“It is reported from Richmond that Early has been recalled from the Valley”

I am presently visiting my family in Burlington, NJ.  However, I have received reports that Confederate Gen. Early’s troops have been recalled from the Shenandoah Valley to Richmond.  If that is the case, Gen. Sheridan’s troops can be returned to the Army of the Potomac.  I wrote him,

BURLINGTON, N. J., November 19, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Newtown, Va.:

It is reported from Richmond that Early has been recalled from the Valley. If you are satisfied this is so send the Sixth Corps to City Point without delay. If your cavalry can cut the Virginia Central road now is the time to do it.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 13, p 6

O.R., I, xliii, part 2, p 645

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