quickened; and Sheridan
, striking blow on blow at the front, forever called back for greater speed.
must not escape to Danville
must be headed off, and compelled to fight again.
, of Sheridan
's staff, writes: “All along the road were evidences of the demoralisation of the enemy.
Flankers and scouting parties of cavalry were continually bringing in scores of prisoners from the woods on either side,--prisoners who would throw down their arms at the sight of blue uniforms and request to be captured.
The steadfast women who begged them to turn back and face us again had been laughed to scorn.”
At dark on April 5 word came from Sheridan
: “I wish you were here.
I see no escape for General Lee
called for his horse, and rode through the night to Sheridan
And on the next day at Sailor's Creek
the clouds sank lower round