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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Fighting Jackson at Kernstown. (search)
miles south, and mine was 6 miles north of Luray. Fremont's and Jackson's guns were distinctly heard beyond the river and mountain, but we were powerless to render assistance to our friends because of the impassable river. On the 7th, Fremont forced the enemy from Mount Jackson, and pursued him to New Market and Harrisonburg, but failed to bring him to battle. On the 8th, Carroll reached the bridge at Port Republic with Tyler yet fifteen miles in rear. My brigade, under orders for Stanardsville, passed Luray and encamped with Ferry's, and on the 9th moved forward, leaving Ferry in his position. On the 8th, Fremont brought Jackson to bay, and engaged him in battle at Cross Keys. See pp. 291-293 for details of the engagements at Port Republic and Cross Keys. Jackson, being hard pressed, prepared to save his army by retreat. Sending one brigade, with artillery, to secure a crossing for his army at Port Republic, he met Carroll, and, forcing him back, secured the bridge. Th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
acks's shops. Ordered to Liberty Mills to support cavalry. We were then ordered to Liberty Mills, as a support to our cavalry, but the brigade did not become generally engaged; that part of it which was sent to guard the road leading to Stanardsville repulsed a body of Yankee cavalry which had been driving some of ours. Winter quarters at Liberty Mills. When the infantry returned to Orange Court-house, we were left to picket the Rapidan at Liberty Mills, and soon after went into winwe withdrew and returned to our old and comfortable quarters at Liberty Mills. Mine Run. While in winter-quarters at Liberty Mills, Orange county, Va., our brigade did picket duty at the bridge over the Rapidan at that point, and on the Stanardsville road until Meade crossed the river at Mine Run. Here we confronted the enemy, and there was firing on the skirmish line, but no general engagement. At this point the men suffered intensely from the cold. The men, being compelled to lie i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ne sense a defeat, recalled to the valley the column which was marching on Gen. Johnston's flank — are all of deep historic interest, but will be omitted from these sketches, as we had not yet joined the valley army. It was, indeed, uncertain, whether Ewell would be sent to join Jackson, or be ordered to Richmond, and even after ordered to the valley there was a doubt as to what point we would go, until finally it was decided by our falling back to Gordonsville, and marching thence to Stanardsville, in Green county, where we had for a few days a very delightful camp-ground. On the afternoon of the 30th of April, Ewell entered Swift Run Gap, which Jackson had just left, to fulfill his plan of uniting with Gen. Ed. Johnson, then posted twenty miles west of Staunton, to strike Fremont's advance under Milroy. Ewell's division at this time, consisted of Gen. R. Taylor's Louisiana brigade, Gen. Trimble's brigade (consisting of the Twenty-first North Carolina, the Twenty-first Georgi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
more harm to men than two or three on an ordinary dirt road. From Culpeper we started for Madison Courthouse, but marching in that direction five or six miles, retraced our steps, and continuing on the railroad, the next night reached Orange Courthouse. During most of the time it was raining, and the wet bivouacs made it anything but comfortable. After going to Gordonsville we camped at Liberty Mills, or Somerset, seven miles west of it. Thence by a delightful road, sixteen miles to Stanardsville, a charming village in the bosom of the Blue Ridge, and from there through Swift Run gap into the Valley of Virginia to the Shenandoah, at Conrad's store. The river was dear to the regiment. Born at the point of its debouchure at Harper's Ferry, it was destined to start from its head in the mountains and to illustrate a glorious campaign on its banks, equalled by few and surpassed by none. We got to know the Shenandoah; we crossed it on the grand march to Manassas; we fought over it a
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
burg. On the twenty-eighth of April he applied to Lee for a command sufficiently large to enable him to march out and attack Banks. On the 29th Lee replied that the Federal force at Fredericksburg was too large to admit of any diminution of his own, but suggested that he could have General Edward Johnson's command, whose last return showed 3,500 men (and who was then near where the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike crosses the Shenandoah Mountain), and Ewell, who was in the vicinity of Stanardsville with eight thousand men; and expressed the opinion that a decisive and successful blow at Banks's column would be fraught with the happiest results. See Taylor's Four years with General Lee, p. 38. See also Narrative of Military Operations directed during the late War between the States. By Joseph E. Johnston, General C. S. A., 1874, p. 110. But Jackson hesitated. Milroy, who was at MacDowell (about thirty miles from Staunton), had pushed his advance over the Shenandoah Mountain to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
