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e doing all in their power to bring about this result. The evidence of this has increased very much within the last few days. It is probably thought that such a thing will have its effect upon the next election by showing the inability of the present administration to carry on the war with an armed opposition in the loyal states.—Halleck to Grant, August, 1864. and, naturally enough, was dreaded by the government. Grant, however, remained urgent, and on the l3th of September, he wrote to Stanton: We ought to have the whole number of men called for by the President, in the shortest possible time. Prompt action in filling up our armies will have more effect upon the enemy than a victory. They profess to believe, and make their men believe, there is such a party in favor of recognizing Southern independence that the draft cannot be enforced. Let them be undeceived. Deserters come into our lines daily, who tell us that the men are nearly universally tired of the war, and that deser
the Mississippi, he fully intended to turn and crush Pemberton, as soon as Johnston was destroyed. Had he been in Sherman's place now, he would have been quite as determined to make the march, but not until Hood was annihilated. He felt, however, that he was able to supervise all; to provide troops for Thomas sufficient to withstand Hood, and supplies to meet Sherman when he emerged; and his confidence in Sherman's generalship determined him to permit the move. Such an army, he said to Stanton on the 13th, and with such a commander, is hard to corner or to capture. This confidence was reciprocal. If Sherman could not have reposed absolutely on Grant, if he had not felt certain that the chief would provide supplies to meet him, wherever, on the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico, he should strike the coast; if he had not been equally sure that Grant would protect the forces and the country that were left behind—he would no more have attempted the march than Grant would have allowed
d we started for. The enemy attacking rather indicates that he has been touched in a weak point. Do not change, however, the directions that have been given. To Stanton, he telegraphed on the 28th: The attack on General Hancock, now that a report is received, proves to be a decided success. He repulsed the enemy and remained in ee. The movement cost the rebels far more than it did Grant; and it gave him the idea upon which he acted in his final campaign. This reconnoissance, he said to Stanton, which I had intended for more, points out to me what is to be done. Grant's general operations before Petersburg were essentially distinct in character from tring, but if successful, a finishing move, and clearing the board in advance of the pieces of his adversary which might obstruct his plan. When he telegraphed to Stanton: This reconnoissance, which I had meant for more, points out to me what is to be done, he meant, if Lee's lines did not break in the extension which the rebels a
s dismissal of useless generals character of Stanton relations of Stanton and Grant. At City PStanton and Grant. At City Point Grant lived a life of great simplicity. After his arrival there in June, his Headquarters' caman, and Sheridan, and Thomas, and Canby, and Stanton, and Halleck, and the President; and after remation from his superiors. The despatch from Stanton arrived on the 1st of November, and at six P.e only reply made by Grant to the despatch of Stanton, but no more was said in any quarter in opposhe Secretary were persistent and numerous. Stanton indeed had many enemies, among them every reb those who had no weapons in their hands, but Stanton felt that these were as determined in their h, massive in intellect, sleepless in energy,— Stanton loomed grandly among the most important charaweapons unwieldy. But, whatever his faulted, Stanton was not weak. He fired the engine and worked. As long as Grant was in supreme command, Stanton was his loyal and efficient ally, and support[6 more...]
