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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
bear transportation, back to the Potomac at Williamsport under a cavalry escort, and was busy in burying his dead and gathering up the badly wounded for treatment. At dark, in the midst of a heavy rain storm, the army was put in motion by the Fairfield road which crossed the South Mountain range seven miles south of Cashtown, being the direct road to Williamsport; but the rain and mud so impeded progress that the rear corps-Ewell's-did not leave Gettysburg until late in the forenoon of the 5n a week. While this advice, if followed, might have been of great benefit to Lee, its most remarkable feature was its presumption. Thirty-six hours after Lee abandoned the field of Gettysburg, Meade, recalling Sedgwick, who had gone toward Fairfield, marched from Gettysburg south to Frederick, Md., thence slowly around by Middletown and the old Sharpsburg battlefield to Lee's position. While he was moving around the horseshoe, General Lee, with a good start, had gone across from heel to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General H. L. Benning. (search)
ed to the Fifteenth Georgia. A report of the killed, wounded, and missing for the two days has been sent up. The total was five hundred and nine. The loss on the first day was about four hundred. The next day (the 4th) the division was formed in line of battle facing down the Emmettsburg road, and ordered to erect breastworks, which it did. My brigade was on the left, its left resting on that road. About 12 o'clock at night the division commenced moving back towards Hagerstown by Fairfield, my brigade bringing up the rear. Nothing more of much interest happened to the brigade until the division had crossed the Shenandoah. It crossed that river at Berry's Ford by wading, and found the water deep and swift. At dawn the next day, the division took the road from Front Royal to Linden by Manassas Gap. It found the Gap occupied by the enemy's cavalry and artillery, with pickets some distance in their front, and some regiments of cavalry between these and the Gap. My bri
killed and four wounded. Among the killed of the rebels were Col. Brown and Capt. Brown.--National Intelligencer, September 17. A Union meeting was held at Fairfield. Connecticut, this evening, at which patriotic addresses were made by Rev. Dr. Osgood of New York, Rev. Mr. Stimson of Fairfield, and John H. Glover. The folloFairfield, and John H. Glover. The following resolutions offered by Dr. Osgood were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the great practical question now at issue before the people of this country lies between supporting or destroying the Government of the United States, and that all good citizens and patriots are called to rally to its support, without distinction of re now in arms against our rulers, our Constitution, and our laws. Resolved, That we appoint delegates, without distinction of party, to represent the town of Fairfield at the great Union meeting at Bridgeport to-morrow. The Provost-marshal of Baltimore, Md., this morning, before break of day, arrested Mayor Brown, Ross Win
nses to themselves, with the regular pay for the period necessarily absent. I have now but to designate the camps of rendezvous for the several counties, to wit: Camp Dennison, for all who may respond from the Counties of Hamilton, Butler, Preble, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Greene, Clinton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Highland, Ross, Scioto, and Pike. At Camp Marietta — Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Monroe, Noble, Morgan, and Hocking. At Camp Chase — Franklin, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette, Madison, Clark, Perry, Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton, Licking, Knox, Delaware, Union, Champaigne, Logan, Shelby, Morrow, Carroll, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Vanwert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams, Marion, Mercer Auglaize. For Camp Cleveland — Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Rich land, Crawford, Wyandotte, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Lucas, Ottowa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, and Stark. At Ca<
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 7: sea-coast defences..—Brief description of our maritime fortifications, with an Examination of the several Contests that have taken place between ships and forts, including the attack on San Juan d'ulloa, and on St. Jean d'acre (search)
822 Returns incomplete.82,597 031829 and 1835 Concord,20115,325 80182872,796 221832 and 1840 Falmouth,2094,093 271827130,015 431828 and 1837 John Adams,20110,670 691829119,641 931834 and 1837 Boston,2091,973 191825189,264 371826 and 1840 St. Louis,20102,461 951828135,458 751834 and 1839 Vincennes,20111,512 791826178,094 811830 and 1838 Vandalia,2090,977 88182859,181 341832 and 1834 Lexington,20?114,622 35182683,386 521827 and 1837 Warren,20?99,410 011826152,596 031830 and 1838 Fairfield,20100,490 35182665,918 261831 and 1837 Natches, Broken up in 1840.20?106,232 191827129,969 801829 and 1836 Boxer,1030,697 88183128,780 481834 and 1840 Enterprise,1027,938 63183120,716 591834 and 1840 Grampus,1023,627 42182196,086 361825 and 1840 Dolphin,1038,522 62183615,013 351839 and 1840 Shark,1023,627 42182193,395 841824 and 1839 It appears from the above table, that the cost of constructing ships of the line is about $6,600 per gun; of frigates, $6,500 per gun; of smalle
