Instead of looking forward to another long campaign through the South in pursuit of the united armies of Lee and Johnston, the vision of every man now turned homeward.
Thoughts of meeting wives, children, and friends from whom they had been so long separated by the bloody struggle, occupied the minds of all.
The men appreciated the generosity and nobleness of Mr. The fact that he had carried us successfully through the great struggle caused them to feel toward him an attachment which the soldier always toward a great and successful leader.
The startling [end of page 755] news of his death was received with gloom and sadness.
Schofield occupied Kinston on the 14th, and reached Goldsboro on the 21st.] The railroad in New Berne was soon put in running order, and supplies of all kinds were pouring in upon us. The roads to be taken by each command were indicated in the order.[editor’s note: On April 1st, 1865, General Sherman announced the organization of his army to be as follows: Right Wing (Army of the Tennessee), Maj.-Gen. He decided move direct to Raleigh, hoping to meet Johnston either there or at Smithfield.We commenced our march on 10th, arrived at Smithfield on the 11th, only to find that [Confederate] General Johnston had retreated to Raleigh.THE ABORTATIVE TREATY OF SURRENDER BETWEEN GENERALS SHERMAN and JOHNSTON On the following day General Sherman met General Johnston and negotiated with him a conditional treaty for the surrender of all the Confederates then under arms.[editor’s note: Following is the test of the conditional treaty of April 18th (1865): Memorandum or Basis of Agreement, made this 18th day of April A. 1865, near Durham’s Station, in the State of North Carolina, by and between General Joseph E.On the morning of the ay that this movement was to commence, General Sherman received from General Johnston a message requesting a cessation of hostilities with a view of negotiating terms of surrender. On the night of Friday, the 14th, the President visited Ford’s Theatre, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. On Monday, the 24th, he crossed the Rappahannock from Port Conway to Port Royal and took refuge in a barn, where he was found on Wednesday, the 26th, by a detachment of Company L, 16th New York Cavalry, and killed. Sherman and his staff met Johnston and Wade Hampton with a number of staff officers at the house of Mrs. None of the Confederate officers had heard of the assassination of Lincoln, and Sherman first made the fact known to the.