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ired Stuart, and later the redoubtable Fitzhugh Lee, and on the Northern side, Sheridan and Pleasonton. For a long time after our Civil War, except as to its politntier service, proved to be a training school in which the methods followed by Sheridan, Stuart, Forrest, and others of their time had been really initiated by their d in April, 1863, and at Brandy Station and Warrenton. Later they accompanied Sheridan on his Richmond raid in May, 1864, in the course of which Stuart met his deathr duty at Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, and in the Shenandoah Valley under Sheridan; and they were present at Appomattox. condition. The most brilliant exploitpoint the path of glory to thousands destined to ride under the war-guidons of Sheridan, Stuart, Buford, Pleasonton, Fitzhugh Lee, Stanley, Wilson, Merritt, Gregg, an. The most conspicuous cavalry operations of the war were those of 1864-65: Sheridan's Richmond raid, in which the South lost the brilliant and resourceful Stuart,
s armies in the spring of 1864. On April 4th Sheridan had been given charge of all the cavalry. Hebattle at Todd's Tavern, and in part at least Sheridan's earnest desire became fulfilled. The battlrings us to the very edge of the water, where Sheridan's troopers were getting their mounts into shampaign which followed these preparations that Sheridan had his famous interview with Meade, in which cavalry be immediately concentrated and that Sheridan proceed against the Confederate cavalry. On nd officers and men. The close of the war saw Sheridan at Appomattox with fifteen thousand cavalrymes horse. Union supply train. Just before Sheridan came, 1864: the eighteenth Pennsylvania cavalof March, these troopers rested in Camp until Sheridan left for his Richmond raid on May 9th. A monecond Brigade. Some of these men had been on Sheridan's Richmond and Trevilian raids. This shows tield required about 500 new horses every day. Sheridan's force alone required 150 new horses a day d[1 more...]
interpose his army between Lee and Richmond. Sheridan, with about ten thousand cavalry and several rn, which he reached before the appearance of Sheridan's troopers. They did appear, however, and atcattle and some sheep. On the 7th of June, Sheridan was sent with two divisions to communicate wiis movement. His first step was to intercept Sheridan before he reached the railroad. On the nightfrom further action that day. Desperately did Sheridan endeavor to drive Hampton from his path, and ee days, but the result was the withdrawal of Sheridan's forces, and his rejoining Grant. General Gn his Memoirs, states of this withdrawal that Sheridan went back because the enemy had taken possesseral James B. Gordon, C. S. A.: killed during Sheridan's raid on Richmond, May 11, 1864 Major-Genavalry, repulsed seven determined assaults of Sheridan's men. During the day Butler was unable to kelen in battle. On the other hand, when General Sheridan took command of the Federal cavalry, a ne[2 more...]
ulable. Stuart, Mosby, Forrest on one side — Sheridan, Grierson, Kilpatrick on the other — each in y. When, early in 1864, General Grant gave Sheridan the long hoped for opportunity to whip Stuartsupplies of the Army of Northern Virginia. Sheridan's Richmond raid, probably the most daring andes and sold copies of the Richmond Inquirer. Sheridan declared that he could have taken Richmond, bhe 24th near Chesterfield Station, Virginia. Sheridan's casualties suffered on the raid were six hu attained in this famous raid as follows: Sheridan, in this memorable raid, passed entirely aroual and material effect upon the Confederacy — Sheridan's The return of Sheridan's troopers--May 2position at Cold Harbor by direct assault. Sheridan started on June 7, 1864, with about eight tho led horses. Assured of Custer's position, Sheridan dismounted Torbert's two remaining brigades, e on Gordonsville. Following this victory, Sheridan continued his raid and finally reached White [11 more...
