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and Laurel hill, and the advance of McClellan to Cheat mountain, thus threatening a movement on Staunton, or to the Virginia Central railroad, or to the Kanawha line at Lewisburg, induced the Confederate authorities to promptly reinforce the Northwestern army in McClellan's front, and to concentrate forces on the Kanawha line by withdrawing Wise toward Lewisburg and advancing Floyd from the valley in the southwest to the same line. Col. A. W. McDonald, in command of a large cavalry force at Romney, was ordered to march with his command to Staunton, and unite with the forces there concentrating. Gen. W. W. Loring was assigned to the command of the army of the Northwest. Acting under discretionary orders, Wise abandoned Charleston July 24th, marching up the Kanawha; left Gauley bridge, which he burned behind him, on the 27th, and after a march of over 100 miles arrived at Lewisburg on the last day of the month, and located his camp at Bunger's mill, 4 miles west of that town. The
advance guard of McClellan's army, had marched into Romney, 43 miles west of Winchester by turnpike. As this Winchester, as part of his detachment, move toward Romney without delay, and do the best he could to retard tt a considerable Confederate force was quartered at Romney, Hampshire county, in the South Branch valley, leftmountains, by a rough country road, hoping to reach Romney, 23 miles distant, by about 8 a. m. When within a mhat misled Johnston and induced him to send Hill to Romney. The advance of Patterson to Hagerstown, within artinsburg, and the reported Federal advance toward Romney, convinced Johnston that the time had come to abandhad reported himself hard pressed by Hill's move on Romney, and Patterson ordered five regiments of infantry aby Mc-Dowell moving up the river. After reaching Romney, Col. A. P. Hill, resenting Wallace's raid, sent Coohnston's prompt and bold action in sending Hill to Romney, the quick move of the latter on New creek, and Joh
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad district, and with a Federal force moved up the South Branch valley and took possession of Romney, thus threatening the line of communication from Alleghany mountain to Staunton, since Monterey, in that valley and on that line, was but 70 miles, by a good road, from Romney. Kelley asked McClellan for 10,000 men, saying that with these he could go up the South Branch valley and, falling on the rebels, utterly destroyed their whole force at Monterey and Greenbrier. ntion of Milroy to gain possession of the pass in the Alleghany mountain and form a junction with Kelley at Moorefield or Romney, if he should succeed in his attempt, General Johnson was ordered to remain at Camp Alleghany while Loring with the rest red to remain at Camp Alleghany while Loring with the rest of his command was sent down the Shenandoah valley to join Stonewall Jackson at Winchester, in an expedition against Romney that would successfully checkmate Milroy's plans and intentions.
nt threatening his flank from the direction of Romney. Loring and the last two of his brigades joening the latter's rear, force him to evacuate Romney or contend with a superior force. Before the ng of the 7th, and marched in the direction of Romney, the head of his column reaching Unger's crossary 7th, a detachment of the Federal troops at Romney, taking the road to Winchester, fell on a body Their track of 15 miles, from Hanging Rock to Romney, was one continued scene of desolation. On as to his intentions, while Ashby hovered near Romney watching the movements of the Federal forces. r, in command of the Federal forces, evacuated Romney on the 10th and fell back to the Baltimore & ps from Hancock and Cumberland with those from Romney and Springfield. Jackson's advance encampedpieces of artillery were quartered at and near Romney; Boggs' brigade of militia, mainly gathered f having provided communication with Loring, at Romney, by a line of telegraph. With these disposi[8 more...]
doing; for as yet he was in profound ignorance, concerning his northward movement. After the repulse of 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 es
, at Hancock, then followed the National road to Cumberland, August 1st, and thence down that river to Old Town, where he crossed into Virginia and encamped that night at Springfield. The next day he marched up the South branch of the Potomac to Romney, where he spent the 3d; then on the 4th he crossed over to New Creek, then back to Burlington and on to Moorefield on the 6th, where he was attacked and surprised in his camp by Averell's cavalry that had been following him, and driven out with lnd 9th in his camps at Bunker Hill and Darkesville, Early fell back to Stephenson's depot and sent Breckinridge to the mouth of Abraham's creek, where he encamped, while Ramseur marched to Winchester, to meet a reported advance of the enemy from Romney, Rodes remaining at Stephenson's. The Federal advance made demonstrations on the Martinsburg, the Berryville and the Millwood roads, in the afternoon of the 10th, but was easily repulsed. On the morning of the 11th, Early concentrated his forces
he rank of captain of infantry, C. S. A., and became lieutenant-colonel of the Third Arkansas regiment, Col. Albert Rust, which constituted part of the command of Gen. Henry R. Jackson, in the West Virginia campaign of 1861. He fortified Camp Bartow, on the Greenbrier, and in command of his regiment participated in the heroic defense of the works in October, at which the enemy met with his first repulse in that region. He subsequently acted as chief engineer of the army during the Bath and Romney expedition, winning special mention by Stonewall Jackson. When Gen. E. Kirby Smith was assigned to the department of East Tennessee, Barton was sent to his assistance, with promotion to brigadier-general. During the Cumberland Gap campaign he commanded the Fourth brigade, consisting of Alabama and Georgia regi. ments and Anderson's Virginia battery. Subsequently, with Stevenson's division, he took part in the defense of Vicksburg. At the time of Sherman's advance by way of Chickasaw bay