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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
, there did seem to the astute Jackson to be a fair chance of turning the enemy's line, and at the same time gain the advantage of a commanding position over his enemy on the plain below. And this plan, while Ashby was pounding away with his guns against the Federal left, he proceeded to carry out. It was, by the way, this hammering that Major Crane had heard when he sent me the note I have alluded to. Leaving Colonel Burks to support Ashby, Jackson led Fulkerson's brigade and part of Carpenter's battery towards his left. Garnett followed, and then came the artillery of McLaughlin and Waters's batteries. When Jackson reached the crest of the ridge, he formed a line of battle (perpendicular to its direction) with Fulkerson's brigade on the left, posted behind a stone-wall which ran down the western declivity of the ridge, and with four of Garnett's regiments and two of Burks's in the centre to the northwest of the crest. The wall was on the southern edge of a rocky field, the n
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
ong detachment of artillery, composed of the batteries of Poague, Carpenter, and Cutshaw, were then advanced and supported by two brigades off, commanding the Thirty-third Virginia infantry, then supporting Carpenter's Battery, he asked him,-- Colonel, wllre is your regiment posned with a battery directly in front; and to dislodge these guns, Carpenter's and Cutshaw's batteries, with two Parrott guns from the Rockbri's Life of Jackson, p. 149. The battery upon which Dabney says Carpenter and Cutshaw also kept up so spirited a contest with the batteriesthe Stonewall brigade (Jackson's own, under General Winder), with Carpenter's and Taliaferro's brigades, and three batteries, had been held itre, and ordered a general advance; then moving to the hill where Carpenter's battery was firing upon us, the same from which he had exposed tre, they swarmed in pursuit. There in front were the Stonewall, Carpenter's, and Taliaferro's brigades; to my right was Taylor's brigade; a