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, and on the 13th, Grant's cavalry entered Holly Springs, driving the enemy south of the TallahatchTallahatchie, and his headquarters were at Holly Springs; Sherman, too, was up, and would cross thee was at Oxford, twenty-eight miles beyond Holly Springs, with his cavalry at Coffeeville, only eig cavalry, under Van Dorn, made a dash into Holly Springs, twenty-eight miles in Grant's rear, and cnders everywhere did their duty, except at Holly Springs; and the enemy was repulsed at Coldwater, bably amounted to a million of dollars. Holly Springs, Grant had made a secondary base of supplia sorry day for the rebels when they burnt Holly Springs, and broke up Grant's communications with f December, the headquarters were again at Holly Springs. Forrest was speedily chased out of West ished soldiers, even after the disaster at Holly Springs; and I have heard men of high military repbut before the rebel rear-guard was out of Holly Springs, he had planned another campaign with all [8 more...]
en had succeeded; he seldom discussed the campaigns of great commanders in European wars, and was utterly indifferent to precept or example, whenever these seemed to him inapplicable. He thus disappointed his greatest subordinates, and, indeed, even the general-in-chief and the government, as well as the enemy, none of whom anticipated the success of his plans, or foresaw the means by which that success was to be accomplished. But Grant remembered and applied the lesson taught him at Holly Springs. He had learned there that an army could live without a base; and now with a larger army, and for a longer period, and amid tenfold greater dangers, he put the principle to the test. No army in modern times had ever made a similar attempt. Napoleon, indeed, as he tersely said, made war support war, but it was on a different plan from Grant's. The great Corsican forced the cities and towns that he conquered to furnish him supplies; but he did it deliberately, and in advance; he made h