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R. Boisseau (search for this): chapter 8
m and Dinwiddie. General Sheridan reported his last position as north of Dinwiddie court-house, near Dr. Smith's, the enemy holding the cross-roads at that point. Should the enemy turn on you, your line of retreat will be by J. M. Brooks and R. Boisseau on Boydton plank road. You must be very prompt in this movement, and get the forks of the road at J. M. Brooks before the enemy, so as to open the road to R. Boisseau. The enemy will probably retire towards the Five Forks, that being the diR. Boisseau. The enemy will probably retire towards the Five Forks, that being the direction of their main attack this day. Don't encumber yourself with anything that will impede your progress or prevent your moving in any direction across the country. Let me know when Griffin starts, and when you start. Acknowledge receipt. But Warren, as usual, was behindhand. He had many difficulties, doubtless, in the way of darkness, unfamiliar country, bad roads, tired and sleepy soldiers, but, above all, in the lack in his own nature of that intense, aggressive energy which overcome
G. K. Warren (search for this): chapter 8
from the line and sent to Sheridan at night. Warren had been notified that the enemy was in force ient, Meade sent word by his chief of staff to Warren: Since Miles is already well forward from your Quaker road to Gravelly run crossing.—Webb to Warren, March 29, 10.20 A. M. I think my skirmishers eipt of Grant's directions, Meade sent word to Warren: Dispatch from General Sheridan says he was foeade sent frequent messages urging Warren, and Warren himself proposed that the Boydton road should ive Forks road near the J. Boisseau house. If Warren should move by the Crump road, his route wouldDinwiddie. This scheme had the advantage that Warren was already in possession of the Crump road, aoad. This was written by Meade at 11.45 P. M. Warren became anxious after this, but his anxiety detd retired behind these works, Sheridan ordered Warren to advance on the Five Forks road, in the rearof the entire army—he gave the word. It was Warren's misfortune not to succeed in inspiring his s[123 more...]<
Bushrod Johnson (search for this): chapter 8
rebels moved against Parke's line east of Fort Steadman, with Gordon's corps, reinforced by Bushrod Johnson's division. Parke's Report. Taking advantage of Grant's order allowing deserters to brinreported to Grant that two more divisions were moving to the rebel right, where Pickett and Bushrod Johnson had already been found in force. On the morning of the 31st, Sheridan replied to Grant'sighteen thousand strong, On the 20th of February, Lee reported: Effective. Pickett5,065 Johnson6,936 W. H. F. Lee4,120 Fitz Hugh Lee 1,921 —— Total 18,042 In addition to these commandn find no return. Pickett states in his report that one of his own brigades, as well as one of Johnson's, was absent on the 31st of March; but a portion of Heth and Wilcox's troops stood ready to suned to him late on the 1st of April. On the 20th of February the extra-duty men in Pickett and Johnson's divisions were 1,418 in number. and the attack on Warren was doubtless intended to support th
ed to Sheridan's support Urgency of Grant and Meade inexcusable delay of Warren chagrin of Grant Ord might have the same amount of supplies as Meade, he was directed to accumulate rations in adva This whole battle was fought by Parke, for Meade was at Grant's Headquarters, at City Point, whnty dead and fifteen severely wounded. When Meade arrived on the field, he promptly ordered Wrig in several severe assaults. Ord as well as Meade was at Grant's headquarters, discussing the pre Oak road, and the orders he has received. Meade obeyed these orders, forwarded a copy of Sheriight.—Warren to Humphreys, March 30. Major-General Meade directs you to move up the Quaker road ren's Report. It did seem to me that on General Meade's receiving this dispatch, he should have d, his Headquarters four and a half miles from Meade and five and a half from Dinwiddie. There wass sending messages to Lincoln and Sheridan and Meade and Ord; directing first a division and then a[42 more...]
A. A. Humphreys (search for this): chapter 8
orps, now under the command of Humphreys. Humphreys had succeeded Hancock in command of the Secoon the field, he promptly ordered Wright and Humphreys to advance and feel the enemy in their respessing of the Vaughan road and Hatcher's run; Humphreys was on the left of Ord, extending northwesteretired behind him. Warren promptly notified Humphreys, on his right, of the disaster, and Humphreyositions were reported to Grant, he replied: Humphreys should not push to the front without a fair ee vol. II., page 177. You know, he said to Humphreys, the difficulty of getting two brigades to ainess, but my advance is so far ahead of General Humphreys, and in sight of the enemy across the opto attempt anything more northward until General Humphreys gets into position on my right. My leftes gets into position on my right.—Warren to Humphreys, March 30. Major-General Meade directs yoSheridan can operate advantageously. If General Humphreys is able to straighten out his line betwe[12 more...]
