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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
ing and Hampton following. The bridge over the Meherrin was saved. Our loss, as far as known, was small. The garrison, under Garnett, and the reserves, behaved well. R. E. Lee. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, December 10th, 1864. Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War.Dinwiddie Court House. To-day our cavalry, reinforced by infantry, drove them back across Hatcher's Run, capturing a few prisoners and reestablish-ing our lines. R. E. Lee. December 13 Cloudy and cold, but wind southeast. The sullen sound of cannon heard this morning as usual down the river. I hear of no active operations there, although the ground is sufficiently frozen to bear horses and artillery. Rumors of successes on the part of Sherman near Savannah are still in circulation.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
as received to-day of the sudden death of Brig.- Gen. Winder, in Georgia; from apoplexy, it is supposed. He was in command of the prisons, with his staff of Plug Uglies around him, and Cashmeyer, their sutler. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, February 6th, 1865. General S. Cooper. The enemy moved in strong force yesterday to Hatcher's Run. Part of his infantry, with Gregg's cavalry, crossed and proceeded on the Vaughan Road — the infantry to Cattail Creek, the cavalry to Dinwiddie Court House, when its advance encountered a portion of our cavalry, and retreated. In the afternoon, parts of Hill's and Gordon's troops demonstrated against the enemy on the left of Hatcher's Run, near Armstrong's Mill. Finding him intrenched, they were withdrawn after dark. During the night, the force that had advanced beyond the creek retired to it, and were reported to be recrossing. This morning, Pegram's division moved down the right bank of the creek to reconnoiter, when it was
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 49 (search)
pensive-too much for the whistle? Shad are selling at $50 per pair. If Richmond should be left to strictly military rule, I hope it will rule the prices. It is reported that Gen. Johnston has fallen back on Weldon; some suppose to attack Grant's rear, but no doubt it is because he is pressed by Sherman with superior numbers. A dispatch from Gen. Lee, to-day, states the important fact that Grant's left wing (cavalry and infantry) passed Hatcher's Run this morning, marching to Dinwiddie C. H. The purpose is to cut the South Side and Danville Roads; and it may be accomplished, for we have here no adequate force of cavalry to oppose Sheridan; and it may be possible, if Sheridan turns his head this way, that shell may be thrown into the city. At all events, he may destroy some bridges-costing him dear. But pontoon bridges were sent up the Danville Road yesterday and to-day, in anticipation, beyond the bridges to be destroyed. March 30 Raining rapidly, and warm. Agai