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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
tuart, after receiving some detailed information from Mosby regarding the positions which the Federals had occupied the day before, and believing them still far distant from the Bull Run Mountains, left his bivouacs along the Manassas Railroad to occupy the passes of these mountains. Chambliss, following the road which crosses Thoroughfare Gap, was ordered to post himself at Salem in order to watch this defile; Munford to pass through Middleburg and occupy Aldie; and Robertson to stop at Rectortown, so as to be able to support either of them. Men and horses were alike worn out, and the generals, believing themselves to be far away from the enemy, abated somewhat of that vigilance for which they were ordinarily noted. Munford, who alone had a long road to travel, halted his column at Dover, and only sent a few squadrons to occupy the village of Aldie. Stuart had remained with his staff at Middleburg, where old friends and new admirers vied with each other in entertaining the young
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
divisions; then he follows the road with the third, that of Birney, commanded by Ward, and before midnight reaches Linden Station. On the same evening the Sixth corps has pushed on as far as Barbee's Cross-roads to observe Chester Gap and to prevent any offensive return of the enemy's troops, who have passed, as well as to cover French's rear. The Second and Twelfth corps, which are following the Third, are ranged en ├ęchelon at Upperville and Snickersville; the Fifth and the First are at Rectortown and White Plains on the Alexandria Railroad; the Eleventh is a little movie to the rear, at Mountville. Therefore Meade can begin the attack very early on the 23d, and concentrate before night four corps, the Third, Sixth, Second, and Fifth, in the Manassas gorges. The Confederates, being taken by surprise, cannot concentrate so rapidly, and it will be sufficient to occupy Front Royal to separate their force into two parts. The promptness with which Meade's orders have been executed on
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the editor (search)
kersville. Buford's cavalry division moved from near Rector's Cross-roads to Rectortown, Gamble's brigade going thence to Chester Gap, Devin's brigade to Salem, and erville, via Piedmont, to Linden; the Fifth corps, from Panther Skin Creek to Rectortown; and the Sixth corps, from near Beaver Dam to Rectortown. Devin's brigade, oRectortown. Devin's brigade, of Buford's cavalry division, moved from Salem to Barbee's Cross-roads; Huey's and J. I. Gregg's brigades, of D. McM. Gregg's cavalry division, from Bull Run to Broad o Linden; the Third corps, from Linden to Manassas Gap; the Fifth corps, from Rectortown, via Markham Station, Farrowsville, and Linden, to Manassas Gap; the Sixth corps, from Rectortown to White Plains and Barbee's Cross-roads; the Eleventh corps, from Mountville to New Baltimore; and the Twelfth corps, from Snickersville to AshbNew Baltimore to Warrenton Junction, and the Twelfth corps from Piedmont, via Rectortown and White Plains, to Thoroughfare Gap. Kelley's command, Department of West