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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Fire, sword, and the halter. (search)
cements then on their way to my support. I knew that any such statement would be repeated to the enemy, and cause him to advance with great caution. On the afternoon of the 2d we had our first skirmish near Lacy Springs, a few miles north of Harrisonburg. The next day, I was pressed so hard that I had to fall back to the south bank of the North river, at Mount Crawford, seventeen miles from Staunton, losing a few men killed and wounded during the afternoon. Hunter camped at Harrisonburg. I Harrisonburg. I made a rather ostentatious display of a purpose to dispute seriously the passage of the river next day, by throwing up some works on the hill tops overlooking the bridge and felling trees in the fords for several miles above and below. During the night about two thousand men, sent forward by General Jones, joined me. To my dismay I found they were not generally organized in bodies larger than battalions, and in companies and fragments of companies hastily collected from Southwestern Virginia
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
ved forward in force and Jackson retired to Harrisonburg, where he turned at right angles to the lefe Shenandoah and was but a day's march from Harrisonburg, and should Banks venture to move forward t enemy's flank and rear. General Banks, at Harrisonburg, was in the midst of a hostile country, andle Jackson was yet one day's march short of Harrisonburg. After conference with Ewell, Jackson took Fremont, who was at Franklin, is moving to Harrisonburg. Both of these movements are intended to grt, and a third at Conrad's store, opposite Harrisonburg. Jackson promptly burned the first two, anindefatigable Ashby. As Fremont approached Harrisonburg, on the 6th of June, Jackson left it. Instere his pursuers, he leaves the main road at Harrisonburg and crossing over to Swift Run gap, he takegins to retrace his steps, marching through Harrisonburg, New Market, Luray, Ewell joining him on thated as far as necessary, he turns off from Harrisonburg to Port Republic, seizes the only bridge le[4 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 11: McDowell. (search)
n that day, and retired, by two marches, to Harrisonburg, the capital of Rockingham county, upon thele General Banks timidly pursued him. From Harrisonburg, he turned aside to tile east, and passing nd timidity, he safely disregarded it. From Harrisonburg, a turnpike road leads southwestward to thes of an attack in force in the direction of Harrisonburg, on the previous day, and on that morning; o Port Republic, a village seven miles from Harrisonburg, and then, instead of proceeding direct to ckson had left the Great Valley Turnpike at Harrisonburg, to turn aside to Swift Run Gap, the people his communications with the Federalists at Harrisonburg. General Jackson therefore pressed forward vanished thence, than he hastily evacuated Harrisonburg; and retreated to Strasburg, followed by thimagined quarter. Yet his force present at Harrisonburg, about twenty thousand men, was superior tothem to the Lebanon Springs, on the road to Harrisonburg; where they paused for a day, Friday, May 1[1 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 12: Winchester. (search)
lle. But he had just been informed by General Jackson, that he was hastening back, to effect a junction with him near Harrisonburg, and to assail Banks. Mounting his horse, without escort, General Ewell rode express, night and day, and met Jackson r. It was therefore concluded between them, that the junction should be completed at New Market, a day's march below Harrisonburg. The unwearied Ewell, after resting his limbs during public worship, again mounted his horse and returned to hurry on division. It is now time to pause, and explain the proceedings of General Banks. His precipitate withdrawal from Harrisonburg, upon the movement of Generals Jackson and Ewell, has been described. He retired first to New Market, and then, leavi but they were systematically robbed of their horses, and other live-stock by General Banks, in his march to and from Harrisonburg. This commander officially boasted to his Government, that the results of his conquest had supplied his artillery and
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 13: Port Republic. (search)
loyed in retiring slowly and unmolested, to Harrisonburg. A mile south of that village, General Jacrguard, which was still within two miles of Harrisonburg, posted at the crest of a wooded ridge, coy-three of his men. The remainder fled into Harrisonburg in headlong panic; and the braggart mercenaiption of the ground is necessary. Between Harrisonburg and Port Republic the country is occupied bexcellent position upon the road leading to Harrisonburg, five miles from the bridge, while he posteis General had moved out to the attack from Harrisonburg, (doubtless expecting the assistance of Shiwhere the Keezletown road crosses that from Harrisonburg to Port Republic. This range of hills croshe advance of the enemy along the road from Harrisonburg. In the centre, upon the best positions, hder the drenching rain, until he retired to Harrisonburg. By that time, many had died miserably of g the river above Port Republic, pursued to Harrisonburg, which they entered June 12th, Fremont havi
