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large quantity of manufactured tobacco, that was divided amongst the men, furnishing an abundant supply for a long time. Began the ascent of the mountain at noon, and in the gap captured a wagon-load of salt. The day was fine, and from the top of the mountain had a grand view of the mountains far off in Dixie, as well as the Alleghanies in our rear. These mountains correspond with the North-Shenandoah range. After crossing this mountain and the valley, we ascended the Eleven Mile or Peter's Mountain; and in the gap an amusing incident occurred. Our advance captured, not a rebel picket, but a wedding party, bride, groom, preacher, and guests. They, together with the whole country through which we had passed, were taken by surprise; but the scamp of a preacher made his escape in the confusion caused by the tears and distress of the women, who had so unexpectedly become acquainted with the Yankees. We descended the mountain and halted for two hours at Mrs. Scott's tavern, on Barbou
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, West Virginia Volunteers. (search)
lls August 14. Shady Springs August 28 (Detachment). Campaign in Kanawha Valley September 6-16. Barboursville September 8. Fayetteville September 10. Cotton Hill September 11. Loop Creek September 11. Hurricane Bridge September 12. Charlestown September 13. At Point Pleasant to October 20. Moved to Charlestown October 20, thence to Camp Piatt. Expedition from Summerville to Cold Knob Mountain November 24-30. Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek November 26. Peters Mountain Raid January 5-20, 1863. Scout into Wyoming County February 5-8. Expedition into Pocahontas County February 10-12. Scout through Boone, Wyoming and Logan Counties March 12-16. Expedition through Logan and Cabell Counties April 3-6. Mud River April 5. Lewisburg May 2. West Union May 6. Summerville May 12 Fayetteville May 18-20. Scout on Big and Little Coal Rivers June 18-19. Loup Creek June 26 (Cos. B and I ). Raleigh July 4. Expedition from Fayettevi
n, who fled toward the Narrows, leaving knapsacks, camp and garrison equipage, etc., in our hands. Owing to the impassable condition of the roads — the mud being hub deep — and the worn out and almost starved condition of the mules, it was found necessary to destroy part of the loads. The General regards the bringing through of the train with such slight loss as one of the most remarkable features of the expedition, and as reflecting great credit on the Quartermaster's department. On Peter's Mountain a cannon and eight or ten wagons and ambulances, abandoned by Jackson, were taken. Nine days were occupied in coming from Blacksburg to Union, which, were it not for the rains, could have been done in four. On arriving here many of the men were barefoot, and the whole command was entirely out of provisions and had been subsisting for several days on the country. Such was the expedition — as far as I have been able to learn from the reports of the commanders engaged. It was complet<
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
the east under the designation of Warm Springs Mountain. On the south of the gap opened by the waters it is called Peter's Mountain, and is united to the principal chain twenty-two miles distant, thus forming on its eastern reverse a small valley wn, which ascends Jackson's River, and which, in 1863, stopped at Covington. The opposite valley, comprised between Peter's Mountain and Potts' Mountain, is only a narrow passage which Potts' Creek crosses on the north to empty itself at Covington ithe Federals, who return from the south-east, Jones on the right, with Echols' brigade and some other troops, guards Peter's Mountain crest above Sweet Springs and the road followed by Averell in going to Salem. Jackson, who is concealed from Moor, ear-guard and the trains take the direct Covington road, Averell, ascending with a part of his cavalry the slopes of Peter's Mountain, feigns a vigorous attack in the direction of Sweet Springs. Jones, persuaded that he wishes to reach the banks of
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Yankee raid into Southwestern Virginia. (search)
Yankee raid into Southwestern Virginia. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Princeton, Va., Jan. 14, 1863. Last week 112 Yankee cavalry attempted a raid which, in point of audacity, equalled that on Bristol, and came near being as successful. Their aim was to destroy the bridge across New river, about six miles east of Dublla Depot. They came by way of Sewell Mountain, Mendow Bluff, Blue Sulphur, Alderson's Ferry, through Monroe county, to the line of Giles county, on Peters Mountain, nineteen miles from the bridge. At this point they were accidentally met by four or five soldiers, who fired upon them, when they turned back and effected their escape by way of Red Sulphur and Rollins's Ferry. It is believed they were informed by their scouts about the time they reached Peters's Mountain that there was a force at the bridge, or they would not have turned back. Some 600 soldiers, returning from Bristol the day before, had been stationed there. As the scamps passed