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" I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton. "
History of the state during the war, and the lives of her generals - Page 471
1868
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1877
...John's Church.1 On the 26th he sent a dispatch to President Lincoln, saying : " I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with...also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." The President rePIied. thanking Sherman for his gift, and giving to him all the honor. The Government,...
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A Book of American Explorers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - America - 1877 - 367 pages
...and the Union Army entered it ; and General Sherman wrote to President Lincoln, " I beg to present to you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with...fifty heavy guns, and plenty of ammunition, and also twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." He had lost, in the march, only sixtythree killed, and two hundred...
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The National Memorial Volume: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the ...

Richard Miller Devens - United States - 1879 - 669 pages
...entered the city, and General Sherman thus announced to President Lincoln this splendid triumph : " / beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with 150 heavy guns, and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of cotton." Waiting at Savannah...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1879 - 353 pages
...entered Savannah. In announcing his triumph to President Lincoln, he said : " I beg to present you a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." Halleck, rejoicing...
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Heroes of Three Wars: Comprising a Series of Biographical Sketches of the ...

Willard W. Glazier - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 1880 - 439 pages
...march and battle, it had not cost over a thousand men. Sherman telegraphed the President as follows : "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, and about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." The joy which Sherman's...
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Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry: From Aug. 1862 ...

Andrew J. Boies - Massachusetts - 1880 - 168 pages
..."Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year." The following is a despatch from Sherman to the President : "I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with 150 guns, plenty of ammunition, 38,000 bales of cotton, three steamers, locomotives, cars and 800 prisoners."...
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The Three Years' Service of the Thirty-third Mass. Infantry Regiment 1862 ...

Adin Ballou Underwood - Massachusetts - 1880 - 299 pages
...and the campaign was ended. Sherman telegraphed to President Lincoln, next day, his famous dispatch : "I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah." Before Christmas day, came the news to Sherman's armies here, that the other part of his Army of the...
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Young Folk's History of the War for the Union

John Denison Champlin - United States - 1881 - 593 pages
...Charleston, and the next morning the Union troops took possession. Sherman wrote to the President: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city...hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition; also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." This message reached the President on Christmas eve,...
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Young Folk's History of the War for the Union

John Denison Champlin - United States - 1881 - 593 pages
...Charleston, and the next morning the Union troops took possession. Sherman wrote to the President: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city...hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition; also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." This message reached the President on Christmas eve,...
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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent ...

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1881 - 754 pages
...troops, under SHERMAN'S HEAD-QUARTERS IN SAVANNAH. 1 Sherman, in a dispatch to the President, said : "I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the •city of Savannah, with 150 heavy guns, and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of cotton. ' Sherman lost during...
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