Your search returned 98 results in 24 document sections:

1 2 3
cting the battle on Sunday last, between the forces of General Jackson and Gen. Shields, near Winchester. The belles is entertained in some quarters that General Jackson was most disastrously defeated. Not so, however. General Jackson's gallant liGeneral Jackson's gallant little army maintained their ground fully until the shades of night closed on the felicity contending forces, and compelled eacs indicative of victory, the triumph is on the side of General Jackson. His loss is not over fifty killed and one hundred anegimen, protected by a at no fence. When night came on Gen. Jackson retired with the great body of his army in good order, Battery, Carpenter's Battery, and Chew's Battery. Gen. Jackson has returned to Mt. Jackson, and will be ready, should town of Woodstoes, the county seat of Shenandoah, where Gen. Jackson's army is now in position, is thirty miles south of Wi Lumdrs. It was currently rumored yesterday that Gen. Jackson had been reinforced by Gen. Johnston, and that a battle
the whole war, and the instances of individual gallantly are perhaps, more numerous than in any other engagement since the war commenced. Our correspondent says: History scarcely records such a desperate stand as our little army, under Gen Jackson, made against the fearful odds of at least six of seven to one, from all the most reliable accounts received. From every quarter the intelligence arrives that the enemy numbered from eighteen to twenty thousand or more, while our little Spartge of Col. Echols; the endurance, daring and success of Col. Ashby; the unflinching bravery of Gen Garnett; the cool, determined valor of our ever-undaunted Cols Cummings and Jones, and the resolute, active and over soldiers-like conduct of Maj. Gen. Jackson, make them the admiration of every true-hearted soldier, and should kindle flames of patriotic fire in the bosom of every lover of his country. We should be inspired with gratitude to God for their preservation, with the safety of our litt
existed that two fights place — the first on Thursday, the and the other on Friday. We think, that the dispatch Gen Jackson, which is appended, is sufficient to cor this impression. The following dispatch received by the Governor on Saturday It relates evidentially to the fight of 8th. Staunton 10th May, 1862. Gen. Letcher Gen. Jackson's dispatches that we have gained a brilliant victory enemy in full flight and hotly pursued. killed and 200 wounded--enemy's heavyton, May 10th. To Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant General: blessed our army with victory at well yesterday. "T. J. Jackson, Major General" From the dispatch to the Governor, and one published in the Dispatch of Saturday, will be seen thsterday afternoon, we have some further of this fight. Up to Saturday evening, the enemy were still retreating, and Gen. Jackson pursuing them, but with no much prospect of coming up with them — They had taken the Franklin road through the county
An Incident. About the time Gen. Banks left the Valley to evade the hot pursuit of "Stonewall" Jackson, three Yankees went to the farm of Mr. Crane Sheriff of Jefferson county, and demanded a favorites horse. Mr. C. refused to comply with the demand, when the thieves went to the stable and took the horse out, but that gentleman, determined not to surrender his horse without a struggle, shot one of the marandors, wounding him severely.--The other two left the premises hurriedly, but soon returned strongly reinforced, and after capturing Mr. Crane, fired his barn, containing about 1,200 bushels of wheat, and his corn-crib with 200 barrels of corn. Mr. C. was taken first to Harper's Ferry, where he was closely imprisoned in the engine house of John Brown notoriety, and from thence sent to Baltimore for trial before Gen. Dia. After hearing the testimony, that officer, said, "Mr, Crane, I ought to hang you." "What for?" asked Mr. C. "Why, for not killing them all, if you could,"
The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy's Raid upon Frederick Hall. (search)
The Federal officers --Preparations are being made to send off all of the Federal officers at present in confinement here. The next flag of truce from here will probably relieve us of the presence of all these worthies. At Salisbury there are a number of officers captured at the battle of Bull Run and at Lynchburg those captured in the Valley by General Jackson. They, with the men who may have been confined with them, are expected in Richmond in a day or two. The persistent efforts of Col Corcorans (now at Salisbury) to gain notoriety, by addressing letters intended to shew him up in the character of a martyr to persons in the North has served the purpose of making him odious in the eyes of Southern people; yet, we are informed by those having the best means of knowing, that Corcorans has demeaned himself remarkably well for several months past during which time there has been a cessation of those interminable letters about his willingness to give up the ghost for the old fl
Yankees expected. --By dark last evening the Danville cars had arrived at the Coal Fields, above this city, with 500 of the Yankees for some time since imprisoned at the Lynchburg Fair Ground. and the Commissary of the C. S. Prison at this point was busily engaged in preparing food for them. Among the prisoners at Lynchburg is the 1st. (Yankee) Maryland regiment, captured at Port Royal by Gen Jackson a forces. By 9 o'clock this morning the whole 3,00 Yankees, lately at Lynchburg will have arrived here, as they were started towards this place yesterday.
Arrival of prisoners from Pope's army. --The Central train that arrived at 4 o'clock yesterday morning brought to this city three hundred and three of Pope's Hessians, captured on Saturday, near Southwest Mountain, by the advance forces of Gen Jackson's army. Accompanying the above were Brig-Gen. H. Prince, a Yankee General, and twenty seven commissioned officers, who, together with the men, were lodged in the Libby Prison. Prince, for a few hours, was lodged at the Exchange Hotel. The President's recent proclamation declared Pope and his commissioned satellites to be without the usages of warfare, and not entitled to the privileges of ordinary prisoners of war Orders were issued to place all of the captured officers in close confinement. At the Libby Prison they were put with the deserters and other persons to whom infamy attaches. An examination was made into the condition of the county jail, with a view to their incarceration there; but the structure was deemed unsafe.
Not a deserter. --Serg't J. Walton, a member of co. G, 7th Georgia battalion, who was shot not long ago while attempting to escape from a military prison in this city, was not a deserter, but was on his way to join his company, which had been sent to Jackson. He had been off on furlough, but not having the proper papers with him, was arrested and placed in the prison, in an ill advised attempt to escape from which he was killed.
The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Report of Gen. Stuart of his expedition in rear of the enemy's lines. (search)
and only as the actual march developed it. The force was quietly concentrated beyond the Chickahominy, near Kilby's Station, on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, and moved thence parallel to and to the left of that road. Scouts were kept far to the right to ascertain the enemy's whereabouts, and advanced guard flankers and rear guard to secure our column against surprise. I purposely directed my first day's march towards Louisa, so as to favor the idea of reinforcing Jackson, and camped just opposite Hanover Court-House, near Southaven bridge (R., F. and P. Railroad,) twenty-two miles from Richmond. Our noiseless bivouac was broken early next morning, and without flag or bugle sound we resumed our march, none but one knew whither. I however, immediately took occasion to make known my instructions and plans confidentially to the regimental commanders, so as to secure an intelligent action and co-operation in whatever might occur Scouts had returned indicating
om Frederick via Boonesboro' to Williamsport. Just in sight of Boonesboro', the whole army stopped to camp and cook rations. As usual, several soldiers made their way on to town in search of something good to eat. No danger was apprehended. Gen. Jackson and staff rode on in front, not dreaming of danger; but just as they had reached the centre of the town Capt. Russell's company made a dash upon them and the straggling soldiers. I saw the cloud of dust, but could not for a moment divine its nemy. The number wounded was extremely large compared with those killed. The Confederates held the field for more than a day to bury their dead, and they fell back this side of the river. Saturday evening the enemy attempted to cross, but Jackson mowed down whole columns of them in the river. Two brigades, I understand, had crossed before he attacked them, but were soon driven back, many of them finding a watery grave before reaching the opposite shore. Our army is increasing every
1 2 3