War of the Rebellion: Serial 078 Introduction

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Vol. 39 Introduction - Serial 78

Outside the Atlanta Campaign, there was plenty going on in the Western theater. The Union raided from its Mississippi garrisons, to disrupt the Confederate supply system and remind the people their government couldn't protect them. (One expedition ended up in a Court of Enquiry rather than embarrassing the CSA.) John Morgan took his cavalry into Kentucky, even across the river into Ohio, but destroyed his own force (and lost his life) for little cost to the Union. Union forces probed into western North Carolina, another area like east Tennessee where there was little support for the Confederacy.
If the Union raided, so did Forrest, and his cavalry were bold enough even to try raiding Memphis, as well as in Alabama and central Tennessee. Once Sherman had Atlanta, while he was resting his army, he took the opportunity to move around in northern Alabama and Georgia, wrecking Confederate arsenals and factories. Finally, a combined Army-Navy operation took the forts protecting Mobile, Alabama, sealing the port.

This volume has the documents that support the reports for the period May 1, 1864 to September 30, 1864.



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