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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement by the left flank-battle of North Anna-an incident of the March-moving on Richmond-South of the Pamunkey-position of the National Army (search)
o enable me to reach the James River high up. Sheridan was now again with the Army of the Potomac. Wilson's feint. On the afternoon of the 26th Sheridan moved, sending Gregg's and Torbert's cavalry ossings were to be attempted in the morning. Sheridan was followed by a division of infantry under enemy if he should come. At the same time Sheridan was directed to reconnoitre towards Mechanicarance of a movement past our left flank, and Sheridan was sent to meet it. On the 30th Hancock h him and get back before we are aware of it. Sheridan ought to be notified to watch the enemy's movt of the Totopotomoy if necessary. I want Sheridan to send a cavalry force of at least half a brorders for Smith by the messenger you send to Sheridan with his orders. U. S. Grant I also notifover Court House, six miles south-east of it. Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry was watching ou Young's cavalry brigade. The enemy attacked Sheridan's pickets, but reinforcements were sent up an
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective (search)
dvance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective On the 31st Sheridan advanced to near Old Cold Harbor. He found it intrenched and occupied by cavalry and infantry. A hard fight ensued butortance of Cold Harbor to us, and seemed determined that we should not hold it. He returned with such a large force that Sheridan was about withdrawing without making any effort to hold it against such odds; but about the time he commenced the evaculock the 1st of June before it reached its destination. Before the arrival of Wright the enemy had made two assaults on Sheridan, both of which were repulsed with heavy loss to the enemy. Wright's corps coming up, there was no further assault on Con carries duplicate tunnels with him, and will replace them as fast as you can blow them up; better save your powder. Sheridan was engaged reconnoitring the banks of the Chickahominy, to find crossings and the condition of the roads. He reported
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Left flank movement across the Chickahominy and James-General Lee-visit to Butler-the movement on Petersburg-the investment of Petersburg (search)
aution I knew of to guard against all dangers. Sheridan was sent with two divisions, to communicate with H-General D. Hunter, Commanding Dept. W. Va. General Sheridan leaves here to-morrow morning, with instructiog it completely and thoroughly, until you join General Sheridan. After the work laid out for General SheridanGeneral Sheridan and yourself is thoroughly done, proceed to join the Army of the Potomac by the route laid out in General SheGeneral Sheridan's instructions. If any portion of your force, especially your cavalry, is needed back in your Depart informed by way of Washington and the Valley that Sheridan was on the way to meet him. The canal and Central thern Virginia and the people of Richmond. Before Sheridan got off on the 7th news was received from Hunter ras no doubt known to Lee before it was to me. Then Sheridan leaving with two divisions of cavalry, looked inde and supplies. Much of his cavalry was sent after Sheridan, and Early with Ewell's entire corps was sent to t
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Raid on the Virginia Central Railroad-raid on the Weldon Railroad-Early's movement upon Washington-mining the works before Petersburg-explosion of the mine before Petersburg- campaign in the Shenandoah Valley-capture of the Weldon Railroad (search)
of cavalry, his own and Fitz-Hugh Lee's. Sheridan moved to the north side of the North Anna to my had taken possession of the crossing which Sheridan had proposed to take to go north when he leftwas no longer wanted as a store of supplies. Sheridan was, therefore, directed to break it up; whicthe James River by the 26th of the month, and Sheridan ready to follow. In the meantime Meade haroy the Weldon and South Side roads. Now that Sheridan was safe and Hampton free to return to Richmocommenced a movement with Hancock's corps and Sheridan's cavalry to the north side by the way of DeeI had prescribed; and on the 29th Hancock and Sheridan were brought back near the James River with te seen your despatch in which you say, I want Sheridan put in command of all the troops in the fieldCumberland, Baltimore, or elsewhere, and give Sheridan command of the troops in the field. The genements were sent to the valley. I informed Sheridan of what had been done to prevent reinforcemen[22 more...]
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Sheridan's advance-visit to Sheridan-Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah-Sheridan's ride to Winchester-close of the campaign for the winter (search)
Sheridan's advance-visit to Sheridan-Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah-Sheridan's ride to Wincher's Gap, escorted by some cavalry. He found Sheridan just making his preparations to attack Early the 15th of September I started to visit General Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. My purpose wasint. Early here learned that I had been with Sheridan and, supposing there was some movement on foo of the expedition began to be accomplished. Sheridan went to work with his command, gathering in tt Early was in behind him. He was afraid that Sheridan was getting so far away that reinforcements wefore him, Early following. At Fisher's Hill Sheridan turned his cavalry back on that of Early, whieleven guns and a large number of prisoners. Sheridan lost only about sixty men. His cavalry pursue fortify this position and provision it. Sheridan objected to this most decidedly; and I was imd the latter to be ready to move and to crush Sheridan as soon as he, Longstreet, arrived. On the r[34 more...]
