Last Hours Of Sheridan's Cavalry; A Reprint Of War Memoranda

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry Edwin Tremain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... Notes 8 and 9followed the personal interview between Grant and Lee, and simply put on record what had been agreed upon. Grant's own report establishes this curious fact. Third, that while hostilities were still ablaze, so to speak, all communications between Grant and Lee passed through Humphreys, because Humphreys with the combined Second-Third Corps was the nearest to Lee all the time and the most persistently pressing him. Note 6, as several times stated, was the last which passed between Grant and Lee through Humphreys. The next (Note 7) is not to be found in all the histories of the war, but is given by Tenney, 696 (). It undoubtedly passed through Sheridan's lines, as has always been admitted in these articles. Col. Newhall, in his " With General Sheridan, etc.," must refer to this note (No. 7) at page 216, confounding it with Note 6, which was delivered at 11.30, when the subordinate Union and Rebel generals were already in conference at Appomattox Court House. Grant wasat the time, as stated therein, four miles W. of Walker's Church, that, is still six to eight miles, by the road, east of Appomattox Court House. This was some time before Note 8 from Grant to Lee, and Note 9, in response, were written. Grant says, in his own report (Reb. Rec, XI. 357), "The interview (between Grant and Lee) was held at Appomattox Court House, the result of which is set forth in the following correspondence" (Notes 8 and 9). The capitulation was signed 3.30 P.m. (A. and N. J., 11, 545--3.) Grant and Lee, however, had not yet met. A cavalry officer (" A Volunteer Cavalryman '") mentioned that he had heard at the time, that Lee's last note passed through Whittaker of Custer's staff, a name which might have easily been confounded with that of Whittier, Humphreys' staff...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... Notes 8 and 9followed the personal interview between Grant and Lee, and simply put on record what had been agreed upon. Grant'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217962874

ISBN - 13:9780217962872

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