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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Groveton, battle of. (search)
hed swiftly over Bull Run Mountain, through Thoroughfare Gap, to Gainesville (Aug. 26), where he was joined by Stuart, with two cavalry brigaed McDowell, with Sigel and the troops of Reynolds, to hasten to Gainesville to intercept Longstreet. Reno was ordered to move on a differenn until Banks should arrive there to hold it, and then hasten to Gainesville. McDowell reached Gainesville without interruption; but near BrGainesville without interruption; but near Bristow Station, Hooker encountered General Ewell, and in the struggle that ensued each lost about 300 men. The latter hastened towards Mana the battle. Early the next morning (Aug. 29), Ricketts fled to Gainesville, closely pursued. Pope's army was now scattered and somewhat coed Heintzelman, with the divisions of Hooker and Kearny, towards Gainesville, to be followed by Reno, while Porter, with his own corps and King's division, was to move upon the road to Gainesville from Manassas, for the turning of Jackson's flank on the Warrenton pike, and to fall
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
this order may cause it. McDowell moves on Gainesville, where Sigel now is. The latter got to Bucknnect with the old Manassas Gap Railroad at Gainesville, his left at Sudley Springs, his line follos marching down through Thoroughfare Gap to Gainesville, to the support of Jackson. Pope was movinSprings; his left running up the Warrenton, Gainesville, and Centreville pike, extending his left bhis time Longstreet had his command between Gainesville and Groveton, forming his line on Pageland r to McDowell and Porter both to proceed to Gainesville. Here Porter had halted, and insisted thatshowed Porter the joint order to proceed to Gainesville, at the same time giving him the informatioments of infantry and 1,500 cavalry through Gainesville that morning. This was the only information the road leading from Manassas Station to Gainesville. It seems that General Grant has fallen the morning that a force had passed through Gainesville (fifteen regiments of infantry and 1,500 ca[5 more...]