advance up the Valley, from which, as his report shows, General Grant had expected so much, had thus completely failed.
The , however, in scenes more striking and dramatic still.
General Grant, with about 150,000 men, was pressing General Lee with st broken in the effort.
To divert reinforcements from General Grant was a matter of vital importance — a thing of life and uld not probably be able to do more than divert troops from Grant; but this was an object of the first importance, and much m advance came to the Federal authorities at the moment when Grant was supposed to be carrying everything before him. To meet ral Hunter from the Ohio, and a considerable force from General Grant's army was dispatched up the bay to man the fortificatied him, but an army of about 50,000 men. To that extent General Grant had been weakened, and the heavy weight upon General Lef. Pursuit was not made to Mount Jackson, as stated by both Grant and Stanton, but my troops were halted for the night at Fis