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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 44 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 44 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 42 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 36 0 Browse Search
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert 35 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 30 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 26 0 Browse Search
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in comfortable stables, or ranged freely over excellent pastures; the men lived with the families, slept in beds, and had nothing to do with rations of hard bread and bacon. Milk, butter, and all the household luxuries of peace were at their command; and not until their chief summoned them did they buckle on their arms and get to horse. While they were thus living on the fat of the land, Mosby was perhaps scouting off on his private account, somewhere down toward Manassas, Alexandria, or Leesburg. If his excursions revealed an opening for successful operations, he sent off a well mounted courier, who travelled rapidly to the first nest of rangers; thence a fresh courier carried the summons elsewhere; and in a few hours twenty, thirty, or fifty men, excellently mounted, made their appearance at the prescribed rendezvous. The man who disregarded or evaded the second summons to a raid was summarily dealt with; he received a note for delivery to General Stuart, and on reaching the ca
t stop long. Soon the column was again moving steadily towards the Potomac, intelligence having arrived that General Hooker's main body had passed that river at Leesburg. What would Stuart do-what route would he now follow? There were few persons, if any, in the entire command, who could reply to that question. Cross at LeesbuLeesburg? To merely follow up Hooker while Hooker followed up Lee, was very unlike Stuart. Strike across for the Blue Ridge, and cross at Shepherdstown? That would lose an immense amount of invaluable time and horse-flesh. Cross below Leesburg? That seemed impossible with the artillery, and difficult even for cavalry. The river wLeesburg? That seemed impossible with the artillery, and difficult even for cavalry. The river was broad, deep, with a rocky and uneven bed; and so confident were the enemy of the impossibility of our crossing there, that not a picket watched the stream. Stuart's design was soon developed. We reached at nightfall an elevation not far from the Great Falls — the spot laid down on the maps at Matildaville, or near it-Stuar
A. D. C. to General Stuart of the cavalry, and was travelling from Leesburg to his headquarters, which were on the Warrenton road, between Faionary. I am going to General Stuart's headquarters. Came from Leesburg and have no countersign. This is a picket? Yes. Where is thr to attack Johnston and Beauregard's left, or to cut off Evans at Leesburg, and destroy him before succour could reach him. I was personally eral Evans suspected such an attack, from conversation with him in Leesburg, and was not surprised to find, as I soon did, that the road over and in search of his headquarters. I have no countersign. I left Leesburg this morning, and to-night lost my way. What road is that yonder? the document, then at me, and made me a bow. All right. From Leesburg, Captain? Yes, sir. Any news? None at all. All quiet. ; that I was Aide to General Stuart; that I had come that day from Leesburg; that I had lost my way; that I was not a suspicious character; th
he looked upon that day, I think he will remember the band of the First Virginia, playing the Mocking bird and the Happy land of Dixie. Fairfax, Centreville, Leesburg! Seldom does the present writer recall the first two names without remembering the third; and here it was-at Leesburg — that a band of the enemy's made a profouLeesburg — that a band of the enemy's made a profound impression upon his nerves. The band in question performed across the Potomac, and belonged to the forces under General Banks, who had not yet encountered the terrible Stonewall Jackson, or even met with that disastrous repulse at Ball's Bluff. He was camped opposite Leesburg, and from the hill which we occupied could be hearLeesburg, and from the hill which we occupied could be heard the orders of the Federal officers at drill, together with the roar of their brass band playing Yankee Doodle or Hail Columbia. To the patriotic heart those airs may be inspiring, but it cannot be said with truth that they possess a high degree of sweetness or melody. So it happened that after listening for some weeks from the
Noble third still beating, will beat faster. Leesburg! Paradise of the youthfull warrior! dear sti pitched their tents, than they hastened into Leesburg to spy out the land. The reconnoissance was mbat, and they chafed at it: but the enemy in Leesburg remained to be conquered, and after the battlf field, and forest, and meadow, and hill-and Leesburg rose with its white houses and spires, in thees — the hours and days sped away, there near Leesburg, in the fall and winter of the good year 1861out incident; and when debarred from visiting Leesburg, the Revolutionnaires visited each other. oused themselves to contend with the enemy-at Leesburg. The town was their favourite arena for combe like lead than ever. On the main street of Leesburg, near Pickett's tavern, the Third especially f, sitting apart with a borrowed volume (from Leesburg) in his hand, was accustomed to watch with a The great tableau, however, was Personne in Leesburg, mounted. He was a study at such moments, an[4 more...]