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was the senior, and his opinion prevailed. Attack was delayed, and Merritt was transferred to the right of the army. At this juncture Sheridan sent another dispatch to Grant, urging his immediate presence, and enclosing a captured letter which had just been brought to his Headquarters by a negro. The letter was from a rebel officer to his mother, and in these words: Amelia court-house, April 5th. Dear Mamma,--Our army is ruined, I fear. We are all safe as yet. Byron left us sick. John Taylor is well; saw him yesterday. We are in line of battle this morning. General Robert Lee is in the field near us. My trust is still in the justice of our cause and that of God. General Hill is killed. I saw Murray a few minutes since. Bernard Perry, he said, was taken prisoner, but may get out. I send this by a negro I see passing up the railroad to Mecklenburg. Love to all. Your devoted son, Wm. B. Taylor, Colonel. Meanwhile, Grant had advanced with the head of Ord's column, and by