hide Sorting

You can sort these results in two ways:

By entity
Chronological order for dates, alphabetical order for places and people.
By position (current method)
As the entities appear in the document.

You are currently sorting in ascending order. Sort in descending order.

hide Most Frequent Entities

The entities that appear most frequently in this document are shown below.

Entity Max. Freq Min. Freq
U. S. Grant 948 0 Browse Search
R. E. Lee 583 5 Browse Search
Sheridan 470 8 Browse Search
Sam Grant 374 0 Browse Search
Billy Sherman 355 1 Browse Search
W. S. Hancock 330 0 Browse Search
Meade 325 43 Browse Search
Halleck Grant 294 0 Browse Search
Warren 252 4 Browse Search
Washington (United States) 242 0 Browse Search
View all entities in this document...

Browsing named entities in a specific section of General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant. Search the whole document.

Found 292 total hits in 63 results.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
William F. Smith (search for this): chapter 29
ir. A regiment now broke forth with the song of John Brown's body, and soon a whole division was shouting the swelling chorus of that popular air, which had risen to the dignity of a national anthem. The night march had become a grand review, with Grant as the reviewing officer. Ord and Gibbon had visited the general at the hotel, and he had spoken with them, as well as with Wright, about sending some communication to Lee that might pave the way to the stopping of further bloodshed. Dr. Smith, formerly of the regular army, a native of Virginia, and a relative of General Ewell, now one of our prisoners, had told General Grant the night before that Ewell had said in conversation that their cause was lost when they crossed the James River, and he considered that it was the duty of the authorities to negotiate for peace then, while they still had a right to claim concessions. adding that now they were not in condition to claim anything. He said that for every man killed after thi
A. A. Humphreys (search for this): chapter 29
ced march, and strike the enemy wherever it could reach him. I spent a portion of the day with Humphreys's corps, which attacked the enemy near Deatonsville and gave his rear-guard no rest. I joined Rosser's cavalry divisions, under Fitzhugh Lee) having made a bold stand north of the river. Humphreys was also on the north side, isolated from the rest of our infantry, confronted by a large port This he intrusted to General Seth Williams, adjutant-general, with directions to take it to Humphreys's front, as his corps was close up to the enemy's rear-guard, and see that it reached Lee. Wile leaving Farmville, the following reply was given to General Seth Williams, who again went to Humphreys's front to have it transmitted to Lee: April 8, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.:catch what sleep they could. About midnight we were aroused by Colonel Charles A. Whittier of Humphreys's staff, who brought the expected letter from Lee. Rawlins took it, and stepped across the ha
Fitzhugh Lee (search for this): chapter 29
eing driven back, the enemy (Munford's and Rosser's cavalry divisions, under Fitzhugh Lee) having made a bold stand north of the river. Humphreys was also on the norh side, isolated from the rest of our infantry, confronted by a large portion of Lee's army, and having some heavy fighting. On my return to general headquarters thad spoken with them, as well as with Wright, about sending some communication to Lee that might pave the way to the stopping of further bloodshed. Dr. Smith, formerponsible, and it would be little better than murder. He could not tell what General Lee would do, but he hoped that he would at once surrender his army. This statethe news that had been received from Sheridan, saying that he had heard that General Lee's trains of provisions, which had come by rail, were at Appomattox, and that he expected to capture them before Lee could reach them, induced the general to write the following communication: Headquarters, Armies of the U. S., 5 P. M., Apri
es of the U. S., 5 P. M., April 7, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.: The results of all night at Farmville and await the reply from Lee, and he was shown to a room in the hotel in whi to Humphreys's front to have it transmitted to Lee: April 8, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.: Your note of last evening, in reply to mine of the same date, asking the conditions on part of General Grant, who wished to spare General Lee the mortification of personally conducting rivilege, and sent O'Hara to represent him; but Lee rose superior to the British general, and in a h the columns which were pushing along south of Lee's line of retreat; but, expecting that a reply wanting to keep within easy communication with Lee, he decided to march this day with the portion then, and after writing the following letter to Lee, and despatching it, he prepared to move forwar, etc., U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-general. General R. E. Lee. General Grant kept steadily in min[6 more...]
