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The Daily Dispatch: may 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], Symptoms of yellow fever in the South. (search)
Gen. Jackson's command. We have received authentic information from the camp near Stanardsville, regarding the exact situation of Gen. Jackson's command, as well as that of the forces under Generals Ewell and Edward Johnson; but having doubts of the propriety of giving it publicity, we withhold it for the present, and patiently await the issue of events. We may state, however, that the troops are in fine health and spirits, and confident of a victory over the army of General Rosecrans, (who has superseded Banks in the Valley,) in the battle which is believed to be inevitable. The Lynchburg papers report that the enemy are falling back down the Valley, while our troops have made an advance towards Harrisonburg, in pursuit. We find in a Philadelphia paper of April 30th an intimation that the Confederates are preparing to evacuate Yorktown, coupled with the remark that it is time McDowell, Banks and Fremont were getting their columns within short supporting distance of each othe
sition on the right for four hours against a vastly superior force. Colonel Gavin repeatedly charging and driving the enemy like sheep. They left Fredericks burg with only three hundred the remainder being left along the route, sick and disabled, and after the fight they mustered about one hundred and forty, losing more than half their force. The Twenty-ninth and Sixty-sixth Oldo regiments also lost heavily. After Monday's fight, it is understood, Jackson took the road towards Stanardsville, passing through the gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a line for Gordonsville, at which point is railroad communication with Richmond. [The Yankees always trump up some sort of an excuse for a defeat. the story of their "fighting a foe more than five times their number, Is intended as a sort of sugar-coating for a very bitter pill; since it is will known that Jackson's force, numerically, was far less than that of the enemy. Another imaginary statement is, that of "repeatedly c
om the position of affairs on the Rappahannock the impression prevails that active operations cannot be long delayed. For several days past the enemy have been making such disposition of his forces as to induce the belief that an advance is early contemplated. Passengers by the Central train, last evening, represent that the main army of Pope has moved up from Culpeper into Madison, and that a considerable infantry force had been advanced in a southwesterly direction as far as Stanardsville, in Greene county. This point is on the road leading into the Valley, through Swift Run Gap, and only a few miles from the foot of the Blue Ridge. The depredations committed by Pope's army in Culpeper are without parallel, even in this war of unheard of atrocities. The infamous order of the Yankee Commandant of that Department has been put into practical operation, and, as a result, large numbers of horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs, &c. have been stolen from their rightful owners, and the s
General, and I'll tell ye. If I had me way wid em, I'd put all them Secesh — of — in a house, and I'd fill the house up wid straw, and I'd set the straw on fire, and burn 'em all to--,d — m 'em." The General smiled, and walked on. From Pope's army. A dispatch from Pope's army, dated July 29th, says that scouting parties are sent out dally, and that it is ascertained that Ewell, with from 20,000 to 30,000 men, is reported to be "in force from Gordonsville through Orange C. H. to Stanardsville." There was a review of Gen. Banks army corps on the 28th at Little Washington, at which the "magnificent artillery arm" attracted much attention. --No trade is allowed between Washington and Pope's lines. From the West. The Cincinnati Commercial, in alluding to the fact that two companies of the 2d Kentucky regiment were captured on Monday of last week, by Forrest's cavalry, on the road between Nashville and Murfreesboro', thinks that "it is high time that some of the squads of<
The Daily Dispatch: March 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee Raids on the Virginia Central railroad--damage thus far Trifling — Exciting rumors of the enemy's movements. (search)
nty of the Yankees, among them Capt. Reid, commanding the party; wounded eight or ten more, and brought off seventy-one prisoners, including a Captain and two Lieutenants, sixty-seven privates, and one negro. Mosby lost one killed and four wounded. He also captured the arms and equipments of the prisoners, and fifty horses. Many of the enemy's horses were killed. Mosby's horse was shot under him. The fight lasted about fifteen minutes. It is reported that the enemy are advancing from Culpeper C. H., by way of Madison C. H., with infantry, artillery and cavalry. [Second Dispatch.] Orange C. H., Feb. 29. --The enemy's infantry occupy Madison C. H., 15 miles above hero. Their cavalry was at Stanardsville today, moving in the direction of Charlottesville. Some cannonading has been going on to-day in the direction of Madison Court House. It is believed to be no more than a resonnoissance on the part of the enemy. Preparations have been made to meet them.
