Category Archives: Ulysses S. Grant

May 4, 1865: Sherman still pissed

Sherman is really still steamed about the whole Johnston surrender thing. In any case, he’s coming north and will talk to Grant about it. MOREHEAD CITY, N. C., May 4, 1865-9 p. m. (Received 10. 30 a. m. 5th.) Lieutenant … Continue reading

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April 29, 1865: Sherman says it would be foolish to chase Davis

Sherman is still seething about his treatment by Stanton and the press, and he writes again, this time to Grant’s adjutant Rawlins. He gives leave for publication of his previous letter, and points out that it’s ludicrous to say that … Continue reading

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April 28, 1865: Sherman’s response to Grant

Sherman, having seen his misstep with Johnston’s surrender broadcast in the New York Times, is not at all happy. He makes his displeasure clear to Grant and protests that he has never been insubordinate. Official Records: HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF … Continue reading

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April 26, 1865: Johnston surrenders again.

Sherman and Johnston met again, this time with Grant present, and Johnston surrendered on the same terms Grant gave Lee. Official Records: RALEIGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-7. 30 p. m. (Received 10 a. m. 28th.) Honorable E. M. STANTON: … Continue reading

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April 23, 1865: Grant coming to Sherman unannounced

Grant’s coming to order Sherman to end his truce with Johnston, and he’s not telling him in advance. BEAUFORT, N. C., April 23, 1865-6 p. m. Hon E. M STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington: Have just reached here and will … Continue reading

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April 22, 1865: Halleck sends Grant to end Sherman’s truce

Halleck fears that Davis will attempt to escape with considerable amounts of gold, and Stanton informs him of Sherman and Johnston’s truce. Grant reports to Halleck that he’s on his way to North Carolina to meet with Sherman and revoke … Continue reading

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April 21, 1865: Sherman’s agreement with Johnston rejected

The New York Times reports that Sherman’s agreement with Johnston was rejected by the President and cabinet in Washington. They sent him Lincoln’s instructions to Grant from March to use as a guide for the surrender renegotiations. A dispatch from … Continue reading

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April 18, 1865: Sherman’s terms for Johnston

Sherman, having told everyone he planned to give Johnston the same terms that Grant gave Lee, sends this bombshell to Washington. Not only has he accepted the surrender of Johnston’s army, he has recognized the state governments of the southern … Continue reading

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April 13, 1865: Sherman in Raleigh

Sherman takes Raleigh, and Johnston continues to retreat in front of him. Official Records: RALEIGH, N. C., April 13, 1865. (Received 7 p. m. 15th.) Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point, Va.: We entered Raleigh this morning. Johnston has … Continue reading

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April 12, 1865: Sherman will pursue Johnston

Sherman responds to the news of Lee’s surrender with a promise to pursue Johnston to Raleigh. He says he’ll offer the same terms Grant did, which would be a good idea. Official Records: HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In … Continue reading

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