Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sunday, July 31, 1864

Near Atlanta Georgia 8 p.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: No change since my last. Weather has been intensely hot, and today it is raining hard. General Garrard’s cavalry is back. General Stoneman placed it at Flat … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 31, 1864

TO JOHN SHERMAN Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, Near Atlanta, July 31, 1864 Dear Brother, I received your long letter of the 24th last night and before starting out this morning will answer. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 30, 1864

Near Atlanta Georgia Our railroad is done to the rear of our camps. Colonel W. P. Wright has reconstructed the bridge across the Chattahoochee in six days. The President approved the promotion of 8 colonels to Brigadier General one day … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 30, 1864

Head Qtrs. Milt. Div. of the Miss. In the Field near Atlanta Ga. July 30″ 1864. John. A. Spooner Esq. Agent for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Nashville : Sir: Yours from Chattanooga of July 28th is received, notifying me of … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29, 1864

TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Head-Quarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, near Atlanta July 29, 1864 Dearest Ellen, Since crossing Chattahoochee I have been too busy to write—we have had three (3) pretty hard battles, the Enemy attacked … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29, 1864

Near Atlanta Georgia I wrote to Thomas: Until the result of our cavalry is known, I want the utmost activity on our flanks. General Howard but this time must have his line strong. I wish you to take General Davis’ … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29, 1864

Near Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 1864: 8.30 p.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.; The result of the enemy’s attack yesterday, chiefly on the Fifteenth Corps, is thus reported by General Howard: We have counted 642 rebel dead, … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 28, 1864

NEAR ATLANTA, GA., July 28, 1864 – 9 p.m. Major-General HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: The enemy again assaulted to-day; this time on our extreme right, to which flank I had shifted the Army of the Tennessee, to gain ground toward … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 27, 1864

Near Atlanta, Georgia I wrote to reassure General Logan: Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, near Atlanta, July 27, 1864 To General John. A. Logan Dear General, Take a good rest. I know you are worn out … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 27, 1864

NEAR ATLANTA, GEORGIA, July 27, 1864: 8.30 p.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: My two cavalry expeditions are off to make a wide circuit and reach the Macon road well to the southeast of Atlanta, and the … Continue reading

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