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und Richmond. On the 31st of October, 1864, there were one hundred and fifty-three pieces in position on the national lines, of which twenty were field artillery; and at the fall of Richmond, in April, 1865, one hundred and seventy-five guns were captured, of which forty-one were either 6 or 12 pounders. This does not include the artillery found in the city, nor that taken in the field. In my account of the works around Richmond and Petersburg, I have made free use of papers by Major-General Wright, Chief of Engineers, United States Army, and Lieutenant-Colonel Michie, also of the Engineers, published in the Report on the Defences of Washington, by Major-General Barnard, of the same corps; as well as of a paper on the Fortifications of Petersburg, by Lieutenant Featherstonaugh, of the Royal (British) Engineers. I am also indebted for valuable assistance to Major-General Humphreys, late Chief of Engineers, United States Army. The people of the North entirely failed to appreciate
ctober 18th assault on left of national army Wright driven back in confusion seven miles Sheridanront Royal, but there received a despatch from Wright, who had been left at Cedar Creek, in command cavalry raid, and ordered Torbert to return to Wright at Cedar Creek. This was on Sunday, the 16th of October. Wright had announced: If the enemy should be strongly reinforced in cavalry, he might, was found well guarded, for it was here that Wright apprehended an attack; See page 90. and Earhe opposite flank, where Sheridan had directed Wright to close in on Powell. But Powell was at the front with the artillery, which would open on Wright as soon as he turned upon Gordon and Kershaw. rd, and before daybreak had struck the rear of Wright's command. Kershaw's attack on the national ly knew that they were being led to victory. Wright now returned to his corps, Getty to his divisir's Hill. He had retaken all the guns lost by Wright, and captured twenty-four pieces of artillery [2 more...]
rders for the movement were issued. Parke and Wright were at first to be left in the trenches in frof army commanders. The forces of Parke and Wright were to be massed and ready to attack in case eade arrived on the field, he promptly ordered Wright and Humphreys to advance and feel the enemy ines, and joined the moving column. Parke and Wright now held the works in front of Petersburg, andarmy was formed in the following order: Parke, Wright, Ord, Humphreys, Warren. The Fifth corps had n Hatcher's run, near Burgess's mill, and Ord, Wright, and Parke made examinations in their fronts t if his estimate of Lee's forces was correct. Wright and Parke reported favorably to an assault, annecessary orders. Orders have been given Ord, Wright, and Parke to be ready to assault at daylight trate the weakened lines in front of Parke, or Wright, or Ord. The rebel general, however, was alcher's run and the Appomattox river. Besides, Wright thinks he can go through the line where he is,[1 more...]
he afternoon orders were issued to Humphreys, Wright, and Parke to assault at four A. M., and Ord athe possession of the enemy. At 5.15 A. M., Wright reported his first success, and Grant instantly sent word to Ord: Wright has carried the enemy's line, and is pushing in. Now is the time to push30 this morning. To Sheridan himself he said: Wright and Parke attacked at daylight this morning, ae reports until he learned that Ord as well as Wright had broken the lines, and then he rode out to a body of three thousand prisoners captured by Wright, marching to the rear. Next he came upon a die news was brought that Ord had connected with Wright, and that Humphreys also had penetrated the li now entered the works at the point carried by Wright, and passed along the front of the Sixth corpse to ascertain whether the enemy had retired. Wright and Ord were notified of the report, and instrication surrendering the town was forwarded by Wright to Meade. The flag of the Sixth Michigan shar[27 more...]
phreys moved between one and two o'clock, and Wright at three in the morning, both corps without rad to Grant his position in the line of march. Wright, he said, reached this point by seven A. M., west of this one. Sheridan is moving on them. Wright moves south-west from here. General Ord movesdivision leading, and Sheridan at once ordered Wright to put Seymour into position, without waiting r moving on the right, and both facing south. Wright and Sheridan rode between the columns. Justixth corps advanced on the Deatonsville road. Wright drove the enemy about two miles, through a thiopposite side of a ridge that rose in front of Wright; and a young cavalryman, named William Richardrps were on their flanks, a fresh division and Wright's artillery in front, and Merritt's cavalry in had passed by the rear of both Humphreys and Wright, and was now marching for Prince Edward, accor These orders were all obeyed, and before dark Wright's column was filing across the Appomattox, Cro[25 more...]
the following dispatch from Major-General Halleck, commanding the Military Division of the James. Generals Canby and Thomas were instructed some days ago that Sherman's arrangements with Johnston were disapproved by the President, and they were ordered to disregard it, and push the enemy in every direction. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Halleck to Secretary Stanton. Richmond, Virginia, April 26, 9.30 P. M. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Generals Meade, Sheridan, and Wright are acting under orders to pay no regard to any truce or orders of General Sherman respecting hostilities, on the ground that Sherman's agreement could bind his command only, and no other. They are directed to push forward, regardless of orders from any one, except from General Grant, and cut off Johnston's retreat. Beauregard has telegraphed to Danville that a new arrangement has been made with Sherman, and that the advance of the Sixth corps was to be suspended until further orders.
, 365; assaults under direction of, 369; personal characteristics of, 370, 371; official reports as to failure to take Petersburg, 377-379; peremptory commands to Wright before Petersburg, 385; trouble with W. F. Smith, 464; Burnside's mine 466-485; movement against Weldon road. 506, 514, 516; battle of Ream's station, 528; movemeseizing, 377, 382; Wilson's raid upon, 403-412; attempts to reach, October, 1864, III., 115-122, 132; one object of final movement from Petersburg, 442; seized by Wright, 510. Spottsylvania, battles around, II., 136; nature and features of battle-field, 138; movements of May 8, 142; fighting on the Po river, 152-160; Warren's a-220; at battle of Nashville, 253-258; in pursuit of Hood, 259; campaign into Alabama, 637, 638. Wood, General T. J., at battle of Nashville, III., 253-260. Wright, General Horatio G., in command of Sixth corps, II., 150; at Spottsylvania, 163; on North Anna, 227, 229; movement to Cold Harbor, 264, 270; battle of Cold Harbor