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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 4 (search)
the road, finding it again, tearing our clothes among trees and bushes, then coming to cavalry pickets and finally to Todd's Tavern, where General Gregg had his Headquarters, with his division of cavalry camped about there. . . . There was a porch i A little before two we moved Headquarters down the Piney Branch Church road, south, to near its junction with the Todd's Tavern road. Meantime the 6th Corps had come up and formed on the left of Warren, the lines running in a general easterly areme left; Sedgwick and Warren respectively occupied the left and right centre, while Hancock, in the neighborhood of Todd's Tavern, covered the right flank; for you will remember that the Rebel columns were still moving down the Parker's Store roadinforcements. You will notice that the army was gradually shifting to the left, having now given up the Po River and Todd's Tavern road. May 16.--Mott's division, that had hitherto behaved so badly, was broken up and put with Birney — a sad reco
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
dy as ever, issuing orders for the advance, with his eyes wide open, as much as to say; Sleep — don't mention it! At one in the morning, sure enough, he moved; but had not got a mile, when, behold the whole of Merritt's division of cavalry, filing in from a side road, and completely closing the way! That's the way with those cavalry bucks: they bother and howl about infantry not being up to support them, and they are precisely the people who always are blocking up the way; it was so at Todd's Tavern, and here again, a year after. They are arrant boasters, and, to hear Sheridan's Staff talk, you would suppose his ten thousand mounted carbineers had crushed the entire Rebellion. Whereas they are immediately cleaned out, the moment they strike a good force of foot-men, and then they cry wolf merrily. The plain truth is, they are useful and energetic fellows, but commit the error of thinking they can do everything and that no one else does do anything. Well, Humphreys could not stir
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
1. Stuart, James Ewell Brown, 18; death, 125. Summerhayes, John Wyer, 268. Sumner, Charles, 78. Surgeon, English fusileer, 115. Sutherland's station, 339, 341. Swede, a visiting, 41, 63; indignation of a, 262. Sykes, George, 34, 52, 53, 60, 80; visited, 8; at dinner, 72. Ta, the, 119. Thanksgiving Day, 278. Thatcher, Horace Kellogg, 171. Theatre, engineers', 311. Thomas, George Henry, 296. Thomas, Henry Goddard, 211. Thomas, Lorenzo, 290. Thompson, —, 130. Todd's Tavern, 103. Tompkins, Charles H., 112. Townsend, Charles, 22. Trobriand, Philippe Regis de, 256. Trowbridge, —, 312. Tyler, John, 159. Tyler, —, 185. Tyler house, 121. Upton, Emory, 109. Vermont captain, exploit of a, 174. Via's house, 140. Virginia, devastation, 48; houses, 301. Volunteers, 209. Votes, fraudulent, 263. Wadsworth, James Samuel, 90, 180. Wadsworth, Craig, 125. Wainwright, Charles Sheils, 296. Walker, Mary E., 6n. Wall house, 339. Wallace, Lewis, 185<