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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
erson was prepared, for the State was threatened with invasion from Tennessee, by two forces: one from the direction of Nashville, commanded by Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and Buckner; and the other from the direction of Cumberland Gap, commander regiments to guard the railroad, at all times in danger. Enemy along the railroad from Green River to Bowling Green, Nashville, and Clarksville. Buckner, Hardee, Sidney Johnston, Polk, and Pillow, the two former in immediate command, the force a Generals Halleck, Grant, and C. F. Smith, great fame. Of course, the rebels let go their whole line, and fell back on Nashville and Island No.10, and to the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Everybody was anxious to help. Boats passed up and down cney Johnston had remained at Bowling Green until his line was broken at Henry and Donelson, when he let go Bowling Green and fell back hastily to Nashville; and, on Buell's approach, he did not even tarry there, but continued his retreat southward.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
my, which had retreated hastily from Bowling Green to and through Nashville, a city of so much importance to the South, that it was at one tih his division to Clarksville, fifty miles above Donelson, toward Nashville, and on the 27th went himself to Nashville to meet and confer witNashville to meet and confer with General Buell, but returned to Donelson the next day. Meantime, General Halleck at St. Louis must have felt that his armies were gettinthe 28th, I learn you were at Fort Donelson, and General Smith at Nashville, from which I infer you could not have received orders. Halleck's telegram of last night says: Who sent Smith's division to Nashville? I ordered it across to the Tennessee, where they are wanted immediate; others for General Grant, and still others for General Buell at Nashville and at the same time I was organizing out of the new troops that ie was provoked that Generals Grant and Smith had turned aside to Nashville. In the mean time several of the gunboats, under Captain Phelps,
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
ereafter the rebels displayed peculiar energy and military skill. General Bragg had reorganized the army of Beauregard at Tupelo, carried it rapidly and skillfully toward Chattanooga, whence he boldly assumed the offensive, moving straight for Nashville and Louisville, and compelling General Buell to fall back to the Ohio River at Louisville. The army of Van Dorn and Price had been brought from the trans-Mississippi Department to the east of the river, and was collected at and about Holly Sch was promptly abandoned by a small garrison under Colonel Murphy. Price's force was about eight thousand men, and the general impression was that he was en route for Eastport, with the purpose to cross the Tennessee River in the direction of Nashville, in aid of General Bragg, then in full career for Kentucky. General Grant determined to attack him in force, prepared to regain Corinth before Van Dorn could reach it. He had drawn Ord to Corinth, and moved him, by Burnsville, on Iuka, by the m
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
um), and the Twelfth Corps (Howard), were sent by rail to Nashville, and forward under command of General Hooker; orders wereg Athens, we should not be dependent on the roads back to Nashville, already overtaxed by the demand of Rosecrans's army. threatening his communications, forced him to retreat on Nashville and Louisville. Again, after the battle of Perryville, Gt. If these forces had been sent to General Rosecrans by Nashville, they could not have been supplied; I therefore directed . I do not know the present condition of the road from Nashville to Decatur, but, if practicable to repair it, the use of Rivers will enable you to employ water transportation to Nashville, Eastport, or Florence. If you reoccupy the passes of nded by General Dodge, along the railroad from Decatur to Nashville, to make the needed repairs, and to be in readiness for taign of the succeeding year; and on the 21st I went up to Nashville, to confer with General Grant and conclude the arrangemen
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
l Grant had removed his headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, leaving General George H. Thomas at ChDecatur, Alabama, and from Decatur up toward Nashville. General G. M. Dodge, who was in command as auxiliary to the main line which led from Nashville to Stevenson, and Chattanooga. General Johnof men held as local garrisons, I went up to Nashville and represented the case to General Grant, wThere I found letters from General Grant, at Nashville, and General Banks, at New Orleans, concerniorge H. Thomas to defeat General Hood before Nashville, on the 15th and 16th of December, 1864. ed from General Grant a dispatch to hurry to Nashville in person by the 17th, if possible. Disposi to Cairo, the cars thence to Louisville and Nashville, reaching that place on the 17th of March, 1were with him, and occupied a large house in Nashville, which was used as an office, dwelling, and tegy of the next campaign, but on arrival at Nashville I will soon catch the main points, and will [2 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
