ermined attack should be made upon it. The enemy had made his intrenchments so strong that he could afford to move a large portion of his force to his right for the purpose of such an attack.
Hancock was much missed from the command of the Second Corps.
It was quite natural that Meade should ask Grant to come in person to the lines in front of Petersburg, and it was another indication of the confidence which his subordinate commanders reposed in him.
At eight o'clock on the morning of June 24 the general rode to the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, accompanied by Rawlins, myself, and two others of the staff.
In discussing with Meade and some of the corps commanders the events of the two previous days, he gave particular instructions for operations on that part of the line.
The guns of the siege-train which he had ordered now began to arrive from Washington.
Meade was told that they would be sent to him immediately, and it was decided to spend the next few days in putt