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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
might allow. Its first object was to strike Meridian at the intersection of the railway from Vickseast of Memphis. Smith was ordered to be at Meridian on the 10th of February, but for some reason t Point, and nearly a hundred miles north of Meridian. Their number he supposed to be greatly supef them were dismounted. Expecting Smith at Meridian every hour, Sherman remained there several dathink it prudent to go farther, nor remain at Meridian, so he retraced his steps leisurely back to Cleave it; and it was believed, when he was at Meridian, that both Selma and Mobile would be visited elt when he turned his face westward, leaving Meridian a heap. of smoldering embers. When the writer the line of Sherman's raid from Jackson to Meridian, two years before, the marks of his desolatinf Bragg's army, heard of Sherman's advance on Meridian, and perceived that General Polk and his fiftohnston, on hearing of Sherman's retreat from Meridian, had Buzzard's Roost and Rocky face. thi[7 more...]
commissioner from South Carolina to Virginia, 1.93. Memphis, naval battle opposite, 2.298; occupation of by General Wallace, 2.299; sudden dash of Forrest into, 3.248; expedition of Grierson from against the Mobile and Ohio railway, 3.415. Meridian, destructive raid of Sherman to from Vicksburg, 3.238-3.240. Merrimack, blown up by the Confederates, 2.389. Merrimack and 1 Monitor, 2.359-2.366. Message of President Buchanan, of Dec. 3, 1860, 1.64; unsatisfactory to all parties, 1.73ovement on Vicksburg, 2.575; his demonstration against Haines's Bluff, 2.605; commands the Army of the Tennessee, 3.144; joins Grant at Chattanooga, 3.159; commands the Military Division of the Mississippi, 3.235; expedition of from Vicksburg to Meridian, 3.238-3.240; his campaign in Georgia against Johnston and Hood, 3.374-3.399; his. great march from Atlanta to Savannah, 3.405-3.414; his march from Savannah to Columbia, 3.456-3.461;. march of from Columbia to Goldsboroa, 3.494-3.503;. his purs