. On the 18th day of March, 1864, at Nashville, Tennessee, I relieved Lieutepant-General Grant inestion of the campaign was one of supplies. Nashville, our chief depot, was itself partially in a even the routes of supply from Louisville to Nashville by rail, and by way of the Cumberland River,grand forward movement, and then returned to Nashville; General Schofield going back to Knoxville, ng at Chattanooga. On the 2d of April, at Nashville, I wrote to General Grant, then at Washingtoe commanders of posts within thirty miles of Nashville to haul out their own stores in wagons; requ John M. Corse, to take a fleet steamboat at Nashville, proceed via Cairo, Memphis, and Vicksburg, s military division of the Mississippi, Nashville, Tennessee, April 24, 1864. Lieutenant-General Graarters aid official records remained back at Nashville, and I had near me only my personal staff an As these accumulated they were sent back to Nashville, and afterward were embraced in the archives[11 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
enemy's cavalry was also busy in our rear, compelling us to detach cavalry all the way back as far as Resaca, and to strengthen all the infantry posts as far as Nashville. Besides, there was great danger, always in my mind, that Forrest would collect a heavy cavalry command in Mississippi, cross the Tennessee River, and break up our railroad below Nashville. In anticipation of this very danger, I had sent General Sturgis to Memphis to take command of all the cavalry in that quarter, to go out toward Pontotoc, engage Forrest and defeat him; but on the 14th of June I learned that General Sturgis had himself been defeated on the 10th of June, and had been drith which to strike offensively from his right, he would have done a wise act, and I was compelled to presume that such was his object. We were also so far from Nashville and Chattanooga that we were naturally sensitive for the safety of our railroad and depots, so that the left (McPherson) was held very strong. About this time
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
the mouth of Soap's Creek which he deemed advantageous, and was instructed to effect an early crossing there, and to intrench a good position on the other side, viz., the east bank. But, preliminary thereto, I had ordered General Rousseau, at Nashville, to collect, out of the scattered detachments of cavalry in Tennessee, a force of a couple of thousand men, to rendezvous at Decatur, Alabama, thence to make a rapid march for Opelika, to break up the railroad-links between Georgia and Alabama,ur railroad was done to the rear of our camps, Colonel W. W. Wright having reconstructed the bridge across the Chattahoochee in six days; and our garrisons and detachments to the rear had so effectually guarded the railroad that the trains from Nashville arrived daily, and our substantial wants were well supplied. The month, though hot in the extreme, had been one of constant conflict, without intermission, and on four several occasions — viz., July 4th, 20th, 22d, and 28th--these affairs ha
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
accepted; that Johnson, the senior division commander of the corps, should be ordered back to Nashville as chief of cavalry, and that Brigadier-General Jefferson C. Davis, the next in order, should had sent all of his cavalry to raid upon our railroads. For some days our communication with Nashville was interrupted by the destruction of the telegraph-lines, as well as railroad. I at once ordthe rear the expected profits of civil trade. Hundreds of sutlers and traders were waiting at Nashville and Chattanooga, greedy to reach Atlanta with their wares and goods, with which to drive a prointo Georgia because of our already long line of communication, viz., three hundred miles from Nashville. This was true; but there we were, and we could not afford to remain on the defensive, simplyoga, and Corse's division of the Seventeenth Corps to Rome, and instructed General Rousseau at Nashville, Granger at Decatur, and Steadman at Chattanooga, to adopt the most active measures to protect
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
Thomas has, and the reserves soon to come to Nashville, and for me to destroy Atlanta and march acran attended the defense of the railroad from Nashville to Atlanta during the year 1864. In persothe 16th I telegraphed to General Thomas, at Nashville: Send me Morgan's and Newton's old divispany General Hood on his disastrous march to Nashville, but took post at Corinth, Mississippi, to cing the excellent forts that already covered Nashville. At Chattanooga, he had General Steedman's m eight to ten thousand, had been ordered to Nashville. To these I proposed at first to add only te Johnsonville (whence a new railroad led to Nashville), and with his cavalry and field-pieces actussary preparations. General Thomas was at Nashville, with Wilson's dismounted cavalry and a massrk at Lexington for the Cumberland River and Nashville. Of course, General. Thomas saw that on hivisions at Paducah, which would surely reach Nashville much sooner than General Hood could possibly[13 more...]
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