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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
ance at the Federal movements will show. As above stated, the quiet that succeeded Kernstown, the advance of Banks far into the Valley and the movement of Jackson to West Virginia, had calmed the apprehensions of the Federal Administration for the time in regard to Washington, and the urgent requests of McClellan and McDowell, that the latter's corps should be sent forward from Fredericksburg towards Richmond, were listened to. Shields was detached from Banks and sent to McDowell, and on May 17th the latter was ordered to prepare to move down the Fredericksburg railroad to unite with McClellan before Richmond. On Friday, May 23d, the very day of Jackson's attack at Front, Royal, President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton went to Fredericksburg to confer with General McDowell, found that Shields had already reached that point, and determined, after consultation, that the advance should begin on the following Monday (May 26th). See McDowell's testimony before referred to. McClellan w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lieutenant-General R. H. Anderson, from May 7th to 31st, 1864. (search)
is to push forward his skirmishers, but the night is so dark as not to permit it. May 15th Quiet. Thirteen caissons recovered from the enemy, who has retired from our immediate front. At 10 P. M. we receive orders to move to Early's right. The troops marched at 12 and 1 and we with them. As soon as day dawns they are got into position — Field on the line, Kershaw in reserve. No enemy in our immediate front. Headquarters established near a small house in rear of Crutchfield's. May 17th No change to-day. Quiet. May 18th At 4.45 A. M. the enemy makes an attack on Ewell with a furious cannonade. The attack is easily repulsed. All quiet on our line. May 19th Quiet on our part of the line. Towards evening Ewell undertakes a movement against the enemy's right — accomplishing, however, little save some information of the enemy's position. Kershaw is sent to occupy his trenches during his absence. Kershaw returns on the morning of the 20th. May 20th Qui