The close of the year 1864, and where the various Armies
and Generals were.
Commencement of the New Year, 1865.....
The attack on Fort Steadman.....
President Lincoln goes to City Point, and visits the battle-
field of March 25th, 1865
President Lincoln and Lieutenant-General Grant ho
Council of War with Major-Generals Meade, Sherman,
Sheridan, and Ord—The Grand Campaign-Battles of
Wednesday, March 29th, 1865.
Doings of Thursday, March 30th....
The Battles of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday-First Bul-
letin from the Seat of War—Telegraph from President
Second Bulletin Third Bulletin-Fourth Bulletin..., 227
Fifth Bulletin—Sixth Bulletin-Victory—Twelve thou
sand prisoners and fifty guns captured....
Despatches from President Lincoln to the Secretary of
War—The decisive Battle of the War-Sunday, April
Battle of Five Forks—Saturday night, April 1st, 1865.... 230
Sunday, April 2d, from four to five o'clock, A. M.... 232
Seven o'clock, A. M.-The Rebel Line carried..... 234
Eight o'clock, A. M.-General Grant rides along the lines
Nine o'clock, A. M.-The Sixth Corps advances on the
double-quick, captures rebel guns, and turns them at
once on the enemy..
Ten o'clock, A. M...
Eleven o'clock, A. M......
Twelve o'clock, A. M.-Lee in retreat across the Appo-
mattox at two o'clock........
General Collis heads the charge on the right.....
Six o'clock, P. M.-Evacuation of Petersburg-Transac-
tions on the James river...
The North side of the James
Capture of Richmond by General Weitzel
The pursuit of General Lee-General Grant's Despatch to
the Secretary of War..
The enemy's retreat a complete rout.
Tuesday, the 4th of April-Lee retreating, and arrival
at Amelia Court House The Union forces arrive at