o bring against Sherman.
If this be the case, Selma and Montgomery can be easily reached.
I do nodo, and when, and get his choice, looking upon Selma as his objective.
Thomas must make a campaignfrom the Gulf of Mexico towards Montgomery and Selma.
On the 18th of January, the general-in-chiefomise to be too long a one, and Montgomery and Selma, and the destruction of all roads, machine-shoand the acquisition of the munitions of war at Selma or Montgomery far outweighed in importance, toforces brought into the field.
Tuscaloosa and Selma would probably be the points to direct the expops—these three latter pushing for Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Montgomery, and Sherman, with a large arme 20th of February as possible, to move on Selma, Alabama, which would tend to ward Forrest off. He r forces to the interior, to Montgomery and to Selma.
Destroy railroads, rolling stock, and everytbout seven thousand men from Vicksburg towards Selma.
I ordered Thomas to send Wilson from Eastpor