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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
osition, endeavoring to turn his right flank. This attempt was frustrated by the firmness of his troops, aided by McAllister's brigade of Mott's division, which held the extreme right. These maintained their ground with the utmost stubbornness and repulsed repeated attacks that were continued till dark. Next day the Fifth Corps, which had moved up the west bank of Hatcher's Run, was brought into connection with the Second Corps; and Gregg's cavalry, which had, meanwhile, returned from Dinwiddie, took position to cover the left of the infantry. Warren then threw forward his left, under Crawford, towards the Boydton plankroad. That officer advanced as far as Dabney's, whence he drove a force of Confederates under General Pegram. But the Confederates, having meanwhile found out where the exposed flank of this turning column lay, put in practice the usual and always successful tactics. A considerable force was sent by a detour by the Vaughan road to take Crawford's division in th
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
tering only a small picket of the enemy. At Dinwiddie, Sheridan bivouacked. It is now proper tow feel, wrote General Grant to Sheridan, at Dinwiddie, on the night of the 29th, I now feel like erce at Chamberlain's Creek, a little west of Dinwiddie. With his two brigades Crook held this body their line of battle to Sheridan's force at Dinwiddie, whereupon, seizing the opportunity, he direbelief that he could not maintain himself at Dinwiddie unless re-enforced, and such was the alarm iad the roads been unobstructed, the march to Dinwiddie would not have occupied above four or five hes crossed his division and hastened towards Dinwiddie. When the condition of the crossing of Gr that Sheridan could not maintain himself at Dinwiddie without re-enforcements, suggested (in a dis meditated rear attack. But the distance to Dinwiddie by the Quaker road was above ten miles, and,t afford to retain so considerable a body at Dinwiddie, both because it was very much out of positi[3 more...]