Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sunday, August 31, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee General Halleck is concerned about men in the service trading in cotton and engaging in activity unbecoming the military. The Secretary of War directs that we seize, in the name of the United States, all cotton purchased or … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 30, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee A force of about 2,000 cavalry passed through Grand Junction heading north yesterday, and fell on a detachment of the Bolivar army at Middleburg. As soon as I heard of the movement I dispatched a force to the … Continue reading

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Friday, August 29, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith are marching their armies into Kentucky.  I doubt that they can sustain their offensive and threaten north of the Ohio River.  It will tax our army to stop them.  Maybe this will wake … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 28 1862

I received the following letter from my brother, Senator John Sherman: Mansfield, OHIO, Aug. 24, 1862. Dear Brother: Your letter of Aug. 13, with enclosures, was received. I have read carefully your general orders enclosed and also your order on … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 27, 1862

I have learned that an enemy cavalry force is moving up from Abbeville to the North.  I surmise to attack Bolivar our communications.  I will dispatch a brigade with cavalry on the Holly Springs and Hernando Roads to make a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 26, 1862

A lull in requests has allowed me to write some letters.  I sent this letter to my Brother, Senator John Sherman: Memphis, August 26, 1862 Dear Brother, Ellen writes me that Elizabeth proposes to remove to Henry Reese’s house and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 26, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee I sent the following update to General Grant: HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION, Memphis, Tenn., August 26, 1862 Major-General GRANT, Corinth, Mississippi: SIR: In pursuance of your request that I should keep you advised of matters of interest here in … Continue reading

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