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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 8: winter campaign in the Valley. 1861-62. (search)
open to their incursions. Good roads led up this stream from Moorefield to its head, far in the rear of General Edward Johnson's position on the Alleghany, which the enemy had found so impregnable in front. The prediction of General Jackson was now verified, and that force, to save its communications, was after a little compelled to retire to the Shenandoah mountain, only twenty-five miles from Staunton, thus surrendering to the inroads of the Federalists the three counties of Pendleton, Highland, and Bath. Winchester was again exposed to the advance of the enemy from four directions. The difficulties of General Jackson's position were, at the same time, aggravated by a diminution of his force. General Loring having been assigned to a distant field of operations, his command was divided between the Valley and Potomac districts. The brigade of General Anderson, composed of Tennessee troops, was sent, with two regiments from that of Colonel Taliaferro, to Evansport, on General
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 50: operations in 1865. (search)
ad made the corn crop in the Valley a very short one, and, as Sheridan had destroyed a considerable quantity of small grain and hay, I found it impossible to sustain the horses of my cavalry and artillery where they were, and forage could not be obtained from elsewhere. I was therefore compelled to send Fitz. Lee's two brigades to General Lee, and Lomax's cavalry was brought from across the Blue Ridge, where the country was exhausted of forage, and sent west into the counties of Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Alleghany and Greenbrier, where hay could be obtained. Rosser's brigade had to be temporarily disbanded, and the men allowed to go to their homes with their horses, to sustain them, with orders to report when called on,--one or two companies, whose homes were down the Valley, being required to picket and scout in front of New Market. The men and horses of Lieutenant Colonel King's artillery were sent to Southwestern Virginia to be wintered, and most of the horses of the other b
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
221, 222, 226-27, 229, 230, 232-34, 239, 241-43, 247, 248-49, 251-53, 257, 259, 267-69, 271-76, 307, 310, 311-315, 319, 320, 322, 345-46, 351, 374, 478 Hazel River, 106 Hazel Run, 167-69, 191, 194, 205, 207, 211, 220-24, 227-30, 233 Hazelwood, 184 Hedgeman's River, 108 Hedgesville, 284 Heidlersburg, 263-64, 266-68 Heintzelman, General (U. S. A.), 32, 131 Herbert, Colonel, 241, 243, 251 Heth, General, 236, 352-54, 356, 358, 363 Higginbotham, Major J. C., 125 Highland County, 459 Hill, Colonel, 24 Hill, General A. P., 76-77, 86, 93, 98, 99, 100, 102-03, 119, 123-29, 133, 135-39, 150, 155, 158, 162-64, 166, 170-72, 176, 179, 188, 195, 211-17, 236-37, 253, 263, 266, 269, 270-71, 273, 275, 278, 281-83, 285, 302-04, 307, 316, 322, 324, 326, 343-44, 351-52, 358-59, 363-64, 371, 403 Hill, General D. H., 62-65, 67, 69, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 86, 87, 132, 139, 140, 149, 151, 154-56, 158-59, 163- 66, 171, 175, 177-79, 185, 187-88, 192, 194, 236, 374-75, 473,
l the battle-fields England ever encountered in Europe, in one of the bloody charges of the Russian cavalry there was an officer, a man who felt and possessed sufficient confidence in the troops he commanded and in the authority of his own voice and example, received that charge, not in the ordinary, commonplace, and accustomed manner, by forming his troops into a hollow square, and thus arresting the charge, but by forming into two diverging lines, and thus receiving upon the rifles of his Highland men the charge of the Russian cavalry and repelling it. How all England rang with the glory of that achievement! How the general voice of England placed upon the brows of Sir Colin Campbell the laurels of the future mastership of victory for the arms of England! And well they might do so. But who originated that movement? who set the example of that gallant operation? who, but Colonel Jefferson Davis, of the First Mississippi regiment, on the fields of Buena Vista? (Tremendous applaus
scuing them captured the two guerrillas above named, and killed them on their attempting to escape. This took place near Texas, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.--N. Y. Tribune, April 15. Jefferson Davis proclaimed martial law over the department of East-Tennessee, under the command of Major-Gen. E. K. Smith, and the suspension of all civil jurisdiction, except in certain courts, and also the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. The distillation and sale of spirituous liquors was also prohibited.--(Doc. 141.) At Providence, Rhode Island, by order of Lieut.-Gov. Arnold, a national salute was fired on the great bridge this afternoon, in honor of the National success at Island No.10.--N. Y. Times, April 9. Gen. Milroy occupied Monterey, Va., this afternoon. The rear-guard of the enemy is at McDowell, and their mounted scouts were driven in on Wednesday, by a scouting party of Gen. Milroy's command. Both Monterey and McDowell are in Highland County, Va.--(Doc. 121.)
