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Deep Bottom (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
he afternoon the enemy attacked and drove in his pickets and reoccupied his old line. On the night of the 20th and morning of the 21st a lodgment was effected by General Butler, with one brigade of infantry, on the north bank of the James, at Deep Bottom, and connected by pontoon bridge with Bermuda Hundred. On the 19th General Sheridan, on his return from his expedition against the Virginia Central Railroad, arrived at the White House just as the enemy's cavalry was about to attack it, anre crossed to the north bank of the James River and joined the force General Butler had there. On the 27th the enemy was driven from his intrenched position, with the loss of four pieces of artillery. On the 28th our lines were extended from Deep Bottom to New Market road, but in getting this position were attacked by the enemy in heavy force. The fighting lasted for several hours, resulting in considerable loss to both sides. The first object of this move having failed, by reason of the ve
Dinwiddie Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
n, Humphreys, Ord, Wright, Parke. Everything looked favorable to the defeat of the enemy and the capture of Petersburg and Richmond if the proper effort was made. I therefore addressed the following communication to General Sheridan, having previously informed him verbally not to cut loose for the raid contemplated in his orders until he received notice from me to do so: gravelly Creek, March 29, 1865. Maj. Gen. P. H. Sheridan: General: Our line is now unbroken from the Appomattox to Dinwiddie. We are all ready, however, to give up all from the Jerusalem plank road to Hatcher's Run, whenever the forces can be used advantageously. After getting into line south of Hatcher's we pushed forward to find the enemy's position. General Griffin was attacked near where the Quaker road intersects the Boydton road, but repulsed it easily, capturing about 100 men. Humphreys reached Dabney's Mills and was pushing on when last heard from. I now feel like ending the matter, if it is possible
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
d Holston Rivers, running eastward to include nearly all of the State of Tennessee. South of Chattanooga a small foothold had been obtained in Georgia, sufficient to protect East Tennessee from incu Run, and the Weldon railroad had been destroyed to Hicksford. General Sherman moved from Chattanooga on the 16th of May, with the Armies of the Cumberland, Tennessee, and Ohio, commanded, respeca. The first two were successful; the latter disastrous. General Sherman's movement from Chattanooga to Atlanta was prompt, skillful, and brilliant. The history of his flank movements and battlreak my roads. I would infinitely prefer to make a wreck of the road and of the country from Chattanooga to Atlanta, including the latter city, send back all my wounded and worthless, and, with my ef the Tennessee River firmly, you may make it, destroying all the railroad south of Dalton or Chattanooga, as you think best. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. It was the original design to hold
South Side (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
he Danville railroad, which he struck at Coalfield, Powhatan, and Chula Stations, destroying them, the railroad track, two freight trains, and one locomotive, together with large quantities of commissary and other stores; thence crossing to the South Side road, struck it at Wilson's, Wellville, and Blacks and Whites Stations, destroying the road and station-houses; thence he proceeded to City Point, which he reached on the 18th. On the 19th of April, and prior to the movement of General Butlerf the Potomac, and General Kautz's division of cavalry, of the Army of the James, moved against the enemy's railroads south of Richmond. Striking the Weldon railroad at Reams' Station, destroying the depot and several miles of the road and the South Side road about fifteen miles from Petersburg, to near Nottoway Station, where he met and defeated a force of the enemy's cavalry, he reached Burkeville Station on the afternoon of the 23d, and from there destroyed the Danville railroad to Roanoke b
Fort Fisher (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ossession of the land north of New Inlet or Fort Fisher, it was impossible for the navy to entirelying be effected while the enemy still holds Fort Fisher and the batteries guarding the entrance toport of Wilmington would be sealed. Should Fort Fisher and the point of land on which it is built he place of rendezvous (off New Inlet, near Fort Fisher) on the evening of the 15th. Admiral Porter, informing me that the fleet was still off Fort Fisher, and expressing the conviction that, under ch a position can be obtained, the siege of Fort Fisher will not be abandoned until its reduction ir instance was there an order to assault Fort Fisher. This was a matter left entirely to the discrnaissance was pushed to within 500 yards of Fort Fisher, and a small advance work taken possesion oto Beaufort, and other mechanics will go to Fort Fisher in a day or two. On this point I have info to giving these instructions I had visited Fort Fisher, accompanied by General Schofield, for the [6 more...]
