“This morning our troops have all been pushed forward”

I sent a report of our current progress to President Lincoln, who is staying in City Point to be near the front.

GRAVELLY RUN, March 30, 1865 – 2 p. m.

President A. LINCOLN,

City Point, Va.:

I understand the number of dead left by the enemy yesterday for us to bury was much greater than our own dead. The capture were larger than reported also amounting to about 160. This morning our troops have all been pushed forward, and now occupy a line from what you will see marked on the map as the Crow house across the Boydton Plank road north of where the Quaker road intersects it. Sheridan’s cavalry is pushing forward toward the White Oak road, and I think this afternoon or to-morrow may push on to the South Side road.




The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 256

O.R., I, xlvi, part 3, p 280-1

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