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Joseph E. Johnston, 293.

Benton, Thomas H., present
at General Sherman s wed
ding, 28.

Blaine, James G., writes to
General Sherman, 326, 327.

Blair, General, detailed by
Grant to check Johnston,
127 ; before Atlanta, 196,
198; in the "March to the
Sea," 229 ; at the Washing
ton review, 311.

Blair, Montgomery, letter to
Sherman, 59.

Bocock, Congressman, opposed
to John Sherman, 44.

Bowman, Colonel S. M M
quoted, 71, 92, 143.

Bragg, General Braxton, meets
General Sherman, 52 ; draws
out of Chattanooga, 145,
146 ; on Missionary Ridge,
151, 152 ; his retreat, 155,
157.

Bragg, Mrs. Braxton, talks to
General Sherman, 52.

Breckeuridge, General, inter
views with General Sher
man, 293, 297, 298, 309.

Brown, Governor J. C., tired
of the war, 223.



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Buchanan, James, mentioned,
43.

Buckner, General S. B., in
Kentucky, 84 ; defeated by
Grant, 89.

Buell, General Don Carlos,
relieves General Sherman,
81, 83, 84, 87; in the Shiloh
operations, 90-92, 98.

Bull Run, battle of, 72-75.

" Bummers," on the "March
to the Sea, "236-243.

Burnside, General A. E., dis
aster at Fredericksburg, 116;
commands Army of the Ohio,
145 ; at Knoxville, 151, 156-
158.

Butler, General Benjamin F.,
with the Army of the James,
165.



CALHOUN, JAMES M., mayor
of Atlanta, written to by
General Sherman, 11, 219,
220.

California, gold fever in,
26 ; contrasts of life there,
38.

Cameron, Simon, as Secretary
of War, 61, 62, 65, 68; his
toric interview with General
Sherman , 81-83.

Campbell, Judge, as a Peace
Commissioner, 288.

Campbell, Lewis D., appointed
Minister to Mexico, 316.

Canby, General, commands
Military Division of the
Gulf, 163.

Cannon, John, quoted, 62, 63,
258.

Carol inas, campaign of, 265-
283.

Chalmers, General, demands



Sherman s surrender, 148,
149.

Chambers, Colonel, the owner
of a famous slave, 46.

Charles, Archduke, negoti
ations of with Napoleon,
298.

Chase, Salmon P., appealed to
by General Sherman con
cerning the cotton question,
103.

Chattanooga, battle of, see
Missionary Ridge.

Churchill, General, defeated
by Sherman, 114, 115.

Clay, Henry, his candidacy as
President, 24 ; at General
Sherman s wedding, 28 ; his
"Omnibus Bill" and ante
bellum activities, 29, 32.

Cobb, Howell, his plantation
burned, 244.

Colfax, Schuyler, interest in
the "soldier vote," 206,
207.

Columbia, burning of, 268-
275.

Conyngham, Captain D. P..
quoted, 64, 173-175, 214.

Cooper, General, telegraphs
Joseph E. Johnston to re
linquish command, 188.

Corcoran, Colonel, commands
an Irish regiment, 70, 71,
74.

Corse, General John M., aids
General Sherman, 149, 150 ;
in the Missionary Ridge ac
tions, 153, 154 ; gallantry at
Allatoona, 226.

Corwin, Thomas, interview
with General Sherman, 30-
32.

Cumberland, Department of,
organized, 79.



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341



Curtis, General, operations in
Missouri, 87.

DAULGREX, ADMIRAL JOHN
A., his fleet off Savannah,
250.

Daly, Augustiu, at a theatrical
supper, 330.

Dana, Charles A., takes notes
before Vicksburg, 123, 124,
127 ; comments on the Stan-
ton-Sherman controversy,
305, 312, 313.

Davis, Jefferson C., General,
on Missionary Ridge, 153 ;
commands Fourteenth
Corps, 229 ; unjustly
blamed, 265.

