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Letter from Gen. William T. Sherman to Major-General H. W. Halleck, December 24, 1864

In the Field, Savannah, GA., December 24, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington City, D. C.:

...then, communicating with the fleet in the neighborhood of…

Letter from General W. H. C. Whiting to Sect. James Seddon, September 28, 1863

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAPE FEAR, Wilmington, September 28, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDON, Secretary of War, Richmond:

SIR: I wish you would cause, if possible, one regiment at least to be sent here. I have, as you know, but one in the…

Map of the Carolinas Campaign

This map is of the campaign trails for General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign in 1865. The illustration outlines the routes of both Confederate and Union armies. The image depicts the meeting point for all Union forces in Goldsboro.

Captain William J. Twining's Map of Fort Anderson

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Map of Fort Andrson, N.C. Captured February 19, 1865 by the Army of the Ohio. Maj. Gen J. M. Schofield, Comd'g.

B. H. Liddell Hart, Strategy (1960)

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After gaining Atlanta, Sherman took a risk greater than ever before, and for which he has been much criticized by military commentators. He was convinced that if he could march through, and ruin the rain the railway system of, Georgia-the 'granary…

William Sherman, Special Field Orders No. 55, April 14, 1865

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[Special Field Orders, No. 55]



The next movement will be on Ashboro', to turn the position of the enemy…

Jacob Cox, Circular, April 12, 1865

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Circular.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Turner’s Bridge, April 12, 1865. Since we left Goldsboro there has been a constant succession of house burning in rear of this command. This has never beforebeen the case since the corps was…

Diary of George Nichols, March 17, 1865

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The early morning found the Rebel intrenchments evacuated, and their former occupants in full flight toward Aversyboro. They escaped in the night, leaving their picket posts to fall into our hands; for a neglect to remember those who are…

Letter from William Sherman to Ellen Sherman, April 9, 1865

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In the Field, Goldsboro, N. C,
April 9, 1865.

. . .. Tomorrow we move straight against Joe Johnston wherever he may be. Grant's magnificent victories about Petersburg, and his rapid pursuit of Lee's army makes it unnecessary for me to move…

Account of David Porter, ca. 1865

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The day of General Sherman's arrival at City Point, I accompanied him and General Grant on board the President's flagship, the Queen, where the President received us in the upper saloon, no one but ourselves being present.

The President was in an…