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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 1,342 2 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 907 5 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 848 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 585 15 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 512 6 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 508 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 359 7 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 354 24 Browse Search
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ce, and lost no time in adapting his plans to the actual emergencies. On the 8th of September, Sherman had entered Atlanta in person, and on the 10th, he was instructed: As soon as your men are suffetired, and Early had followed him; so that on the Potomac also, the prospect was gloomy. Even Sherman's success, gratifying as it was, seemed isolated; the country had no idea that it had been facirsonal one, as close and as unselfish on both sides, as that already existing between Grant and Sherman. The rebel government was not long in learning that a new commander had superseded the crowds the East, and inquired of Halleck: Has the news of General Sheridan's battle been sent to General Sherman? If not, please telegraph him. Neither did he forget that his forces on the Shenandoah wee to Staunton was abundantly supplied with forage and grain. On the 26th, Grant telegraphed to Sherman: I have evidence that Sheridan's victory has created the greatest consternation and alarm for t
shville and Chattanooga, two hundred miles in Sherman's rear, and Grant, with his usual pugnacity, he seacoast, I will advise you. The same day Sherman asked for reinforcements, saying: In Middle Tidan in the Valley. On the 1st of October, Sherman reported the advance of Hood, and added: If h movement. But he went on to say: I wrote to Sherman on this subject, sending my letter by a staffnswer to his messages to Allatoona; but while Sherman was with him, he caught a glimpse of the tell objective points, at first was unwilling for Sherman to turn his back on the enemy. A movement toy to the sea-coast. It was not on account of Sherman, who was to set out with sixty thousand men, neral-in-chief alone could and did assume. Sherman's proposed attempt was like, and also unlike,ave proposed, to leave an enemy in his rear. Sherman did conceive his peculiar march, destroying Ais is the greatest and most audacious part of Sherman's conception, and this is all his own—he was[123 more...]
s spies and guerillas in our rear and within our lines.—Halleck to Sherman, September 28, 1864. The obstinacy, even the heroism they displayeyed. This rule, laid down by him, was applied with equal rigor by Sherman at the West, When the rich planters of the Oconee and Savannah e our soldiers will suffer when there is abundance within reach. —Sherman to Halleck, October 19, 1864. and Sheridan at the East; it was apprebels better than they themselves treat each other. Halleck to Sherman, September 28. But it was always so. Wherever the enemy was in pos two thousand years ago, they called Northern barbarians. But, as Sherman told the inhabitants of Atlanta, when he expelled them from their ting important battles and winning brilliant victories elsewhere. Sherman had captured Atlanta, and Sheridan had overrun the Valley, while Ttheless, when events over the whole theatre of war were ripe; when Sherman should have reached a base, and the rebel army at the West be dest
of Thomas anxiety of government orders for Sherman's march delayed orders renewed harmony of Gne P. M., he renewed his permission, and gave Sherman instructions for his conduct on the road. Ons a sharper goad than the hope of victory. Sherman followed as far as Gaylesville, in the rich vrant was actually preparing and arranging for Sherman's campaign, before Sherman knew that he woulnfront and frustrate such a movement. . . General Sherman will be instructed that no force, except of the night before, he telegraphed again to Sherman: Your despatch of nine A. M. yesterday is jusitory. I say then, go on, as you propose. Sherman was equally prompt in re-asserting his origin, had nothing to do with ordinary politics. Sherman's despatches show that he was as decided in taped into Alabama. During the next two weeks Sherman was following Hood northward, and as the rebehat the Confederacy was a hollow shell, which Sherman was about to penetrate; that old men and boys[119 more...]
nnessee. Grant's first order to Thomas after Sherman moved was typical of his character and of wha disturb his plans. On the 16th of November, Sherman marched out of Atlanta, and the same day Beauved state that Forrest is expected in rear of Sherman, and that Breckenridge is already on the way lored brigade made up the 6,000. belonging to Sherman's column, left behind at Chattanooga, was rec sequence to the great campaigns of Grant and Sherman for Chattanooga and Atlanta. The national tr. The same day came a second despatch from Sherman, dated December 12, in which he said: I am. .the expectations or wishes of either Grant or Sherman, neither of whom considered the falling back follow him as far as possible. In fact, when Sherman and Thomas first discussed the campaign, and o make assurance doubly sure; Ibid. and when Sherman started for the coast, Thomas had in hand a fthor, April, 1879. He appeared relieved, when Sherman was appointed above him in May, 1864; and he [56 more...]
