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pted an invasion of Tennessee, or those under Forrest are approaching the Ohio river, you will sendat less than forty thousand men, exclusive of Forrest's cavalry, while Thomas, he said, had at leasize the troops in Middle Tennessee, and drive Forrest from the national communications in that reg most of his orders still came from Sher man. Forrest had already captured Athens and a few isolate idea as Grant. On the 9th of October, after Forrest had escaped from Tennessee, he directed Thomawas indispensable. But four days afterwards, Forrest re-entered Tennessee, in spite of Croxton anddifferent from Sherman's. In the meantime, Forrest had moved north from Corinth, and reached For November, to have been 30,600, not including Forrest's cavalry. There is no actual return of ForrForrest's command in existence later than that of July 30, 1864, when he reported his effective total ammand, besides those on the above return, and Forrest's cavalry. See Appendix for Returns of Thoma[8 more...]
Abraham Lincoln (search for this): chapter 4
oint simplicity of camp life traits of President Lincoln personal character of Grant wife and cr and meaning,—there was evidence enough that Lincoln was a great man. Grant often said at this tims insignificant compared with that offered to Lincoln. America in Washington's time was an isolate was profoundly anxious for the reelection of Lincoln. His anxiety, however, had nothing to do wih of November, and resulted in the success of Lincoln, who received a majority of more than four huTennessee was not counted, although given for Lincoln; but of the remaining twenty-five states, alle eleven remaining states gave a majority for Lincoln, of eighty-five thousand four hundred and sixion could have opposed the re-election of Abraham Lincoln. a proportion of more than three to one. the names remained. There was talk between Lincoln and Grant, of a new Secretary of War, and thed up the hands of the commander of the army. Lincoln was glad to find that he entertained these vi[3 more...]
D. S. Stanley (search for this): chapter 4
of a gunboat and five transports. General Thomas has near Athens and Pulaski, Stanley's corps, about 15,000 strong, and Schofield's corps, 10,000, en route by rail;orence, and directed them to prevent a crossing, until the Fourth corps, under Stanley, now on its way from Georgia, could arrive. On the 30th, the Twenty-third conorth of the Tennessee. Thomas, however, at once declared: With Schofield and Stanley, I feel confident I can drive Hood back. This day, the advance of the Fourth corps reached Athens, and Stanley was ordered to concentrate at Pulaski, until Schofield, who was moving from Resaca, by way of Nashville, could arrive. Sherman nowps was for a while divided; but Hood took no advantage of the opportunity, and Stanley remained unmolested at Pulaski until the 14th of November, when Schofield arri at this time consisted of the Fourth corps, about 12,000 men, under Major-General D. S. Stanley; the Twenty-third corps, about 10,000, under Major-General J. M. Sch
Rosecrans (search for this): chapter 4
is on the retreat, with no probability of his bringing up again, Rosecrans should forward all the troops he can to Thomas. This ought to bes chief of staff, General Rawlins, as bearer of special orders to Rosecrans. In his instructions to Rawlins he said: .. Now that Price is reifty thousand soldiers, besides the force that was promised from Rosecrans. As you foresaw, and as Jeff. Davis threatened, the enemy th new regiments and conscripts arriving all the time, also. General Rosecrans promises the two divisions of Smith and Mower belonging to meect the movements all over the continent, of Canby and Foster and Rosecrans, as well as of Meade and Butler and Sheridan, so that all should sy conveying forces and stores for the same object; the troops of Rosecrans, and Canby, and Foster, were all in motion, and their operations he reported to Grant the approach of Hood, he also announced: If Rosecrans's troops can reach Eastport early next week, I shall have no fur
ppy accident to bring him to bay and to battle; but I then thought that by so doing I would play into his hands, by being drawn or decoyed too far away from our original line of advance.. I felt compelled, therefore, to do what is usually a mistake in war—divide my forces—send a part back into Tennessee, retaining the balance here. . . I admit that the first object should be the destruction of that army, and if Beauregard moves his infantry and artillery up into the pocket about Jackson and Paris, I shall feel strongly tempted to move Thomas directly against him, and myself move rapidly by Decatur and Purdy to cut off his retreat. But this would involve the abandonment of Atlanta and a retrograde movement, which would be of very doubtful expediency or success. . . I am more than satisfied that Beauregard has not the nerve to attack fortifications, or to meet me in open battle, and it would be a great achievement for him to make me abandon Atlanta, by mere threats or manoeuvres. Bu
J. A. Early (search for this): chapter 4
