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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
een them, entirely unable to harass his flank or impede his march. Having thus disposed of one of the pursuing armies, he fell back before Fremont by moderate stages, entrusting the protection of the rear to the indefatigable Ashby. As Fremont approached Harrisonburg on the 6th of June, Jackson left it. Instead of taking the road via Conrad's store to Swift Run Gap, as he had done when retreating before Banks in April, he now took the road to Port Republic, where the branches of the main Shenandoah unite. He next sent a party to burn the bridge at Conrad's store, which afforded the last chance of a union of his adversaries north of Port Republic. The bridge at the latter place, togther with a ford on the South river — the smaller of the tributaries which there form the Shenandoah — gave him the means of crossing from one side to the other — of which by the destruction of the other bridges he had deprived his enemies. And now came the crowning act of his campaign. When his enemi<
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)
September 6 Without change. September 7 A division of Yankee cavalry moves up as far as White Post and returns towards Berryville. Enemy's infantry reported crossing the Opequon and advancing; Our troops turned out to meet them. Enemy retire across the Opequon. Object of the movement supposed to be a reconnoissance. September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Without change. September 15 Move at sunrise with Kershaw and Cuttshaw up the Valley pike and camp on North fork of Shenandoah, opposite Buckton. September 16 Move at sunrise, cross North fork at Buckton ford, cross South fork at McCoy's ford, and camp at Bentonville. September 17 Move at sunrise on the Mud turnpike, from which we turned off four miles north of Luray and camped four miles from Luray on the Sperryville and Luray pike. September 18 Move at sunrise, cross Thornton's gap, pass through Sperryville, Woodville and camp two miles east of the latter. September 19 Move at sunrise an