History of the Army of the Cumberland: Its Organization, Campaigns, and Battles, Written at the Request of Major-General George H. Thomas Chiefly from His Private Military Journal and Official and Other Documents Furnished by Him, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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R. Clarke & Company, 1875 - United States
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Written in 1882, this was a difficult read. There were no maps provided and with the narrative it was difficult to follow the action. This was increased by the authors style of writing. The use of ... Read full review

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Page 304 - Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed; and if a little salt should be sown upon its site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession...
Page 371 - SOLDIERS OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES : By your patriotic devotion to your country in the hour of danger and alarm— your magnificent fighting, bravery, and endurance — you have maintained the supremacy of the Union and the Constitution...
Page 371 - Constitution, overthrown all armed opposition to the enforcement of the laws, and of the proclamations forever abolishing slavery (the cause and pretext of the Rebellion), and opened the way to the rightful authorities to restore order, and inaugurate peace on a permanent and enduring basis on every foot of American soil. "Your marches, sieges, and battles, in distance, duration, resolution, and brilliancy of results, dim the lustre of the world's past military achievements, and will be the patriot's...
Page 294 - My idea now is that you establish a base on the sea-coast, fortify and leave in it all your artillery and cavalry, and enough infantry to protect them, and at the same time so threaten the interior that the militia of the South will have to be kept at home. With the balance of your command come here by water with all dispatch.
Page 300 - I do sincerely believe that the whole United States, North and South, would rejoice to have this army turned loose on South Carolina, to devastate that State in the manner we have done in Georgia, and it would have a direct and immediate bearing on your campaign in Virginia.
Page 297 - Savannah, whereas by sea he could probably reach me by the middle of January. The confidence he manifested in this letter of being able to march up and join me pleased me, and, without waiting for a reply to my letter of...
Page 371 - Victory has crowned your valor, and secured the purpose of your patriotic hearts ; and with the gratitude of your countrymen and the highest honors a great and free nation can accord, you will soon ,be permitted to return to your homes and families, conscious of having discharged the highest duty of American citizens.
Page 372 - Chattahoochie, far from home and dependent on a single road for supplies. Again, we were not to be held back by any obstacle...
Page 371 - To achieve these glorious triumphs, and secure to yourselves, your fellowcountrymen, and posterity, the blessings of free institutions, tens of thousands of your gallant comrades have fallen, and sealed the priceless legacy with their lives. The graves of these a grateful nation bedews with tears, honors their memories, and will ever cherish and support their stricken families.
Page 293 - Fisher (which, while hoping for the best, I do not believe a particle in), there is a delay in getting this expedition off. I hope they will be ready to start by the 7th, and that Bragg will not have started back by that time.

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