April 13, 1865: Sherman in Raleigh

Sherman in Atlanta, 1864

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 retreated westward. * I shall move to Asheville [Ashborough] and Salilsbury or Charlotte. I hope Sheridan is coming this way with his cavalry. If I can bring Johnston to a stand I will soon fix him. The people here had not heard of the surrender of Lee, and hardly credit it. All well.

W. T. SHERMAN,
Major-General.

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