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es and Crawford retired behind him. Warren promptly notified Humphreys, on his right, of the disaster, and Humphreys sent Miles's division at once to his support. The rebel advance was checked; but the Fifth corps had been driven in a mile. As ssaid, at Mrs. Butler's house, on Boydton plank road. My Headquarters will be at Dabney's saw-mill to-night. Warren, and Miles's division of the Second corps are now advancing. I hope your cavalry is up where it can be of assistance. Let me know place in front of Griffin.—Warren to Webb, March 30, 5.50 A. M. I do not think it best to advance any further till General Miles gets into position on my right.—Warren to Humphreys, March 30. Major-General Meade directs you to move up the Quakthe attack and given orders to receive it differently. Between two and three o'clock, however, Warren made an advance, Miles's division, of the Second corps, supporting him on the right. The troops pushed on, wading a stream waist-deep, and adva
to the front. If there is no break made by the enemy, then Miles's division can be pushed directly down the White Oak road. e news of the battle arrived, he had directed Meade to hold Miles's division, of the Second corps, in readiness to move to the left; Miles's division should be wheeled by the right immediately, so as to prevent reinforcing against Sheridan.—Grant to Meade, April 1, 5.45 P. M. Miles's division has been ordered to swing around to the White Oak road.—Grant to Sheridan, M., he said again: I would fix twelve to-night for starting Miles's division down White Oak road to join Sheridan, if the enstarted by that time and the Second corps in pursuit. With Miles's division, and what he already has, I think Sheridan couldthe entire rebel army. To guard against this, not only was Miles's division sent to reinforce Sheridan and occupy the Whitefuriously. Sheridan with his cavalry, the Fifth corps, and Miles's division of the Second corps I sent to him since one this
he artillery and the trains. These orders were all obeyed, and before dark Wright's column was filing across the Appomattox, Crook was fighting on the northern bank, and Ord far on the road to Prince Edward. Meanwhile, Humphreys had been waiting the arrival of Barlow and the Sixth corps; but heavy firing was heard in the direction of Farmville, which he supposed to proceed from the guns of Wright. He therefore extended his own command to envelop the enemy's left, and made an advance with Miles's division, but was repulsed with considerable loss. Barlow, however, soon came up, but it was dark before he could take position, and no further attack was made by the Second corps. The firing Humphreys had heard was from a battle of the cavalry. Crook had found great difficulty in fording the river, and when he attacked the enemy's trains on the northern bank, he encountered a large infantry force. A sharp fight ensued, in which Gregg was captured and the head of Crook's division was