The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Google eBook)

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If you can find copies of this set,, the copies were even becoming rare. You might want to add Foxe's reports to this set as well. for it covers the medical aspects from wounded to dead for the Union and Confederate armies>>land and naval. Read full review

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Page 708 - In all foraging, of whatever kind, the parties engaged will refrain from abusive or threatening language, and may, where the officer in command thinks proper, give written certificates of the facts, but no receipts; and they will endeavor to leave with each family a reasonable portion for their maintenance.
Page 200 - I would infinitely prefer to make a wreck of the road and of the country from Chattanooga to Atlanta, including the latter city, send back all my wounded and worthless, and, with my effective army, move through Georgia, smashing things to the sea.
Page 707 - The army will forage liberally on the country during the march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and sufficient foraging party, under the command of one or more discreet officers, who will gather near the route travelled...
Page 707 - ... in districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted : but should guerillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility.
Page 707 - There will be no general train of supplies, but each corps will have its ammunition and provision train, distributed habitually as follows : Behind each regiment should follow one wagon and one ambulance ; behind each brigade should follow a due proportion of ammunition wagons, provision wagons, and ambulances.
Page 438 - H. Thomas, commanding the Department of the Cumberland, will exercise command over all troops and garrisons not absolutely in the presence of the general-in-chief.
Page 707 - ... forage. Soldiers must not enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or commit any trespass, but during a halt or...
Page 654 - If we can march a well-appointed army right through his territory, it is a demonstration to the world, foreign and domestic, that we have a power which Davis cannot resist. This may not be war, but rather statesmanship...
Page 772 - ... terms of adjustment to be submitted to the action of our respective Governments, even though he has no power to act in advance in the premises, and will make this known to me in some formal and authoritative manner (being so desirous for peace himself as you represent him to have expressed himself), I would most cheerfully and willingly, with the consent of our authorities...
Page 200 - Hood moved his army from Palmetto Station across by Dallas and Cedartown, and is now on the Coosa River, south of Rome. He threw one corps on my road at Acworth, and I was forced to follow. I hold Atlanta with the 20th corps, and have strong detachments along my line.

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