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Thursday, June 30, 1864

Near Kenesaw, Georgia I wrote to Rousseau in Nashville contemplating our next moves. If I can force Johnston across the Chattahoochee, that opens the way for a raid on his railroad to the West from Decatur. NEAR KENESAW, June 30, … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 30, 1864

Near Kenesaw, Georgia TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Head-Quarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, near Marietta Dearest Ellen, I got Mary Ewings letter, also that of Susan Stambaugh telling me of your serious illness after the birth of … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 29, 1864

Near Kenesaw, Georgia HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, 
In the Field, near Kenesaw, June 29, 1864 General THOMAS: See the New York Herald of the 23d. A correspondent has published the fact that we read the enemy’s signals. If … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 29, 1864

NEAR KENESAW, June 29, 1864 Major- General HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: Our loss on the 27th will not exceed 1,500. As usual, the first reports were overstated. General Harker is dead. The wounded are doing well and most are already … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 28, 1864

Near Kenesaw Mountain I hear from Halleck that Grant and Lee are at a standstill and that Lee cannot expand his army due to lack of supplies. WASHINGTON, June 28, 1864: 3.30 p. m. Major- General Sherman, Georgia: Lieutenant- General … Continue reading

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Monday, June 27, 1864

Near Kenesaw, Georgia General Harker’s brigade advanced to within twenty paces of the enemy’s breast- works and was repulsed with canister at that range, General Harker losing an arm. General Wagner’s brigade, of Newton’s division, supporting General Harker, was so … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 26, 1864

Colonel Forth Kentucky. SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, 
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 29. 
In the Field, near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 26, 1864 I. The question of supplies to an army of this size is one of the greatest … Continue reading

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