Monthly Archives: September 2014

Friday, September 30, 1864

Atlanta Georgia I Wired Thomas at Chattanooga to urge his command to keep the telegraph line open to Louisville by Knoxville and Cumberland Gap. We must coordinate to defeat the raids on the roads. Thomas Writes: I find this place … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 29, 1864

Atlanta, Georgia. Wm. M. McPherson, Esq. St. Louis Dear Sir, Your kind note of August 24 from Rochester N.Y. reached me here and I am really thankful for the warm terms in which you write, and I know you will … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 28, 1864

ATLANTA, Georgia, September 28, 1864: 11:30 a.m. His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I have positive knowledge that Jeff. Davis made a speech at Macon on the 22d, which I mailed to General Halleck yesterday. It was bitter … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 28, 1864

General Halleck Writes: WASHINGTON, September 28, 1864 Major-General SHERMAN, Atlanta, Ga.:         GENERAL: Your communications of the 20th in regard to the removal of families from Atlanta and the exchange of prisoners, and also the official report of your campaign, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 27, 1864

ATLANTA, Georgia Telegram to Grant: September 27, 1864: 10 a. m. Lieutenant-General GRANT: Jeff. Davis was certainly at Macon on the 23d, for he made a very significant speech, which is given at length, and which I ordered to be … Continue reading

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Monday, September 26, 1864

Atlanta, Georgia The enemy is making a concerted effort to drive me out by destroying the railroads in my rear. I am shifting troops to meet the threat. Major-General HOWARD, Commanding Army of the Tennessee: Send Corse’s DIVISION up, ready … Continue reading

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Monday, September 26, 1864

Atlanta, Georgia The enemy is lying about the treatment of citizens of Atlanta to sow dissent among the people of the north. I write to Tyler: TYLER, Louisville: Your press dispatches of 21st embrace one from Macon, of the 14th, … Continue reading

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