Lee was also in need of rest, but we all know if Grant had offered battle on Friday Lee would have accepted.
It is doubtful if the present lull is not as advantageous to Lee as it is to Grant, as it gives him an opportunity to repair the railroads said to have been broken by Sheridan.
He can also bring up supplies of which he se before enough can be brought here to furnish the army for another march after Lee, should be retire from his present line.
Lee is entrenching new, and Grant is nLee is entrenching new, and Grant is not wasting time in idleness.
The latter, if not ready to advance, is at least prepared to resist an attack.
The New York Times, which went into victorious convulsions over the rout and retreat of Lee, as telegraphed when the Federals captured twelve guns, and Hancock announced that, having finished up Johnson, hent advices, and is quite surprised that anybody could have expected the rout of Lee. It says:
No reasonable man could have ever looked forward to anything lik