Notes on the Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan

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Press of W. L. Banning, jr., 1889 - United States - 77 pages

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Page 48 - ... General Warren did not exert himself to get up his corps as rapidly as he might have done, and his manner gave me the impression that he wished the sun to go down before dispositions for the attack could be completed.
Page 67 - reach him, drive him from his position and open the way for retreat. To guard against this, General Miles's division of Humphreys's corps was sent to reinforce him, and a bombardment was commenced and kept up until four o'clock in the morning (April 2 ), when an assault was ordered on the enemy's lines. General
Page 59 - military service either in the army, navy, marine corps, or volunteer force, in the United States service, any officer for any cause which, in his judgment, either renders such officer unsuitable for, or whose dismission would promote, the public service,
Page 31 - Major-General Meade, "Commanding Army of the Potomac. "Let Warren move in the way you propose, and urge him not to stop for anything. Let Griffin go on as he was first directed. "US Grant, Lieutenant-General." These two despatches were the initiatory steps in sending the Fifth Corps under Major-General GK Warren, to report to me,
Page 56 - I was so much dissatisfied with Warren's dilatory movements in the battle of White Oak Road and in his failure to reach Sheridan in time, that I was very much afraid that at the last moment he would fail Sheridan. He was a man of fine intelligence, great earnestness, quick perception, and could make his dispositions as quickly as
Page 7 - Major-General Sheridan, commanding Cavalry Corps, will move with Gregg's and Torbert's divisions against the enemy's cavalry in the direction of Hamilton's Crossing. General Wilson, with the Third Cavalry Division, will move at 5 am, to Craig's Meeting House, on the Catharpin Road
Page 15 - Make all preparations during the day for a night march to take position at Spottsylvania CH with one corps, at Todd's Tavern with one, and another near the intersection of the Piney Branch and
Page 64 - Grant's orders were for me to destroy the Virginia Central Railroad and the James River Canal, capture Lynchburg if practicable, and then join General Sherman in North Carolina wherever he might be found, or return to Winchester, but as to joining Sherman I was to be governed by the state of affairs after the projected capture of Lynchburg.
Page 74 - I knew that Lee was no fool, as he would have been to have put himself and his army between two formidable streams like the James and Appomattox rivers, and between two such armies as those of the Potomac and the James
Page 34 - on one side and Sheridan on the other. From Bartlett's position they will have to make a considerable detour to re-enforce their troops at that point from the north. Unless Sheridan has been too badly handled I think we have a chance for an open field fight that should

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