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, but received no further orders. Respectfully submitted. Frank Allen, Captain First Rhode Island Cavalry. A National account. The fight at Aldie, on Wednesday, which was noticed briefly yesterday, was far more desperate than was at first supposed here. The cavalry engaged on our side were the Second New-York, Sixth Ohio, First Massachusetts, and Fourth New-York, under command of Colonel Kilpatrick, and the First Maine, of Colonel J. J. Gregg's brigade; and a portion of General Fitz-Hugh Lee's brigade, under command of Colonel Rousseau, on the part of the confederates. Colonel Kilpatrick's command was leading the advance of our cavalry corps, moving from Fairfax Court-House to Aldie. The rebel force (cavalry and mounted infantry) had come from the direction of Snicker's Gap, arriving at Aldie some two hours before our force reached that point; and the rebels getting warning of the approach of Kilpatrick, posted themselves in commanding positions, and with their mount
accomplish great and daring deeds, and established mutual confidence between men and officers. All have faith in the present management of the cavalry. Another fight may occur at any time in this vicinity, but, should such be the case, the rebels will be the attacking party, for we are disposed to rest. The disposition of Hooker's infantry is a little different from what it was three days ago, while the rebels are doubtless sending a considerable force through Thoroughfare Gap. Should Lee attempt to reach the Potomac by way of Leesburgh, he will be seriously opposed, for, at an hour's notice, Hooker can throw a formidable force of veterans on his front. The weather continues most favorable for all our operations, the atmosphere of these mountains being a comfortable medium between heat and cold. Fairfax Station is our base of supplies, and the many fine farms in this vicinity afford luxurious grazing for our horses. Loudon County has been reported all right for the Un
Doc. 78.-the invasion of Maryland. Orders of General Lee. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, June 21, 1863. while in the enemy's country the following regulations for procuring supplies will be strictly observed, and any violation of them promptly and rigorously punished: 1. No private property shall be injured or destroyed by any person belonging to or connected with the army, or taken, except by the officers hereinafter designated. 2. The chiefs of the commissary, quartermaster, ordnance, and medical departments of the army will make requisitions upon the local authorities or inhabitants for the necessary supplies for their respective departments, designating the places and times of delivery. All persons complying with such requisitions shall be paid the market price for the articles furnished, if they so desire; and the officer making such payments shall take duplicate receipts for the same, specifying the name of the person paid, and the quantity, kind, a
that of the capture of the colors of the Twelfth regiment, Georgia volunteers, during the battle of Sunday, May third, 1863, by Captain William N. Green, commanding the color company of the One Hundred and Second regiment N. Y. S. V., is worthy of commemoration, as evidence of the fighting qualities of the Nationals, and as an act of personal strength and bravery: After several days' severe fighting between the United States forces under General Hooker, and the confederate forces under General Lee, the morning of Sunday, May third, 1863, found the One Hundred and Second regiment, N. Y. S. V., forming a portion of the Twelfth army corps, lying in the trenches on the extreme left of the Federal forces. The battle commenced at five A. M., and the One Hundred and Second were for several hours subjected to a heavy fire from a battery of the rebels, situated on their right flank; at ten A. M., the enemy's infantry attacked the brigade of which the One Hundred and Second N. Y. S. V. wa
Anecdote of Stonewall Jackson. The night after the battle of Fredericksburgh a council of war was held by General Lee, to which all of his generals of division were invited. General Jackson slept throughout the proceedings, and upon being waked and asked for his opinion, curtly said: Drive 'em in the river; drive 'em in the river! --Mobile Advertiser.
Arm and out. by Park Benjamin. Arm and out, ye Pennsylvanians; Leave your homesteads, arm and out t Hear ye not the rebel foemen Coming with a mighty shout? In delay lose not a minute; This is not the time for doubt-- Beat your drums and load your muskets; Pennsylvanians, arm and out! Lee is bringing on his cohorts, Ninety thousand strong, about; Meet them, kill them, drive them backward Pennsylvanians, arm and out! Young men, bid adieu to sweethearts, Though they whimper, scold, and pout; Duty calls you now, not dalliance; Pennsylvanians, arm and out! Husbands, quit your wives and children, Social cares and thoughts devout, Pleasure, work, trade, occupation; Pennsylvanians, arm and out! Take your hands from mines and forges, Where free labor made them stout; March, resistless, to the battle; Pennsylvanians, arm and out! Arm and out! your country orders-- Put the rebel ranks to rout; Fight for love, and home, and Union-- Pennsylvanians, arm and out! New-York, June 16, 1868.
