“Sheridan has been attacked this evening, & with great difficulty & with heavy loss of men has saved his train”

Gen. Sheridan’s cavalry is hard pressed as they attempt to return from their aborted link up with Hunter at Lynchburg.  I wrote Gen. Butler to send reinforcements.

CITY POINT, VA., June 25, 1864-1 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Can you send 1,000 or 1,500 infantry to Douthat’s Wharf before daylight? Sheridan has been attacked this evening, and with great difficulty and with heavy loss of men has saved his train so far. He expects another attack at daylight, and would be much assisted if some infantry could reach him in time.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 11, p 131

O.R., I, xl, part 2, p 419

 

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