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inchester blunder of Early Sheridan's plan Sheridan's attack original success of rebels Sheridaarly, whirling through Winchester pursuit by Sheridan battle of Fisher's Hill Second defeat of Ea all this was now to end. Grant had directed Sheridan: Do all the damage to railroads and crops youRichmond; but towards night he blundered upon Sheridan's lines, and was vigorously attacked, and drireat to the west bank of the Opequan; but had Sheridan been aware of Anderson's intention, he would. On the 8th, the general-in-chief said to Sheridan: If you want to attack Early, you might reinfnational centre was forced back for a while. Sheridan, however, threw forward Upton's brigade and srrounded, the rebels everywhere broke, and as Sheridan said in his famous despatch, he sent them whiis battle a series of blunders on the part of Sheridan, who, instead of being promoted, ought to havdvantage here. To Halleck he explained: When Sheridan commenced his movement, I thought it possible[79 more...]
Grant on the James in support of Sherman and Sheridan orders to Butler and Meade Grant has small pondence of Grant with President in regard to Sheridan Sheridan's operations facilitated by movemenSheridan's operations facilitated by movement on James Meade moves out to left Warren captures work on Peeble's farm Ninth corps. At first f Richmond anxiety of Lee. In the midst of Sheridan's brilliant successes in the Valley, the geneherman, and partly to favor the operations of Sheridan in the Valley. On the 1st of October, Sherthan heretofore. Wilson had been sent from Sheridan's army a few days before, to take command of s, in support of the movements of Sherman and Sheridan, and announced his intentions to both commandof the week; and the next day he sent word to Sheridan: No troops have passed through Richmond to rethe President sent an anxious despatch about Sheridan, who had reached the head of the Valley and clly valuable when commanders like Sherman and Sheridan were separated from their base or communicati[2 more...]
Wright driven back in confusion seven miles Sheridan arrives at Winchester on 18th rides towards nts were passing in Georgia and on the James, Sheridan had advanced as far as Staunton and Waynesborut Chapin's Farm should be held or levelled. Sheridan, for want of supplies, if there should be no division of cavalry. On the 13th of October, Sheridan was summoned to Washington by the Secretary orned to his corps, Getty to his division, and Sheridan was in command. A compact line of battle was a seat in Congress, ought to be scalped. Sheridan had assumed command at Halltown, on the 7th ol loss must have been twenty-two thousand. Sheridan captured more men in the Valley than Early sa. —Sherman to Halleck, October 19, 1864. and Sheridan at the East; it was applauded by officers anst be prevented from raising another crop. Sheridan obeyed his orders to the letter. On the 1st y supplies, and they are not abundant there. Sheridan's purpose under Grant's orders has been to re[66 more...]
and; often one was with Sherman, another with Sheridan, and a third with Canby; and during actual morse the absorbing theme; the latest news from Sheridan or Sherman, the condition of affairs inside oates. He enjoyed the triumphs of Sherman and Sheridan, and of all national commanders, as keenly asRosecrans, as well as of Meade and Butler and Sheridan, so that all should contribute to the safety e dashing genius or the personal magnetism of Sheridan, but possessed not a few traits in common withortest notice. At the same time he directed Sheridan: If you are satisfied this is so, send the Sid them how Thomas being set to hold Hood, and Sheridan retained to watch Early, while Meade and Butlportant of which now came from Georgia, since Sheridan had laid waste the Valley. When the listened that the country could not think higher of Sheridan and Thomas and Schofield than he did, nor thawhat he said about Thomas, and Schofield, and Sheridan, and most of all Sherman, others left his pre[1 more...]
