Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thursday, December 31, 1863

I am home for Christmas with my family. Sawyer reports from HQ in Alabama: HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, ‚Ä®Larkinsville, Alabama, December 30, 1863 Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding Department, &c.: GENERAL: Your letter of instructions to … Continue reading

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Wednesday December 30, 1863

Lancaster, Ohio I received a letter from my brother. I sent this reply. TO JOHN SHERMAN Lancaster, Dec. 30,1863 Dear Brother, Susan arrived this evening and brought me your letter of the 28. I should like to have seen you, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 29, 1863

Lancaster, Ohio I let General Grant know my whereabouts and plans. Previously, no one paid much attention to me. Now I find I am somewhat a celebrity. Fame is fleeting. One misstep and I will be out of public favor … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 29, 1863

Lancaster, Ohio I’m sorry I did not get to see my brother, Senator John Sherman. Of course he is very busy as we all are during this war. December 29, 1863 Dear Brother, As soon as I got here I … Continue reading

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Monday, December 28, 1863

Lancaster, Ohio I received a report today from General Hurlbut at Memphis: HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, ‚Ä®Memphis, Tennessee, December 28, 1863 Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding Department of the Tennessee, via Nashville: Forrest, driven from Jackson, eluded Grierson’s cavalry … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 27, 1863

Lancaster, Ohio I am taking advantage of a break in activity to visit my family. I am keeping in touch with my commanders. Major-General GRANT: Arrived home all safe. Will be at Cairo January 2; Memphis about the 5th. That … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 26, 1863

I communicated with General Halleck: LANCASTER, OHIO, December 26, 1863 Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief: Mr. Ewing’s health and distress of my family almost forced me to come here for a few days, but I will be at Cairo … Continue reading

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