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within the Union lines, and not infrequently prepared the Confederate generals for the next move. Of course, wrote General Sherman to his wife, in a letter from Camp in front of Vicksburg, dated April 10, 1863, the newspaper correspondents, encour the sidings every thirty miles or so to give the troop and cracker trains right of way. Nearly four long months it took Sherman, newly commanding in the West, to accumulate the vast supplies he would need for his big army of one hundred thousand menother long, sinuous, slender thread of railway, guarded at every bridge, siding, and trestle, was reeled off as fast as Sherman fought on southward, until at last he reached the prize and paused again to draw breath, rations, and clothing at Atlant, of Napoleon were planned and marched over the best of roads, firm and hard, high and dry. The campaigns of Grant, Lee, Sherman, Johnston, Sheridan, Stuart, Thomas, Hood, Hooker, Burnside, and Jackson were ploughed at times Letters from home—the
ss demand for supply-train transportation than in the case of the Federal armies, which repeatedly made expeditions into hostile country and had to be fully provisioned for the march. The Federal forces seem never to have been for any length of time without abundant food supplies. In the fall of 1863, while the fighting around Chattanooga was in progress, supplies were deficient, but the shortage was soon made up, and the railroads brought great quantities of meat from the West, to feed Sherman's army during its long Atlanta campaign. These commissary stores were obtained at convenient shipping-points, by contracts let after due advertisement by the commissary officers. They were apportioned by the commissarygeneral at Washington to the respective army commissaries and by them in turn to the corps-, division-, brigade-, and finally the regimental commissaries, who dealt out the rations to the individual soldiers, each officer being held to account for a given quota. Prices fluc
gunners—some of whom bethought them at Centreville that their time was up and it would be pleasanter going home than hell-ward, as a grim, red-whiskered colonel, Sherman by name, said they surely would if they didn't quit straggling. There were half-fledged Zouaves, like the Fourteenth New York (Brooklyn), and full-rigged Zouavesto have been due to Frank P. Blair, who, early in 1861, began organizing home guards. Blair subsequently joined Grant's command and served with that leader until Sherman took the helm in the West. With Sherman Major-General Blair fought in Georgia and through the Carolinas. Smyth, of Delaware Little Delaware furnished to theSherman Major-General Blair fought in Georgia and through the Carolinas. Smyth, of Delaware Little Delaware furnished to the Federal armies fifteen separate military organizations. First in the field was Colonel Thomas A. Smyth, with the First Delaware Infantry. Early promoted to the command of a brigade, he led it at Gettysburg, where it received the full force of Pickett's charge on Cemetery Ridge, July 3, 1863. He was brevetted major-general and f
powder factory of the Confederacy was located, was another most important point. Military strategists have debated why Sherman did not turn aside in his march to the sea in order to destroy this factory. Augusta was prepared to make a stout defenand the Confederacy was already crumbling at this time. The Union armies were fast closing about Richmond, and possibly Sherman regarded such an attempt as a work of supererogation and a useless sacrifice of life. Only a few months more, and Richmd in the Confederate army, tells of a story current in that city that the sparing of Augusta was a matter of sentiment. Sherman recalled his former connection with the local Military Academy for boys, and that here dwelt some of his former sweethea establish the Confederacy. It was not superior equipment. It was not alone the iron will of Grant, or the strategy of Sherman. A power mightier than all these held the South by the throat and slowly strangled its army and its people. That power
