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Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891) to John Henry Hammond

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03665 Author/Creator: Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891) Place Written: Mississippi Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 July 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Sherman, commanding an expeditionary Army, writes to Colonel Hammond as his forces approach Jackson, Mississippi. Possibly referring to Generals John Grubb Parke (Union) and Frederick Steele, writes "Your note is received I dont want Parke to keep a line connected with Steele or Pearl River. I want him to move up as close to the parapet as possible and hold it in force with a line of pickets connecting with Steele. All operations to the left to be made by Detachments sent for a special purpose. We must hook up that RRoad & telegraph at once- next operate against the Railroad across the River- break... any temporary bridge erected since we were here- to this End I want a daring Reconnaissance to the left. The Enemy is and will be sensitive on that point. Tell Genl Parke that General Steele will extend his line of pickets..." Mentions Colonel [Russing?].

People: Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Hammond, John Henry, 1833-1890
Parke, John Grubb, 1827-1900
Steele, Frederick, 1819-1868
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion GeneralConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesRailroadTelegraphInfrastructure

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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