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longing to me, but I doubt if they can reach Tennessee in less than ten days. If I were to let go Atlanta and North Georgia, and make for Hood, he would, as he did here, retreat to the south-west, leaving his militia, now assembling at Macon and Griffin, to occupy our conquests, and the work of last summer would be lost. I have retained about 50,000 good troops, and have sent back full 25,000, and have instructed General Thomas to hold defensively Nashville, Chattanooga, and Decatur, all stronint would be the terminus of his march; and in this last despatch to the general-in-chief, Sherman said: If I start before I hear further from you, or before further developments turn my course, you may take it for granted that I have moved via Griffin to Barnesville; that I break up the road between Columbus and Macon good, and then, if I feign on Columbus, will move via Macon and Millen to Savannah; or if I feign on Macon, you may take it for granted I have shot off towards Opelika, Montgome
placing Ayres on the left, then Crawford, and Griffin in the rear. On the morning of the 31st, ad Crawford were forced back in confusion upon Griffin. That commander formed his men along a brancon will go down the Boydton plank road. Send Griffin's division. This was received by Warren at 9nt explicit and urgent orders to Warren: Send Griffin promptly, as ordered, by the Boydton plank roby the Crump road. He sent Ayres, instead of Griffin, by the Boydton road, and moved himself with ead of pushing directly upon the rebel work. Griffin, who was in reserve on the right, naturally fowded Mackenzie to the other side of the run. Griffin, however, had discovered his position before effect a junction with the infantry; but when Griffin came up on the right, Ayres again advanced, fo fled by the White Oak road were followed by Griffin, and afterwards by Merritt's cavalry. Sher or dispersed, and the cavalry was recalled. Griffin was now ordered to countermarch the Fifth cor[29 more...]
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
ppomattox Intercepts Lee arrival of Ord and Griffin Lee attempts to break through national linesemy. These two dispatches to Humphreys and Griffin were in Meade's name, but really emanated froe two hours ago with artillery and infantry. Griffin is further to the right, and has been urged tle on the southern side Sheridan, followed by Griffin and Ord, was stretching out rapidly, once moro hasten on the heels of Sheridan, picking up Griffin's corps at Prince Edward on the way, and withmation to Meade, and directions to Wright and Griffin and Ord. During the evening he came out inmarching as by fighting, and did not murmur. Griffin did as well as Ord. His troops marched twentyhis staff, accompanied also by Sheridan, Ord, Griffin, and several of their officers, a small cavalheir enemies much trouble; and Sheridan, Ord, Griffin, and the men on Grant's staff, met them cordt only with his cavalry, but with the head of Griffin's corps, to Jetersville, having thus absolute[14 more...]
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.