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nfederate troops retook it. The loyal Virginians in other parts of the State were active in expeditions to repress hostile organization. One of these was made by Capt. A. G. Jenkins, afterward famous as a cavalry general, in the latter part of June. He advanced from Charleston to Point Pleasant with a mounted party, and secured the persons of several prominent Union men. Colonel Norton, of the First Ohio, at Gallipolis, crossed the river with 100 men and made a vain attempt to overtake Jenkins, after which he scoured the country and took 30 prominent secessionists prisoners. These gentlemen, who were carried to Camp Chase, Ohio, were the first to arrive from the South at that noted prison camp. They reached Camp Chase July 5th, but were released a few days later. The names of these loyal Virginians were R. B. Hackney, A. B. Dorst, A. Roseberry, H. J. Fisher, R. Knupp, Jacob C. Kline, Frank Ransom, J. N. McMullen, J. W. Echard, David Long, G. D. Slaughter, A. E. Eastman, J. F.
e he was preparing to stand a siege. At Carnifix Ferry was stationed the only reinforcement near him, an Ohio regiment under Colonel Tyler. On the 20th of August, Lieutenant-Colonel Croghan, in advance of Wise, had two skirmishes on the turnpike, one near Hawk's Nest, in which each side lost a few killed and wounded. The little army was then greatly afflicted with measles, to such an extent that the Forty-sixth Virginia reported but one-third of the command effective. On the 25th, Colonel Jenkins' cavalry was defeated at Hawk's Nest near Piggot's mill by an infantry ambuscade, with a loss of 8 or 10 wounded. Wise, previous to this, had marched to the Gauley river near Summersville to aid Floyd, but had been returned to Dogwood gap. On the 26th Floyd achieved a brilliant success. Raising a flatboat which Tyler had sunk, he crossed the Gauley river at Carnifix Ferry and surprised Tyler's regiment at breakfast near Cross Lanes. Floyd reported that between 45 and 50 of the enemy
mained and amused the Beverly garrison, while Jenkins rode on, crossing Rich mountain by a trail thF. Cook, Eighth Virginia, and three others of Jenkins' men were wounded. Jenkins now cast aside Jenkins now cast aside his shotguns, armed his men with handsome new rifles, and otherwise supplied himself, and then destn the fog, leaving but a dozen prisoners, and Jenkins destroyed all the public property, after whicinia infantry. Having paroled the prisoners, Jenkins went on to Ripley, finding a lone paymaster, iasm was excited to the highest pitch. General Jenkins made a considerable march in Ohio, and suwas not thought advisable to pursue further. Jenkins, meanwhile, had moved down the Coal river andde toward Point Pleasant, in one of which General Jenkins had a skirmish near Buffalo, September 27f Gauley and Fayetteville toward Raleigh, General Jenkins protecting the rear, obstructing the roaddrew to the Princeton and Lewisburg line, and Jenkins was ordered into Greenbrier and Pocahontas co[4 more...]
s raid against the Baltimore & Ohio railroad Jenkins' raid to Point Pleasant expeditions to Bever During the early part of 1863, Echols and Jenkins were still in Greenbrier county, but Floyd hasent and absent, 9,747. On March 18th General Jenkins started out from Jeffersonville with a paCox to the army of Rosecrans. On March 27th, Jenkins reached Hurricane bridge, Putnam county, and ensued of several hours' duration, ending in Jenkins' withdrawal. On the 29th he reached Hall's lwith bullets from the ambushed Confederates. Jenkins reached Point Pleasant on the next day, and s, but this calamity was fortunately averted. Jenkins failed to dislodge the garrison, and after se valley and Flat Top mountain. In May, General Jenkins' brigade had been ordered into the Shenanear that place, according to Stuart's report, Jenkins' brigade was ordered to dismount and deploy o Sixteenth cavalry, Col. M. J. Ferguson, from Jenkins' brigade, also participated in the engagement[1 more...]
f the various commands, though a remnant of the division maintained its organization after the surrender at Appomattox. in April was as follows: Echols' infantry brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Twenty-second, Col. George S. Patton; Twenty-third, Lieut.-Col. Clarence Derrick; Twenty-sixth battalion, Lieut.-Col. George M. Edgar; partisan rangers, Capt. Philip J. Thurmond; partisan rangers, Capt. William D. Thurmond; partisan rangers, Capt. John Amick; battery, Capt. George B. Chapman. Jenkins' cavalry brigade, Brig.-Gen. Albert G. Jenkins: Fourteenth regiment, Col. Charles Cochrane; Sixteenth regiment, Maj. James H. Nounnan; Seventeenth, Col. William H. French; Twenty-second regiment, Col. Henry S. Bowen. Saltville garrison, Col. William H. Browne: Forty-fifth infantry regiment, Lieut.-Col. Edwin H. Harman; Tennessee battery, Capt. William H. Burroughs; Tennessee battery, Capt. H. L. W. McClung. McCausland's infantry brigade, Col. John McCausland: Thirty-sixth regiment, L
ade from Dublin to meet the Federal force advancing under General Crook from the Kanawha valley. He took position on Cloyd's farm, where he was reinforced by General Jenkins, and attacked by the enemy May 9th. After several hours' fighting, Jenkins was mortally wounded and the Confederate line was broken by the superior strength Jenkins was mortally wounded and the Confederate line was broken by the superior strength of the enemy. Colonel McCausland assumed command and made a gallant fight, forming two new lines successively, and finally retired in good order, repulsing the attacks of the Federal cavalry, and carrying with him 200 prisoners. In this battle the Federals outnumbered the Confederates three to one. By his subsequent active movem Crook and Hunter and rendered the Federal movement upon Dublin a practical failure. He was immediately promoted brigadiergen-eral and assigned to the command of Jenkins' cavalry brigade. After the battle at Port Republic, June 5th, he stubbornly contested the advance of the Federals under Hunter and Crook, all the way to Lynchbu