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Grant's Designs. Therein much speculation with regard to the future plans of Grant, whether he will cross the Pamunkey at Jericho and come directly upon Gen. Lee's front, or will keep on upon the old stage road, and pursue the route by Hanover Court House, which brings him to Richmond by the Meadow Bridge road, or whether he will still continue to incline to the left, until he shall have reached McClellan's old base at West Point, where he may hope to form a junction with Butler. We should think the last the most probable conjecture, did it not imply an acknowledgement of defeat, which the Convention to assemble at Baltimore on the 7th June, could not mistake, and afford to McClellan a triumph, which might be fatal to the pretensions alike of Lincoln and Grant. As it is, we think he will come straight on, either by the Telegraph road, or by the old stage road, or by both. Whatever he may determine on, we entertain no doubt whatever of his signal defeat whenever the next tria
The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported Capture of a Blockade Runner. (search)
ncreased, unless the latter change his base from the Rappahannock to York river. It is hoped that our cavalry forces will be more successful in keeping open this shorter line then they were in protecting the longer one, especially if the gentry who recently marched from Columbia have recovered from the effects of their numerous on the route sufficiently to enable them to enter with vigor upon the serious work before them. It was only two days ago that the enemy cut the Central road at Hanover C. H., a disaster and a humiliation which we might have been spared had our festive cavaliers not loitered so long on the way. It is not impossible that these frequent interruptions of our communications may have had some influence in bringing the army some miles nearer to Richmond. If the North Anna and Pamunkey be our proper position, why, then, it may be asked, did General Lee fight Grant at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court-House? His chief reason. I apprehend, was of a politica