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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 117 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 44 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 39 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 36 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 34 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 30 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 24 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 23 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 22 20 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 21 5 Browse Search
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one playing on my intrenchment, (known as Fort Evans,) one on the Leesburg turnpike, and one on Edwards' Ferry. Heavy firing was also heard in the direction of Dranesville. At twelve o'clock at night I ordered my entire brigade to the burnt bridge on the turnpike. The enemy had been reported as approaching from Dranesville in Dranesville in large force. Taking a strong position on the north side of Goose Creek, I awaited his approach. Reconnoitring the turnpike on Sunday morning, the courier of General McCall was captured, bearing despatches to General Meade to examine the roads leading to Leesburg. From this prisoner I learned the position of the enemy near DranDranesville. During Sunday, the enemy kept up a deliberate fire, without any effect. Early on Monday morning, the 21st instant, I heard the firing of my pickets at Big Spring, who had discovered that, at an unguarded point, the enemy had effected a crossing, in force of five companies, and was advancing on Leesburg. Captain Duff,
upon the enemy, or the crossing of the river in force by any portion of Gen. Stone's command; and not anticipating such movement, I had upon the 20th directed Major-General McCall to return with his division, on the forenoon of the 21st, from Dranesville to the camp from which he had advanced, provided the reconnoissance intrusted to him should have been then completed. Being advised by telegraph from Gen. Stone, received during the day and evening of the 21st, of the crossing of the river,obedient servant, George B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding United States Army. Despatch no. 1, received October 20, 1861. To Brigadier-General Stone, Poolesville: General McClellan desires me to inform you that Gen. McCall occupied Dranesville yesterday, and is still there. Will send out heavy reconnoissances to-day in all directions from that point. The General desires that you keep a good look-out upon Leesburg to see if this movement has the effect to drive them away. Perhaps
, on the Leesburg pike, in the direction of Dranesville. The First Rifles, Pennsylvania reserve, Leting the attack thus became the village of Dranesville, my left the gorge and woods occupied by myC. Mcgregor, a participant in the battle of Dranesville. themselves as best they might. I started tracks through the fields leading south of Dranesville, and all the by-roads, of which there are qregiments and the battery, at the affair of Dranesville, December 20, 1861, with this my recommendaistinguished for gallantry in the battle of Dranesville, December 20, 1861. Having arrived on thnd acting as spies and hosts to the enemy. Dranesville is a Virginia town — which is to say, that et was seen to shoot up in the direction of Dranesville, which, as was afterward ascertained, was awn. It is about fifteen miles from here to Dranesville. When within a short distance of the placeive battle again. Thus ended the battle of Dranesville, which, although disastrous to us, was more[44 more...]