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 14: the Richmond campaign. (search)
ckson's reinforcements.) He, meanwhile, was deceiving the enemy in the Valley with equal adroitness. As soon as Colonel Munford established his cavalry at Harrisonburg, he sent him orders to arrest all transit up and down the Valley, and even to limit the communication between his own troops on the outposts and, the Confederaef. Opportunity was already provided for carrying out this order. As the advance of the Confederates pressed toward Fremont, they met, twelve miles north of Harrisonburg, a Federal flag of truce, in the hands of a major, followed by a long train of surgeons and ambulances bringing a demand for the release of their wounded men. Colonel Munford had required the train to pause at his outposts, and had brought the major, with one surgeon, to his quarters at Harrisonburg; where he entertained them with military courtesy, until their request was answered by the commanding General. He found them full of boasts and arrogance: they said that the answer to thei
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 8: battles around Richmond. (search)
that I may the better compare it with what I have. G. B. McCLELLAN, Major General. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Washington, June 25, 2.35. Major General McClellan: We have no definite information as to the numbers or position of Jackson's force. General King yesterday reported a deserter's statement that Jackson's force was, nine days ago, forty thousand men. Some reports place ten thousand rebels under Jackson at Gordonsville; others that his force is at Port Republic, Harrisonburg and Luray. Fremont yesterday reported rumors that Western Vir- ginia was threatened, and General Kelly that Ewell was advancing to New Creek, where Fremont has his depots. The last telegram from Fremont contradicted this rumor. The last telegram from Banks says the enemy's pickets are strong in advance at Luray. The people decline to give any information of his whereabouts. Within the last two days the evidence is strong that for some purpose the enemy is circulating rumors of Jackso
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 30: Averill's raid and the winter campaign. (search)
rode out to Walker's position eighteen miles beyond, leaving orders for Thomas to march up during the night. On reaching Walker I found that the enemy was in Harrisonburg, and I ordered an advance early next morning. At light next day, Thomas came up, both brigades moving forward. The enemy was found to have retired during ragglers from different cavalry commands, which I could employ only as scouts to observe the movements of the enemy, but I pushed on in pursuit. After passing Harrisonburg, a battalion of mounted men exempt from regular service by age or otherwise, called the Augusta Raid Guards, came up, and were ordered forward in pursuit, but art of Canada bordering on the Lakes. Shortly after our return, the troops were moved further up the valley, the two infantry brigades going into camp near Harrisonburg, and the cavalry going to Rockbridge and the railroad west of Staunton where forage could be obtained, a small force being left to picket down the valley.
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 36: campaign in Maryland and Virginia. (search)
es abruptly at both ends. Its northern end is washed at its base, just below Strasburg, by the North Fork. Its southern end terminates near the road between Harrisonburg and Conrad's Store on the South Fork, at which latter place the road through Swift Run Gap in the Blue Ridge crosses that stream. Two valleys are thus formed,f General Jackson. From Staunton, in Augusta County, there is a fine macadamized road called The Valley Pike, running through Mount Sidney, Mount Crawford, Harrisonburg, New Market, Mount Jackson, Edinburg,Woodstock, Strasburg, Middletown, Newtown, Bartonsville and Kernstown to Winchester in Frederick County, and crossing Middthe Shenandoah just above their junction; and from Front Royal there are good roads up the Luray Valley, and by the way of Conrad's Store and Port Republic, to Harrisonburg and Staunton. From Staunton, south, there are good roads passing through Lexington, in Rockbridge County, and Buchanan, in Botetourt County, to several poi
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 47: the March up the Valley. (search)
ed. In the morning Lomax's cavalry had been posted to our left, on the Middle and Back Roads from Mount Jackson to Harrisonburg, but it was forced back by a superior force of the enemy's cavalry, and retired to the latter place in considerable diulsed after brisk fighting in which artillery was used. Having ascertained that the enemy's infantry had halted at Harrisonburg, on the morning of the 27th, I moved out and drove a division of his cavalry from Port Republic, and then encamped in Valley Pike, and took position between that place and North River, the enemy's forces having been concentrated around Harrisonburg, and on the north bank of the river. In this position we remained until the 6th, awaiting the arrival of Rosser's briments about made up my losses at Winchester and Fisher's Hill, and I determined to attack the enemy in his position at Harrisonburg, and for that purpose made a reconnaissance on the 5th, but on the morning of the 6th it was discovered that he had re
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