he south of James River, Meade straight against Lee, intrenched behind the Rapidan, and I to attacknfederate loss of 11,400--the difference due to Lee's intrenchments and the blind nature of the coue left flank, he crossed James River and penned Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia within the ineaten Lynchburg, a place of vital importance to Lee in Richmond.
Butler failed to accomplish what in force rejoined General Grant, who still held Lee's army inside his intrenchments at Richmond andritical time.
In 1864 the main objectives were Lee's and Johnston's armies, and the critical pointd.
Had General Grant overwhelmed and scattered Lee's army and occupied Richmond he would have comeg to be considered in the grand game of war but Lee's army, held by Grant in Richmond, and the Confton was regarded as trivial.
Our objective was Lee's army at Richmond.
When I reached Goldsboro‘,all opposition, consumed the very food on which Lee's army depended for life, and demonstrated a po