rsburg, and holding his lines with difficulty, and at night one point at least was gained.
The surrender would not take place there.
Where it would be was not yet decided.
Before morning the army had been moved to the northern bank of the Appomattox; the glare and roar of the blown-up magazines succeeded; and accompanied by the unwieldly trains, loaded with the miserable rubbish of winter quarters, the troops commenced their march up the Appomattox, toward the upper bridges.
General Lehich he had a straight cut without a particle of obstruction, except a small force of cavalry-less than two thousand effective men — under General Fitz Lee. General Lee, on the contrary, was moving by a circuitous route on the north bank of the Appomattox, encumbered by a huge wagon-train, and having in front of him a swollen river, which proved a terrible delay to him at the moment when every instant counted.
So great were the obstacles, that General Grant could have intercepted the Southern c