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d what to do; but here the noble, generous spirit of the 5th Maine showed itself. They showed us how to get rid of them, or at least to prevent their accumulation and increase. The 5th Maine men were true and loyal, in every way, a credit to themselves and an honor to the brigade. All honor to such a brave regiment, and we feel proud and glad of our association with them. A similar attachment developed in the Shenandoah Valley between the Sixth Corps and the Cavalry Corps which led Sheridan to ask for the Sixth Corps in beginning his operations in the final campaign against the defenses of Petersburgh. In the advance of the army, to oppose Lee's invasion of Maryland, Col. Beckwith gives a vivid and somewhat amusing description of a physical prostration that he suffered. It may remind others of a similar experience, perhaps not with the same outcome. The day we marched around Sugar Loaf Mountain we were the last division of our corps. The day was hot. Wherever the road
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 12: from the angle to Cold Harbor (search)
Chapter 12: from the angle to Cold Harbor Meyer's Hill affair Jericho Ford destroying R. R. Sheridan's raid around Lee's army The 121st came out of this engagement with four company officers and 185 enlisted men present for duty, and was held in reserve with the rest of the brigade during the 13th of May, but on t was made to assail him, and on the 26th another movement to the left was made. The division in this movement guarded the trains to Chesterfield Station, where Sheridan had arrived after his brilliant raid around Lee's army in which he had defeated the Confederate cavalry under Stewart at the outer defenses of Richmond, and inflicted an irreparable loss to the Confederate cause by the death of General Stewart, the most able and efficient leader of the cavalry of the South. Sheridan was in dire need of the supplies we brought him, both of food and ammunition. Resuming the march in the evening we reached and crossed the Pamunky River in the morning and p
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 16: with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley (search)
Chapter 16: with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley Sheridan takes command itinerary of Sheridan takes command itinerary of Brigade in Valley the Opequon battle General Russell killed Upton wounded battle of Fisher's Hil of an army. General Hunter resigned and General Sheridan was sent to command the department constignated as The army of the Shenandoah. It was Sheridan's first independent command, and he was cautiountry, on familiar grounds. The task before Sheridan was three fold, to prevent another raid into the 16th of September, General Grant visited Sheridan and after listening to his plans and approvinn, and returned to Petersburg, confident that Sheridan would give a good account of himself and his ne from which the road debouches, the army of Sheridan would have been cut in two, and the result wo in a very strong position on Fisher's Hill. Sheridan immediately disposed his army to assail the eved forward in pursuit. About this time Generals Sheridan, Wright and others with their staff offi[1 more...]
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 17: with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley (continued). Cedar Creek (search)
Chapter 17: with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley (continued). Cedar Creek General Gordon's strategy at Cedar Creek the successfnd that there had been no serious fighting for two hours, when General Sheridan came up. No doubt his presence and words were cheering and in work of General Wright, commanding the army in the absence of General Sheridan, have not received the credit that was really due him. Comr no sign of war would ever be seen in that peaceful valley again. Sheridan's army lay in quiet upon the beautiful fields, oblivious of the faabout 3 o'clock when we were ordered to advance. At this time General Sheridan rode upon the field and along the line from our left. There wndoah into readiness to renew the battle before the arrival of General Sheridan.) Buchanan Read's poetical description of Sheridan's ride fSheridan's ride from Winchester to the army on that day seems to have hidden the deeds of our grand corps commander, and deprived him of his just mede of prais
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 19: the capture of Petersburg by 6th Corps (search)
rear. Ewell's corps was the one that suffered the most, because it was Grant's purpose to cut off the retreat of Lee and compel a surrender. The 2d and 6th Corps up to this point had been following the rear of the retreating Confederates. General Sheridan had asked for the 6th Corps to be sent to him at Five Forks, but the 5th was nearer, and was sent instead. Lee's intention was to take his army to Danville, to which place Davis had removed the Capital of the Confederacy, and he was expecting to retain the control of the railroad to that point. But at Jettersville, a station on the railroad, he found that Sheridan had anticipated him. Quite a severe battle was fought at Jettersville in which the Rebels were defeated, and were compelled to turn the head of their column toward Appomattox. Of the next day's march Beckwith says, On the morning of the 6th we marched at 6 o'clock in rear of our 2d Division, and in the expectation of hearing musketry firing break out in our fr