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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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sh upon your thoughts, with the knowledge of the bereaved and soul-stricken ones at home, weeping for those whom they will see no more on earth,--with that hospital before your eyes, filled with wounded and maimed comrades,--I ask you now whether you are ready again to meet the traitorous foe who are endeavoring to subvert our Government, and who are crushing under the iron heel of despotism the liberties of a part of our country? would you go next week? would you go to-morrow? would you go this moment? One hearty Yes! burst from every lip. Brigadier-General Kelley, with twenty-five hundred men, of Virginia and Ohio Volunteers, left New Creek, Virginia, at night, on an expedition against the rebels in Romney. Nearly at the same time, Thomas Johns, of Second regiment Potomac brigade, marched from the mouth of Patterson's Creek, with seven hundred men, to favor Gen. Kelley's attack on Romney, by a feint or diversion toward the north of the town.--Wheeling Intelligencer, Nov. 2.
ct, every thing they had. The loss on the Federal side was but one man killed and five wounded. When about one and a half miles from Spring-field the rear of Col. Johns' column (ordered to make the feint from the north) was attacked from the heights by the enemy, severely wounding two men and detaining the column about an hour. The march was then resumed through Springfield, and on arriving within half a mile of the bridge crossing the south branch of the Potomac, Col. Johns discovered the enemy on the opposite bank, when a brisk firing commenced. An attempt to force the passage of the bridge was ineffectual, the rebels having destroyed a portion of itime, hearing nothing further of the firing at Romney, and concluding that Gen. Kelley had carried the place, and that the object desired had been accomplished, Col. Johns withdrew his force to Oldtown, Md., after a march of twenty-five miles.--(Doc. 107.) A large meeting was held at Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, by the Uni
e in full retreat on Winchester. This breaks the backbone of secession on the Upper Potomac. Our loss is trifling, considering the time engaged. My officers and men, without exception, behaved nobly. B. F. Kelley, Brigadier-General. Colonel Johns' report. Headquarters Second regiment, Potomac Home Brigade. Brigadier-General C. M. Thurston: General: In compliance with verbal orders received after consultation between Gen. Kelley and yourself on the night of the 20th instant, I was much gratified at and indebted to Mr. Grehan, who volunteered to march with. me, for his prompt and cheerful assistance. Mr. Grehan was frequently exposed to severe fire of the enemy. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, Thomas Johns, Colonel Second Regiment Potomac Home Brigade; Cincinnati Gazette account. camp Keys, Oct. 28, 1861, Suburbs of Romney, Va. Our camp is called after the gallant commander of the Ringgold Cavalry, Captain Keys. On last Thursday ou