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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan's Trevilian raid. (search)
was swelled to 5000 effective men by the addition of Kautz's division (of Butler's army) of four regiments. On the 22d Wilson started under orders from Meade to cut the Weldon and Southside roads, and to continue the work of destruction until driven from it by such attacks of the enemy as you can no longer resist. This was carried out to the letter. He moved rapidly, preceded by Kautz's division, from Prince George Court House to the Weldon road, at Reams's Station; thence (via Dinwiddie Court House) to a point on the Southside road, fourteen miles from Petersburg. Here W. H. F. Lee failed to detain the leading division, but did interrupt the march of Wilson with his own division, under McIntosh. Pushing on, with the loss of seventy-five men, Wilson further destroyed the Southside road. At Burksville, on the 26th, Kautz inflicted great damage. Wilson found the bridge over the Staunton River in the enemy's possession and impassable. He then turned eastward, and moved on Ston
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 5.35 (search)
re move was left to Lee on the chessboard of war: to abandon Richmond; make junction with Johnston in North Carolina; fall on me and destroy me if possible — a fate I did not apprehend; then turn on Grant, sure to be in close pursuit, and defeat him. 3ut no! Lee clung to his intrenchments for political reasons, and waited for the inevitable. At last, on the 1st day of April, General Sheridan, by his vehement and most successful attack on the Confederate lines at the Five Forks near Dinwiddie Court House, compelled Lee to begin his last race for life. He then attempted to reach Danville, to make junction with Johnston, but Grant in his rapid pursuit constantly interposed, and finally headed him off at Appomattox, and compelled the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which for four years had baffled the skill and courage of the Army of the Potomac and the power of our National Government. This substantially ended the war, leaving only the formal proceedings of accepting the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Operations South of the James River. (search)
land's Station on the South-side Railroad. Reams's Station was captured at 7 in the morning, but General W. H. F. Lee with the Confederate cavalry was found to be encamped on our route to Sutherland's, and that route involved a battle that might have been fatal to the object of the expedition even if Lee had been beaten. The head of the column was therefore directed south, as if the Weldon road were the object of the expedition. We marched eight miles south, and then turned west to Dinwiddie Court House, and then north through Five Forks, and evening found us on the South-side road between Sutherland's and Ford's stations with the enemy's cavalry in front. This was the initial success of the raid, for it enabled us to get inside of the enemy's line and to accomplish the object of the expedition. A battle might, and probably would, have caused our immediate return. The Cavalry Division of the Army of the James remained on the advance, down the Richmond and Danville Railroad, which
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Actions on the Weldon Railroad. (search)
e two roads crossed, which had been hastily thrown up during the June operations, but which he did not stop to improve: one from the Jerusalem plank-road, by which he had marched; the other from the Vaughn road, running from Petersburg to Dinwiddie Court House. He found the roads picketed by Spear's brigade of cavalry, and to this he added D. McM. Gregg's cavalry, which he had brought along. Hancock had torn up and burned some miles of the track, when, on the evening of August 24th, Meade nthe more likely. For some time next morning nothing appeared before Hancock but the usual parties of W. H. F. Lee's cavalry, that had sought to interrupt the work of our men, but were easily kept off by Gregg, who held the roads toward Dinwiddie Court House and Petersburg. Gibbon's division was about to proceed down the track to resume its labors when Spear, farther down to the left, reported the enemy advancing in force. Gregg deployed and advanced to meet them, and developed the fact tha
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
rdered to move out in the direction of Dinwiddie Court House, and to be ready to strike the enemy'she Boydton plank-road, and Sheridan at Dinwiddie Court House. The weather had become cloudy, and turoy every mile of them from the railroad to Dinwiddie. I tell you I'm ready to strike out tomorroo the Five Forks road, which runs north from Dinwiddie, I saw a portion of our cavalry moving eastwere soon after compelled to fall back toward Dinwiddie. I turned the corner of the Brooks cross-ro I found Sheridan a little north of Dinwiddie Court House, and gave him an account of matters onhis command on the high ground just north of Dinwiddie, and would hold that position at all hazardsridan's staff, brought still later news from Dinwiddie, saying that the cavalry had had more fighti division of cavalry was ordered to march to Dinwiddie and report to Sheridan. All haste was urgedw: Our position in the vicinity of Dinwiddie Court House [March 31st] brought us to the rear of[1 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Warren at five Forks, and the court of inquiry. (search)
the New York times, in which he said: The operations of the enemy on the 31st of March made it necessary for me to send a portion of my corps during the night to support General Sheridan's cavalry, which had been forced back to near Dinwiddie Court House. One of my divisions was thus compelled to march all night, after having fought all day, and the rest of the corps moved toward the enemy that confronted the cavalry at daybreak. Our presence on the flank and rear of the enemy compellerted earlier to the front. Second. General Sheridan says: Had Warren moved according to the expectations of the lieutenant-general there would appear to have been but little chance for the escape of the enemy's infantry in front of Dinwiddie Court House. The court found that it was not practicable for the Fifth Corps to have reached Sheridan at 12 o'clock on the night of March 31st, as Grant had expected; but that Warren should have moved Griffin and Crawford at once, as ordered.