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el Michie, also of the Engineers, published in the Report on the Defences of Washington, by Major-General Barnard, of the same corps; as well as of a paper on the Fortifications of Petersburg, by Lieutenant Featherstonaugh, of the Royal (British) Engineers. I am also indebted for valuable assistance to Major-General Humphreys, late Chief of Engineers, United States Army. The people of the North entirely failed to appreciate the importance of the seizure of the Weldon road. The disaster of Burnside had left an impression that could not easily be effaced, and all the subsequent manoeuvres on the right and left were, to the multitude, unintelligible. It was only perceived that Hancock had twice been moved to the north bank of the James, and twice withdrawn. Not only was the fact unnoticed that by these manoeuvres the extension on the left had been made practicable; but that extension itself was looked upon as of no especial consequence. Hancock's check at Ream's station more than bal
converted into a reconnoissance in force. It was the only movement of the army of the Potomac, after the explosion of Burnside's mine, which did not result in a positive and tangible success. The rebel works, however, had been constructed in advace only one-third greater than the garrison. It has been said that saps might have been run from the position held by Burnside at the time of the mine explosion, and that in a month the rebel line could have been stormed. But the point opposite BBurnside was the very strongest position held by the enemy in front of Petersburg. Burnside was in a valley, while the rebels occupied a hill, the national mines running into the side of the hill at least thirty or forty feet, under the rebel batteriBurnside was in a valley, while the rebels occupied a hill, the national mines running into the side of the hill at least thirty or forty feet, under the rebel batteries. Parallels here were impossible. Regular approaches were out of the question. Besides this, Grant's fundamental purpose was the destruction of Lee's army, not the capture of Petersburg or Richmond. The rebels took shelter behind their works, an
433; besieges Chattanooga, 434; sends Longstreet against Burnside, 458; battle of Chattanooga, 485-511; generalship of, 5263; Jefferson Davis at, 555; Ord arrives at 567. Burnside, General A. E., campaign of in East Tennessee, i., 439; destitution with, 218. Granger, General, Gordon, sent to assist Burnside, i., 531; his reluctance and complaint, 532; arrives at Kant, 423, 431; loyal support of Grant, 440; anxiety about Burnside, 459, 465, 471, 481; congratulates Grant after ChattanoogIII., 249. Longstreet, General James, movement against Burnside in Tennessee, i., 460; attack on Fort Sanders, 539; abandht before Petersburg, 385; trouble with W. F. Smith, 464; Burnside's mine 466-485; movement against Weldon road. 506, 514, 5f June 22 and 23, 383-386; difficulty of enveloping, 399; Burnside's mine, 465-499; defences of, III., 2, 5, 6 manoeuvres ben Petersburg, 360-380; operations of June, 1864, 382-389; Burnside's mine, 460-495; characteristics of high officers in, 487