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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
time, as, with the limited force of cavalry at his command and the great extent of country to be watched, he had always considered Coggin's Point an unsuitable point for the cattle herd, it being liable to capture at any time by a coup de main of the enemy in force. Now, I thought it was a beef raid, and all the time it was a coup de main. I have heard of them, but here I was face to face with one in force. General Grant telegraphed General Meade from Harper's Ferry, at 9 A. M. on the 18th, that if the enemy made so rich a haul as the cattle herd, that he would be likely to strike far to the south or southeast to get back with it, and that their cavalry should recover what was lost ,or else, in the absence of so much of the enemy's cavalry, that they should strike the Weldon road. General Meade reports to General Grant on the 16th, at 10:30 P. M., that Kautz reports the enemy retired as soon as he got the cattle, and that he was in pursuit on the Prince George Courthouse road,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
ter has been constructed from the manuscript volumes (two in number) prepared by the Medical Directors of the Armies of Mississippi and Tennessee, and chiefly by Surgeons A. J. Foard and E. A. Flewellen. These manuscripts were placed in my possession by my esteemed friend, Dr. J. P. Logan, of Atlanta, as will be seen from the following communicaton: Yellow Sulphur spring, Montgomery Co., Va., July 25th, 1890. Prof. Joseph Jones, M. D., My Dear Sir—Your highly esteemed favor of the 18th inst., addressd to me at Atlanta, Ga., has reached me here where I am spending some time for the benefit of my health, which has been seriously impaired, though now much improved. I am obliged to you for the reports, &c., and regret that I am not able to aid you in connection with any records whatever in regard to which you inquire, not having retained any of my own reports, and not being able to refer to any source from which you could obtain the information sought. I transferred some records
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
in a soldier's duty and with a soldier's glory, a soldier's death. Zzzwater and a good rest. On the afternoon of the 18th, Hunter, with his cavalry on each wing, his two infantry divisions and his artillery in the centre, advanced to the assau16th of July he moved through Snicker's Gap to the Valley, crossing the Shenandoah on the 17th, and taking position on the 18th, near Berryville, skirmishing successfully, and repelling the advance of Wright's column at Castleman's Ferry. On the 20tinfantry and artillery. On the 16th Sheridan hears of this through a spy and prepares to advance and give battle. On the 18th Early is at Martinsburg, where he hears that Grant has again visited Sheridan at Charlestown. He divines that a movement to answer, while he and half his corps were there, Rodes and the other half did not get there until the afternoon of the 18th, and Early arranged to attack next morning. Meantime between two suns Hunter gave leg bail. It was said he should have c