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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, List of maps and illustrations. (search)
List of maps and illustrations. Map showing the Movements of the Federal and Confederate Armies in the Shenandoah Valley, in Maryland, and in the Region of the Battle-field of Cedar MountainFrontispiece Headquarters of the Second Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry at Brook Farm13 Camp of the Second Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry at Brook Farm23 Camp of the Second Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry at Cantonment Hicks, near Frederick, Maryland88 The Battle of Kernstown125 Trace of the Routes pursued by Generals Jackson and Ewell from Swift Run Gap, in their combined Operations against Banks182 The Battle of MacDowell182 The Battle-field of Cedar (or Slaughter) Mountain308
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
, in which there was a slide door; upper sides and roofs of canvas,--that is, we pitched our tents on top. At length (it was on the seventeenth of December) an order came to estimate for lumber for huts: we were to remain till spring. Cantonment Hicks, as General Abercrombie baptized the encampment of his brigade, in honor of Governor Hicks of Maryland, became our winter quarters. By the last of December it became apparent that we were in winter quarters in truth. Sometimes the grounds werGovernor Hicks of Maryland, became our winter quarters. By the last of December it became apparent that we were in winter quarters in truth. Sometimes the grounds were white with snow, and the parade-ground obliterated; then the sentinels ploughed along in their endless tramp; then the trees stretched their long branches weirdly against a leaden sky, while the men flitted idly from tent to tent, enjoying the cheer and the release from drill That was a camp of comfort: perhaps there never was another like it. The smoke curled out of the top of a hundred Sibley tents, indicating the genial fire within, and furnishing food for reflection in following winters,