Vimont's (Thomas T.) Cavalry. See Kentucky Troops, Union, 7th Regiment.
Walker's (Charles H.) Infantry. See Wisconsin Troops, 21st Regiment.
Walworth's (Nathan H.) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 42nd Regiment.
Ward's (Durbin) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 17th Regiment.
Ward's (William D.) Infantry. See Indiana Troops, 37th Regiment.
Ward's (William M.) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 10th Regiment.
Warner's (Darius B.) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 113th Regiment.
Warner's (Philip H.) Cavalry. See Ohio Troops, 4th Regiment.
Warnock's (James) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 2nd Regiment.
Waters' (Louis H.) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 84th Regiment.
West's (Theodore S.) Infantry. See Wisconsin Troops, 24th Regiment.
Whitbeck's (Horatio N.) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 65th Regiment.
White's (B. F.,jr.) Artillery. See Tennessee Troops, Confederate.
White's (James E.) Artillery. See Indiana Troops, 12th Battery.
Whittemore's (Henry C.) Artillery. See Illinois Troops, 2nd Regiment, Battery H.
Wilbur's (Almerick W.) Artillery. See Michigan Troops, 1st Regiment, Battery A.
Wiley's (Aquila) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 41st Regiment.
Willits' (Henry J.) Artillery. See Indiana Troops, 4th Battery.
Winters' (Joshua C.) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 59th Regiment.
Wood's (Gustavus A.) Infantry. See Indiana Troops, 15th Regiment.
Wood's (McLain F.) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 10th Regiment.
Woodbury's (Albert) Artillery. See Minnesote Troops, 2nd Battery.
York's (Harrison B.) Artillery. See Ohio Troops, 9th Battery.
Young's (William H.) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 26th Regiment.
THE WAR OF THE REBELLION:
A COMPILATION OF THE
UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.
The late Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT N. SCOTT, Third U. S. Artillery.
PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
The Honorable REDFIELD PROCTOR, Secretary of War,
Major GEORGE B. DAVIS, U. S. A.
MR. LESLIE J. PERRY,
MR. JOSEPH W. KIRKLEY,
Board of Publication.
IN FOUR PARTS.
PART IV. CORRESPONDENCE - UNION AND CONFEDERATE
CORRESPONDENCE... UNION AND CONFEDERATE.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
PART IV.-VOL. XXX.
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA, FROM AUGUST 11, 1863, TO OCTOBER 19, 1863.
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.*
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, On board Atlantic, Helena, Ark., October 1, 1863-4 p.m.
DEAR GENERAL: My boat arrived here an hour ago, and the pilots are gone to sound the bar. River very low, and we will surely have to land our men and stock, and pass round the bar, and even then it is doubtful if this boat can pass. River is lower than ever known before. I have sent one of my staff up to General Buford to learn the news. I have papers of the 25th.
Rosecrans is at Chattanooga awaiting re-enforcements. Bragg threatens him close at hand. The newspapers announce that Rosecrans is already re-enforced by Burnside and Sherman. They will doubtless hold us accountable for not passing by magic from Black River to Chattanooga. It will be as much as I expect to get to Memphis to-morrow, and all the Second Division is behind me. We found plenty of wood at Griffin's Landing, 10 miles below Greenville, and plenty here. The wood at Griffin's is about a mile back, and is represented by one of my staff at 4,000 cords. It would well pay to send up and haul it to the bank. To move troops along the river, wood-yards must be established. It would be better for the Fourth Division to come on without waiting for the return of these boats, and work their way up on small boats as best they can. I will send your letters up to Cairo by a staff officer.
Minnie is much better, but Willie, my oldest boy, is very sick.
I will push matters from Memphis with all possible energy, but no amount of energy will move a sand-bar.
Yours, in haste,
W. T. SHERMAN,
*From October 1 to 19. The Union Correspondence, etc., from August 11 to September 30, 1863, appear in Part 111.
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