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Chapter 53: battle of Drury's Bluff, May 16, 1864. Grant's plan of campaign was, if he should be unable to defeat Lee, or fail to take Richmond, to cross the James River below Richmond, and possess himself of Petersburg, cut off the supplies f
main body of his own force, together with the detachment from General Lee's army, that he should join General Lee, crush Grant, and march to Washington.
Mr. Davis, in Rise and Fall.
The following is the communication alluded to above.
Con ousand men to unite with Breckenridge and fall upon the enemy's flank with over twenty thousand effectives-thus rendering Grant's defeat certain and decisive; and in time to enable General Beauregard to return, with a reinforcement from General Lee, can be effected, and the picture presented is one of starvation.
Without it General Lee must eventually fall back before Grant's heavy reinforcements, and the view presented merely anticipates this movement for offensive purposes.
Meantime it is i
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