ayed them—during the long night-watches of the siege of Petersburg.
Even when Grant had thrown himself on his bed, one of his staff remained on duty outside his tent, till morning.
We had learned of plots to capture prominent officers;
Generals Crook and Kelley had thus been abducted from Cumberland, Maryland, by rebel raiders. on a dark night some tiny craft from Richmond might elude the vigilance of the fleet, and a spy or a traitor might be found willing to risk his own life for the chr General Thomas to abandon all the railroad from Columbia to Decatur, thence to Stevenson.
This will give him much additional force.
At the same time Grant planned the transfer of A. J. Smith and Mower's commands from Missouri to Tennessee: If Crook goes to Missouri, he will drive Price out of the country in time to send A. J. Smith and Mower to Tennessee, before Hood can get far, even if Sherman's movements do not turn him, as I think they will.
Canby's forces also will be relieved for op
orks, 482, 487, 490, 494.
Crittenden, General T. S., crosses the North Anna, II., 231; at battle of Cold Harbor, 295.
Crocker General M. M., engages rebels at Jackson, i., 44; Grant's opinion of, 246; at Champion's hill, 264-267.
Crook, General, George, in Valley of Virginia, II., 416; in army of the Shenandoah, 504; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; at Fisher's Hill, 32; at Cedar creek, 93; ordered to Jetersville, 549; at battle of Sailor's creek, 573; in pursuit of Lee on the Appomaty of Virginia 419; at Lynchburg, 420; pursuit of Hunter, 421, 422; ordered to threaten Washington, 429; his strength at Staunton, 430; movement on Washington, 439; retreat to Valley, 446; at Strasburg, 450; returns to Potomac, 452 469,492; drives Crook's column at Kernstown, 493; sends McCausland to burn Chambersburg, Pa., 493; necessity for defeat of, III., 18; Anderson and Fitz-Lee reinforce army of, 19; second movement against Washington, 19-22; movements on Potomac, 22-28; battle of Winches