Ord arrives at Burksville
Read's gallant fight at High bridge-advance of army of Potomac
Urgency of Grant
enemy encoppomattox twice in this immediate neighborhood, first at High bridge, five miles east of the town, and again directly in Farmer command of Colonel Washburne, with orders to push for High bridge as rapidly as the exhausted condition of men and horses e country, returned to the infantry, and was pushing for High bridge, when the cavalry of Lee's army overtook him within two ading, and Humphreys soon came up with the rebel rear at High bridge, five miles east of Farmville, where also the wagon roa single-handed.
He therefore sent back to Meade, now at High bridge, and asked that an advance might be made from Farmville,
But the army of the Potomac had passed entirely beyond High bridge on the southern side, and the bridges at Farmville were d to Prince Edward, while Meade was still at the rear at High bridge—Grant arrived at Farmville, riding up from Burksville ju