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rable that another campaign should be commenced. We want to keep the enemy constantly pressed till the close of the war. To Sheridan Grant said: If this war is to last another year, we want the Shenandoah Valley to remain a barren waste; and to Meade: I do not want to give up the Weldon road, if it can be avoided, until we get Richmond. That may be months yet. Accordingly he ordered a railroad to be built, to bring supplies from City Point to the national front at Petersburg, and the entireughan and Squirrel level roads; but before long the main works extended to these roads; then running south about a mile and a half, they turned to the east and completely encircled the national camps, striking the Blackwater river, in the rear of Meade's right wing. There were also strong entrenched works at City Point, to protect the base of the army, and batteries were established at intervals on the James, from Chapin's Bluff to Fort Monroe. Each army was thus completely surrounded by its
s operations facilitated by movement on James Meade moves out to left Warren captures work on Peehern independence; proposed reinforcements for Meade and campaigns for Canby; glanced at the side mr advance, it is confidently expected that General Meade can gain a decisive advantage at his end oanding it, it should be held at all hazards. Meade was also directed to make a movement of troopspoint where he could communicate promptly with Meade, he rode out at this crisis to Butler's front, He announced the capture of Fort Harrison to Meade, and informed him that rebel reinforcements we: I send you a despatch just received from General Meade. It would seem probable the enemy have senough at one or the other place to let us in. Meade, accordingly, with four divisions of infantry m Petersburg, they may push to oppose you. To Meade he said: If the enemy can be broken and start most vulnerable. At 9.40 P. M. on the 30th, Meade was instructed: You need not advance to-morrow[10 more...]
against Lee's communications instructions to Meade and Butler geography of country army of Potoct the enemy's attention to that quarter. General Meade, said Grant, will move from our left, withded entrenched positions. In this operation Meade was to take out forty thousand men, This was the number reported to Grant by Meade as available for the operation. leaving the remainder of then the order was submitted to him, he said to Meade: The only point in which I could suggest a cha not completed thus far and was weakly manned.—Meade's Report of the Operation, October 28. Thef the enemy's line. At half-past 10 Grant and Meade were both at his Headquarters, and he was direnced. This was at four o'clock, and Grant and Meade rode back to Armstrong's mill, supposing the c corps was gone. At midnight Grant said to Meade: Your despatch, with those from Hancock, just was made. Lieutenant-General Grant and General Meade left the field, giving me verbal orders to[18 more...]
ders for the commanders of armies. Once or twice a week he went to Meade or Butler's front, and sometimes visited the hospitals or fortificaatches were brought him instantly: to this point came messages from Meade, and Butler, and Sherman, and Sheridan, and Thomas, and Canby, and of course the highest officers of the army were constant visitors, Meade and Butler most frequent of all. Admiral Porter, who commanded the e the engineers were sent sometimes to Butler's lines, sometimes to Meade's. The other aides-de-camp were dispatched to more distant parts ofver the continent, of Canby and Foster and Rosecrans, as well as of Meade and Butler and Sheridan, so that all should contribute to the safetn carry me. If it is true that Early is going back, it behooves General Meade to be well on his guard, and Butler to reinforce him at the shobeing set to hold Hood, and Sheridan retained to watch Early, while Meade and Butler held fast to Lee, left no large force to oppose the adva
erative with Thomas's advance; and Sherman and Meade and Butler and Sheridan were all included in tible. On the 3rd of December, he announced to Meade: The Sixth corps will probably begin to arrivean, and on the 30th of November, Grant said to Meade: Try to ascertain how much force Hampton has td Lee's infantry would be occupied in watching Meade's movement southward, Grant reverted to his co done, if it is possible. On the 5th, he gave Meade instructions to move down the Weldon road as falmer with the expeditions of both Weitzel and Meade; he also sent orders to Sherman to guide him oted to Butler movements in support of those of Meade, which he intended should detain him at Bermudfor Weitzel's expedition, and minute orders to Meade for the movement southward against the Weldon contingency into consideration, Grant said to Meade: If the enemy send off two divisions after Warere difficult; but he was now on his return to Meade. Upon the receipt of this news, Grant telegra[2 more...]