Davis, Jefferson, not an ad
mirer of General Bragg, 52 ;
views on Civil War matters,
137, 138; military gen
ius, 164 ; controversy with
Joseph E. Johnston, 169,
170, 173, 181, 187-189, 193 ;
disappointments in the con
duct of the war, 212, 213 ;
censures General Sherman,
216 ; seeks to encourage the
Georgians, 222, 223, 225 ;
criticises the "March to the
Sea," 240, 241 ; mentioned,
260 ; condemns a Fabian
policy," 277 ; discussed by
Lincoln, 286, 287 ; in nego
tiations at the end of the
war, 293, 294 ; final polit
ical days, 303, 307.

Dayton, Colonel, General
Sherman s aide, at Fort
Hindman, 114.

DeKay, Charles, poem of on
General Sherman, 332.

Depew, ChaunceyM., ancestry
of, 13.



Dix, General, in the Stanton-

Sherman controversy, 303.
Dodge, Colonel Theodore A.,

comments on the Civil War,

111, 184.
Dunn, Lieutenant, sent to

General Sherman by Grant,

251.

EVABTS, WILLIAM M., an
cestry of, 13.

Ewell, General K. S., at West
Point, 17.

Ewiug, Ellen Boyle, see Mrs.
William T. Sherman.

Ewing, Thomas, protector of
General Sherman, 16, 17,
23 ; as Secretary of the In
terior, 27, 28 ; written to by
Halleck, 92 ; at the Wash
ington review, 312.

FANNING, COLONEL, Sherman
reports to, 25, 26.

Farragut, Admiral, enters
Mobile Bay, 207.

Fillmore, Millard, becomes
President of the United
States, 29, 30.

Floyd, J. B., as a Southern
sympathizer, 43.

Force, General Manning F.,
quoted, 75, 119, 230, 315.

Forrest, General N. B., co
operates with General Van
Dora, 110 ; in cavalry opera
tions, 165, 190, 223.

Fort Donelson, capture of, 89.

Fort Henry, capture of, 88.

Fort Hindman, surrender of,
113, 114.

Fort McAllister, taken by
General Hazen, 250.

Fort Sumter, surrender of,
61.



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Foster, General, in Charles
ton, 275.

Fox, "Parson," incident at
his house, 129.

Franklin, battle of, 246.

Franklin, Benjamin, Sherman
compared to, 89.

GARFIELD, JAMES A., tragic
fate of, 326.

Gilmer, Colonel J. F., his en
gineering work at Atlanta,
194.

Granger, General, reinforces
Burnside, 158.

Grant, Ulysses S., contrasted
with General Sherman, 20 ;
condemns the Mexican War,
23; reticence, 62; careless
in dress, 63 ; up the Tennes
see River, 87 ; captures
Forts Henry and Donelson,
88, 89 ; work in connection
with Shiloh, 90-92, 96, 97 ;
"under a cloud," 98-100 ;
quoted, 101 ; appointed to
command the Army of the
Tennessee, 102 ; in opera
tions connected with Vicks-
burg, 108-113 ; supports
Sherman in regard to corre
spondents, 118, 119; as
sumes personal command in
Vicksburg campaign, 121-
128 ; at the surrender of
Vicksburg, 130-133 ; be
comes a major-general of
regulars, 136; avoids let
ter-writing, 141 ; certain
characteristics of, 142, 143;
sent to relief of Rosecrans,
147, 148 ; telegraphs to
Sherman, 150 ; in the bat
tles of Chattanooga, Look
out Mountain and Mission



ary Ridge, 151-157; corre
spondence with Sherman,
161 ; commands all the
armies of the United States,
162, 163 ; describes the mil
itary situation, 164, 165 ;
plans, 166; ridicules Jef
ferson Davis, 170; looks
to Sherman for success, 185 ;
commends the tactics of
Joseph E. Johnston, 189;
mentioned, 190-192 ; de
scribes Hooker, 200, 201 ;
delayed before Richmond,
208, 209 ; rejoices at fall of
Atlanta, 210; suggests an
other campaign to Sherman,
222 ; quoted, 223 ; hears
from Sherman, 224 ; ap
proves the " March to the
Sea," 225-228 ; mentioned,
233, 241 ; reassures Lincoln
of Sherman s safety, 245 ;
fears for General Thomas,
246, 247; writes to Sher
man, 250, 251; referred to
by Lincoln, 257 ; endorses
Sherman s plans, 260, 265,
266 : Sherman refuses to be
placed in rivalry with, 268 ;
hears from Sherman, 279 ;
threatening General Lee,
284 ; conversations with
Lincoln and Sherman, 285-
290 ; in the closing days of
the war, 291, 292, 293, 298;
receives Sherman s "agree
ment," 301; sent to treat
with Joseph E. Johnston,
303, 304 ; quoted, 305 ; his
delicacy toward Sherman,
306 ; his greatness as a sol
dier, 308 ; tries to reconcile
Sherman to Stanton, 309 ;
at the Washington review,



