[Inclosure Numbers 2.] DABNEY'S MILLS, March 31, 1865-10.05 p.m.
The Fifth Corps has been ordered to your support. Two divisions will go by J. Boisseau's and one down the Boydton road. In addition to this I have sent Mackenzie's cavalry, which will reach you by the Vaughan road. All these forces, except the cavalry, should reach you by 12 to-night. You will assume command of the whole force sent to operate with you, and use it to the best of your ability to destroy the force which your command has fought so gallantly to-day.
U. S. GRANT,
[Inclosure Numbers 3.] Numerical list of casualties in the First, Second and Third Divisions of Cavalry, commanded by Major General P. H. Sheridan, from the 28t day of March to the 9th day of April, 1865.
Command. Officers Men. Officers. Men.
First Division 5 23 32 166
Second Division 9 91 46 438
Third Division 6 56 28 251
Total* 20 170 106 855
Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.
First Division 5 55 42 244
Second Division 12 231 67 760
Third Division 1 35 35 342
Total* 18 321 144 1,346
P. H. SHERIDAN,
Major-General, U. S. Army.
Petersburg, Va., April 20, 1865.
Petersburg, Va., April 19, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: I have the honor to bring to the notice of the War Department the gallant conduct of the following-named officers, and respectfully request that they be promoted or brevetted an additional grade: Bvt. Major General Wesley Merritt, for distinguished service as chief of cavalry on the cavalry expedition from Winchester, Va., to the James River from February 27 to March 27, 1865, and for meritorious and gallant services at the cavalry engagements at Dinwiddie Court-House March 31, 1865, the battle of Five Forks April 1, 1865, the pursuit of the enemy to Bevill's Bridge, including the cavalry engagement at Tabernacle Church, April 5, 1865, the battle of Sailor's Creek April 6, 1865, and the cavalry engagements at Appomattox Depot and Appomattox Court-House April 8 and 9, 1865, and for the energy and skill displayed throughout the entire campaign, to be major-general of volunteers.
*But see revised table, pp. 591, 592.