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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
Pennsylvania cavalry. specially important were the services of Merritt and Farnsworth, of Kilpatrick's command, on the Confederate right, for they prevented Hood from turning Meade's left during the terrible battle on the afternoon of the 3d. July, 1868. both armies were severely shattered by losses and weakened by exhaustion, when the battle ceased, the ammunition of the Army of the Potomac was becoming scarce; and of the. Reserves, only a single brigade of Sedgwick's corps had not, inlry and infantry to harrass and delay the Confederate rear, he left Gettysburg, with a greater portion of the Army, on the 6th, and crossed the mountains into the Antietam Valley. But he moved so cautiously and tardily that when, on the 12th, July, 1868. he overtook Lee, the latter was strongly intrenched on a Ridge covering the Potomac from Williamsport to falling waters, waiting for the flood in the river, caused by the recent rains, to subside, and allow him to cross into Virginia. Unfortu
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
d because of his invasion. There was, indeed, a great uprising of the people, but not in a way the Conspirators had desired and hoped for. The victories at Gettysburg and on the Mississippi had made their friends in that region exceedingly circumspect, and the counter-revolution had been postponed to a more propitious time. It was now the spontaneous uprising of the loyal people. News of this sudden and formidable invasion had reached Indianapolis, the capital of the State, on the 9th. July, 1868. Governor Morton See page 455, volume I. instantly issued a call for all the citizens to seize arms and turn out in a body to expel the intruders. The response was wonderful, and thrilled the loyal people of the country with joy, for it revealed the amazing latent power which the Government might, at any time, rely upon for help. Within forty-eight hours after the Governor's call was issued, sixty-five thousand citizens had tendered their services, and were hastening to military rende