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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
enemy's country; and he was then in a desirable position of easy supply, to take an efficient part in the spring and summer campaign of 1865, if the war should continue. Considering it important to have a personal interview with the General-in-chief, Sherman placed Schofield temporarily in chief command of the army, and hastened by railway to Morehead City, and thence by water to Headquarters at City Point, where he arrived on the evening of the 27th of March. There he met Generals Grant, Meade, Ord, and other leading army commanders, and President Lincoln. He learned, he said, the general state of the military world, and then returned to New Berne in a navy steamer, and reached Goldsboroa on the night of the 30th. March. After his winter campaign in Southwestern Virginia, already n<*>ed, See page 494. General Stoneman returned to Knoxville, and was ordered Feb. <*> 7 to make a cavalry raid into South Carolina, in aid of Sherman's movements. Before Stoneman was ready to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
ices North and west of Richmond. To prevent Lee from receiving any supplies by the Weldon road, Meade sent Warren, early in December, with his own (Fifth) Corps, Mott's division of the Third Corps, etreat from the Appomattox to the Roanoke. on the 24th of March, Grant issued instructions to Meade, Ord, and Sheridan, these were commanders of three distinct and independent armies,--the Potomac, under Meade — the James, under Ord (who had succeeded Butler after the failure to capture Fort Fisher), and the cavalry, under Sheridan; but all acted as a unit under the General command of Gran cut down in great numbers. Fort Steadman and the other works were recovered, and more, for General Meade, satisfied that Lee must have weakened his whole line, for this movement, ordered an advancea hope for escape. at the time of this attempt of Lee to break through the National line, General Meade was on a temporary visit to City Point. President Lincoln was there also, and he and General
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ed; and on the evening of the 5th April. an attack on Sheridan was out of the question, for General Meade had joined the latter at Jetersville, with the Second and Sixth Corps of the Army of the Pote, and was moved upon Amelia Court-House to attack Lee. Sheridan had returned the Fifth Corps to Meade, and now operated with the cavalry alone. He soon discovered that Lee, during the night, had le whole army in motion, in pursuit of the flying Confederates. The Second and Sixth Corps, under Meade (who was accompanied by the General-in-chief), moved directly on their track, north of the Appom Virginia. Grant, after sending Lee his note, written that morning, April 9, 1865. had left Meade, crossed the Appomattox, and was hurrying on to join Sheridan and Griffin, when he was handed a tersburg and Richmond. General Grant and his staff left for City Point on the 11th, leaving General Meade to attend to the details of the surrender. Lee lost, during the movements of his army, fr
important changes made by Hooker in the organization of, 3.19; badge designations in, 3.20; its Chancellorsville campaign under Hooker, 3.23-3.39; under Hooker and Meade till the battle of Gettysburg, 3.45-3.75; again in Virginia, 3.98; movements of in Virginia to the retreat from Mine Run, 3.98-3.111; reorganization of under Grantfree States, 1.425; names of the martyrs in the, 1.426. Matthias Point, unsuccessful attack on insurgent works at, 1.528; proposed expedition against, 2.133. Meade, Gen. George G., appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, 3.56; his Gettysburg campaign, 3.56-3.75; his pursuit of Lee in Virginia, 3.98; operations of in Vir Western Virginia, 2.103; compelled to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, explosion of, 3.351; its disastrous failure, 3.353. Mine Run, Meade's movement against Lee at, 3.108; the retreat of the Nationals from, 3.111. Mines, explosion of at Vicksburg, 2.625. Ministers, American, abroad, instruction
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