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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
l, or 16,000 effective men. See his testimony before the Committee on Conduct of the War, 1863, part II, page 414. the greater part of whom were in winter quarters near that city, while the remainder guarded the Potomac from Harper's Ferry to Williamsport. General Rosecrans, still holding command of the Department of West Virginia, had 22,000 men scattered over that region, Rosecrans' testimony before Committee on Conduct of the War, 1863, part I, page 202. but was concentrating them on the 14,000 or 15,000 men towards Strasburg. General Saxton had 7,000 Federal troops Saxton's report — Rebellion Record, volume V. at Harper's Ferry, and Banks was taking breath with the remnant of his command (some 3,000 or 4,000 men) at Williamsport, Maryland. Thus over 40,000 men were gathering to crush Jackson, whose strength was now not over 15,000. On the morning of May 30th he began his retreat, by ordering all his troops except Winder's brigade, Bradley Johnson's Maryland regiment and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
mentary. The night on the mountain was very uncomfortable, being cold and wet. But the next morning one of my brigades crossed over to the eastern side of the mountain as far as a small village some miles from the gap, where an advance of the enemy, both cavalry and infantry, had encamped. As our men appeared the enemy disappeared, and the brigade rejoined the division. The cavalry again advanced, and the division, recrossing the Shenandoah, continued its march and waded the Potomac at Williamsport, on the Maryland shore. The wading across the Potomac was very deep and the men were very wet, and, as there was a quantity of whiskey in the city, a gill apiece was given to each man that wanted it, and in justice to my division I will assert that I never heard of any one refusing it. The consequence was that the men were all in good humor, and as my division halted a considerable time, the men roamed over the village. While sitting on my horse near a large brick building called the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--full report of General J. E. B. Stuart. (search)
t the enemy's designs were directed against Williamsport, where, I was informed by General Jones, ou most vigorous attack to save our trains at Williamsport. Our force was very perceptibly much smaller failed me, I hoped to raise the seige of Williamsport, if, as I believed, that was the real objecds Sharpsburg, but afterwards turned to the Williamsport road. Just as the town was cleared, I heart gallantly. The enemy was now very near Williamsport, and this determined and vigorous attack inin just as we reached the ridge overlooking Williamsport. An important auxiliary to this attack wer-General Lee, who reached the vicinity of Williamsport by the Greencastle road very opportunely, ah was ordered to its former position on the Williamsport road. The enemy, observing this from his mtructed at Falling Waters, some miles below Williamsport, where Longstreet's and Hill's corps were t bridge; otherwise, to cross at the ford at Williamsport. The operation was successfully performed [8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864. (search)
light for Charlestown. Meet General Early. Latter's troops encamped in front of Charlestown, ours back on the road we came, about two miles and a half from town. August 23 Without change. August 24 In the afternoon the enemy makes a slight demonstration with his cavalry on Early. August 25 Kershaw moves at daylight with Cuttshaw to relieve Rodes and Ramseur. Early's force moves to threaten Martinsburg, and Fitz. Lee (who has resumed command of all the cavalry) towards Williamsport. August 26 Enemy in position and quiet until afternoon about 5 o'clock, when he advances four or five regiments of infantry and one of cavalry to feel our lines. The picket line of the Fifteenth South Carolina regiment, Kershaw's brigade, breaks, and about a hundred men of it are captured. The enemy soon retires. During the night we hear from Early, who is at Leetown, and it is determined to move for Brucetown at early dawn. August 27 Move at day via Smithfield — McCausland