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urg. But Sheridan's eight pontoons would not reach half way across the James, and his scouts reported the enemy concentrating at Lynchburg from the west, while Pickett's infantry and Fitz Lee's cavalry were moving upon the same point from Richmond. The bridges over the James were destroyed, and Sheridan must either return to Withe Pamunkey river. He was anxious now about the crossing of the Pamunkey, which the enemy was sure to oppose with a heavy force. His scouts notified him that Pickett and Fitz Lee had returned from Lynchburg, and that Longstreet was preparing to move to prevent the passage of the river; but no advance had yet occurred. Sherida rebels could arrive. Custer and Devin accordingly proceeded by different roads towards Ashland, and Longstreet was found only four miles from that place, with Pickett and Johnson's infantry and Fitz Lee's cavalry. The feint had completely succeeded, and Sheridan's course was now entirely clear. One brigade was left to amuse t
tt repulse of rebels on Chamberlain's creek Pickett pierces Sheridan's centre Sheridan attacks iOn the 20th of February the extra-duty men in Pickett and Johnson's divisions were 1,418 in number.n country, and made the rebel progress slow. Pickett's infantry, however, pushed back Gregg and Gi attempt to force the position was repelled. Pickett, with his entire command, was unable to driveary 20th. But Pickett's Report, published in Pickett's Men, puts them at 8,000! of his army to thes in front of Meade, but absolutely to detach Pickett and the cavalry from his army; and Pickett wato quietly move the whole Fifth corps against Pickett's left, and crush the entire rebel command. g Lee directed Pickett to hold Five Forks, Pickett's Men, page 145. and the rebels had accordingSouthside railway, and was the route by which Pickett communicated with Lee. As soon as it was evidand turning the guns at once upon the enemy. Pickett himself was vainly striving to stem the onset[19 more...]
ust have seen was inevitable. On the contrary, he ordered Pickett to return towards Petersburg, Pickett's Report. and lefPickett's Report. and left Longstreet with ten thousand men north of the James, Lee's last return, February 20th, puts Longstreet's effective strength at 7,403, exclusive of Pickett. In emergencies the rebels habitually put their extra-duty men into battle, and these in usual selfcon-troll, for, in his chagrin at the defeat of Pickett, he declared that he would place himself at the head of hix, further to the west, were cut off by Humphreys and Ord. Pickett in the night had endeavored to gather up what he had savedox's divisions, and possibly a few to Anderson's command. Pickett, we have seen, had endeavored to reach Sutherland during t were already in motion to join him on the Appomattox; and Pickett and Bushrod Johnson were heading their scattered troops foighting beyond Petersburg, on the Southside road, in which Pickett's division was said to have met with fearful loss. Nothin
my. He was on the road by which the rebels had retreated from Sutherland the night before, and Pickett and Heth and Wilcox, with the defeated cavalry, were fleeing before him. The rebel artilleristseek was reached, but Sheridan, the inevitable, Sheridan, the inevitable, was in front of us.—Pickett's Men, p.155. was in front with the cavalry, and three corps of the army of the Potomac were in, where the capitulation had been signed. Hither also came Longstreet, Gordon, Heth, Wilcox, Pickett, and other rebel officers of fame, splendid soldiers, who had given their enemies much trouble;y already provided for. Grant attacked in return, with his fiery subordinate, and the defeat of Pickett was instantly followed by the assaults on Petersburg. Not a moment was left the rebel chief to recover from the effect of the disaster at Five Forks, either to bring back Pickett, or himself to move in prompt endeavor to escape; but while Lee was still stunned and bewildered by the immensity
sted MenOfficers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men.Aggregate.Officers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men. General Staff1331111112121212 Lt-General J. Longstreet commanding. Staff112313111141441814 Pickett's Divisi'n13419612133044,7611840012895151218806,1776,5571032,0311016509,4426,520 Field's Divisi'n251145423414,436272722455814274395,2935,7323024,079721,32311,5085,797 Kershaw's Divisi'n123212514312062,96714227255867552863,8354,1212163,1361001,'s division came up, and a very handsome fight occurred. The enemy have gained some ground; but we still hold in front of Dinwiddie court-house, and Davies and Devin are coming down the Boydton plank-road to join us. The opposing force was Pickett's division, Wise's independent brigade, and Fitz Lee's, Rosser's, and W. H. F. Lee's cavalry commands. The men have behaved splendidly. Our loss in killed and wounded will probably number four hundred and fifty men; very few men were lost as
ore's movement against, 344; condition of, June 14, 1864, 355; rebel fortifications at, 358; Meade's assaults, 361, 377-379; movements of June 22 and 23, 383-386; difficulty of enveloping, 399; Burnside's mine, 465-499; defences of, III., 2, 5, 6 manoeuvres before, September and October, 1864, 68-123; criticism of Grant's operations against, 127-134; Grant's forces before, March, 1865, 438-444-452; final assaults, 502-533; fall of, 533; Grant enters, 536. Piedmont, battle of II., 418. Pickett, General George E., at Five Forks, III., 467; at battle of Dinwiddie, 470; at battle of Five Forks, 484; narrow escape of, 493; crosses the Appomattox, 518; flight before Sheridan, 547. Pillow General G. J., at Fort Donelson, i. . 48. Pillow, fort, capture of, II., 54-56. Plymouth, capture of, II., 57. Pocotaligo, seizure of, III., 371. Polk, General L., breach of neutrality by, i., 11. Pope, General John, at siege of Corinth, i., 100; ordered to Virginia, 107. Port Gib