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The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 2 0 Browse Search
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, Mass. Notice of dedication. American Hist. Rec., vol. 3, p. 383. Merrimac, Confederate steam frigate. See also Monitor. —Virginia, services of the; account of the engagement at Hampton Roads; from Southern Hist. Soc. papers. Capt. Catesby Ap R. Jones. United Service Mag., vol. 8, p. 660. Merrimack, U. S. transport. Condition of, described in letter; also voyage of 43d Regt. M. V. M. to New Berne, N. C., Nov., 1862. Boston Evening Journal, Dec. 8, 1862, p. 1, cols. 6, 7. Merritt, Gen. Wesley. Shenandoah valley in 1864; vol. 12 of Campaigns of the civil war. Geo. E. Pond, rev. of, with discussion of engagements. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 20, p. 647. Meteor, U. S. steamer. Trial trip and description of new government steamer, built in Boston by R. B. Forbes, Jan., 1864. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 333. Midnight, U. S. bark. Gallant action by one of her officers, who surprises rebel camp and brings in seventeen prisoners, Chattahoochee River, March, 18
hed the whole of his command between the first and second line of the enemy's works on the bluffs overlooking the line of the Virginia Central Railroad and the Mechanicsville turnpike. After demonstrating around the works and finding them very strong he gave up the intention assaulting, and determined to recross the Chicka- hominy at Meadow Bridge. It had been partially destroyed by the enemy, but was repaired in about three hours under a heavy artillery fire from a battery. Gen Merritt made the crossing attacked the enemy, and drove him off handsomely. The pursuit continued as far as Gaines's Mill. The enemy observing the recrossing of the Chickahominy came out from his second line of works. A brigade of infantry and a large number of dismounted cavalry attacked the divisions of Generals Gregg and Wilson, but after a severe contest were repulsed and driven behind their works. Gregg's and Wilson's divisions after collecting the wounded recrossed the Chick
e hoped to secure the bridge to let us across the river, as our pontoons were useless on account of the high water. In this however we were foiled, as both this bridge and the bridge at Harrisonville were burned by the enemy on our approach. Gen Merritt accompanied this division. The Third Division started at the same time from Charlottesville, and proceeded down the Lynchburg Railroad to Amherst Courthouse, destroying every bridge on the road, and in many places miles of the track. The brwant of animals. The remaining eight pieces were thoroughly destroyed. We have captured up to the present time, twelve canal boats laden with supplies of ammunition, rations, medical stores, &c. I cannot speak in too high terms of Generals Merritt, Custer and Devin, and the officers and men of their commands. They have waded through mud and water during this continuous rain, and are all in fine spirits and health. Commodore Hollins, of the Rebel navy, was shot near Gordonsville