previous next

Programme of the route and work.

The following is an exact copy of a paper written in lead pencil, which appears to have been a private memorandum of the programme, which Dahlgren had made to enable him to keep his work clearly in mind.

Saturday—Leave camp at dark (6 P. M.); cross Ely's Ford at 10 P. M.

Twenty miles—Cross North Anna at 4 A. M. Sunday; feed and water one hour.

Three miles—Frederick's Hall Station, 6 A. M.; destroy arty. 8 A. M.

Twenty miles—Near James river, 2 P. M. Sunday; feed and water one and a half hours.

Thirty miles to Richmond—March towards Kilpatrick for one hour and then as soon as dark cross the river, reaching Richmond early in the morning. (Monday.)

One squadron remains on north side, and one squadron to cut the railroad bridge at Falling Creek, and join at Richmond—eightythree miles.

General Kilpatrick—cross at 1 A. M. Sunday—ten miles.

Pass river 5 A. M. (resistance.)

Childsburg—fourteen miles 8 A. M.

Resistance at North Anna—three miles.

Railroad bridges at South Anna—twenty-six miles—2 P. M. Destroy bridges—Pass the South Anna and feed until after dark—then signal each other—After dark move down to Richmond, and be in front of the city at daybreak.

return—In Richmond during the day—feed and water men outside. [544]

Be over the Pamunkey at daybreak—feed and water, and then cross the Rappahannock at night, (Tuesday night), when they must be on the lookout.

Spies should be sent on Friday morning early, and be ready to cut.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (2)
North Anna (Virginia, United States) (2)
South Anna (Virginia, United States) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Kilpatrick (2)
U. Dahlgren (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: