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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
s dated February 19, 1861. I subjoin also, in this connection, copies of one or two papers that may prove of interest: Baton Rouge, January 28, 1861. To Major Sherman, Superintendent, Alexandria. my dear sir: Your letter was duly received, and would have been answered ere this time could I have arranged sooner the matter and that he is sensible that we lose thereby an officer whom it will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace. S. A. S. Baton Rouge, February 11, 1861. To Major Sherman, Alexandria. Dear sir: I have been in New Orleans for ten days, and on returning here find two letters from you, also your prompt answer to the resolution otution has sustained in being thus deprived of an able head. They cannot fail to appreciate the manliness of character which has always marked the actions of Colonel Sherman. While he is personally endeared to many of them as a friend, they consider it their high pleasure to tender to him in this resolution their regret on his se
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 7: Missouri. April and May, 1861. (search)
eers. Even this call seemed to me utterly inadequate; still it was none of my business. I took the oath of office, and was furnished with a list of officers, appointed to my regiment, which was still incomplete. I reported in person to General Scott, at his office on Seventeenth Street, opposite the War Department, and applied for authority to return West, and raise my regiment at Jefferson Barracks, but the general said my lieutenant-colonel, Burbank, was fully qualified to superintend the enlistment, and that he wanted me there; and he at once dictated an order for me to report to him in person for inspection duty. Satisfied that I would not be permitted to return to St. Louis, I instructed Mrs. Sherman to pack up, return to Lan caster, and trust to the fate of war. I also resigned my place as president of the Fifth Street Railroad, to take effect at the end of May, so that in fact I received pay from that road for only two months service, and then began my new army career.
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)
. I confess I rather like it myself, but Colonel Sherman here says it is not military; and I guesshe Secretary of War in the council. When General Sherman entered the room he closed the door, and sed for the service of the Government. General Sherman next presented a resume of the informatiot that the estimate of the force given by General Sherman, for driving the rebels out of the State, based. The unfairness of this course to General Sherman needs no comment. All military men were Louis, Missouri, November 28, 1861. Brigadier-General Sherman, Sedalia: Mrs. Sherman is here. done him the greatest injustice. After General Sherman returned from his short leave, I found th evidence that I have every confidence in General Sherman, I have placed him in command of Western ; no excuses for delay will be admitted. General Sherman will immediately report to these headquarsouri, St. Louis, February 15, 1862. Brigadier-General Sherman, Paducah, Kentucky: Send General [40 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
u to be on the Tennessee. I am sending all the transports I can find for you, reporting to General Sherman for orders to go up the Cumberland for you, or, if you march across to Fort Henry, then to e. Let me hope that it will meet your approbation. The order for debarkation came while General Sherman was absent with three brigades, and no men are left to move the effects of these brigades. ation of boats. Colonel McArthur has arrived, and is now cutting a landing for himself. General Sherman will return this evening. I am obliged to transgress, and write myself in the mean time, afloat as possible. Yours, etc., W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General commanding. headquarters Sherman's division, camp Shiloh, near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, April 2, 1862. Captain J . A. Rawling of April 6, 1862, the five divisions of McClernand, Prentiss, Hurlbut, W. H. L. Wallace, and Sherman, aggregated about thirty-two thousand men. We had no intrenchments of any sort, on the theory t
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
and account to my superiors. I regard your article headed City Council-General Sherman and Colonel slack, as highly indiscreet. Of course, no person who can jeoe edge of the city, near Mr. Moon's house, until, on the approach of winter, Mrs. Sherman came down with the children to visit me, when I took a house nearer the forte following letter: Oxford, Mississippi, December 8, 1862.--Morning. General Sherman, College Hill. dear General: The following is a copy of dispatch just rford, December 8, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Washington, D. C.: General Sherman will command the expedition down the Mississippi. He will have a force ofn an opportunity occurs, make a real attack. After cutting the two roads, General Sherman's movements to secure the end desired will necessarily be left to his judgrs Department of the Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, December 14, 1862. Major-General Sherman, commanding, etc., Memphis, Tennessee: I have not had one word from