poem popular during the war centered around an incident at Vicksburg. A general assault was made on the town on May 19, 1863, but repulsed with severe loss. During its progress a boy came limping back from the front and stopped in front of General Sherman, while the blood formed a little pool by his foot. Unmindful of his own condition, he shouted, Let our soldiers have some more cartridges, sir—caliber fifty-four, and trudged off to the rear. Another poem is based on an incident in the firom men who were beyond middle life—Lee, Jackson, Sidney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, Bragg, Beauregard, and Hardee. Longstreet and A. P. Hill were younger. Hood and Stuart were barely thirty. The North found its most successful leaders, save Sherman and Thomas, among those who were about forty or younger. Marching and foraging East and West A western band—field–music of the first Indiana heavy artillery at Baton Rouge Grant's soldiers digging potatoes—on the march to Col
istances at a rapid pace. In November, 1863, Sherman marched his Fifteenth Corps four hundred mile immediately after the march above mentioned, Sherman moved his men from Chattanooga to the relief ountain atmosphere. In February, 1864, General Sherman marched a force of twenty thousand men frrate general, Hood, northward. Shortly after Sherman abandoned the pursuit of Hood, he detached Stght-cars are one of the bodies of troops that Sherman was shifting—changing garrisons, and establis the march to the sea—Atlanta, 1864 One of Sherman's wagon-trains was there a sufficiency for ays on its march Western troops during Sherman's march. In these three photographs appearn troops at the beginning, middle, and end of Sherman's march to the sea. Between Chattanooga and Atables, paying out Uncle Sam's greenbacks. Sherman's last two campaigns may be called a march insix months, was about one thousand miles. General Sherman claimed for his army, in its various marc[17 more...]<
d taken the bit in their teeth, refused to wait longer for Sherman's columns to their left, or Hooker's divisions sweeping frrs whom they had known from their formative period—notably Sherman, Thomas, McPherson, Stanley, and by them they enthusiastic 1862, they proceeded down the Mississippi to take part in Sherman's movement against Vicksburg. On the first of January, 1863, Sherman withdrew the army and moved to Arkansas Post. During Grant's campaign in Mississippi the battery fired over twelattanooga till April 23, 1864. Thereafter it took part in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, fought at Kenesaw Mountain and Jonesbo still was heading the Fifth. And now came the details of Sherman's victorious march from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and later ccasional heavy fighting on the flanks, here they heard of Sherman at Savannah, and a little later of his marching northward essee and through the Virginia mountains at the west; with Sherman coming steadily from the south, with Grant forever hammeri
ervice agents, and General Butler with ten thousand troops arrived, which so disconcerted the Sons of Liberty that the attempt was postponed. We remained in the city awaiting events, but the situation being chaotic we had nothing to do. When Sherman burned Atlanta, November 15th, Martin proposed to fire New York city. This was agreed to by A reconnaissance by means of the camera Lytle, the Confederate secret agent at Baton Rouge, sent photographs of the Federal occupation from tiat Charleston, Vicksburg, and Port Hudson, near the battle-lines at Chickamauga and Chancellorsville, before the fort-crowned crest of Fredericksburg, amid the frightful carnage of Antietam, on Kenesaw Mountain deciding the fate of Allatoona, in Sherman's march to the sea, and with Grant's victorious army at Appomattox and Richmond. They signaled to Porter clearing the central Mississippi River, and aided Farragut when forcing the passage of Mobile Bay. Signaling from the Cobb's Hill
w Mountain deciding the fate of Allatoona, in Sherman's march to the sea, and with Grant's victorioeorgia—the end of the march to the sea General Sherman's flag message with Hazen's soldierly ansnah, December 13, 1864, has become historic. Sherman's message was an order for Hazen's Division oee evacuated Savannah with his troops. How Sherman was welcomed upon his arrival at the sea Tred to read the signals from the shore. Thus Sherman's message from the parapet of Fort McAllister other announcing to the expectant fleet that Sherman had completed the famous march to the sea wittire herd. It seems astounding that Grant, Sherman, Thomas, and Meade, commanding armies of hundield-telegraphs in the flanking operations by Sherman in Georgia as showing the overwhelming value egarding the operations of Meade in Virginia, Sherman in Georgia, Sigel in West Virginia, and Butleement of Lee's army and so shortened the war. Sherman said, The value of the telegraph cannot be e[17 more...]