Category Archives: Philip Sheridan

April 8, 1865: Sherman and Grant plan the end

Sherman, having finally heard from Grant after the fall of Richmond, repeats his plans in detail. He will pursue Johnston, with Grant pursuing Lee, hoping to push them together and corner them. Official Records: HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, … Continue reading

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September 6, 1863: Sheridan says Bragg is retreating

Nobody on the Union side seems to believe that Bragg is going to use his pontoon bridge to attack across the Tennessee. Rather, Sheridan and Hazen both are convinced he’s headed south to Atlanta. Official Records: HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH … Continue reading

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August 17, 1863: Maybe Bragg is going to defend Chattanooga after all.

Brig. Gen. James Garfield ***************************** Sheridan forwards some interesting intel to brig. gen. Garfield. Contrary to rumors, it looks like Bragg may not be ready to abandon Chattanooga. Official Records: STEVENSON, August 17, 1863-7.45 p.m. Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD: … Continue reading

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August 14, 1863: Chattanooga undefended

Phil Sheridan reports that he thinks Bragg is headed down to Atlanta, leaving Chattanooga ripe for the picking. Of course, if Bragg were actually heading for Chattanooga, this could result in a confrontation. Official Records: STEVENSON, August 14, 1863-11.20 a.m. … Continue reading

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