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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 221 1 Browse Search
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neral Grant decided to order me East, after my name had been suggested by General Halleck in an interview the two generals had with Mr. Lincoln. I was rather young in appearance-looking even under than over thirty-three years-but five feet five inches in height, and thin almost to emaciation, weighing only one hundred and fifteen pounds. If I had ever possessed any self-assertion in manner or speech, it certainly vanished in the presence of the imperious Secretary, whose name at the General Sheridan during the war. time was the synonym of all that was cold and formal. I never learned what Mr. Stanton's first impressions of me were, and his guarded and rather calculating manner gave at this time no intimation that they were either favorable or unfavorable, but his frequent commendation in after years indicated that I gained his good — will before the close of the war, if not when I first came to his notice; and a more intimate association convinced me that the cold and cruel chara
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
d steam, which was the cause of our returning. The whole blame rests with the two pilots of the Virginia. editors. About the middle of February Commodore Mitchell was replaced in the command of the James River squadron by Admiral Semmes, lately the commander of the Alabama. During the six weeks that followed there was very little that the squadron could do. The obstructions at Trent's Reach had been strengthened, and additions had been made to the fleet below. Meantime the Union armies were closing in about Richmond, and at length the fall of the city was inevitable. On the 2d of April, in obedience to orders from Secretary Mallory, Semmes blew up his vessels, landed his men, and proceeded by rail to Danville, N. C., where he remained until Johnston's surrender. On the 3d of April Richmond was occupied, and on the following day the Malvern, Admiral Porter's flag-ship, carried President Lincoln up to the late capital of the Confederacy. Music on Sheridan's line of battle.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
o the sending of the Fifth Corps to report to Sheridan. About 7:40 Captain M. V. Sheridan, of Sheris ordered to march to Dinwiddie and report to Sheridan. All haste was urged, in the hope that at da on the ground. You're not hurt a bit, cried Sheridan; pick up your gun, man, and move right on to oin in the general scrimmage. He reported to Sheridan in person, and was ordered to strike out towalag? As the sergeant who carried it rode up, Sheridan seized the crimson and white standard, waved rg. From a photograph. no such thing, cried Sheridan. I don't believe a word of it. You'll find Femy's line. The battle now rages furiously. Sheridan with his cavalry, the Fifth Corps, and Miles'tch so widely published at the time, in which Sheridan Captain John R. Tucker, C. S. N. From a phof. The general said he would go at once to Sheridan, and dismounted from his black pony Jeff Davicavalry was, at the same time, ordered by General Sheridan to attack and, if possible, flank the ext[75 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Warren at five Forks, and the court of inquiry. (search)
n of my corps during the night to support General Sheridan's cavalry, which had been forced back to enemy in sight. I personally sought of General Sheridan a reason for his order; but he would not,s contained in the final reports of Grant and Sheridan. First. General Grant wrote: In his Memf White Oak road, and in his failure to reach Sheridan in time, that I was very much afraid that at the last moment he would fail Sheridan. lie was a man of fine intelligence, great earnestness, quicesitate. It was upon that authorization that Sheridan removed Warren, I was very sorry that it had started earlier to the front. Second. General Sheridan says: Had Warren moved according to tacticable for the Fifth Corps to have reached Sheridan at 12 o'clock on the night of March 31st, as d Crawford at once, as ordered. Third. General Sheridan says: General Warren did not exert hih [a] wish as that imputed to him. Fourth. Sheridan says: In the engagement portions of his l[3 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The surrender at Appomattox Court House. (search)
her with the news that had been received from Sheridan saying that he had heard that General Lee's tmattox with the intention of moving around to Sheridan's front. While riding along the wagon road t or six miles from the town, Colonel Newhall, Sheridan's adjutant-general, came riding up from the dopy of his letter on Meade's front and one on Sheridan's. Colonel Newhall joined our party, and afte the enemy, heading him off completely. Generals Sheridan and Ord, with a group of officers aroundarty came up General Grant said: How are you, Sheridan? First-rate, thank you; how are you? cried Sheridan, with a voice and look that seemed to indicate that on his part he was having things all hity. Yes, he is in that brick house, answered Sheridan. Well, then, we'll go over, said Grant. T general-in-chief now rode on, accompanied by Sheridan, Ord, and some others, and soon Colonel Babcossed in, while the members of the staff, Generals Sheridan and Ord, and some general officers who h[2 more...]