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quis' road. During the night of the 4th, Lee sent orders to Ewell to march upon the enemy at daylight of the 5th, desiring to bring him to battle now as soon as possible. He ordered Hill forward at the same hour, and himself promptly rode to the front, along the plank road, and was with the pickets when the skirmish opened, at Parker's store, on that road, at the head of the Wilderness run, three miles south of the old Wilderness tavern, where Grant and Meade, accompanied by Assistant Secretary of War Dana, had established their headquarters. Stuart's cavalry were already skirmishing with those of Gregg, on the Brock road, in front of and far to Lee's right, toward Todd's tavern, while Ewell's skirmishers were in lively engagement with those of Warren, advanced to protect his flank on the Germanna road. Now and then a field piece opened from either side. Lee sent word to Ewell to regulate his advance by that of Hill in the center, and his engineers reconnoitered the front, an
of things within Grant's lines and his view of the situation, on the morning of the 10th, in a way that needs no comment. At noon of the day before, May 9th, C. A. Dana, assistant secretary of war, who had joined Grant to watch events, reported to Secretary Stanton various matters that he had heard about, among others: Genent dispatched to Halleck: The eighth day of battle closes. . . . The enemy are obstinate and seem to have found the last ditch. We have lost no organization, etc. Dana, a half hour later, telegraphed to Stanton: The battle has raged without cessation throughout the day. Wright and Hancock have borne the brunt of it. . . . Bur out of some of his most important positions. . . . Our troops rest to-night upon the ground they have so victoriously fought for. At 8 next morning, May 13th, Dana telegraphed again: Lee abandoned his position during the night—whether to occupy a new one in the vicinity or to make a thorough retreat is not determined. . .
ilderness battles and the other half in those of Spottsylvania Court House. Lee had lost about one-third of that number. Dana states that the Federal losses were a little over 33,000, and that when Grant expressed great regret at the loss of so manson's mill, where he encamped that night, nearer to Hanover Junction than was Grant's advance at Milford station, although Dana was of the opinion that Grant had slipped away without Lee's knowledge. On the morning of the 22d, Grant telegraphed, fct, on to Richmond, and placed himself directly across the roads the latter desired to follow to the Confederate capital. Dana says, Now, for the first time, Lee blocked our southward march; a remarkable assertion, in view of the bloody stoppage in ting this, he should find his way back to his original base, or from about Gordonsville, join this army. At the same hour Dana wrote: If a promising chance offers, General Grant will fight, of course; otherwise, he will maneuver without attacking.
Bethesda church, then in front of Lee's center, Dana wrote to Stanton, that, at about 5 of the previ that he had no mass of troops to attack with. Dana added that Wright had blundered in executing hihe opera. tions of Hunter. Two hours later, Dana dispatched: At about 5 o'clock we heard the can back to his own lines. At 6 a. m., of the 2d, Dana again wrote, of the contests of the 1st: Itt the night of the 2d. At 4 p. m. of the 2d, Dana dispatched Stanton: There has been no battlminy, immediately after they were evacuated. Dana reported on July 3d: The working parties of eaccompanying it. In his dispatch of June 5th, Dana states, that since his report of June 2d, 19,19men, all told. On the afternoon of June 5th, Dana, for the first time, intimates a retreat to therrow night. Again, on the morning of the 10th, Dana wrote: General Grant is waiting for the report ith that crossing. On the morning of the 12th, Dana reported the return of the messengers from Butl