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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
were to advance and attack unless he found the enemy too strongly intrenched. Joseph E. Johnston, General C. S. A. (1874), p. 129. Confederate army of seventeen thousand men We have given the composition and numbers of Jackson's and Johnson's divisions. It now remains to add, that Ewell's division,--made up of Taylor's brigade (6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Louisiana regiments), and Wheat's battalion of Trimble's brigade (21st North Carolina, 21st Georgia, 15th Alabama, 16th Mississippi), and Elzey's (13th Virginia and 1st Maryland); of Courtenay's (6 guns) and Brockenbrough's (4 guns) batteries, and of the Second and Sixth Virginia Cavalry under Colonels Munford and Flournoy, numbering (including the cavalry) about 8,000,--increased Jackson's effective force to about 17,000 men, with 11 batteries, containing 48 guns. See Campaign in the Valley of Virginia in 1861--1862. were to be precipitated upon the six thousand four hundred and eight infantry, cavalry, and artillery which, as B
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
son, thinking the battle had reached a critical stage, Dabney's Life of Jackson, pp. 108, 109. determined to strike a final blow. For this purpose he ordered forward one of his reserve brigades, the one commanded by General Taylor, which with Elzey's brigade was in reserve behind the mill-house on the turn-pike, about three fourths of a mile from town. Burning with eagerness, Jackson, outstripping the speed of his messenger, rode rapidly to meet it. Conducting it by a hollow way in rear ofearest to him, Forward after the enemy! Then, on right, left, and centre, they swarmed in pursuit. There in front were the Stonewall, Carpenter's, and Taliaferro's brigades; to my right was Taylor's brigade; and hurrying up from the reserve was Elzey's,--all in pursuit of my four regiments, who were now in full retreat for the town. Dabney's Life of Jackson, p. 109. On right, left, and centre, immensely superior columns of the enemy were pressing upon my brigade, which numbered at the
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
sident's authority to raise a regiment for the war, 8, 9. President of a Court-martial, 57. Commands the regiment in the absence of General Gordon, 84, 85. His experience with a Rebel woman, 106. Commands the rear in General Gordon's retreat from Newtown, 219, 222. In the battle of Winchester, 237; is taken prisoner there, and has an interview with Stonewall Jackson, 243 (note). E Early, General, commander of a Rebel brigade in the battle of Cedar Moantain, 288, 289, 294, 295. Elzey, General, Rebel officer, 237, 240. Enlistment of troops for the Civil War, in Massachusetts,--course pursued by General Gordon in, 2 et seq. Evans, N. G., General, commands Rebel forces at battle of Ball's Bluff, 78. Ewell, General, Rebel. officer, 175. Confers with Jackson as to the attack on Banks, 182. Enumeration of his forces, 183 (note). Moves with Jackson to attack Banks at Strasburg, 199, 200. At battle of Winchester, 230, 235, 236. At battle of Cedar Mountain, 288, 289