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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
ey and found everything to his satisfaction. Sheridan was master of the situation, and he was not sng it to his chief. On the 12th of September Sheridan had telegraphed Grant to the effect that it whed from the defile and deployed for attack. Sheridan's plan was to attack and overthrow this part ld about 2 P. M. It was 11:30 A. M. before Sheridan's lines were ready to advance. When they mov Newtown. But the stress of battle compelled Sheridan to bring his reserve in on the line, and accory effort to make him fight failed. No doubt Sheridan in this pursuit regretted the absence of his ptember Torbert with the cavalry rejoined General Sheridan, and was at once put to work doing what d the scattered remnants of Early's force, General Sheridan placed it in position on Cedar Creek nort only fear an attack on my right. To this Sheridan replied, the same day, from Front Royal: to attack by secretly moving a force to turn Sheridan's left flank at Cedar Creek. The plan of t[44 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 10.78 (search)
Johnson's cavalry at Moorefield, August 7th; Sheridan's arrival in command with large reenforcementwal to Fisher's Hill, when Sheridan advanced; Sheridan's withdrawal in turn to Halltown, near Harperlegraph office, I learned that Grant was with Sheridan that day, and I expected an early move. Atsigning and forwarding this field return, General Sheridan wrote: The inclosed return does not inclu the loss in the cavalry, but it was slight. Sheridan's loss was 52 killed, 457 wounded, and 19 capd Fisher's Hill were about 5300, and those of Sheridan in the same two battles were 749 killed, 4440but Grant claims eleven. Having heard that Sheridan was preparing to send part of his troops to Ge sent to Richmond ,--subsequently confronted Sheridan's whole force north of Cedar Creek, for two dd a little over forty pieces of artillery. Sheridan was absent in the morning at the beginning ofne formed behind breastworks of rails, before Sheridan arrived on the field; and he still had immens[16 more...]