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John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies, Chapter
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book
The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs on the
Affairs on the Peninsula. Information from the Peninsula is up to Saturday last. The Yankee advance pickets were six miles from Williamsburg. During the retreat about 20,000 passed over the route by Diaskon bridge, and stripped the whole country through which they traveled of everything like provisions for man and beast. Their wagons were driven into the fields, the corn pulled and loaded up, and then they would drive on. What they could not take they destroyed. At Eltham they fired a burn containing 500 bushels of wheat, after first sprinkling the floor with sulphur to render it more combustible. They burned Mrs. Caroline Christian's house, at the Forge, in New Kent, and Wm. A. Blayton's house, near Diaskon bridge, was also destroyed. --Several houses in the vicinity were tern down, and the timber used to rebuild the bridge which had been tern up by our troops in their retreat from Yorktown. Among those who left with the Yankees were M. C. Gilman, of the 3d Virginia cavalr
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The
Peninsular campaign. (search)
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter
Chapter 5 Take command on the Peninsula. General Magruder's defensive preparations. inform War Department of intention to abandon Yorktown. battle of Williamsburg. affair near Eltham. no further interruption to the march. army withdrawn across the Chickahominy. disposition of the Confederate forces in Virginia at this time. advance of General McClellan. reported movement of McDowell. battle of seven Pines. I assumed my new command on the 17th. The arrival of Smith's and
iment of cavalry, reported a Federal fleet of vessels-of-war and transports, passing up toward West Point.
In the evening Major-General Smith sent me intelligence, to the Burnt Ordinary, that a large body of United States troops had landed at Eltham's, and nearly opposite to West Point, on the southern shore of York River.
Early next morning the army was concentrated near Barhamsville.
In the mean time General Smith had ascertained that the enemy was occupying a thick wood between the New
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter
: 4 Yorktown and Williamsburg (search)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Custis, George Washington Parke 1781- (search)
Custis, George Washington Parke 1781- adopted son of George Washington; born in Mount Airy, Md., April 30, 1781; was a grandson of Mrs. Washington. His father was John Parke Custis, and his mother was Eleanor Calvert, of Maryland. At the siege of Yorktown his father was aide-de-camp to Washington; was seized with camp-fever; retired to Eltham, and there died before Washington (who hastened thither immediately after the surrender) could reach his bedside. Washington afterwards adopted his two children—Eleanor Parke and George Washington Parke Custis—as his own. Their early home was at Mount Vernon. George was educated partly at Princeton, and was eighteen years of age at the time of Washington's death, who made him an executor of his will and left him a handsome estate, on which he lived, until his death, Oct. 10, 1857, in literary, artistic, and agricultural pursuits. In his early days Mr. Custis was an eloquent speaker; and in his later years he produced a series of histor
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter
: the march to the 10 Chickahominy. (search)
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Index. (search)