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Baton Rouge (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
blessed and protected us. August 19, 1863. Lee finds it as hard to recruit his army as I do mine. I do not hear of any reinforcements of any consequence joining him. At the same time it is very difficult to obtain any minute or reliable intelligence of his movements. I saw to-day a note from Baldy Smith, who is at Hagerstown, commanding four hundred men and a secesh hospital. He says he is afraid to make any stir, for fear they should serve him as they have Franklin, who is at Baton Rouge, commanding a division under Banks. This is pretty hard for Franklin, and I feel sorry for him. I had a visit yesterday from a Mrs. Harris, a lady belonging to the Sanitary and Christian Commissions, who has been connected with the army for a long time, and who, every one says, does a great deal of good. She talked a great deal about Philadelphia, where she belongs, and where she was going on a visit, and said every one would be inquiring about me, so that she had to come and see me.
Fort Fisher (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
oard our boat, which was unusually crowded, owing to the ice on the Potomac. The great subject of discussion in the army is the recent relieving of General Butler. General Benjamin F. Butler, commanding the Federal troops, failed to take Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N. C., and withdrew Dec. 25, 1864. He was relieved by the President, on Grant's request. The particular cause had not been made public. It is hardly necessary I should tell you how much I have suffered since I left you. All I hall probably have to send Webb to Gibbon's division, although I believe he would prefer remaining on my staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, January 17, 1865. To-day we have the news that the second expedition has succeeded in taking Fort Fisher, which is a most important and brilliant success. It will, however, have a most damaging effect on Butler's case, and will also materially injure Weitzel's reputation. I must confess I thought Butler's report cleared him in every particular
Headquarters (Washington, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
the confidence which I felt in you when I recommended you for the command. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck. Meade to Halleck: Headquarters, A. P., July 31, 1863. (Unofficial.) Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief. My Dear General: I thank you most sincerely and heartily for your kind and gey ability and believing that in time posterity will do justice to my career. Good-by! Good bless and protect us all! Address mentioned in last letter: Headquarters, army of the Potomac, May 4, 1864. soldiers! Again you are called upon to advance on the enemies of your country. The time and the occasion are deemed well received. I also enclose a letter from an anonymous friend, which was accompanied by an elegant pair of gauntlets. Order mentioned in last letter: Headquarters, army of the Potomac, April 16, 1865. General orders, no. 15. The Major General Commanding announces to the Army that official intelligence has been receiv
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
he lines of the army with a placard bearing the inscription, Libeler of the Press, and then that he should be put beyond the lines and not allowed to return. This sentence was duly executed, much to the delight of the whole army, for the race of newspaper correspondents is universally despised by the soldiers. General Grant happened to be present when I was making out the order, and fully approved of it, although he said he knew the offender, and that his family was a respectable one in Illinois. After the man had been turned out and the affair had become public, then I learned to my surprise that this malicious falsehood had been circulated all over the country. We find Lee's position again too strong for us, and will have to make another movement, the particulars of which I cannot disclose. Headquarters army of the Potomac, June 12, 1864. In my last letter I gave you an account of a wicked and malicious falsehood which I found had been extensively circulated all through
Paris (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
he escort of a staff officer, and have embraced the chance to send you a few lines. They are very clever gentlemenindeed, the most gentlemanly Frenchmen I have ever met. I understand they belong to the haute noblesse. One is the Prince d'aremberg and the other the Comte de Choiseul. They have with them a young Englishman named Blount, who is an habitue of the Paris salons, and who came over with them. The two Frenchmen are officers of cavalry in the army, one on leave from his regiment in Paris, and the other going to Mexico. They brought me a very strong note from Mr. Mercier, the French Minister at Washington, who only refrained from accompanying them because he is about to return next week to Europe. They have in their company a Mr. Hutton, from New York, who used to be on Burnside's staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, December 28, 1863. I was very sorry I could not be at home to spend Christmas with you and the children, but was glad to let George Son of Genera
