Category Archives: George Stoneman

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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August 4, 1864: Sherman reports the capture of Stoneman

Grant heard rumors of Stoneman’s capture; Sherman confirms that he’s heard them too. Since he’s not back, it seems likely. NEAR ATLANTA, GA., August 4, 1864-1.30 p. m. (Received 9 p. m. 5th.) Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point: … Continue reading

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August 1, 1864: Stoneman captured

Sherman finds out that the missing Stoneman, and his subordinate McCook, have been captured south of Atlanta. While he succeeded in destroying some railroad beforehand, it’s a major blow to Sherman. Here he pieces together the story, and in conclusion, … Continue reading

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July 31, 1864: Where’s Stoneman?

Sherman’s cavalry, sent out to break the railroads in the rear of Atlanta, seem to be having some issues. Garrard comes back having been repulsed by Wheeler’s rebel cavalry, while Stoneman is known only by rumor. If he’s gone to … Continue reading

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July 23, 1864: Sherman needs cavalry

George Stoneman ***************************************************** Sherman has repulsed Hood’s attack, and now faces him ensconced in Atlanta’s defenses. He can’t move until he has some cavalry to give him more information about enemy movements and positions, so he recalls Stoneman. HDQRS. MILITARY … Continue reading

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July 1, 1864: Sherman moves to flank Johnston again.

Sherman sends Schofield forward on the left, and he winds up pushing further than expected. With a commanding position on all the roads in Sherman’s front, he has a valuable position, so Sherman sends some reinforcements from McPherson. Meanwhile, Sherman … Continue reading

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June 2, 1864: Stoneman takes Allatoona Pas

Official Records: Sherman’s cavalry under Stoneman have taken Allatoona Pass, and Sherman continues pressing Johnston southward. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, near Dallas, June 2, 1864. Major-General HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: Yesterday General McPherson moved up … Continue reading

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