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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
t noon, on the 9th, Sept., 1861. when a magnificent panorama of lofty wooded ranges met the eye. On that height, near Muddlethy Bottom, they began to feel the foe. He had an advanced camp in the vicinity, and there picket-firing commenced. Union cavalry dashed forward, and Floyd's vedettes were soon seen scampering toward Summersville, with information of the approach of the National troops. The latter passed through that town with General Benham's brigade in the advance, Ascent of Gauley Mountain. on the morning of the 10th, a few hours after the Thirty-sixth Virginia had left it and fled to Floyd's intrenchments at the Ferry. The little army moved cautiously forward from Summersville, properly fearing an ambuscade. The Tenth Ohio, under Colonel Lytle, led the way; and, at about two o'clock in the afternoon, the vanguard came in sight of Floyd's works, a mile distant, beyond a deep wooded valley. These occupied a bald eminence on the north side of the Gauley River, which h
riven out of by Ewell, 2.391. Frost, Daniel M., camp of Missouri State troops formed by near St. Louis, 1.467; compelled to surrender by Lyons, 1.468. Fugitive Slave Law, remarks on the, 1.67. G. Gaines's Farm, battle of, 3.422. Gala day in Charleston, i, 98. Galveston, surrender of to Commander Renshaw, 2.538; capture of by Magruder, 1.594: blockade of reestablished by Farragut, 2.594. Gardner, Gen. Frank K., his defense of Port Hudson against Gen. Banks, 2.631. Gauley Mountain, Rosecrans at the summit of, 2.94. Geary, Gen., at the battle of Wauhatchie, 3.153. George Griswold, ship, sent to England with food for operatives, 2.571. Georgia, secession movements in, 1.51; divided sentiment of the legislature of, 1.52; action of the legislature, 1.58; secession agitation in, 1.176; convention in, 1.178; Sherman's campaign in against Johnston and Hood, 3.374-3.399; Sherman's march through to Savannah, 3.405-3.414; visit of the author to, 3.399. Georgia,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carnifex Ferry, battle of. (search)
d so open a way for an invading force of Confederates into Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Early in September Rosecrans marched southward in search of Floyd. He scaled the Gauley Mountains, and on the 10th found Floyd at Carnifex Ferry, on the Gauley River, 8 miles from Summersville, the capital of Nicholas county, Va. Already a detachment of Floyd's men had surprised and dispersed (Aug. 26, 1861.) some Nationals, under Col. E. B. Taylor, not far from Summersville. At the summit of Gauley Mountain Rosecrans encountered Floyd's scouts and drove them before him; and on Sept. 10, Floyd's camp having been reconnoitred by General Benham, Rosecrans fell upon him with his whole force (chiefly Ohio troops), and for three hours a desperate battle raged. It ceased only when the darkness of night came on. Rosecrans intended to renew it in the morning, and his troops lay on their arms that night. Under cover of darkness, Floyd stole away, and did not halt in his flight until he reached Big
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
ed that place, instead of turning eastward, along the Beverly road, to march against Lee, as the latter had expected, he took a southerly direction, and soon arrived at Suttonville. Then, crossing Elk River, he entered the scarped passes of Gauley Mountain, which separate that stream from Gauley River. The roads were difficult and the gorges narrow. Finding no ground for a camp on the road, a portion of the troops had to cross the most dangerous passes during the night among forests which grthe Gauley River in search of Floyd, whose exact position he had not been able to ascertain, so great was the difficulty of obtaining information in a region so little inhabited. On the evening of September 9th, he encamped at the foot of Gauley Mountain, sixteen kilometres from Summerville and twenty-eight from Carnifex Ferry, after having driven back the scouts whom Floyd had sent to watch the Suttonville Road. The latter, in fact, ignorant of the approach of the enemy's army, was prepari
works, and that, being stationed on the side of Ganley mountain, on Rosecrans's left, he witnessed five of the charges. After the firing ceased, the Federal General retired about four miles, and sent a force of several regiments to go round Gauley mountain, by old Mr. Gooseberry's, and come down the river, upon Floyd's rear. The distance to be gone over was about 11 miles; but before they could accomplish the march, Floyd was gone. The day after the battle, he was within Floyd's evacuated fortification, but saw no blood, or traces of men having been killed and wounded. The breastwork, about six hundred yards in length, reached from Gauley river across a bottom to Gauley mountain, on the right. He admired the position very much, and also the military character of Gen. Floyd, whom he considered more than a match for Rose crane. Referring to him, he said, "I would like to be under that man. I would be willing to fight under him as long as the war lasts. I would as soon risk him a