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
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.