Grant and His Campaigns, p. 348. on the evening of the 14th, and being reinforced by Kautz's Division of Cavalry and Hink's Division of Negro Infantry, was at once directed to cross the Aiver was effected during the same night, and early on the 15th, Smith advanced in three columns, Kautz with his horsemen covering his left.
Now Hancock's entire corps had been ferried to the south s 8,000 men in all, but this seems, on Investigation, an over-estimate. consisting of his own and Kautz's divisions, was dispatched to destroy the Weldon road farther to the south, and thence, by a wito the Southside road.
Here, while tearing up the rails at Blacks-and-whites, having dispatched Kautz, meanwhile, to destroy the junction of the Southside and Danville roads at Burkeville, he was shispatch, June 25th, 1864. Wilson reached Meherrin Station on the Danville road the same day, and Kautz having rejoined him, the two columns pushed on rapidly to Staunton River Bridge.
But the local