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room of the gate or engine house which he had selected as his fort or point of defense. News of these occurrences spread rapidly, and citizens and citizen soldiery, with arms, hastened from all the surrounding parts of Virginia and Maryland to resist this high-handed invasion of their homes and States. About 11 a. m., of the 17th, the Jefferson Guards, from Charlestown, arrived, soon followed by the Hamtramck and the Shepherdstown troop, from Shepherdstown, and Alburtis' company from Martinsburg. These, under the command of Col. R. A. Baylor, forced the insurgents within the armory enclosure, which they surrounded by a cordon of pickets. Brown then withdrew his men into the gate house, which he proceeded to loophole and fortify, taking with him ten of the most prominent of his Virginia and Maryland captives, which he termed hostages, to insure the safety of his band. From openings in the building the insurgents fired upon all white people that came in sight. After sunset of
a was across the Potomac at Williamsport to Martinsburg, 20 miles west of Harper's Ferry and beyonBunker Hill, midway on the turnpike between Martinsburg and Winchester, and by thus opposing Patterext morning the troops were advanced toward Martinsburg, to high ground favorable for battle, to aw camp some 3 miles east of the town, on the Martinsburg road, but replacing his cavalry in observat removing. Jackson's brigade was left near Martinsburg, in supporting distance of the cavalry alonly 2d, and advanced on the main road toward Martinsburg, detaching Negley's brigade, a mile beyond retired to Darkesville. Patterson entered Martinsburg at noon of July 3d. Stuart reported to Je to the assistance of the cavalry north of Martinsburg, and to participate in the creditable affaited that Patterson's army had advanced from Martinsburg to Bunker Hill, where it remained the next , Patterson, as we have seen, did not enter Martinsburg until the 3d; and though he informed Scott [9 more...]
rries of that river from Virginia, and any movement on Washington from that direction. This resulted in skirmishes near Seneca mills on the 14th, at Conrad's Ferry on the 17th, at Edward's Ferry on the 18th, at Harper's Ferry July 4th, and at Great Falls July 7th. Colonel Stone was reinforced from time to time with other volunteer troops from Washington. His headquarters were opposite Harper's Ferry July 6th, when he marched, with most of his command, to Williamsport, Md., and thence to Martinsburg, to reinforce Patterson. The Confederate force opposing him was mainly that under Col. Eppa Hunton, in observation at Leesburg. On June 16th, Col. Maxcy Gregg, with the First South Carolina infantry, about 575 strong, several companies of cavalry and two guns of Kemper's battery, marched from his camp near Fairfax on a reconnoissance to Dranesville, where he learned that several hundred of the enemy had that day come up the Leesburg turnpike to near Hunter's mill. On the morning of t
r Romney; Boggs' brigade of militia, mainly gathered from that region, was disposed along the South branch to Moorefield, with his pickets joining those of Edward Johnson from Camp Alleghany on the southwest. Three companies of Ashby's cavalry were left with Loring for outpost duty. Carson's brigade of Virginia militia, gathered from the lower valley mainly, was stationed at Bath; and Meem's brigade of Virginia militia, from the counties of Shenandoah and Page, was placed at and beyond Martinsburg; while Ashby, with the larger portion of his cavalry regiment, held the line of the Potomac from near Harper's Ferry westward. Garnett's brigade was ordered to Winchester, to be in position to guard against any movement of the large force under Banks that had been gathered at Frederick City. Jackson established his own headquarters at Winchester on the 24th of January, having provided communication with Loring, at Romney, by a line of telegraph. With these dispositions of his forces,
ow in command of Lander's force from the South Branch valley, was ordered to Martinsburg, and Williams from Hancock to Bunker Hill; thus establishing a line entirely entire Federal line to give way and retreat, as rapidly as possible, toward Martinsburg, between 8 and 9 a. m. Elzey's brigade shared in the attack by obeying Jacks' force by so doing. This movement delayed him so that he did not reach the Martinsburg road and join Steuart in the pursuit, some 10 or 12 miles beyond Winchester,ccomplished but little except that he captured a large quantity of stores at Martinsburg, 20 miles beyond Winchester, where Banks had halted for an hour or two beforween the two forces, in which Banks was beaten back into full retreat toward Martinsburg, and probably is broken up into a total rout. The news of Banks' defeat cy of the vast military stores he had captured at Front Royal, Winchester and Martinsburg, and waiting for instructions from Richmond, in response to dispatches he ha
obstacle to delay this movement was the Federal garrison, of some 12,000 men, holding Harper's Ferry, with outposts at Martinsburg and other points on the Baltimore & Ohio. Lee had ordered Loring, in the Kanawha valley, to move his force to Winchesthe macadam road leading to Williamsport, on the Potomac, and there, having turned the flank of the Federal outpost at Martinsburg, to cross the Potomac, break the Federal line of communication from the west by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, then move upon the garrison at Martinsburg, and either capture or drive it in toward Harper's Ferry, following in pursuit and investing that place with his left resting on the Potomac and his right on the Shenandoah. Walker's division, which had been advuacked on the line of the Baltimore & Ohio, across the Potomac, at Williamsport, on the evening of the. 11th; captured Martinsburg on the morning of the 12th; by noon of the 13th was in front of Harper's Ferry, and on that day completed his portion
the Federal cavalry, Lee ordered Ewell with the Second corps to cross the Blue ridge at Chester gap, and drive the Federal force under Milroy, at Winchester, from the Valley; ordering Jenkins, at the same time, to move his cavalry brigade down the Valley, in the same direction, while Imboden moved his brigade down the South Branch valley, in the mountain country, to threaten Milroy from Romney on the west. On the 13th, Ewell appeared in front of Winchester and a portion of his advance at Martinsburg, while Jenkins broke the line of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, thus preventing reinforcements to Milroy from the west. Closing around Winchester on the 14th, Ewell, by a bold and well-planned flank movement of Early to the left, drove Milroy, late in the day, from his strong intrenchments, captured a large portion of his army and his military stores, and scattered the troops that escaped, following them on the 15th to Harper's Ferry, thus again relieving the lower valley and the patriot
t off the retreat of a body of the enemy at Martinsburg, and protected the flank of the army movingight before, marched out three miles toward Martinsburg, when it was vigorously attacked at Rutherfmac. On the 26th, General Early marched to Martinsburg and encamped in its vicinity; the cavalry altimore & Ohio railroad in the vicinity of Martinsburg, the cavalry guarding the flanks of the armde to encamp. These divisions fell back to Martinsburg on the 30th, and on the 31st to Bunker Hillwhile Rodes and Ramseur marched, by way of Martinsburg, to Hainesville. On the 5th, Breckinridge e on the Berryville road and Ramseur on the Martinsburg road, while Anderson came forward and encamhe Yellow House, near Brucetown, and on the Martinsburg road, and also on the Millwood and Front Roreat, followed by Lomax, through and beyond Martinsburg. The infantry returned to Bunker Hill, buton, extending the line northward across the Martinsburg road, on which he drove back several advanc[12 more...]