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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
The new firm was to bear the same title of Lucas, Turner & Co., with about the same partners in interest but the nature of the business was totally different. We opened our office on the 21st of July, 1857, and at once began to receive accounts from the West and from California, but our chief business was as the resident agents of the St. Louis firm of James H. Lucas & Co. Personally I took rooms at No. 100 Prince Street, in which house were also quartered Major J. G. Barnard, and Lieutenant J. B. McPherson, United States Engineers, both of whom afterward attained great fame in the civil war. My business relations in New York were with the Metropolitan Bank and Bank of America; and with the very wealthy and most respectable firm of Schuchhardt & Gebhard, of Nassau Street. Every thing went along swimmingly till the 21st of Au gust, when all Wall Street was thrown into a spasm by the failure of the Ohio Life and Trust Company, and the panic so resembled that in San Francisco, that, h
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)
Sedalia simply swelled the cry. It was alleged that I was recalled by reason of something foolish I had done at Sedalia, though in fact I had done absolutely nothing, except to recommend what was done immediately thereafter on the advice of Colonel McPherson, on a subsequent inspection. Seeing and realizing that my efforts were useless, I concluded to ask for a twenty days leave of absence, to accompany Mrs. Sherman to our home in Lancaster, and to allow the storm to blow over somewhat. It alformation of Price's movements than you had, and I had no apprehension of an attack. I intended to concentrate the forces on that line, but I wished the movement delayed until I could determine on a better position. After receiving Lieutenant-Colonel McPherson's report, I made precisely the location you had ordered. I was desirous at the time not to prevent the advance of Price by any movement on our part, hoping that he would move on Lexington; but finding that he had determined to remain
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
sburg Landing; to take positions well back, and to leave room for his whole army; telling me that he would soon come up in person, and move out in force to make the lodgment on the railroad, contemplated by General Halleck's orders. Lieutenant-Colonel McPherson, of General C. F. Smith's, or rather General Halleck's, staff, returned with me, and on tile 16th of March we disembarked and marched out about ten miles toward Corinth, to a place called Monterey or Pea Ridge, where the rebels had a cavalry regiment, which of course decamped on our approach, but from the people we learned that trains were bringing large masses of men from every direction into Corinth. McPherson and I reconnoitred the ground well, and then returned to our boats. On the 18th, Hurlbut disembarked his division and took post about a mile and a half out, near where the roads branched, one leading to Corinth and the other toward Hamburg. On the 19th I disembarked my division, and took post about three miles bac
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
nd that whole army under General Buell was turned east along the Memphis & Charleston road, to march for Chattanooga. McClernand's reserve was turned west to Bolivar and Memphis. General Halleck took post himself at Corinth, assigned Lieutenant-Colonel McPherson to take charge of the railroads, with instructions to repair them as far as Columbus, Kentucky, and to collect cars and locomotives to operate them to Corinth and Grand Junction. I was soon dispatched with my own and Hurlbut's divisioty-five prisoners and wounded. Of course, most of the wounded must have gone off or been carried off, so that, beyond doubt, the rebel army lost at Corinth fully six thousand men. Meantime, General Grant, at Jackson, had dispatched Brigadier-General McPherson, with a brigade, directly for Corinth, which reached General Rosecrans after the battle; and, in anticipation of his victory, had ordered him to pursue instantly, notifying him that he had ordered Ord's and Hurlbut's divisions rapidly
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
Meet me at Columbus, Kentucky, on Thursday next. If you have a good map of the country south of you, take it up with you. U. S. Grant, Major-General. I started forthwith by boat, and met General Grant, who had reached Columbus by the railroad from Jackson, Tennessee. He explained to me that he proposed to move against Pemberton, then intrenched on a line behind the Tallahatchie River below Holly Springs; that he would move on Holly Springs and Abberville, from Grand Junction; that McPherson, with the troops at Corinth, would aim to make junction with him at Holly Springs; and that he wanted me to leave in Memphis a proper garrison, and to aim for the Tallahatchie, so as to come up on his right by a certain date. He further said that his ultimate object was to capture Vicksburg, to open the navigation of the Mississippi River, and that General Halleck had authorized him to call on the troops in the Department of Arkansas, then commanded by General S. R. Curtis, for cooperatio