mouth of Cape Fear river orders to Butler and Weitzel orders to Sheridan movement of Meade against Hicksford situation at Nashville Thomhich should have followed a victory; and either Grant, Sherman, or Sheridan would undoubtedly have moved upon the enemy, disordered by defeat rative with Thomas's advance; and Sherman and Meade and Butler and Sheridan were all included in the scheme, in which the army in Tennessee bous forces in every field. On the 28th of November, he had said to Sheridan: My impression now is that you can spare the Sixth corps with impu the Shenandoah Valley. On the 4th of December, he telegraphed to Sheridan: Do you think it possible now to send cavalry through to the Virginging troops from the Shenandoah, and suggesting new operations to Sheridan; while planning a movement for the army of the Potomac, which mighurn to Meade. Upon the receipt of this news, Grant telegraphed to Sheridan: The inhabitants of Richmond are supplied exclusively over the roa
d Mann. There could be no surer evidence that the cause was desperate. But the capture of Fort Fisher not only closed the last important inlet of supplies to the enemy from abroad, at a juncture when Grant was cutting off those supplies in every direction at home, and thus formed an important adjunct to his general plan of exhausting as well as destroying the Confederacy; it had also a strategically consequence, not apparent at the time to outsiders, but which with him was paramount to all other considerations. The circle was now gradually closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennessee, and Sheridan of the Valley of Virginia, while Grant still held the principal rebel force at Richmond. At this crisis the possession of Cape Fear river opened another base for operations into the interior. It enabled the general-in-chief to look forward to supporting Sherman's future movements, and presented an opportunity to complete the isolation of Lee.
Lee's statement of rebel condition news from Sheridan Grant's prescience of Lee's movements Gradupatches from Sherman-further delay of Thomas Sheridan arrives at White House Sheridan's raid lastSheridan's raid last defeat of Early skilful strategy of Sheridan enormous loss inflicted on enemy approaching consumSheridan enormous loss inflicted on enemy approaching consummation of Grant's plans-preparations for final blow Sheridan to co—operate with army of Potomac juSheridan to co—operate with army of Potomac junction of Sherman and Schofield Sherman's northward march difficulties at outset advances directlrly as the 8th of February, Grant had said to Sheridan: I believe there is no enemy now to prevent yan was ordered to come in from Tennessee, and Sheridan had started from the Valley, all aiming to cod as far up on the Lynchburg road as he can. Sheridan started this morning from Winchester, Virgini And now Grant waited only for the arrival of Sheridan from the Pamunkey. On the 20th of March, he did this always. He did so now. Meade and Sheridan and Ord were invited to meet Sherman, and on [6 more...]<
s of Grant's strategy situation, March 30th Sheridan ordered to take Five Forks Lee masses one—thof Humphreys and Warren Pickett sent against Sheridan battle of Dinwiddie advance of Pickett repheridan's centre Sheridan attacks in return Sheridan forced back to Dinwiddie Sheridan holds Dinwf Warren chagrin of Grant Disarrangement of Sheridan's plan advance of Sheridan without Warren Sbattle battle of Five Forks dispositions of Sheridan further obstructiveness of Warren advance oand results of battle-grant's endorsement of Sheridan characteristics of Warren and Sheridan. Oomac69, 751 Army of the James27,701 Army of Sheridan13,595 —— Total111,047 See Appendix for the be brought to Grant whenever necessary; while Sheridan moved between, destroying the communications r and at Bermuda Hundred. To the force which Sheridan had brought from the Valley, was added the ca. Grant read these instructions himself to Sheridan, together with some further passages directin[22 more...
ate effect, formidable at first to an adversary; but, when opposed by soldiers like Sherman and Sheridan and Grant, their strength was wasted, their struggles vain, their endurance failed. Next camthe continent and then marched northward, driving Johnston; Thomas destroyed or scattered Hood; Sheridan had beaten and battered Early's army, literally, into pieces. Only the command in front of Ric 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 th Stanton, the two great men in civil life whom the epoch produced, on one hand, and Sherman and Sheridan, with their eminent executive military genius, on the other. He participated in the authority th the people; his strategy was not inferior to that of Sherman, and he proved himself equal to Sheridan in that power of audacious and skillful combination in the presence of the enemy which, above a
Appendix to Chapter XXV. Sheridan's strength in the campaign in the Valley of Virginia, 1864. General Sheridan to Adjutant-General of the army. HeadquartGeneral Sheridan to Adjutant-General of the army. Headquarters, Middle military division, September 13, 1864. General: I have the honor to forward as complete a field return as is possible at the present time. The most somplete all reports required, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. H. Sheridan, Major-General. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General, United Stat44,6114,815 —————— 2,20843,28445,487 This return is the only one made by Sheridan to the Adjutant-General prior to the battle of Winchester; and, as it was accore of sufficient size to reduce the force in the field to the numbers given in Sheridan's report to Grant, which were taken at the time from the official returns of ernish copies of them. At Grant's Headquarters it was always understood that Sheridan's effective force in the Valley campaign was about thirty thousand men.
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