enemy's line found to extend further than expected
Grant suspends operation
returns to City Point, supposing connection made between Warren and Hancock
enemy comes into gap between Fifth and e Second corps; but soon discovering the mistake, retraced their steps, and Grant proceeded to City Point, to communicate with Butler.
Had they kept on, before long they must have been inside the rebll I make a trial, he asked, on this outstretched line?
But the general-in-chief replied from City Point: Your despatch of 3.30 is only just received—too late to direct an attack.
Hold on where you ountervallation.
For the advance upon Richmond and Petersburg had in reality become a siege.
City Point was a base of supplies, not a pivotal point; and if, in the extending movements, the assailingtomac entirely to the left, cutting loose from his base, and leaving only sufficient troops at City Point and in front of Petersburg to take care of themselves.
He made known this intention to some o