The journalist from The Atlantic Monthly who witnessed Grant's maneuverings outside the city of Richmond filed this article about all that he had seen:
"General Grant's entire force could not have been less than a hundred and thirty thousand, including Sheridan's cavalry, the force at City Point, and the provisional brigade at Fort Powhatan. Lee's whole force was not far from seventy thousand, - or seventy-five thousand, including the militia of Richmond and Petersburg..."
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