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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 19: operations in winter and Spring, 1862-63. (search)
hich were below from ascending the river; and subsequently torpedoes were placed in the bed of the river some two or three miles below Port Royal under the superintendence of some one sent from headquarters. The enemy established a line of cavalry pickets on the opposite bank of the river as far down as ours reached, and the two were in sight of each other. The river at Port Royal is between six and eight hundred yards wide, and immediately opposite Port Royal is the small village of Port Conway, which was occupied by the enemy's pickets. We were compelled to haul our supplies in wagons from Guiney's depot on the railroad, and as the winter was a severe one with much snow and rain, the country roads, which we had to use, became almost impassable from the mud, and we were compelled to employ the men for a considerable time in corduroying them at the worst places. In the month of January, 1863, I was promoted to the rank of Major General and was assigned to the permanent co
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
434 Piedmont Station, 11 Pisgah Church, 105, 285 Pittsylvania House, 26 Pitzer, Major A. L., 107, 187, 211, 220, 226-27, 377 Plank Road, 167, 169, 182, 203-212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222-23, 225- 233, 317-18, 320, 322, 324, 344, 351-52 Pleasant Valley, 154 Plymouth, 340 Po River, 353-54-55, 357 Point Lookout, 385-86, 390 Pole Green Church, 361, 362 Poolsville, 394 Pope, General (U. S. A.), 40, 92, 102- 106, 110, 112, 114-15, 117, 119, 122, 131-32-33, 139 Port Conway, 185 Port Republic, 75, 139, 366, 369-70, 432-33-34, 475 Port Royal, 166, 168, 179, 184-85, 189, 477 Port Tobacco, 184 Porter, General (U. S. A.), 131, 152 Posey, General C., 231, 233 Potomac District, 51 Potomac River, 4, 33, 40-41-42-43, 45-46-47-48, 51, 91, 134-141, 146, 152, 154-55, 157, 160, 237, 253-55, 277, 281-82, 284, 297, 326, 332, 366-69, 371, 380, 382- 384, 386, 391-94, 398, 400-404, 409, 415, 475 Potts' Mountain, 331 Pound Gap, 462 Powell, Captain, 444
ordering that he should no longer be considered or treated merely as a public enemy of the rebel States, but as an outlaw and common enemy of mankind.--(Doc. 85.) The rebel schooner Pelican, with a cargo of eighty-two bales of cotton, ran the blockade at Mobile, Ala.--Major P. Graham, and Lieutenant E. T. Dorton, both of the Fifteenth Arkansas rebel cavalry, being convinced of the wickedness and folly of the rebellion, respectfully requested alike the privilege of peacefully returning to their allegiance and to their homes in the North.--An attempt was made by a party of rebels to cross the Rappahannock, fourteen miles below Port Conway, Va., and capture a squadron of the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry, but the movement was frustrated by timely information of the rebel intentions by a trusty negro.--The National forces moved from Romney and took possession of Winchester, Va., which place was evacuated by the rebel pickets on their appearance before the town.--National Intelligencer.
April 22. Tompkinsville, Ky., was visited by a party of rebels who burned the court-house and several other buildings in the place and killed five Union men.--Two regiments of the First army corps of thc army of the Potomac, marched to Port Conway, crossed the river to Port Royal on pontoons, and captured a rebel mail and took several prisoners.--New York Times. The rebel steamer Ellen was this day captured by a party of Union troops in a small bayou in the vicinity of the Courtableau, La.--(Doc. 171.) Seven men belonging to the Eighth regiment of Missouri cavalry who were captured on the nineteenth by a band of rebel guerrillas in Dallas County, having been carried to Cedar County, Mo., were stripped of their clothing and inhumanly shot. Immediately after this, the guerrillas proceeded to the house of Obadiah Smith, a Baptist minister in Cedar County, and on his attempting to escape they shot him.--St. Louis Democrat. The cargo of the steamer Wave (destroyed by
September 2. Kingston, Tenn., was occupied by a portion of General Burnside's army, under the command of General Minty.--the gunboats Satellite and Reliance, which were captured by the rebels on the twenty-second of August,, were destroyed by the Union forces under the command of General Kilpatrick, at Port Conway, Va.--the guerrilla Hughes, with one hundred rebels, appeared in Burksville, Ky. A joint committee of the Alabama Legislature reported a resolution in favor of the proposition to employ slaves in the military service of the confederate States, which proposition was favored by many of the presses of Mississippi and Alabama. After discussion in the Alabama House, the resolution was adopted by a vote of sixty-eight yeas to twelve nays, after striking out the words military before service, and soldiers at the end of the resolution. The resolution was amended and reads as follows: That it is the duty of Congress to provide by law for the employment in the ser
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.113 (search)
