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Chapter 19: the capture of Petersburg by 6th Corps The Brigade sent to 19th Corps skirmishes into Petersburg the pursuit of Lee battle of Sailor's Creek Colonel Cronkite wounded The 31st of March was spent by the 121st on the skirmish line, and on its return to camp, orders were received to hold itself in readin
on of their wagon train and many prisoners, and that we were close to Lee's infantry.
As we came out of the woods into the open field that stretched down to Sailor's Creek, we could see the troops in our front, the 3d Division, deploying in line of battle to the right of the road and moving forward.
Beyond on the opposite hills of the brigade, which was defeated by the second charge of the 121st.
Longstreet's account of the battle verifies this statement.
He says: Anderson crossed Sailor's Creek, closely followed by Ewell.
As Anderson marched he found Merritt's cavalry square across his route.
Humphreys, who was close upon Ewell, waited for the arri