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Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 69 1 Browse Search
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crest of the elevation, and there taking off my hat, the men rose up from behind their barricade with cheers of recognition. An officer of the Vermont brigade, Colonel A. S. Tracy, rode out to the front, and joining me, informed me that General Louis A. Grant was in command there, the regular division commander, General Getty, having taken charge of the Sixth Corps in place of Ricketts, wounded early in the action, while temporarily commanding the corps. I then turned back to the rear of Get Custer, they together fell on the flank of the retreating columns, taking many prisoners, wagons, and guns, among the prisoners being Major-General Ramseur, who, mortally wounded, died the next day. When the news of the victory was received, General Grant directed a salute of one hundred shotted guns to be fired into Petersburg, and the President at once thanked the army in an autograph letter. A few weeks after, he promoted me, and I received notice of this in a special letter from the Secre
onstrations to prevent my reinforcement of General Grant, began himself to detach to General Lee bthe success of any mounted operations, but General Grant being very desirous to have the railroads g campaign, I having already received from General Grant an intimation of what was expected of me. ist them till out of the exhausted valley. Grant's orders were for me to destroy the Virginia Che Virginia Central railroad and then join General Grant in front of Petersburg. I was master of tth, and from there sent a communication to General Grant reporting what had occurred, informing himear. It was of the utmost importance that General Grant should receive these despatches without chhe Union lines, deliver their tidings into General Grant's hands. Each set of messengers got throupy confided to Campbell and Rowan was first at Grant's headquarters. I halted for one day at Coling a force there to prevent my junction with Grant, and that Pickett's division, which had been s[2 more...]
rsburg General Rawlins's cordial welcome General Grant's orders and plans a trip with Mr. Lincoln and General Grant meeting General Sherman opposed to joining the Army of the Tennessee opening of the Appomattox campaign General Grant and General Rawlins. The transfer of my command from uarters, but he himself did not enter. General Grant was never impulsive, and always met his ofain met Rawlins, who, when I told him that General Grant had intimated his intention to modify the out on the 24th of March. Toward noon General Grant sent for me to accompany him up the river.e front he could not go, so the President, General Grant, and I composed the party. We steamed up of the cavalry, and I made haste to start for Grant's headquarters. I got off a little after 7 o' made me somewhat too earnest, I fear, but General Grant soon mollified me, and smoothed matters ovrch next day. During the entire winter General Grant's lines fronting Petersburg had extended s[11 more...]