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s also up, coming by way of Chambersburgh or Hagerstown. Longstreet was known to be on the way, andas at the same time sent to Williamsport and Hagerstown. The duty above assigned to the cavalry wr at Shepherdstown. The columns reunited at Hagerstown, and advanced thence into Pennsylvania, encaendered more difficult by the rains, reached Hagerstown on the afternoon of the sixth and morning ofiamsport, and that the two columns united at Hagerstown. From the latter place, one division — Rhodce we moved on Chambersburgh, via Funkstown, Hagerstown, and Middleburgh, reaching the former on thert, and, falling into our line of advance at Hagerstown, followed it to Fayetteville, reaching the lwere able to bear it, were being sent toward Hagerstown, and late in the afternoon our artillery and Having crossed the mountain, we moved on to Hagerstown, where we arrived on Monday, the sixth. Herear to us as Funkstown, four miles south of Hagerstown, and on Wednesday and Thursday his whole com[3 more...]
, passed through Smithsburgh and Lightersburgh to Hagerstown, arriving there soon after daylight, without meetd much respected in the command. The battle of Hagerstown and Williamsport. Early on Monday morning, Julilpatrick hearing that the enemy had a train near Hagerstown, moved upon that place. The enemy's pickets werenfantry, cavalry, and artillery, had just entered Hagerstown as General Kilpatrick reached there. When the atday General Kilpatrick's command again moved upon Hagerstown. The Second battle at Hagerstown. When withHagerstown. When within two miles of the town, the enemy's skirmishers were met. The main features of this battle, and those that took place between Boonsboro and Hagerstown, I have before pretty fully described, and therefore I shall now on attacked them while posted behind earth-works at Hagerstown, the whole command fled panic-stricken — or at Wied persons were in the Washington Hotel Hospital, Hagerstown, July fourteenth: Sergeant J. W. Woodbury, Fir
e scouts rendered it advisable to give way to the guerrilla army of plunderers. Greencastle being but five miles north of the Maryland line, and in the direct route of the rebels, was naturally enough in the highest state of excitement on Sunday night and Monday morning. Exaggerated rumors had of course flooded them, and every half-hour a stampede was made before the imagined rebel columns. Hon. John Rowe at last determined to reconnoitre, and he mounted a horse and started out toward Hagerstown. A little distance beyond he was captured by a squad of rebels, and held until General Jenkins came up. Jenkins asked Rowe his name, and was answered correctly. He subsequently asked Mr.----, who was with Rowe, what Rowe's name was, and upon being told that the name had been given to him correctly, he insisted that the Major had been an officer in the United States service. Mr.----assured Jenkins that the Major had never been in the service, and he was satisfied. (Jenkins had evidently
e, as they did in Frederick City last year. These people seem to be neither fish nor fowl. I saw great numbers of young men of conscript age here, and also in Hagerstown next day. I understand that upward of two hundred of those in Hagerstown joined our army. On entering that pretty town of five thousand inhabitants, Friday aftHagerstown joined our army. On entering that pretty town of five thousand inhabitants, Friday afternoon, I was glad to see some very decided demonstrations of white handker-chiefs, and that, too, from dwellings indicating intelligence and refinement. Our boys recognized this greeting of the fair in repeated and hearty cheers. There was really a crowd in the streets. As we halted but a short time, no opportunity was given te grain best adapted to the soil. You see no such fields, in extent, as we have in Virginia. A lot rarely exceeds fifty acres. Middleburgh, five miles from Hagerstown, is on the dividing line between Maryland and the Keystone State. About half of it is in the former, and in this part of the town I was glad to witness one or
rough Jack's Mountain to Waynesboro, known as Fountaindale Gap, and the gap through which passes the road from Emmnittsburgh to Waynesboro and Greencastle, known as Monterey Gap. Then by the country roads, in a south-westerly direction, toward Hagerstown. There were then left to General Meade two routes to pursue-one to follow directly on the heels of the enemy, and fight him in these gaps, or march at once for Harmon's, Braddock's, Turner's, and Crampton's Gaps, in South-Mountain range-all ng gallantly cleared the road after two days severe fighting with Stuart. On Friday, the headquarters of General Meade were established near Antietam Bridge, on the Williamsport road, three miles west of Boonsboro, and seven miles south of Hagerstown, they remaining there until Tuesday night. From Friday until Tuesday morning, our average advance against the enemy was about three miles. During this time our line was formed on the west side of the Antietam, and we approached the enemy to
Doc. 108.-Gen. Lee's address to his army. Frederick, July 12, 1863. The following general order of General R. E. Lee to the rebel army, issued from Hagerstown, on Saturday, was found when General Kilpatrick entered the town on Sunday morning: General orders, no. 16. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, July 11, 1863. After the long and trying marches, endured with the fortitude that has ever characterized the soldiers of the army of Northern Virginia, you have penetrated to the country of our enemies, and recalled to the defence of their own soil those who were engaged in the invasion of ours. You have fought a fierce and sanguinary battle, which, if not attended with the success that has hitherto crowned your efforts, was marked by the same heroic spirit that has commanded the respect of your enemies, the gratitude of your country, and the admiration of mankind. Once more you are called upon to meet the enemy from whom you have torn so many fields, the names
ania, and New-York flew to arms, and occupied Baltimore, Harrisburgh, and the line of the Susquehanna. The two armies met at Gettysburgh, in Pennsylvania, and after a fierce contest of three days duration, and terrible slaughter on both sides, the insurgents recoiled from the position held by General Meade, who had been then only four days in command of the army of the Potomac. On the fourth of July, the day of the surrender of Vicksburgh, Lee retreated, passing through Chambersburgh and Hagerstown to Williamsport, where the proper disposition to attack him was made by General Meade. Deceived concerning the state of the river, supposed to be unfordable, General Meade, hourly expecting reenforcements, delayed the attack a day too long, and the insurgents, partly by fording and partly by floating bridges, succeeded in withdrawing across the river by night, with their artillery and a great part of their baggage. Much of this baggage, as well as of the plunder which Lee had collected,
ssue of the fight was so unexpected to them they were compelled to leave the intended prisoners behind. All is quiet in and along the lines, and this is all I am at liberty to report at this writing. The movements of the army since the great battle of Gettysburgh, which are as well known to the enemy as ourselves, may be briefly summed up as follows: Withdrawing from our position at Gettysburgh almost simultaneously with the enemy, our army formed line of battle, our right resting near Hagerstown, our left on the river, near Williamsport. Here we lay two tedious days and nights, offering fight, which the enemy declined, when it was determined to recross the river, which was most successfully accomplished. Of our movements since, or present position, I cannot speak, though it would appease a prurient curiosity, which seeks gratification even at the expense of the public interests and safety. I will always promptly advise you of facts accomplished, and events that may be given to