To Edwin M. Stanton
April 2, 2015 Leave a comment
Secretary of War: April 2, 1865—2 p.m.
At 10.45 a.m. General Grant telegraphed as follows:
Everything has been carried from the left of the Ninth Corps. The Sixth Corps alone captured more than 3,000 prisoners. The Second and Twenty-fourth Corps both captured forts, guns, and prisoners from the enemy, but I cannot tell the number. We are now closing around the works of the line immediately enveloping Petersburg. All looks remarkably well. I have not yet heard from Sheridan.
His headquarters have been moved up to T. Banks’ house, near the Boydton road, about three miles southwest of Petersburg.