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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
locomotives to operate them to Corinth and Grand Junction. I was soon dispatched with my own and Huestablish the railroad between Corinth and Grand Junction was so great, that he concluded not to attack to Jackson (Tennessee), and forward to Grand Junction; and I was ordered to move to Grand JunctiGrand Junction, to take up the repairs from there toward Memphis. The evacuation of Corinth by Beauregard, anI had my own and Hurlbut's divisions about Grand Junction, Lagrange, Moscow, and Lafayette, buildinged General Hurlbut to leave detachments at Grand Junction and Lagrange, and to march for Holly Sprin gone to Washington), and held Bolivar and Grand Junction. I had in Memphis my own and Hurlbut's dis, from Columbus, Kentucky, to Corinth and Grand Junction, by way of Jackson, Tennessee, a point comdivisions at Bolivar, with outposts toward Grand Junction and Lagrange. These amounted to nine or tdwater, and smaller detachments forward at Grand Junction and Hernando. General Grant, in like mann[1 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
and other prohibited articles at way-points along the river. This, too, in time will be checked. All seems well here and hereabout; no large body of the enemy within striking distance. A force of about two thousand cavalry passed through Grand Junction north last Friday, and fell on a detachment of the Bolivar army at Middleburg, the result of which is doubtless reported to you. As soon as I heard of the movement, I dispatched a force to the southeast by way of diversion, and am satisfied tbus by the railroad from Jackson, Tennessee. He explained to me that he proposed to move against Pemberton, then intrenched on a line behind the Tallahatchie River below Holly Springs; that he would move on Holly Springs and Abberville, from Grand Junction; that McPherson, with the troops at Corinth, would aim to make junction with him at Holly Springs; and that he wanted me to leave in Memphis a proper garrison, and to aim for the Tallahatchie, so as to come up on his right by a certain date.