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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 7: (search)
Chapter 7: The Meridian campaign unjust Arraignment of General W. Sooy Smith. Generksburg February 3d, 1864, his columns reached Meridian on the 14th, remained there till the 20th, caall direct Sherman, therefore, to move out to Meridian with his spare forceā€”the cavalry going from Cis, under General Sooy Smith, had not reached Meridian as was intended. The Memoirs give this verered to move from Memphis straight for Meridian, Mississippi, and to start by February 1st. I explthe Mobile and Ohio Railroad. We waited at Meridian till the 20th to hear from General Smith, butman also assured him that his own movement on Meridian and the contemplated operations there did notneral Sherman's view, when he himself reached Meridian four days after the date he had fixed for hisry, when his orders contemplated his being at Meridian on the 10th, and when he knew I was marching t this time General Sherman was retiring from Meridian, and had it been possible for General Smith t[3 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
r a considerable length of time. Mobile would be a second base. The destruction which Sherman will do the roads around Meridian will be of material importance to us in preventing the enemy from drawing supplies and in clearing that section of all lplan for the Atanta and Gulf campaign to General Halleck, and while General Sherman was on the Mississippi preparing his Meridian campaign, General Thomas, who was then in command at Chattanooga, was made acquainted with General Grant's design by the Grant, Major-General. By the last of February, General Sherman having been meantime in the depths of his raid to Meridian, the preparations for the campaign thus marked out by General Grant had progressed so far that General Thomas was sendinal Grant having been made Lieutenant General, and ordered to Washington, summoned General Sherman, who had returned from Meridian, to Nashville, which latter point he reached on the 17th of March, 1864. On that day he was assigned to the command of
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 20: (search)
ded over some failure or blunder not clearly defined, the reports of the latter are found to commend Rosecrans strongly for these brilliant battles. Where he now visits severe censure, in connection with his failure at Chickasaw Bayou, his own report of the action, written at the time, commends the very officers, thus unjustly arraigned, for having done the heaviest fighting, and accomplished all that was possible. Where he assails General Sooy Smith for causing the partial failure of his Meridian expedition, his own orders, then issued, claimed complete success; and while he now declares he never had any intention of going to Mobile, the letters of General Grant (who ordered his movement) to Halleck and Thomas, informed these officers that in certain contingencies Sherman was to push for Mobile. He describes Rosecrans' flanking movement to capture Chattanooga as a march from that city to attack the enemy; and the battle which secured this stronghold, as a defeat before it, and its