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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
he Confederate right, west of the Weldon road, 360. battle of the Boydton road, 361. Grant's campaign for 1864 and its results, 362. Sherirenched positions. But they were gradually pushed back toward the Boydton road, where the Nationals seized, held, and intrenched a position,ld swing round to the west side of Hatcher's Run, sweep across the Boydton road, and seize the Southside railway. These movements began beHancock, who was passing round further to the left, had gained the Boydton road near Burgess's mill, without much opposition, and with Gregg', with instructions to move up that stream in the direction of the Boydton road. Crawford soon found himself in an almost impenetrable swamplatter eagerly pursued the: fugitives over an open space along the Boydton road, when they were struck heavily by Eagan, who, on hearing the had gained no ground, when the struggle known as the battle of the Boydton road ended. In these encounters Hancock lost about fifteen hundre
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
coming in, so that, on the morning after the storm, he was prepared to strike. Warren's Corps was then westward of the Boydton road, and pressed on the extreme right of the Confederate works on the White Oak road. the divisions of Ayres, Crawfoavies and Sheridan's main body, at Dinwiddie Court-House. This compelled Devin to make a long, circuitous March, by the Boydton road, to rejoin his chief. The movement was mistaken by the Confederates for a forced retreat, and they attempted pursun had broken the Confederate line on Hatcher's Run, when the combined forces swung round to the right, and pushed up the Boydton road, toward Petersburg, from the southwest. when the triumphs were known, Humphreys, holding the Union left to the wand Mott, and stormed and captured a redoubt on his front. The Confederates retired, and the two divisions moved up the Boydton road, and took position on the left of the Sixth Corps. Miles, in the mean time, had joined Sheridan, by whom he was di