“The result on the left has been to find the enemy as far as we have extended to the left”

I sent another message to Gen. Butler,

WARREN’S STATION, October 27, 1864-5.40 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The result on the left has been to find the enemy as far as we have extended to the left. Our troops are now eight miles west of the Weldon railroad, from which point I have just returned. Your dispatch of 3.30 is only just received, too late to direct an attack. Hold on where you are for the present.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 355

O.R., I, xlii, part 3, p 390-1

Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com

Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com

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