Category Archives: Edward O.C. Ord

August 7, 1863: Grant sends troops to Banks

Grant apparently just got Halleck’s dispatch asking him to send troops to Banks. He’s sending 13,000 men to him out of Ord’s XIII corps. Official Records: HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE TENN., Vicksburg, MISS., August 7, 1863. Major General N. P. … Continue reading

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July 18, 1863: Sherman explains not pursuing Johnston

Ed. O.C. Ord **************************************** Grant still wants Sherman to pursue Johnston northward, but he understands that it could be hard on the troops. Sherman asks Ord for a description of the conditions to justify staying where he is. Official Records: … Continue reading

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July 17, 1863: Sherman’s not chasing Johnston.

Grant would like Sherman to pursue Johnston northward from Jackson, but he’s willing to let Sherman make the call. For once, Sherman is less than fully cooperative with Grant’s wishes, as he recognizes that a forced march in Mississippi in … Continue reading

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June 19, 1863: Ord takes command.

McClernand is out, and Ord takes command of the XIII Corps. Official Records: By order of Major General U. S. Grant: [JNO. A. RAWLINS,] Assistant Adjutant-General. GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1. near Vicksburg, June 19, 1863. In … Continue reading

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