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did not stay to ascertain their character, neither by landing nor by inquiry, for he assumed that on the Kentucky bank of the river there could be no loyalty. The result mortified the captain intensely; and deeming his convoy of little further use, he steamed toward Cairo in quest of other imaginary batteries, while I re-embarked at Caseyville, and continued up the Ohio undisturbed. About three miles below Cincinnati I received instructions to halt, and next day I was ordered by Major-General H. G. Wright to take my troops back to Louisville, and there assume command of the Pea Ridge Brigade, composed of the Second and Fifteenth Missouri, Thirty-sixth and Forty-fourth Illinois infantry, and of such other regiments as might be sent me in advance of the arrival of General Buell's army. When I reached Louisville I reported to Major-General William Nelson, who was sick, and who received me as he lay in bed. He asked me why I did not wear the shoulder-straps of my rank. I answered t
am holding Cold Harbor. I have captured this morning more prisoners; they belong to three different infantry brigades. The enemy assaulted the right of my lines this morning, but were handsomely repulsed. I have been very apprehensive, but General Wright is now coming up. I built slight works for my men; the enemy came up to them, and were driven back. General Wright has, just arrived. P. H. Sheridan, Major-General Commanding. About 10 o'clock in the morning the Sixth Corps relievedGeneral Wright has, just arrived. P. H. Sheridan, Major-General Commanding. About 10 o'clock in the morning the Sixth Corps relieved Torbert and Davies, having marched all night, and these two generals moving out toward the Chickahominy covered the left of the infantry line till Hancock's corps took their place in the afternoon. By this time Gregg had joined me with his two brigades, and both Torbert and Gregg were now marched to Prospect Church, from which point I moved them to a position on the north side of the Chickahominy at Bottom's bridge. Here the enemy's cavalry confronted us, occupying the south bank of the strea
in Washington and Baltimore; and the imaginary dangers vanished only with the appearance of General Wright, who, with the Sixth Corps and one division of the Nineteenth Corps, pushed out to attack Ead that he was being followed by General Crook with the combined troops of Hunter and Sigel only, Wright having returned to Washington under orders to rejoin Meade at Petersburg. This reduction of theenth Corps, and two divisions from West Virginia. The Sixth Corps was commanded by Major-General Horatio G. Wright; its three divisions by BrigadierGenerals David A. Russell, Geo. W. Getty, and Jamef of cavalry, and General Wesley Merritt succeeded to the command of Torbert's division. General Wright, the commander of the Sixth Corps, was an officer of high standing in the Corps of Engineerscommission, but my assignment by the President to the command of the army in the valley met with Wright's approbation, and, so far as I have ever known, he never questioned the propriety of the Presid
e, going into position near White Post. The Sixth Corps, under General Wright, moved by way of Charlestown and Summit Point to Clifton; Gener was turned to the left and ordered to Stony Point, while Emory and Wright, marching to the left also, were directed to take post on the nighty was ordered to retire to Winchester on the night of the 15th, and Wright and Crook to follow through Winchester to Clifton the next night. moved from Winchester to Berryville, and the same morning Crook and Wright reached Winchester, having started from Cedar Creek the day before. From Winchester, Crook and Wright resumed their march toward Clifton, Wright, who had the rear guard, getting that day as far as the BerryviWright, who had the rear guard, getting that day as far as the Berryville crossing of the Opequon, where he was ordered to remain, while Crook went ahead till he reached the vicinity of Berryville. On the aftern infantry to take up the CliftonBerryville line, and that afternoon Wright went into position at Clifton, Crook occupied Berryville, and Emory
tes Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps: Major-General Horatio G. Wright. escort: First Michigan Cavalry, Company G, Lieutenantound beyond the gorge, the two infantry corps, under command of General Wright, were expected to press on after and occupy Wilson's ground, wdirected him to attack the moment all of Duval's men were in line. Wright was instructed to advance in concert with Crook, by swinging Emory left, Crook pressed forward without even a halt. Both Emory and Wright took up the fight as ordered, and as they did so I sent word to Wiln's left, forcing these divisions to give way, and as they retired, Wright, in a vigorous attack, quickly broke Rodes up and pressed Ramseur svalry began passing around his left flank, and as Crook, Emory, and Wright attacked in front, panic took possession of the enemy, his troops, ult of the battle, and General Crook conducted me to the home of Miss Wright, where I met for the first time the woman who had contributed so