General Lee's Wooing. My Marylalnd! My Maryland! My Maryland! My Maryland! Among thy hills of blue I wander far, I wander wide, A lover born and true; I sound my horn upon the hills, I sound it in the vale, But echo only answers it-- An echo like a wail. My Maryland! My Maryland! I bring thee presents fine-- A dazzling sword with jewelled hilt, A flask of Bourbon wine; I bring thee sheets of ghostly white To dress thy bridal bed, With curtains of the purple eve And garlands gory red. My Maryland! My Maryland! Sweet land upon the shore, Bring out thy stalwart yeomanry! Make clean the threshing-floor; My ready wains lie stretching far Across the fertile plain, And I among the reapers stand To gather in the grain. My Maryland! My Maryland! I fondly wait to see Thy banner flaunting in the breeze Beneath the trysting tree; While all my gallant company Of gentlemen, with spurs, Come tramping, tramping o'er the hills, And tramping through the furze. My Maryland! My Maryla
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), A gallant deed and A chivalrous return. (search)
them out of the way of our advancing force, and in crossing a rapid and deep stream Lieutenant Henry, commanding the rebel force, was swept off his horse. As none of his men seemed to think or care any thing about saving him, his prisoner, Lieutenant Paine, leaped off his horse, seized the drowning man by the collar, swam ashore with him and saved his life, thus literally capturing his captor. He was sent to Richmond with the rest of the prisoners, and the facts being made known to General Fitz-Hugh Lee, he wrote a statement of them to General Winder, the Provost-Marshal of Richmond, who ordered the instant release of Lieutenant Paine, without even parole, promise, or condition, and, we presume, with the compliments of the Confederacy. He arrived in Washington on Saturday last. This act of generosity as well as justice must command our highest admiration. There is some hope for men who can behave in such a manner. But the strangest part of the story is yet to come. Lieutenant
t, Where death's relentless missiles sped; To Zollicoffer's band defeat, And shoot the vile arch-traitor dead? Call me a “Yankee!” --it was they Who brought Antietam's battle on, And forced the traitors, in a day, To cross again the rubicon! At Gettysburgh, 'twas “Yankees” too, That memorable triumph gained; And there the victor's trumpet blew, While o'er them shell in torrents rained! 'Twas “Yankees” there, who forced to flee, With over “thirty thousand” loss, Their best and ablest General, Lee, And back to Jeff's dominions cross! 'Twas “Yankees,” too, boldly attacked The Mississippi's strongholds well, Where two score thousand arms were stacked, When Vicksburgh and Port Hudson fell! 'Twas “Yankees” there — all “Yankees” brave! The rebels' great domain did sever, And planted, on its wreck to wave, Their flag, forever and forever! Call me a “Yankee!” --who but they Tore down the vile oppressor's rag! And hoisted there — auspicious day! O'er New-Orleans
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Border war, as seen and experienced by the inhabitants of Chambersburgh, Pa. (search)
r ye this day Have gained for your children a glorious to-morrow.” VI. But again the rumor is borne on the breeze, (We often before had rumors like these,) That Lee is moving, intent on invasion. But we heeded it not until it was clear That Jenkins had come unpleasantly near, And Lee himself would surely be here Before his headLee himself would surely be here Before his head had many more days on. Then away the “prominent citizens” hurried, Excited, frightened, flustered, flurried, In wagons, carriages, sulkies, carts, On horseback, “on foot,” by all manner of arts And devices; And all kinds of people — Smith, Jones, Roberts, Robinson, Brown, and Bones, And the Rices. While away in advance of the headr a load that would break down a mason; Five muskets--two sabres — astonished I looked For howitzer, cannon, and caisson. VII. But Jenkins now returns again, And Lee and his army following them, Grief, terror, and desolation Throughout our lovely valley fling, And nearer, nearer, nearer bring Destruction to the nation. Th
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