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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
nto Cheraw for the convenience of the pontoon-bridge, diverged to the left, so as to enter Fayetteville next after the Fourteenth Corps, which was appointed to lead into Fayetteville. Kilpatrick held his cavalry still farther to the left rear on the roads from Lancaster, by way of Wadesboroa and New Gilead, so as to cover our trains from Hampton's and Wheeler's cavalry, who had first retreated toward the north. I traveled with the Fifteenth Corps, and on the 8th of March reached Laurel Hill, North Carolina. Satisfied that our troops must be at Wilmington, I determined to send a message there; I called for my man, Corporal Pike, whom I had rescued as before described, at Columbia, who was then traveling with our escort, and instructed him in disguise to work his way to the Cape Fear River, secure a boat, and float down to Wilmington to convey a letter, and to report our approach. I also called on General Howard for another volunteer, and he brought me a very clever young sergeant,
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XVIII (search)
iving at the mouth of Cape Fear River on February 9, 1865, where we joined General Terry, who with two divisions had already captured Fort Fisher. I was then assigned to command the new department of North Carolina. We turned the defenses of Cape Fear River by marching round the swamps, and occupied Wilmington with little loss; then we captured Kinston, after a pretty sharp fight of three days, and occupied Goldsboroa on March 21, within one day of the time indicated by Sherman, from Laurel Hill, N. C., March 8, for our junction at Goldsboroa. General Sherman, who had been delayed by his battle at Bentonville, did not reach Goldsboroa until the 23d, but the sound of his guns on the 20th and 21st informed me that he was near, and I put a bridge across the Neuse River, so as to go to his assistance if necessary. After the junction at Goldsboroa, I commanded the center, one of the three grand divisions of Sherman's army. For the elucidation of some things in this campaign which hav
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
9-83; calls mass meeting at Lawrence, 80; demands S.'s removal, 80, 81; friendship with Ewing, 80, 81; Carney's political hostility to, 80-83; speaks at Leavenworth, 81; scheme of retaliatory expedition from Paola, 81-84; interview with S., 81; agrees, but fails, to meet S. at Kansas City, 81, 83; threatens to appeal to the President, 83; speaks at Turner's Hall, 99; ceases hostilities against S., 99; the President's use of, 111, 112; secures the appointment of Curtis in Kansas, 112 Laurel Hill, N. C., Sherman at, 346 Lawrence, Kan., massacre at, 77-79, 234; mass meeting at, 80 Lawrenceburg, Ala., Hood's movement via, 201 Lazelle, Col. Henry M., commandant at West Point, investigates the Whittaker case, 445 Leavenworth, Kan., plans in, for retaliation on Missouri, 79, 81, 83, 84; S. at, 80-82; Lane speaks at, 81; martial law in, 84; a false report from, 93; military station at, 454 Lee, Gen. Robert E., superintendent of West Point Military Academy, 15; character, 15;
ich was captured on the 8th. There were not far from one thousand of them captured, the loss of which makes quite and item. Official intelligence from Sherman. The following is the only official intelligence from Sherman: Washington, District of Columbia, March 14--11 A. M. Major-General Dix, New York: Dispatches direct from Generals Sherman and Schofield have been received this morning by this Department. General Sherman's dispatch is dated March 8, at Laurel Hill, North Carolina. He says: "We are all well, and have done finely. Details are, for obvious reasons, omitted. " Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. [Laurel Hill is in Richmond county, North Carolina, about forty miles from Fayetteville. Richmond is one of the southern border counties of the State.] Commercial panic in New York. A letter from New York, dated the 14th, says gold had fallen to 17834, and adds: There has been a regular panic in business circles to-day, ow