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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
I have returned, and report the river to be clear to and beyond Chickasaw. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General commanding Division. headquarters Fifth division, camp Shiloh, April 5, 1862. Captain J. A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Western Tennessee. Sir: I have the honor to report that yesterday, about 3 P. M., the lieutenant commanding and seven men of the advance pickets imprudently advanced from their posts and were ca ten prisoners, and left two rebels wounded and many killed on the field. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General, commanding Division. headquarters Fifth division, camp Shiloh, April 10, 1862. Captain J. A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Grant. Sir: I had the honor to report that, on Friday the 4th inst., the enemy's cavalry drove in our pickets, posted about a mile and a half in advance of my centre, on the main Corinth road, cap
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
his mind, I wrote my letter of April 8, 1863, to Colonel Rawlins, which letter is embraced in full at page 616 of Badeau's book, and which I now reproduce here: headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, camp near Vicksburg, April 8, 1863. Colonel J. A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Grant. Sir: I would most respectfully suggest (for reasons which I will not name) that General Grant call on his corps commanders for their opinions, concise and positive, on the best general planGeneral Halleck; and the above letter has never been, to my knowledge, published; though Mr. Lincoln more than once referred to it with marks of approval. headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, camp on Big Black, September 17, 1863. Brigadier-General J. A. Rawlins, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Vicksburg. dear General: I inclose for your perusal, and for you to read to General Grant such parts as you deem interesting, letters received by me from Prof. Mahan and General Halleck, with my
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
tually in danger of starvation. Having supplied General Burnside all the help he wanted, we began our leisurely return to Chattanooga, which we reached on the 16th ; when General Grant in person ordered me to restore to General Thomas the divisions of Howard and Davis, which belonged to his army, and to conduct my own corps (the Fifteenth) to North Alabama for winter-quarters. headquarters Department and Army of the Tennessee, Bridgeport, Alabama, December 19, 1863. Briaadier-General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff to General Grant, Chattanooga. General: For the first time, I am now at leisure to make an official record of events with which the troops under my command have been connected during the eventful campaign which has just closed. During the month of September last, the Fifteenth Army Corps, which I had the honor to command, lay in camps along the Big Black, about twenty miles east of Vicksburg, Mississippi. It consisted of four divisions. The First, commanded
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
said they were about to present him a sword, inviting me to come and see the ceremony. I went back into what was the dining-room of the house; on the table lay a rose-wood box, containing a sword, sash, spurs, etc., and round about the table were grouped Mrs. Grant, Nelly, and one or two of the boys. I was introduced to a large, corpulent gentleman, as the mayor, and another citizen, who had come down from Galena to make this presentation of a sword to their fellow-townsman. I think that Rawlins, Bowers, Badeau, and one or more of General Grant's personal staff, were present. The mayor rose and in the most dignified way read a finished speech to General Grant, who stood, as usual, very awkwardly; and the mayor closed his speech by handing him the resolutions of the City Council engrossed on parchment, with a broad ribbon and large seal attached. After the mayor had fulfilled his office so well, General Grant said: Mr. Mayor, as I knew that this ceremony was to occur, and as I am
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
1st of May. General Blair, with these two divisions, constituting the Seventeenth Army Corps, did not actually overtake us until we reached Acworth and Big Shanty, in Georgia, about the 9th of June, 1864. In my letter of April 4th to General John A. Rawlins, chief of staff to General Grant at Washington, I described at length all the preparations that were in progress for the active campaign thus contemplated, and therein estimated Schofield at twelve thousand, Thomas at forty-five thousand shall have thorough and hearty cooperation. I will not let side issues draw me off from your main plans in which I am to knock Jos. Johnston, and to do as much damage to the resources of the enemy as possible. I have heretofore written to General Rawlins and to Colonel Comstock (of your staff) some-what of the method in which I propose to act. I have seen all my army, corps, and division commanders, and have signified only to the former, viz., Schofield, Thomas, and McPherson, our general pl