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e day, I gathered that General Hunter, instead of coming toward Charlottesville, as I had reason to expect, both from the instructions given me and the directions sent him be General Grant, was in the neighborhood of Lexington-apparently moving on Lynchburg-and that Breckenridge was at Gordonsville and Charlottesville. I also heard, from the same source, that Ewell's corps was on its way to Lynchburg, but this intelligence proved afterward to be incorrect, for these troops, commanded by General Early, did not leave Richmond till two days later. There was no doubt as to the information about Hunter's general location, however. He was marching toward Lynchburg, away from instead of toward me, thus making the junction of our commands beyond all reasonable probability. So in view of this, I made up my mind to abandon that part of the scheme, and to return by leisurely marches, which would keep Hampton's cavalry away from Lee while Grant was crossing the James River. I was still fu
ccessful March and subsequent retreat General Jubal A. Early threatens Washington Chambersburg. Pa. Burned selected to operate against General Early the Shenandoah Valley the Confederate Army. to take command of the Valley District. When Early had forced Hunter into the Kanawha region far till persuaded to it by the representations of Early after that general had driven Hunter beyond thby celerity of movement. By rapid marching Early reached Winchester on the 2d of July, and on tre. The road was then open to Washington, and Early marched to the outskirts and began against they a veteran officer of the Confederacy-General Jubal A. Early-whose past services had so signalized eract my designs. Upon the advent of Torbert, Early immediately grew suspicious, and fell back twept about our outposts. Indeed, I desired that Early might remain at some point well to the north tto such a position near that town as to oblige Early to fight. The sequel proved, however, that he[6 more...]
Chapter XXIV Moving on General Early General Grant's letter of instructions destroyintion gathered during the 10th, I still thought Early could be brought to a stand at that point; buts west of the Valley pike, and discovered that Early's infantry was at Fisher's Hill, where he had doah Valley a large force sufficient to defeat Early's army or drive it back to Lee, but he had fury for a general engagement. It seems that General Early thought I had taken position near Summit Phe nature of his encounter, and that a part of Early's infantry was marching to the north, while FiMerritt's possession of Smithfield bridge made Early somewhat uneasy, since it afforded opportunitye that at the time caused me to believe it was Early's purpose to throw a column between Crook and he 3d of September, and possibly this explains Early's reconnoissance that day to Summit Point as ahat they withdrew toward Winchester. When General Early received word of this encounter he hurried[10 more...]
tfully yours, Word to the effect that some of Early's troops were under orders to return to Petersirginia, and at one time even maintaining that Early's whole army was east of the Blue Ridge, and iized me to resume the offensive, and to attack Early as soon as I deemed it most propitious to do sd be returned by forced marches. While General Early was in the telegraph office at Martinsburg could be got into line ready to advance. General Early was not slow to avail himself of the advanthe morning had been of incalculable value to Early, for it was evident that he had been enabled ano further fears of that kind now, adding that Early's army was so demoralized by the defeat it hadwrote the despatch announcing that we had sent Early's army whirling up the valley. My losses i with great reluctance, for I hoped to destroy Early's army entirely if Crook continued on his origs thought that by adhering to the original plan we might have captured the bulk of Early's army. [6 more...]
Chapter II Pursuing Early a secret March Fisher's Hill a great success removal of Ay line of earthworks had been constructed when Early retreated to this point in August, and these hem almost impregnable; in fact, so secure did Early consider himself that, for convenience, his amd confronting a commanding point where much of Early's artillery was massed. Soon after General Wrad high hopes of capturing almost the whole of Early's army before it reached New Market, and with e would drive Wickham out of the Luray Pass by Early's right, and by crossing the Massanutten Mount animated by the prospect of wholly destroying Early's army. The stern-chase continued for about tt five hundred men — with two guns right up on Early's lines, in the hope that the tempting opportuuth toward Port Republic. The next morning Early was Joined by Lomax's cavalry from Harrisonburvision was marching from Swift Run Gap to join Early. By accident Kershaw ran into Merritt shortly[8 more...]
Chapter III Reasons for not pursuing Early through the Blue Ridge General Torbert detailbegan to cause me solicitude as soon as I knew Early had escaped me at New Market, for I felt certaeral T. W. Rosser, who on October 5 had joined Early with an additional brigade from Richmond. As as soon as the Sixth Corps reached me, but General Early having learned from his demonstration thaty Division. [inclosure.] To Lieutenant-General Early: Be ready to move as soon as my fothey were the very same troops that had turned Early's flank at the Opequon and at Fisher's Hill, I Creek as far west as the Middle road. General Early's plan was for one column under General Goove through Strasburg, Kershaw, accompanied by Early, to cross Cedar Creek at Roberts's ford and coto cross Cedar Creek on the pike, and now that Early had a continuous line, he pressed his advantags would happen. Indeed, I felt satisfied that Early was, of himself, too weak to take the offensiv[10 more...]
Chapter IV General Early reorganizes his forces Mosby the guerrilla General Merritt st's reconnoissance had developed the fact that Early still retained four divisions of infantry and simultaneously with its transfer to that line Early sending his Second Corps to Lee. During th on the 11th of January. In the meanwhile, Early established himself with Wharton's division atGeneral Merritt's raid to Loudon. from within Early's lines, but they also operated efficiently agit struck me that through them I might deceive Early as to the time of opening the spring campaign,ir doings. Toward the last of February General Early had at Staunton two brigades of infantry uroops, our unsuspected march becoming known to Early only the day before. Rosser attempted to delaunton the morning of March 2, and finding that Early had gone to Waynesboroa with his infantry and in making his way back to the valley, and Generals Early, Wharton, Long, and Lilley, who, with fift[8 more...]
igned to the command West of the Mississippi leaving Washington flight of General Early Maximilian making demonstrations on the upper Rio Grande Confederates jond in a singular way one of these fell upon the trail of my old antagonist, General Early. While crossing the river somewhere below Vicksburg some of the men noticehe people in the boat. As subsequently ascertained, the men were companions of Early, who was already across the Mississippi, hidden in the woods, on his way with theard of Kirby Smith's surrender. A week or two later I received a letter from Early describing the affair, and the capture of the horses, for which he claimed pay, he had taken them in battle. The letter also said that any further pursuit of Early would be useless, as he expected to be on the deep blue sea by the time his complished very readily just after Lee's surrender, for it was an open secret that Early was then not far away, pretty badly disabled with rheumatism. By the time t
Chapter XVI Leaving for the seat of war meeting with Prince Bismarck his interest in public opinion in America his Inclinations in Early life presented to the King the battle of Gravelotte the German plan its final success sending news of the victory mistaken for a Frenchman. Shortly after we arrived in Berlin the Queen sent a messenger offering us an opportunity to pay our respects, and fixed an hour for the visit, which was to take place the next day; but as the tenor of the despatch Mr. Bancroft had received from Count Bismarck indicated that some important event which it was desired I should witness was about to happen at the theatre of war, our Minister got us excused from our visit of ceremony, and we started for the headquarters of the German army that evening-our stay in the Prussian capital having been somewhat less than a day. Our train was a very long one, of over eighty cars, and though drawn by three locomotives, its progress to Cologne was ve