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break it up, while Sheridan made a left half wheel of the main line of battle to support him. Crook advanced with spirit, forcing the enemy rapidly from his position, and at the same moment Torbert's. cavalry came sweeping up the Martinsburg road, overlapping Early's left, and driving the rebel cavalry before them in a confused mass, through the broken infantry. Sheridan now rode rapidly along the line of the Sixth and Nineteenth corps, to order their advance, and at the same time directed Wilson to push to the left with a division of cavalry, and gain the roads leading south from Winchester. Then returning to the right, where the battle was still raging, he ordered Torbert to charge with the remainder of the cavalry. Torbert advanced simultaneously with the infantry. The country was entirely open, and the movement could be distinctly seen by the enemy. Unable to resist any longer, crowded on both flanks, and fearful of being surrounded, the rebels everywhere broke, and as Sherid
to act with you on Savannah. Your movements therefore will be independent of mine; at least until the fall of Richmond takes place. I am afraid Thomas, with such lines of road as he has to protect, could not prevent Hood from going north. With Wilson turned loose with all your cavalry, you will find the rebels put much more on the defensive than heretofore. Wilson had been sent from Sheridan's army a few days before, to take command of Sherman's cavalry. Sherman, with his usual ardor, Wilson had been sent from Sheridan's army a few days before, to take command of Sherman's cavalry. Sherman, with his usual ardor, had not waited for Grant's reply, but on the 11th, he sent the following despatch, dated the same hour with Grant's—eleven A. M. Hood moved his army from Palmetto station, across by Dallas and Cedartown, and is now on the Coosa river, south of Rome. He threw one corps on my road at Ackworth, and I was forced to follow. I hold Atlanta with the Twentieth corps, and have strong detachments along my line. This reduces my active force to a comparatively small army. We cannot remain here on the d
may do a good deal of damage, and I have sent Wilson back with all dismounted cavalry, retaining on was dispatched with the same destination, and Wilson was sent back to Nashville with all dismounted I hope you will adopt Grant's idea of turning Wilson loose, When Sherman originally proposed to rst destroyed. It was then that he said: With Wilson turned loose with all your cavalry, you will fve than hitherto. This is the only mention of Wilson's name in Grant's despatches for weeks, and it911 in the Fourth corps, and 5,328 cavalry. Wilson says, in his official report, that on the 23rdve been more than 7,000 strong. Schofield and Wilson, however, both estimated it at 10,000. The Until Smith could arrive from Missouri and Wilson remount his cavalry, Schofield's force was theNovember, his command was still at St. Louis. Wilson, too, had great difficulty in remounting his csaid: As soon as Smith's troops arrive and General Wilson has the balance of his cavalry mounted, I [1 more...]
ll greatly outnumber mine, until I can get General Wilson's force back from Louisville.—Thomas to Hay's Mills, where the rebel army was crossing. Wilson was cut off, and no communication could be had. I therefore think it best to wait here until Wilson equips all his cavalry. If Hood attacks me hentil the five thousand could reach him. As General Wilson's cavalry force also made only about one-fluding the infantry force at Murfreesboroa. Wilson states in his official report, that after the urther delay. It was not till the 22nd that Wilson and Wood were ordered forward, the infantry monce of the national cavalry, and never allowed Wilson again to strike the main command. Twice, in nck to Dalton, on the Chattanooga railroad, and Wilson to send one division of cavalry to Eastport, a icy streams—did more injury to the enemy than Wilson's pursuing column. Thomas's strategy in thered was a somewhat more efficient cavalry; and Wilson's cavalry was not engaged on either day of the[33 more...]<
