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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
rst campaigns, the habits and education of the Confederate soldiers gave to their cavalry a still more marked superiority over that of their adversaries. This superiority was wrongly attributed to the merit of the chiefs who commanded it; for if Ashby, Stuart, and all those brilliant officers who organized the cavalry of the South won at first the respect and admiration of their enemies, they found in front of them generals equally expert in the art of handling that arm of the military service, in the hope of seizing the prey which was to be of so much value to the future armies of the Confederacy. But Lieutenant Jones, who was in command at Harper's Ferry, had been informed of the approach of the Confederate troops under the lead of Ashby—a chief well known since; notwithstanding their despatch, they only arrived in sight of Harper's Ferry in time to see from a distance a large conflagration that was consuming the workshops, store-houses, and the enormous piles of muskets heaped i
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
from the foot of the hill to a point above Harper's Ferry, while one of their batteries, placed on Loudon Heights, on the other side of the Shenandoah, took them in flank. Geary's soldiers made a brave resistance. At last the detachment which had left the mill in the morning, and recrossed the Potomac, came to their assistance, and, following the line of the Shenandoah, turned the extreme right of the Confederates. Geary, who until then had contented himself with repulsing the charges of Ashby's cavalry, took the offensive in turn, and ascending the hill under the fire of the enemy, drove him back in disorder to the other side. The Confederates were not able to rally, and they left in the hands of the Federals a few prisoners, a large amount of arms and ammunition, and a gun of heavy calibre. Geary, satisfied with a success which had only cost him about a dozen men, returned to the left bank of the river in the evening. It was now the middle of October; the oppressive heat of
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
, nearly all secessionists, hastened to send word to Ashby's cavalry, which had followed in the wake of the Fedo receive the enemy on the ground he had selected. Ashby, expecting to find an easy prey in Winchester, did nt only brought two regiments into action, with which Ashby kept skirmishing until night, believing that he had e three brigades of Garnett, Burks, and Fulkerstone; Ashby's brigade of cavalry, together with a light battery,ight thousand men, had just left for Washington when Ashby's artillery opened the fight along the Strasburg roaheir forces being concealed by a rise in the ground, Ashby still believed that there were only four or five rege position occupied by Kimball's brigade, leaving to Ashby the care of holding the left wing of the Federals ins it in his turn; on the left, Sullivan easily keeps Ashby in check, although compelled to send two regiments tSullivan have assumed the offensive, and are driving Ashby before them, whose guns, falling back farther and fa