Sherman; A Memorial in Art, Oratory and Literature

Sherman; A Memorial in Art, Oratory and Literature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of speculators up to all the tricks of the trade. The business had been taken from the military and turned over to an agent of the Treasury. There is not a garrison in Tennessee he wrote where a man can go beyond the sight of the flagstaff without being shot or captured. It so happened that the people had cotton. They did not and could not dream that we would pay money for it. But commercial enterprise soon discovered that 10 cents would buy a pound of cotton behind our Army, that 4 cents would take it to Boston, where they could receive for it 30 cents in gold. When here they discovered that salt, bacon, powder, firearms, percus-sio1rcaps, etc., were worth as much as gold, and, strange to say, this traffic was not only permitted, but encouraged. Before we, in the interior, could know it, thousands of barrels of salt and millions of dollars of money had been disbursed. I doubt not Bragg's army at Tupelo, and Van Dorn's at Vicksburg, received enough salt to make bacon, without which they could not have moved their armies in mass. From 10,000 to 2o, fxx fresh arms and cartridges have been gotten, I am satisfied. As soon as I got to Memphis I ordered, as to my own command, that gold, silver, and Treasury notes were contraband of war. Every gold dollar spent for cotton is sent to the seaboard to be exchanged for bank notes or Confederate scrip, which will buy goods here. I required cotton to be paid for in notes by an obligation to pay at the end of the war or by a deposit of the price in the hands of a trustee, viz, the United States quartermaster. Under these rules cotton is being obtained and yet the enemy receives no aid or comfort. I may not appreciate the foreign aspect of the question. Apparently, from his views expressed, he understood it...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663322
  • 9781236663320