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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
Peck that on the 14th of March the latter had received with Getty's division, detached from the Ninth corps, the effective foty compensated for their small numbers. Peck had entrusted Getty with the task of guarding the long line of the Nansemond frint was, as we have stated, favorable to such an operation: Getty's seven thousand men had great difficulty in effectively gual new batteries along the left bank of the river. But General Getty, on the opposite side, had not been inactive. In orderold stroke upon the battery of Hill's Point. This time General Getty determined to lead his soldiers Three hundred men, cter have landed, and, rushing forward under the lead of General Getty, they find themselves already in their midst. A secondtimidated by the numerical superiority of his adversaries. Getty, with about seven thousand men, crosses the Nansemond over antages that the ground offers, disputes it inch by inch to Getty from noon till evening. The Federals, having been unable t
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
the 28th. This operation, well conducted, but without any importance, inasmuch as Lee was no longer at Fredericksburg or Culpeper at the end of the railroad line, was the only incident of the campaign. After Spear's return Keyes despatched General Getty on the 1st of July, with eight thousand men, to Hanover Court-house, and on the same day he started himself, with five thousand, in the direction of Richmond as far as Baltimore Cross-roads. But these two columns advanced very cautiously. While the city of Richmond was in a state of excitement, Keyes, after a skirmish in which he lost about twenty men, seeing the uselessness of the campaign he had been made to undertake, fell back upon White House on the 3d. Here he found Getty, whose venture had been productive of no other result than the capture of the Confederate general W. H. F. Lee, wounded at Brandy Station, in a farm-house where he was being cared for. After this expedition the Federal government did at last what it shoul