and pulled in the hole after him, and I guess we'll have to wait till he comes out before we know just what he's up to.
The general was now awaiting news from Butler and Sheridan with some anxiety.
While maturing his plans for striking Lee, he was at the same time keeping a close lookout to see that Lee was not detaching any troops with the purpose of crushing Butler's or Sheridan's forces.
This day, May 11, the looked — for despatches arrived, and their contents caused no little excitement at headquarters.
The general, after glancing over the reports hurriedly, stepped to the front of his tent, and read them aloud to the staff-officers, who had gathered about him, eager to learn the news from the cooperating armies.
Butler reported that he had a strongly intrenched position at Bermuda Hundred, in the angle formed by the James and Appomattox rivers; that he had cut the railroad, leaving Beauregard's troops south of the break, and had completely whipped Hill's force.