“This gives us the ground occupied by the Enemy this morning”

Our troops have repulsed the enemy’s counterattack and are advancing again. I wrote President Lincoln,

From Boydtown Road [March 31] 1865.
A. Lincoln
Our troops after being driven back on to Boydton plank Road turned & drove the Enemy in turn & took the White Oak Road which we now have. This gives us the ground occupied by the Enemy this morning. I will send you a rebel flag Captured by Our troops in driving the Enemy back. There has been four (4) flags Captured today. The one I send you was taken from a Va Regiment of Hunters Brigade.
U. S. Grant
LtGen

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 273-4

O.R., I, xlvi, part 3, p 332

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