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th of January, the scheme was also unfolded to Thomas. See Vol. 1., pp. 554 and 555. When theior of Tennessee, threatening the line between Thomas and Nashville. On the 3rd of October, Hood rey letter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas with the troops now in Tennessee, to defenthe fall of Richmond takes place. I am afraid Thomas, with such lines of road as he has to protect,s able to supervise all; to provide troops for Thomas sufficient to withstand Hood, and supplies to s because Hood was left behind to contend with Thomas; and if Thomas was defeated, the states of TenThomas was defeated, the states of Tennessee and Kentucky were opened to the enemy, and possibly the country beyond the Ohio. Here was thman, so long as Lee was held at Richmond. But Thomas's troops were scattered from the Missouri to ter be responsible for him; and up to this time Thomas had never commanded an independent army; whilees in Washington deem it absolutely necessary.—Thomas to Sherman, October 18. It was this that made [6 more...]
ting the possibility of Lee's detaching in support of either Hood or Early, and himself waiting patiently till the moment should come to strike a blow like those he had dealt earlier in the war. To many this task would have been more unacceptable because, while the chief was lying comparatively inactive in front of Richmond, the subordinates were fighting important battles and winning brilliant victories elsewhere. Sherman had captured Atlanta, and Sheridan had overrun the Valley, while Thomas was entrusted with a command where the mightiest issues were at stake; and the interest of the country was transferred from the commander of them all to the great soldiers so rapidly rising into reputations which might eclipse his own. But such considerations not only never influenced Grant, they never seemed to occur to him. He went on soberly and steadily with his work, careless whether it brought him into prominence or left him in the shade; and as glad of any success of the national caus
orized Sherman's movement, he said to Halleck: Thomas should be prepared to concentrate a force on Ho river, you will send them directly to Major-General Thomas, to confront and frustrate such a movemckson, Paris, and the lower Tennessee, and General Thomas reports the capture by him of a gunboat anneers waved him adieu, and turning his back on Thomas and Hood, Sherman set out on his march to the rate whatever force it was possible to give to Thomas, on whom the brunt of the next fighting was ceorrest had escaped from Tennessee, he directed Thomas to replace all the guards on the roads to Chatut never flinched. This day Sherman said: General Thomas is well alive to the occasion, and better lle with the Tennessee. This point was one of Thomas's bases of supplies, and the approach of Forreorrest's cavalry. See Appendix for Returns of Thomas and Hood, during October, November, and Decembrk out his own problem, without interference. Thomas, however, knew what was expected of him, and s[80 more...]
ght Grant gives peremptory orders Excuses of Thomas Grant's general supervision of armies Butler and at four P. M. that day, he telegraphed to Thomas: Do not let Forrest get off without punishmentle. At 11.30 P. M. on the 30th of November, Thomas announced the result of the battle to Grant, a replied to this at nine P. M. If you wish General Thomas relieved, give the order. No one here wilhington, on the 15th, was met by the news that Thomas had attacked Hood and driven him on the Frankl seventeen hundred. On the 10th of December Thomas returned present equipped for duty:— Infantth, the Secretary of War proposed to confer on Thomas the vacant major-generalcy in the regular armyto the enemy than Wilson's pursuing column. Thomas's strategy in the earlier part of the campaigns possible that the delay made Hood weaker and Thomas stronger, and thus increased the preponderancebel commander moved to the Ohio, and compelled Thomas to follow, that officer would never have been [196 more...]
