Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sunday, January 31, 1864

Vicksburg, Mississippi I am in Vicksburg getting ready to lead an Army to Meridian, Mississippi. Part of my command is in Huntsville, Alabama. I wrote this letter to Sawyer: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Vicksburg, January 31, 1864 Major R. … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 30, 1864

Vicksburg, Mississippi I wrote to my brother, Senator John Sherman on the boat trip down: On Board Juliet, bound for Vicksburg in a fog, Friday, Jan. 28, 1864 Dear Brother, I wrote you from Lancaster, & it may be since, … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 30,1864

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE Vicksburg, Mississippi January 30, 1864 Major General U. S. GRANT, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Arrived last night. McPherson all ready. Hurlbut behind time. All things favorable thus far for movement on Meridian. General Banks sends an officer … Continue reading

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Friday, January 29,1864

Vicksburg, Tennessee ON BOARD JULIET, BOUND FOR VICKSBURG, Friday (in a fog), January 29, 1864. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington: DEAR GENERAL: I am now en route to Vicksburg to execute a project for which all the preliminary arrangements … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 28, 1864

On Board Gun boat Juliet, Mouth of White River January 28, 1864 Dearest Ellen, It was my intention to have written you again at Memphis before starting but time slipped along so fast that I had to start at the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 27, 1864

Memphis, Tennessee I left Buckland with last minute orders for Memphis: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Memphis, January 27, 1864 Brigadier General R. P. BUCKLAND, Commanding District of Memphis: DEAR GENERAL: As I am about to leave and you are … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 26, 1864

Memphis, Tennessee I have organized the army for the march. We will have 3 divisions commanded by Tuttle, A J Smith and Veatch. General Buckland will be detached from Tuttle and administer Memphis in the absence of Hurlbut. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT … Continue reading

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