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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
to do was to bring the greater part of your army here, and wipe out Lee. The turn affairs now seem to be taking has shaken me in that opinio. If you capture the garrison of Savannah, it certainly will compel Lee to detach from Richmond, or give us nearly the whole South. My own opinion is that Lee is averse to going out of Virginia, and if the cause of the South is lost he wants Richmond to be the last place surrended then favor a movement direct on Raleigh. The game is then up with Lee, unless he comes out of Richmond, avoids you and fights me; in whichme spring fairly opens; and, if you feel confident that you can whip Lee outside of his intrenchments, I feel equally confident that I can har of these ends, I would make a bee-line for Raleigh or Weldon, when Lee would be forced to come out of Richmond, or acknowledge himself beatep I take from this point northward, is as much a direct attack upon Lee's army as though we were operating within the sound of his artillery
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
y lines, and move out with a greater force than Lee has. It would compel Lee to retain all his presLee to retain all his present force in the defenses of Richmond or abandon them entirely. This latter contingency is probabl your expedition. In the event you should meet Lee's army, you would be compelled to beat it or find the sea-coast. Of course, I shall not let Lee's army escape if I can help it, and will not let have been about sixteen thousand men sent from Lee's army south. Of these, you will have fourteeno instructed. From about Richmond I will watch Lee closely, and if he detaches many men, or attemp, I can easily take Raleigh, when it seems that Lee must come out. If Schofield comes to Beaufort, , it will be eating up the same stores on which Lee depends for his command. I have no doubt Hoomunication back to Beaufort and Wilmington). If Lee lets us get that position, he is gone up. I . I must risk Hood, and trust to you to hold Lee or be on his heels if he comes south. I observ
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
ous question that occurred to me was, would General Lee sit down in Richmond (besieged by General Gracy is safe against the army of the West. Let Lee hold on to Richmond, and we will destroy his cohe people of South Carolina, instead of feeding Lee's army, will now call on Lee to feed them. ILee to feed them. I want you to send me all the shoes, stockings, drawers, sugar, coffee, and flour, you can spare; fineous army, collected from Hoke, Bragg, Hardee, Lee, etc. After the first attack on Carlin's divisitence that could delay our progress, unless General Lee should succeed in eluding General Grant at he officer who bears this will tell you all. Lee has depleted his army but very little recently,y improve, I shall content myself with watching Lee, and be prepared to pitch into him if he attempclearly how, in one more move, we can checkmate Lee, forcing him to unite Johnston with him in the xpect to move on in a few days, and propose (if Lee remains in Richmond) to pass the Roanoke, and o[1 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
art with no distinct view, further than holding Lee's forces from following Sheridan. But I shall ; so far but few troops have been detached from Lee's army. Much machinery has been removed, and mch other perfectly, and that the terms given to Lee after his surrender were authorized by Mr. Linchas official notice from General Grant that General Lee surrendered to him his entire army, on the eneral Grant, in accepting the surrender of General Lee's army, had extended the same principle to all the officers, General Lee included; such a pardon, I understood, would restore to them all thei Stanton to General Grant, when he was pressing Lee at Appomattox, which dispatch, if sent me at th examples before me of General Grant's terms to Lee's army, and General Weitzel's invitation to thehis surrender on the same terms as his with General Lee; and on the 26th I again went up to Durham'l Lee, unless it be for the capitulation of General Lee's army, or on some minor or purely military[32 more...]