l: In advance of a detailed report, I have determined to give you an informal account of the recent disasters to my command, which I have not had leisure to do before.
On the 17th of September, I moved two divisions-Rhodes's and Gordon's—from Stevenson's depot, where they, together with Breckenridge's division, were encamped (Ramseur's being at Winchester, to cover the road from Berryville), to Bunker Hill; and, on the 18th, I moved Gordon's division, with a part of Lomax's cavalry, to Martinsburg, to thwart efforts that were reported to be making to repair the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
This expedition was successful, and the bridge over Back creek was burned by a brigade of cavalry sent there.
On the evening of the 18th, Rhodes was moved back to Stevenson's depot, and Gordon to Bunker Hill, with orders to start at daylight to return to his camp at Stevenson's depot, which place he reached at a very early hour next morning.
About the time of Gordon's arrival on that morning,
ties, 630; terms disapproved by government, 631; President Johnson's action towards, 631; denounced by Stanton, 63; protected by Grant, 635; error in judgment of, 635; Grant's indignation at Stanton's treatment of, 636; final conference with Johnston, 633.
Shiloh, battle of, i., 72-95; determination of troops on both sides, 95; false reports at the West of, 100.
Sigel, General, Franz, in Valley of Virginia, II., 416; beaten by Breckenridge, 417; superseded by Hunter, 417-; evacuates Martinsburg, 432; removal from command, 436.
Signals, in use by both armies, the same code of, II., 222.
Slavery, cause of the rebellion, i., 2.
Slaves rebel proposal to arm?
III., 352; rebel apprehension regarding, 354; conduct of, during the war, 355; arming the, 356.
Slocum, General II.
W., takes possession of Atlanta, II., 546; in command of Sherman's left wing in march to sea, III., 283; in front of Savannah, 295; in campaign north of Savannah, 373; at battle of Averysboro, 428; at