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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Preface. (search)
ly given. I further acknowledge my obligations to this gentleman for his permission to copy those maps in his volume which represent the routes of Jackson and Ewell from Swift Run Gap in .the movement against Banks, and the battles of Kernstown and Mac-Dowell It may not be necessary to assert that I have not so much attempted to point out how the skill of General Lee and the daring of General Stonewall Jackson prevailed over their enemies, in the general theatre of the latter's military operations, as to show in particular instances how, from Patterson to Banks through Milroy and McDowell, many of the so-called grand achievements of the great Confederate General were due to the blundering stupidity of political managers in Washington acting upon the colossal incapacity of their favorites in the field. But that this does not detract from the very marked ability shown by both Lee and Jackson in taking advantage of these blunders, I cheerfully concede. G. H. G. Framingham, 1883.
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
nks's corps, and 11,000 in Shields's division; Milroy and Schenck, with 6,000 men (in front of Generse already given, Jackson determined to attack Milroy: and he would begin his movement so secretly t the morning of the 7th the army moved against Milroy. Edwards's brigade in advance; .then Taliafer eighteen miles Jackson's advance came up with Milroy's first outposts. The Federal pickets were cag down the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike. Milroy made an effort to stop it with artillery, but au looked down on the village of MacDowell and Milroy's camps in the valley of the Bull Pasture. Thllage of MacDowell would be severely shelled. Milroy thought so, and made up his mind therefore to), moved forward to the hill. The whole force Milroy reported to be from 2,200 to 2,300 men. It wasncounter took place. While this was going on, Milroy sent his 32d and 82d Ohio and 3d Virginia to tn or material, except of some stores for which Milroy had no transportation. On the ninth of May Ja[6 more...]
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, chapter 14 (search)
Hatch's cavalry, 158 officers and 3101 men present for duty. Command.Present for duty.Aggregate present.Aggregate present and absent.Remarks. Officers.Men. Headquarters staff and escort 35164219233 Warrenton, Va. First (Siegel's) Army Corps: Headquarters staff and escort13149172187 Sperryville, Va. First (Schenck's) Division 195415347446679*Near Sperryville. Second (Van Steinwehr's) Div.147275431224404*Near Sperryville. Third (Schurz's) Division 149303235204763*Sperryville. Milroy's brigade 110239727523787* Near Woodville, Va. Total First Corps614124851248519820 Second (Banks's) Army Corps: Headquarters staff 121212 Near Washington, Va. First (Williams's) Division Including Hatch's cavalry, 158 officers and 3101 men present for duty.4589629103118246* Culpeper Court House,Va. Second (Augur's) Division228445851157184* Near Washington, Va. Total Second Corps698140871605820442 Third (McDowell's) Army Corps: Headquarters staff232324 Warrenton, Va First
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
seq. Devastates and conscripts as he flies, 160, 161. Plans to attack Banks at Strasburg, 175, 176; begins by attacking Milroy, 177 et seq. Defeats Milroy and Schenck at MacDowell, 179. Pushes on to attack Banks, 180-182 etseq.; his slow progress,Milroy and Schenck at MacDowell, 179. Pushes on to attack Banks, 180-182 etseq.; his slow progress, 184; but gets upon Banks's flank without the latter's knowledge, 185. Attacks Colonel Kenly at Front Royal, 187,--and destroys or captures Kenly's force at Cedarville, 189. Is hindered in his advance on Strasburg by disobedience of his orders, 198 264, 272. Militia, State, inadequacy of, for war, 2, 27, 28, 33, 34. Absurd usage of, in election of officers, 2. Milroy, General, Federal commander in Civil War, 176. Is attacked by Stonewall Jackson. 177 et seq. Fights Jackson at MacDowcltain, 311, 312 (note). Dies at Charlottesville, 332. Schenck, General, Federal officer, fights Stonewall Jackson, with Milroy, 178-180. Schouler, William, adjutant-general of Massachusetts, 22. Scott, Lieutenant, aid to General Gordon, 206,