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command had fought with honor at the Petersburg Assault, the Mine Explosion at Deep Bottom, Chaffin's Farm, Fort Gilmer, Darbytown Road, and Fair Oaks. Cavalry Corps. (Army of the Potomac.) Stoneman's Raid Chancellorsville Greenwich Beverly Ford Aldie Middleburg Upperville Hanover Gettysrurg Monterey Fairfield Hagerstown Williamsport Boonsboro falling Waters Shepherdstown Manassas Gap Kelly's Ford Brandy Station Culpeper Raccoon Ford White's Ford Rapidan James City Whith Sulphur Springs Buckland's Mills Stevensburg Mine Run Averell's Raid Barnett's Ford Kilpatrick's Raid Kautz‘ Raid Parker's Store Todd's Tavern North Anna Yellow Tavern Meadow Bridge Milford Station Hawes' Shop Hanover Court House Ashland old Church Cold Harbor Trevilian Station St. Mary's Church White House Landing Nottoway Court House Stony Creek Wilson's Raid Ream's Station Staunton Bridge Moorefield Luray White Post Smithfield Berryville Opequon W
tal of killed and wounded, 587; died of disease in Confederate prisons (previously included), 51. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Chancellorsville, Va. 13 Cold Harbor, Va. 2 Gettysburg, Pa. 54 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 25 James City, Va. 3 Strawberry Plains, Va. 1 Mine Run, Va. 4 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 1 Wilderness, Va. 11 Boydton Road, Va. 13 Spotsylvania, Va. 3 Hatcher's Run, Va. (March 25, 1865) 12 North Anna, Va. 1 White Oak Road, Va. 4 Totopotomoy, Va.1 Guerrillas, Va., Dec. 2, 1864 2 Port Conway, Va., Sept. 1, 1863 1 Front Royal, Va., Aug. 16, 1864 1 Salem, Va., Oct. 23, 1864 1 Raccoon Ford, Va., Sept. 16, 1863 1 Berryville, Va., Aug. 19, 1864 15 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 1 James City, Va., Oct. 10, 1863 2 Shepherdstown, Va., Aug. 26, 1864 4 Pursuit of Lee, April 4, 1865 2 Brandy Station, Va., Oct. 12, 1863 6 Smithfield, Va., Aug. 29, 1864 4 On Picket, Va. 1 Buckland's Mills, Va., Oct. 19, 1863 5 Summit, Va., Sept. 5, 18
splendid condition, the men in good trim, and all was propitious. Off we started at the appointed time, moving by way of Culpeper in the direction of Madison. James City, a point ten miles west of Culpeper, and sixteen miles from camp, was reached by half-past 4 P. M., and here we bivouacked for the night. The grassy plains anrters earlier in the day. The former halted at Madison Court-House, and threw out a strong cordon of pickets, while the latter bivouacked in the neighborhood of James City, and held the line of Robertson's road. About two A. M., on Monday, the raiders left their resting place near James City, and took the road for CharlottesvilleJames City, and took the road for Charlottesville. The men had been picked from Merritt's and Gregg's divisions, and were well mounted. When they marched up the steep banks of the Rivanna River their coming was unknown, and altogether unexpected. Before us, the correspondent says, was a large cavalry camp, the huts arranged with mathematical precision and soldierly regulari
straggling and in every other way, will not probably exceed one hundred and fifty men, and after three days rest, the horses and men will be ready for duty again wherever their services may be needed. Fortress Monroe, Va., Saturday, March 5, 1864. By referring to the foregoing account, and taking a look at the map, it will be seen that our forces traversed nine different counties now occupied by the enemy, namely, Spottsylvania, Caroline, Hanover, Goochland, Henrico, Louisa, New-Kent, James City, and York. These counties embrace nearly all of the most aristocratic in the State; peopled before the war mainly by families who boasted of their long line of ancestors, the number of their negroes, their broad acres — in fact, where the feudal lords reigned supreme both over the white trash and the negro in bondage. The condition of this section of the country, which has been under almost uninterrupted rebel sway for three years cannot be otherwise than interesting. In riding through
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Bristoe campaign-preliminary report of General R. E. Lee. (search)
y crossed that river on the 9th instant, and advanced by way of Madison Courthouse. Our progress was necessarily slow, as the march was by circuitous and concealed roads, in order to avoid the observation of the enemy. General Fitz. Lee, with his. cavalry division and a detachment of infantry, remained to hold our lines south of the Rapidan. General Stuart, with Hampton's division, moved on the right of the column. With a portion of his command he attacked the advance of the enemy near James City on the 10th, and drove them back towards Culpeper. Our main body arrived near that place on the 11th instant and discovered that the enemy had retreated towards the Rappahannock, removing or destroying his stores. We were compelled to halt during the rest of the day to provision the troops, but the cavalry, under General Stuart, continued to press the enemy's rear guard towards the Rappahannock. A large force of Federal cavalry in the meantime had crossed the Rapidan after our movement
