poked her head out, looked at the well and then at the captain, and threw an empty bucket at him with the curt remark, Yank, I reckon you kin tote me a pail o‘ water, and promptly disappeared.
General Grant states in his Memoirs that on the 8th of May he gave Sheridan verbal orders to start on an independent expedition toward Richmond.
II., p. 153. But he does not mention an incident that may have precipitated that movement.
It happened that on the 8th of May Grant, Meade,8th of May Grant, Meade, and Sheridan were together at army headquarters.
Meade seemed somewhat anxious about his trains, and said something to which Sheridan took exception.
Meade instantly remarked, No, I don't mean that, and put his hand, in friendly fashion, on Sheridan's shoulder.
The cavalry general moved aside impatiently and replied with spirit, If I am permitted to cut loose from this Army I'll draw Stuart after me, and whip him, too.
This was the principal object of the Richmond raid; the damage to the en