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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
d without hesitation to assault and carry Fort McAllister by storm. I knew it to be strong in heavw Sound, and across the Ogeechee River at Fort McAllister. About 2 P. M. we observed signs of comm Sherman. Then followed the question, Is Fort McAllister taken Not yet, but it will be in a minuteoving forward with a quick, steady pace. Fort McAllister was then all alive, its big guns belchingme years before, during a naval attack on Fort McAllister. Night had fairly set in when we discofrom the house where we had been, entered Fort McAllister, held by a regiment of Hazen's troops, ancould not communicate; but, now that we have McAllister, we can go ahead. We have already capturee three or four miles, till the lights of Fort McAllister could be seen, when she anchored, and we baw Sound, and, hearing of the capture of Fort McAllister, he had come up to see me. He described fortation I can, and collect the rest near Fort McAllister, covered by the Ogeechee River and intren[24 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
erty pertaining to his department captured from the enemy, and cause the same to be collected and conveyed to points of security; all the heavy coast-guns will be dismounted and carried to Fort Pulaski. 4. The troops, for the present, will be grouped about the city of Savannah, looking to convenience of camps; General Slocum taking from the Savannah River around to the seven-mile post on the canal, and General Howard thence to the sea; General Kilpatrick will hold King's Bridge until Fort McAllister is dismantled, and the troops withdrawn from the south side of the Ogeechee, when he will take post about Anderson's plantation, on the plank-road, and picket all the roads leading from the north and west. 5. General Howard will keep a small guard at Forts Rosedale, Beaulieu, Wimberley, Thunderbolt, and Bonaventura, and he will cause that shore and Skidaway Island to be examined very closely, with a view to finding many and convenient points for the embarkation of troops and wagons o