Doc. 157.-battle at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Report of General Averill. Huttonsville, Va., Aug. 30, 1863. General: I have the honor to report the safe return of my command to this place, after an expedition through the counties of Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier, and Pocahontas. We drove General Jackson out of Pocahontas and over the Warm Spring Mountain, in a series of skirmishes, destroyed their saltpetre works, burned Camp Northwest and a large amount of arms, equipments, and stores. We fought a severe engagement with a superior force, under command of Major-General Sam Jones and Colonel Patten, at Rocky Gap, near the White Sulphur Springs. The battle lasted during two days. We drove the enemy from his first position, but want of ammunition, and the arrival, on the second day, of three regiments to reenforce the enemy, from the direction whence the cooperation of General Scammon had been promised, decided me to withdraw. My command was withdraw
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Secession Squabbles. (search)
Secession Squabbles. the reckless dissensions of leaders have been the ruin of half the revolts mentioned in history. It is not impossible that Charles Stuart might have reached London, however short might have been his stay there, if he could have kept his Highland chieftains from quarreling. The operations and efficiency of our own Revolutionary Army were often seriously embarrassed by the military intrigues of ambitious leaders; and nothing but the extraordinary good sense of Washington rescued us upon such occasions from temporary discomfiture. Men who have thrown off the authority of one Government, glide with but little grace into loyalty to another; and it is when the foundations of society are broken up, that the aspiring ply with the greatest and most mischievous assiduity their schemes of personal aggrandizement. We are not, therefore, at all astonished to find that the leaders of the Slaveholders' Rebellion are already at loggerheads; and as our sources of inform
red, at such a moment, to surrender its principle, its consistency, its manhood, on peril of National disruption and overthrow. There was no concession from the other side — no real compromise-but a simple, naked exaction that the Republicans should stultify and disgrace themselves, by admitting that they were fundamentally wrong, and that, instead of electing their President,they should have been defeated. The Cincinnati Enquirer of January 15, 1861, has a letter from A Citizen of Highland County, which puts the case squarely thus: There is only one possible remedy which can save the country,and restore harmony and peace; and that is a total abandonment of the dogmas of Lincoln, and the adoption of another and opposite object- the recognition of the equality of all the States in the territories of the United States, and the strict enforcement of all the laws protecting and securing slave property under the Constitution. This principle is recognized in the proposition of Sen
27. step to the front, sons of the heather: respectfully Dedicated to the Highland guard, 79th regiment. Step to the front, bonnet and feather, Linked with the dreams of your own Highland vale; Step to the front, sons of the heather, Show the bold Southrons the face of the Gael. The lords of the South have unkennelled their beagles, The legions of tyranny sweep from afar; We welcome you, lads, to the feast of the eagles, The van of the battle — the honors of war. Step to the front, bonnet and feather, &c. Flowers of the vale they have crushed down before them ; All to the will of tile despots must bow; But manhood has met them, and death hovers o'er them-- The strong-bearded thistle is waiting them now. Step to the front, bonnet and feather, &c. Down on them, Highlanders, swoop from your eyry, Ruffle the tartans, and give the claymore; Read them a lesson to pause and to fear ye, When gathered the rights of the free to restore. Step to the front, bonnet and feather, &c. --Buffalo Da
r loss in killed and wounded, I think, will reach nearly one hundred and fifty, and the rebel loss in killed alone, over two hundred. It was one of the hardest fought battles that has yet occurred in Western Virginia. The fight occurred in Highland County, seven miles from Monterey, from which place they (the rebels) received large reinforcements. I notice that some member of the Convention proposed to include Highland in the new State. I think if he had been at the fight he would accept thHighland in the new State. I think if he had been at the fight he would accept the amendment to strike out that county. The loss in the Second Virginia regiment is three killed and ten wounded--some mortally, though they have not died, and one missing. Among the killed was Lieut. Sickman, of the Plummer Guards, now Company G in the regiment. He was highly esteemed and a gallant officer. The rebel artillery was silenced four or five times by some boys of the Second, who annihilated one artillery company. There were many amusing incidents occurring during the fight, whic
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