Beauregard: “TO THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA: Arise for the defense of your native coast!”

Sherman’s march is apparently causing great consternation in Georgia.  I received a copy of a public proclamation by Gen. Beauregard and passed it along to Gen. Thomas in Tennessee.

CITY POINT, November 24, 1864-4 p.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Nashville:

Following proclamation of Beauregard just taken from Savannah papers of 21st. Do not let Forrest get off without punishment.

 

CORINTH, November 18.

(Via Selma.)

TO THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA:

Arise for the defense of your native coast! Rally around your gallant soldiers! Obstruct and destroy the roads in Sherman’s front, flanks, and rear, and his army will soon starve in your midst! Be confident and resolute! Trust in our overruling Providence, and success will crown your efforts. I hasten to join you in defense of your homes and firesides.

 

BEAUREGARD.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 13, p 23-4

O.R., I, xlv,  part 1, p 1014

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