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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
Meet me at Columbus, Kentucky, on Thursday next. If you have a good map of the country south of you, take it up with you. U. S. Grant, Major-General. I started forthwith by boat, and met General Grant, who had reached Columbus by the railroad from Jackson, Tennessee. He explained to me that he proposed to move against Pemberton, then intrenched on a line behind the Tallahatchie River below Holly Springs; that he would move on Holly Springs and Abberville, from Grand Junction; that McPherson, with the troops at Corinth, would aim to make junction with him at Holly Springs; and that he wanted me to leave in Memphis a proper garrison, and to aim for the Tallahatchie, so as to come up on his right by a certain date. He further said that his ultimate object was to capture Vicksburg, to open the navigation of the Mississippi River, and that General Halleck had authorized him to call on the troops in the Department of Arkansas, then commanded by General S. R. Curtis, for cooperatio
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
Memphis; and the Seventeenth, Major-General McPherson, also at and back of Memphis. General GrantLake Providence, about sixty miles above us, McPherson's corps, the Seventeenth, and then came down McClernand was to lead off with his corps, McPherson next, and my corps (the Fifteenth) to bring left in observation toward Edwards's Ferry. McPherson had fought at Raymond, and taken the left-harings. We reached Jackson at the same time; McPherson fighting on the Clinton road, and my troops cted me to take the right-hand road, but, as McPherson had not yet got up from the direction of theth) had the right of the line of investment; McPherson's (the Seventeenth) the centre; and McClernaault had failed, and he said the result with McPherson and McClernand was about the same. While hesinger's Ferry; then McArthur's division, of McPherson's corps, took up the line, and reached to Os, candid opinions of all of us, viz., Grant, McPherson, and Sherman. I have given mine, and would [22 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
gradually drifted to New Orleans and Texas; McPherson's (Seventeenth) remained in and near Vicksbuts to Vicksburg, and always stopped with General McPherson, who had a large house, and boarded withole corps. But, inasmuch as one division of McPherson's corps (John E. Smith's) had already starte An officer of the Thirteenth went up to General McPherson's house for him, and soon returned, with Cairo, and report from there by telegraph. McPherson will be in Canton to-day. He will remain ths in command of the Sixteenth Corps, and General McPherson at Vicksburg with the Seventeenth. Thes fate. At Iuka I issued all the orders to McPherson and Hurlbut necessary for the Department of hat General John E. Smith's division (of General McPherson's corps) had been ordered up to Memphis,neral Tuttle) to remain and report to Major-General McPherson, commanding the Seventeenth Corps, attters relating to the department, giving General McPherson fall powers in Mississippi and General H
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
e to collect from his garrisons and those of McPherson about twenty thousand men, with which in FebSilver Cloud to Vicksburg, where I found General McPherson, and, giving him similar orders, instruclry, commanded by Colonel E. F. Winslow. General McPherson commanded the right column, and General e I do not recall, had seen some officers of McPherson's staff (among them Inspector-General Strongof his command, returned to Memphis, and General McPherson remained at Vicksburg. General A. J. Smleans. Copies of both were also sent to General McPherson, at Vicksburg. [private.] Nashvillrd you I use in the plural, intending it for McPherson also. I should write to him, and will some f the 4th, and will send a copy of it to General McPherson at once. You do yourself injustice anur whole character. I was not near, and General McPherson in too subordinate a capacity to influenMemphis, Tenn., March 14, 1864. 1. Major-General McPherson will organize two good divisions of h[10 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
thousand, Thomas at forty-five thousand, and McPherson at thirty thousand. At first I intended to to the former, viz., Schofield, Thomas, and McPherson, our general plans, which I inferred from tharing. I design this division to operate on McPherson's right, rear, or front, according as the en as you think proper, to enable me to get up McPherson's two divisions from Cairo. Their furloughs march to Decatur, to join General Dodge. McPherson is ordered to assemble the Fifteenth Corps nin a single life, but at the critical moment McPherson seems to have been a little cautious. Stillre got through, and deployed against Resaca, McPherson on the right, Thomas in the centre, and Schoy, and the whole army was ordered to pursue, McPherson by Lay's Ferry, on the right, Thomas directle railroad, than Dallas, I concluded to draw McPherson from Dallas to Hooker's right, and gave ordele-trenches. On the occasion of my visit to McPherson on the 30th of May, while standing with a gr[37 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