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Sherman's March North-Sheridan ordered to Lynchburg-Canby ordered to move against Mobile-movements of Schofield and Thomas-capture of Columbia, South Carolina-Sherman in the Carolinas (search)
efore starting out on his march. We already had New Bern and had soon Wilmington, whose fall followed that of Fort Fisher; as did other points on the sea coast, where the National troops were now in readiness to co-operate with Sherman's advance when he had passed Fayetteville. On the 18th of January I ordered Canby, in command at New Orleans, to move against Mobile, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, for the purpose of destroying roads, machine shops, etc. On the 8th of February I ordered Sheridan, who was in the Valley of Virginia, to push forward as soon as the weather would permit and strike the canal west of Richmond at or about Lynchburg; and on the 20th I made the order to go to Lynchburg as soon as the roads would permit, saying: As soon as it is possible to travel, I think you will have no difficulty about reaching Lynchburg with a cavalry force alone. From there you could destroy the railroad and canal in every direction, so as to be of no further use to the rebellion. * *
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Arrival of the peace commissioners-lincoln and the peace commissioners-an anecdote of Lincoln-the winter before Petersburg-Sheridan Destroys the Railroad — Gordon Carries the picket line-parke Recaptures the line-the battle of White Oak road (search)
n army operating in the enemy's country. The other consideration was that General Sheridan with the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac was operating on the north sidow take account of what he was doing. On the 5th of March I had heard from Sheridan. He had met Early between Staunton and Charlottesville and defeated him, captto abandon it because the James River had now become our base of supplies. Sheridan had about ten thousand cavalry with him, divided into two divisions commanded ctively by Custer and Devin. General Merritt was acting as chief of cavalry. Sheridan moved very light, carrying only four days provisions with him, with a larger s and factories along the lines of march of his troops were destroyed also. Sheridan had in this way consumed so much time that his making a march to White House n somewhat in the matter of fixing any time at my pleasure for starting, until Sheridan, who was on his way from the Shenandoah Valley to join me, should arrive, as b
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Interview with Sheridan-Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac-Sheridan's advance on five Forks-battle of five Forks-Parke and Wright storm the enemy's line-battles before Petersburg (search)
dan-Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac-Sheridan's advance on five Forks-battle of five Forks-in person the defence of his right flank. Sheridan moved back to Dinwiddie Court-House on the nir rear; but he was so late in getting up that Sheridan determined to move forward without him. Howev of the 5th corps and fighting directly under Sheridan. Warren reported to Sheridan about 11 o'cof White Oak Road and in his failure to reach Sheridan in time, that I was very much afraid that at s move. I had sent a staff officer to General Sheridan to call his attention to these defects, at directions, the cavalry and 5th corps under Sheridan pursuing the larger body which moved north-weve. At eleven o'clock, not having heard from Sheridan, I reinforced Parke with two brigades from Cirmission from him to make the assault, which Sheridan gave. By this time Humphreys had got throughtt drove them north to the Appomattox River. Sheridan then took the enemy at Sutherland Station on [30 more...]
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, The capture of Petersburg-meeting President Lincoln in Petersburg-the capture of Richmond --pursuing the enemy-visit to Sheridan and Meade (search)
ure of Richmond --pursuing the enemy-visit to Sheridan and Meade General Meade and I entered Peteg the night. During the night I strengthened Sheridan by sending him Humphreys's corps. Lee, asre. As soon as I was sure of this I notified Sheridan and directed him to move out on the Danville er west, by the way of Farmville. I notified Sheridan of this and directed him to get possession ofanville. The dispatch had not been sent, but Sheridan sent a special messenger with it to Burkesvilacross the railroad south of Jetersville, and Sheridan notified me of the situation. I again ordered to let his army pass. I then received from Sheridan the following dispatch: The whole of Lee's arably would have handled him very roughly, but Sheridan had sent two more brigades of cavalry to follof that day. I received a second message from Sheridan on the 5th, in which he urged more emphaticalf our identity and were conducted in to where Sheridan was bivouacked. We talked over the situation[9 more...]
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Battle of Sailor's Creek-engagement at Farmville-correspondence with General Lee-Sheridan Intercepts the enemy. (search)
fficiently in the valley of Virginia. The 6th corps now remained with the cavalry and under Sheridan's direct command until after the surrender. Ord had been directed to take possession of all but he hoped he would. I rode in to Farmville on the 7th, arriving there early in the day. Sheridan and Ord were pushing through, away to the south. Meade was back towards the High Bridge, and Hnfronting Lee as before stated. After having gone into bivouac at Prince Edward's Court House, Sheridan learned that seven trains of provisions and forage were at Appomattox, and determined to start one regiment which had been eliminated from Lee's force by this crumbling process. Although Sheridan had been marching all day, his troops moved with alacrity and without any straggling. They begwas now a rival for the front. The infantry marched about as rapidly as the cavalry could. Sheridan sent Custer with his division to move south of Appomattox Station, which is about five miles so
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