l-starred capital. Sherman was approaching from the south, Meade and Ord were besieging it in front, Stoneman had been orderevent it. Fifteen thousand men were kept on picket duty on Meade's front, and half the army of the Potomac was constantly prf the army of the Potomac for a few days, in the absence of Meade: As there is a possibility of an attack from the enemy at a of Richmond. As early as the 3rd of March, he had said to Meade: For the present, it is better for us to hold the enemy whees of Richmond this morning, and on the 14th, he instructed Meade: From this time forward keep your command in condition to bnd west—Sheridan and Sherman and Schofield and Stoneman and Meade—to enmesh and encage and surround at one and the same time ly eight months; and on that day Grant issued his orders to Meade and Ord and the great cavalry leader for a movement againstis own conclusions. He did this always. He did so now. Meade and Sheridan and Ord were invited to meet Sherman, and on t
ed to Sheridan's support Urgency of Grant and Meade inexcusable delay of Warren chagrin of Grant Ord might have the same amount of supplies as Meade, he was directed to accumulate rations in adva This whole battle was fought by Parke, for Meade was at Grant's Headquarters, at City Point, whnty dead and fifteen severely wounded. When Meade arrived on the field, he promptly ordered Wrig in several severe assaults. Ord as well as Meade was at Grant's headquarters, discussing the pre Oak road, and the orders he has received. Meade obeyed these orders, forwarded a copy of Sheriight.—Warren to Humphreys, March 30. Major-General Meade directs you to move up the Quaker road ren's Report. It did seem to me that on General Meade's receiving this dispatch, he should have d, his Headquarters four and a half miles from Meade and five and a half from Dinwiddie. There wass sending messages to Lincoln and Sheridan and Meade and Ord; directing first a division and then a[42 more...]
s still not known. Grant at once sent word to Meade: Humphreys must push now, or everything will lhe ordered the assault. The dispatch was to Meade, and in these words: Wright and Parke should prevent reinforcing against Sheridan.—Grant to Meade, April 1, 5.45 P. M. Miles's division has b on his front. Five minutes later, he said to Meade: Wright can put in everything he has except th Ten minutes later he announced the capture to Meade: We have the forts next to Hatcher's run on boat once decided to face the entire commands of Meade and Ord to the east and envelop Petersburg, moode himself to the right and soon came up with Meade. Directions for Parke to hold out were renewe with a personal interview, and at six o'clock Meade issued his orders to the corps commanders. Moof the investing force, nearest the river, and Meade instructed Wright: Send Mott up the River roadntil he shall report to Humphreys. To Parke, Meade said: Leaving one division to guard Petersburg[12 more...]
at Jetersville difference of opinion between Meade and Sheridan-Sheridan's dispatch to Grant—I wi Before daylight on the 5th, Grant received Meade's dispatch of the night before, and replied atse. The enemy might already be on the march. Meade never failed in soldierly loyalty, and went towo dispatches to Humphreys and Griffin were in Meade's name, but really emanated from Grant. On suommunicated to the infantry commanders through Meade: Sheridan reports that the ad. vance of the eat Prospect station, Ord at Prince Edward, and Meade at Rice's station. He approved of Sheridan's , and stimulated Crook; he sent information to Meade, and directions to Wright and Griffin and Ord.any further fighting, that he had requested of Meade, as Well as Sheridan, a cessation of hostilitiextended. Babcock accordingly wrote a line to Meade, notifying him of the circumstances, and requend again included in the final instructions to Meade and Sheridan and Ord. In all there was the sam[64 more...]
he result of brute force faithful support of government Executive greatness of Sherman and Sheridan characteristics of Meade, Thomas, and Lee further traits of Lee fitting representative of the rebellion characteristics of national and rebel sWest constituted the two great motive powers; but in Virginia, Butler on the James and Sigel in the Valley were to assist Meade on the Rapidan, while at the West, Banks was to meet Sherman, both marching towards Mobile. All were combined and direct Johnston was absolutely surrounded, for Stoneman and Thomas and Wilson were in his rear, while Sherman was in front, and Meade and Sheridan were approaching from the North. The troops that escaped from Mobile were between Canby and the cavalry, anhowever, besides the chief and his two greatest subordinates, whose ability was conspicuous and whose aid was important. Meade and Thomas, especially, were excellent commanders; men of the calibre and with many of the characteristics of Lee; soldie
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