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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 206 0 Browse Search
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 156 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 114 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 80 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 64 0 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 36 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 32 0 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 32 0 Browse Search
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e south bank of Stony Creek to cover a crossroads called Five Forks, to anticipate me there; for assuming that my command wae was ordered at this same time from Sunderland depot to Five Forks, and its chief placed in command of all the mounted trooas far as the White Oak road to make a reconnoissance to Five Forks, Crook being instructed to send Davies's brigade to suppun, in order to get in communication with his friends at Five Forks. The rain that had been falling all night gave no siement of infantry, he replied that I would have to seize Five Forks with the cavalry alone. On my way back to Dinwiddie the Dabney road I sent Colonel Newhall out on it toward Five Forks, with orders for Merritt to develop the enemy's positiontroops up. Merritt was halted at the intersection of the Five Forks and Gravelly Church roads when Newhall delivered the ordishing was brought on, Gibbs driving the Confederates to Five Forks, where he found them behind a line of breast-works runni
ed reinforced by the Fifth Corps battle of Five Forks turning the Confederate left an unqualifiemake reconnoissances preparatory to securing Five Forks, and about 9 o'clock Merritt started for thebeen in reserve near the intersection of the Five Forks and Dabney roads, and directing Merritt to he, took position on the left of the road to Five Forks in some open ground along the crest of a genl feeling sure that he would not give up the Five Forks crossroads without a fight, I pressed him ba I felt certain the enemy would fight at Five Forks-he had to-so, while we were getting up to hiide the intrenchments, pushing to and beyond Five Forks, capturing thousands of prisoners. The onlyg the movements terminating in the battle of Five Forks, with reference to the direct subjects of its. It is a long time since the battle of Five Forks was fought, and during the time that has elaervice, but in the clash of arms at and near Five Forks, March 31 and April 1, 1865, his personal ac[6 more...]
Chapter VII Result of the battle of Five Forks retreat of Lee an Intercepted despatch at Amelia Court House battle of Sailor's Creek the Confederates' stubborn resistance a complete victory importance of the battle. When the news of the battle at Five Forks reached General Grant, he realized that the decisive character of our victory would necessitate the immediate abandonment of Richmond and Petersburg by the enemy; and fearing that Lee would escape without further injury, assault next morning the whole intrenched line, But Lee could not retreat at once. He had not anticipated disaster at Five Forks, and hence was unprepared to withdraw on the moment; and the necessity of getting off his trains and munitions of war, od feeling a desideratum just then, and wishing to avoid wrangles, I faced the Fifth Corps about and marched it down to Five Forks, and out the Ford road to the crossing of Hatcher's Run. After we had gone, General Grant, intending this quarter of t