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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia, or the boys in gray, as I saw them from Harper's Ferry in 1861 to Appomattox Court-house in 1865. (search)
nes of the Army of Northern Virginia, from Harper's Ferry, in 1861, to Appomattox Court-house, in 18Front Royal, Strausburg, and Winchester to Harper's Ferry, nor of the bloodless victory in the captuies who composed the troops which captured Harper's Ferry. Among the rank and file were the very flallant gentlemen who at first commanded at Harper's Ferry were totally inexperienced in the art of wirginia forces and sent to take command at Harper's Ferry. This promotion was a surprise, and a grir that we, too, asked when he first got to Harper's Ferry, the last of April; Who is Colonel Jackson soldier. It was my privilege, while at Harper's Ferry, to see occasionally Captain Turner Ashby,sion, that so far from being a stronghold, Harper's Ferry was a complete man-trap, and should be evaer, and preparations for the evacuation of Harper's Ferry were begun at once. To one of Lee's vetrecall those days of holiday soldiering at Harper's Ferry, where we were all quartered in houses, wh[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Summer campaign of 1863-report of General W. E. Jones. (search)
14th of July. At the date first mentioned the Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh regiments of Virginia cavalry left Snickersville and joined Brigadier General Robertson at Berryville. The Twelfth Virginia cavalry having been sent to picket towards Harper's Ferry, was left on that duty. The 30th of June a part of this regiment under Lieutenants Harmon and Baylor surprised and captured a cavalry picket of the enemy on Bolivar Heights. They killed one and captured twenty-one, including two officers, wed. The Sixth United States regular cavalry numbers among the things that were. Colonel Marshall's report will give more fully the particulars. The report of Colonel Massie will give the particulars of the affair of the 14th instant near Harper's Ferry, in which we captured one Major, one Lieutenant and twenty-five men, losing Colonel Harman, one Lieutenant and three men. In this campaign my brigade participated in three battles and the affair of Boonsboro. It killed and wounded many of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
in the service held at the Thirty-third Virginia regiment was the iron chief who had led us to the great victory gained. On Wednesday morning, May 28th, we were in motion for the Potomac, and having driven the enemy back from Charlestown to Harper's Ferry, were proceeding to invest this position, when the situation suddenly changed into one which would have unnerved a less determined commander, and have demoralized troops of less implicit confidence in their chief. McClellan had been graduatal bullet stopped the brilliant career of this splendid soldier. A native of Fauquier county, and a gentleman of high descent and stainless character, Turner Ashby had entered the service at the first sound of the bugle, and when asked at Harper's Ferry What flag are you going to fight under, the Palmetto, or what? he produced a Virginia flag and said Here is the flag I intend to fight under. He had followed that flag with all of the devotion of knighthood, he had displayed upon numberless
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The advance on Washington in 1864. (search)
l Hunter, who had reached the Kanawha river, was directed to move his troops without delay, by river and railroad, to Harper's Ferry; but owing to the difficulty of navigation, by reason of low water and breaks in the railroad, great delay was experiemonstrations to amuse the enemy until the time for withdrawal arrived. I had ascertained that Hunter had arrived at Harper's Ferry with his forces, which I knew to be much larger than my own, and my position was therefore exceedingly critical, as tcavalry, present for duty8,502   Total53,968 General Crook's command was that which Hunter had concentrated at Harper's Ferry when I was in front of Washington; General Wright's was the Sixth Corps, two-thirds of which (two divisions) would amf my arrival in front of it at least 14,000 men from Grant's army, while a force of over 20,000 men was in my rear at Harper's Ferry. I may say here that I endeavored to get the returns of Sheridan's forces for September and October, when occurred t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
or 75,000 men, came out, Virginia seceded, Harper's Ferry was taken, and, be it known, in the capturouthern army, and immediately proceeded to Harper's Ferry, where he obtained Colonel Jackson's permire. The same day Captain Price arrived at Harper's Ferry, also from Baltimore; and in the course ofHolbroke and Captain Wellmore also reached Harper's Ferry. Captain McCoy first came to the Point of Rocks but soon went to Harper's Ferry. On, or about the 18th May, the companies organized themselands, she purchased tents, and returned to Harper's Ferry, where she had the proud satisfaction of eed on its first march on the evacuation of Harper's Ferry. The weather was intensely hot, and the rhange of clothes — a months campaign about Harper's Ferry and the march had destroyed their shoes an selected by General Johnston to return to Harper's Ferry and finish the destruction of some buildinied out his orders of the 19th instant, at Harper's Ferry. He is glad to learn that, owing to their[2 more...]