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of the confidential adviser he recommended to Sheridan in the fall of 1864. The photographers whoto the photography of fifty years before. Sheridan had the born soldier's contempt for such charon's earlier emissary, Mr. Lomas of Maryland, Sheridan's suspicions were redoubled. The newcomer gaist in the matter of make — up and disguise. Sheridan kept his own counsel, had the pair shadowed, n of Abraham Lincoln, and then it dawned upon Sheridan that Renfrew was probably none other than Joh relied upon, at least by Union generals, and Sheridan's scout system was probably the most successfthese who successfully bore to General Grant, Sheridan's urgent I wish you were here, when, on the 5cided to ride at once through the darkness to Sheridan's side, and set forth with only a little escof treachery, you die. Not until they reached Sheridan at midnight were they sure it was not a device campaigns of Grant, Lee, Sherman, Johnston, Sheridan, Stuart, Thomas, Hood, Hooker, Burnside, and
ere the shells would explode; they might explode among Pickett's men, and so demoralize rather than support them. It will help the reader to realize the inequality in arms and equipment between the two armies to watch a skirmish between some of Sheridan's cavalry and a regiment of Fitzhugh Lee. Observe that the Federal cavalryman fires his rifle seven times without reloading, while the horseman in gray opposed to him fires but once, and then lowers his piece to reload. One is armed with the Spencer repeating rifle; the other with the old Sharp's rifle. In another engagement (at Winchester, September 19, 1864), see that regiment of mounted men give way in disorder before the assault of Sheridan's cavalry, and dash back through the infantry. Are these men cowards? No, but they are armed with long cumbrous rifles utterly unfit for mounted men, or with double-barreled shotguns, or old squirrel-rifles. What chance has a regiment thus armed, and also miserably mounted, against those
nty-seven, was Wesley Merritt. He graduated from West Point the year before Kilpatrick and Ames. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers on June 29, 1863, distinguished himself two days later at Gettysburg, but won his chief fame as one of Sheridan's leaders of cavalry. He was conspicuous at Yellow Tavern and at Hawe's Shop, was made major-general of volunteers for gallant service in the battles of Winchester and Fisher's Hill, and brigadier-general in the United States Army for Five Forkomputed less than fifteen minutes. When Grant found that he had been out-generated by Lee on the North Anna River, he immediately executed a flank movement past Lee's right, his weakest point. The Sixth Corps and the Second Corps, together with Sheridan's cavalry, were used in the flank movement and secured a more favorable position thirty-five miles nearer Richmond. It was while Sedgwick's Sixth Corps was passing over the canvas pontoon-bridges across the Pamunkey at Hanovertown, May 28, 186
a long day's march or before a dangerous foe. General Sheridan recognized the value of this stimulus to the mt as late as March 30, 1865, he encountered one of Sheridan's bands under heavy fire at Five Forks, playing Ne swore. They had lost Halleck, Pope, Grant, and Sheridan, as they proudly said, sent to the East to teach tlleck and Pope had hardly succeeded, and Grant and Sheridan were yet to try. They had as yet lost no generals the field under, and soon to learn to swear by, Philip Sheridan. When war had lost its Glamour—provost-marse they had to lounge in Camp and read with envy of Sheridan and the Sixth Corps playing havoc with Early in thvalry, on next to nothing. With the end of March, Sheridan came again, riding buoyantly down from the Shenandby which the army was enmeshed. There had been no Sheridan in command of the cavalry when the Southern army f day or night, ceasing to worry and wear and tear, Sheridan and his troopers rode vengefully, and there was no
he Confederacy and the plans of its armies, Secret-service headquarters in the last months of the War during the winter of 1864-65, General Grant had his headquarters at City Point, Virginia, and the building occupied by the Secret-service men is shown here, as well as a group of scouts who are as idle as the two armies in the Petersburg trenches. But a few weeks' work in the opening spring, as Grant maneuvers to starve Lee out of Petersburg, and the scouts' duties will be over. Sheridan will come, too, from the Shenandoah with his cavalry scouts, the finest body of information seekers developed by the War. General Grant was in a constant state of uneasiness during the winter, fearing that Lee would leave his strong lines around Petersburg and unite with Johnston. Consequently he depended on his Secret-service men to keep him informed as to any signs of movement on the part of Lee. Secret-service headquarters in the last months of the War Secret-service headquarter
e as soon as my forces join you, and we will crush Sheridan. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General. Sheridan was Sheridan was then at Front Royal, en route to Washington. The message was handed to General Wright, in The Signal Crary command, at once, and was forwarded by him to Sheridan at midnight. The importance of this information isturned to evening victory under the inspiration of Sheridan's matchless personality. In the battles at Gett between the Confederate signal-men. A veteran of Sheridan's army tells of his impressions as follows: On thening of the 18th of October, 1864, the soldiers of Sheridan's army lay in their lines at Cedar Creek. Our atte as soon as my forces join you, and we will crush Sheridan. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General. The sturdiness of Sheridan's veterans and the fresh spirit put into the hearts of the men by the return of Sheridan himself fSheridan himself from Winchester, twenty miles away, a ride rendered immortal by Read's poem, proved too much at last for the pl