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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
time of Jenkins's raid, sixty students of Pennsylvania College, at Gettysburg, together with several from the Theological Seminary there, and a few citizens under Captain F. Klinefelter, a theological student, formed a company, and marched for Harrisburg on the 17th of June. These were the first to be mustered into the service for the emergency. --See Jacob's Rebel Invasion, &c., page 10. Still farther northward Ewell advanced in two columns, Rodes's division pushing on through Carlisle to Kingston, June 27. within thirteen miles of Harrisburg, while Early's division marched up the eastern side of the South Mountain range, and through Emmettsburg, Gettysburg, and York, to the banks of the Susquehanna at Wrightsville, opposite Columbia, levying contributions on the people, and destroying bridges along the line of the Northern Central railway, which connects that region with Baltimore. The great railway bridge that spanned the Susquehanna between Wrightsville and Columbia was fired by
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
e, with orders to destroy the railway between Calhoun and Kingston. Sherman, meanwhile, was severely pressing Johnston at Ris troops at Dallas. Thomas advanced along the road from Kingston, while McPherson moved farther to the right by way of Vanpitals, and the detention of detachments at Resaca, Rome, Kingston, and Allatoona, his army was considerably diminished whenons, Hood now moved rapidly northwestward, and threatened Kingston and other important points on the railway. Sherman folloPass and across the Etowah, and by a forced march reached Kingston Oct. 10, 1864. and saved it. There he found that Hood haity of Smyrna Camp-ground. The Fourteenth Corps moved to Kingston, from which point all the sick and wounded, and all surplillery, were sent to Chattanooga. The garrisons north of Kingston withdrew to the same place, with the public property and forty-four miles farther South. At Calhoun, Adairsville, Kingston, and other places, we stopped long enough to observe the