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Chapter 22 Planning the first Fort Fisher expedition Grant's aversion to Liars reminiscences of Grant's cadet life Grant orders Thomas to move against Hood Thomas Crushes Hood Decisions of the utmost importance had to be made at this time in regard to movements on foot in other directions. The enemy was found to be making desperate efforts to collect troops to stay the progress of Sherman, whose march was creating the greatest consternation in the State of Georgia. News received from prisoners and spies, as well as from Southern newspapers, all confirmed the rumor that Sherman was destroying large quantities of supplies essential to the enemy, and striking terror at all points on his line of march. The governors of five Southern States were sending their reserves to confront Sherman, and the garrison of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina, was largely reduced for the same purpose. The latter news now made the general-in-chief anxious to start the expediti
Chapter 22 Planning the first Fort Fisher expedition Grant's aversion to Liars reminiscences of Grant's cadet life Grant orders
sending their reserves to confront Sherman, and the garrison of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina, was largely reduced for the sa and of General Weitzel, to cooperate with the fleet in capturing Fort Fisher, the formidable earthwork which constituted the main defense of s to load a vessel with powder, tow it up as near as possible to Fort Fisher, and explode it, in the hope of shaking up the fort so seriously ons that Admiral Porter and General Butler are making to blow up Fort Fisher, and which, while I hope for the best, I do not believe a partic rt, Butler's expedition had not yet got off from Fort Monroe for Fort Fisher.
This gave the general-in-chief anxiety for the reason that new he enemy were driven from Savannah, troops would be sent back to Fort Fisher, and that garrison strengthened sufficiently to make the success