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sippi we do not want to do more than defend what we now hold, but I do want Canby to make a winter campaign either from Mobile bay or Florida .... What I would order is that Canby be furnished cavalry horses and be directed to prepare to commence a cever force was still left in Tennessee.
On the 14th of February, he said to Thomas: Canby is preparing a movement from Mobile bay against Mobile and the interior of Alabama.
His force will consist of about twenty thousand men, besides A. J. Smith'sneman, numbering about four or five thousand cavalry; one from Eastport, Mississippi, ten thousand cavalry; Canby, from Mobile bay, with about eighteen thousand mixed troops—these three latter pushing for Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Montgomery, and Shermaorable to us. Knowing Thomas to be slow beyond excuse, I depleted his army to reinforce Canby so that he might act from Mobile bay in the interior.
With all I have said, he had not moved at last advices.
Canby was sending a force of about seven tho
Lincoln's, i., 406.
Emory General William III., in command of Nineteenth corps at Cedar creek, III., 93 .
Ewell, General R. S., at battle of the Wilderness, II., 95; holds south bank of Cumberland river, III., 242; at fall of Richmond, 538; sets fire to Richmond, 538; withdraws his command, 540 , captured at battle of Sailor's creek, 577.
Farragut, Admiral, expedition of, against Vicksburg, i., 125; runs by Port Hudson and communicates with Grant, 179; passes forts at entrance of Mobile bay, III., 41.
Federal Point, Cape Fear river, situation of, III., 307; geography of, 311.
Ferrero, General E., at Spottsylvania, II. 207.
Fisher, Fort, on Cape Fear river, expedition against, III., 224; position of, 226; Grant's instructions for operations against, 235; first operations against, 307-322; second operations against 325-348.
Fisher's Hill, battle of, III., 31-35.
Fitch, Captain, at Cumberland river, III., 239.
Five Forks, importance of, III., 457, 459; rebel a