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from 7,000 to 10,000, are now in the neighborhood of Tuscumbia and Florence, and the water being low, are able to cross at will. Forrest seemday, the heads of his columns were reported in the neighborhood of Florence, fifty miles westward, and north of the Tennessee. Sherman telegrur road, except so far as it facilitates an army operating towards Florence. Again, on the same day, he said: I repeat, should the enemy crosned nothing. He simply concentrated two divisions of cavalry near Florence, and directed them to prevent a crossing, until the Fourth corps, succeeded yesterday afternoon in crossing . . above . . and below Florence, in spite of Croxton's efforts to prevent them. The problem of Ho7. He states, in his report dated Jan. 24, 1865: On my arrival at Florence [Nov. 17], I was placed in command of the entire cavalry then with still bold, his tactics were certainly tamer. He lingered around Florence when every hour's delay was of incalculable advantage to his adver
ke when the designs of Sherman could no longer be concealed; and the forces at Florence were anxiously watched to ascertain whether the national army was to advance e; in this he promised me that he would ruin Hood, if he dared to advance from Florence urging me to go ahead and give myself no concern about Hood's army in Tennesse, in command of the gunboat fleet at the West, to proceed up the Tennessee to Florence and Eastport, and prevent the laying of pontoons there, or destroy the bridge,the extent of damage done. This day Thomas declared If the expedition against Florence be successful, I am confident we shall be able to capture the greater part of at the rebels had re-crossed the Tennessee. Admiral Lee also reached and held Florence, but owing to the falling of the water, his gunboats could ascend no higher; and Hood made his crossing at Bainbridge, eight miles above Florence, with Lee and the national fleet on the right, Steedman on the left, and Wilson and Wood in his re
s northeastward towards Goldsboro, still two hundred miles away. Heavy rains again impeded his movements, and much time was necessarily consumed in destroying stores and railroads, and it was not till the 3rd of March that the army arrived at Cheraw. At this point large quantities of guns and ammunition were captured, brought from Charleston under the supposition that here, at least, they would be secure. Hardee had moved due north from Charleston by his only remaining railroad, through Florence, but only reached Cheraw in time to escape with his troops across the Pedee river, just before Sherman arrived. His ordnance and other stores he was obliged to leave behind. The vagrant garrison which had fled from Savannah, and Charleston, and Cheraw, in turn, now set out again on its travels—this time to attempt a junction with Beauregard at Charlotte. Having secured the passage of the Pedee, however, Sherman had but little uneasiness about the future, for there remained no further g