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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
th the divisions of Bartlett and Crawford, of the Fifth. Miles carried the Point designated, drove the Confederates across Hatcher's Run, and pursued them sharply to Sutherland's Station on the South side railroad, well up toward Petersburg. When about to attack them there, Humphreys reclaimed miles's division, when Sheridan returned to the five Forks, and then, with the Fifth Corps, took a route across the South side railway at Ford's and Wilson's stations, to strike the Confederates at Sutherland's, in the rear. Miles, by Humphreys's order, had, meanwhile, attacked and routed the foe, capturing two guns and six hundred men. And so it was, that on the 2d of April, 1865. the South side railway was First struck at three points and the long coveted triumph in cutting that very important line of Lee's communications, was achieved. At about the same time the Confederate lines at the South of Petersburg were assaulted by Gibbon's division of Ord's command, and Forts Gregg and Alexander