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x Valley. These heights were thickly wooded, and upon them were the Confederate batteries. On the Confederate right was Early, with Walker's artillery in front and Stuart's cavalry and horse artillery on his right. On the left and nearer to Fredecksburg crosses the plain half a mile from the river, and between it and the heights extends the railroad. Confronting Early and Stuart was Reynold's corps, with the Pennsylvania Reserves on the extreme left. Opposed to A. P. Hill was the Sixth nd the division continued forward, shelling the woods in the front. Now a vigorous fire was opened by the batteries of Early's and Hill's divisions, met by the simultaneous discharge of all the Federal batteries of the left grand division; not onf the force in their front, drawing their fire and preventing the detaching of any troops from that section to the aid of Early. Now Meade's division drives three Confederate batteries across the railroad track, and, attacking the division next in
g the Rappahannock and Rapidan, at different points above Fredericksburg; one result of this determination of the Confederate commander was that only the corps of Early was left in defence of the heights of Fredericksburg. Now the Third Corps, Gen. Sickles, is silently withdrawn from our vicinity, whither it had accompanied us, aong joins us, he having crossed this morning. Gen. Sedgwick must now have had under his command, 30,000 men. It was proposed to carry Marye's Hill, yonder before Early's corps, which held it, could receive aid from Lee at Chancellorsville. The land immediately behind the town forms a smooth, elevated plain, extending back a qurow and resume his task. The corps was formed in the three sides of a square enclosing Banks' Ford. The Second Division faced east toward Fredericksburg, against Early, with its left on the Rappahannock; the Third Division, with one brigade of the First Division, faced west against McLaws, with its right upon the river; the remai
Federal force of any moment in the valley, and Early, with 20,000 Confederate veterans, sped unobst this time seriously in danger when menaced by Early's force of invaders, succor was at hand; earlyall the force he possibly can, and should push Early to the last moment. To the assistant secretarre, to use them here, before the enemy can get Early back (to Petersburg). As soon as the enemy is ander of the force which Hunter had sent east, Early might have found great difficulty in reaching p; a small brigade under Tibbets, falling upon Early's train, captured 117 mules and horses, and 82rmishers. From this party it was learned that Early's whole force was within a couple of miles. Sineteenth were again in motion, westward. Gen. Early, on the 23d, at Strasburg, having learned thletown is nearly east of Strasburg, and unless Early retired beyond the latter place, a battle on t was because he meant, when he moved, to push Early up the valley, and was preparing to do so. [6 more...]
Chapter 16: Battle at Opequon Creek death of Gen. Rhodes death of Gen. Russell pursuit of Early battle of Fisher's Hill roster and Mount Crawford Opequon Creek rises five or six miles south of Winchester, and flows northeast from three to four miles east of the. city, into the Potomac. Beside the three fords, to which we have alluded in a previous chapter, there were several nearer the mouth, notably one near Summit Point. There, Torbert was to cross, early on the 19th, ch commanded the pike out of position; sixteen of them were captured by our forces. Our loss was not more than 400; the Confederate loss, over 1,300. Comrade Longley of our battery received a scalp wound. In his report three days afterward, Gen. Early said: My troops are very much shattered, the men very much exhausted, and many of them without shoes. In his report, the Federal commander spoke in the highest terms of his lieutenants, Generals Crook, Wright, and Emory. On receipt of the new
Chapter 17: Pursuit of Early Army at Harrisonburg and Mount Crawfordterm of the battery expires down the valley tarry at Winchester--En route for New England Baltimore Wilmington Philadelphia New York reception in Boston Statistics 181-186 An immediate pursuit commenced,—the Federal infantry and artillery hastening along the pike, from Strasburg up the Shenandoah, through Edenburg, onward, the livelong night, reaching Woodstock at early morning. What a solid mass of troops was here, drawn into the field on the east side of the pike,— artillery in close order, and regiments likewise. The men were somewhat tired, we judge, as riders would be seen to throw themselves down, drop to sleep, and anon jump to their feet when some lead or swing horses would vigorously shake their chains. It would seem that the Sixth must have had the lead on the night of the 25th, for just before we again drew out into column, we saw infantry arrive, men of which we recognized a
Charles Appleton and Joseph Marea, were killed. The Federal Army of the Shenandoah was encamped October 19, 1864, on Cedar Creek; during the absence of its commander it was surprised at daylight at Alacken, by the Confederate army, under Gen. Early, its left flank turned and driven in confusion, the remainder of the army retiring, yet in good order. Gen. Wright, in command at the time, after having succeeded in restoring something like order among the surprised troops, seeing that the pouring 50 pieces of cannon, including 20 pieces of his own lost in the morning, with about 2,000 prisoners, besides releasing many of our men who had been captured in the morning. The cavalry drove them yet further the next day. During that night Early retreated, and the military operations in the valley of the Shenandoah were at an end. Early's attack was made under cover of a dense fog, and the darkness of early morning. The troops were driven four miles. Gen. Wright, the Union command