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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 99.-the fire and blood of Revolution. (search)
Doc. 99.-the fire and blood of Revolution. The following was published under the above title in the Charlottesville (Virginia) Review, in April, 1861, before Virginia had passed her ordinance of secession: That is the cue. They propose to give you a taste of Mr. Yancey's medicines. It will be a nice little operation. Sowing wheat is nothing to marking time and walking sentry at two o'clock in the night, under a drizzling rain. Shucking corn is flat, compared to a charge of bayonets. You will also make your arrangements to have your barnyards lit up at night with the fires of the revolution. Set your boots at the head of the bed, for at any moment the same fires may be sputtering and crackling on the roof of your dwelling-house. Glistening bayonets on the south bank of the Potomac in front, burning straw-ricks and burning houses behind you, something worse than that, perhaps, in the shape of death produced by invisible and unconfrontable agencies, the State deprived
133.-General Custer's expedition toward Charlottesville, Va. Culpeper Court-house, Va., Wednesd a point distant three or four miles from Charlottesville, which place he had received orders to ree trains of cars were distinctly heard at Charlottesville, undoubtedly bringing up reinforcements. The utter impracticability of reaching Charlottesville with his insignificant force being apparenumber of troops were concentrated around Charlottesville to resist our advance. Among our captu and two pieces of artillery, started for Charlottesville by way of Barboursville. CharlottesvilleCharlottesville is thirty-three miles south-west of Madison. On the way a detached encampment of infantry and arup. At a point about four miles north of Charlottesville a superior rebel force, consisting of one destruction of military stores, of which Charlottesville is an extensive depot and the cutting of ce near James City, and took the road for Charlottesville. The men had been picked from Merritt'[1 more...]
es of artillery; that they crossed at Ely's Ford, on the Rappahannock, and passed through Spottsylvavia Court-House about eleven o'clock on Sunday night. A despatch was also received yesterday afternoon from Colonel Mallory, commanding at Charlottesville, that a cavalry force of the enemy were threatening that point, and that our troops were fighting them about three miles from the town. Late last night, report stated that they had been repulsed, and had retired. The train which left thiispatch, March 1st and 2d. Another account. Richmond, March 2, 1864. Our last notice of the movements of the enemy closed with their appearance at Frederickshall, on the Central Railroad, and the approach of another column toward Charlottesville. The latter, we learn, were met by our cavalry under Colonel Caskie, and repulsed. At Frederickshall they tore up the track for a considerable distance, and, it is trustworthily reported, captured and brought off several of our officers an