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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 4: (search)
e of infantry and artillery. * * * * To these two divisions of the army all praise is due, and will be awarded by a grateful country. Between them there should be, and I trust is, the warmest bonds of brotherhood. Each was risking life in the same cause, and on this occasion risking it also to save and assist the other. No troops could do more than these separated armies. Each did all possible for it to do in the place assigned it. * * * * By command of Major-General Grant, John A. Rawlins, A. A. G. General Grant closed his formal report of this battle as follows: As shown by the reports, the enemy was repulsed at Corinth, at 11 A. M. on the 4th, and not followed until next morning. Two days hard fighting without rest, probably, had so fatigued the troops as to make earlier pursuit impracticable. I regretted this as the enemy would have been compelled to abandon most of his artillery and transportation in the difficult roads of the Hatchie crossing had t
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
al: Your two letters of April 4 are now before me, and afford me infinite satisfaction. That we are now all to act on a common plan, converging on a common center, looks like enlightened war. Like yourself, you take the biggest load, and from me you 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 Joe Johnston, and do as much damage to the resources of the enemy as possible. I have heretofore written to General Rawlins and Colonel Comstock, of your staff, somewhat of the method in which I propose to act. I have seen all my army, corps, and division commanders, and signified only to the former, viz.: Schofield, Thomas, and McPherson, our general plans, which I inferred from the purport of our conversations here and at Cincinnati. * * * * Should Johnston fall behind Chattahoochee, I would feign to the right, but pass to the left and act on Atlanta or its eastern communications according to developed
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 19: (search)
between the parties concerned and the heads of the staff department or corps charged with their execution. W. T. Sherman, General On the 13th of March General Rawlins assumed the duties of Secretary of War, and among his first acts he called the attention of the President to the various violations of law involved in Sherman All orders and instructions relating to military operations, issued by the President or Secretary of War, will be issued through the General of the Army. John A. Rawlins, Secretary of War. By command of General Sherman. E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. The violations of law in General Sherman's Order No. 12,eporting and defending his disregard both of orders and the law. The facts upon which this statement is based will be found in his annual report for 1869. General Rawlins died September 6, following the issuing of General Order, No. 28, given above. General Sherman was assigned temporarily to the desk of the Secretary of War.