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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 85 1 Browse Search
Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 76 8 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 11 1 Browse Search
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ee to muster volunteer companies into the service of the State, and posting his command at or near Grafton, to co-operate with Major Loring in holding both branches of the railroad for the benefit of Maryland and Virginia. These officers were directed to give quiet and security to the inhabitants of the country, and also to facilitate peaceful travel. Two hundred old pattern flintlock muskets were the only arms with which General Lee was able to supply these important forces. Lieut.-Col. John McCausland was given similar duties in the valley of the Kanawha, and Col. C. Q. Tompkins, of Charleston, was assigned to command. Col. George Porterfield was directed to repair to Grafton and select positions for the troops in that section so as to cover the points liable to attack. The call for troops to assemble at Grafton was made on the counties of Braxton, Lewis, Harrison, Monongahela, Taylor, Barbour, Upshaw, Tucker, Mason, Randolph and Preston. The volunteers from Wood, Wirt, Roan
teers, and proceeded to Lewisburg and thence to Charleston. As early as April 29th Lieut.--Col. John McCausland had been authorized to muster into the State service as many as ten volunteer compani was directed to take command of the troops raised in the valley. The latter officer sent Colonel McCausland to Richmond, May 30th, to confer with Governor Letcher on the situation. It was difficultumbers, with perhaps the preponderance of sentiment favoring the Federal cause. By this time McCausland and Tompkins had gathered but 340 men at Kanawha Court House, and when all the companies promih arms as he may get and drive the invader back. Out of the troops gathered at Charleston, McCausland subsequently organized the Thirty-sixth Virginia infantry regiment, which he commanded until p o to 20 privates, and about 30 of the enemy killed. His loss was 1 killed and 2 wounded. Colonel McCausland with 800 men followed this up with an attack on Cox's position on the north side of the ri
But he sent forward such men as he believed available, about 2,000, and a few days later occupied Big Sewell mountain. At this juncture, in response to the request of General Wise, General Lee detached from the latter's command Tompkins' and McCausland's Twenty-second and Thirty-sixth regiments, and restricted the immediate command of General Wise to his legion. General Wise advanced with skirmishing to Dogwood gap, while Floyd occupied Summersville, one of the posts on Rosecrans' line, whe wrote to General Lee, asking to be separated from Floyd's command. In this letter, Wise estimated the Confederate forces at 1,200 infantry, 250 artillery and 350 cavalry in his legion, Tompkins' regiment 400, Floyd's immediate command 1,200, McCausland's regiment 400, Chapman's and Beckley's militia, 2,000. Repeated orders from Floyd for reinforcements followed, the last one written in the midst of battle. Failing to obtain assistance, General Floyd constructed intrenchments on the elevat
avalry (Jenifer's) and Otey's battery, while Col. John McCausland, returned from the Fort Donelson campaign, cg or Giles Court House. On the 10th, Jenifer and McCausland drove the Federals out of Pearisburg by a gallant Lieut.-Col. Melvin Clarke. Fourth brigade, Col. John McCausland: Thirty-sixth Virginia infantry, Sixtieth (?nnonade upon it. Browne with the Forty-fifth and McCausland with the Thirty-sixth drove the enemy from their ven, and the entire brigade, headed by Browne and McCausland, went down the hill with a shout, giving the enem as water buckets as they came. Echols' brigade, McCausland and Patton, crossed the Kanawha, seized the Federa portion of the command contested the advance of McCausland, then in command of Echols' brigade, and fired thhe Federal infantry abandon their last position. McCausland, with Derrick's battalion as skirmishers, McMahonopened a warm fire upon the enemy opposite, while McCausland moved to a ford further up the Elk, where he was
h battalion sharpshooters, Lieut.-Col. J. Lyle Clark; Stamps' battery. Fourth brigade, Col. John McCausland: Thirty-sixth regiment, Maj. Thomas Smith; Sixtieth regiment, Col. B. H. Jones; Bryan's bersonville with a part of his brigade on another brilliant raid across western Virginia, while McCausland made a demonstration against Fayetteville to distract the enemy, and Williams sent the Forty-ffield; the handsome repulse of a Federal assault by Col. G. M. Edgar at Lewisburg, May 2d; Colonel McCausland's demonstration against Fayetteville, May 20th, and the rout of a Federal scouting party ome stores, but allowing one man to escape, who carried the news to Williams. At the same time McCausland was pressed back from the vicinity of Raleigh by General Scammon, and retreated to Mercer Courhen of Moor's approach from the north, he fell back into Monroe county, where he was joined by McCausland's force, Gen. Sam Jones also arriving and taking command on the 14th. Averell meanwhile, maki
ennessee battery, Capt. H. L. W. McClung. McCausland's infantry brigade, Col. John McCausland: ThCol. John McCausland: Thirty-sixth regiment, Lieut.-Col. Thomas Smith; Sixtieth regiment, Col. Beuhring H. Jones; Forty-fiftiles from that place, where he was joined by McCausland's brigade, fortunately just arrived at Dubliwhole line then gave way, but was rallied by McCausland, who succeeded Jenkins in command, and the fntly fighting, and across New river bridge. McCausland subsequently fell back to the vicinity of Saed back from Newport, and Crook, followed by McCausland, started across Salt Pond mountain toward Uned at Piedmont by Hunter, and Jones killed. McCausland and Jackson gallantly opposed the advance ofe day that Early's advance arrived, Imboden, McCausland and Jackson went out to meet Hunter's combins shared by the brigades of Echols, Wharton, McCausland, Imboden and Jackson, and the batteries formadley Johnson (W. E. Jones' old brigade) and McCausland, returning from Chambersburg, Pa., attacked
enabled him to remount not only his own men but a company of Missourians under Captain Woodson, who had been permitted to join him. The 4th of July, 1864, he celebrated by driving the Federal garrison from Patterson Creek station and burning the railroad bridge. Immediately after this the Rangers joined General Early's expedition through Maryland to Washington, and were under the orders of the general as scouts. In the cavalry fight at Frederick they resisted the onset of the enemy until McCausland came up, and at Urbana they again checked the pursuit. Subsequently they were active in scouting and collecting supplies in their region, until after the battle of Winchester between Early and Sheridan, when the band went into the valley to assist the defeated Confederates. In this service Captain McNeill came to his death. One foggy morning in October, 1864, while leading a charge on a cavalry camp on Meems bottom, at a bridge over the Shenandoah, near Mount Jackson, far in advance of
the shock and died soon afterward. Brigadier-General John McCausland, Brigadier-General John McCausland,Brigadier-General John McCausland, one of the most conspicuous figures in the warfare in the valley of the Shenandoah and on the borders of Virgieader and persistent fighter. He is the son of John McCausland, a native of county Tyrone, Ireland, who came t service as commissioner of taxation. His son, John McCausland, was born at St. Louis, September 13, 1837, andn. Albert Sidney Johnston. At Fort Donelson, Colonel McCausland commanded a brigade of Floyd's division, and roken by the superior strength of the enemy. Colonel McCausland assumed command and made a gallant fight, fo to one. By his subsequent active movements, General McCausland delayed the contemplated juncture of Crook anEarly arrived from Cold Harbor in time to relieve McCausland from the pressure of the Federal troops, and McCaMcCausland and his troopers were soon upon their heels, intercepting Hunter at Falling Rock, and capturing his art