ssible, in hopes he will send back here, or against Sherman, the reinforcements sent to defend Wilmington. Onl was allowed to suppose that they were intended for Sherman's army; and Grant telegraphed to the Secretary of Widentially that he thinks we are either sending for Sherman, or that we are going to reinforce him, inclining e. Stanton had just left the capital on a visit to Sherman, at Savannah, and this letter at first received no destination, and supposed that he was to reinforce Sherman. On the 3rd, Grant announced to Stanton: Here, thein secrecy, and designate Savannah and to report to Sherman as their destination. On the 5th, Terry proceeded ng Secretary Stanton, returning from a visit to General Sherman at Savannah, sailed into New Inlet, ignorant of circle was now gradually closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennes the general-in-chief to look forward to supporting Sherman's future movements, and presented an opportunity to
ons to evacuate Richmond renewed efforts of Grant Sherman to march northward relations of Sherman and Grant Sherman and Grant comprehensive strategy of Grant Schofield transferred to North Carolina dissatisfaction with Thomas Canby od to move into Alabama Schofield to cooperate with Sherman Stoneman ordered into East Tennessee position of Sherman in January moves to Pocotaligo Grover brought from the Shenandoah to Savannah strength of Sherman's Sherman's army-strength of his enemy difficulties and dangers of Sherman's new campaign Sherman starts dispositions ofSherman's new campaign Sherman starts dispositions of Grant in his support General control of Grant cavalry movement ordered from West Tennessee to support Canby Sherman starts dispositions of Grant in his support General control of Grant cavalry movement ordered from West Tennessee to support Canby first news from Sherman Schofield arrives in North Carolina capture of Wilmington Sheridan ordered to move Sherman Schofield arrives in North Carolina capture of Wilmington Sheridan ordered to move West of Richmond anxiety of President and Secretary of War advance of Sherman characteristics of Grant operSherman characteristics of Grant operations West of Mississippi-instructions to Canby strategical principles of Grant delays of Thomas situation
wford. Grant was unaware that Sheridan at this time was himself heavily engaged. In the midst of this important battle, Grant was looking anxiously for news from North Carolina, and in the same dispatch to Sheridan, he said: I would like you to get information from the Weldon road. I understand the enemy have some infantry and a brigade of cavalry at Stony creek station; I think it possible, too, that Johnston may be brought up that road to attack us in rear. They will see now that Sherman has halted at Goldsboro, and may think they can leave Raleigh with a small force. There was a delay of several hours before the Fifth corps was ready, and Meade evidently shared the feeling in regard to Warren that was entertained by Sheridan and Grant. See vol. II., page 177. You know, he said to Humphreys, the difficulty of getting two brigades to advance simultaneously. Miles has done handsomely in relieving Warren, and I should be glad to see him take the enemy's line. But if t
ation final success of miles-sheridan pursues the enemy to the Appomattox correspondence with Sherman Grant's dispositions on night of April 2nd Lee orders all troops to Amelia court—house objecrsue and intercept the scattered forces of his routed adversary, Grant received dispatches from Sherman. At 4.30 P. M., a staff officer telegraphed from City Point: A letter, of date 31st, from GeneGeneral Sherman is just received. He says the enemy is inactive in his front. He will move at the time stated to you. Thinks Lee will unite his and Johnston's army, and will not coop himself up in Richy mail. Grant replied at once: Send all my dispatches that have gone concerning operations to Sherman. . . . Have you stopped Mulford from delivering prisoners? If he has any on hand for delivery,Smithfield, in North Carolina, half-way between Raleigh and Goldsboro, and a little nearer than Sherman's troops to Petersburg. If Lee could possibly succeed in joining Johnston, he would still comm
Davis at Burksville further instructions to Sherman—rebel armies only strategic points to strike o be put in order up to the latter place. To Sherman: It is my intention to take Burksville. The f the pursuit the general-in-chief still kept Sherman in mind, and this morning sent him orders forained. All indications now are, he said to Sherman, that Lee will attempt to reach Danville withhe same time he continued his exhortations to Sherman: We have Lee's army pressed hard, his men scaertainly follow his example, and surrender to Sherman; and the sooner the rebel armies were all sunstructions to Sheridan and the dispatches to Sherman during the last days of March laid down almosf March, it will be remembered, Grant said to Sherman: I shall be prepared to pitch into Lee, if hen attempt is made. On the 22nd, he wrote to Sherman: Sheridan's instructions will be to strike thaded by the same spirit, were communicated to Sherman in person, when he visited City Point on the [2 more...]
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