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March 31, 1865

TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Goldsboro N.C. March 31, 1865 Dearest Ellen, I made a hasty visit to City Point to see General Grant, to confer with him on points of importance and am back before Joe Johnston or the newspapers … Continue reading

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Friday, March 31, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., March 31, 1865 Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War: DEAR SIR: I had the honor and satisfaction to receive your letter and telegram of welcome when at … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 30, 1865

The Bat arrived at New Bern today and I immediately telegraphed Major Dayton: NEW BERNE, N. C., March 30, 1865. Major DAYTON, Goldsborough: Am just back. Will be up tonight. John Sherman and a son of Mr. Stanton are with … Continue reading

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Wednesday March 29, 1865

On Board Steamer Bat from City Point to New Bern Changes to my army are officially approved. The left wing is a distinct army, under the title of “the Army of Georgia,” under command of General Slocum, with his two … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 28, 1865

City Point, Virginia Early this morning, all the principal officers of the Army and Navy called to see me, Generals Meade, Ord, Ingalls, etc., and Admiral Porter. The River Queen was at anchor out in the river, abreast of the … Continue reading

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Monday, March 27, 1865

On Board the River Queen at City Point, Virginia We reached Fortress Monroe this morning 27th, and I landed and telegraphed to my brother, Senator Sherman, at Washington, inviting him to come down and return with me to Goldsboro. We … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 26, 1865

TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, On Board Steamer Russia at Sea Sunday March 26, 1865 Dearest Ellen, The Railroad was finished yesterday into Goldsboro and I came down to Newbern & Morehead City and am … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 26, 1865

Morehead City, North Carolina Early in the morning we continued from New Bern to Morehead City. General Easton has provided for us the small captured steamer Russia, Captain Smith. We put to sea at once and steamed up the coast, … Continue reading

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March 25, 1865

TO THOMAS TURNER Head-Quarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, Goldsboro, N.C., March 25, 1865. Commodore T. Turner U.S. Navy, Philadelphia Delancy Place 2006. My Dear Friend, I received you Kind letter of January 22. on Coming into … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 25, 1865

Goldsboro, North Carolina It is manifest to me that we can resume our march, and come within the theatre of General Grant’s field of operations in all April. There is no force in existence that can delay our progress, unless … Continue reading

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