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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 1 Browse Search
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ed a revolutionary convention, which denounced the acts of the British parliament. In 1774 she sent representatives to the first Continental Congress, in the persons of Peyton Randolph, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Richard Bland and Edmund Pendleton, all men of mark, who helped, then and there, to lay the foundations for a Federal union. In 1774 her brave and hardy men of the Great Valley and the mountains beyond, the fighting Scotch-Irishmen under the leadership of Lewis, met the combined Indian power of the Northwest, in a fierce struggle at the mouth of the Kanawha on the bank of the Ohio, and not only established Virginia's claim to the Northwest, but broke up the combination that, by Indian invasions in the rear, would have defeated the contention of the colonies with the mother country, if it had succeeded. In 1775 the elected delegates of her people assembled in convention in Richmond, and resolved to put the colony in a state of defense against the
s former camps, as his men expected, he turned up the river, just as a driving rain began, and marched several miles in the direction of Port Republic before going into camp. Jackson and his staff rode a dozen miles to Lewiston, the home of Gen. S. H. Lewis, for the night. Ashby's cavalry covered and concealed the movement by advancing along the roads on the western side of the Shenandoah. During the whole of May 1st and 2d all of Jackson's command was engaged in an arduous struggle in gettdly through the woods as the rough character of the ground and the thick growth of young timber would admit. Bearing well to the right, to be sure of completely turning the Federal left, the head of this column had nearly reached Deep Hollow, or Lewis' run, which flowed through the ravine between the contending forces, when an aide from General Winder informed the officer in charge of the movement that unless an immediate attack was made upon the Federal left he would be compelled to give way
Boonsboro, at the foot of the South mountain, while McCausland brought his force to the Antietam in front of Sharpsburg. On the 7th, Gordon drove in the enemy's outposts at Fort Duncan and Maryland heights, and supported by Wharton (Breckinridge's division), he engaged the enemy to within 600 yards of these frowning and commanding fortifications. Rodes, threatening the rear of these same intrenched Federal forces, advanced to near Rohrersville, while Ramseur marched to near Sharpsburg. Lewis' brigade of Ramseur's division remained on Bolivar heights until late in the afternoon, when it rejoined him at Sharpsburg by the usual route. McCausland marched to Hagerstown, and there had an engagement with some United States regular cavalry, which he forced to retreat. The remainder of the cavalry marched across the mountains to the vicinity of Frederick City, where it had a slight engagement with the enemy's outposts. On the 8th, Ramseur marched, by way of Boonsboro and Middletown,
ay's battalion, also as First Virginia battalion light artillery): Brown, J. Thompson, major, colonel; Cabell, Henry Coalter, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Coleman, Lewis M., lieutenant-colonel; Hardaway, Robert A., major, lieutenant-colonel; Moseley, Edgar F., major, lieutenant-colonel; Randolph, George W., colonel; Stribling, Robe T., colonel; Mumford, William P., major; Norton, George F., major; Palmer, William H., major; Skinner, Frederick G., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Williams, Lewis B., Jr., colonel. First Infantry regiment State Line: Berkley, Henry M., lieutenant-colonel; Nighbert, James A., major; Radford, Richard C. W., colonel. Firsion Reserves: Godwin, D. E., major. Fourth Infantry regiment: Bennett, Matthew D., major; Gardner, Robert D., lieutenant-colonel; Kent, Joseph F., major; Moore, Lewis T., lieutenant-colonel; Preston, James T., colonel; Pendleton, Albert G., major; Ronald, Charles A., colonel; Terry, William, major, colonel. Fourth Militia reg