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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's Meridian expedition and Sooy Smith's raid to West point. (search)
xpedition of Sherman from Vicksburg to Meridian, Mississippi, in February, 1864, with an army of twal Joe Johnston and his small force almost to Meridian. Raymond, Jackson and Brandon had already fen's line of march, as he proposed to evacuate Meridian and march with his infantry towards Demopolis From the 15th to the 20th, Sherman, while at Meridian, was engaged in destroying the railroads nortght thousand, and moving from Memphis towards Meridian. Lee put his four cavalry brigades in motion Forrest and beat Smith before he could reach Meridian, while he (Polk) was at the same moment arranly done. It could have been done without his Meridian expedition. Does the General forget that the possibly ask, Was this and the towns burned (Meridian, Canton, &c.) the warfare of the civilizationd passed through the centre of Mississippi to Meridian, about one hundred and fifty miles; but the fack, and fought every day till its arrival at Meridian, in such manner as was deemed best for the in[8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General W. T. Sherman's visit to the Misses L------at Canton, Miss., in February, 1864. (search)
The second campaign commenced at Vicksburg. On the 3d of February, 1864, he marched towards Meridian with twenty-seven thousand infantry, artillery and cavalry. He ordered General Smith, who was ith eight thousand cavalry and light artillery, by way of Okalona, Mississippi, and join him at Meridian. General Polk, who was at Demopolis with his infantry corps, on hearing that General Sherman's army had reached Meridian and that General Smith was marching to the same place, ordered General S. D. Lee to march with thirty-five hundred cavalry and unite his force with an equal force under Geona and capturing six light field pieces. General Sherman had only one brigade of cavalry at Meridian, and without General Smith's force, he could not keep his communications open with his base of ur respects to fresh corn-cribs. Stock is doubtless scarce along the line of the Vicksburg and Meridian road. Your protracted stay in Canton is very mysterious. But perhaps you are waiting for the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Forrest's operations against Smith and Grierson. (search)
General Forrest's operations against Smith and Grierson. Letter from General Polk.headquarters, Demopolis, March 4, 1864. General Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond: I send by Captain Vanderford accompanying dispatches, among them a communication from Major-General Forrest, containing account of his operations in checking and defeating the enemy's cavalry forces, intended to form a junction with his infantry at Meridian. You will perceive that it was a brilliant affair, and that it accomplished my wishes in effectually preventing General Sherman availing himself of his cavalry in his contemplated operations. That success destroyed his campaign. Dispatches from General Lee's forces, just received, are of a very gratifying character. He has overtaken the enemy, on the west of Pearl river, in a very exhausted state, from a want of provisions and forage, and a long and hurried march, and is cutting up the rear of his column. I have hopes of destroying also