over the works that had defied him so stubbornly.
Just as he entered, he was met by a body of three thousand prisoners captured by Wright
, marching to the rear.
Next he came upon a division of the triumphant Sixth corps, moving with the haste of battle, but the cheers of the men as they passed told that they recognized who it was that had organized their victory.
galloped along, staying neither for prisoners nor cheers, receiving dispatches and instructing generals as he rode.
The dead and the wounded showed that the works had not been too easily won.
Soon the news was brought that Ord
had connected with Wright
, and that Humphreys
also had penetrated the lines.
Grant at once decided to face the entire commands of Meade
to the east and envelop Petersburg
, moving rapidly against any further entrenchments that might be found.
He rode himself to the right and soon came up with Meade
Directions for Parke
to hold out were renewed; Wright
were to move along inside the captured works, and Humphreys
to come in on the left of Ord
had halted at Hatcher
's run to reform his lines, and one division of Ord
's command now entered the works at the point carried by Wright
, and passed along the front of the Sixth corps.
Then together they retraced their steps, and advanced on the right and left of the Boydton
road, towards Petersburg
following with two divisions, leaving Miles still under the command of Sheridan
The general-in-chief rode up on some high ground to watch the movement.
The point was about a mile from the interior rebel line, and not three miles