Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wednesday, May 31, 1865

Washington, D.C. My army is to be moved from here to Louisville by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Parkersburg, West Virginia and thence by river. Seventh thousand men leave her to-day at 12 o’clock; should reach Parkersburg in forty … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 30, 1865

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, IN THE FIELD, WASHINGTON, D.C. May 30, 1865 SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS NO. 76 The general commanding announces to the Armies of the Tennessee and Georgia that the time has come for us to part. … Continue reading

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Monday, May 29, 1865

Washington, D.C. CIRCULAR. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Washington, D. C., May 29, 1865 All officers and men belonging to this command, now here, whose terms of service expire prior to September 30, 1865, will be immediately mustered on … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 28, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Camp near Finley Hospital, Washington, May 28, 1865. 7 a.m. General GRANT: I got your letter late last evening, and hastened down to see General Augur, but he was not in, … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 27, 1865

Washington, D.C WASHINGTON, May 27, 1865 Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi: You will please cause all officers and men belonging to your armies here that come within the orders for discharge to be immediately … Continue reading

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Friday, May 26, 1865

Washington, D.C. Having thus recorded a summary of events during the years from 1861 to 1865, it seems proper that I should add an opinion of some of the useful military lessons to be derived therefrom. That civil war, by … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 25,1865

Washington, D.C. My army is preparing their new camps near Washington, D.C. They are paying close attention to sanitation and care to avoid damage to property. The 14th is camping near Fort Bunker Hill and will move trains through Washington … Continue reading

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