e took with him a single aide-de-camp, and a telegraph operator, that he might retain communication with the armies. On the 19th, a rumor came from Richmond that Early had been recalled from the Valley by Lee, and Grant sent word at once to City Point: Should such a thing occur, telegraph me, and I will get back as fast as steam can carry me. If it is true that Early is going back, it behooves General Meade to be well on his guard, and Butler to reinforce him at the shortest notice. At the same time he directed Sheridan: If you are satisfied this is so, send the Sixth corps to City Point without delay. If your cavalry can cut the Virginia Central road, nmore ordinary peril of Thomas, in Tennessee. Grant, however, allayed their fears: he showed them how Thomas being set to hold Hood, and Sheridan retained to watch Early, while Meade and Butler held fast to Lee, left no large force to oppose the advance of Sherman; and that Sherman in his turn moved in such a way as to cut off Lee'
A. J. Smith (search for this): chapter 4
. At the same time Grant planned the transfer of A. J. Smith and Mower's commands from Missouri to Tennessee: ll drive Price out of the country in time to send A. J. Smith and Mower to Tennessee, before Hood can get far, so. General Rosecrans promises the two divisions of Smith and Mower belonging to me, but I doubt if they can rof Sherman's appearance there. At the same time, A. J. Smith had been ordered with ten thousand men, from Missr, remained confident. He had been notified that A. J. Smith was to reinforce him with ten thousand troops froing October, November, and December, 1864. Until Smith could arrive from Missouri and Wilson remount his cae spared two regiments from the Indian frontier, and Smith was making strenuous efforts to reach Tennessee fromson of those whose terms of service had expired; and Smith's arrival was delayed beyond all expectation. The Mements. On the 8th of November, he said: As soon as Smith's troops arrive and General Wilson has the balance o
H. W. Halleck (search for this): chapter 4
idan, and Thomas, and Canby, and Stanton, and Halleck, and the President; and after reading them, t, he issued full and detailed instructions to Halleck to provide supplies for Sherman on his arrivaed to the march to the sea. The telegrams to Halleck and Stanton he probably never saw, and those ourier brought me the cipher message from General Halleck which instructed me that the authorities y stores at Atlanta. On the 21st, he said to Halleck: The stores intended for Sherman might now beng, and on the 26th of October, Grant said to Halleck: An order, with an officer to see it enforced hostile to the movement from the beginning. Halleck also had presented to Grant an elaborate lettdquarters of the armies, Grant telegraphed to Halleck: I suppose without my saying anything about ie. On the 26th of December, Grant wrote to Halleck: I am just in receipt of a letter from Generasanction to Sherman's movement, Grant said to Halleck: I think it will be advisable now for General[2 more...]
Washington (search for this): chapter 4
ght him by far the greatest man who had occupied the Presidential chair since Washington. And in those qualities not purely intellectual, and yet far from devoid of sand. His enemies were ten times as numerous in the field as those with whom Washington contended. He had the great problem of emancipation to solve, which was not presented to Washington. He had a violent, numerous, dangerous party in his rear, constantly watching to thwart and defeat him; and though Washington knew something Washington knew something of this difficulty, the opposition to him was insignificant compared with that offered to Lincoln. America in Washington's time was an isolated and inconsiderable co. On the 14th of October, when Sherman was at Resaca, Grant telegraphed to Washington: It looks to me now that Hood has put himself into a position where his army homas, however, knew what was expected of him, and sent frequent telegrams to Washington, assuring the general-in-chief and the government of his own anxiety to under
John A. Rawlins (search for this): chapter 4
can start at once. On the 29th, becoming still more anxious, he sent his chief of staff, General Rawlins, as bearer of special orders to Rosecrans. In his instructions to Rawlins he said: .. Now Rawlins he said: .. Now that Price is retreating from Missouri, it is believed that the whole force sent to that state from other departments can be spared at once. . . If it is found that the enemy under Hood or Beauregardfectually cut in two for several months, by which time Augusta and Savannah can be occupied. Rawlins, however, was intensely opposed to the proposed march of Sherman, and had combated it with everand did whatever was in their power to make them succeed. But in this instance, the anxiety of Rawlins led him to an act of downright insubordination. He started for the West, bearing the orders abonsider his decision. Grant never knew the origin of this despatch until after the death of Rawlins. They were the more ready for this, as both the President and the Secretary had been steadily h
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