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South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
sitive orders; and Canby was now directed, not only to prevent the crossing of the river, but to act against the communications of Hood and Beauregard. Two expeditions were accordingly organized for this purpose, one to start from Vicksburg and the other from Baton Rouge. As large a force as can be sent, said Grant, ought to go to Meridian or Selma. . . The road from Jackson should be well broken, and as much damage as possible done to the Mobile and Ohio. At the same time, Foster, in South Carolina, was directed to send a force to destroy the railroad in Sherman's front, between Savannah and Charleston. I think it would have a good effect to make the attempt . . even if it should not succeed entirely. If the troops cannot get through, they can keep the enemy off of Sherman awhile. These co-operative movements of Canby and Foster suggested themselves to Sherman as well as to Grant, as appears by the records. They were indeed so manifestly appropriate that they would doubtless
Gadsden (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
time his forces were in position, Hood had again escaped and moved in a southwesterly direction, to the neighborhood of Gadsden. He was encumbered with few trains and marched with great celerity; evidently anxious to avoid a battle. It is one of Tennessee, west of Huntsville, let him go, and then we can all turn on him, and he cannot escape... I will follow him to Gadsden, and then want my whole army united for the grand move into Georgia. On the 14th of October, when Sherman was at Resans which the general-in-chief had to contemplate, and these cares he had to sustain. Hood, meanwhile, had remained at Gadsden only one day, to issue supplies, and on the 21st of October, he took up his line of march for the Tennessee. On the 26th, he arrived at Tuscumbia, on that river, a hundred miles west of Gadsden. This made it evident that the invasion of Tennessee was actually contemplated, and the same day Sherman detached the Fourth corps, with orders to proceed to Chattanooga an
Alleghany Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 4
he Gulf of Mexico, steamers on the Missouri and the Mississippi, railways east and west of the Alleghanies—all were busy conveying forces and stores for the same object; the troops of Rosecrans, ands thus at the apex of a triangle, and was by far the most important strategic point west of the Alleghanies and north of the Tennessee. On the road to Stevenson, the principal positions are Murfreesck, received a military importance during the campaign. This whole region, lying west of the Alleghanies, forms part of the Valley of the Mississippi. The country is undulating or level, and one of either position; for the entire strength of the Confederacy between the Mississippi and the Alleghanies was concentrated in front of Schofield. On the 20th of November, there were reported preset from Grant. He was now in command of all the national troops between the Mississippi and the Alleghanies. To him, from this moment, was committed the defence, not only of Tennessee, but of all th
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
s Grant and Sherman direct concentration in Tennessee Thomas delays to concentrate Hood crosses the Tennessee Forrest moves into West Tennessee forces of Thomas danger of Thomas reinforcement y he said to Thomas: Hood won't dare go into Tennessee. I hope he will. Again: If Hood wants to gtry in time to send A. J. Smith and Mower to Tennessee, before Hood can get far, even if Sherman's ry ammunition and stores for the invasion of Tennessee; while Beauregard, who had been placed in ge whether he would persist in the invasion of Tennessee, or retrace his steps in pursuit of Sherman. and am satisfied that General Thomas has in Tennessee a force sufficient for all probabilities. T were the finest in the Southern states. Middle Tennessee, however, had been a battle-field since therman's expectations, he intended to invade Tennessee. Thomas, however, remained confident. He hon as possible, as the successful defence of Tennessee should not be left to chance. Hood, howev[36 more...]
Deep Bottom (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ers were accordingly given to prepare for this emergency. To Meade Grant said: The army north of the James will be promptly withdrawn and put in the trenches about Petersburg, thus liberating all of your infantry and cavalry and a sufficient amount of artillery. . . . Hold yourself in readiness to start in the shortest time with twelve days rations. To Butler he wrote: In case it should be necessary for you to withdraw from north of the James, abandon all of your present lines except at Deep Bottom and Dutch Gap. Just occupy what you did prior to the movement which secured our present position. This withdrawal, however, was to be temporary only, and with characteristic forethought, Grant continued: Open to the rear all enclosed works, so that when we want to retake them, they will not be directed against us. Tennessee, however, was the theatre where the interest of the war now culminated; the key-point, at this juncture, of the strategy which enveloped a continent. Nashville,
Eastport (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
rhood of Tuscumbia and Florence, and the water being low, are able to cross at will. Forrest seems to be scattered from Eastport to Jackson, Paris, and the lower Tennessee, and General Thomas reports the capture by him of a gunboat and five transporeridian and Selma. The Tennessee river runs west from Chattanooga, and south of the railroad, nearly to Corinth; but at Eastport it turns to the north, and passing by Pittsburg landing, Johnsonville, Fort Henry, and Paducah, empties at last into theders to this effect were given to Thomas the same day, but that officer preferred to guard the Tennessee from Decatur to Eastport. Forrest's pickets, he said, are on the south bank of the river, and if Croxton and Granger were withdrawn, I am satisps from Missouri, and when 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 further fears, and will set to work immediately to prepare for an advance, as Sherman
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
d of most of those from Vermont were not received by the canvassers in time to be counted; but the soldiers from the eleven remaining states gave a majority for Lincoln, of eighty-five thousand four hundred and sixty-one; Beyond all question, this majority would have been doubled, had all the soldiers been allowed to vote; but the marvel is that any man in arms against the rebellion could have opposed the re-election of Abraham Lincoln. a proportion of more than three to one. The state of Illinois, of which Grant was a citizen, had made no provision to receive the ballots of her soldiers. The general-in-chief was therefore unable to vote. At eleven A. M. on the 10th of November, before the result was known at the Headquarters of the armies, Grant telegraphed to Halleck: I suppose without my saying anything about it, all the troops in the North will now be hurried to the field, but I wish to urge this as of the utmost importance. Sherman's movement may compel Lee to send tro
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
r forty miles from the Kentucky line, and midway between the eastern and western boundaries. It is connected with the North by a single railroad, starting from Louisville, on the Ohio, two hundred miles away. Along this road the principal reinforcements and supplies had passed for Sherman and Thomas since the beginning of April.ing them back as far as Knoxville, with a national loss of about two hundred, in killed, wounded, and prisoners. Thomas at once gave directions to Stoneman, at Louisville, and to Steedman at Chattanooga, to reinforce Knoxville. On the 16th, he telegraphed: Ammen reported that he had sent reinforcements to General Gillem. On the was preparing last night to reinforce Knoxville, in accordance with my directions. . He will be able to send two thousand men. . . Stoneman telegraphs me, from Louisville, that he can concentrate five mounted regiments in three days, to go to the relief of General Ammen. On the 18th, however, the rebels withdrew as rapidly as th
Purdy (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
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. But by far the most important part of this despatch related to his line of march, for his absolute route was yet ne
Barnesville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
atives; if repelled or thwarted in one direction, he must be free to turn in another; if he could not reach the Atlantic coast, he must make for the Gulf of Mexico. Thus, at the very moment of starting, neither he nor Grant knew what point would be the terminus of his march; and in this last despatch to the general-in-chief, Sherman said: If I start before I hear further from you, or before further developments turn my course, you may take it for granted that I have moved via Griffin to Barnesville; that I break up the road between Columbus and Macon good, and then, if I feign on Columbus, will move via Macon and Millen to Savannah; or if I feign on Macon, you may take it for granted I have shot off towards Opelika, Montgomery, and Mobile bay or Pensacola. He concluded: I will not attempt to send couriers back, but trust to the Richmond papers to keep you well advised. . . I will see that the road is broken completely between the Etowa and the Chattahoochee, and that Atlanta itse
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