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weeks Anderson was relieved, in consequence of failing health, and Sherman succeeded to his duties.
In October he became very much depressed and took an exceedingly gloomy view of the situation.
He called for 200,000 men — a force entirely out of the power of the government to supply at that time.
On the 2d of Nov. he requested me to order Halleck, Buell, Stevens, and some officers of experience to Kentucky, stating that the importance of his department was beyond all estimate.
On the 3d, after giving in detail the position of the troops, about 25,000, he says: Our forces are too small to do good and too large to sacrifice.
On the 4th he telegraphed to me: The publication of Adj.-Gen. Thomas's report impairs my influence.
I insist upon being relieved to your army, my old brigade.
On the 6th he telegraphed me: . . . If Simon Buckner crosses Green river by the practicable fords, of which there are many at wide marks, may get in McCook's rear.
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