instructions to Sherman
private correspondence between Grant and Sherman
dispatches from Halleck
journey to Washington
Presentation of commission
speeches of President and apital.
At the same time he sent instructions to Sherman, now on his return from Meridian.
That commander wacticable objective point.
He meant to concentrate Sherman, Thomas, and Schofield's armies for this purpose, aved towards the sea. On the 3d of March, he said to Sherman, I am ordered to Washington; but as I am directed tto return to it.
I carried these instructions to Sherman, and with them, also, the following extraordinary private letter:
dear Sherman,—The bill reviving the grade of lieutenant-general in the Army has become a laow.
Your friend, U. S. Grant Major-General.
Sherman received this letter near Memphis, on the 10th of M coast of the Atlantic.
On the 29th of December, Sherman had written to Grant: In relation to the conversati
Appendix to chapter VI.
[I am indebted to General Sherman for a copy of the following interesting letter, the original not having been preserved by General Grant.
I give it entire, with the exception of the concluding paragraph, which adds nothing to the elucidation of General Sherman's views, and contains simply a confidentGeneral Sherman's views, and contains simply a confidential remark, entirely distinct from the remainder of the letter.]
General Sherman to Colonel Rawlins. headquarters, Fifteenth army corps, camp near Vicksburg, April 8, 1863. Colonel J. A. Rawlins, A. A. G. to General Grant:
sir,—I would most respectfully suggest, for reasons which I will not name, that General Grant call on hGeneral Sherman to Colonel Rawlins. headquarters, Fifteenth army corps, camp near Vicksburg, April 8, 1863. Colonel J. A. Rawlins, A. A. G. to General Grant:
sir,—I would most respectfully suggest, for reasons which I will not name, that General Grant call on his corps commanders for their opinions, concise and positive, on the best general plan of campaign.
Unless this be done, there are men who will, in any result falling below the popular standard, claim that their advice was unheeded, and that fatal consequences resulted therefrom.
My own opinions are:
1. That the Army of the Te