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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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Monday, December 26, 1864

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Savannah, GA., SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, Numbers 143. December 26, 1864. The city of Savannah and surrounding country will be held as a military post and adapted to future military uses; but … Continue reading

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December 25, 1864

TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, Savannah Dec. 25, 1864 Dearest Ellen, This is Christmas Day and I hope truly & really that you and the Little ones may enjoy it, in the … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 25, 1864

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Savannah, December 25, 1864. Major General M. C. MEIGS, Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.: In reply to your letter of the 15th instant I beg to inform you that … Continue reading

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