ght: Send Mott up the River road to join Humphreys as soon as possible.
Move with your whole corps at once, following Mott, and keeping control of him until he shall report to Humphreys.
To Parke, Meade said: Leaving one division to guard Petersburg and the railroad, move with the rest of your command up the Cox road.
At the same time Grant dispatched an officer to Sheridan, announcing the fall of the city, and ordering him to push to the Danville road with all speed, with Humphreys and Griffin, as well as the cavalry.
Before the troops were in motion, the generalin-chief telegraphed to City Point for the President: Petersburg was evacuated last night.
Pursuit will be made immediately.
He had already said to Ord: Efforts will be made to intercept the enemy, who are evidently pushing towards Danville.
Push southwest with your command by the Cox road.
The army of the Potomac will push up the River road.
Thus Grant's first orders were—not to follow Lee through Petersburg, b
lations with Stanton, II., 13; III., 198; life at City Point, III., 135-149, 436, 437; at Appomattox, 602-613; summary of campaigns of, 641; military character of, 641-654; saves Lee from trial for treason, 654.
Gregg, General John I., in Sheridan's expedition to Trevillian station, II., 394; at White House farm 396; at St. Mary's church, 397 movements north of James river, 511; at Ream's station, 530; at Peeble's farm, III., 77; at Hatcher's run, 117, 124; at Dinwiddie, 460.
Griffin, General, Charles, at battle of Wilderness, II., 106; on North Anna, 228; at battle of Five Forks, III., 490; relieves Warren in command of Fifth corps, 494; in Appomattox campaign, 546, 560, 570, 572, 594.
Griffith Sergeant Joseph, gallantry before Vicksburg, i., 318; promotion, 318.
Grierson General B. H., ordered to cut rebel communications with Vicksburg, i., 188; important effect of expedition, 189, 284; rapid and energetic movement, 189.
Gunboats, use of, for inland service, i., 24.