sion was followed by the infantry, Emory's and Wright's columns marching abreast in the open countrye to dislodge him, and later in the day, after Wright and Emory came up, Torbert shifted Merritt oved took up the ground the cavalry was vacating, Wright posting his own corps to the west of the Vallelay concealed all day the 21st. This same day Wright and Emory were moved up closer to the Confeder Early's artillery was massed. Soon after General Wright had established this line I rode with him ing Run, I directed this also to be occupied. Wright soon carried the point, which gave us an unobshe fields and over the roads toward Woodstock, Wright and Emory in hot pursuit. Battle-field of 0th was carried out to the very letter by Generals Wright, Crook, and Emory, not only in all their nfederates, too fleet for us, got away; so General Wright halted the infantry not far from Edinburg,valley through New Market, closely followed by Wright and Emory, their artillery on the pike and the
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. G. Wright, Major-General Commanding. Major-General P.9, 1864. Army of the Shenandoah. Major-General Horatio G. Wright.[Commanded during General Sheridadier-General George W. Getty. (3) Major-General Horatio G. Wright. escort. First Michigan Cavalry the Nineteenth Corps and the two divisions of Wright's corps brought to the front, so they could bewever, that most of his troops were gone. General Wright came up a little later, when I saw that he chin so as to draw the blood plentifully. Wright gave me a hurried account of the day's events,ld be placed. Having done this, I ordered General Wright to resume command of the Sixth Corps, and position as he gained the Valley pike, and General Wright was thus forced to order the withdrawal ofs troops had been driven from their camps, General Wright endeavored to form a line with the Sixth C's division, aided by Torbert's cavalry, which Wright had ordered to the left early in the action, t[1 more...]
me also from the anxiety growing out of the letter received at Hancock Station the night of the 28th; so, notwithstanding the suspicions excited by some of my staff concerning the Virginia feather-bed that had been assigned me, I turned in at a late hour and slept most soundly. The night of the 29th the left of General Grant's infantry-Warren's corps-rested on the Boydton road, not far from its intersection with the Quaker road. Humphreys's corps was next to Warren; then came Ord, next Wright, and then Parke, with his right resting on the Appomattox. The moving of Warren and Humphreys to the left during the day was early discovered by General Lee. He met it by extending the right of his infantry on the White Oak road, while drawing in the cavalry of W. H. F. Lee and Rosser along the south bank of Stony Creek to cover a crossroads called Five Forks, to anticipate me there; for assuming that my command was moving in conjunction with the infantry, with the ultimate purpose of stri
he afternoon of the 2d, though before that Parke, Ord, and Wright had carried his outer intrenchments at several points, thuth a vim any place you may dictate, so when I sent word to Wright of the enemy's isolation, and asked him to hurry on with aas posted, so as Seymour's division arrived I directed General Wright to put it on the right of the road, while Wheaton's mealizing its importance, sent directions immediately to General Wright to make his report of the engagement to the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, assuming that Wright was operating independently of me in the face of Grant's despatch of 2 o'clock, which said that Wright was following the cavalry and would go in with a vim wherever I dictated. Wright could not dWright could not do else than comply with Meade's orders in the case, and I, being then in ignorance of Meade's reasons for the assumption, co: about 5 P. M. April 6th 1875. taken place, by requiring Wright to send a report of the battle through me. What he then di
he time for the election of delegates to the State convention. In accomplishing the registration there had been little opposition from the mass of the people, but the press of New Orleans, and the office-holders and office-seekers in the State generally, antagonized the work bitterly and violently, particularly after the promulgation of the opinion of the Attorney-General. These agitators condemned everybody and everything connected with the Congressional plan of reconstruc- General Horatio G. Wright. tion; and the pernicious influence thus exerted was manifested in various ways, but most notably in the selection of persons to compose the jury lists in the country parishes. It also tempted certain municipal officers in New Orleans to perform illegal acts that would seriously have affected the credit of the city had matters not been promptly corrected by the summary removal from office of the comptroller and the treasurer, who had already issued a quarter of a million dollars