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December 31, 1864

TO THOMAS EWING SR. Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, Savannah, Geo. Dec. 31 1864. Hon. T. Ewing Washington, D.C. Dear Sir, I have received yours of the 18, and by Christmas day you must have heard that my army … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 31, 1864

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Savannah, GA., December 31, 1864. 3 p.m. General U. S. GRANT: A mail leaves at 5 p.m. for Hilton Head and New York. I have written a short official letter to General Halleck, amounting … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 31, 1864

Savannah, Georgia Captain Breese has arrived with greetings from Admiral Porter. The attempt to take Fort Fisher failed. Porter is angry with Butler. FLAG-SHIP MALVERN, At Sea, off coast of North Carolina, December 29, 1864. Major General W. T. SHERMAN, … Continue reading

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Friday, December 30, 1864

Savannah, Georgia Today I reviewed the command of General Blair. SAVANNAH, GA., December 30, 1864 Major General M. C. MEIGS, Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.: GENERAL: I am instructed by Major-General Sherman to say that he wishes to … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 29, 1864

Savannah, Georgia I sent recommendations for promotions among my engineering corp including Captain Poe, my chief engineer. I prefer that he should be brevet Brigadier-General in the Regular Army, in order that I may retain him near my person as … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 28, 1864

I am reviewing my troops this week. Today, I was to review Blairs Corp. Heavy rain has postponed the review until Friday. I received the following from some gentlemen from Georgia: When dominant political factions become so corrupt as to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 27, 1864

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Savannah, GA., December 27, 1864 Captain BOUTELLE, U. S. Coast Survey: I have the honor to request that you will, at the earliest practicable moment, take the necessary steps to have … Continue reading

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