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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 2 2 Browse Search
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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
ensure the position. General Meade at once ordered Miles to go in, to the right of the 5th Corps, and Griffin to advance likewise. The General rode out in person to give Humphreys the necessary orders about Miles's division, and found him at Mrs. Rainie's, at the junction of the Quaker road and the plank. There was a wide open in front, and I could see, not far off, the great tree where we got such an awful shelling, at the first Hatcher's Run fight. Miles was in the open, forming his troopments. Did you not see that band? said Rosie to me that evening, in great glee. Ah! I did see them. I did them ask for to play Yan — kay Doodle; but they vould not! About 9 o'clock we got to General Humphreys on the Boydton plank road, by Mrs. Rainie's. It was now definitely known that the enemy had given up his whole line in this front and was retreating northwesterly, towards Sutherland's Station. He was reported, however, as forming line of battle a mile or two beyond us. Immediately M
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
er's Run and the White Oak road, this position being attained at about half-past 8 or nine A. M. The right of the corps (General Hays' right) rested on Hatcher's Run, near the Crow House, and the enemy's redoubt in that vicinity. Turner's division of the Twenty-fourth Corps took post along Hatcher's Run, connecting with the old intrenchments which were occupied by the Twentyfourth Corps. The left of the corps connected with the Fifth Corps near the Boydton plankroad, in tile vicinity of Mrs. Rainie's. The line of battle was extended in front of the enemy's intrenchments, and was pressed as closely to them as practicable without assaulting. The left, on the Boydton plankroad, was subsequently advanced in conjunction with the Fifth Corps, so as to include nearly the whole of the Dabney Mill road. Humphreys: Report of Operations. Sheridan's cavalry. Early on the morning of the 30th of March, I directed General Merritt to send the first division, Brigadier-General Devin comm