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The Daily Dispatch: May 28, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 2 0 Browse Search
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77. —Virginia campaign, 1864-65, with outline of events, rev. of. N. Y. Nation, vol. 36, p. 532. Hunt, Gen. Henry J. Gettysburg; with maps. Century, vol. 33, p. 112, 278, 451. Hurd, J. C, History of West Point. Edw. Boynton, rev. of. Atlantic, vol. 13, p. 258. Hutchings, Quartermaster Wm. V., of Gloucester, forbids slave owner, who had official permission to search for his runaway, to take her against her will. Boston Evening Journal, July 9, 1862, p. 4, col. 2. Imboden, Gen. John D. Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah valley, 1861-62; with map. Indianola, U. S. steamer. Her destruction, Feb. 24, 1863. Boston Evening Journal, March 20, 1863, p. 4, cols. 2, 3. Infantry. 1st Regt. Mass. Vol. Ready to serve for three years; abstract of official correspondence. Boston Evening Journal, May 8, 1861, p. 4, col. 5. —1st Regt. Mass. Vol. Its acceptance pressed upon government; Col. Robert Cowdin goes to Washington. Boston Evening Journal, May 14,
he absence of newspapers for a week past, was well received, for the news it contained no less than for the words of cheer spoken by their beloved commander-in-chief: "Headq'rs army Northern Va.,May 14th, 1864. "General Orders-no. 41. "I. The General commanding takes great pleasure in announcing to the army the series of successes that by the favor of God have been achieved by our armies. "II. A part of the enemy's forces threatening the Valley of Virginia has been routed by Gen Imboden and driven back to the Potomac, with the loss of their train and a number of prisoners. "III. Another body of the enemy, under General Averill, penetrated to the Va. and Tenn railroad at Dublin Depot. A portion of this force has been dispersed by Gens Morgan and W E Jones, who are in pursuit of the remainder. "IV. The army of Gen Banks has sustained a severe defeat in Western Louisiana by the forces of Gen Kirby Smith, and returned to Alexandria, losing several thousand prisone
A devout regiment. --The following is an extract from a letter of an officer of the 18th Virginia cavalry, Imboden's brigade. It refers to the fight of Gen Imboden before the main battle near New Market: "Before the charge, and while we were in line, the command to dismount was given, when our noble old Chaplain song a hymn and then prayed, the whole regiment kneeling. It was a solemn and impressive sight just on the eve of battle. And God blessed our arms with victory. The ChaplGen Imboden before the main battle near New Market: "Before the charge, and while we were in line, the command to dismount was given, when our noble old Chaplain song a hymn and then prayed, the whole regiment kneeling. It was a solemn and impressive sight just on the eve of battle. And God blessed our arms with victory. The Chaplain prayed that if it should please God we might scatter our enemies, but, oh! preserve the lives of these dear ones and prolong them for Thy glory.--Truly did God answer the prayer of the devout old man — they were scattered to the four winds, and we lost a man."