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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 4: the Valley of the Shenandoah (continued)—Return to Strasburg. (search)
t no more of her until the confusion of our departure, when Peggy came to say,-- I'm gwine wid ye. Very well, I replied people won't mind our writings. Yase, it will, insisted Peggy; you jes gib me writina. Persuaded by her importunity, Ier over immediately one colored child, the daughter of said Peggy; and this on the pains and perils of disobedience. Then PePeggy passed out of my mind; for new rumors came that Jackson was about attempting to seize the gap-road across the mountains, columns were hurrying along the road, my eyes fell upon my Peggy, keeping Ilp with the artillery, the wagons, and the columnn papers as bearing, when she ran away from the subscriber, Peggy was fleeing from slavery, clinging to our guns and to the cfor this was what we practically had become. I did not see Peggy again for two or three days; for hardly had we arrived at eknowledge, and so gathered such comforts as were at hand. Peggy, my faithful negro woman, duly installed as cook, gave more
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
last of our command had crossed, and there were never more grateful hearts in the same number of men, says Banks, Banks's Report. than when we stood on the opposite shore. I certainly can speak for one grateful heart, that of my colored woman Peggy, who with her child I passed among the first across the swollen river to a land of freedom. Across the Potomac! Yes, we were again where, in July of the preceding year, we had made our march so gayly into Virginia. One more campaign was endrdon will proceed at once to Washington, and report to the Secretary of War for further orders. By command of N. P. Banks, M. G. C. The next day, therefore, I returned to Washington, carrying with me on her way to her new home my negro woman Peggy and her child. Before I could purchase tickets for the woman, I was compelled to give a bond to save the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad harmless from any lawful claims that might be hereafter brought against it by the owner of
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
Colonel, Rebel officer, 220, 233. Newtown (Va.), the scene of a hot fight between Federal and Confederate troops in Banks's flight to Winchester, 207, 208. General Gordon's retreat from, 217, 218. P Patterson, General, commands Federal forces in Civil War, 23. Relieved by General Banks, 29, 30. Entreats his three-months men to remain for further service, 33. Payments to Rebels not in arms for supplies taken, 25. Some cases of refusal of, 34, 35. Peabody, Lieutenant, 229. Peggy, a slave, experiences of, 168. 169, 173. At last reaches the land of freedom, 247, 260. Pelouze, Major, 300, 316. Perkins, S. G., Lieutenant, of the Second Massachusetts, killed at Cedar Mountain, 332. Perkins, Major, adjutant-general to Banks, 172. Urges Banks to action, at Strasburg, without effect, 192. In battle of Ccdar Mountain, 299, 316, 317. Philbrick, Captain, commands a company in the Fifteenth Massachusetts, 65. Is implicated in movements leading to the disaster at