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
nt: Milliken's Bend, March 16, 1863 General Sherman. dear sir: I have just returned from ad forces with his fleet, I was ordered by General Sherman to be ready, with all the available forcetructions. In pursuance of orders from General Sherman, I reported to Admiral Porter for orders,with two companies deployed. He soon met General Sherman, with the Thirteenth Infantry and One Hunpanies referred to as engaging the enemy, General Sherman had arrived at a very opportune moment wi, after some hot skirmishing, retreated. General Sherman immediately ordered the Thirteenth Infantrs together, viz., McClernand, McPherson, and Sherman. We compared notes, and agreed that the assarant) to give renewed orders to McPherson and Sherman to press their attacks on their respective frlost it, owing to the fact that McPherson and Sherman did not fulfill their parts of the general plons of all of us, viz., Grant, McPherson, and Sherman. I have given mine, and would prefer, of cou[4 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
e hauled to our respective camps. With a knowledge of this fact Mrs. Sherman came down from Ohio with Minnie, Lizzie, Willie, and Tom, to payDougall. When the boat was ready to start, Willie was missing. Mrs. Sherman supposed him to have been with me, whereas I supposed he was wity of the children to take an interest in my special profession. Mrs. Sherman, Minnie, Lizzie, and Tom, were with him at the time, and we all, delay to assist General Rosecrans on the Tennessee River. Urge Sherman to act with all possible promptness. If you have boats, send thGeneral Rosecrans. You can communicate with Generals Burnside and Sherman by telegraph. A summary of the orders sent to these officers willo move to his assistance. I also telegraphed to Generals Hurlbut, Sherman, and yourself, to send forward all available troops in your departthe Mississippi, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 25, 1863. Major-General Sherman. General: No doubt you witnessed the handsome manner in
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
consent to the employment of these high officers. General Buell, toward the close of the war, published a bitter political letter, aimed at General Grant, reflecting on his general management of the war, and stated that both Generals Canby and Sherman had offered him a subordinate command, which he had declined because he had once out-ranked us. This was not true as to me, or Canby either, I think, for both General Canby and I ranked him at West Point and in the old army, and he (General Buel The aggregate loss in the several corps for the month of May is reported as follows in the usual monthly returns sent to the Adjutant-General's office, which are, therefore, official: Casualties during the Month of May, 1864 (Major-General Sherman commanding). Army of the Cumberland (Major-General Thomas). Corps.Killed and Missing.Wounded.Total. Fourth (Howard)5761,9102,486 Fourteenth (Palmer)147655802 Twentieth (Hooker)5712,9973,568 Total1,2945,5626,856 Army of the Tenness<
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
retreat. On the 22d of June I rode the whole line, and ordered General Thomas in person to advance his extreme right corps (Hooker's); and instructed General Schofield, by letter, to keep his entire army, viz., the Twenty-third Corps, as a strong right flank in close support of Hooker's deployed line. During this day the sun came out, with some promise of clear weather, and I had got back to my bivouac about dark, when a signal message was received, dated-- Kulp house, 5.30 P. M. General Sherman: We have repulsed two heavy attacks, and feel confident, our only apprehension being from our extreme right flank. Three entire corps are in front of us. Major-General Hooker. Hooker's corps (the Twentieth) belonged to Thomas's army; Thomas's headquarters were two miles nearer to Hooker than mine; and Hooker, being an old army officer, knew that he should have reported this fact to Thomas and not to me; I was, moreover, specially disturbed by the assertion in his report that he
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
respect for those who were fighting hard and unselfishly, offering us a full share of the honors and rewards of the war, and saying that, in the cases of Hovey and Osterhaus, he was influenced mainly by the recommendations of Generals Grant and Sherman. On the 27th I replied direct, apologizing somewhat for my message to General Hardie, saying that I did not suppose such messages ever reached him personally, explaining that General Grant's and Sherman's recommendations for Hovey and OsterhausSherman's recommendations for Hovey and Osterhaus had been made when the events of the Vicksburg campaign were fresh with us, and that my dispatch of the 25th to General Hardie had reflected chiefly the feelings of the officers then present with me before Atlanta. The result of all this, however, was good, for another dispatch from General Hardie, of the 28th, called on me to nominate eight colonels for promotion as brigadier-generals. I at once sent a circular note to the army-commanders to nominate two colonels from the Army of the Ohio a
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