t skirmish along a front of about six miles--McPherson the right, Thomas the centre, and Schofield field, we had to proceed with due caution. McPherson had the left, following the railroad, which out two miles of most difficult country, and McPherson's left lapped well around the north end of Kvision of cavalry was kept busy on our left, McPherson had gradually extended to his right, enablinf our railroad and depots, so that the left (McPherson) was held very strong. About this time cat have encountered three entire corps. Both McPherson and Schofield had also complained to me of tadvantage. I had consulted Generals Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield, and we all agreed that we cowith determined courage and in great force. McPherson's attacking column fought up the face of the and there covered themselves with parapet. McPherson lost about five hundred men and several valu forage, and to-morrow night propose to move McPherson from the left to the extreme right, back of [3 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
ursuit; next on his right was Schofield; and McPherson on the extreme right, reaching the Chattahoohe river above him. On the 13th I ordered McPherson, with the Fifteenth Corps, to move up to Roso pass the river above the railroad-bridge — McPherson on the left, Schofield in the centre, and Thh-Tree Creek; Schofield was on his left, and McPherson well over toward the railroad between Stone r up to his skirmish-line, and I wanted him (McPherson) to be ready, as soon as General Garrard ret his horse, his staff, and his orderlies. McPherson was then in his prime (about thirty-four yea lodged under the skin, and he reported that McPherson must have died in a few seconds after being ng. Fortunately the spot in the woods where McPherson was shot was regained by our troops in a fewd it and its contents were secured by one of McPherson's staff. While we were examining the bodyffended because he was not chosen to succeed McPherson; but his chances were not even considered; i[25 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
ed to leave us for the rear, and he could not, on recovering, rejoin us till we had reached Savannah. About 7 A. M. of November 16th we rode out of Atlanta by the Decatur road, filled by the marching troops and wagons of the Fourteenth Corps; and reaching the hill, just outside of the old rebel works, we naturally paused to look back upon the scenes of our past battles. We stood upon the very ground whereon was fought the bloody battle of July 22d, and could see the copse of wood where McPherson fell. Behind us lay Atlanta, smouldering and in ruins, the black smoke rising high in air, and hanging like a pall over the ruined city. Away off in the distance, on the McDonough road, was the rear of Howard's column, the gun-barrels glistening in the sun, the white-topped wagons stretching away to the south; and right before us the Fourteenth Corps, marching steadily and rapidly, with a cheery look and swinging pace, that made light of the thousand miles that lay between us and Richmon
ght--without any serious damage to any, except the Essex. This vessel received one shot in her boiler, that disabled her, killing and wounding some thirty-two men, Capt. Porter among the wounded. I remain your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Brigadier-General. headquarters District of Cairo, camp in field, near Fort Henry, Feb. 5, 1862. General orders, No. 1: The First division, Gen. McClernand Commanding, will move at eleven o'clock A. M., to-morrow, under the guidance of Lieut.-Col. McPherson, and take a position on the roads from Fort Henry to Donelson and Dover. It will be the special duty of this command to prevent all reenforcements to Fort Henry or escape from it. Also, to be held in readiness to charge and take Fort Henry by storm, promptly on the receipt of orders. Two brigades of the Second division, Gen. C. F. Smith Commanding, will start at the same hour from the west bank of the river, and take and occupy the heights commanding Fort Henry. This point wil
bably taken prisoner. My personal staff are all deserving of particular mention, they having been engaged during the entire two days in carrying orders to every part of the field. It consists of Colonel J. D. Webster, Chief of Staff; Lieut.-Col. J. B. McPherson, Chief of Engineers, assisted by Lieuts. W. L. B. Jenny and Wm. Kossac; Capt. J. A. Rawlings, Assistant Adjutant-General; W. S. Hilger, W. R. Rawley, and C. B. Lagon, Aids-de-Camp; Col. G. Pride, Volunteer Aid, and Captain J. P. Hawkinld. He displayed, as always heretofore, both skill and bravery. At least in one instance he was the means of placing an entire regiment in position of doing most valuable service, and where it would not have been but for his exertions. Lieut.-Col. McPherson, attached to my staff as Chief of Engineers, deserves more than a passing notice for his activity and courage. All the grounds beyond our camps for miles have been reconnoitred by him, and the plans carefully prepared under his supervisi
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