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movement against Petersburg at all in contravention of the 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 thtry. To this Grant replied: If you can possibly subsist your army at the front for a few days more, do it, and make a great effort to destroy the roads about Charlottesville, and the canal, wherever your cavalry can reach it. Sheridan accordingly pushed on to the head of the Valley, and from Harrisonburg, a hundred and four miles
pter 27: Grant directs Sheridan to move upon Charlottesville Sheridan recommends reduction of his command Lee reiit, and make a great effort to destroy the roads about Charlottesville, east of the Blue Ridge. Sheridan, however, was opposarmy through the mountain passes on to the railroad at Charlottesville is such that I regard it as impracticable with my prest. The enemy have entirely left his front and gone to Charlottesville or Gordonsville. Early was driven out of the Valley, s Gap in the night, and has probably taken position at Charlottesville, and will probably fortify, holding Waynesboroa and Rorepared to advance on to that road at Gordonsville and Charlottesville at any time the enemy weakens himself sufficiently to as a base for further operations upon Gordonsville and Charlottesville. It must be strongly fortified and provisioned. Someintended to push Torbert through Chester Gap as far as Charlottesville, in accordance with Grant's views, although he disagre
ndition, and how they will respond to the demand which the public safety requires. On the day on which this letter was read, Grant had advices from Sheridan, and telegraphed to Stanton: Last Tuesday Sheridan met Early between Staunton and Charlottesville, and defeated him, capturing nearly his entire command. . . . I think there is no doubt Sheridan will at least succeed in destroying the James river canal. On the 12th, he received further intelligence. Sheridan had been extremely successf. The battle of Waynesboro was fought on the 2nd of March, and before the month was over, Early was relieved from all command, by express direction of Lee. The prisoners were sent back to Winchester, under guard, and the advance moved to Charlottesville, where the incessant rains had created such a depth of mud that the command was obliged to wait two days for the trains to pass the mountains. This delay compelled Sheridan to abandon the idea of capturing Lynchburg, where the rebels were n
national hands, 101. Sheridan, General P. H., relations with Grant, i., 488; II., 42, 502; III., 18, 19, 35, 36, 82, 88, 89, 451, 456, 650; attack on rebel front at Chattanooga, i., 489; pursuit after the victory, 512; in command of cavalry in army of Potomac, II., 42; battle of the Wilderness, 103; battle of Todd's tavern, 134; important change of orders of; by Meade, 139; movement to James river, 148, 237-241; battle at Hawe's shop, 269; capture of Old Cold Harbor, 274; ordered to Charlottesville, 334; raid to Trevillian station, 393-404; battle of Darbytown, 471; in command of Middle Military Division, 499; achievements of cavalry in three months, 499; personal and military characteristics of, 500; pursuit of Early, 512; thrown on defensive, 512; movements in Shenandoah Valley, III., 19-38; battle of Winchester, 29, 30; pursuit of Early's army, 31; battle of Fisher's hill, 31-33; effect of successes of, at North, 34; retrograde movement, 85; summoned to Washington, 89; battle o