Monthly Archives: February 2012

Friday, February 28, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky This February we advanced along all fronts.  Grant’s victories at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson let our newly constructed gunboats move up the rivers and cut off supplies to Bowling Green and Columbus. After Donelson was captured, I … Continue reading

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Thursday Evening, February 27, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky February 27, 1862. I received a letter today from my brother, Senator John Sherman with congratulations on my new command and comments on other military and political matters.   John wrote, “McClcilan is dead— in the estimation of … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 27, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky I received the following order from General Halleck: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, February 27, 1862. Brigadier-General SHERMAN, Paducah: I want transports enough in readiness to move General Grant’s available forces. I am only waiting to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 26, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky General Halleck is moving his army in an attempt to cut off the Rebels.  A force under General Pope in Missouri is poised to cut off Columbus Kentucky from retreat.  There is still uncertainty as to the whereabouts … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening, February 25, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky General Grant sent this message to Paducah that I received when I arrived: HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Fort Donelson, February 25, 1862. General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Commanding District of Cairo, Paducah, Ky.: Your letter of the 23d, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 25, 1862

Cairo, Illinois Our telegraphs have been cut and I have some urgent information for General Halleck.  I have traveled to Cairo to communicate.  The Memphis papers are announcing that Columbus will be abandoned.  I am sending the papers to Halleck … Continue reading

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Monday, February 24, 1862

Paducah, Kentucky I received the following orders from General Halleck, yesterday. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, February 23, 1862. Brigadier-General SHERMAN, Paducah: Flag-Officer FOOTE, Cairo: All available gunboats to be sent to Clarskville, prepared for a movement up … Continue reading

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