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ds leading to Richmond and the junction of the Virginia Central and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac railroads, thus controlling two railways to his base of supplies at Richmond and one to his other base at Staunton, and to a connection with Lynchburg. By this timely and well-executed movement, Lee had again, without loss or interruption, anticipated Grant's progressive, but indirect, on to Richmond, and placed himself directly across the roads the latter desired to follow to the Confederats two days to get in position for a general attack or to turn their position, as may prove best. Send Butler's forces to White House, to land on north side and march up to join this army. . . . If Hunter can possibly get to Charlottesville and Lynchburg, he should do so, living on the country. The railroads and canals should be destroyed, beyond possibility of repair for weeks. Completing this, he should find his way back to his original base, or from about Gordonsville, join this army. At
aunton, there to meet an army coming from the westward, and follow out Grant's orders to advance to Charlottesville and Lynchburg to destroy railways and canals—an expedition which came to grief, through the operations of General Early, as related can cut off all sources of supply to the enemy, except what is furnished by the canal. If Hunter succeeds in reaching Lynchburg, that will be lost to him also. Should Hunter not succeed, I will still make the effort to destroy the canal by sendinGeneral Ewell having been put in command of the troops in Richmond), to march to Charlottesville and thence by rail to Lynchburg, as expeditiously as possible, to intercept Hunter's advance, which he was making, by way of Lexington, toward that important railway center and depot of supplies. Early, by his energetic movements, was enabled to meet Hunter in front of Lynchburg, on the 17th and 18th, and drive him in disaster across to the Valley, at Salem, and into the Appalachians, in continuo
rly against the forces of Gen. David Hunter at and beyond Lynchburg, including the advance on Washington and the subsequent n 14th, after which he turned across the Blue ridge toward Lynchburg, in front of which he appeared on the 17th of June; thus aken by the trains of the Orange & Alexandria railroad to Lynchburg, and a portion of it marched to North Garden depot, whence, later, it was carried to Lynchburg by rail. Arriving at Lynchburg with Ramseur's and Gordon's divisions at 1 p. m., of thLynchburg with Ramseur's and Gordon's divisions at 1 p. m., of the 17th, Early at once marched out on the Salem road, and taking command, put his men in position with those of General Breckied a line of battle some three miles west and in front of Lynchburg; in the afternoon met and repulsed Hunter's attack, and c which it had made direct marches from Richmond to beyond Lynchburg, into the Valley near Salem, then down the Valley into Mamen and horses, which had come up from Richmond by way of Lynchburg. This brigade was attached to Fitz Lee's division, to th
end South. By the 7th of February (1865), our lines were extended to Hatcher's run, and the Weldon railroad had been destroyed to Hicksford. In December, Grant recalled the Sixth corps from the Shenandoah valley to his army, when Lee at once brought the Second corps, from the same region, to the trenches at Petersburg. Sheridan's big army of 56,000 men had neither cut the Virginia Central railway at Staunton, Charlottesville or Gordonsville, nor had it captured Lee's base of supplies at Lynchburg, having been held in the valley by Early, who had inflicted upon him a loss of 17,000. Dr. Henry Alexander White, in his every way admirable Life of Lee, says of the army of Northern Virginia, at this time: Winter poured down its snows and its sleet upon Lee's shelterless men in the trenches. Some of them burrowed into the earth. Most of them shivered over the feeble fires kept burning along the lines. Scanty and thin were the garments of these heroes. Most of them were clad in
e, the Virginia & East Tennessee railroad, extending from Lynchburg to Bristol, from which large supplies of food and forage Sheridan's cavalry had turned from Charlottesville toward Lynchburg, determined to intercept and turn them back. Imboden's bntinued his march down the James, by the Amherst road, to Lynchburg, reaching there with his staff about 2 p. m., followed by marched toward Farmville, but returned and encamped near Lynchburg, his command having traveled 36 miles. On Sunday, ApriEngineer Hotchkiss, made an inspection of the defenses of Lynchburg, then went to his camp, three miles down the James, wherend Munford arrived, with the remnants of their forces and Lynchburg swarmed with broken and fugitive fragments of commands. y of war, John C. Breckinridge, at Danville, rode back to Lynchburg and disbanded his division. Nearly every house in all th of their holes. The cavalry from Grant's army reached Lynchburg on the 13th. The remnants of Jackson's and Lomax's divis
hose of the State of Virginia started toward Lynchburg. On the afternoon of the 2d, at 4:55, a dd, seeking to reach Farmville, on the way to Lynchburg as his objective, hoping to thus place his a position to draw supplies from the depot at Lynchburg. On the 6th, Sheridan's cavalry, accompano again get beyond Grant's advance and reach Lynchburg, which was now his objective point. Sherida and shorter road, secured possession of the Lynchburg road at Appomattox station in the afternoon ssession of the road he was following toward Lynchburg, he said, with suppressed emotion: There is t of the artillery and wagons to move toward Lynchburg. In the early part of the night the enemy aattox river, and the cavalry advanced on the Lynchburg road and became separated from the army. mile west of Appomattox Court House, on the Lynchburg road. The cavalry corps was formed on his r our rear, and Rosser and Munford out toward Lynchburg, having cleared that road of the enemy. Upo[4 more...]
lston was assigned to command of the post at Lynchburg, where he remained until the surrender. Subal John Echols was born March 20, 1823, at Lynchburg, Va., and was educated at the Virginia militaryigadier-General Samuel Garland was born at Lynchburg, Va., December 16, 1830, of an old Virginia famwing day. Of this regiment, composed of four Lynchburg companies and commands from other Virginia tlth, on account of which he was sent back to Lynchburg by General Longstreet. Again with his regimfought Hunter's advance until Early came to Lynchburg. Subsequently he participated in the advancigel, and Hunter was preparing to advance on Lynchburg. Early in June three strong columns of the iving the enemy from his front, moved toward Lynchburg. After the surrender of Lee he endeavored In November he was ordered into hospital at Lynchburg, but on his application was given command ofning toward the southwest for the defense of Lynchburg, he took part in the pursuit of Hunter down [9 more...]