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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
he public mind, which was but little disturbed again until Lieutenant-General Grant made his appearance, at the beginning of May, like a baleful meteor in the firmament. We have seen that Lieutenant-General Grant, in his first order after assuming chief command, declared his Headqustis, and D. A. Russell; and Colonels E. Upton, H. Burnham, and L. A. Grant. Chief of staff, Lieutenant-Colonel M. T. McMahon; chief of articements had been pouring in during that month, and before its close Grant and Meade had perfected their arrangements for a grand advance of the Army of the Potomac and its auxiliaries. The staff of General Grant was nearly thirty less in number than that of General McClellan, an the opposing forces in Virginia on the first of May, when Lieutenant-General Grant gave orders for an advance of the great armies of Meade of our common country to the Constitution and laws of the land. Grant felt encouraged to work in accordance with these views, for the loy
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
. effects of these battles in Virginia, 310. Grant again attempts to flank Lee's Army, 311. Shermies of the United States, 1864-5, page 6. General Grant took occasion at the outset of the report dingly. Burnside was summoned to the front by Grant, and Longstreet was called up from Gordonsvilleague with the enemy, and doing more to defeat Grant's plans than did the men who were arrayed in be clouds were thick, and the rain still fell. Grant had determined to strike Lee's line at its rigock sent over three thousand prisoners back to Grant, with a note, written in pencil, saying: I havnd electrifying tongue of the telegraph. Upon Grant and Lee the thoughts of the whole nation were use, to congratulate the President. Then came Grant's dispatch, May 11. declaring that he proposeing several hundred of them. By this attack Grant's flanking movement was disturbed and temporars, a portion of his train, and his hospitals. Grant immediately relieved General Sigel, and Genera[17 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
for Richmond, 325. battle of the North Anna, 326. the armies across the Pamunkey, 327. the National troops at Cool Arbor, 328. battle of Cool Arbor, 329, 330. Grant resolves to cross the James River, 331. preparation for the crossing, 332. the passage of the James, 333. the defenses of Bermuda hundred, 334. attempts to capontemplated a vigorous movement against Richmond on the south side of the James River, the first objective being City Point, at the mouth of the Appomattox River. Grant issued April 2, 1864. orders accordingly, and directed General Butler to move simultaneously with Meade. Butler was well prepared for the execution of his party, where a sharp action ensued. The Confederates were driven across the stream; and that evening Butler sent a dispatch to the Secretary of War, saying, Lieutenant-General Grant will not be troubled with any further re-enforcements to Lee from Beauregard's forces. And, encouraged by the success that day, Butler determined to imp