e street; the men seized straw and pine-knots, and improvised torches; cheers arose from their throats, already hoarse with shouts of victory; bands played, banners waved, and muskets were swung in the air. A regiment now broke forth with the song of John Brown's body, and soon a whole division was shouting the swelling chorus of that popular air, which had risen to the dignity of a national anthem. The night march had become a grand review, with Grant as the reviewing officer. Ord and Gibbon had visited the general at the hotel, and he had spoken with them, as well as with Wright, about sending some communication to Lee that might pave the way to the stopping of further bloodshed. Dr. Smith, formerly of the regular army, a native of Virginia, and a relative of General Ewell, now one of our prisoners, had told General Grant the night before that Ewell had said in conversation that their cause was lost when they crossed the James River, and he considered that it was the duty of t
nty-seven miles west of Petersburg. A railroad engineer who had been brought in as a prisoner reported that Davis and his cabinet had passed through Burkeville, on their way south, early on the morning of the day before. The next morning the general sent a despatch to Sherman in North Carolina, giving him an account of the situation, containing instructions as to his future movements, and winding up with the famous words: Rebel armies are now the only strategic points to strike at. On the 5th he marched again with Ord's column, and at noon reached Nottoway Court-house, about ten miles east of Burkeville, where he halted with Ord for a couple of hours. A young staff-officer here rode up to Ord in a state of considerable excitement, and said: Is this a way-station1 The grim old soldier, who was always fond of a quiet joke, replied with great deliberation: This is Nott-a-way Station. The staff collected around General Grant on the front porch of the old town tavern, and while exam
April 7th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 29
e same. The general raised his hat in acknowledgment of the cheers, and gave a pleasant nod to each of the men who addressed him. A little before noon on April 7, 1865, General Grant, with his staff, rode into the little village of Farmville, on the south side of the Appomattox River, a town that will be memorable in history he expected to capture them before Lee could reach them, induced the general to write the following communication: Headquarters, Armies of the U. S., 5 P. M., April 7, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.: The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army ofn an hour after he received General Grant's letter, but it was brought in by a rather circuitous route, and did not reach its destination till after midnight: April 7, 1865. General: I have received your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of
April 9th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 29
some good fortune were to overtake you before night. He smiled, and replied: The best thing that could happen to me to-day would be to get rid of the pain I am suffering. We were soon joined by some others of the staff, and the general was induced to walk over to Meade's headquarters with us and get some coffee, in the hope that it would do him good. He seemed to feel a little better then, and after writing the following letter to Lee, and despatching it, he prepared to move forward. April 9, 1865. General: Your note of yesterday is received. As I have no authority to treat on the subject of peace, the meeting proposed for 10 A. M. to-day could lead to no good. I will state, however, general, that I am equally anxious for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of
April 8th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 29
eneral. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, Commanding Armies of the U. S. The next morning, before leaving Farmville, the following reply was given to General Seth Williams, who again went to Humphreys's front to have it transmitted to Lee: April 8, 1865. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.: Your note of last evening, in reply to mine of the same date, asking the conditions on which I will accept the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, is just received. In reply would say that to get any sleep. I had in the mean time brought a lighted candle, and now stepped into the room with it. The general, who had taken off only his coat and boots, sat up on the sofa and read the communication. The letter was as follows: April 8, 1865. General: I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the emergency
d to watch the roads running south from Burkeville and Farmville, and then went over to Meade's camp near by. Meade was lying down, and still suffering from illness. His views differed somewhat from General Grant's regarding the movements of the Army of the Potomac for the next day, and the latter changed the dispositions that were being made, so as to have the army unite with Sheridan's troops in swinging round more toward the south and heading off Lee in that direction. The next day (April 6) proved a decided field-day in the pursuit. It was found in the morning that Lee had retreated during the night from Amelia Court-house; and from the direction he had taken, and information received that he had ordered rations to meet him at Farmville, it was seen that he had abandoned all hope of reaching Burkeville, and was probably heading for Lynchburg. Ord was to try to burn the High Bridge over the Appomattox, and push on to Farmville. Sheridan's cavalry was to work around Lee's l
1 2 3 4 5 6 7