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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
moved up the south bank of the Appomattox. General Lee was not able to concentrate all his troops e naval battalion of Commodore Tucker to General Custis Lee's division. The troops, though suffe in two columns south of Appomattox parallel to Lee's route north of it-one under Ord up the Southsixth Infantry Corps, on a route between Ord and Lee. These movements directly west, if properly madoad, seven miles from Amelia Court House, where Lee was that morningon the afternoon of the 4th, wi late in the afternoon of the 5th. The last of Lee's force, Ewell, it will be remembered, did not elia Court House until noon that day. Still, if Lee's supplies had been there as ordered, he might rdered to be placed at Amelia Court House, says Lee, nearly twenty-four hours were lost in endeavor. There is some mystery about these supplies. Lee ordered them to be sent there from Danville, fos about-Kershaw on the right of the road and Custis Lee on the left, the navy battalion in rear of h[7 more...]