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More Raids

More Raids

Smith and Grierson

Chapter:
(p.244) 10 More Raids
Source:
The Civil War in Mississippi
Author(s):
Michael B. Ballard
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0011

This chapter describes General William T. Sherman’s determination to get Nathan Bedford Forrest. While all of Sherman’s efforts to “get” Forrest failed, they had kept him busy enough to stay away from Sherman’s supply line. By September 1864 Confederates gave up Atlanta, and Sherman no longer worried about Forrest. There would be one more major raid in Mississippi—a winter raid led by cavalry chief Benjamin Grierson aimed at decimating the Mobile & Ohio.

Keywords:   William T. Sherman, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Union cavalry, winter raid, Benjamin Grierson, Mobile & Ohio, railroads

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