I will start at once if I can get a horse. Take my mare, said generous Kidder Meade, of the staff, and strike for Stanardsville first. Ride over the Mountains. As I rode away on Meade's beautiful dun mare the voice of the General followhe bottle and left him on the summit. On the wrong road. The descent was quicker, and I soon went plunging into Stanardsville, having done thirty-seven miles on that blooded mare. Here I tried to get another horse, but failed. My efforts cost me half an hour, and then I moved on. Anxiety for my noble beast added another horror to the night. Just out of Stanardsville the road forked in the middle of a broad and shallow stream, and, of course, I took the wrong one. A half mile beyond I to plough it like a gunboat and knew just as little about a riding bridle. Madison Courthouse was fifteen miles from Stanardsville, and by the time we reached it she was worn out. There, fortunately, was a courier station, and I exchanged her for a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
re was an alarm that the enemy's cavalry was at the camp; battery ordered out, and went into position for a fight on right of the railroad; remained there the rest of the day and night, and returned to camp the morning of 1st March [the record has it 30th February—a natural slip, considering the circumstances], where it remained till 1st April. It then left camp and marched fourteen miles to Louisa Courthouse; 9th, marched sixteen miles to a place two miles west of Gordonsville, on the Stanardsville road; and on 20th, marched four miles and encamped where it is at date. Notes. Eugene S. Alexander, discharged February 5, 1864, by order General Lee. William H. Effinger, transferred December 9, 1863; to First regiment engineers. C. N. B. Minor to same, April 16, 1864, and Launcelot Minor. Joseph E. Craig, who joined March 2, 1863, died March 30, 1864. John M. Gold, who joined April i, 1863, died January 14, 1864, at Fort Lookout. J. T. Gooch joined the battery, trans
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.59 (search)
in splendid order and the enemy opened with its artillery just as the bridge swung loose from the Virginia shore. On returning from Pennsylvania the regiment camped for a short time at Culpeper Courthouse, and was then ordered to Orange Courthouse, where it did picket duty on the Rapidan at Morton's ford. It was next ordered to Liberty Mills as a support to the cavalry which was engaged at Jack's Shops. There it spent most of the winter doing picket duty on the Rapidan river and the Stanardsville road. Once during that winter it had a terrible march through sleet and snow to Madison Courthouse, trying to intercept some of the Federal cavalry raiders. At Bristow Station, October 14th, this regiment was under fire but not actively engaged. There it helped to tear up the railroad, something at which it had become expert. As early as the middle of October, 1862, General Jackson complimented the brigade for the thorough manner in which it destroyed the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. (search)
t wait to be ready, but, being ordered to "report immediately to Gen. Beauregard," stood not on the order of their going, but went at once. There are no men liable to militia duty left in the county. The writer was somewhat prejudiced against Col. Offield by the apparent exceeding haste of his preparations, (for though a citizen of another county, he is proud of having many friends and relatives in Greene;) but when he saw the noble 155th at Gordonsville, he was satisfied that he was wrong, and writes this communication to testify to those who heard him say otherwise, that the Colonel was right and the writer of this communication was wrong. In passing, I will remark that Col. Offield's speech to the Greene Regiment at Stanardsville, on Friday last, was one of the best specimens of oratory I have ever heard. It was to the point, and went to the very souls of all who heard it — was brief, but in every respect excellent. It was a model of speeches of the sort. Albemarle.
Gen. Department of the Shenandoah--reported capture of Confederate prisoners. New Market, Va., April 24. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Our advance guard, Colonel Donelly commanding, took three prisoners to-day at a point nine miles beyond Harrisonburg. One says he belongs to company B, 10th Virginia regiment of infantry. This regiment has been on the Rappahannock, according to previous information. The prisoner says it joined Jackson at his present location, near Stanardsville, from Culpeper. N. P. Banks, Major General Commanding. From the Rappahannock. Washington, April 25. --The steamer Yankee arrived here this morning from the neighborhood of Fredericksburg, and reports that one day this week the Anacosta while passing Lowry's Point on the Rappahannock, was fired upon by a small body of rebel infantry. She threw a few shells, thus rapidly dispersing them. The flotilla is still actively engaged seizing rebel craft, and in all it has captur
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