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But Parke reacted decisively. Poto- He had divisions already at the hne: Brigadier normal Orlando B. Willcox used to be protecting Stedman and Brigadier normal Robert Potter used to be protecting the trenches to the south. Porter instantly known as at the line at fortress common Hartranft's reserve department to stream towards the breach and in addition directed Colonel yet 1000s of others easily surren- the threats A — of — or even their officials. Michigan captain, glancing towards the recaptured underground headquarters of the 57th Massachusetts, observed an peeking out. guy while enemy soldier he went over to take the prisoner, he discovered 35 Confederates in the bombproof. He took them The accomplice all. losses within the assault citadel Stedman were heavy: 1,600 on males wounded and, remarkably, approximately 1,900 taken prisoner. The Federals misplaced merely 1,000 troops, half them prisoners. The Union forces had dealt with Lee's final, most sensible killed or holiday their carry on Petersburg with John C. Tidball's reserve artillery to take place on a ridge east of castle Stedman. attempt to As Hartranft's males moved ahead, they encountered and drove again the 3 unique accomplice detachments, who have been nonetheless milling round within the maze at the back of the Federal trenches. Tidball's artillery went into battery and opened fireplace at the stalled accomplice major strength, which used to be now restrained to castle Stedman and some hundred yards of who used to be making plans a tremendous offensive of his personal a couple of days later, didn't hassle to change his plans. the single adjacent trench. extra Federal ments have been at the means, from toughen- V and II Corps. A ease. unmarried corps had contained after which repelled the assault. provide, switch in Federal actions was once sional evaluation scheduled for that divi- morning used to be do away with till the afternoon. A accomplice prisoner used to be surprised to determine the overview lower than probability, manner as he used to be led off. Abraham Lincoln used to be there, and the prisoner marveled that the President and common Gordon recalled that to his dismay supply "rode by way of us probably now not the the encompassing hills "were quickly black with involved and as troops. " by means of eight a. m. , 4 tense hours after through if least not anything had occurred. " earlier than this gigantic self-assurance, the Con- the assault had all started, the accomplice situa- federate stated, appeared hopeless, and Lee despatched orders for withdrawal. whilst, the complete Federal cordon that were thrown round derstood their scenario, "and with one ac- the attackers started to strengthen. as soon as tion Gordon confronted a new challenge. the floor fireplace that it personal traces as to stick twine agreed that our reason used to be misplaced. " observed the evaluation used to be over, Lincoln himself just a little the day's combating. The Presi- dent, observed via Mrs. Lincoln, had ar- could rived on March 2 according to a call for participation from supply. "I would prefer greatly to determine you," supply had stressed out, "and i feel the remaining be as perilous for the Confederates within the fortress to come to their the Southerners current un- strains among the accomplice and Federal was once lower than such bhstering all the place 39 Sergeant Francis M.