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343



312; relations to the An
drew Johnson administra
tion, 316, 317, 319, 320 ; be
comes President of the
United States, 321, 322 ; de
scribed by Hugh MoCul-
loch, 323 ; " Personal Mem
oirs," 324; John Sher
man s comment on, 325 ;
loss of prestige, 326 ; con
trasts between him and
Sherman, 330, 331 ; referred
to in DeKays poem, 332.

Grant, Mrs. Ulysses S., ad
vice to her husband and
Sherman, 286.

Greeley, Horace, his editorial
in the New York Tribune,
211.

HALLECK, GENERAL H. W.,
commands Department of
the Missouri, 83 ; relations
with General Sherman, 85-
87 ; importance of his com
mand, 88 ; work in connec
tion with Shiloh, 90, 92,
96-98, 100 ; relations with
Grant, 98, 99 ; his cautious
ness, 102 ; Sherman s hope
concerning, 116; his faith
shaken in Grant, 126 ; hears
from Grant, 132 ; hears from
Sherman, 137, 139, 140 ; in
structs Grant, 146; Sher
man s prophecy concerning,
161; Sherman writes to,
215, 220, 221, 243, 260;
warns Sherman as to the
negro question, 264, 265 ;
repudiates Sherman s
"Agreement," 304; Sher
man refuses to meet him,
309.

Hamilton, General C. S.,



commands under Grant,
109.

Hampton, General Wade, sent
to South Carolina, 267 ; his
connection with the burning
of Columbia, 269, 275, 276 ;
at Johnston s peace confer
ence, 296.

Hardee, General W. J., opera
tions around Atlanta, 198,
208; defends Savannah, 248,
253, 254 ; evacuates Savan
nah, 255 ; opposes Sherman
in the Carolinas, 267, 275-
277,280,281.

Harrison, William Henry, has
Thomas Ewing for a cabinet
officer, 17.

Harte, Bret, quoted, 311.

Hayes, Rutherford B., as
President of the United
States, 326.

Hazen, General W. B., at
Fort McAllister, 250; in
the Washington review, 311.

Hedley, F. Y., quoted, 169,
197, 236, 312.

Henderson, John B., in
structed by Sherman as to
presidential nomination,
327.

Hill, Senator, appeals to
Georgians, 245.

Hoar, George F., his ancestry,
13.

Holmes, O. W., quoted, 53.

Hood, General J. B., censures
Sherman, 11, 12 ; argues
with Joseph E. Johnston,
179, 180 ; relieves Johnston,
and subsequent operations
about Atlanta, 187, 189,
190, 193, 195-199, 201, 202 ;
evacuates Atlanta, 208, 212-
215 ; correspondence with



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General Sherman, 217-221 ;
operations to annoy Sher
man, 222-228; plans in
vasion of middle Tennessee,
245, 246 ; defeated by Gen
eral Thomas, 247, 248 ; his
army demoralized, 265, 267.

Hooker, General Joseph, in
operations connected with
Missionary Ridge, 146, 152,
155; commends Joseph E.
Johnston s strategy, 173 ; in
the Atlanta campaign, 176-
178, 193 ; not a favorite with
Sherman, 199, 200.

Hovey, General A. P., pro
moted by Lincoln, 203, 204.

Howard, General O. O., con
versation with Sherman, 174,
175 ; commands Army of the
Tennessee, 199 ; military
success of, 201; on the
"March to the Sea," 229,
232; in Columbia, 269;
juncture with Sherman,
281 ; at the Washington re
view, 310.

Hoyt, Mary, see Mrs. Charles
Robert Sherman.