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], More of the raid — the division of Kilpatrick's command. (search)
ndon. He had 7,000 infantry, and occupied Madison Court-House on Sunday morning. He also brought with him about 2,500 cavalry and two pieces of artillery, under Gen. Custar. The cavalry and artillery, commanded by Custar, left on Sunday for Stanardsville, Green county, where it arrived on Monday, and pushed forward to Charlottesville. About twelve o'clock they arrived in the vicinity of Rio Mills, where Stuart's horse artillery, under Major Beckham, was stationed. As soon as the enemy crossreinforced; let's go back," which they did at a double quick; nor did they halt to camp until they reached their infantry support at Madison Court-House. Our correspondent says: Gen. Stuart on Monday moved upon the enemy's near towards Stanardsville, and charged them as they were retreating on Tuesday morning near Wolf on; but owing to the disparity of his numbers, when compared with those of the enemy, he was forced to give back, and the enemy were enabled to make good their retreat.
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
Potomac is up to nine o'clock this morning. Heavy musketry carbine probably, firing was heard early this morning off to the extreme light, in the direction of Stanardsville, where it is supposed that cavalry were engaging the rebels. Madison C. H. as well as Spotsylvania C. H. are in one possession. There is an evident dispositit and marched upon it a short distance, discovered that with his ragged but indefatigable, followers, had succeeded in getting into his rear. As they neared Stanardsville, about fifteen miles from the little village of Madison, the rebel cavalry were seen drawn in line across the road. This meant hostility, and for some tihastily, and our men pursued them till they reached another road, which afforded no means of agrees. Col. Stedman, hearing the firing in the direction of Stanardsville, and knowing it must arise from an engagement between, Custar and the enemy, started back with his wearied men to the reflect of the beleaguered party. They p
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The repulse of the raiders Near Charlottesville. (search)
s from Charlottesville, where they had gone into camp. It was Capt. B's intention to attack them, but a courier arrived from Gen. Stuart, directing him not to attack, but merely to watch — so he retired a mile or two and camped, putting out pickets to watch the enemy's movements. They commenced moving about 12 o'clock at night, but all did not get off till daylight. At an early hour Capt. B. was on their track. About 8 o'clock he tell on their rear guard and drove them on the main body. He continued to follow rapidly, and when within two miles of Stanardsville came up with them again. Lt. Ford, with two men, was in advance, and came on them suddenly in a bend in the road, but nothing daunted by the odds against him he held his ground until Capt. Breathed came up, when the enemy were driven back in such haste that they were compelled to abandon a carriage, containing a negro woman and three children, they were taking off. After this it was impossible to come up with them again.
ottesville, contain so many inaccuracies and so much of romantic fiction, that I deem it a duty to write a few lines in order to correct a few of the errors and false statements. Custar came from Culpeper by way of Madison Court House and Stanardsville to Charlottesville. That he should have been permitted thus to turn our left flank is unquestionably a subject for just boast on his part, and much regret on ours. When within four miles of Charlottesville it is true that he surprised, not uskets, in conjunction with Capt. B, drove the enemy off. As soon as Capt B. found that the enemy were retreating he detached horaes from his artillery, and mounting his men hastily upon them, he started in pursuit and followed them as far as Stanardsville. Stuart did not attack them with 2,000 cavalry: on the contrary he had not a man over 400, whilst they, by their own showing bail 1,500 picked men. If they captured any prisoners, the number, I am officially assured, could not have
sailed in the bark Grace, of Baltimore, for New York, where we arrived to-day. About five hundred dollars' worth of private property, which I had on board, fell into the hands of the privateers. From "West" Virginia.--movements of General Early. A telegram from the "headquarters of the Department of West Virginia" says that General Early has retired, with his infantry force, to Waynesboro', on South river. There is only a small infantry force at Staunton, and a similar one at Stanardsville. Gordonsville has not been reinforced, as reported. Lomax is operating with his division of cavalry east of the Blue Ridge, while Rosser's command is west of the Blue Ridge, scattered, gathering forage and threatening raids. The following order has just been issued by General Crook, announcing the different commanders of the troops in his department: Headquarters DepartmentWest Virginia,Cumberland, Md., Dec. 31, 1864. General Orders, No. 85. The following organization
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