uipment of the cavalry was the great reason assigned by Thomas for delay, he telegraphed at 7.30 P. M. the same night to Stanton: Do you not think it advisable to authorize Wilson to press horses and mares in Kentucky, to mount his cavalry, giving oeasy, and the government was even more anxious than Grant, in regard to Thomas. On the 7th of December, at 10.20 A. M., Stanton telegraphed: Thomas seems unwilling to attack because it is hazardous, as if all war was anything but hazardous. If hecommand for to-day's operations, and feel a conviction that to-morrow will add more fruits to your victory. Lincoln and Stanton also sent messages of congratulation and encouragement. The President declared: You have made a magnificent beginning. ng of negro troops on the plantations, or the concentration of white troops now in the field. On the 23rd, he said to Stanton: I think it would be appropriate now to confer on General Thomas the vacant major-generalcy in the regular army. He see
oops reach the parapet-formidable character of work fighting on the parapet capture of Fort Fisher losses arrival of Stanton seizure of blockade runners-conduct of troops gallantry of defence harmony of Porter and Terry General observations g him an unsafe commander for a large army. His administration of the affairs of his department is also objectionable. Stanton had just left the capital on a visit to Sherman, at Savannah, and this letter at first received no answer; but Grant wasas still unaware of his real destination, and supposed that he was to reinforce Sherman. On the 3rd, Grant announced to Stanton: Here, there is not the slightest suspicion where the troops are going. The orders to officers commanding enjoin secrecd five hundred and thirty-six wounded. The battle of Fort Fisher occurred on Sunday, and early on Monday morning Secretary Stanton, returning from a visit to General Sherman at Savannah, sailed into New Inlet, ignorant of the victory. There was
othe him any. The same day he telegraphed to Stanton: Rebel congress is now in secret session, andlax his efforts. On the contrary, he said to Stanton: It is to be hoped that we will have no use fs course. On the 4th of February, he said to Stanton: I do not want to do anything to force the enthe 2nd of March, Grant was obliged to say to Stanton: If the returns I have of troops for the Depatructed to communicate. His dispatch reached Stanton at the Capitol, where the President and his chad advices from Sheridan, and telegraphed to Stanton: Last Tuesday Sheridan met Early between Stauy river to White House; and Grant reported to Stanton: The scouts who brought General Sheridan's dick. On the 13th of March, he telegraphed to Stanton: Sheridan is reported to be within five milesnything done. On the 14th, he telegraphed to Stanton: I am much dissatisfied with Canby. He has bfull supplies. On the 13th, he said, also to Stanton: I am in receipt of a letter of the 7th, from[1 more...]
an, Grant said: I think Lee will surrender to-day. I addressed him on the subject last evening, and received a reply this morning, asking me the terms I wanted. We will push him until terms are agreed upon. This day also he sent a dispatch to Stanton in these words: The enemy so far have been pushed from the road towards Danville. I feel very confident of receiving the surrender of Lee and what remains of his army by to-morrow. During the night the enemy abandoned his position in front oovernment, and dismounting by the road-side, he sat on a stone and called for paper and pencil. An aide-de-camp offered his order-book, and at 4.30 P. M. on Sunday, the 9th of April, he announced the end of the rebellion in these words: Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington: General Lee surrendered the army of Northern Virginia this afternoon on terms proposed by myself. The accompanying additional correspondence will show the conditions fully. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-Genera
and the sympathy with rebels which it was thought to betray; while Stanton did not hesitate to call it treason. But Grant at once declared tructions of Lincoln to Grant on the 3rd of March, communicated by Stanton, were to be observed by Sherman, The President directs me to sa, and will submit them to no military conferences or conventions. —Stanton to Grant, March 3d. See page 401. and Grant was ordered to proceedeneral Grant in North Carolina the news of the publication of Secretary Stanton's famous memorandum, and I never saw the general-in-chief so peculiarly and fortunately placed. He stood between Lincoln and Stanton, the two great men in civil life whom the epoch produced, on one he people, his purity of patriotism, his devotion to the cause; and Stanton, with his energy and directness and earnestness and administratives which his great allies possessed. He did not lack the energy of Stanton nor the sympathy of Lincoln with the people; his strategy was not
e safety of the city to-night. William F. Rogers, Captain P. M., 30th District. Mr. Wheeler to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) Malone, October 31, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton: We have a village of over three thousand inhabitants, ten miles from the Canada line; principal shops of Ogdensburg road here; we will take care of ourson the day of the presidential election. M. M. Jackson, United States Consul. General Dix to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) New York, November 4, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: When I saw you a fortnight ago to-morrow, you told me you would ask General Grant to send me five thousand troops, of which I informede police, rendered very efficient service. J. B. Sweet, Colonel Commanding Post. Mr. White to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) Chicago, November 7, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Colonel Sweet, by his energetic and decisive measures last night, has undoubtedly saved Camp Douglas from being opened, and the city f<
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