Hunter, Colonel David, as
signed to division com
mand, 69.

Hunter, R. M. T., as a " Peace
Commissioner, 288.

Hurlbut, General, commands
a corps, 122.

Hyams, Attorney-General, of
Louisiana, discusses slavery
with Sherman, 47.



IRVING, SIR HENRY, meets

Sherman, 331.
Irwin, Colonel R. B., quoted,

143.



JOHNSON, ANDREW, his at
titude toward Sherman as to
the "Agreement," 299,
301 ; later cordiality to
Sherman, 309 ; reviews the
grand parade of veterans,
310, 312, 313 ; contests with
Congress, Stanton, etc., 316-
321.

Johnston, General Albert Sid
ney, near and at Shiloh. 89-
93.

Johnston, General Joseph E.,
mentioned, 20; commands
at Winchester, 69; at Bull
Run, 72 ; prepares for a cam
paign, 88 ; opposes Grant,
127, 128; threatened by
Sherman, 132 ; retires to
Jackson, Miss., 135; in
volved in Sherman s south
ward movement, 165-173,
175; controversy with two
of his commanders, 179, 180;
his detractors and admirers,
181 ; pursues a "Fabian pol
icy," 184-187 ; succeeded by
General Hood, 187-190, 193,
194 ; his policy condemned
by Hood, 213, 214 ; removes
families on his route, 218;
assigned to oppose Sherman
in the Carolinas, 277 ; oper
ations, 277-293; writes to
Sherman regarding surren
der, 292 ; negotiations with
Sherman, 294-307, 309.

Jones, J. B., quoted, 212,261.

Juarez, President of Mexico,
American mission to, 316.

KENTUCKY, political and mil
itary situation in, 81, 82.

Kilpatrick, General H. J. ,
operates with cavalry in the



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345



"March to the Sea," 229,
248; narrowly escapes cap
ture, 276 ; near Averysboro,
280.

Knox, Thomas W., New York
Herald correspondent, his
trouble with Sherman, 118,
119.

Knoxville, siege of, raised,
157, 158.

LECOMPTK, JUDGE, admits
Sherman to the bar, 42.

Lee, General Robert E. , com
pared to Washington, 106:
defeated at Gettysburg, 132-
134 ; on the Rapidan, 164-
166 ; favors a plan of Jeffer
son Davis, 169 ; mentioned,
173, 190; the South s con
fidence in, 193; possibility
of his having a statue at
Gettysburg, 242 ; Grant s
projects concerning, 250,
260, 266 ; eyes of the coun
try centred upon him, Grant
and Sherman, 267 ; rein
states Joseph E. Johnston,
277, 278 ; his situation char
acterized by Sherman, 279 ;
defending Richmond and
Petersburg, 284 ; Grant s
mention of to Lincoln, 286 ;
Lincoln speaks of, 289 ; re
treats toward Danville Rail
road, 291 ; surrenders at
Appomattox, 292 ; more he
roic than Jefferson Davis,
294; terms given him by
Grant, 298, 306 ; made for
ever famous by the war,
308.

Lincoln, Abraham, as a law
yer, 15; his subtlety, 20;
opinion on slavery, 32 ; talks



to Sherman, 56, 58; ac
tivities at beginning of the
war, 67-70 ; supports Sher
man as to discipline, 76-79 ;
humorous remark, 80 ; mis
judged by Sherman, 116 ;
on the subject of newspaper
correspondents, 118-119 ;
loss of confidence in his ad
ministration, 120 ; sends
Dana to judge of Grant,
123; shaken in opinion of
Grant, 126 ; looks to Sher
man for military success,
185 ; letter to Sherman, 203,
204 ; another letter, 207 ;
sends a "Thanksgiving"
letter to Sherman after fall
of Atlanta, 209, 210 ; his re
election urged by Horace
Greeley, 211; hesitation as
to the " March to the Sea,"
227 ; remarks upon, 245 ;
hears from Sherman on cap
ture of Savannah, 255 ; re
plies to Sherman, 256, 257;
as to the negro question,
264 ; interviews with Sher
man, 285, 290; his assassi
nation, 295, 296 ; mentioned,
298, 299 ; referred to by
Stantou, 302-305 ; men
tioned, 310, 312, 331.

