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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
overwhelming force in our front. See Dabney's Life of Jackson, p. 104. A strong detachment of artillery, composed of the batteries of Poague, Carpenter, and Cutshaw, were then advanced and supported by two brigades of infantry, the Stonewall, and that of Colonel John A. Campbell. As the Second Regiment on the right of the gy which should give the Federal forces no time to prepare. They had hastily opened with a battery directly in front; and to dislodge these guns, Carpenter's and Cutshaw's batteries, with two Parrott guns from the Rockbridge artillery, were rapidly placed in position and opened fire. The battle speedily commenced in good earnest.round them, the line of sharp-shooters still gallantly held their position. --Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 149. The battery upon which Dabney says Carpenter and Cutshaw also kept up so spirited a contest with the batteries in the direction of the town as to silence their fire, was Best's smooth-bore battery, which alone, near the