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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 20: to Falmouth, in pursuit of Lee. Burnside supersedes McClellan. (search)
ncamped at the entrance to Snicker's Gap. It being McClellan's intention to throw himself between Stonewall Jackson in the valley and Lee at Culpepper, on Nov. 6 the direction of the march was changed to the southeast and the troops reached Rectortown late in the afternoon, in the midst of a snow storm. The men awoke on the following morning to find three inches of snow upon their blankets. Salem was reached on the 8th and Warrenton on the 9th, the men having been repeatedly formed in li through the first part of this march the men lived quite well, finding many springhouses rich with cheese, butter, milk and eggs and occasionally a jar of apple butter. It happened luckily, as rations gave out early and none were issued until Rectortown was reached. On that day, while halted, just after leaving Snicker's Gap, the Brigade commander rode oy and men in the regiments cried out Hard Tack, Hard Tack. The general stopped, made inquiries and then rode on. The men were provided with
........................................ 263 Rappahannock Station,................................................ 265 Rappell, Winfield,................................................ 180, 186 Raymond, Alfred A.,................................................... 189 Reagan, James B.,..................................................... 323 Ream's Station, Va.,.............................................. 343, 346 Reardon, D. F.,.............................................. 249 Rectortown,.......................................................... 158 Redding, Michael,.......................................... 171, 186 Reed, John H., Qr. M. Gen.,........................................... 6, 10 Reichardt, Joseph,.................................................... 331 Reno, General,..................................................... 129 Restell, John Jr.,............................................... 107, 329 Return to Boston,....................................