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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 82 6 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 55 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 55 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 20 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 37 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 24 4 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 21 5 Browse Search
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ry under Rosser, came up with Sheridan near Woodstock, and harassed Custer's division as far as Tom's Brook, three or four miles south of Fisfell back to the north of Middletown, where he again made a stand. Custer and Merritt were at this time transferred to the left of the line, s ten o'clock when he reached the front, where he found Merritt and Custer's cavalry under Torbert, and Getty's division of the Sixth corps opnemy. He at once determined to fight on Getty's line, transferring Custer to the right again, and bringing up the remaining divisions of the ne was made, a division of cavalry turning each flank of the enemy, Custer on the right. The attack was brilliantly made, but the enemy was peek, and Early had also succeeded in passing his own artillery; but Custer now found a ford west of the road, and Devin, with a brigade of Merls whirling through Winchester; while at Cedar Creek, the charge of Custer's division converted the rebel defeat into a disastrous rout. Thes
ite House with his command. He had started from Winchester on the 27th of February, with ten thousand men, all cavalry. Custer and Devin were his division generals, and Merritt was chief of cavalry. He took four days rations in haversacks, and fife roads were bad beyond description, and horses and men could hardly be recognized through the mud that covered them; but Custer was ordered to take up the pursuit, followed closely by Devin. Early was found at Waynesboro in a well-chosen position, behind breastworks, with two brigades of infantry and a force of cavalry under Rosser. Custer, without waiting to make a reconnoissance, and thus allow the enemy to get up his courage by delay, disposed his troops at once for the attack, sending tithdraw, cross the North and South Anna rivers, and march rapidly round to White House before the rebels could arrive. Custer and Devin accordingly proceeded by different roads towards Ashland, and Longstreet was found only four miles from that pl
ame time from Dinwiddie, with Merritt and Crook's commands, leaving Custer at the rear to guard the trains and the roads connecting with Meadt of Dinwiddie. Meanwhile, Sheridan had brought up two brigades of Custer's division, and these, with Gibbes and Gregg, were now in line; sli road leading to Five Forks, for three-quarters of a mile, with General Custer's division. The enemy are in his immediate front, lying so as most on his flanks. I will hold on here. Possibly they may attack Custer at daylight; if so, attack instantly and in full force. Attack at re followed fast by Merritt's two divisions, Devin on the right and Custer on the left, while Crook remained at the rear to hold Dinwiddie andtt accordingly was directed to press the enemy, and promptly pushed Custer out by the Scott or western road, and Devin by the main one, to Fivd with his left inside the rebel breastworks. Devin contested with Custer the honor of having first gained a foothold, and both divisions had
ont of Wright; and a young cavalryman, named William Richardson, of Custer's brigade, who had cleared the rebel troops in a charge beyond the right was following, behind the ridge, but approaching it rapidly. Custer had the right, next to the ridge, Crook the centre, and Devin was on the left; Custer not having broken off from the right in the overlapping movement when the point of attack was reached. All three were now were in the saddle as soon as the sun was up, and Merritt led off, Custer in the advance, followed by Devin. At Prospect station the command with one of the most memorable events in American history. When Custer arrived at Appomattox it was nearly dark, and he skillfully threw ainfantry and artillery appeared. One of the trains was burned, but Custer hastily manned the other three and sent them off towards Farmville.ow rapidly brought up Devin, who went into position on the right of Custer. The fighting continued till after dark, and the enemy was driven
left of our infantry, and finally caused him to turn towards Dinwiddie and attack us in heavy force. The enemy then again attacked at Chamberlain's creek and forced General Smith's position. At this time Capehart's and Pennington's brigades of Custer's division came up, and a very handsome fight occurred. The enemy have gained some ground; but we still hold in front of Dinwiddie court-house, and Davies and Devin are coming down the Boydton plank-road to join us. The opposing force was Pfective force of the cavalry under the command of Major-General Sheridan in the operations of Dinwiddie court-house, Virginia, March 31, 1865, and Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. March 27, 1865.—General Merritt's command, Devin's First and Custer's Third cavalry divisions5,700 General Crook's command, Second cavalry division8,300 —— March 31, 1865.—Total effective force [Authority: General Sheridan's official report, based on returns of effective force as reported by the commanding of
ring siege, 436; at battle of Chattanooga. 480, 496, 503, 523, 529; position at Chattanooga, II. 7; Grant's confidence in, III., 222; Logan to take command of, 249. Cumberland mountains, the, i., 42; loyalty of the inhabitants of, 426. Cumberland river danger of Forrest moving down, II., 233; closed by rebel batteries 239; closed above and below Nashville, 250. Curtis, General N. M., at Fort Fisher, first attack, III., 315-317, 320, 322; second attack, 334, 336, 337, 339 342. Custer, General George A., at battle of Cedar creek II., 95, 97, 98; at battle of Waynesboro, III., 413; at Dinwiddie court-house, 467-470; at Five Forks, 485, 486, 493; battle of Sailor's creek, 575; at Appomattox courthouse, 593. Dahlgren, Admiral, in command of blockading squadron near Ossabaw, III., 297. Danville railroad, route and importance of, II., 292; Wilson's movement against, 403-412; Sheridan ordered against, III., 442; struck by Sheridan, 500. Davies, General H. E., Jr., at D