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William T. Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant, Goldsboro, North Carolina, April 8, 1865

William Tecumseh Sherman, detail
General William T. Sherman, in command of the Department of the Mississippi, had struck north into North Carolina since completing his march through Georgia and was now attempting to trap and destroy the Confederate forces of General Joseph E. Johnston in North Carolina. In this letter to his commanding general, Sherman praises Grant's recent successes around Petersburg and Richmond, comparing his tenacity and resolve to that of of the Duke of Wellington. He then lays out the progress and the possibilities of the end-game of the war, with the Union advancing in North Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia, and offers advice. (By John Osborne)

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