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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
. Hence the importance of this position, which Peck hastened to occupy on the 22d of September withng effected along the lines of the Blackwater. Peck kept all his troops and prepared himself for thsupplied the absence of natural obstacles. But Peck had not only to defend the space comprised betwill's demonstrations had succeeded in weakening Peck and deceiving him in regard to his intentions, captured the advance-posts of the cavalry which Peck had sent out as a reconnoissance in the directi activity compensated for their small numbers. Peck had entrusted Getty with the task of guarding trovided with heavy guns, and well garrisoned by Peck's infantry, Longstreet saw at once that all surnduced to give up the game: in concert with General Peck he resolved to try another bold stroke upon would be no less difficult than the capture of Peck's lines by assault, determined to reduce the lation of the redoubt at Hill's Point, ordered by Peck on the 20th, which led to the withdrawal of the[4 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
arding the strength of his adversaries, was even ignorant of this advantage. Consequently, during this night, full of anxiety, how much must he have regretted the scattering of the Federal forces against which all his predecessors had vainly protested! Out of the sixty thousand men, more or less well organized, who were in Washington, the Federal government could easily have detached ten thousand to reinforce the Army of the Potomac: the same thing may be said of the fourteen thousand under Peck, who since the 1st of May had scarcely had an enemy before them at Suffolk, and from eight to ten thousand of the twelve thousand who under Keyes were occupying their leisure hours in the lines of Yorktown in projecting a sudden descent upon Richmond. In short, by leaving in Baltimore the thirty-five hundred men charged with holding the Secession element in check, and by employing a thousand men in escorting the materiel of Harper's Ferry as far as Washington, General Halleck might have ord