Image from page 338 of "Essentials of United States history" (1906)
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ing the battle was on once more,And Sheridan twenty miles away. He dashed down the line, mid a storm of huzzas, And the wave of retreat checked its course there because The sight of the master compelled it to pause. With foam and with dust the black charger was gray ; By the flash of his eye, and the red nostrils play, He seemed to the whole great army to say : I have brought you Sheridan all the way From Winchester down to save the day. LINCOLNS FIRST ADMINISTRATION (1861-1865) 305 preparing to move against Sherman when, by a special orderfrom President Davis, he was removed from the commandand General Hood put in his place. The Union officers werenot displeased by this change. Their hope of success wasgreater than before and the courage of the entire Unionarmy was strengthened. Sherman cut off completely Hoodsline of supplies. Then nothing could prevent the fall ofAtlanta. The city was evacuated on the 2d of September,1864. Shermans policy through his entire march was to K E N T-Tfc
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ATLANTICOCEAN SCALE OF MILES Shermans Campaign in Georgia. weaken the South and destroy, so far as possible, suppliesfor the army. Accordingly he here destroyed foundries,mills, and manufactories. 394. Shermans Success. — Sherman had now been fourmonths on his campaign. He had fought ten pitched bat-tles and many minor engagements. He had lost, in killed andwounded, thirty thousand men. He had, however, inflictedheavy losses upon the Confederate forces and had destroyedgreat quantities of army stores. At Atlanta and other 306 ESSENTIALS OF EXITED STATES HISTORY towns in Georgia there had been large manufacturing es-tablishments, which had furnished the Confederates withwagons, harnesses, clothing, and various sorts of militarynecessities. Sherman had also cut off these sources ofsupplies. 395. Hood invades Tennessee. — By orders from Rich-mond, Hood made an unexpected move. He left Shermanand turned his entire force towards Nashville. The Unionarmy had thus far received its suppli
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