Payne Gap (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
inhuman and merciless massacre — of the garrison. On the 14th General Buford, having failed at Columbus, appeared before Paducah, but was again driven off. For subordinate reports of Forrest's expedition into West Tennessee and Kentucky, see Vol. XXXII, Part I, p. 501. Guerrillas and raiders, seemingly emboldened by Forrest's operations, were also very active in Kentucky. The most noted of these was Morgari. With a force of from 2,000 to 3,000 cavalry he entered the State through Pound Gap in the latter part of May. On the 11th of June he attacked and captured Cynthiana, with its entire garrison. On the 12th he was overtaken by General Burbridge and completely routed with heavy loss, and was finally driven out of the State. This notorious guerrilla was afterward surprised and killed near Greeneville, Tenn., and his command captured and dispersed by General Gillem. For subordinate reports of operations in Kentucky and East Tennessee, see Vol. XXXIX. In the absence of
Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
enforced to the maximum; that, after you get Wilmington, you strike for Savannah and the river; that informed him of a proposed movement against Wilmington, and of the situation in Virginia, &c.: Citng strenuous exertions to seal the harbor of Wilmington, but with only partial effect. The nature oia, taking with him most of the forces about Wilmington, I deemed it of the utmost importance that tWeitzel is to close to the enemy the port of Wilmington. If successful in this, the second will be to capture Wilmington itself. There are reasonable grounds to hope for success if advantage can be e attempt to capture Fort Fisher, N. C., and Wilmington ultimately, if the fort falls. You will, thment on Goldsborough in two columns-one from Wilmington, and the other from New Berne, and to repairjunction with the columns from New Berne and Wilmington. Among the important fruits of this campaiglroad communications opened from his army to Wilmington or New Berne. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-Gen[12 more...]
Raleigh (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
that he had expected, upon reducing Savannah, instantly to march to Columbia, S. C., thence to Raleigh, and thence to report to me; but that this would consume about six weeks time after the fall ofore you could possibly reach Sherman I think you would find him moving from Goldsborough toward Raleigh, or engaging the enemy strongly posted at one or the other of these places, with railroad commuces in front of Richmond and Petersburg. General Sherman proposed in this movement to threaten Raleigh, and then, by turning suddenly to the right, reach the Roanoke at Gaston or thereabouts, whence5th, General Sherman moved directly against Joe Johnston. who retreated rapidly on and through Raleigh, which place General Sherman occupied on the morning of the 13th. The day preceding news of thuctions; was communicated to General Sherman by me in person, on the morning of the 24th, at Raleigh, N. C., in obedience to your orders. Notice was at once given by him to General Johnston for the t
Goochland (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
nd the enemy having destroyed the bridges by which he had hoped to cross the river and get on the South Side Railroad about Farmville and destroy it to Appomattox Court-House, the only thing left for him was to return to Winchester or strike a base at the White House. Fortunately, he chose the latter. From New Market he took up his line of march, following the canal toward Richmond, destroying every lock upon it and cut ting the banks wherever practicable, to a point eight miles east of Goochland, concentrating the whole force at Columbia on the 10th. Here he rested one day, and sent through by scouts information of his whereabouts and purposes, and a request for supplies to meet him at White House, which reached me on the night of the 12th. An infantry force was immediately sent to get possession of White House and supplies were forwarded. Moving from Columbia in a direction to threaten Richmond, to near Ashland Station, he crossed the Annas, and after having destroyed all the
Big Black (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
started by General Canby to cut the enemy's lines of communication with Mobile and detain troops in that field. General Foster, commanding Department of the South, also sent an expedition, via Broad River, to destroy the railroad between Charleston and Savannah. The expedition from Vicksburg, under command of Bvt. Brig. Gen. E. D. Osband (colonel Third U. S. Colored Cavalry), captured, on the 27th of November, and destroyed the Mississippi Central Railroad bridge and trestle-work over Big Black River, near Canton, 30 miles of the road and 2 locomotives, besides large amounts of stores. The expedition from Baton Rouge was without favorable results. The expedition from the Department of the South, under the immediate command of Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch, consisting of about 5,000 men of all arms, including a brigade from the Navy, proceeded up Broad River and embarked at Boyd's Neck on the 29th of November, from where it moved to strike the railroad at Grahamville. At Honey Hill, ab
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