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The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 8 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 8 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 4 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 4 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Commander at Mason's Hill and his Aids — a deserter — the enemy's pickets want peace, and don't like to be shot. (search)
The Commander at Mason's Hill and his Aids — a deserter — the enemy's pickets want peace, and don't like to be shot. Mason's Hill, Sept. 13, 1861. Our near approach to Washington and Alexandria may be inferred when I announce that two schooners, with their sails and rigging, lying just below the latter city, may be distinctly seen, and at several points the eye can rest upon either side of the Potomac. Mason's Hill is situated 1 ½ miles southeast of Munson's, both command main routes leading to and from the enemy, are equally important in point of strategy, and can be used as the bases of operations either of offence or defence. Col. James L. Kemper has been commanding at this post for several days, and his bravery, his unceasing vigilance and sagacity, are ample safeguards against accident and surprise. There are indeed few officers in the service who are as much beloved by those under his command, or possess in such a degree the confidence of the Generals in Chie
ent.] field from Munson's Hill — the Hill itself — a soldier's Shelter and Heddquarters — Munson and Mason's Hill — Lewinsville — a little skirmish — the recent Artillery Duct — Fairfax. d into the valley towards Bailey's Cross Roads. Just at the foot of the hill is the residence of Munson, (the former owner,) a barn and other out-houses. Munson and his family have taken refuge with Munson and his family have taken refuge with their Yankee friends, having followed, in company with many of his neighbors, the fortunes of the "grand army." The legacy he has left has been put to a useful purpose, and will, perhaps, still do us a good pair of glasses many of its familiar spots can be distingnished. One can look down upon Munson's and Hall's hills, and it can be seen at a glance that this protects them both, and that guns h the enemy in the positions now held by us. The view from this hill is very much finer than from Munson's, but on account of the distance, somewhat less distinct and the outline less sharply de