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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
line from the sources of the Shenandoah, a little below Staunton, to the confluence of this river and the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. Its breadth, between the two chains of hills which enclose it, is everywhere from forty to fifty kilometres. Termiter, Martinsburg and Charlestown. There are but two small lines of railroad to be found in the valley. One connects Harper's Ferry with Winchester; the other is the one used by Johnston on the 21st of July, 1861, to take his troops to the battle-fifollowed Banks as far as Williamsport, where the latter had hastened to cross the Potomac. He at once turned against Harper's Ferry, and on the 28th appeared in front of that position. He could have had no serious intention of occupying it; for in undertaking a retrograde movement, which was becoming unavoidable; for on the 29th, while he was preparing to attack Harper's Ferry, he learned that the Federal armies were at last moving from every direction to cut off his retreat, and he set about
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
, were at Winchester, and the remainder at Harper's Ferry under Colonel Miles. On the 3d of Septembe and Miles, whom he had ordered to defend Harper's Ferry at any cost, happen what might. He attachby encircling the course of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. Between the river and the high rocks whirefore, is indispensable to the defence of Harper's Ferry, which in itself is nothing but a kind of ching to the west of South Mountain before Harper's Ferry should surrender, and before Lee should hacing them to crowd into the blind alley of Harper's Ferry. But it was not until eleven o'clock on tile Franklin was resuming his march toward Harper's Ferry, ignorant of the disaster we have just rel himself between him and the conquerors of Harper's Ferry. It was essential, above all, to draw neahad given A. P. Hill, who had arrived from Harper's Ferry with his fine and numerous division, timeOpequan. McClellan, on his side, occupied Harper's Ferry a few days after. The Maryland campaign w[58 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
sand men. But the apparent immobility of the Confederates, which had drawn these new victims into the trap, concealed a manoeuvre destined to render their safety impossible. Whilst the greater part of Hardee's forces were being massed in the rear of Chalmers' brigades, Polk had crossed Green River, sixteen kilometres higher up, had descended the right bank, and had come to complete on that side the investment of the small garrison. To seize this prey, Bragg, following Lee's example at Harper's Ferry, did not hesitate to concentrate his army at the risk of an entire change in his order of march. To detain the Federals up to the moment when they could not escape, he ordered Hardee to attack the works on the west. The Confederates were repulsed, but the sacrifice of a few lives was not without its compensation. Bragg, being now certain of success, sent a flag of truce to Wilders, inviting him to come and see for himself the numerical superiority of the forces that were about to atta
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
ld perceive the heights of Sharpsburg and the hills of Harper's Ferry, the scenes of their exploits, promised him resources r for. On the 22d of September the Federals entered Harper's Ferry without opposition, of which place they were already vboats that McClellan had just thrown over the river at Harper's Ferry. In order that this little town might serve as the bank of taking the cars, which would have brought him to Harper's Ferry in five hours, to ascertain for himself the extent of as thrown across the Potomac at Berlin. Higher up, at Harper's Ferry, there were two others, one over the Potomac, the othetomac; Slocum, who commanded it, was ordered to occupy Harper's Ferry and its environs with the largest portion of that corp, followed by the Fifth corps, crossing the Potomac at Harper's Ferry, and then the Shenandoah, emerged from the valley by sed the disaster of Manassas, the fatal capitulation of Harper's Ferry, the victories of South Mountain and Antietam, and whi