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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cedar Creek, battle of. (search)
tion in front, and had heard mysterious sounds like the dull, heavy tramp of an army, was broken into fragments, and sent flying back in disorder upon the corps of Emory and Wright. Crook left 700 men as prisoners, with many cannon, small-arms, and munitions of war in the hands of the Confederates. Emory tried in vain to stop theEmory tried in vain to stop the fugitives, but very soon his own corps gave way, leaving several guns behind. These, with Crook's, eighteen in all, were turned upon the fugitives with fearful effect, while Early's right column, led by Gordon, continued their flanking advance View at Cedar Creek battle-ground. with vigor, turning the Nationals out of every pamps and cannon back again. They believed the prophecy, and fought fiercely for its fulfilment. The reformed army advanced in full force. Already (10 A. M.) General Emory had quickly repulsed an attack, which inspirited the whole corps. A. general and severe struggle ensued. The whole Confederate army were soon in full and t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emory, William Helmsley, 1811-1887 (search)
Emory, William Helmsley, 1811-1887 Military officer; born in Queen Anne's county, Md., Sept. 9, 1811; graduated at West Point in 1831. He was appointed lieutenant of the topographical engineers July 7, 1833; was aide to General Kearny in California in 1846-47, and was made lieutenant-colonel, Sept. 30, 1847. He was astronomer to the commission to determine the boundary between the United States and Mexico. He was serving as captain of cavalry in Mexico when the Civil War broke out, and brought his command into Kansas in good order. In May, 1861, he was made lieutenant-colonel of the 6th Cavalry; served in the campaign of 1862 in the Army of the Potomac, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers in March of that year. He did good service under Banks in Louisiana, and under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He was made colonel of the 5th Cavalry in the fall of 1863; in March, 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general of the United States army; and in 1876 was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Andrew 1808- (search)
Whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office. Article IX: That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, on the 22d day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, in disregard of the Constitution and the laws of the United States, duly enacted, as commander-in-chief of the army of the United States, did bring before himself then and there William H. Emory, a major-general by brevet in the army of the United States, actually in command of the Department of Washington and the military forces thereof, and did then and there, as such commander-in-chief, declare to and instruct said Emory that part of a law of the United States, passed March 2, 1867, entitled An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30, 1868, and for other purposes, especially the second section thereof, which provides, among other thi