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able advance army arrived artillery assault attack attempt bank batteries battle Black Black river bridge brigade Burnside campaign carried cavalry Chattanooga column command communication corps cover creek crossing Department directed dispatch division east effect enemy enemy's entire expedition field fight fire five follow force four front further Grand Gulf Grant ground guns Halleck heavy hill hold hour hundred immediately important Jackson Johnston land leaving loss Major-General McClernand McPherson miles Mississippi morning move movement nearly necessary never night o'clock officers once operations ordered pass Pemberton Port position possible present prisoners railroad reached ready rear rebel received reŽnforcements remained retreat ridge river road secure sent Sherman side siege Smith soldiers soon success supplies taken Tennessee thousand tion transports troops turned Vicksburg whole wounded Yazoo
Page 573 - I feel all the gratitude this letter would express, giving it the most flattering construction. The word you I use in the plural, intending it for McPherson also. I should write to him, and will some day, but, starting in the morning, I do not know that I will find time just now. Your friend, US GRANT, Major-General PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL NEAR MEMPHIS, March 10, 1864.
Page 221 - ... vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do what you finally did — march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below ; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join General Banks, and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it...
Page 234 - I shall communicate with Grand Gulf no more, except it becomes necessary to send a train with a heavy escort. You may not hear from me again for several days.
Page 480 - Sherman, making your advance well towards the northern end of Missionary Ridge, and moving as near simultaneously with him as possible. The junction once formed' and the ridge carried, communications will be at once established between the two armies by roads on the south bank of the river. Further movements will then depend on those of the enemy.
Page 49 - SIR: The distribution of the forces under my command, incident to an unexpected change of commanders, and the overwhelming force under your command, compel me, notwithstanding the brilliant success of the Confederate arms yesterday, to accept the ungenerous and unchivalrous terms which you propose.
Page 97 - The enemy is saucy, but got the worst of it yesterday, and will not press our pickets far. I will not be drawn out far, unless with certainty of advantage; and I do not apprehend anything like an attack upon our position.
Page 452 - Thomas's plan for securing the river and south side road hence to Bridgeport has proved eminently successful. The question of supplies may now be regarded as settled. If the rebels give us one week more time, I think all danger of losing territory now held by us will have passed away, and preparations may commence for offensive operations.
Page 384 - AM to-morrow, I propose to evacuate the works in and around Vicksburg, and to surrender the city and garrison under my command, by marching out with my colors and arms, stacking them in front of my present lines. After which you will take possession. Officers to retain their side-arms and personal property, and the rights and property of citizens to be respected.
Page 573 - You are now Washington's legitimate successor, and occupy a position of almost dangerous elevation; but if you can continue as heretofore to be yourself simple, honest, and unpretending — you will enjoy through life the respect and love of friends and the homage of millions of human beings...