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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
's fords, 50. Ewell in the Shenandoah Valley Milroy driven from Winchester a great disaster, 51. pike, and arrived before Winchester, where General Milroy was in command of about ten thousand men, full one hundred miles in length. Although Milroy, since the first of the month, had felt a preshave justified him in retreating at once. But Milroy, brave even to rashness, resolved to fight befnandoah, retreated before Rodes, and very soon Milroy had his forces, not more than seven thousand eon. At one o'clock the next morning June 15. Milroy, in compliance with the decision of a council ania; and others fled to Harper's Ferry, where Milroy's wagon-train crossed the Potomac, and was consburg, by way of Hagerstown and Chambersburg. Milroy lost nearly all of his artillery and ammunitioled Howe across the river, and on the day when Milroy was driven from Winchester, June 15, 1863. hecross the river at Williamsport, in pursuit of Milroy's wagon-train, swept up the Cumberland Valley [2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
at dark reached Harper's Ferry. Having visited places of interest at and around Harper's Ferry, we left that picturesque place in the afternoon of the 3d, for Winchester, where we arrived in time to ramble over the hills and among the fortifications on the northern side of the town, before nightfall. We spent the following morning in visiting Kernstown, and places of interest in the city of Winchester; Among these were the quarters of different commanders during the war. Sheridan and Milroy occupied Mr. Logan's house (see page 366). Banks's was at the house of George Seavers, on Water Street. Stonewall Jackson occupied the house of Colonel Moore. We visited the site of old Fort Frederick, on Loudon Street, at the northern end of the city, and drank from the fort well, which is one hundred and three feet deep, where, during the French and Indian war, Washington often appeased thirst. We also visited the grave of General Daniel Morgan, the Hero of the Cowpens: it is in the Pres
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
See note, page 549, volume II. at Murfreesboroa. When the block-house at Overall's Creek was attacked Dec. 4, 1864. by Bate's division of Cheatham's corps, General Milroy was sent out from Fort Rosecrans with a small force to its assistance. The little garrison held it firmly until Milroy came, when the assailants were quicklyMilroy came, when the assailants were quickly driven away. During the next three days, Bate was re-enforced by two divisions of infantry and about twenty-five hundred cavalry, and then menaced Fort Rosecrans, but did not actually assail it. Buford's cavalry, after its batteries had opened briskly upon Murfreesboroa, dashed into the town, Dec. 8. but they were quickly expnd, with the intention of getting upon Thomas's communications with Louisville by rail. The gunboats patrolling the river foiled their designs. On the same day, Milroy went out again with a stronger force, and fought the Confederates on the Wilkeson pike, routing them, with a loss on his part of two hundred and five men killed a
Sherman at 3.159; battle of, 3.161-3.169; visit of the author to in 1866, 3.176. Cheat Mountain, region of held by Col. Milroy, 2.103. Cherokees, induced to join the Confederates, 1.476. Chicago, Republican convention at in 1860, 1.30; Dem Sheridan, 3.350. Hunter, Senator, propositions of, in the Senate, 1.225. Huntersville, expedition sent against by Milroy, 2.104. Huntsville, Ala., capture of by Gen. Mitchel, 2.266. I. Illinois, attitude of in relation to secession, arrival of Sherman's forces at, 3.410. Milliken's Bend, battle at, 2.623. Mill Spring, Ky., battle of, 2.194. Milroy, Gen., operations of in Western Virginia, 2.103; compelled to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, ex. Winchester, skirmish at between troops of Jackson and Shields, 2.369; battle at, and Banks's retreat from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled to evacuate by Ewell, 3.51; battle of, 3.365; defeat of Gen. Crook by Early near, 3.348. Winder, Gen. Joh