Records Related to Augusta County Regiments

From: E. O. C. ORD.
March 5, 1865. (Received 1.20 p.m.)

E. O. C. Ord forwards General Grant a March, 1865, telegram announcing Sheridan's capture of Staunton and other movements in the Shenandoah Valley.

Lieut.-Gen. GRANT:

March 5, 1865. (Received 1.20 p.m.)

The following telegram is just received:

March 5, 1865--12.40 p.m.

Intelligent deserters report that the medical stores and machinery have been moved to Lynchburg; that Sheridan had captured Gen. Early and his entire command, numbering 1,800 men. Four brigades of Longstreet's corps have been sent to intercept Sheridan at Lynchburg, if possible. Sheridan captured Staunton on Thursday last. These deserters left Richmond at 7 p.m. yesterday.

E. O. C. ORD.

Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 96, Pages 846, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.

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