H. E. Davies (search for this): chapter 8
orward on the principal road to the Forks; and, as he met with some opposition, Sheridan ordered Davies's brigade of Crook's division to join him, while Crook himself, with the remainder of his commannt nearer the White Oak road. Then, with all his infantry and most of his cavalry, striking at Davies's brigade on the left of Merritt, he forced it back after a gallant fight, and penetrated Sheridan's line, isolating Merritt and Davies from the remainder of the command. Sheridan at once ordered this detached force to move to the Boydton road, march down to Dinwiddie, and join the line of battt more than a hundred yards from Sheridan's lines. Dinwiddie, however, was held. Merritt and Davies, with their commands, reached the court-house without opposition by the Boydton road, but too laported to Grant: The enemy have gained some ground, but we still hold in front of Dinwiddie, and Davies and Devin are coming down the Boydton road to join us. . . . The men behaved splendidly. Our lo
he had reached the position assigned him near Hatcher's run. On the 28th, Grant instructed Sheridanached to the crossing of the Vaughan road and Hatcher's run; Humphreys was on the left of Ord, exte give up all from the Jerusalem plank road to Hatcher's run, whenever the force can be used advantageously. After getting into line south of Hatcher's run, we pushed forward to find the enemy's posgive up all from the Jerusalem plank road to Hatcher's run, whenever the forces can be used advante, drove the rebels behind their main line on Hatcher's run, near Burgess's mill, and Ord, Wright, ft. It is in the centre of our line, between Hatcher's run and the Appomattox river. Besides, Writhe left, as ordered, and pushed straight for Hatcher's run, leaving, as we have seen, a gap betweef rebel skirmishers extended from the work to Hatcher's run, but Crawford was in reality moving awa no force in his front on the further side of Hatcher's run, almost immediately recrossed, and, as [4 more...]
Mackenzie (search for this): chapter 8
d the cavalry of the army of the James: Send Mackenzie at once to Dinwiddie, to the support of Sherlegraphed to Meade: If you can get orders to Mackenzie to move his cavalry to the support of Sheridydton road. In addition to this I have sent Mackenzie's cavalry, which will reach you by the Vaugh M., Warren reported in person to Sheridan. Mackenzie also had arrived, with the cavalry of Ord's e right or rear of Sheridan's new position. Mackenzie was therefore sent up by the Crump road acrofrom that direction. If successful in this, Mackenzie was to march back by the White Oak road and oving away from battle, and had even crowded Mackenzie to the other side of the run. Griffin, howevursuers on the other side. In the meantime, Mackenzie, finding no force in his front on the furthe by the Ford road, to encounter Crawford and Mackenzie, while those who fled by the White Oak road t into camp west and south of the Forks, and Mackenzie remained on the Ford road at the crossing of[1 more...]
from the remainder of the command. Sheridan at once ordered this detached force to move to the Boydton road, march down to Dinwiddie, and join the line of battle there. Mounted and dismounted, as the ground permitted, these troops together contested every grove and every knoll, and fell back slowly towards the Boydton road. For many of the incidents of March 31st and April 1st, such as only an eye-witness could describe, I am indebted to the graphic and often eloquent narrative of Colonel Newhall, entitled With Sheridan in Lee's Last Campaign, by a Staff Officer. The rebels, deceived by this manoeuvre, which they supposed a rout, followed it up rapidly, making a left wheel, and presenting their own rear to Sheridan's main line north of Dinwiddie. Sheridan instantly perceived his opportunity, and ordered Gibbes and Gregg to advance. Then, as the rebel line went crashing through the woods in pursuit of Merritt, wheeling towards the Boydton road, Gibbes struck them in flank a
Charles Griffin (search for this): chapter 8
placing Ayres on the left, then Crawford, and Griffin in the rear. On the morning of the 31st, ad Crawford were forced back in confusion upon Griffin. That commander formed his men along a brancon will go down the Boydton plank road. Send Griffin's division. This was received by Warren at 9nt explicit and urgent orders to Warren: Send Griffin promptly, as ordered, by the Boydton plank roby the Crump road. He sent Ayres, instead of Griffin, by the Boydton road, and moved himself with ead of pushing directly upon the rebel work. Griffin, who was in reserve on the right, naturally fowded Mackenzie to the other side of the run. Griffin, however, had discovered his position before effect a junction with the infantry; but when Griffin came up on the right, Ayres again advanced, fo fled by the White Oak road were followed by Griffin, and afterwards by Merritt's cavalry. Sher or dispersed, and the cavalry was recalled. Griffin was now ordered to countermarch the Fifth cor[29 more...]
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