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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 41 1 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 22 4 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 3 Browse Search
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 9 3 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion 4 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). You can also browse the collection for Merritt or search for Merritt in all documents.

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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.41 (search)
nals of the War, an account by Major Nettleton, of the Second Ohio cavalry: The divisions of Merritt and Custer, aggregating nearly 8,000 of the finest mounted troops in the world, were on the rigfour thousand troopers, with accompanying batteries, marched into the fight. Both Custer and Merritt were marched from Sheridan's right and interposed across the advance of Early's right. Says GeGeneral Merritt's report: About 10 o'clock the First division was moved to the left and disposed so as to cover the Valley pike and the country to the left. Custer's report reads: An order reccept three regiments to the extreme left. Lomaxs Cavalry Division about; and Custer's and Merritt's divisions present advance. Such a force drawn across its front seems a perfect answer in ienemy would have penetrated to the rear of the army. I will now quote from the report of General Merritt, who commanded Sheridan's other cavalry division, and who secured position in front of Earl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.52 (search)
as commanding the 5th Army Corps, he said. It was just about midnight when a message came to me to report to headquarters. I went thither directly and found assembled in the tent two of the three senior officers whom General Grant had selected to superintend the paroles and to look after the transfer of property and to attend to the final details of General Lee's surrender. These were General Griffin of the 5th Army Corps and General Gibbon of the 24th. The other commissioner, General Merritt of the cavalry, was not there. The articles of capitulation had been signed previously and it had come to the mere matter of formally settling the details of the surrender. The two officers told me that General Lee had started for Richmond, and that our leader, General Grant, was well on his way to his own headquarters at City Point, so called, in Virginia. I was also told that General Grant had decided to have a formal ceremony with a parade at the time of laying down of arms. A re