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le impossibility of winter campaign germ of Meridian raid distribution of forces for winter Sherksburg Smith retreats to Memphis results of Meridian raid Cooperation of Thomas Johnston in commall direct Sherman, therefore, to move out to Meridian, with his spare force, the cavalry going fromion which Sherman will do to the roads around Meridian will be of material importance to us, in prevhat should offer opposition. He was to reach Meridian by the 10th of February. Sherman himself was and artillery, on the road from Vicksburg to Meridian, one hundred and fifty miles. Sherman left at half past 3 P. M. on the 14th, he entered Meridian with but little opposition. The retreat of tugh destruction of the railroads centering at Meridian. Axes, crowbars, sledges clawbars, were usedospitals, offices, hotels, and cantonments of Meridian were soon no more. For five days, ten thousas had not troubled Sherman, on the march from Meridian to Canton, and, on the 28th, he rode into Vic[5 more...]
them to the best advantage to secure that end. On the 3d of March, Halleck sent the following dispatch to Grant: The Secretary of War directs that you will report in person to the War Department, as early as practicable, considering the condition of your command. If necessary, you will keep up telegraphic communication with your command, while en route to Washington. The next day Grant started for the capital. At the same time he sent instructions to Sherman, now on his return from Meridian. That commander was directed to use the negro troops, as far as practicable, to guard the Mississippi river; and, adding to this element what he deemed necessary for the protection of the river, to assemble the remainder of his command at Memphis. Have them in readiness to join your column on this front, in the spring campaign. This was with a view to the movement against Atlanta and Mobile, which, notwithstanding his promotion, Grant still intended to lead in person. This operation had