FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 28, 1865. - Expedition from Winchester to the front of Petersburg, Va.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Feb. 27, 1865. - Sheridan's command starts from Winchester.
March 1, 1865. - Skirmish at Mount Crawford.
2, 1865. - Occupation of Staunton.
Affair at Swoope's Depot.
Engagement at Waynesborough.
3, 1865. - Occupation of Charlottesville.
8, 1865. - Skirmish at Duguidsville.
9, 1865. - Occupation of Columbia.
11, 1865. - Skirmish at Goochland Court-House.
13, 1865. - Skirmish near Beaver Dam Station.
14, 1865. - Skirmish at the South Anna Bridge.
15, 1865. - Skirmish at Hanover Court-House.
Skirmish near Ashland.
26, 1865. - Sheridan's command crosses the James River.
REPORTS, ETC. *
Numbers 1. - Major General Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
Numbers 2. - Bvt. Major Ocran H. Howard, Signal Officer, U. S. Army.
Numbers 3. - Bvt. Major General Wesley Merritt, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah.
Numbers 4. - Brigadier General Thomas C. Devin, U. S. Army, commanding First Cavalry Division.
Numbers 5. - Colonel Peter Stagg, First Michigan Cavalry, commanding First Brigade.
Numbers 6. - Colonel Charles L. Fitzhugh, Sixth New York Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade.
Numbers 7. - Brigadier General Alfred Gibbs, U. S. Army, commanding Reserve Brigade.
Numbers 8. - Bvt. Major General George A. Custer, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division.
Numbers 9. - Colonel Alexander C. M. Pennington, Third New Jersey Cavalry, commanding First Brigade.
Numbers 10. - Major Hartwell B. Compson, Eighth New York Cavalry, Second Brigade.
Numbers 11. - Colonel John J. Coppinger, Fifteenth New York Cavalry.
Numbers 12. - Medals of Honor awarded for distinguished services under Resolution of Congress, Numbers 43, approved July 12, 1862, and section 6 of Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1863.
Numbers 13. - General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army.
Numbers 14. - Journal of Captain Jed. Hotchkiss, Topographical Engineer, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Valley District), of operations January 1 - May 8, 1865.
Numbers 1. Report of Major General Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST,
New Orleans, La., July 16, 1865.
GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my command in the campaign from Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley, to the armies in front of Petersburg, beginning February 27 and ending March 28:
* See also report of Lieutenant-General Grant, p. 48.