Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War Volume 2

Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...April 3. p The thirty days for which I loaned you the command of General A. J Smith, will expire on' the 10t-h instant. General Corsc is sent to carry orders to General Smith, and to give directions to a new movement. Expedite their return if they have not started, and if possible in the same boats. I learn Steele's entire force will co-operate with you and the navy, but, as before stated, I must have A. J. Smith's force now as soon as possible. I I I I I I 8 O I have received orders from Major General William T. Sherman, commanding military division Mississippi, to return immediately with my command to Vicksburg. GRAND Eeoms, April 16, 1864. Your despatch of this date, informing me of the return of the last of your transports from the upper river, and of your orders from M-ajor General William '1'. Sherman, commanding military division of the Mississippi, to return immediately with your command to Vicksburg, I have received., The low stage of water in the Red river, a'hd the difiiculties encountered in this campaign consequent thereon, makes it impossible for me to dispense with your services as soon as I expected. Did it not involve more than the abandonment of the expedition, I might consider General Sherman's orders as imperative; but it is impossible for the navy to move below at this time, and the withdrawal of your command at this moment will place my forces at the mercy of the enemy, who is in larger force than General Sherman could have anticipated. The safety, therefore, of the navy and the army compel me reluctantly to withhold my consent to your departure, and for this reason I must request you to remain notwithstanding your orders, and will assume myself the responsibility for this, course. N. more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698336X
  • 9781236983367