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hoped to cross the river and get on the Southside railroad about Farmville, and destroy it to Appomattox Court-house the only thing left forieces of artillery. General Ord advanced from Burkesville toward Farmville, sending two regiments of infantry, and a squadron of cavalry, untroy the bridges. This advance met the head of Lee's column near Farmville, which it heroically attacked and detained until General Read wasxth corps, General Ord's command, and one division of cavalry, on Farmville, and the Second corps by the High Bridge road. It was soon foundossed over. The Sixth corps and a division of cavalry crossed at Farmville to its support. Feeling now that General Lee's chance of escaptterly hopeless, I addressed him the following communication from Farmville: April 7, 1865. General: The result of the last week muEarly on the morning of the eighth, before leaving, I received at Farmville the following: April 7, 1865. General: I have received
th directions to rejoin him at Scottsville. General Merritt thoroughly accomplished his orders, destroying all large flour-mills, woollen factories, and manufacturing establishments, tearing up and demolishing all the locks on the James river canal from Scottsville to Newmarket. I had directed him to try and obtain possession of the bridge across the James river at Duiguidsville, intending to hold it and strike the South-side railroad at Appomattox depot, and follow up its destruction to Farmville, where the High bridge crosses the Appomattox. A bold dash was made to secure this bridge, but without avail, as the enemy had covered it with inflammable materials and set it on fire the instant their scouts signalled the approach of our forces; they also and by the same means burned the bridge across the James river at Hard wicksville, leaving me master of all the country north of the James river. My eight pontoons would not reach half way across the river, and my scouts from Lynchburg
, intelligence was received that Lee had moved from Amelia Court-house toward Farmville.The direction of the corps was changed, and the six corps moved from the righ Humphreys came up with the enemy at the intersection of the High bridge and Farmville roads, where he was found intrenched behind rail breastworks, evidently makinaching this point Humphreys had detached Barlow's division to the left toward Farmville. Near Farmville Barlow found the enemy, who was about evacuating the place, part of Miles' division. The Sixth corps moved early in the morning toward Farmville, but finding the road occupied, first by the cavalry and subsequently by the e the enemy's trains were discovered moving in the direction of Burksville or Farmville, escorted by heavy masses of infantry and cavalry, and it soon became evidentrook continued the direct pursuit, encountering the main body of the enemy at Farmville, and again on the north side of the Appomattox, where the enemy's trains were