Lincoln, Mrs. Abraham, at
City Point, 286.

Logan. General John A., warns
Grant as to evacuation of
Corinth, 101; succeeds Mc-
Pherson, 163 ; dashing man
ner of, 176 ; conduct after
McPherson s death, 197 ;
Sherman s opinion of, 199 ;
gallantry in battle, 201 ;
ordered to relieve Thomas,
247 ; appears in the Wash-



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ington review, 311; nomi
nated for the Vice-Presi
dency, 327.

Longstreet, General James,
reinforces General Bragg,
145 ; detached into East
Tennessee, 151 ; besieges
Burnside, 157 ; mentioned,
169.

Lookout Mountain, see Mis
sionary Ridge.

Lovell, General, receives a let
ter from General Hooker,
173.

Lucas, Mr. , see Lucas, Turner
&Co.

Lucas, Turner &Co., bankers,
Sherman s connection with,
33, 34, 38-41.



MACBETH, CAPTAIN, be
friended by Sherman, 280,
281.

McClellan, General George B.,
organizes the Army of the
Potomac, 79 ; Hal leek writes
to concerning Sherman, 86 ;
resting on the Potomac, 88 ;
failure in the East, 102 ; re
lieved of command, 116 ; as
a Presidential candidate,
210-212.

McClernand, General John A.,
at Shiloh, 93-95; in the
Vicksburg campaign, 111,
112, 115, 116, 121-128.

McClure, Alexander K.,
quoted, 77, 80, 87.

McCrea, Major N. C., com
manding at Newport Bar
racks, 25.

McCulloch, Hugh, quoted,
323.

McDowell, General, operations



connected with Bull Run,
67, 69, 72-74.

McPherson, General J. B.,
commands Grant s left wing
in Grand Junction move
ment, 109 ; in the Vicksburg
campaign, 122, 124, 125,
128, 132; commended by
Grant, 160; commands
Army of the Tennessee in
Atlanta campaign, 163 ;
falls back from Resaca, 171 ;
continues in the campaign,
172, 175, 176 ; his tragic
end, 195-199, 232; his
memory, 311.

Mallory, S. R., in an inter
view with Joseph E. Johns
ton, 293.

Mansfield, General, commands
in Washington, 67.

"March to the Sea," the,
carried out by Sherman,
222-252.

Maximilian, Emperor of Mex
ico, 316.

Meade, General George Gor
don, his victory at Gettys
burg, 132, 133 ; in the
Washington review, 308,
310.

Meridian, campaign of, 159.

Mexico, war with, 23.

Missionary Ridge, battle of,
152-156.

Mitchell, General O. M., cap
tures Huntsville, 90.

Mobile Bay, entered by Far-
ragut, 207.

Moore, Governor Thomas O.,
of Louisiana, his relations
with Sherman, 45, 46, 48-
51.

Myers, Colonel A. C., becomes
a Confederate, 52.



INDEX



347



NAPOLEON, EMPEROR, re
ferred to, 143, 213, 225,
298.

Nashville, battle of, 247.

Negro, General Sherman s at
titude toward, 234, 235,
262-265, 315.

Newspaper correspondents,
abuse of, 185, 186.

Nichols, Colonel George W.,
quoted, 177, 179, 231, 239,
271, 296.

OHIO, Army of the, under
General Schofield, 163.

"Omnibus Bill," Daniel
Webster s speech on, 30-32.

Osterhaus, General P. J.,
serves in the Atlantic cam
paign, etc., 203, 204, 229.

PAGE, BACON & Co., firm of,
forced to suspend, 38.

Palmer, General John M.,
Sherman s disagreement
with, 205.

Patterson, General Robert, in
the early operations of the
war, 68, 69 ; out-general ed
by Joseph E. Johnston, 72.

Pemberton, General John C. ,
movements in Vicksburg
campaign, 108-111 ; diver
sion against him, 123;
"cooped up," 125; troub
les in Vicksburg, 127, 128 ;
surrenders Vicksburg, 131,
135.

Pepper, Captain George W.,
his reminiscences of Sher
man s marches, 186, 296.

