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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 7 (search)
Drewry's Bluff, though he still held possession of the road to Petersburg; and Banks had suffered defeat in Louisiana. The general was in no sense depressed by the information, and received it in a philosophic spirit; but he was particularly annoyed by the despatches from Sigel, for two hours before he had sent a message urging that officer to make his way to Staunton to stop supplies from being sent from there to Lee's army. He immediately requested Halleck to have Sigel relieved and General Hunter put in command of his troops. General Canby was sent to supersede Banks; this was done by the authorities at Washington, and not upon General Grant's suggestion, though the general thought well of Canby and made no objection. In commenting briefly upon the bad news, General Grant said: Lee will undoubtedly reinforce his army largely by bringing Beauregard's troops from Richmond, now that Butler has been driven back, and will call in troops from the Valley since Sigel's defeated forc
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 9 (search)
r part of Butler's troops join in the campaign of the Army of the Potomac. On May 25 he telegraphed orders to Halleck, saying: Send Butler's forces to White House, to land on the north side, and march up to join this army. The James River should be held to City Point, but leave nothing more than is absolutely necessary to hold it, acting purely on the defensive. The enemy will not undertake any offensive operations there, but will concentrate everything here. At the same time he said: If Hunter can possibly get to Charlottesville and Lynchburg, he should do so, living on the country. The railroads and canals should be destroyed beyond the possibility of repair for weeks. These instructions were given in consequence of the withdrawal of Breckinridge's command, which left the valley of Virginia undefended. When I recrossed the river and returned to headquarters in the evening, I found General Grant sitting in front of his tent smoking a cigar and anxious to hear the report as t
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 11 (search)
ace under his own eye, but was compelled to bestow much thought upon the cooperating armies at a distance; and the double responsibility was a severe tax upon his energies. He expected that much would be accomplished in the valley of Virginia by Hunter, now that the forces opposed to him had withdrawn, and was urging him to increased exertion; but he had to communicate with him by way of Washington, which created much delay, and added greatly to the anxieties of the general-in-chief. In the afnion of the corps commanders not being sanguine of success in case an assault is ordered, you may direct a suspension of farther advance for the present. Hold our most advanced positions, and strengthen them. .... To aid the expedition under General Hunter, it is necessary that we should detain all the army now with Lee until the former gets well on his way to Lynchburg. To do this effectually, it will be better to keep the enemy out of the intrenchments of Richmond than to have them go back
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 12 (search)
would not have been noticed by persons unfamiliar with his habit; but to us it was evident that he was wrought up to an intensity of thought and action which he seldom displayed. At the close of the interview he informed us that he would begin the movement that night. The same day on which Comstock and I started from Cold Harbor (June 7), Sheridan had been sent north with two divisions of cavalry to break up the Virginia Central Railroad, and, if practicable, to push west and join General Hunter's force, which was moving down the valley. It was expected that the enemy's cavalry would be compelled to follow Sheridan, and that our large trains would be safe from its attacks during the contemplated movement across the James River. Nothing was left unthought of by the trained mind of the commander who was conducting these formidable operations. On June 9 a portion of the Army of the Potomac had been set to work fortifying a line to our left and rear on ground overlooking the C
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 15 (search)
Anna River, upon which he had been sent on the 7th. As soon as Lee learned of Hunter's success he sent Breckinridge's troops to oppose him; and hearing that Sherida Railroad. He now obtained information from the prisoners he had captured that Hunter was in the vicinity of .Lynchburg and not likely to reach Charlottesville; and as the enemy had thrown a large force of infantry and cavalry between Hunter and him, and as he was encumbered with a large number of prisoners and wounded, and his sarly exhausted, he felt that it would be useless to try to make a junction with Hunter, and decided to return to the Army of the Potomac by way of White House, where judgment in not attempting, under the contingencies which had arisen, to reach Hunter; but, as usual, the general did not dwell at length upon the past, and promptlyn was still in the hands of the enemy. The destruction of communications by Hunter, Sheridan, and Wilson gave the enemy serious alarm; but by dint of great effor
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 16 (search)
Chapter 16 A disappointed band master Hunter's raid Early's raid on Washington Grant as a write and men of that band thrown overboard at once! Hunter's bold march and destruction of military stores hadforce and Early's corps to the valley of Virginia. Hunter continued to drive back the troops he encountered t given by Grant to Sigel, and by him turned over to Hunter, who had succeeded him, were prepared with a view te done to individual property during this raid. Hunter having been compelled to fall back into West VirginBaltimore, Cumberland, and Harper's Ferry, bring up Hunter's troops, and put Early to flight. While Grant wased solely with measures for defending the capital. Hunter's troops had fallen back to Charleston, West Virginand General Howe put in command of his forces until Hunter's arrival. By means of the telegraphic communicatir me to leave here, and, with Ord at Baltimore, and Hunter and Wright with the forces following the enemy up,
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 17 (search)
t defense. General Grant received the President's despatch at noon of August 4, and he left City Point that night for Hunter's headquarters at Monocacy Station in Maryland, reaching there the next evening, August 5. He ordered all the troops in m. He had decided to put General Sheridan in command of the active forces in the field; but he was junior in rank to General Hunter, and in order to spare the feelings of Hunter, and not subject him to the mortification of being relieved from duty, Hunter, and not subject him to the mortification of being relieved from duty, the general-in-chief suggested that he remain in command of the military department, and that Sheridan be given supreme control of the troops in the field. Hunter removed all embarrassment by saying that, under the circumstances, he deemed it betterHunter removed all embarrassment by saying that, under the circumstances, he deemed it better for the service that he should be relieved entirely from duty. This unselfish offer was accepted, and Sheridan was telegraphed to come at once from Washington to Monocacy by a special train. Grant met him at the station, and explained to him what
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 24 (search)
e it from the world. We can appreciate that, sir. On the morning of the 31st of January General Grant received a letter sent in on the Petersburg front the day before, signed by the Confederates Alexander H. Stephens, J. A. Campbell, and R. M. T. Hunter, asking permission to come through our lines. These gentlemen constituted the celebrated Peace Commission, and were on their way to endeavor to have a conference with Mr. Lincoln. The desired permission to enter our lines was granted, and y entered, and were most cordially received, and a very pleasant conversation followed. Stephens was the Vice-President of the Confederacy; Campbell, a former justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was Assistant Secretary of War; and Hunter was president pro tempore of the Confederate Senate. As General Grant had been instructed from Washington to keep them at City Point until further orders, he conducted them in person to the headquarters steamer, the Mary Martin, which was lying