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General Sherman: "kill, capture and destroy every man of [General Nathan] Forests command…” March 28, 1864

General Sherman: "kill, capture and destroy every man of [General Nathan] Forests command…” March 28, 1864

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Instructs Sawyer, Assistant Adjutant General of forces in Nashville, Tennessee, to ready his cavalry to pursue Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. States Forrest likely will not try to take Fort Donelson, Tennessee, but will instead move into Kentucky. Instructs Sawyer to order Union General Lovell H. Rousseau to hold infantry at Nashville until Forrest's direction is determined. Speculating that Forrest divided his command, orders General James Clifford Veatch to cover the area west, and Rousseau to cover the area east of the Tennessee River. States that if Forrest crosses into Kentucky, Generals Stephen Gano Burbridge and Edward Henry Hobson should attempt to cut him off. Declares "Impress on all that they must not act on the defensive, but must pursue and do all that is possible to kill, capture and destroy every man of Forest's command that has crossed the Tennessee." Written on Head Quarters Department of the Cumberland stationery, which has been crossed out.
Instructs Sawyer, Assistant Adjutant General of forces in Nashville, Tennessee, to ready his cavalry to pursue Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. States Forrest likely will not try to take Fort Donelson, Tennessee, but will instead move into Kentucky. Instructs Sawyer to order Union General Lovell H. Rousseau to hold infantry at Nashville until Forrest's direction is determined. Speculating that Forrest divided his command, orders General James Clifford Veatch to cover the area west, and Rousseau to cover the area east of the Tennessee River. States that if Forrest crosses into Kentucky, Generals Stephen Gano Burbridge and Edward Henry Hobson should attempt to cut him off. Declares "Impress on all that they must not act on the defensive, but must pursue and do all that is possible to kill, capture and destroy every man of Forest's command that has crossed the Tennessee." Written on Head Quarters Department of the Cumberland stationery, which has been crossed out.

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