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e Rappahannock, leaving Trimble's brigade near Freeman's Ford to protect his trains. In the afternoon, Longstreet sent General Hood with his own and Whiting's brigade, under Colonel Law, to relieve Trimble. Hood had just reached the position, when he and Trimble were attacked by a considerable force, which had crossed at Freeman's Ford. After a short but spirited engagement, the enemy was driven precipitately over the river with heavy loss. General Jackson arrived at the Warrenton Springs Ford in the afternoon, and immediately began to cross his troops to the north side, occupying the springs and the adjacent heights. He was interrupted by a heavy rain, which caused the river to rise so rapidly that the ford soon became impassable for infantry and artillery. Under these circumstances, it was deemed advisable to withdraw the troops who had reached the opposite side, and they recrossed during the night of the twenty-third, on a temporary bridge constructed for the purpose. General
eived through Captain Latrobe, directed me to countermand the movement at once. I despatched Captain Ford, of my staff, with this order, but not in time to stop the engagement, which had already beguy's battle, most gallantly went into action in lead. Captain Latrobe, A. A. and I. General, Captain Ford, Aid-de-camp, and Captains Thurston and Jones, volunteer Aids, the former (Captain Thurston) in charge of ordnance trains, displayed courage and coolness, Captain Ford accompanying a portion of my command in the charge on Tuesday. Lieutenant Campbell, engineer officer, attached to my staff, our lines, and the fall of Richmond. Brigadier-General Jones sent the countermanding order by Captain Ford, of his staff, and soon after he left, Lieutenant-Colonel Lee reported to me that our men had recapitulation. Colonel A. J. Grigsby, wounded, on the first instant. Company B. Sergeant John Ford, wounded, on the twenty-seventh ultimo; Michael Tool, wounded, on the first instant. Co
ty-sixth, when the march was resumed, crossing the Rappahannock at Hinson's Mill Ford, six miles above Waterloo. A dash of several squadrons of Federal cavalry into den's batteries, Major B. W. Frobel commanding, in the engagements at Freeman's, Ford, on the Rappahannock River, August twenty-second; plains of Manassas, August twe of the twentieth of August, 1862, I crossed the Rapidan River, at Tobacco Creek Ford, with a portion of my brigade, consisting of the Sixth, Seventh, and Twelfth regof the operations of my brigade, in the series of battles from Warrenton Springs Ford to Shepherdstown, inclusive: Warrenton Springs Ford, 24TH August, 1862. MFord, 24TH August, 1862. My brigade remained in bivouac in reserve, in the edge of a wood, until the division was relieved by Hood's division about sunset, and although exposed to heavy shellitown, Harper's Ferry, and Sharpsburg, behaved with great gallantry. Second Lieutenant John Ford, of the same regiment, attracted my attention for his good demeanor
y 17, 1846, issued from an office over the grocery store of the late Joseph A. Holmes on the corner of Main and Magazine streets. The initial number contained a full account of the inauguration of the new city government on the previous Monday, May 7, with Mayor Green's speech in full occupying four and a half columns. The paper was successful, in a moderate degree, from the first, but Mr. Reid was in poor health and died January 4, 1847, and the Chronicle passed into the possession of Mr. John Ford, in February of that year. In January, 1855, the office was removed to the corner of Main and Temple streets, and in 1858 Mr. George Fisher purchased the Chronicle and conducted it until 1873, when he sold the property to Mr. Linn Boyd Porter, under whose charge it remained until 1886, when it was purchased by Mr. F. Stanhope Hill. Four years later, in 1890, Mr. Hill bought the Tribune and sold the Chronicle to Mr. F. H. Buffum, but the property returned to Mr. Hill in 1891, and he then
Punishment for breaking "The Oath." --A letter in a Philadelphia paper from Norfolk, Va says: Mr. John Ford, of Norfolk, for breaking his oath of allegiance and corresponding with the enemy, has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment in the jail there, at hard labor. He is to be weighted with a twenty-four pound ball and three feet of chain, and to be employed in cleaning the streets. At the end of his term he is to be sent out of the limits of Gen. Butler's Department, never to return.