Excerpt from Major-General Sherman's Reports: I. Campaign Against Atlanta, II. Campaign Against Savannah, III. Campaign Through the Carolinas, IV. Johnson's Truce and Surrender, V. Story of the March Through Georgia
I had become satisfied that, to reach the Macon road, and th... ereby control the supplies of Atlanta, I would have to move the whole army; but before beginning, I ordered down from Chattanooga four four-and-a-half inch. Ri¿ed guns, to try their effect. These arrived on the 10th,'and were put to work night and day, and did execution on the city, causing frequent fires, and creating confusion, yet the enemy seemed, determined to hold hisforts, even if the city were destroyed; 'ou the l6th of August, I made my orders, No. 57, prescribing the mode and manner of executing the grand movement by the right ¿ank, to begin on the 18th.
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