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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
of Sherman and Sheridan orders to Butler and Meade Grant has small expectation of capturing Richhern independence; proposed reinforcements for Meade and campaigns for Canby; glanced at the side manding it, it should be held at all hazards. Meade was also directed to make a movement of troopsed to Deep Bottom at noon, to communicate with Meade, from whom he had not heard since early mornin: I send you a despatch just received from General Meade. It would seem probable the enemy have se he returned to City Point, and sent orders to Meade to move out and see if an advantage could be gnough 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 started, and three hundred and twenty-four missing. Meade's losses, from September 30th to October 2nd, men engaged in the two movements of Butler and Meade, including those in the trenches. We cannot fi[10 more...]
against Lee's communications instructions to Meade and Butler geography of country army of Potoed as far as Front Royal, on its way to rejoin Meade; but after his third defeat, Early did not ven as to direct the return of the Sixth corps to Meade, had not abandoned his views in regard to the ct the enemy's attention to that quarter. General Meade, said Grant, will move from our left, withn, This was the number reported to Grant by Meade as available for the operation. leaving the reght and rear of them, they begin to give way. Meade's order to Parke, however, contained these wor not completed thus far and was weakly manned.—Meade's Report of the Operation, October 28. Theere struck, and one was killed. Officers of Meade and Hancock now came up to report the situatioould not have been avoided, even if foreseen. Meade has been censured for halting Hancock at Burgeeme. Grant entirely approved of the action of Meade, but he seriously complained of the delay of C[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 tan, 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 oell as the West; and on the 5th, Grant said to Meade: We will not wait for Getty's division. How sted 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
elligence came only by courier, so that before Meade could return to the front Fort Steadman had benty dead and fifteen severely wounded. When Meade arrived on the field, he promptly ordered Wrigave made the attempt at the other extremity of Meade's line, and in any event have withdrawn the trpose of him, and then be freer to attack Lee. Meade was not sanguine, and said little; but others al hours before the Fifth corps was ready, and Meade evidently shared the feeling in regard to Warre despair. At 2.50 P. M., becoming impatient, Meade sent word by his chief of staff to Warren: Siniged, not only to weaken his lines in front of Meade, but absolutely to detach Pickett and the cavaefinite action. Meanwhile he telegraphed to Meade: Colonel Porter has returned from Sheridan. Hts, and the general-in-chief instantly ordered Meade: Let Warren draw back at once to his position M., before the receipt of Grant's directions, Meade sent word to Warren: Dispatch from General She[42 more...]
tretched in the darkness the forces of Ord and Meade, in front of the works which had withstood thehe ordered the assault. The dispatch was to Meade, and in these words: Wright and Parke should his superiors with his own belief in victory. Meade, too, felt the influence of the hour, and was ou, as may be required. The instructions to Meade were now made more detailed: I believe, said prevent reinforcing against Sheridan.—Grant to Meade, April 1, 5.45 P. M. Miles's division has b Ten minutes later he announced the capture to Meade: We have the forts next to Hatcher's run on bo assault, unless it was absolutely necessary. Meade and others entitled to offer their opinions urrrendering the town was forwarded by Wright to Meade. The flag of the Sixth Michigan sharpshootersity and outskirts. At ten minutes past five Meade reported to Grant: Colonel Ely is in possessio with a personal interview, and at six o'clock Meade issued his orders to the corps commanders. Mo[12 more...]
nation, but the apprehensions of the enemy. Meade now reported to Grant his position in the lineinutes past twelve, accordingly, Grant said to Meade: Every moment now is important to us. Communiced forward on the road to Prince Edward, while Meade was still at the rear at High bridge—Grant arrere received reports from Sheridan and Ord and Meade, and issued orders not only to his principal c wrote his second letter, he was far away from Meade on the Lynchburg road, and ignorant that Sheril as Sheridan, a cessation of hostilities; and Meade, as well as Sheridan, at first declined to recment, and requested that word might be sent to Meade, and the truce extended. Babcock accordingly enemies. Lee also requested Grant to notify Meade of the surrender, so that no lives might be netruck. In this way Ord did as good service as Meade. At Jetersville, on the 5th, the army of thoss the road to Johnston's army. And here, if Meade had possessed the highest genius for generalsh[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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