n of indifferent spectators, and threw the nation which that army served into an ecstasy of delight and admiration. Even Thomas's success was for the time less esteemed, and although his operations had been worked out with equal effort, and were by Not only this, but in the moment of its elation the country had no thought for him who had controlled and supervised both Thomas and Sherman; who had not only dictated the movements of each, but, by holding Lee, had rendered the success of either praly the general who had been besieging the rebel capital for nearly a year, and had not yet succeeded. It was Sherman and Thomas whose names were in all men's mouths. It was Sherman especially who was the hero of the hour. On the 16th of Decemberamount to all other considerations. The circle was now gradually closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennessee, and Sheridan of the Valley of Virginia, while Grant still held the principal rebel force at Ri
any place, but before taking troops away from Thomas it will be advisable to see whether Hood's arm surplus troops. Sherman had requested that Thomas should be ordered to move southward with a larer in the interior: at the same time stripping Thomas of troops, to send east and south, where they of February, the general-in-chief enquired of Thomas: When did Stoneman start on his expedition? the same peculiarities which had distinguished Thomas in November and December had become apparent i it was to collect and equip this cavalry that Thomas had delayed so long at Nashville, and, after tithout another season of equipping and delay. Thomas was in some things not unlike Warren in the Earailroad. I have directed that none be sent. Thomas's army has been depleted to send a force to yor to that place as possible. Not hearing from Thomas, I telegraphed him about the 12th [March] to kruits have come in so rapidly at the West that Thomas has now about as much force as when he attacke[35 more...]
is collapse of the revolt-sagacity of Grant Gratitude of rebels acclamations of country review of Grant's career Educated by earlier events for chief command his view of situation Comprehensiveness of plan character and result of Wilderness campaign desperation of rebels development of general plan consummation completeness of combinations victory not the result of brute force faithful support of government Executive greatness of Sherman and Sheridan characteristics of Meade, Thomas, and Lee further traits of Lee fitting representative of the rebellion characteristics of national and rebel soldiers necessity of transcendent efforts characteristics of a commander—in—chief in civil war nations never saved without a leader Grant protects Lee from trial for treason. The surrender at Appomattox court-house ended the war. The interview with Lee occurred on the 9th of April, and on the 13th Grant arrived at Washington, and at once set about reducing the military expe
efficient service. J. B. Sweet, Colonel Commanding Post. Mr. White to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.) Chicago, November 7, 1864. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Colonel Sweet, by his energetic and decisive measures last night, has undoubtedly saved Camp Douglas from being opened, and the city from conflagration. I respectfully suggest that you send him a word of commendation. Horace White. Statement showing the strength of the army under the immediate command of Major-General George H. Thomas on the 31st of October, 20th and 30th of November, and 10th of December, 1864, as reported by the returns on file in the office of the Adjutant-General. October 31, 1864. commands.present for duty.present for duty, equipped.present and absent.aggregate. Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men. 4th Corps71911,61268511,2261,38525,37726,762 23d Corps46110,16346110,16393821,107,22,045 Cavalry2275,8642135,31546310,98911,
eral. Second Bulletin. War Department, Washington, April 27, 9.30 A. M. To Major-General Dix: The department has received the following dispatch from Major-General Halleck, commanding the Military Division of the James. Generals Canby and Thomas were instructed some days ago that Sherman's arrangements with Johnston were disapproved by the President, and they were ordered to disregard it, and push the enemy in every direction. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Halleck to Secrers of Sherman, but to push forward as rapidly as possible. The bankers here have information to-day that Jeff Davis's specie is moving south from Goldsboroa, in wagons, as fast as possible. I suggest that orders be telegraphed, through General Thomas, that Wilson obey no orders from Sherman, and notifying him and Canby, and all commanders on the Mississippi, to take measures to intercept the rebel chiefs and their plunder. The specie taken with them is estimated here at from six to thi
ond assault, 503; Bragg's right weakened, 507; Thomas carries Missionary ridge, 508, 509; utter routneral G. M., ordered to send reinforcements to Thomas, III., 240. Donelson, Fort, position of, i.le and Chattanooga railroad, 152; escapes from Thomas into Alabama 181; reenters Tennessee, 184; at onfidence in Grant, 197; solicitude because of Thomas's inactivity 216, 262; reply to Grant's reportr 28, 116; Schofield's army in Tennessee, 187; Thomas's army in Tennessee 188; at battle of Franklint valley and mountain, 434; ordered to support Thomas and Sherman, III., 176; relieved of command inForrest in West Tennessee, 459; transferred to Thomas's command, II., 41, 154; delay in movement of, 190; joins Thomas's army, 211; at battle of Nashville, 251. Smith, General C. F., in command at 198-201; correspondence with Grant relative to Thomas at Nashville, 216, 238, 239; at Fort Fisher, 3 Texas, importance of, to rebels, i., 124. Thomas General George H. in command of army of Cumber[8 more...]