eversed—Lee holding McClellan's position and Grant Lee's.
Lee disposed his force on the hither s the dispatch road.
Along this ridge, on which Lee's right rested, the Confederate line formed a scession of deadly conflicts.
At every advance, Lee was able to meet his adversary with a front of n was unsuccessful either in the destruction of Lee's army or the capture of Richmond, and as that rived from a comparison of the force with which Lee opened the campaign and that present after the g somewhat above eight thousand.
But meanwhile Lee had received accessions to his strength-seven this, however, was of a double nature—to destroy Lee's army, and to capture Richmond, covered by tha the capture of Richmond and the destruction of Lee's force—the army began to work efficiently towaArmy of the Potomac lost at least twenty men to Lee's one, presents the reductio ad absurdum of theade such assaults on me as General Grant did on Lee.
General Grant also effected turning moveme[6 more...
turning movements which he had made to dislodge Lee from the intrenched positions held by him. Thesy, the whole army marched towards the James.
Lee, of course, discovered the withdrawal on the mois probable that this menace by Warren deceived Lee as to Grant's actual purpose, and caused him tof filing across the James, and at the same time Lee was passing his army to the south side above, nupon us, and I had heard some hours before that Lee's army was rapidly crossing at Drury's Bluff.
During the night of the 15th, the van of Lee's army reached the town, and men of a very diffhe meagre local force left for its defence; and Lee, as soon as the transfer of the Army of the Potnds.
But although by the morning of the 16th Lee had succeeded in throwing into Petersburg a conbeen left quite uncovered.
It appears that General Lee's orders were that the troops in front of B belief that Petersburg could be carried before Lee succeeded in yet bringing up the whole of his t[1 more...]