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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
fully filled by the appointment of Major-General P. H. Sheridan. Although his experience had been re ordered for the 5th May, 1864: 1st. Major-General Sheridan, commanding cavalry corps, will move w punctuality and promptitude. 13th. Major-General Sheridan, commanding cavalry corps, will have ag day, Monday, the 9th, and the cavalry under Sheridan was dispatched on a grand raid to cut Lee's rriefly at the operations of the cavalry under Sheridan during its raid on Lee's communications. Thied, the blows directed thereat did not retard Sheridan's progress. Reaching the crossing of the Norantity of stores were destroyed. After this, Sheridan resumed the march towards Richmond. To mee Tavern, a few miles north of Richmond. Here Sheridan immediately attacked him on the 11th, and aftwas no longer the slight force encountered by Sheridan that they were to meet. The enemy was descriStation road, the right on Tolopotomy Creek. Sheridan with two divisions of horse held the lower c[6 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
ing of the Second Corps with two divisions of Sheridan's cavalry, had been sent to operate towards Rng sent to the north side of the James, while Sheridan with his cavalry was to proceed to the Virginerry. General Grant had hesitated in allowing Sheridan to take a real initiative, as defeat would latinsburg, twelve miles further to the north. Sheridan, whose position at Berryville was twelve milenate by Turenne was not more complete. General Sheridan's dispatch reciting the destruction of thL. III., c. 9,§ 166. On the withdrawal of Sheridan, Early, after a brief respite, and being re-ethis time, about half-past 10 A. M., that General Sheridan arrived upon the field from Winchester, wt sounds of battle rolling up from the south, Sheridan rode post to the front, where arriving, his ederable body of cavalry. The prestige won by Sheridan enabled General Grant to recall the Sixth Corhis stirring campaign of two months duration, Sheridan's operations, characterized by great vigor, w[24 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
o insure the success of the cavalry under General Sheridan, which will start at the same time, in itinwiddie Courthouse. The cavalry under General Sheridan, joined by the division now under General be added not only the important accession of Sheridan's cavalry, but nearly the whole of the Army oorder: Parke, Wright, Ord, Humphreys, Warren, Sheridan. In the morning Sheridan was to cut loose frhe reports of Generals Warren, Humphreys, and Sheridan, present the details of whatever was done by d by Warren was one of great delicacy; for as Sheridan was isolated from the infantry by several milwould, besides, relieve the enemy in front of Sheridan from the threatening attitude my position gav. In the midst of this general anxiety for Sheridan, that officer himself had ceased to feel any g, after which he countermarched and rejoined Sheridan in time to participate in the action. Warr was for Lee but one alternative—to fall upon Sheridan's isolated force in the attempt to overwhelm [70 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
eat of the Union army beyond Middletown, 562; Sheridan arrives in front, 562; Early attacked in turne Courthouse, Warren sends re-enforcements to Sheridan, 593. Dufour on army corps, 64; on passagee Courthouse, 592; Lee's weakness discovered— Sheridan puts his whole force in motion, 594; Five For, 595; situation of the opposing forces, 595; Sheridan's feint on Lee's right, and attack on left onand subsequent retreat, 469; succeeded by General Sheridan, 555. Interior line, the Confederate, in iddle Military Division, creation of the, General Sheridan commanding, 555. Miles, General, at Hans had been sent to Richmond and burned, 607; Sheridan's force at Jettersville heading off Lee, 608; Meade joined Sheridan at Jettersville, 608; Sailor's Creek, Ewells corps cut off, and surrendered, , 318; occupied by Hill, 319; battle of, 556; Sheridan's and Early's dispositions, 556; battle of—st58; Early retreats to Fisher's Hill (see also Sheridan), 558. Winthrop, Major, killed at Bethel, [12 more...]<