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These two divisions united were commanded by Merritt, as they had been since leaving Winchester. Crook headed the Second Division, his brigades being under General Davies and Colonels John I. Gregg and Smith. the Appomattox campaign. organization of the cavalry command on the morning of March 31, 1865. Major-General Philiponel James Allen. Third West Virginia, Major John S. Witcher. Second division. ´╝łArmy of the Potomac.) Major-General George Crook. first brigade: Brigadier-General Henry F. Davies. First New Jersey, Colonel Hugh H. Janeway. Tenth New York, Colonel M. Henry Avery. Twenty-fourth New York, Colonel Walter C. Newberry. First Pennsy modified instructions, and directed Merritt to push Devin out as far as the White Oak road to make a reconnoissance to Five Forks, Crook being instructed to send Davies's brigade to support Devin. Crook was to hold, with Gregg's brigade, the Stony Creek crossing of the Boydton plankroad, retaining Smith's near Dinwiddie, for use
pinion. The night of March 30 Merritt, with Devin's division and Davies's brigade, was camped on the Five Forks road about two miles in froFive Forks, and about 9 o'clock Merritt started for the crossroads, Davies's brigade supporting him. His march was necessarily slow because of's Creek at a point higher up than Fitzgerald's ford, and assailing Davies, forced him back in a northeasterly direction toward the Dinwiddie and Five Forks road in company with Devin. The retreat of Davies permitted Pickett to pass between Crook and Merritt, which he promptly did, effectually separating them and cutting off both Davies and Devin from the road to Dinwiddie, so that to get to that point they had to retreata critical situation, but having ordered Merritt to bring Devin and Davies to Dinwiddie by the Boydton road, staff-officers were sent to hurryI then thought the attack might be renewed next morning. Devin and Davies joined me about dark, and my troops being now well in hand, I sent