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Chapter V Transferred to Petersburg General Rawlins's cordial welcome General Grant's orders and plans a trip with Mr. Lincoln and General Grant meeting General Sherman opposed to joining the Army of the Tennessee opening of the Appomattox campaign General Grant and General Rawlins. The transfer of my command from the Shenandoah Valley to the field of operations in front of Petersburg was not anticipated by General Grant; indeed, the despatch brought from Columbia by my scouts, asking that supplies be sent me at the White House, was the first word that reached him concerning the move. In view of my message the general-in-chief decided to wait my arrival before beginning spring operations with the investing troops south of the James River, for he felt the importance of having my cavalry at hand in a campaign which he was convinced would wind up the war. We remained a few days at the White House resting and refitting the cavalry, a large amount of shoeing being nec