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e of his service, at times temporarily commanding the Cavalry Corps. He was the only division commander I had whose experience had been almost exclusively derived from the cavalry arm. Second division. Brigadier-General David McM. Gregg. first brigade. Brigadier-General Henry E. Davies, Jr. First Massachusetts, Major Lucius M. Sargent. First New Jersey, Lieutenant-Colonel John W. Kester. Sixth Ohio, Colonel William Stedman. First Pennsylvania, Colonel John P. Taylor. Second brigade. Colonel J. Irvin Gregg. First Maine, Colonel Charles H. Smith. Tenth New York, Major M. Henry Avery. Second Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph P. Brinton. Fourth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Covode. Eighth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Wilson. Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel John K. Robinson. Third division. Brigadier-General James H. Wilson. Wilson graduated in 1860 in the Topographical Engineers, and was first assigned to duty in Oregon, where he remained til
Wells, Capehart, and Pennington being the brigade commanders. 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 Philip H. Sheridan. Captain Thomas W. C. Moore, Aide-de-camp. Captain Michael V. Sheridan, Aide-de-camp. princigh H. Janeway. Tenth New York, Colonel M. Henry Avery. Twenty-fourth New York, Colonel Walter C. Newberry. First Pennsylvania, Major Hampton S. Thomas. Second United States Artillery, Battery A, Lieutenant James H. Lord. Second brigade: Colonel J. Irvin Gregg. Fourth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander P. Duncan. Eighth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Corrie. Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel John K. Robison. Twenty-first Pennsylvania, Colonel Oliver B. Knowles. Fi
sance to Paine's crossroads. Davies soon found out that Lee was trying to escape by that flank, for at the crossroads he found the Confederate trains and artillery moving rapidly westward. Having driven away the escort, Davies succeeded in burning nearly two hundred wagons, and brought off five pieces of artillery. Among these wagons were some belonging to General Lee's and to General Fitzhugh Lee's headquarters. This work through, Davies withdrew and rejoined Crook, who, with Smith and Gregg, was established near Flat Creek. It being plain that Lee would attempt to escape as soon as his trains were out of the way, I was most anxious to attack him when the Second Corps began to arrive, for I felt certain that unless we did so he would succeed in passing by our left flank, and would thus again make our pursuit a stern-chase; but General Meade, whose plan of attack was to advance his right flank on Amelia Court House, objected to assailing before all his troops were up. I t
covered that Longstreet had slipped away already from the front of General Ord's troops at Rice's Station. Crook overtook the main body of the Confederates at Farmville, and promptly attacked their trains on the north side of the Appomattox with Gregg's brigade, which was fiercely turned upon and forced to recross the river with the loss of a number of prisoners, among them Gregg himself. When Crook sent word of this fight, it was clear that Lee had abandoned all effort to escape to the soGregg himself. When Crook sent word of this fight, it was clear that Lee had abandoned all effort to escape to the southwest by way of Danville. Lynchburg was undoubtedly his objective point now; so, resolving to throw my cavalry again across his path, and hold him till the infantry could overtake him, I directed everything on Appomattox depot, recalling Crook the night of the 7th to Prospect Station, while Merritt camped at Buffalo Creek, and Mackenzie made a reconnoissance along the Lynchburg railroad. At break of day, April 8, Merritt and Mackenzie united with Crook at Prospect Station, and the caval