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et Griffin go on as he was first directed. Griffin had been ordered by Warren to the Boydton roatt was falling back slowly toward Five Forks, Griffin's and Crawford's divisions would come in on tplaced them the night before, and the head of Griffin's division did not get to Boisseau's till aftabney roads. By reason of the delay in moving Griffin and Crawford, the enemy having escaped, I mass and Merritt's cavalry became hotly engaged, Griffin's division was to pass around the left of theConfederate line; and I personally instructed Griffin how I wished him to go in, telling him also tenemy's infantry at the return. By this time Griffin had observed and appreciated Crawford's mistaim to report to General Grant. I then put Griffin in command of the Fifth Corps, and directed hborne roads, leaving Bartlett, now commanding Griffin's division, near the Ford road. Mackenzie ale principal actors on that field are dead-Generals Griffin, Custer, and Devin, whose testimony would[5 more...]
despatches were written, which would account for their being transmitted by messenger. There was thus revealed not only the important fact that Lee was concentrating at Amelia Court House, but also a trustworthy basis for estimating his troops, so I sent word to Crook to strike up the railroad toward me, and to Merritt-who, as I have said, had followed on the heels of the enemy — to leave Mackenzie there and himself close in on Jettersville. Staff-officers were also despatched to hurry up Griffin with the Fifth Corps, and his tired men redoubled their strides. My troops too were hard up for rations, for in the pursuit we could not wait for our trains, so I concluded to secure if possible these provisions intended for Lee. To this end I directed Young to send four of his best scouts to Burkeville Junction. There they were to separate, two taking the railroad toward Lynchburg and two toward Danville, and as soon as a telegraph station was reached the telegram was to be transmitte
embraced those excluded from the exercise of the election franchise), I, having full authority under the Reconstruction laws, directed such a revision of the jury lists as would reject from them every man not eligible for registration as a voter. This order was issued August 24, and on its promulgation the President relieved me from duty and assigned General Hancock as my successor. Pending the arrival of General Hancock, I turned over the command of the district September 1 to General Charles Griffin; but he dying of yellow fever, General J. A. Mower succeeded him, and retained command till November 29, on which date General Hancock assumed control. Immediately after Hancock took charge, he revoked my order of August 24 providing for a revision of the jury lists; and, in short, President Johnson's policy now became supreme, till Hancock himself was relieved in March, 1868. My official connection with the reconstruction of Louisiana and Texas practically closed with this ord