Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sunday, November 30, 1862

Chulahoma, near Holly Springs, Mississippi I am on the railroad on the right wing of General Grant’s army. General Grant seeks information on the position of the enemy. HOLLY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI, November 30, 1862 Major General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Commanding … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 29,1862

In the Field, North Western Mississippi. I have discovered that some officer’s wives and other civilians have accompanied our army on the march. The army is no place for them. We must conserve our food and supplies on the march. … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 29, 1862

On the March in Northern Mississippi I have reached the area of between Byhalia and Chulhoma. General Grant is at Holly Springs and is in frequent communication. I am to stay here today and march to Chulhoma tomorrow. I received … Continue reading

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Friday, November 28, 1862

Byhalia, Mississippi We left Byhalia today and are marching South along the railroad as the right wing of Grant’s army. Today we will go halfway to Chulahoma. We have not encountered many rebels along the way.

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Thursday, November 27, 1862

Germantown, Tennessee We are on the march as the right wing of General Grant’s Army. Last night we camped at Germantown. Today we will march south to Byhalia. We are marching along the railroad which can bring us supplies. General … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 26, 1862

Today, we marched out of Memphis to the South and East. We plan to march about 15 miles and make camp. It is time to quit trying to defend the weak railroad line and time to use the Mississippi to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 25, 1862

Memphis, Tennessee General Hurlbut has arrived. I will turn over the command of Memphis to him immediately as I prepare to lead my troops south. I have left the city in good order and strengthened the Union sentiment. The partisans … Continue reading

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