Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wednesday, September 30, 1863

Steamer Atlantic, En Route to Memphis from Vicksburg My son Willy is still very sick with high fever. The surgeon is looking after him. General Halleck informs us that Longstreet from Lee’s Army and units from all over have been … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 29, 1863

Steamer Atlantic, Traveling to Memphis, Tennessee I am en route to Memphis to lead my troops to Chattanooga for relief of General Rosecrans. One Division is accompanying me in this fleet. Corse’s Division will follow. My son Willy is very … Continue reading

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Monday, September 28, 1863

Steamer Atlantic, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi I took passage for myself and family in the steamer Atlantic, Captain Henry McDougall. When the boat was ready to start, Willie was missing. Mrs. Sherman supposed him to have been with me, whereas I … Continue reading

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Sunday, September, 27, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS, September 27, 1863. General RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant-General: Everything is now done which should be done here. The expedition for Brownsville, Vernon, Benton, and Yazoo City has gone out; the … Continue reading

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Saturday, September, 26, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi I received orders from General Grant: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Vicksburg, Miss., September 26, 1863. Major General W. T. SHERMAN, 
Comdg. 15th A. C., Black River: GENERAL: Dispatches from General … Continue reading

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Friday, September 25, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi I have issued orders to my supply officers and commanders to get ready for our movements. We will leave Vicksburg by boats for Memphis as soon as they are ready. SHERMAN’S … Continue reading

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Friday, September 25, 1863

Camp On Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi I am ordered to West Tennessee with two more divisions of my corps. This leaves one of my divisions here, a division of McPherson’s, already above will be added to my Corp. … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 24, 1863

Vicksburg, Mississippi Immediately upon hearing the request for reinforcements for Rosecrans from General Halleck, I ordered Osterhuas’ Division to march to Vicksburg. Most arrived by the night of the 22 and embarked on boats for Memphis yesterday. The remainder of … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 23, 1863

Vicksburg, Mississippi I have traveled to Vicksburg to confer with General Grant about the situation with Rosecran’s army. Yesterday, I ordered Osterhaus’s division to start movement toward Chattanooga by way of Memphis, Tennessee. General Grant is still laid up with … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 22, 1863

Rosecrans has run into trouble near Chattanooga. We have received a request from General Halleck to send troops to Chattanooga immediately. My family must be packed up and moved back to Ohio. I will move my troops into Vicksburg as … Continue reading

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