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his state of affairs, throwing aside all other considerations, subordinating all other operations to this one vital campaign, at a concerted moment we must withdraw from other points a portion of their forces—all, indeed, not absolutely essential for keeping up a show of defence, or safety against a coup de main— and concentrate in this way every soldier possible for operations against General Grant. Such strategic points as Richmond, Weldon, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, and Meridian—or Jackson, Mississippi, at the same time— should be fortified, garrisoned, and provisioned, according to their relative present value to the Confederate States, sufficiently to prolong their defence, if attacked or besieged, until troops for their relief could be detached as required from the army in Northwestern Georgia. I will now state approximately what troops may, in my belief, be withdrawn from the following quarters and added to the army at or about Dalton, namely: From Alaba
er-General Roddy, with his command, was to cover the line of communication from Tuscumbia to Corinth, and thence towards Meridian. Major-General Wheeler, with his command, was to guard the country from Jackson's right to Atlanta. The portable p On the 16th General Wheeler, through General Taylor, forwarded the following telegram: Selma, November 16th, via Meridian. To General Beauregard: Will send Major-General Gardner to Corinth soon as possible. Following just received, dated tions for the prosecution of the road to Tuscumbia, and repairs of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, as far as needed, towards Meridian. While at Corinth alarming telegrams from Generals Hardee, Taylor, Cobb, and Wheeler were received by him relative tould he have already reached the coast. General Beauregard arrived at Macon on the 24th, after many annoying delays at Meridian, Demopolis, Selma, and Montgomery, and had a long and important conference with Generals Cobb and Taylor. The latter ha
st, it would be well he should do so. You are authorized so to inform him, and to request his prompt attention. He has, however, failed heretofore to respond to like emergencies, and no plans should be based on his compliance. The telegram was dated Richmond, December 4th, 1864. But his reply reached Headquarters after General Beauregard's departure from Montgomery. When the War Department was apprised of the fact the following telegram was forwarded to Lieutenant-General Taylor: Meridian, Dec. 14th, 1864. By Telegraph from Richmond, Dec. 7th, via Mobile, Dec. 13th. To Lieut.-Genl. Taylor: Transmit by most rapid means the following despatch to General E. Kirby Smith, Shreveport, La.: If practicable, cross troops. Aid General Hood, or divert forces from operating against him in Tennessee. If crossing be impossible, cannot you make demonstrations to withdraw troops of the enemy? We have intelligence that Steele, with 15,000 men, had reached Memphis, and was procee
d Montgomery; while another force of cavalry, supported by infantry and artillery, was advancing, through North Georgia, on Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon, where He, General Cobb, had but few troops, principally local and State reserves, to oppose to them. He reported further that General Taylor confirmed the news of the Federal advance on Selma and Montgomery, and feared a movement from the Mississippi River, Memphis, and Vicksburg, through the interior of Mississippi, towards Okalona and Meridian; that a determined attack was soon to be expected on Mobile (as reported by General Maury, commanding there), from New Orleans and Pensacola, where there was a large increase of Federal troops; to oppose which General Maury had but an insignificant force under him. General Beauregard also said to Mr. Davis that the picture he presented to him was most gloomy, but that he thought it his duty to attempt no concealment of the truth, so that the President might have a clear knowledge of the
Richmond, Va., Nov. 7th, 1864: via Meridian. Genl. J. B. Hood: No troops can have beeof yesterday and day before. Will leave, via Meridian, for Selma to-day, the Montgomery road being me; General Hardee probably can. I will be at Meridian to-morrow morning, at Selma tomorrow evening,ing pontoon-train. Urge Clanton's brigade to Meridian to report to General Gardner. D. H. Maury, rent, Col., and A. A. G. Telegram. Meridian, Dec. 5th, 1864. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: fear he will not be assigned to duty. Meridian, Jan. 14th, 1865. By telegraph from Richmond,d. Jeffn. Davis. by telegraph from Meridian, Jan. 15th, 1865. To President Davis, Richmont.-Genl. Private and confidential. Meridian, Jan. 15th, 1865. General,—I send you herys cooked rations, which should be renewed at Meridian and Montgomery, and four days at Macon. The , Col., and A. A. G. Telegram. Meridian, Miss., Jan. 30th, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard:[1 more...]