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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Thirty-eighth Virginia (Steuart's brigade) at battle of five Forks. (search)
f the 4th of March, 1865, and proceeded on cars to Farmville, Virginia, on the 10th to intercept the forces under General Phil. Sheridan, of the United States army. The regiment remained in the vicinity of Farmville until the 13th, when it left for Richmond. Arriving on the 14th, it proceeded to Atlee's station, and continued to follow after Sheridan until he crossed to the south of James river, when, on the 26th of March, the regiment proceeded to Battery 45, south of Petersburg, and threw up fortifications, but left on the 30th to meet Sheridan again, who was approaching from Dinwiddie Courthouse, acting as rear-guard for the division. It continued to skirmish with the enemy during the day, and bivouacked at night at Five Forks. The ett's and Johnson's divisions of infantry and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, to oppose thirty-five thousand infantry and all of Sheridan's cavalry, the contest was too unequal. Early in the action Colonel Griggs (with the Thirty-eighth) was ordered from hi