Monthly Archives: May 2012

Saturday, May 31, 1862

Corinth, Mississippi The enemy has retreated from Corinth.  We are trying to discover the routes of their movement.  They have burned many bridges, felled trees on the roads and set up other obstructions.  They have posted strong rear guards to … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 31, 1862

Corinth, Mississippi I sent the following letter to my Brother, Senator John Sherman written on the back of a copy of my Orders No 30 that congratulated my troops. TO JOHN SHERMAN May 31,1862 Dear Brother, Of course the Telegraph … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 31, 1862

Corinth, Mississippi I congratulated my troops on a job well done.  They have gone from raw recruits a few months ago to true soldiers who understand what they must do. HEADQUARTERS 5th Division ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE CAMP BEFORE Corinth, May … Continue reading

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Friday, May 30, 1862

Corinth, Mississippi For some days and nights cars have been arriving and departing very frequently, especially in the night-time.  But last night, more so than usual and my suspicions were aroused. Before daybreak I instructed the brigade commanders and the … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 29, 1862

Camp Before Corinth, Mississippi at the Russell Farm I occupy the far right of our army facing Corinth.  My right covers the railroad to the North.  General Buell commands the center and General Pope commands the left.  We took this … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 29, 1862

Camp Before Corinth, Mississippi at the Russell Farm I received the following alert from General Halleck: CAMP NEAR CORINTH, May 29, 1862. Major-General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN: I have just returned from Pope’s Division. His battery of 20-pounder Parrotts opened about … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 28, 1862

Camp Before Corinth, Mississippi at the Russell Farm I have reported to General Halleck my current position and ask further orders.  This is a strong position and we could intrench here and easily defend the ground. RUSSELL’S, May 28, 1862. … Continue reading

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