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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
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on against the enemy's vital points in Alabama, the other from East Tennessee under Major-General Stoneman toward Lynchburg-and assembling the remainder of his available forces, preparatory to offensive operations from East Tennessee; General Sheridan's cavalry was at White House; the armies of the Potomac and James were confronting the enemy, under Lee, in his defences of Richmond and Petersburg; General Sherman with his armies, reinforced by that of General Schofield, was at Goldsboroa; General Pope was making preparations for a spring campaign against the enemy under Kirby Smith and Price, west of the Mississippi; and General Hancock was concentrating a force in the vicinity of Winchester, Virginia, to guard against invasion or to operate offensively, as might prove necessary. After the long march by General Sheridan's cavalry over winter roads, it was necessary to rest and refit at White House. At this time the greatest source of uneasiness to me was the fear that the enemy wou
utenant-Colonel Pattee commanding; two companies Dakota cavalry, Captain Miner commanding; four companies of Brackett's Minnesota battalion, Major Brackett commanding; about seventy scouts, and a prairie battery of two sections, commanded by Captain N. Pope. This formed the First brigade. Ten companies of the Eighth Minnesota infantry, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Rodgers; six companies of the Second Minnesota cavalry, under Colonel McLaren, and two sections of the Third Minnesota batteipp's companies of Dakota cavalry, Captain Williams's company of the Sixth Iowa cavalry, and the Nebraska scouts, who gave me all the assistance in their power and were very efficient. I am, Captain, with great respect, your obedient servant, Naith Pope, Captain Commanding Prairie Battery. Captain John H. Pell, A. A. G. headquarters Third battalion, Seventh Iowa cavalry, camp No. 36, N. W. Indian expedition, August 2, 1864. Captain: I have the honor to report that on the twenty-eighth of
nce. General Averell retired to the back porch after supper, very moody, and remarked to Miss Hutter that the battle of Lynchburg would be one of the bloodiest records of this war for the time it lasted. He said that the loss was very heavy on both sides, theirs not being less than eight hundred to a thousand. The General was mistaken as to ours, which is six killed and ninety-five wounded. Sullivan said they had some twenty or thirty thousand men, and reinforcements were expected under Pope, who, with other troops, had four thousand contrabands. The Yankees avowed it to be their purpose to capture Lynchburg, and then proceed to the assistance of Butler. They placed their signal officers on the top of Major Hutter's house, and as the battle progressed on Saturday, the lookout declared that the cavalry were charging splendidly: after a while, however, he said that they were giving way, and finally left his eyrie in disgust. When. Miss Hutter remonstrated with General Hunter