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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)
important defile in the Blue Ridge called Thornton's Gap, by way of Luray. The principal road follows the larger valley of North Fork from Harrisonburg to Strasburg, through Woodstock, and thence down to Winchester direct. Below Strasburg and Front Royal the undulations in the ground disappear almost entirely, and the Shenandoah, hugging the base of the Blue Ridge, leaves to its left the magnificent plain watered by the small stream of the Opequan, in which lie the towns of Winchester, 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-field of Bull Run. By following this unfinished track from east to west, starting from Manassas Junction, we find that it crosses the Blue Ridge at Manassas Gap, above Front Royal, descends into the valley, crosses the Shenandoah road, and, ascending the North
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
of Lee's march toward the Potomac, White evacuated Winchester and retired to Martinsburg. Miles and himself had been cut off from Washington by Jackson's troops, whtheir approach. The Confederate army once on the other side of the Potomac, Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry lost all their importance, and protected nothing, the raien to wheel round to the left, recross the Potomac at Sharpsburg and capture Martinsburg with its garrison, so as to cut off the retreat of the Federals on that sidright bank of the Potomac in order to cut off the retreat of the garrison of Martinsburg, which would otherwise have escaped to the west. He had thus organized a kiembled all the detachments scattered through the valley of the Shenandoah at Martinsburg, brought them to Harper's Ferry, placing himself under the orders of Colonelown, losing some cannon in that affair. The Confederate army retired toward Martinsburg and the western section of the valley of Virginia. Jackson was to form the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
nd could supply his men and horses with abundance of food. His army, encamped on the borders of the Opequan, among the splendid farms lying between Winchester, Martinsburg and Charlestown, found the repose it had so well deserved. It received numerous reinforcements of recruits raised by the iron hand of the Confederate governmenment of thirty thousand men. If McClellan, who had expressed a preference for a campaign in the valley of Virginia, persisted in attacking Lee in front, between Martinsburg and Winchester, he was at liberty to do so, but then the reinforcements drawn from the garrison of Washington would be reduced to fifteen thousand men. What e. Jackson, meanwhile, remained in the valley of Virginia with his corps and Stuart's cavalry. Breaking up his camps, which for the last six weeks had been at Martinsburg and Bunker's Hill, he proceeded to take position at Millwood, on the Shenandoah, at the foot of Ashby's Gap, in order the better to watch the movements of the F