eneral Hancock, to whom, in the absence of Generals Grant or Meade, the command of the field fell, wwhole of his troops.
The result convinced General Grant that this hope was now vain, and that furtin of fortifications.
The attitude assumed by Grant before Petersburg was somewhat peculiar.
As tthout dangerously weakening the front covering Grant's depot at City Point; but they could be operaRichmond.
There was, accordingly, open to General Grant a a great variety of tactical combinationsd by the army had been constructed and armed.
Grant was then in position either to undertake direche Confederate army.
Of this circumstance General Grant determined to take advantage; for, though were killed or captured.
Thus ended what General Grant justly called this miserable affair, in wh the Nineteenth Corps from New Orleans enabled Grant to provide a sufficient force to meet Early by expectations.
As it was, it required all General Grant's moral firmness to withstand the severe p[9 more...]