th and terminating with July 31st, we have: Corps.Killed.Wounded.Total. Hardee's5232,7743,297 Lee's3512,4082,759 Stewart's4362,1412,577 Wheeler's Cavalry29156185 Engineers22123 Total1,3417,5008,841
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
ound that the rebel works, which had been built by Johnston to resist us, could be easily utilized against thegenious cruelty. It is not unprecedented; for General Johnston himself very wisely and properly removed the fGeneral Hardee did the same at Jonesboroa, and General Johnston did the same, last summer, at Jackson, Mississegarding the laws of God and man. You say that General Johnston himself very wisely and properly removed the flosses, as reported for the same period, page 577, Johnston's Narrative: Corps.Killed.Wounded.Total. Hardeing to the reports of Surgeon Foard (pp. 576, 577, Johnston's Narrative ): Killed (Johnston)1,221 Killed (Johnston)1,221 Killed (Hood)1,823   Total killed3,044 Wounded (Johnston)8,229 Wounded (Hood)10,723   Total killed and wounded21Johnston)8,229 Wounded (Hood)10,723   Total killed and wounded21,996 Add prisoners captured by us, and officially reported at the time (see table)12,983   Aggregate loss tippled of us two and even six to one, as stated by Johnston; but they were simply mistaken, and I h
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
ectly upset by the fall of Atlanta, and to have lost all sense and reason. He denounced General Jos. Johnston and Governor Brown as little better than traitors; attributed to them personally the mant Macon, on the 22d, which I mailed to General Halleck yesterday. It was bitter against General Jos. Johnston and Governor Brown. The militia are on furlough. Brown is at Milledgeville, trying to remarked to his fellows: Well, the Yanks will have to git up and git now, for I heard General Johnston himself say that General Wheeler had blown up the tunnel near Dalton, and that the Yanks-woon't you know that old Sherman carries a duplicate tunnel along? After the war was over, General Johnston inquired of me who was our chief railroad-engineer. When I told him that it was Colonel W.very break, and had reached me at Big Shanty as soon as the fleet horseman had reached him (General Johnston) at Marietta! I doubt whether the history of war can furnish more examples of skill and
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
our front of all the force subject to General Jos. Johnston's orders, for I was there also informe you materially in the spring campaign. Jos. Johnston may try to interpose between me here and Sis worth a million of dollars. I can whip Jos. Johnston provided he does not catch one of my corpse immediately in our front, while the bulk of Johnston's army was supposed to be collecting at or neis movement I hoped General Slocum would hold Johnston's army facing west, while I would come on hisGenerals Terry and Schofield, before engaging Johnston's army, the strength of which was utterly unkd seventy-two. I have always accorded to General Johnston due credit for boldness in his attack on l Terry, from Wilmington. I knew that General Jos. Johnston was supreme in command against me, andick massed his cavalry on the left. General Jos. Johnston had, the night before, marched his whoe one at Averysboroa, and I am satisfied that Johnston's army was so roughly handled yesterday that [15 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
roa was strong enough to fight Lee's army and Johnston's combined, provided that General Grant couldond, and attempt to make junction with General Jos. Johnston in North Carolina, he (General Grant) he matter, and insisted that the surrender of Johnston's army must be obtained on any terms. Genethe terms of capitulation between himself and Johnston were exactly in accordance with Mr. Lincoln's (so considered) liberal terms offered General Jos. Johnston, and, whatever may have been General S fighting for, had conceded every thing to Jos. Johnston, and had, as the boys say, knocked the fatee if we cannot finish the job with Lee's and Johnston's armies. Whether it will be better for you reached Smithfield, and found it abandoned by Johnston's army, which had retreated hastily on Raleigd of consequent desolation? I knew well that Johnston's army could not be caught; the country was tome in from the enemy with a package from General Johnston addressed to me. Taking it for granted th[18 more...]