the field of operations on the James, having left Richmond on the 6th. (See p. 727.) On the night of Friday, the 14th, the President visited Ford's Theatre, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. The next morning about 7 o'clock Mr. Lincoln died. Booth escaped from the city, and, guided by some confederates, crossed the Potomac near Port Tobacco, Maryland, to Mathias Point, Virginia (see map, p. 84), on Saturday night, April 22d. On Monday, the 24th, he crossed the Rappahannock from Port Conway to Port Royal and took refuge in a barn, where he was found on Wednesday, the 26th, by a detachment of Company L, 16th New York Cavalry, and killed. The assassination of the President was the result of a conspiracy. Mr. Seward, the Secretary of State, was also attacked on the evening of April 14th by Lewis Payne, a fellow-conspirator, and was severely injured. The following persons were tried before a military commission convened at Washington, May 9th, 1865, on the charge of conspirac
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
r. Botts told him he believed his was the first case on record of a man being brought to his senses by having brains knocked out. where he was confronted by Stuart's strong infantry supports, and compelled to retreat, fighting as he fell back, when he in turn, was re-enforced by the First Corps, and the pursuing foe halted. In that engagement Buford lost one hundred and forty men, of whom sixteen were killed. A month later Sept. 1. 1863. General Kilpatrick crossed the Rappahannock at Port Conway, below Fredericksburg, drove the Confederates, and burned two gun-boats which they had captured on the Potomac and placed on the Rappahannock for future use. A little more than a fortnight afterward, Sept. 16. General Pleasanton, with the greater part of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, crossed the Rappahannock at the fords above Fredericksburg in three columns, commanded respectively by Buford, Kilpatrick, and Gregg, supported by the Second Corps, under General Warren. Stuart's
and Lee recoiled from Meade's unshaken front at Gettysburg. Gen. Buford, with his cavalry division, pushed Aug. 1. across the river, at Rappahannock Station, and crowded back, first a brigade, then a division, of Stuart's cavalry nearly to Culpepper Court House, when their infantry compelled him to retreat, fighting, till lie was supported by the 1st corps; when the foe in turn desisted. Our loss this day was 140, including 16 killed. Gen. Kilpatrick next crossed Sept. 1. at Port Conway below Fredericksburg, driving before him a Rebel force stationed on this side, and burning two gunboats recently captured by the Rebels on the Potomac, and run into the Rappahannock for future use. Gen. Pleasanton next crossed Sept. 13. the Rappahannock at Kelly's and other fords with most of our cavalry, in three divisions, under Buford, Kilpatrick, and Gregg, pressing back Stuart's cavalry to Brandy Station and Culpepper Court House, and thence across the Rapidan, capturing two gu
Pilot Knob, Mo., 557. Pine Bluff, Ark., 453. Pineville, Mo., 450. Plaquemine, La., 338. Pleasant Grove. La., 541. Plymouth, N. C., 533. Pocahontas, Ark., 451. Pocotaligo, S. C., 463. Pomeroy. Ohio, 406. Poolesville, Md., 352. Port Conway, Va., 394. Port Gibson, Miss., 297. Port Republic. Va., 139. Ponnd Gap, Ky., 42. Prairie d'anne. Ark., 552. Prestonburg. Ky., 42. Pulaski, Tenn., 678. Quaker Road. Va., 730. Rappahannock Station, 394. Reams's do. (Wilson), 588. Redreport of the battle of second Bull Run, 185-6; appeals for rations, &c., 186 defeated at Gainesville by Lee and Jackson, 187; his retreat, 188; his disasters, 189-90; on the causes of his defeat, 192; is succeeded by Gen. McClellan, 189. Port Conway, Va., Kilpatrick crosses at, 394. Port Gibson, Miss., Grant crosses near, 303; battle of, 305. Port Hudson, La., passed by Farragut, 329; Banks invests, 331; assaults, 333-5; surrendered, 336. Port Republic, Va., fights near, 137; 139.
3, 1863 15 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 6, 1864 5 Woodstock, Va., Oct. 8, 1864 1 Cashtown, Md., July 5, 1863 1 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 5 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 4 Boonsboro, Md., July 8, 1863 3 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 15 Newtown, Va., Nov. 12, 1864 3 Hagerstown, Md,, July 12, 1863 1 Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864 2 Guerrillas, Va., Nov. 8, 1864 1 Newby's Cross Roads, July 24, 1863 1 Trevilian Sta'n, Va., June 11, 1864 21 Guerrillas, Va., Dec. 2, 1864 2 Port Conway, Va., Sept. 1, 1863 1 Front Royal, Va., Aug. 16, 1864 1 Salem, Va., Oct. 23, 1864 1 Raccoon Ford, Va., Sept. 16, 1863 1 Berryville, Va., Aug. 19, 1864 15 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 1 James City, Va., Oct. 10, 1863 2 Shepherdstown, Va., Aug. 26, 1864 4 Pursuit of Lee, April 4, 1865 2 Brandy Station, Va., Oct. 12, 1863 6 Smithfield, Va., Aug. 29, 1864 4 On Picket, Va. 1 Buckland's Mills, Va., Oct. 19, 1863 5 Summit, Va., Sept. 5, 1864 1 Place unknown 1 Gainesville, Va., Oct.
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