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original design; for Hunter's campaign in the Shenandoah and Sheridan's co-operative march towards Charlottesville were conceived with the express object of destroying the rebel communications north of Richmond, and rendering it impossible for Lee to throw any large force in the direction of the Potomac. Hunter, it is true, had moved on Lexington instead of towards Charlottesville, and Sheridan, thus left unsupported, was obliged to return to Grant; while afterwards, when repelled from Lynchburg, Hunter retreated entirely away from the Valley, leaving the route to Washington absolutely open to the enemy. Nevertheless, the invasion of Early had failed, for the very reason which Grant had foreseen. Lee had been so crippled by his losses in the Wilderness that he could not detach a force large enough to endanger Washington without risking his position at Richmond; and when Early reached the capital he found troops assembled there sufficient to repel him. But had Grant moved his arm
ng, and the transfer of the Sixth and Nineteenth corps to his army at Richmond. . . There is now no objective point but Lynchburg, and it cannot be invested on the line of this valley, and the investing army supplied. . . With Crook's force the Val in the battle of Cloyd's Mountain. Afterwards, still in Crook's command, he joined Hunter's army in the march against Lynchburg, was present at the operations in front of that place, and covered the retreat in the difficult and dangerous passage orarily disbanded, and the men allowed to go to their homes. . . Most of the guns which were without horses were sent to Lynchburg by railroad. This was a deplorable state of things, but it could not be avoided, as the horses of the cavalry and artinihilated, but could not be renewed during the war. Washington could never again be threatened from the Shenandoah; and Lynchburg, now become of immense importance to Lee, must remain exposed. The rebels indeed so thoroughly appreciated Grant's p
driven from Richmond, they may fall back to Lynchburg with a part of their force, and attempt a raof bureaux upon the evacuation of Richmond. Lynchburg was the point designated to which stores andarly indicates the intention to fall back to Lynchburg. Sheridan will be at White House to-day. Ithat everything was being sent from there to Lynchburg, and that the place would have been cleaned railroad and the James river canal, capture Lynchburg, if practicable, and then join Sherman, wherr up the railroad to within sixteen miles of Lynchburg. All flour mills, woollen factories, and maevery bridge was burned between Richmond and Lynchburg. But Sheridan's eight pontoons would not ender useless the concentration of troops at Lynchburg. This conception was no sooner formed than that Pickett and Fitz Lee had returned from Lynchburg, and that Longstreet was preparing to move tferred to another field. If he should go to Lynchburg, they will be required where they are. No c[19 more...]
le roads, fifty miles from Richmond, and then move still further south towards Danville, to which point he might hope that Johnston would fall back in order to concentrate the two commands. The Appomattox river, rising in the neighborhood of Lynchburg, and flowing east in a general course, ran directly across Lee's path, and as Grant had possession of the southern bank as far as Sutherland, the rebel general would be obliged to move on the opposite side for more than twenty miles; then, crosble. Grant replied, at 10.20 A. M.: The troops got off from here early, marching by the River and Cox roads. It is understood that the enemy will make a stand at Amelia court-house, with the expectation of holding the road between Danville and Lynchburg. The first object of present movement will be to intercept Lee's army, and the second to secure Burksville. I have ordered the road to be put in order up to the latter place as soon as possible. I shall hold that place if Lee stops at Danvil
ng time to repair damages. Should Lee go to Lynchburg with his whole force, and I get Burksville, failed. The rebel columns now must head for Lynchburg, where there were still some few supplies, ain directly in Farmville. The wagon road to Lynchburg also crosses the Appomattox in the town. Thme effect, and added: The enemy cannot go to Lynchburg, possibly. I think there is no doubt but this time moving against the railroad west of Lynchburg. He had not yet entered the town, but was ct intercept the enemy, and he be forced into Lynchburg, his surrender is then beyond question. Tnd letter, he was far away from Meade on the Lynchburg road, and ignorant that Sheridan was across road over the hills was indeed still open to Lynchburg, and by this route one of Lee's nephews, Genhem with food? There was a train of cars at Lynchburg loaded with rations, which had come from Danfar on their way, as they fondly thought, to Lynchburg; and Lee defiantly informed his pursuer that[4 more...]
n the 20th, and those of Wilson on The 22nd of March. No formidable army opposed either of these commanders, for their expeditions were directed towards the interior of the region which had been stripped bare on account of the exigencies in front of Johnston and Lee. Stoneman marched from East Tennessee, at first into North Carolina, but soon turned northward, and struck the Tennessee and Virginia railroad at various points, destroying the bridges and pushing on to within four miles of Lynchburg, so that all retreat of Lee in that direction was cut off. Then returning to North Carolina in the rear of Johnston, he captured large amounts of scattered stores, fourteen guns, and several thousand prisoners, but was checked by the news of the surrender of both the great rebel armies. On the 27th of March, Canby's force arrived before Mobile; it was in three divisions, commanded by A. J. Smith, Gordon Granger, and Steele. Smith and Granger were ordered to attack Spanish Fort, on the
ubal A., at battle of Wilderness, II., 123; at Spottsylvania, 140, 143-155, 160-206; sent to Valley of Virginia 419; at Lynchburg, 420; pursuit of Hunter, 421, 422; ordered to threaten Washington, 429; his strength at Staunton, 430; movement on Wash Sigel, 202, 417; ordered up alley of Virginia, 402; defeat of rebels at Piedmont, 418; occupies Lexington, 419; before Lynchburg, 420; retreat through the mountains, 421; destruction of rebel factories and stores, 425; in Potomac valley, 497; relieent at mouth of, 447, 448; fate of, decided, 451. Louisiana, the, Butler's powder-ship at Fort Fisher, III., 308. Lynchburg, strategical importance of, II., 334-345; Hunter's movement against, 418-423. Macon, surrender of, III., 638. Marrge, captured by rebels near Atlanta, II., 543; at Louisville, III., 191; delay of, 411; cuts off Lee's retreat towards Lynchburg, 637. Stanley, General D. S., in Thomas's army, III., 185; at Pulaski, 186; at Spring hill, 208. Stuart, General