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ave dispersed Lee's army; that both Grant and Meade were intensely disgusted with the failure of Wright and Warren; and finally that Meade says a radical change must be made, no matter how unpleasa details of carrying his orders into effect to Meade and his corps commanders, he held that officer, was concentrated upon Grant rather than upon Meade. To those who took part in the campaign, itaper had given currency to the report that General Meade, after the battle of the Wilderness, had ft Grant had prevented it. It also appears that Meade, incensed by this report, had that day caused would probably take place the next night; that Meade was much troubled at the report that after thege and approval, it gave great comfort to both Meade and the administration at the time, end shouldesponsible for the first day's fighting, while Meade had ordered that of the second and third days,burg. In his despatch of June 20th Dana says, Meade is ordered to devote himself to swinging his a[3 more...]
, end should have put the discreditable rumor to rest forever. Dana's despatches show that he remained at Cold Harbor till the afternoon of June 12th with Grant; that the long halt of the army was at an end, and that the great movement by the left, apparently against Richmond, but really to cross the James River at Bermuda Hundred, was to begin that night. His last act before breaking camp that afternoon was to call the attention of the Secretary of War to the misconduct of Generals Ward, Owen, and Eustis, and to the fact that General Grant desired General Slocum, who was making war against a den of thieves at Vicksburg, should be left in command at that place. His first act after getting into camp that night four miles beyond Long Bridge was to report everything going on perfectly; ... troops moving rapidly; ... weather splendid. During the entire day of June 13th Dana appears to have been engaged in riding from point to point, for the purpose of watching and reporting the mov
Horace Porter (search for this): chapter 20
ttacked Lee's left flank in rear, I closed in upon the infantry, and for the first time in ten days found myself within reach of Grant's headquarters. Dana made his way to my bivouac on the evening of June 4th, and after dining with me on coffee, hardtack, roasted wheat, and fried bacon, told me the story of the marches and battles as he had learned it from personal observation. On the 7th, after conference with Grant, Meade, and Humphreys, I had conversations with Rawlins, Dana, Comstock, Porter, and Babcock, during which each gave me interesting details of what had taken place. On the afternoon of the 8th Dana and Rawlins came to my camp near Long Bridge and remained to dinner, during which they took me completely into their confidence. They not only told me the story of the marches and battles substantially as I have condensed it above, but they did more: they gave me their innermost views of the campaign, its successes and its failures, concealing nothing and extenuating nothi
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ference with Grant, Meade, and Humphreys, I had conversations with Rawlins, Dana, Comstock, Porter, and Babcock, during which each gave me inils of what had taken place. On the afternoon of the 8th Dana and Rawlins came to my camp near Long Bridge and remained to dinner, during wt and enjoyed his highest confidence. It was this officer to whom Rawlins attributed the cry of Smash 'em up! Smash 'em up! They explainedf Grant and done all the mischief. When I expressed surprise that Rawlins had not prevented its adoption, they called attention to the fact that, while they had perhaps not intended it, they had supplanted Rawlins in the dominating influence which he had hitherto exercised with hn, I sent to Dana to be used as he thought best, but both Dana and Rawlins were powerless. There was no one to whom they could appeal as agar that to Grant I have no means of knowing, but it is certain that Rawlins remained at his post to the end, never changing nor concealing his
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on of the army itself had been controlled by Grant and was in every way satisfactory to him, Dana had but little occasion to comment upon the leading officers. All of Dana's despatches, something over seventy in number, are set forth in the Official Records just as they were sent. Dana, Recollections of the Civil War, p. 189 et seq. Whenever necessary for the purposes of this narrative, I have quoted from them, but much the larger part of what I have said is drawn from other sources. In thel be thoroughly destroyed as far south as practicable, then, if necessary, the Army of the Potomac may . . . move upon the Danville road, leaving its base of supplies here to be guarded by its fortifications and the forces of General Butler. Official Records, Dana to Stanton, July 20, 1864-5 P. M. This statement, it will be observed, is most important, as it clearly shows that Grant's plan on that day was to break up the Confederate railroads, and force his way by the left flank to the Appom
