with the utmost expedition and in the greatest confusion.
Thus the slaughter at Fredericksburgh closed.
Sumner, Hooker, Wilcox, Meagher, French, and a host of other leaders, had been routed on our centre and left — Franklin, Meade, Jackson, Bayard, and Stoneman, had met with a fearful repulse on the right; for miles their dead and wounded lined the front of our works, and were scattered up and down the valley in great profusion; but even nature seemed shocked at such frightful carnage, andrvice, who had been expressly gathered in order to insure success.
Their total loss in killed, wounded, and missing, has been placed at from fifteen thousand to twenty thousand by Northern journals of respectability.
Among their killed were General Bayard, chief of cavalry, and General Jackson.
Among the wounded, General Stoneman, General Vinton, General Gibbons, General Caldwell, General Meagher, General Kimball, and others.
This defeat and slaughter sent such a thrill of horror through all
that we would find the Federal cavalry under that able soldier, General Bayard, if he did not find us. For we had trains also, and it was more than probable that Bayard would strike at them through the passes of the Ridge.
To prevent him from so doing it seemed most advisable to carce at Mountsville was one of the antenna of that dangerous foe, General Bayard.
Touched, it recoiled-but behind it were the veritable claws.
At Aldie, Bayard was posted with artillery, and a cavalry force which we estimated from the accounts of prisoners — some seventy in number-attuart was now upon the hill, where he had drawn up his line to meet Bayard's charge.
He had scarcely made his dispositions, however, when a mnemy was closing in upon his rear from the side of Leesburgh.
With Bayard's 5000 in front, and that column in rear, the little brigade seemed itself; and in fifteen minutes the whole Southern force was out of Bayard's clutch, moving steadily across to Middleburg.
Stuart was out of
Army of the Shenandoah, 352.
Army of the Tennessee, 372.
Army of Virginia, 175.
Assault on Fort Stedman, 371.
Austin, Stephen F., mentioned, 31.
Averell, General William W., mentioned, 241, 242, 340, 341.
Babcock, Colonel, of Grant's staff, mentioned, 392, 393.
Ball, Mary, mentioned, x.
Banks Ford, Va., 244.
Banks, General Nathaniel P., mentioned, 109, 143, 180.
Barksdale's brigade, 224; killed at Gettysburg, 302.
Barlow, General, wounded at Gettysburg, 302.
Bayard, General George D., mentioned, 228.
Beauregard, General P. G. T., mentioned, 48, 87, 107, 108, 110, III, 132, 137, 346; notice of, 100; promoted, 133, 134; at Petersburg, 360; sent against Sherman, 369.
Beaver Dam Creek, 158, 160, 168.
Beckwith, General, Amos, 103.
Benedict, Colonel G. G., letter to, 299.
Benjamin, Judah P., 324.
Benton, Thomas H., 52.
Berkeley, Sir, William, mentioned, 3, 4.
Birney, General James G., mentioned, 247.
Black Hawk, mentioned, 48.