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. It will be a physical impossibility to protect the roads, now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils are turned loose without home or habitation. I think Hood's movements indicate a diversion to the end of the Selma and Talladega railroad, at Blue Mountain, about sixty miles southwest of Rome, from which he will threaten Kingston, Bridgeport, and Decatur, Alabama. I propose that we break up the railroad from Chattanooga, and strike out with wagons for Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Until we can repopulate Georgia it is useless to occupy it; but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources. By attempting to hold the roads we will lose one thousand men monthly, and will gain no result. I can make the march and make Georgia howl. . . . On the 10th, he learned that Hood had crossed the Coosa river, between Rome and the railroad. He was compelled again to follow, but on the way he telegraphed to Grant: H
As yet, however, it was far from certain that Sherman would not turn to the Gulf of Mexico, and maps and newspapers were carefully studied by Grant, to divine his course. Meanwhile, the cooperative movement of Canby was delayed, as we have seen. Until Thomas assumed the offensive against Hood, Canby was obliged to hold Vicksburg and Memphis so that they could not be seriously threatened, and his own expedition into the interior was thus postponed. At last, came rumors of the capture of Millen by Sherman, and, on the same day, the news of Schofield's victory at Franklin; and Grant again proclaimed at the camp fire his admiration for Sherman, while all remembered how constantly he had insisted that Schofield was a fine soldier, and needed nothing but opportunity to prove it. Grant, indeed, had kept him in place against determined opposition from various quarters; and now, if only the success at Franklin was followed up, so that Canby could move into Mississippi, the danger at the
futile efforts to obstruct Sherman arrival at Millen policy of Sherman turns his columns towards rces and defend not only those two points, but Millen, Charleston, and Savannah. The right wing ande a circuit to the north and march rapidly for Millen, a hundred miles away, and rescue the nationalpidly towards Waynesboro, on the road between Millen and Augusta. Here he skirmished with Wheeler't the national prisoners had been removed from Millen, and Kilpatrick fell back by Sherman's orders train from all molestation during the march on Millen. Having effectually covered the left flank, Kward. On the 3rd of December, Sherman entered Millen with the Seventeenth corps, and paused one daye Scarborough; Slocum was four miles north of Millen with the Twentieth corps; the Fourteenth was tman's hands. Pivoting, therefore, his army on Millen, and swinging it slowly around from its easterd, except when the prisoners were removed from Millen; and the sea was reached with the command abso
e both to him and Canby, directing them, however, to make no important movements until they received your instructions. I judge, from a dispatch just received from General Sherman, that he is now proposing to move eastwardly towards Augusta or Millen, expecting to connect with the coast by the Savannah river. Whether this is simply a suggestion or change of opinion on his part, or the result of his consultation with you or of your orders to him, I have no means of knowing; all I wish to say bama river is more navigable for our gunboats than the Savannah. 5th. The line is more defensible for General Canby's troops than the other. 6th. Montgomery, Selma, and Mobile are, in a military point of view, more important than Augusta, Millen, and Savannah. 7th. Mobile can be more easily captured than Savannah. 8th. This line will bring within our control a more valuable and important section of country than that by the Savannah. There is a section of country, from fifty to o
, i., 552-560. Merritt, General, Wesley, in Valley of Virginia, III., 95, 98, 412; at battle of Dinwiddie, 468-472; at battle of Five Forks, 495; pursuit to Appomattox, 524, 547, 552, 560; at battle of Sailor's creek, 573-575; moves on Appomattox court-house, 592. Middle Military Division created, II., 502. miles, General Nelson A., at battle of Ream's station, II., 527; at White Oak road, III., 505; at Sutherland station, 523-525. Milledgeville abandoned by rebels, III., 288. Millen captured by Sherman, III., 223, 289. Milliken's bend, concentration of Grant's forces at, i., 186. Missionary ridge, situation of, i., 427; seized by Bragg, 435; Thomas's assaults on, 488, 507-512; Sherman's assaults on, 495, 504-507. Missouri, Grant's first service in, i., 10, 11; Rosecrans in command in, II. 30. Mississippi, proposal to bring, into Union, i., 416. Mississippi river military importance of, i., 123; rebel fortifications on, 124; Sherman's expedition, December