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
Memphis; and the Seventeenth, Major-General McPherson, also at and back of Memphis. General GrantLake Providence, about sixty miles above us, McPherson's corps, the Seventeenth, and then came down McClernand was to lead off with his corps, McPherson next, and my corps (the Fifteenth) to bring left in observation toward Edwards's Ferry. McPherson had fought at Raymond, and taken the left-harings. We reached Jackson at the same time; McPherson fighting on the Clinton road, and my troops cted me to take the right-hand road, but, as McPherson had not yet got up from the direction of theth) had the right of the line of investment; McPherson's (the Seventeenth) the centre; and McClernaault had failed, and he said the result with McPherson and McClernand was about the same. While hesinger's Ferry; then McArthur's division, of McPherson's corps, took up the line, and reached to Os, candid opinions of all of us, viz., Grant, McPherson, and Sherman. I have given mine, and would [22 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
gradually drifted to New Orleans and Texas; McPherson's (Seventeenth) remained in and near Vicksbuts to Vicksburg, and always stopped with General McPherson, who had a large house, and boarded withole corps. But, inasmuch as one division of McPherson's corps (John E. Smith's) had already starte An officer of the Thirteenth went up to General McPherson's house for him, and soon returned, with Cairo, and report from there by telegraph. McPherson will be in Canton to-day. He will remain ths in command of the Sixteenth Corps, and General McPherson at Vicksburg with the Seventeenth. Thes fate. At Iuka I issued all the orders to McPherson and Hurlbut necessary for the Department of hat General John E. Smith's division (of General McPherson's corps) had been ordered up to Memphis,neral Tuttle) to remain and report to Major-General McPherson, commanding the Seventeenth Corps, attters relating to the department, giving General McPherson fall powers in Mississippi and General H
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
e to collect from his garrisons and those of McPherson about twenty thousand men, with which in FebSilver Cloud to Vicksburg, where I found General McPherson, and, giving him similar orders, instruclry, commanded by Colonel E. F. Winslow. General McPherson commanded the right column, and General e I do not recall, had seen some officers of McPherson's staff (among them Inspector-General Strongof his command, returned to Memphis, and General McPherson remained at Vicksburg. General A. J. Smleans. Copies of both were also sent to General McPherson, at Vicksburg. [private.] Nashvillrd you I use in the plural, intending it for McPherson also. I should write to him, and will some f the 4th, and will send a copy of it to General McPherson at once. You do yourself injustice anur whole character. I was not near, and General McPherson in too subordinate a capacity to influenMemphis, Tenn., March 14, 1864. 1. Major-General McPherson will organize two good divisions of h[10 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
thousand, Thomas at forty-five thousand, and McPherson at thirty thousand. At first I intended to to the former, viz., Schofield, Thomas, and McPherson, our general plans, which I inferred from tharing. I design this division to operate on McPherson's right, rear, or front, according as the en as you think proper, to enable me to get up McPherson's two divisions from Cairo. Their furloughs march to Decatur, to join General Dodge. McPherson is ordered to assemble the Fifteenth Corps nin a single life, but at the critical moment McPherson seems to have been a little cautious. Stillre got through, and deployed against Resaca, McPherson on the right, Thomas in the centre, and Schoy, and the whole army was ordered to pursue, McPherson by Lay's Ferry, on the right, Thomas directle railroad, than Dallas, I concluded to draw McPherson from Dallas to Hooker's right, and gave ordele-trenches. On the occasion of my visit to McPherson on the 30th of May, while standing with a gr[37 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
t skirmish along a front of about six miles--McPherson the right, Thomas the centre, and Schofield field, we had to proceed with due caution. McPherson had the left, following the railroad, which out two miles of most difficult country, and McPherson's left lapped well around the north end of Kvision of cavalry was kept busy on our left, McPherson had gradually extended to his right, enablinf our railroad and depots, so that the left (McPherson) was held very strong. About this time cat have encountered three entire corps. Both McPherson and Schofield had also complained to me of tadvantage. I had consulted Generals Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield, and we all agreed that we cowith determined courage and in great force. McPherson's attacking column fought up the face of the and there covered themselves with parapet. McPherson lost about five hundred men and several valu forage, and to-morrow night propose to move McPherson from the left to the extreme right, back of [3 more...]
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