. 1 Wilderness, Va. 20 Williamsburg, Va. 17 Spotsylvania, Va., May 10 31 Golding's Farm, Va. 1 Spotsylvania, Va., May 12 8 Gaines's Mill, Va. 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 5 First Fredericksburg, Va. 1 Opequon, Va. 5 Second Fredericksburg, Va. 49 Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865 2 Rappahannock Station, Va. 15 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 15 Gunboat Service (detailed) 1 Sailor's Creek, Va. 23 Present, also, at Yorktown; Savage Station; Glendale; Malvern Hill; Antietam; Gettysburg; Fairfield; Funkstown; Mine Run; Fort Stevens; Charlestown, Appomattox. notes.--Arriving at Washington, July 26, 1861, it encamped on Meridian Hill, proceeding thence in September to Virginia, where it was attached to Hancock's Brigade. It took a prominent part in the superb action of Hancock's Brigade at Williamsburg, its casualties amounting to 8 killed, 70 wounded, and 1 missing. In February, 1863, the famous Light Division of the Sixth Corps, composed of picked regiments, was organized, Gener
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
Burr, Aaron, 1716- educator; born in Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 4, 1716; was of German descent; graduated at Yale College in 1735; and ordained by the presbytery of east Jersey in 1737. He became pastor at Newark. N. J., where he was chiefly instrumental in founding the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and was elected its president in 1748. In 1752 he married a daughter of Jonathan Edwards, the metaphysician. In 1754 he accompanied Whitefield to Boston. He died Sept. 24, 1757. Vice-President of the United States; born at Newark. N. .J., Feb. 6, 1756; a son of Rev. Aaron Burr, President of the College of New Jersey, and of a daughter of the eminent theologian, Jonathan Edwards. When nineteen years of age, he entered the Continental army, at Cambridge, as a private soldier, and as such accompanied Arnold in his expedition to Quebec. From the line of that expedition, in the wilderness. Arnold sent him with despatches to General Montgomery, at Montreal, wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Danbury, destruction of. (search)
n Norwalk and Fairfield, two days later. They pushed on towards Danbury, an inland town, where the Americans had gathered a large quantity of provisions for the army. The marauders reached the town unmolested (April 25) by some militia that had retired, and, not contented with destroying a large quantity of stores gathered there, they laid eighteen houses in the village in ashes and cruelly treated some of the inhabitants. General Silliman, of the Connecticut militia, was at his home in Fairfield when the enemy landed. He immediately sent out expresses to alarm the country and call the militia to the field. The call was nobly responded to. Hearing of this gathering from a Tory scout, Tryon made a hasty retreat by way of Ridgefield, near which place he was confronted by the militia under Generals Wooster, Arnold, and Silliman. A sharp skirmish ensued, in which Wooster was killed, and Arnold had a narrow escape from capture, after his horse had been shot under him. For his gallan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Ely Samuel -1895 (search)
Parker, Ely Samuel -1895 Military officerborn on the Seneca Indian reservation, Tonawanda, N. Y., in 1828; became chief of the Six Nations; was educated for a civil engineer; was a personal friend of Gen. U. S. Grant, and during the Civil War was a member of his staff and military secretary. In the latter capacity lie drew up the first copy of the terms of capitulation of General Lee's army. He was commissioned a first lieutenant of United States cavalry in 1866; brevetted brigadier-general U. S. A. in 1867; and was commissioner of Indian affairs in 1869-71. He died in Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 31, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
Battle of Kettle Creek, Ga., American victory Feb. 14, 1779 Americans under Major Clarke capture Vincennes Feb. 20, 1779 Battle of Brier Creek, Ga., British victory March 3, 1779 Salt works at Horseneck, Conn., destroyed by General TryonMarch 26, 1779 American ministers recalled, except at Versailles and Madrid April, 1779 Americans repulsed at Stono Ferry, S. C.June 20, 1779 Spain declares war against Great Britain June, 1779 British under Tryon plunder New Haven, July 5, and burn Fairfield, July 8, and Norwalk July 12, 1779 Americans under Wayne take by storm Fort Stony Point, N. Y. July 16, 1779 Expedition against the British at Fort Casting, Me., repulsed July 25, 1779 American fleet arrive at Penobscot, July 25, and are dispersed by British fleet Aug. 13, 1779 Congress agrees to a basis of terms for a peace with Great BritainAug. 14, 1779 General Sullivan's campaign against the Six Nations; the Indian villages of the Genesee Valley destroyedJuly-Sept., 1779 British
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