Pittsburg Landing, see Shiloh.

Poe, Colonel, destroys build
ings in Atlanta, 230.

Polk, General Leonidas, dis



agrees with Joseph E.

Johnston, 179, 180.
Pollard, Edward A., describes

Sherman s "March to the

Sea," 241.
Pope, General John, assists in

besieging Corinth, 98.
Porter, Admiral David D.,

assists in the Vicksburg

campaign, 109, 110, 112,

115, 121 ; endorses Sherman

regarding the "Agreement "

with Joseph E. Johnston,

286-290.
Potomac, Army of, organized

by General McClellan, 79.
Prentiss, General, assists in

battle of Shiloh, 93, 94.

RAWLINS, GENERAL JOHN
A., on Grant s staff, 99 ; re
ceives a letter from Sher
man, 140 ; receives an of
ficial report from Sherman
concerning Missionary
Ridge, 152; appointed Sec
retary of War, 322.

Reagan, John H., in consulta
tion with Jefferson Davis,
293.

Republican party, as an ac
complished fact, 41.

Resaca, abandoned by Joseph
E. Johnston, 172.

Richmond, Va., made capi
tal of the Confederacy, 68 ;
fall of, 291.

Ropes, Dr. J. C., quoted, 92,
242, 243.

Rosecrans, General W. S., un
successful operations against
General Bragg, 145, 146;
replaced by George H.
Thomas, 148 ; his blunder
ing, 151.



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INDEX



SAMPSON, HENRY, an ex
ample of an educated negro,
46, 47.

Savannah, entered by Gen
eral Sherman, 255.

Schofield, General, commands
Army of the Ohio, 163 ; on
the way to Atlanta with
Sherman, 171, 180; char
acterizes the military quali-
ities of Hood, 190; con
cerned actively in the fall of
Atlanta, 194-196, 205, 206 ;
movements in Tennessee,
246 ; assists Sherman in the
Carolinas, 266, 279-282,
285; makes "supplemental
terms with Joseph E.
Johnston, 307 ; as Secretary
of War, 321.

Scott, Colonel Thomas A.,
calls Sherman " gone in the
head," 80.

Scott, General W i n fi e 1 d,
prophesies civil war, 27;
listens to a speech by Web
ster, 32 ; as lieutenant-gen
eral of the army, 67-69 ;
greater on the field than
in Washington, 320.

Seminole War, described by
General Sherman, 21.

Seward, William H., favors
political concessions, 57 ;
accompanies Lincoln to Fort
Corcoran, 76 ; escapes assas
sination, 312.

Sheridan, General Philip H.,
in the battle of Missionary
Ridge, 156 ; Logan com
pared to, 197 ; campaign
in the Shenandoah, 210 ; his
raid north of the James, 284;
commands the army, 325 ;
relations between him,



Grant, and Sherman, 331 ;
referred to in DeKay s
poem, 332.

Sherman, Captain John, emi
grates to America, 13.

Sherman, Charles Robert, the
father of General Sherman.
14, 17.

Sherman, Edmond, an an
cestor of General Sherman,
12, 13.

Sherman, John, brother of
General Sherman, 12; re
ceives letters from General
Sherman, 18-21 ; makes
speeches for Henry Clay,
24 ; letters from General
Sherman from California,
33-37; a candidate for
Speaker, 44, 45 ; urges Gen
eral Sherman to leave Lou
isiana, 48 ; presents him to
Lincoln, 56-58 ; his faith in
hisjbrother,60,61; hearsfrom
General Sherman regarding
Shiloh, 97; more letters
from General Sherman, 105,
112, 116, 126 ; congratulates
him on his successes, 136 ;
more letters, 158, 181 ; writes
General Sherman that the
country depends upon him,
191 ; hears from General
Sherman regarding the
lieutenant-generalcy, 268 ;
writes to him concerning
the " Agreement," 305 ; let
ter from General Sherman
on "negro equality," 315;
urges Sherman to remain
friendly with Grant, 323;
more letters. 325-327; re
ceives a final letter from his
brother, 332.

Sherman, Mrs. Charles Robert,



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349



mother of General Sherman,
14-16.

