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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
George B. Ayres the second-lieutenant. Colonel William Gates commanded the post and regiment, with First-Lieutenant William Austine as his adjutant. Two other companies were at the post, viz., Martin Burke's and E. D. Keyes's, and among the officers were T. W. Sherman, Morris Miller, H. B. Field, William Churchill, Joseph Stewart, and Surgeon McLaren. The country now known as Texas had been recently acquired, and war with Mexico was threatening. One of our companies (Bragg's), with George H. Thomas, John F. Reynolds, and Frank Thomas, had gone the year previous and was at that time with General Taylor's army at Corpus Christi, Texas. In that year (1846) I received the regular detail for recruiting service, with orders to report to the general superintendent at Governor's Island, New York; and accordingly left Fort Moultrie in the latter part of April, and reported to the superintendent, Colonel R. B. Mason, First Dragoons, at New York, on the 1st day of May. I was assigned to
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)
it waist-deep. My friend and classmate, George H. Thomas, was there, in command of a brigade in th me as his right hand. He also indicated George H. Thomas, D. C. Buell, and Burnside, as the other ifficulty in prevailing on him to appoint George H. Thomas, a native of Virginia, to be brigadier-gerigadier-General W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General George H. Thomas. . . . . . . . . . By command General Anderson was with his family; and he, Thomas, and I, met by appointment at the house of hisI was to make this tour, Generals Anderson and Thomas were to go to Louisville and initiate the depaEngineer Corps, was on duty with him. General George H. Thomas had been dispatched to camp Dick Robiz., Dick Robinson and Elizabethtown. General George H. Thomas still continued to command the former unite his force with Zollicoffer, and fall on Thomas at Dick Robinson, or McCook at Nolin. Had he Captain Mueller. Camp Dick Robinson (General G. H. Thomas).------Kentucky, Colonel Bramlette;----[1 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
s transferred thereto, commanded by Generals T. W. Sherman and Davies. General George H. Thomas was taken from Buell, to command the right. McClernand's and Lew Walld see that he felt deeply the indignity, if not insult, heaped upon him. General Thomas at once assumed command of the right wing, and, until we reached Corinth, Id when it came within range of our guns and line of battle. Generals Grant and Thomas happened to be with me during this affair, and were well pleased at the handsomollege, about a mile to the southwest of the town, where I was overtaken by General Thomas in person. The heads of all the columns had entered the rebel lines abouir way home and stay there. We spent the day at and near the college, when General Thomas, who applied for orders at Halleck's headquarters, directed me to conduct mral Pope was called to the East, and his army distributed among the others; General Thomas was relieved from the command of the right wing, and reassigned to his divi
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
Seventieth Ohio, Colonel J. R. Cockerill. Fourth Brigade, Colonel David Stuart.--Fifty-fifth Illinois, Colonel O. Malmburg; Fifty-seventh Ohio, Colonel W. Mungen; Eighty-third Indiana, Colonel B. Spooner; One Hundred and Sixteenth Illinois, Colonel Tupper; One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Eldridge. Fifth Brigade, Colonel R. P. Buckland.--Seventy-second Ohio, Lieutenant-Colonel D. W. C. Loudon; Thirty-second Wisconsin, Colonel J. W. Howe; Ninety-third Indiana, Colonel Thomas; Ninety-third Illinois, Major J. M. Fisher. Subsequently, Brigadier-General J. G. Lauman arrived at Memphis, and I made up a sixth brigade, and organized these six brigades into three divisions, under Brigadier-Generals M. L. Smith, J. W. Denver, and J. G. Lauman. About the 17th of November I received an order from General Grant, dated-- Lagrange, November 15, 1862. Meet me at Columbus, Kentucky, on Thursday next. If you have a good map of the country south of you, take it
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
ssippi, by virtue of a confidential order of the War Department, dated October 21, 1862, which order bore the indorsement of President Lincoln, General Grant still exercised a command over him, by reason of his general command of the Department of the Tennessee. By an order (No. 210) of December 18, 1862, from the War Department, received at Arkansas Post, the Western armies had been grouped into five corps d'armee, viz.: the Thirteenth, Major-General McClernand; the Fourteenth, Major-General George H. Thomas, in Middle Tennessee; the Fifteenth, Major-General W. T. Sherman; the Sixteenth, Major-General Hurlbut, then at or near Memphis; and the Seventeenth, Major-General McPherson, also at and back of Memphis. General Grant when at Napoleon, on the 18th of January, ordered McClernand with his own and my corps to return to Vicksburg, to disembark on the west bank, and to resume work on a canal across the peninsula, which had been begun by General Thomas Williams the summer before, the
