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Last Hours Of Sheridan's Cavalry; A Reprint Of War Memoranda

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CHAPTER III. Saturday, April 1st, Sheridan moving towards Five Forks at daylight.—His disappointments.—Enemy in turn pursued.— The ambulances.—The concentration forced upon the enemy. —His position.—Five Forks ...
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CHAPTER III. Saturday, April 1st, Sheridan moving towards Five Forks at daylight.—His disappointments.—Enemy in turn pursued.— The ambulances.—The concentration forced upon the enemy. —His position.—Five Forks described.—Sheridan's plan.— Win or die.—Grant orders him " to destroy the force " " so gallantly fought by you the day before."—The Fifth Corps at daylight not where expected.—Why ?—The fighting at sunset.—The charges—the dispersion—the captures.—Loss of the Southslde Railroad to the enemy.—A great victory.— Grant at once utilizes it.—Some dispatches.—Campaign map. Sheridan moved at daylight the next morning (April 1). His men and horses had enjoyed refreshment, a few hours' rest; and supplies of ammunition had been received. Those troublesome wagons were at last accessible, and the wounded during the night had been taken some miles distant to the hospitals in the rear of the main Army. Did you ever see a train of ambulances bearing from the battle-field its bleeding freight ? You may have known the hardship of a lonely sick-room, in the garret of an un- sympathizing boarding-house; or up endless flights of stairs you may have charitably sought the suffering traveler in the strange See note at end of Chapter III. solitude of the crowded. hotel. You may have bathed the wound or soothed the fever of your hero soldier as he lingers from day to day, or month to month in the dreary hospital. You may have worked with busy fingers on the thousand little useful nothings which tender woman knows will cheer the sick man's spirit. You may have toiled day and night in supplying sanitary commissions with the pouch of the good Samaritan. You may have knelt by the bedside of the dying warrior, joining in his silent prayers as you appeal to heaven for divine mercy and forgi...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217962872
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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CHAPTER III. Saturday, April 1st, Sheridan moving towards Five Forks at daylight.His disappointments.Enemy in turn pursued. The ambulances.The concentration forced upon the enemy. His position.Five Forks described.Sheridan's plan. Win or die.Grant orders him " to destroy the force " " so gallantly fought by you the day before."The Fifth Corps at daylight not where expected.Why ?The fighting at sunset.The chargesthe dispersionthe captures.Loss of the Southslde Railroad to the enemy.A great victory. Grant at once utilizes it.Some dispatches.Campaign map. Sheridan moved at daylight the next morning (April 1). His men and horses had enjoyed refreshment, a few hours' rest; and supplies of ammunition had been received. Those troublesome wagons were at last accessible, and the wounded during the night had been taken some miles distant to the hospitals in the rear of the main Army. Did you ever see a train of ambulances bearing from the battle-field its bleeding freight ? You may have known the hardship of a lonely sick-room, in the garret of an un- sympathizing boarding-house; or up endless flights of stairs you may have charitably sought the suffering traveler in the strange See note at end of Chapter III. solitude of the crowded. hotel. You may have bathed the wound or soothed the fever of your hero soldier as he lingers from day to day, or month to month in the dreary hospital. You may have worked with busy fingers on the thousand little useful nothings which tender woman knows will cheer the sick man's spirit. You may have toiled day and night in supplying sanitary commissions with the pouch of the good Samaritan. You may have knelt by the bedside of the dying warrior, joining in hissilent prayers as you appeal to heaven for divine mercy and forgi...
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