A correction/clarification in regard to General Alfred Terry’s Command and the Tenth Corps

At several points when discussing the movements in North Carolina in March 1865, I have referenced General Alfred Terry’s command as “The Tenth Corps.”  Not so.  Terry’s command was not officially the Tenth Corps until later in the campaign.  I made a mistake when composing one of the first posts to mention that formation, forgettingContinue reading “A correction/clarification in regard to General Alfred Terry’s Command and the Tenth Corps”

Gillmore’s Marching Orders: “…move, with all possible dispatch, so much of your forces as… can be safely spared…”

On this day (April 4) in 1864, Major-General Henry Halleck issued orders for Major-General Quincy Gillmore to depart from the Department of the South: Washington, D.C., April 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. Q. A. Gillmore, Department of the South: General: Lieutenant-General Grant directs that you move, with all possible dispatch, so much of your forces asContinue reading “Gillmore’s Marching Orders: “…move, with all possible dispatch, so much of your forces as… can be safely spared…””