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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
t Wardensville, distant twenty miles from Strasburg, and had telegraphed President Lincoln that he would enter the latter place by 5 P. M. on the next day. Fremont's report. The mass of Jackson's forces had marched twenty-five miles to reach Winchester, and his rear guard, under Winder (after *skirmishing with the enemy at Harper's Ferry for part of the day), had camped at Halltown, Jackson's and Winder's reports. which is over forty miles distant from Strasburg! The next day, Saturday, May 31st, witnessed a race for Strasburg, which was in Jackson's direct line of retreat, but it was very different in character from the race of the preceding Saturday. Orders were issued for everything in the Confederate camp to move early in the morning. The 2,300 Federal prisoners were first sent forward, guarded by the Twenty-first Virginia regiment; next the long trains, including many captured wagons loaded with stores; then followed the whole of the army, except the rear guard under Wi
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)
arch: Field, Kershaw and Pickett. We go into bivouac between Hundley's Corner and Walnut Grove church. May 29th Morning quiet. In the afternoon the enemy is reported advancing, and the troops are put under arms. Field is. partly moved out, but returns and sends two regiments to fill with skirmishers the interval between Early's corps and Breckinridge. May 30th Early extends to the right, and attacks the enemy's left with Pegram's brigade. Pickett starts to support the movement by going through the breastworks, but soon abandons it and is put on Early's left. Field on his left and Kershaw on the left of the corps. May 31st Kershaw is taken out of line, and about 3 P. M. is sent to relieve the right of Early, the whole of whose corps is finally relieved by us, he taking our entrenchments. Kershaw moves down towards Gaines' mill in the endeavor to connect with Hoke. Pickett takes the right of Early's old line, and Field is put on his left. Hoke on extreme right.