Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tuesday, January 31, 1865

Pocotaligo, South Carolina HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, January 31, 1865. General HOWARD: General Slocum has not yet reported. I don’t see how any of the enemy can be to your rear. If so, they should … Continue reading

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Monday, January 30, 1865

Pocotaligo, South Carolina I am waiting anxiously to hear from Major-General Slocum, in order that I can make orders for moving. Howard must hold his command in readiness, prepared to reach Hickory Hill Post-Office the next march; and have General … Continue reading

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Monday, January 30, 1865

Pocotaligo, South Carolina I received a letter from the Mayor of Savannah. They have praised the efforts of the people of Boston and New York for providing them with relief: SAVANNAH, January 30, 1865 Major General W. T. SHERMAN, U. … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 29, 1865

Pocotaligo, South Carolina Captain Hudson just arrived carrying this letter from General Grant: WASHINGTON, D. C., January 21, 1865. Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi: Your letters brought by General Barnard received at City Point … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 29, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Pocotaligo, January 29, 1865 Major General J. G. FOSTER, Commanding Department of the South: I have just received dispatches from General Grant stating that Schofield’s corps, the Twenty-third, 21,000 strong, is … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 28, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Pocotaligo, January 28, 1865. Major-General HOWARD, Commanding Right Wing: Yours of yesterday came at night. If Easton did not give vessels to carry Logan’s mules it was for a most excellent … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 28, 1865

Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina The right wing will be in place Monday. The left wing, General A.S. Williams reports: In compliance with request of Major-General Slocum, I have the honor to report that two divisions of the Twentieth Corps on … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 28, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Pocotaligo, S. C., January 28, 1865. Major General J. G. FOSTER, Commanding Department of the South, Hilton Head: Yours of the 27th is received and I am pushing my efforts to … Continue reading

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Friday, January 27, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Pocotaligo, S. C., January 27, 1865. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.: We had heavy and continuous rains up to and including the 24th instant, causing … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 26, 1865

Pocotaligo, South Carolina I want Mowers Division to fool the enemy into thinking we will march on Charleston. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Pocotaligo, S. C., January 26, 1865 Major General O. O. HOWARD, Commanding Army … Continue reading

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