ign, and before, I have been attempting to get something done at the West, both to co-operate with you, and to take advantage of the enemy's weakness there to accomplish results favorable to us. Knowing Thomas to be slow beyond excuse, I depleted his army to reinforce Canby so that he might act from Mobile bay in the interior. With all I have said, he had not moved at last advices. Canby was sending a force of about seven thousand men from Vicksburg towards Selma. I ordered Thomas to send Wilson from Eastport towards the same point, and to get him off as soon after the 20th of February as possible. He telegraphed me that he would be off by that date. He is not yet started [March 16], or had not at last advices. I ordered him to send Stoneman from East Tennessee into North-West South Carolina, to be there about the time you would reach Columbia. He could either have drawn off the enemy's cavalry from you, or would have succeeded in destroying railroads, supplies, and other mater
le, however, that the cavalry should have precedence, and Humphreys accordingly gave way, but took advantage of the enforced halt to issue rations to his command. Between seven and eight A. M. he moved again. At night on the 4th, Grant was at Wilson's station, on the Southside road, with the army of the James, twenty-seven miles from Petersburg, and twenty-five from Burksville station—seventeen from the last camp. All day he had evidence of the spirit of his soldiers. Everywhere the nationght, reported that Davis and his cabinet had passed through Burksville at three A. M. the day before, on their way south. Before daylight on the 5th, Grant received Meade's dispatch of the night before, and replied at once, from his bivouac at Wilson's station: Your note of 10.45 last night and order for movement this morning is received. I do not see that greater efforts can be made than you are making to get up with the enemy. We want to reach the remnant of Lee's army wherever it may be
o their designed development. The forces of Stoneman and Canby moved on the 20th, and those of Wilson on The 22nd of March. No formidable army opposed either of these commanders, for their expediti and four thousand prisoners; but the bulk of the garrison, nine thousand in number, escaped. Wilson's command, consisting of twelve thousand five hundred mounted men, marched south from the Tennesousand cavalry-men, and altogether his numbers amounted to seven thousand. On the 1st of April, Wilson encountered this enemy at Ebenezer Church, and drove him across the Cahawba river in confusion. cavalry career was checked by news of the armistice between Johnston and Sherman, which included Wilson's command. In twenty-eight days the cavalry had marched five hundred and twenty-five miles, andthat the lesser rebels yielded. Johnston was absolutely surrounded, for Stoneman and Thomas and Wilson were in his rear, while Sherman was in front, and Meade and Sheridan were approaching from the N
ston's retreat. Beauregard has telegraphed to Danville that a new arrangement has been made with Sherman, and that the advance of the Sixth corps was to be suspended until further orders. I have telegraphed back to obey no orders of Sherman, but to push forward as rapidly as possible. The bankers here have information to-day that Jeff Davis's specie is moving south from Goldsboroa, in wagons, as fast as possible. I suggest that orders be telegraphed, through General Thomas, that Wilson obey no orders from Sherman, and notifying him and Canby, and all commanders on the Mississippi, to take measures to intercept the rebel chiefs and their plunder. The specie taken with them is estimated here at from six to thirteen million dollars. H. W. Halleck, Major—General commanding. General Sherman to General Grant. Headquarters, military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 28, 1865. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, General-in-Chief, Washing
nville railroad, route and importance of, II., 292; Wilson's movement against, 403-412; Sheridan ordered again Wade, attack on Gregg, II., 397; movements against Wilson's expedition, 412; sent to Augusta to organize cava on Petersburg II., 344; at Ream's station, 404: in Wilson's raid, 404-409; at Darbytown, III., 70. Kenesawt of June 22, 1864, 384; at St. Mary's church, 398; Wilson's raid, 411; at battle of Darbytown, 471; at CemeteAppomattox campaign, 442; at Five Forks, 495; under Wilson, March, 1865, 637. Nelson, General, William, crostation, 392-398, in February, 1865, III., 412-417; Wilson's, 403-412; Grant's opinions of, 412, 413. Ransoutler, 257; Grant's intention of seizing, 377, 382; Wilson's raid upon, 403-412; attempts to reach, October, 1ovements against, 368, 380; fill of, 381. Wilson, General J. H., in Yazoo pass 168-171; in command of divisiment towards Weldon road, 383-386; moves to support Wilson, 404; at defences of Washington, 444; at mouth of V