y; the arrival of Longstreet at that place with two divisions of infantry that had marched all night; Grant's order for Warren to attack them with the support of Sedgwick; the death of Sedgwick, and the failure of these two corps to attack as ordered. He also reported Grant's orders to detach Sheridan with the cavalry corps, to oSedgwick, and the failure of these two corps to attack as ordered. He also reported Grant's orders to detach Sheridan with the cavalry corps, to operate against Lee's communications, and, after doing all possible damage, to march to the James River and communicate with Butler. This was followed by the statement that General Hobart Ward is under arrest for running away from the battle in the Wilderness, and that General H. G. Wright had succeeded to the command of Sedgwick'Sedgwick's corps. The next sixteen despatches, from the 10th to the 18th inclusive, relate to battles for the possession of Spottsylvania Court-House. They describe in sufficient detail the operations of Hancock's corps on the right in the neighborhood of Corbin's Bridge; the departure of Sheridan with the cavalry, leaving the army wi
cavalry had been reorganized and placed under Sheridan. Its material and transportation were in good. He also reported Grant's orders to detach Sheridan with the cavalry corps, to operate against Lewhen covered by intrenchments. By May 20th Sheridan with his cavalry had regained touch with the hing ready. On June 1st Dana reported that Sheridan, after heavy fighting, had male good his holdedy. This despatch, dated 5 P. M., praised Sheridan as a general who obeys orders without excessih Burnside massed in rear of his right wing. Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry was on the extrlar siege approaches to the rebel works; that Sheridan had been ordered to destroy the railroad fromuction must be finished; and finally that, if Sheridan failed in it, the whole army would swing arou Dana reported, with many other details, that Sheridan had set out at 3 A. M. to destroy the railroahe would now maneuver. It also appeared that Sheridan's attempt to destroy the railroads north of R[2 more...]
Dana's despatches show that he remained at Cold Harbor till the afternoon of June 12th with Grant; that the long halt of the army was at an end, and that the great movement by the left, apparently against Richmond, but really to cross the James River at Bermuda Hundred, was to begin that night. His last act before breaking camp that afternoon was to call the attention of the Secretary of War to the misconduct of Generals Ward, Owen, and Eustis, and to the fact that General Grant desired General Slocum, who was making war against a den of thieves at Vicksburg, should be left in command at that place. His first act after getting into camp that night four miles beyond Long Bridge was to report everything going on perfectly; ... troops moving rapidly; ... weather splendid. During the entire day of June 13th Dana appears to have been engaged in riding from point to point, for the purpose of watching and reporting the movement of the army by the left flank towards Fort Powhatan on the J
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sconnected, and unsupported attacks, extending over three days and several miles of front, which Smith afterwards characterized as murderous. Knowing that Grant had, from the first, left the detailsd with his chief. The criticisms to which I have alluded had not yet become known to the army. Smith gave me his views, a few days later, in a letter which, with his permission, I sent to Dana to bow nothing of Lee's movements. He has not yet sent troops to Petersburg. He reports later that Smith was to have attacked the last-named place at daylight on the 15th, that at 4 P. M. he had carrielt even to take than was Missionary Ridge ; that none of Lee's army had reached Petersburg when Smith stormed it, but that they seemed to be there the morning afterwards, making arrangements to holdven hundred yards long, as of the most admirable solidity. By the 19th it became evident that Smith's work was incomplete, and that the enemy had constructed an inner line covering Petersburg, whi
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destruction of the railroad and bridges and rejoin before to-morrow night, that Smith, with reinforcements from Butler's army, was delayed at New Castle, and had beeot reach him in time to enable him to perform the part assigned to him, Wright, Smith, Warren, and Hancock had all been engaged and had suffered heavy loss; and thatstly and abortive. The order of battle from left to right was Hancock, Wright, Smith, Warren (in single line), with Burnside massed in rear of his right wing. Sher in his front, but it would be difficult to make much by it, unless Hancock and Smith could also advance. Smith thought he could carry the work before him, but was Smith thought he could carry the work before him, but was not sanguine. Burnside also thought he could get through, but Warren, who was nearest him, did not seem to share this opinion. In this state of things General Grand controversies, the most important of which was between Generals Butler and W. F. Smith. Dana's despatches throw light upon them all. Having been written in the mi
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