vision was newly armed with seven-shot Spencer carbines, capable of firing fourteen shots per minute. The Confederates were astonished and dismayed by the tremendous amount of lead poured into their ranks, and after the Tupelo fight one of the Confederate prisoners wonderingly asked a cavalryman, Say, do you all load those guns you all fight with on Sunday, and then fire 'em all the week? In the spring of the following year, 1865, General James H. Wilson, who had commanded a division in Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah, began, under the direction of General Thomas, an important demonstration against Selma and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in favor of General Canby's operations against Mobile and central Alabama. This great raid, which severed the main arteries supplying life-blood to the Confederacy, was destined to be the culminating blow by the Federal cavalry inflicted on the already tottering military structure of the Southern Confederacy. Starting on March 22, 1865, and marching i
was the capture in March, 1863, of Brigadier-General Stoughton at Fairfax Courthouse, far inside the Federal lines. He followed Lee's army into Pennsylvania in June, 1863, and worried the flanks of the Federal army as it moved southward after Gettysburg. In January, 1864, he was repulsed in a night attack on Harper's Ferry; in May he harassed the rear of Grant's army as it advanced on Fredericksburg; a little later he made a long raid into Maryland, and in August he surprised and captured Sheridan's entire supply-train near Berryville. In September he was wounded at Falls Church, but the following month he captured two Federal paymasters with $168,000, tore up the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks, destroyed rolling-stock, and made a prisoner of Brigadier-General Alfred Duffie. In December, 1864, he was promoted to be a colonel, and at the close of the war was paroled by the intercession of no less a person than Grant himself. along a cross-road which afforded the only avenue of e
f horse-flesh. Indeed, it was not until 1864 that Sheridan impressed upon Meade the wastefulness of thus rendquently laid down their lives in her cause. General Sheridan was one of the first of the Union commanders wlied upon. Indeed, this was one of the secrets of Sheridan's almost uniform success. He was always well infoments, strength, and probable intentions. After Sheridan's engagements in the Shenandoah valley at Clifton ving these soldiers the character of spies, caused Sheridan's scouts to be more or less disliked by the Cavalr appealed to a certain class of men, and they kept Sheridan well informed at all times. The specially selece of surprise, at least one scout might escape. Sheridan's scouts were usually excellent pistol shots, and s' wagons, and managed to live off the country. Sheridan's disguised scouts became expert in picking up thenkey. The control of the waterways, combined with Sheridan's efficient use of the cavalry, made this an easy
ween the hostile lines, the dwellings near Fairfax Court House passed time and again from the hands of one army to the other. The home in this photograph was used at different times by General Beauregard and General McClellan as headquarters. Even now a Union orderly is waiting to dash off on one of the powerful chargers. The assigning of troopers to such duties as these was part of the system which crippled the Federal cavalry till it passed under the control of efficient and aggressive Sheridan. The details of the picture indicate a hurried departure of the former occupants. The house itself is a fine example of the old Colonial Southern architecture — white columns in front of red brick. The white stucco has fallen away in places from the brick of the columns — a melancholy appearance for a home. Horses that carried the orders of the General-in-chief: waiting on Grant at Bethesda church, June, 1864. Crack horses were a first requisite for Grant's staff, escort, and cour
alry in the Eastern theater of operations. Sheridan insisted that his cavalry should not be separsburg. enemy's cavalry, and in deference to Sheridan's wishes, General Meade promptly relieved the. But he gave little encouragement as yet to Sheridan's plans for an independent cavalry corps--a cer, in the fall of the year (1864) that under Sheridan's brilliant leadership the Union cavalry won s under Early whirling through Winchester, as Sheridan tersely stated in a telegram which electrified it was near this house that his division of Sheridan's Cavalry Corps bivouacked that night. The f fall back three-quarters of a mile farther. Sheridan ordered him to withdraw from this isolated ponchester, and we are after them tomorrow, was Sheridan's exultant wire of September 19, 1864, which ashington breathed a deep sigh of relief, and Sheridan's men started on the pursuit of Early. It wand after a severe engagement of the infantry, Sheridan secured an advantageous position. On the 22d[5 more...]
by the fact that he has Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan General Sheridan was the leadeGeneral Sheridan was the leader who relieved the Union cavalry from waste of energy and restored it an arm of the service as effec Mass., on August 5, 1888. Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan Major-General Philip Henry ShMajor-General Philip Henry Sheridan: the leader's eyes never issued orders of encouragement or congratulations to his troops beTavern May 11, 1864, in a pitched battle with Sheridan's cavalry. there what their friends had lefg. He was engaged in opposing the advance of Sheridan toward Lynchburg in 1864, and showed such higision in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign under Sheridan from August, 1864, to March, 1865, and in the himself at Gettysburg. Later he served with Sheridan in the Shenandoah, won honor at Cedar Creek, ral of volunteers on October 19, 1864. Under Sheridan he participated in the battles of Five Forks,lly broke the Confederate left. At this time Sheridan wrote to a friend, I claim nothing for myself[1 more...]
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