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Newport's News. Nomen non Locus. (search)
In their reply to another charge, in which Butler had spoken of bogges in the country--Divers planters that have long lived in Virgirnia, as alsoe sundry marriners and other persons y't have been often at Virginia --say: As for Bogges, we knowe of none in all ye country, and for the rest of ye Plantacons, as Newport's News, Blunt Poynt, &c.. In their special reply to Butler's sixth charge, the planters say, among other things: As for great ordinance, there are fower pieces mounted at James City, and * * * * there are likewise at Newporte Newes three. * * * *. As to the mode of spelling the name by some of the private individuals,.residing at that period in the colony, I now cite Mr. Deane, the recording secretary mentioned in the earlier pages of this paper. In a foot-note to Mr. Grigsby's letter to himself, Mr. Deane says, that Newport News is mentioned in a letter from Virginia under date of February, 1622, 1623. And Mr. D. adds, Another letter of April 8th of that year, (
ed movement in which General Butler, in command of the forces on the Peninsula, was to move up and make a demonstration upon Richmond on the east, while Generals Custer and Kilpatrick and Colonel Dahlgren were to attack it and enter on the west and north. Two days later another army corps left for Madison Court House, and other forces subsequently followed. At the same time General Custer, with two ten-inch Parrott guns and fifteen hundred picked men, marched for Charlottesville by the James City road. His purpose was to destroy the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, running by Charlottesville to Gordonsville, where the junction was made of the railroad running north from Lynchburg, with the Central running to Richmond. The capture of the army stores there, the destruction of the tracks running south, west, and east, and cutting the telegraph, would have severed the communication between Lee's army and Richmond by that route. This movement, with the destruction of railroads by Gene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 (search)
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 Educator; born in Washington, D. C., June 10, 1810; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1832; Professor of Mathematics at Hampden-Sidney College in 1840-46; professor of the same and acting president of William and Mary College in 1848-54. He opposed secession until the Civil War opened, when he became a colonel in the Confederate army. After the war he used all his influence to promote reconstruction. He died in James City, Va., June 21, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicholas, Robert Carter 1715-1780 (search)
Nicholas, Robert Carter 1715-1780 Statesman; born in Hanover, Va., in 1715; was educated at the College of William and Mary; and while quite young represented James City in the House of Burgesses, in which he continued until the House of Delegates was organized in 1777. In 1779 he was appointed judge of the high court of chancery. All through the controversy with Great Britain Nicholas worked shoulder to shoulder with Peyton Randolph, Bland, and other patriots, but voted against Patrick Henry's resolutions against the Stamp Act in 1765. He was treasurer of the colony in 1766-77, and in 1773 was a member of the Virginia committee of correspondence. He died in Hanover, Va., in 1780. Military officer; born in Hanover, Va., about 1793; served through the second war with Great Britain (1812-15); held a seat in the United States Senate in 1836-41; and subsequently was superintendent of public instruction in Louisiana. He died in Terrebonne parish, La., Dec. 24, 1857.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ngland, Dr. John Potts succeeds......March 5, 1628 Population, 5,000......1629 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, arrives in Virginia in the autumn of......1629 Ministers of the gospel are ordered to conform in all things to the canons of the Church of England......1629-30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Charles City, Henrico, Isle of Wight, York, and Accomac......1634 William Clayborne, a Virginian contestant, sent to England by Governor Harvey to answer for attempting to establish his claim against Maryland......1635 Governor Harvey deposed by the Virginia Assembly, and commissioners appointed to impeach him in England. He accompanies the commission......1635 John West acting governor during the absence of Governor Harvey......1635-36 Harvey, reinstated by Charles, returns.
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