Monthly Archives: June 2012

Monday, June 30, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee I am preparing to march to Holly Springs.  General Hurlbut informs me the troops at Grand Junction have no transportation and must be left.  He hears rumors that the enemy under Breckenridge will attack Memphis. We must still … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 29, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee General Halleck believes the train was attacked and damaged because it was sent without adequate guard.  However, the railroad is too lengthy to guard with the numbers of troops and cavalry we currently have.  Bringing supplies by rail … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 28, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee The enemy has crippled our railroad supply line by cavalry attacks.  Our supplies are running low and makes supporting our forces at this location difficult.  I propose that we move on Holly Springs and force the enemy cavalry … Continue reading

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Friday, June 27, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee, 40 miles from Memphis General Grant reports great difficulty in Memphis.  The town is overrun by Secesh who are no doubt spies and worse.   A force under General Grant sent to repair and guard the railroad between … Continue reading

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Friday, June 27, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee I wrote the following letter to my wife, Ellen: TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Moscow Tennessee June 27, 1862 Dearest Ellen, The weather is intensely hot, and we have been marching, countermarching & Knocking about and have stopped here … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 26, 1862

Moscow, Tennessee I have arrived at Moscow, Tennessee and have just set up telegraph communications to the East.  I find several messages that were sent yesterday: Yesterday, General Hurlbut had his pickets driven in and he feared an attack on … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 25, 1862

I must move my division closer to Memphis and the Mississippi River so we can draw supplies and defend the railroad. Hurlbut will occupy my former camp at La Grange and guard the railroad to the East.  I sent orders … Continue reading

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