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s the Weldon road; I shall endeavor to stay there, and employ the enemy so actively that he cannot detach further. On the 20th, Sheridan reported: I can now calculate on bringing into action about twenty-two thousand or twenty-three thousand infantrback in the night as far as Newtown, and next day to Fisher's Hill, four miles south of Strasburg; and at daylight on the 20th, Sheridan moved rapidly up the Valley in pursuit. Fisher's Hill is immediately south of a little stream called Tumbling r himself that his ammunition boxes were taken from the caissons and placed behind the breastworks. On the evening of the 20th, Sheridan went into position on the heights of Strasburg, and at once determined to use Crook as a turning column again, ae propositions to Jefferson Davis from the North. Grant had returned to City Point on the 19th of September, and on the 20th, at two P. M., he telegraphed to Sheridan: I have just received the news of your great victory, and ordered each of the ar
hey really were. About two thousand rebels made their way to the mountains, and for ten miles the line of retreat was covered with small arms and other debris thrown away by the flying enemy. Night alone preserved the fragments of the force from absolute annihilation. Early himself escaped under cover of darkness to Newmarket, twenty miles from Cedar Creek, where once before, on a similar occasion, his army had come together, by the numerous roads converging there. From this point, on the 20th, he announced to Lee: The enemy is not pursuing, and I will rest here and organize my troops. Sheridan took possession of Strasburg after the battle; and in the morning he proceeded to Fisher's Hill. He had retaken all the guns lost by Wright, and captured twenty-four pieces of artillery besides. Sixteen hundred prisoners were brought in, and three hundred wagons. Early reported eighteen hundred and sixty killed and wounded. His reinforced command was now in a worse condition than that
states, in his report dated Jan. 24, 1865: On my arrival at Florence [Nov. 17], I was placed in command of the entire cavalry then with our army of Tennessee, consisting of Brigadier-General Jackson's division and a portion of Debrell's brigade, under command of Colonel Biffle, amounting to about 2,000 men, together with three brigades of my former command, making in all about 5,000 cavalry. On the 10th of November, General Richard Taylor returned his effective force at 15,024, and on the 20th, 10,422: in his column of remarks of the latter date appears this note: Forrest's command transferred to army of Tennessee. This would make Forrest's numbers 4,602, in addition to the 2,000 he says he found in the army of the Tennessee. Even allowing for the depreciation of a beaten commander, his force can hardly have been more than 7,000 strong. Schofield and Wilson, however, both estimated it at 10,000. The rule I have adopted, in determining the numbers of armies, is to accept the o
ta. General Cobb concurs. Both Cobb and Beauregard, however, greatly underrated Sherman's force, neither estimating it higher than thirty-five thousand. On the 20th, communication was cut between Augusta and Macon, and on the 21st, Fry, the commander at Augusta, reported to the rebel Secretary of War: The enemy are coming towadestroyed two hundred miles of railroad, breaking up every connection between the rebel forces east and west of Georgia. No report from General Hood since the 20th ult.—Beauregard to Richmond, December 13. He had consumed the corn and fodder, as well as the cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry, in a region sixty miles wide, carried garrisons are not able to hold this ex tended position without support. Lee at once ordered Hoke's division, about six thousand strong, to North Carolina. On the 20th, Bragg, who had returned to Wilmington and resumed command of the district, telegraphed: The head of the enemy's fleet arrived off this point during the night. Ov
no gun was dismounted in Fort Anderson. Ames's division was now returned to Terry, and on the 20th, Cox again advanced, on the western bank. He succeeded in crossing Town creek by a single flat-bgive assurance of overcoming all obstacles except those interposed by the enemy. Finally, on the 20th, he issued full instructions: As soon as it is possible to travel, I think you will have no diffille, while the Seventeenth was ordered to move direct to Slocum's right. On the morning of the 20th, the Fifteenth corps closed down on Bentonsville, and struck a line of fresh-made parapet. Howararge force of men at work on the reconstruction of the railroad, and brought up supplies. On the 20th, he moved from Kinston, and on the 21st of March, took possession of Goldsboro. Terry, meanwhile, had marched from Wilmington on the 15th; he reached Faison's depot without opposition on the 20th, and on the 22d secured the crossing of the Neuse, and communicated with Sherman. The result of
d. Some very interesting letters on this subject, which I am allowed to publish, will be found in the Appendix, together with all the official documents necessary to the history of the episode. The rebel account will be found in full in Johnston's Military Narrative. While these important events were occurring in North Carolina and Virginia, the remaining combinations of the general-in-chief had proceeded to their designed development. The forces of Stoneman and Canby moved on the 20th, and those of Wilson on The 22nd of March. No formidable army opposed either of these commanders, for their expeditions were directed towards the interior of the region which had been stripped bare on account of the exigencies in front of Johnston and Lee. Stoneman marched from East Tennessee, at first into North Carolina, but soon turned northward, and struck the Tennessee and Virginia railroad at various points, destroying the bridges and pushing on to within four miles of Lynchburg, so