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
nboats, and to move to Florence. About the same time, I received the general orders assigning General Grant to command the Military Division of the Mississippi, authorizing him, on reaching Chattanooga, to supersede General Rosecrans by General George H. Thomas, with other and complete authority, as set forth in the following letters of General Halleck, which were sent to me by General Grant; and the same orders devolved on me the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee. headqlieve General Rosecrans. You can communicate with Generals Burnside and Sherman by telegraph. A summary of the orders sent to these officers will be sent to you immediately. It is left optional with you to supersede General Rosecrans by General G. H. Thomas or not. Any other changes will be made on your request by telegram. One of the first objects requiring your attention is the supply of your armies. Another is the security of the passes in the Georgia mountains, to shut out the enemy f
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
lle, December 5th, that military operations in that quarter must in a measure cease, or be limited to Burnside's force beyond Knoxville. On the 21st of December General Grant had removed his headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, leaving General George H. Thomas at Chattanooga, in command of the Department of the Cumberland, and of the army round about that place; and I was at Bridgeport, with orders to distribute my troops along the railroad from Stevenson to Decatur, Alabama, and from Decatur River, and subsequently on the Mississippi, that they did not share with their comrades the successes and glories of the Atlanta campaign, for which I had designed them; and, indeed, they did not join our army till just in time to assist General George H. Thomas to defeat General Hood before Nashville, on the 15th and 16th of December, 1864. General Grant's letter of instructions, which was brought me by General Butterfield, who had followed me to New Orleans, enjoined on me, after concluding
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
nded respectively by Major-Generals Schofield, Thomas, McPherson, and Steele. General Grant was in tsubsequent movement against Mobile. In Generals Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield, I had three ge of the Cumberland, commanded by Major-General Thomas, for April 10, 1864. commands.Number ficial: E. D. Townsend, Adjutant-General. Geo. H. Thomas, Major-General commanding. Transcrip Gap; but during the 12th and 13th the bulk of Thomas's and Schofield's armies were got through, anda. On the 17th, toward evening, the head of Thomas's column, Newton's division, encountered the rs, and about six miles from Kingston found General Thomas, with his troops deployed; but he reportedich we were marching. Therefore I ordered General Thomas to push forward his deployed lines as rapieft Hardee's corps in the open fields to check Thomas, and gain time for his formation on the ridge,t; the Army of the Ohio to keep on the left of Thomas, by a place called Burnt Hickory; and the Army[42 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
front of about six miles--McPherson the right, Thomas the centre, and Schofield on the left. By graextreme left, at and in front of Acworth, with Thomas's about two miles on his right, and Schofield's cover. lie replied that his orders from General Thomas were to spare artillery-ammunition. This of June I rode the whole line, and ordered General Thomas in person to advance his extreme right corrps (the Twentieth) belonged to Thomas's army; Thomas's headquarters were two miles nearer to Hookerin close support of Hooker's right flank. General Thomas had before this occasion complained to me gap between his own corps and his proper army (Thomas's), so as to come into closer contact with onerom the left to the extreme right, back of General Thomas. This will bring my right within three mion may come out of his intrenchments to attack Thomas, which is exactly what I want, for General ThoGeneral Thomas is well intrenched on a line parallel with the enemy south of Kenesaw. I think that Allatoona a[10 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
were promptly met by a heavy and severe fire. Thomas was on the main road in immediate pursuit; nexoward's corps at Paice's Ferry and the rest of Thomas's army pressing up against this tete-du-pont, rson on the left, Schofield in the centre, and Thomas on the right. On the 13th I reported to Gen, and fought in many places hand to hand. General Thomas happened to be near the rear of Newton's dhad sent him), to move to the extreme right of Thomas, so as to reach if possible the railroad belowPeach-tree line, to the front of Schofield and Thomas, abandoned, and our lines were advanced rapidl to shift his whole army around by the rear to Thomas's extreme right, and hoped thus to reach the oim if he needed it. I dispatched orders to General Thomas on our right, telling him of this strong sof the command of the Twentieth Corps, and General Thomas forwarded his application to me approved aon and Schofield. I am told that he says that Thomas and I were jealous of him; but this is hardly [22 more...]
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