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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
t know but it will be the best move for Major-General Canby's troops to act upon Savannah, while yofore, give it as my opinion that your army and Canby's should be reenforced to the maximum; that, ald strike for Savannah and its river; that General Canby should hold the Mississippi River, and senparations ordered by the staff officers of General Canby, is received. When this campaign was comm. Drawing the Nineteenth Corps, however, from Canby, and the movements of Kirby Smith demanding thgton and consult a little on the subject. All Canby can do with his present force is to make demonbetween General Sherman before Atlanta and General Canby before Mobile, has a forcible bearing upone moment I can gather a sufficient force. Ed. R. Canby, Major-General. headquarters Military ld, Atlanta, Georgia, September 10, 1864. General Canby, New Orleans. Dispatch of the 27th receents that can be spared for this command? Ed. R. Canby, Major-General. Kingston, Georgia, Nov[10 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 14: (search)
h the small force of cavalry now at my service. Geo. H. Thomas, Major-General U. S. Volunteers commanding. War Department, Washington, December 7, 1864, 10:20 A. M. Lieutenant-General Grant. You remember that when Steele was relieved by Canby he was ordered to Cairo to report to this department. What shall be done with him? The order superseding Rosecrans by Dodge has been issued. Thomas seems unwilling to attack because it is hazardous, as if all war was any but hazardous. If he Lieutenant-General Grant was anxious that you should attack the rebel forces in your front, and expresses great dissatisfaction that his order has not been carried out. Moreover, so long as Hood occupies a threatening position in Tennessee, General Canby is obliged to keep large forces on the Mississippi River to protect its navigation, and to hold Memphis, Vicksburg, etc., although General Grant had directed a part of these forces to cooperate with Sherman. Every day's delay on your part,
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 17: (search)
usand mounted troops; those of the United States, three armies that could be combined against ours, which was insignificant compared with either—Grant's, of a hundred and eighty thousand men; Sherman's, of a hundred and ten thousand at least; and Canby's, of sixty thousand—odds of seventeen or eighteen to one, which in a few weeks could be more than doubled. I represented that, under such circumstances, it would be the greatest of human crimes for us to attempt to continue the war; for, haviton's publication of the fact, not even yet recalled, modified, or explained, was headed: Sherman's Truce Disregarded, that the whole world drew but one inference. It admits of no other. I never claimed that the truce bound Generals Halleck and Canby within the sphere of their respective commands as defined by themselves. It was a partial truce of very short duration, clearly within my limits and rights, justified by events, and, as in the case of prisoners in my custody, or the violation o