Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday, October 31, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee As we rode one morning toward Oxford, I observed in a farmer’s barn-yard a wagon that looked like a city furniture-wagon with springs. We were always short of wagons, so I called the attention of the quartermaster, Colonel … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 30, 1862

HEADQUARTERS. FIRST DIVISION Memphis, October 30, 1862 To commanders of regiments and companies in the service of the United States: Generosity and benevolence to the poor and distressed are characteristics of good soldiers. I tell you that there are many … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 29, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee I received the following letter from General Grant’s Headquarters: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, 
Jackson, Tennessee October 29, 1862 Major General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Memphis, Tennessee I am directed by General Grant to acknowledge the receipt of your … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 28, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee My troops caught a Mr. Sely Lewis of Memphis smuggling through our lines, one trunk, one carpet-bag and one basket containing boots, snuff, chloroform and morphine. I had Mr Lewis brought before the commission for trial and they … Continue reading

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Monday, October 27, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee The free Negroes have built a community in a ravine on the river bank just South of the Fort that they call Happy Valley. They built the community themselves with material from houses that were taken down. The … Continue reading

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Sunday, October 26, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee There has been no firing on our boats since the Gladiator, and I think we should not hesitate to make the country feel the full effects of all such attempts. I am just going to review two of … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 25, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee Recent disturbances in Memphis require that my army give aid to the police. To this effect, I have issued the following orders: GENERAL ORDERS, 
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE 
Numbers 90. 
Memphis, October 25, 1862 To … Continue reading

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