Sherman, Mrs. William T.,
becomes engaged to General
Sherman, 23 ; marries, 28 ;
goes with her husband to
California, 35; returns to
Ohio, 67; arrives in Mem
phis, 146 ; at the Washington
review, 312 ; her death, 328 ;
her grave, 333.

Sherman, Roger, a signer of
the Declaration of Inde
pendence, 13.

Sherman, Samuel, an an
cestor of General Sherman,
13.

Sherman, Willie (son of Gen
eral Sherman), death of, 146,
147.

Sherman, William Tecumseh,
letter to the Mayor of At
lanta, 11; ancestry and
birth, 12-16; life at West
Point, 17-19; as a young
lieutenant, 20-26 ; mar
ries, 28 ; in Washington,
29-32 ; becomes a captain,
33 ; enters the banking busi
ness, 35 ; in California, 36-
41 ; life in Louisiana, 42-
48 ; declares for the Union,
49, 50 ; leaves for the North,
54 ; calls on Lincoln, 56-58;
in St. Louis, 58 ; volunteers
for the war, 61, 62 ; personal
characteristics of, 63-65 ;
appointed a colonel, 66 ;
early civil war activities,
70-72 ; at Bull Run, 73, 74 ;
enforces discipline, 76-79 ;
troubles in Kentucky, 81-
84 ; gets into disfavor, 85-
87; success at Shiloh, 92-
98; advises General Grant,



99, 100 ; at Memphis, 102-
107; in the Vicksburg
campaign, 109-123; as de
scribed by Charles A. Dana,
124 ; work before Vicks
burg, 125-132; made a 1
brigadier -general, 134 ; be
comes a national hero, 136,
137; his criticisms of cer
tain Southern types, 139,
140 ; his contrast to Grant.
141-143 ; interviews a Con
federate officer, 144, 145;
death of his son, Willie,
146, 147 ; takes the com
mand of the Army of the
Tennessee, 148 ; around
Chattanooga, 150-156 ; goes
to relief of Knoxville, 157,
158; captures Meridian,
159 ; writes to Grant, 160,
161 ; prepares for the At
lanta campaign, 163-166 ;
moves his armies, 167, 168 ;
pushes to the southward,
169-172 ; described by con
temporaries, 173-178 ; prog
ress as an invader, 181-183 ;
abuses newspaper corre
spondents, 185, 186 ; hears
of Johnston s removal, 190 ;
before Atlanta, 193-198 ,
appoints a successor to
Logan, 199 ; pushes his ad
vantage before the enemy,
201-203; disagreement
with Palmer, 205, 206; ap
pointed a major-general,
207 ; captures Atlanta, 208-
210; turns Atlanta into a
military garrison, 215 ; un
popularity of his act in the
South, 215-221 ; plans his
"March to the Sea," 222-
227 ; secures Grant s ap-



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proval thereto, 228 ; starts
from Atlanta, 232, 233 ;
dealings with the negroes,
234, 235 ; his famous "bum
mers," 236-243; continues
the march, 244-249 ; before
Savannah, 249-254 ; moves
into Savannah, 255-258 ; his
popularity in the North,
259, 260; experiences with
Secretary of War Stanton,
262-264 ; plans to march
northward, 265-267 ; oc
cupies Columbia, 268-275 ;
at Cheraw, 275-277; con
tinues the march, 278-
283 ; interviews President
Lincoln, 285-290 ; enters
Ealeigh, 291, 292; negoti
ations with General John
ston, 292-300; in trouble
with Andrew Johnson s ad-
ministration, 301-305;
makes a new "Agreement "
with General Johnston, 306,
307 ; encamps about Alex
andria, 308 ; at Washington,
309, 313; activities at the
close of the war, 314-320;
commands the United States
Army, 321-323 ; goes to
Europe, 324 ; publishes his
" Memoirs, " 324 ; retires
from the army, 325 ; men
tioned for the presidency,
326-328 ; life in New York,
328 ; death of his wife, 328 ;
celebrates his seventieth
birthday. 329; attends Au-
gustin Daly s supper in
honor of Henry Irving, 330 ;
relations with Grant and
Sheridan, 331 ; death and
burial, 332, 333; estimate
of character, 334.



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