Burksville (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
e Petersburg mine. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 12, 1865. Your indignation at the exaggeratee Sherman and us. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 13, 1865. Yesterday, as soon as I reached hers. Meade. New York: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 22, 1865. I shall be most delighted to pay Krs. George G. Meade: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 23, 1865. An order came yesterday constitutit favorable light. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 24, 1865. I received last evening your letteduty assigned me. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., April 27, 1865. I have received your letters of th him as he did me. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Burksville, Va., May 1, 1865. We are under marching orders for Alexbut the condition of the men after their long march from Burksville, and the appearance of the weather, threatening a storm,
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
tage. Lee, however, seems to think they have gained their point when they check us. Yesterday I had a visit from Senators Sherman, of Ohio, and Sprague, of Rhode Island; both were very complimentary to me, and wished me to know that in Washington it was well understood these were my battles. I told them such was not the case;e bill to cut off the heads of generals will either pass the Senate or be approved by the President. By-the-by, I see the Senate, on motion of Mr. Anthony, of Rhode Island, has directed the Committee on the Conduct of the War to enquire into the Mine fiasco on the 30th of July, and that Burnside has already been summoned to testion in any case, and I take it this is all that has yet been done with me. Undoubtedly, when my name came up, either Mr. Wilkinson, of Minnesota, or Anthony, of Rhode Island, has objected, and under the rule I was laid aside. I expect to meet the opposition of the Tribune and Independent clique, then all such as can be influenced
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
hundred, have been approved. To-morrow I send off an expedition under Warren, which I trust will result in something decisive, as we are all anxious to have matters on a more settled basis than they now are before the winter. I feel some anxiety about Thomas in Tennessee. I think I wrote you some time ago, when I first heard of Sherman's movement, that its success would depend on Thomas's capacity to cope with Hood. I think it was expected Sherman's movement would draw Hood back to Georgia, but I anticipated just what he appears to be doing—a bold push for Kentucky, which, if he succeeds in, will far outbalance any success Sherman may have in going from Atlanta to the sea coast. Sherman took with him the largest part of his army, when he did not expect to meet any organized opposition, leaving Thomas with the lesser force to confront and oppose Hood, with the whole of his organized forces. I trust old Thomas will come out all right, but the news is calculated to create anxi
Middletown (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
Part 6. civil War letters, 1863-1865 To Mrs. George G. Meade: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Frederick, July 8, 1863. I arrived here yesterday; the army is assembling at Middletown. I think we shall have another battle before Lee can cross the river, though from all accounts he is making great efforts to do so. For my part, as I have to follow and fight him, I would rather do it at once and in Maryland than to follow into Virginia. I received last evening your letters of the 3d and 5th inst., and am truly rejoiced that you are treated with such distinction on account of my humble services. I see also that the papers are making a great deal too much fuss about me. I claim no extraordinary merit for this last battle, and would prefer waiting a little while to see what my career is to be before making any pretensions. I did and shall continue to do my duty to the best of my abilities, but knowing as I do that battles are often decided by accidents, and that no man of
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
, trust in God's mercy and goodness, and believe that so long as we try to do our duty all will be well in time. Headquarters army of the Potomac, August 8, 1864. Grant has not yet returned from Washington. It is reported he has gone to Harper's Ferry to see for himself how matters stand. This, and his not telegraphing for me, I think settle the question about my being transferred. August 9, 1864. I am delighted to see your letter is written in such good spirits, and am truly rejoicee and air, and under the blessing of God his health restored. I dream about you all the time, and cannot dismiss you from my thoughts day or night. Headquarters army of the Potomac, September 15, 1864. General Grant went this morning to Harper's Ferry to visit Sheridan. There were some indications of a movement on Lee's part yesterday, but nothing occurring this morning, he went off. He is to be absent, I believe, some five or six days. What Grant meant by the rebels deserting at the rate
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