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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement by the left flank-battle of North Anna-an incident of the March-moving on Richmond-South of the Pamunkey-position of the National Army (search)
at Guiney's Station. Hancock's corps had now been marching and fighting continuously for several days, not having had rest even at night much of the time. They were, therefore, permitted to rest during the 22d. But Warren was pushed to Harris's Store, directly west of Milford, and connected with it by a good road, and Burnside was sent to New Bethel Church. Wright's corps was still back at Guiney's Station. I issued the following order for the movement of the troops the next day: New Bethel, Va., May 22, 1864 Major-General Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Direct corps commanders to hold their troops in readiness to march at five A. M. to-morrow. At that hour each command will send out cavalry and infantry on all roads to their front leading south, and ascertain, if possible, where the enemy is. If beyond the South Anna, the 5th and 6th corps will march to the forks of the road, where one branch leads to Beaver Dam Station, the other to Jericho Bridge. then sout
two trestle bridges, each about seventy-five (75) feet long, were burned, and the ties and rails for one and a half miles effectually destroyed. The camp for the night was at Davisboro. November 28th.--This day was spent in destroying the railroad between Davisboro and Tennille. Two and one half (2 1/2) miles of track and five hundred (500) feet of trestle-work were burned. November 29th.--Marched from Davisboro to Spiers Station, and from thence parallel with the railroad to near New-Bethel, making in all a disdance of twenty-one (21) miles. November 30th.--Marched to near Louisville, ten (10) miles. December 1st.--Marched at seven A. M., taking the direct road to Millen, and camped for the night at Bark Camp Creek. Distance marched, fourteen (14) miles. December 2d.--The march was resumed at daylight, and was uninterrupted until Buckhead Creek was reached. The bridge over this place was partially destroyed, and a few of the enemy's cavalry were on the opposite sid