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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Introduction. (search)
he retreat was continued up the Southside railroad toward Lynchburg. In this trying retreat, the skeleton mules and horse In the meantime, General Lee was pressing on toward Lynchburg, and, on the evening of the 8th, his vanguard reached Appere rations for the army had been ordered to be sent from Lynchburg. Four loaded trains were in sight, and the famished armyrom the Richmond and Lynchburg roads to the Farmville and Lynchburg road. I am at this writing about four miles west of Walkdly in need of both rations and forage. I telegraphed to Lynchburg, directing several train loads of rations to be sent on bdirected upon Farmville, where supplies were ordered from Lynchburg. The change of route threw the troops over the roads purarmy; the rest of the artillery and wagons to move toward Lynchburg. In the early part of the night the enemy attacked Walke country. The supplies ordered to Pamplin's station from Lynchburg could not reach us, and the men, deprived of food and sle