Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, City Point, Va.,
Secretary of War: April 2, 1865---11 a.m.

Dispatches frequently coming in. All going finely. Parke, Wright, and Ord, extending from the Appomattox to Hatcher's Run, have all broken through the enemy's intrenched lines, taking some forts, guns, and prisoners. Sheridan, with his own cavalry, Fifth Corps, and part of the Second, is coming in from the west on the enemy's flank, and Wright is already tearing up the South Side Railroad. A. LINCOLN.


[1]   OR, I, XLVI, III, 446. Grant telegraphed Theodore S. Bowers at 8:25 A.M.: ``Wright has gone through the enemy's line, and now has a regiment tearing up the track on the South Side road west of Petersburg. [Andrew A.] Humphreys, with two divisions, is south of Hatcher's Run crossing the Boydton road. Sheridan with his cavalry, the Fifth Corps, and one division of the Second Corps, is moving from the west toward Petersburg Ord has gone in with Wright. I do not see how the portion of the rebel army south of where Wright broke through . . . are to escape. . . .'' (Ibid., p. 448).