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ts of the two armies to Spottsylvania Court-house. masterly performance of Lee. a melancholy episode to the campaign. Sheridan's expedition. death of Gen. Stuart. battles of Spottsylvania Court-house. combat of Anderson's corps. the fighting ouart, the brilliant commander of the Confederate cavalry in Virginia. An expedition of Federal cavalry, commanded by Gen. Sheridan, was directed to make a bold dash around Lee's flank towards Richmond. It passed around the right flank of the Confeoyed; and finally found its way to the James River, where it joined the forces of Butler. On the 10th May, a portion of Sheridan's command, under Custer and Merrill, were encountered by a body of Stuart's cavalry near Ashland, at a place called Yella, and marching easterly towards the Pamunkey. To cover his plans, an attack was made on Lee's left, while a portion of Sheridan's cavalry tore up the Central Railroad. But the great Confederate was fully master of the situation, and could not be e
ent. battles of Petersburg. two attacks of the enemy repulsed. Butler advances his position, and is driven back. Grant turns his attention from the fortifications to the railroads. demonstrations on the Weldon and Danville Roads. defeat of Sheridan's expedition on the railroads North of Richmond. operations west of the Blue Ridge. Hunter's movement. he captures Staunton. he advances upon Lynchburg. he is defeated, and driven into Western Virginia. Gen. John Morgan's expedition into K He, with his shattered command, reached camp on the 30th June, while Wilson, with his men in wretched condition, did not arrive till next day. North of Richmond, Grant's designs on the railroads were no more successful, and the expedition of Sheridan already noticed as sent out to destroy the railroads between Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley and Lynchburg, had met with disaster, without accomplishing a single important result. He had been intercepted at Trevillian station while moving on
e new command of the enemy in the Valley. Gen. Sheridan and his forces. views of Gen. Lee about tn. battle of Winchester. Gen. Grant advises Sheridan to go in. Early's small force. how it cam the Valley. the enemy pursues to Staunton. Sheridan's barbarous order to devastate the Valley. h constituted into one under the command of Gen. Sheridan. The new commander was a man of a coarse,fter the enemy had been driven to the river. Sheridan was between Charlestown and Berryville, with ation of the two armies it will be seen that Sheridan, besides being in position almost on Early's out in rear of Early's right at Winchester. Sheridan saw the opportunity offered: Kershaw, with his flanked on the left. On the 22d October, Sheridan formed his force for a direct attack on Earlystation and horrour, committed by such men as Sheridan and Sherman. There are some things, even in wags in Richmond ticketed guns sent him to Gen. Sheridan, care of Jubal Early. In a month he lost [11 more...]
ernment or people, that their prisoners were stinted in food or supplies. Their own savage warfare has wrought all the evil. They have blockaded our ports; have excluded from us food, clothing and medicines; have even declared medicines contraband of war, and have repeatedly destroyed the contents of drug stores, and the supplies of private physicians in the country; have ravaged our country; burned our houses, and destroyed growing crops and farming implements. One of their officers (General Sheridan) has boasted in his official report, that, in the Shenandoah Valley alone, he burned two thousand barns filled with wheat and corn; that he burned all the mills in the whole tract of country; destroyed all the factories of cloth, and killed or drove off every animal, even to the poultry, that could contribute to human sustenance. These desolations have been repeated again and again in different parts of the South. Thousands of our families have been driven from their homes, as helples
al operations. the preliminary expedition of Sheridan's cavalry. what it accomplished. the attemprth of James River; and on the 27th February, Sheridan moved from the Shenandoah Valley with two divday Charlottesville was surrendered; and here Sheridan paused to await the arrival of his trains, bu James River, between Richmond and Lynchburg, Sheridan found himself confronted by a swollen and imprail itself had been completely destroyed. Sheridan's cavalry, diverted back from its intended to heavy operation of cavalry. On the day that Sheridan reached his lines, three divisions of what wa manoeuvre by the left; and co-operating with Sheridan's cavalry (about twenty-five thousand men in eeking to cover. In the evening of the 29th, Sheridan occupied Dinwiddie Court-house, six miles souprevented further operations; but on the 31st Sheridan pushed forward to Five Forks, where he encounrt-house. On the morning of the 1st April, Sheridan, now reinforced by the Fifth Corps, commanded[1 more...]
sounds of cannon. the exit to Lynchburg closed by Sheridan. desperate adventure of Gordon's corps. the recocluding Petersburg; while his extreme right, which Sheridan was still pressing, was in the vicinity of the Sou would move for the Danville road, was as follows: Sheridan to push for the Danville road, keeping near the Aprced delay of his army at Amelia Court-house gave Sheridan, who was pursuing with his cavalry, and the Fifth order of pursuit to conform to Lee's new movement, Sheridan, with his cavalry, struck in upon the Confederate ut eight hundred men, was being sorely pressed by Sheridan. On reaching the ground, and whilst deploying hised that the outlet towards Lynchburg was closed by Sheridan, while Meade in the rear, and Ord south of the Couthe last desperate task of cutting his way through Sheridan's lines. The Confederate cavalry was drawn up in ions had formed anew to resist a flank movement of Sheridan, while the skirmishers were engaged, while the Ric
kly to expire. To the lively and sanguine address of Gen. Smith there was but little response in the public mind. When the full extent of the disasters east of the Mississippi River was known; when the news came that a force of the enemy under Sheridan, had been put in motion for Texas; and when in the face of these announcements it was perceived that nothing but straggling reinforcements could be expected from the other side of the Mississippi, the consequence was that such demoralization ensued in Gen. Smith's army, and extended to the people of Texas, that; that commander concluded to negotiate terms of surrender. On the 26th 1May, and before the arrival of Sheridan's forces, he surrendered what remained of his command to Gen. Canby. The last action of the war had been a skirmish near Brazos, in Texas. With the surrender of Gen. Smith the war ended, and from the Potomac to the Rio Grande there was no longer an armed soldier to resist the authority of the United States. Most