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I have said, on strong fortifications. With the exception of encounters with small patrols, we saw little of the enemy until five o'clock in the afternoon, when Jackson's vanguard attacked them, and was soon engaged in a sharp skirmish. At the same time the distant thunder of cannon was sounding over from Mechanicsville, where L war and of the recent battle, and expressed his great admiration for Lee, Jackson, and Stuart. About 10 A. M. I was able to turn the prisoners over to one of Jackson's officers; and then, mounting a horse which was kindly offered me by one of our couriers, I set out for a ride over the field of the fight. It was, indeed, a saen, whose frank face was lighted up by clustering fair hair, and whose small hands were crossed over his heart, where the enemy's bullet had struck him. Among Jackson's men on the previous day I had looked with astonishment at a soldier from Mississippi--a perfect giant, whose appearance had attracted the more attention from a
ved at Bowling Green, where we encamped, and the next day returned to Hanover Court-house. The General, Captain Blackford, and myself, galloping ahead of the troops, reached headquarters late in the afternoon, but in time to pay a visit in the evening to the family at Dundee. Here we found Mrs Stuart and her children, and Mrs Blackford, who had arrived during our absence, and who remained as guests at the hospitable mansion for several weeks. During the past week our army, principally Jackson's corps, had been moving along the Central Railway towards Gordonsville and Orange Court-house, as the new Federal commander, General Pope, had been concentrating a large army in the neighbourhood of Culpepper to try a new route in the Federal On to Richmond. The next day, after our arrival at headquarters, Stuart received a dispatch summoning him to meet Jackson at Gordonsville, to which place he went off alone by rail, leaving us to the enjoyment of an interval of repose. It was a de
regimental drums, which I presented to one of Jackson's regiments, to the delight of every man in if the river, and were answered with spirit by Jackson's guns, but little damage was done on either the Rappahannock opposite the Federal army. Jackson's troops had been quietly withdrawn from the ne of our march lay directly in the tracks of Jackson's troops, who, by the extraordinary rapidity e about eight miles north of Manassas, where Jackson's corps was drawn up in line of battle, expecthe fast-coming night, to endeavour to rejoin Jackson's men. Silently we rode along the narrow lanes took up their position in line of battle on Jackson's right wing as fast as they arrived, and befs now asked by General Stuart to ride over to Jackson's headquarters, on the left of our lines, to iously along the road to Fairfax Court-house, Jackson's corps following at a short distance behind.midnight, wet and chilled to the very bones. Jackson's fight had been a sanguinary one, but the Ya[11 more...]
w was a place of considerable importance. Jackson's corps had taken the town completely by surpalways uncertain in his movements, was not at Jackson's headquarters, and was supposed to have goneed me with their questions. One who had seen Jackson's columns on the march, affirmed they numberece, towards Sharpsburg, had there united with Jackson's troops, which had come down during the nighevents they describe, in stating that none of Jackson's forces had effected a junction with Lee befaccomplished by forced marches. A portion of Jackson's corps had, indeed, been left by the main bo and was raging in full fury on the left with Jackson's corps at seven o'clock in the morning. Frcentrated the whole weight of his attack upon Jackson's centre, which for a time gave way, and was destructive fire into the enemy's ranks. In Jackson's front, the conflict was only moderately renne of the corpses had yet been buried, and in Jackson's front the Federal dead lay around in great [4 more...]
er of the night near the large plantation of Mr C., whose abundant supplies of corn and hay gave sufficient food for the fatigued and hungry horses of our whole command. On the beautiful clear morning of Sunday, the 21st of September, we continued our march to Martinsburg, a small town on the Baltimore and Ohio Railway and the Winchester turnpike, which we reached about noon, and around which our troops bivouacked. Here we received the earliest intelligence of a decided victory, won by Jackson's corps the previous day, over a portion of the enemy's forces. General McClellan, finding the fords of the Potomac but slightly guarded, determined upon a forward movement into Virginia, and had already crossed the river with a considerable body of his troops at Boteler's Mill. General Lee, foreseeing this, had put Jackson in charge of his rear, and old Stonewall, having allowed as many Yankees to come over as he thought convenient, suddenly broke upon them, in his rapid and vigorous way,
. B. suddenly usurped it, saying, Be off, my dear fellow; I will do your duty here. And he did, what time I was galloping through the woods in the darkness of the night. One o'clock had passed when, after a ride of fourteen miles, I reached Jackson's headquarters, where everybody was fast asleep. The lightest touch of my hand awoke old Stonewall, and, recognising my voice, he cried out, Ah! there you are, my dear Major; you must bring us important news from the Yankees. I replied that Iin his new attire; and the first wearing of a fresh robe by Louis XIV., at whose morning toilet all the world was accustomed to assemble, never created half the sensation at Versailles, that was made in the woods of Virginia by the investment of Jackson in this new regulation uniform. Reaching our camp again in the evening, I was informed by General Stuart that he was to start the next day with a portion of his cavalry on an extended military expedition, and that, much as he regretted being
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towards Harper's Ferry, made a show of invading Virginia from this point, but the great bulk of the army crossed the Potomac about fifteen miles lower down, near the little town of Berlin. General Lee, having been opportunely informed by his vigilant cavalry of the enemy's operations, had commenced, in the mean time, a movement on the opposite side of the Blue Ridge, in a nearly parallel direction towards Front Royal, being about a day's march ahead. Longstreet's corps was in the advance, Jackson's troops following slowly, covering the rear, and still holding the passes of the Blue Ridge, Snicker's, Ashby's and Chester Gaps. The cavalry under Stuart had orders to cross the Ridge at Snicker's Gap, to watch closely the movements of the enemy, retard him as much as possible, and protect the left flank of our army. So we rode quietly along in the tracks of our horsemen, who, before the Staff had left The Bower, had proceeded in the direction of Berryville. Our mercurial soldiers w
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Chapter 12: Night-ride to Jackson's camp. return across the Mountains. we are cut off by the enemy. fight at Barber's cross-roads. retreat towards Orleans and across the Rappahannock. fights near Waterloo Bridge and Jefferson. Crossing of the Hazel river. bivouac in the snow. scout with General Stuart. headquarters near Culpepper Court-house. reconnaissance in force, and fight near Emmetsville. 4th November. The deep sleep which succeeded to the fatigues of the prevripped from the flanks of our horses, congealed into icicles, and the legs of the animals were rough with ice. But a sharp ride, as it promoted the circulation of the blood, kept us tolerably warm, and at two o'clock in the morning we arrived at Jackson's encampment. Stuart, being unwilling in his great tenderness for Old Stonewall to disturb his slumbers, proposed that we should seek rest for the remaining hours of the night; but in our frozen condition, it being first necessary that we shoul
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 14: (search)
still maintained their good-humour, and were ever ready for any sort of sport or fun that offered itself to them. On the morning of the 5th, General Stuart and myself, with several other members of the Staff, again set out for Port Royal, where some of the Federal gunboats were renewing their demonstrations. The day was bitterly cold, and the road exceedingly slippery from the frost, so that the ride was anything but pleasant. All along our route we found our troops, chiefly those of Jackson's corps-Old Stonewall having established his headquarters midway between Fredericksburg and Port Royal, at the plantation of James Parke Corbin, Esq., known as Moss neck --busily employed in throwing up fortifications, rendering our position as impregnable as it afterwards proved itself to be. They had greatly improved the highway also, erected lines of telegraphic communication to the headquarters of the different corps of the army, and cut military roads through the woods to various poin
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obliquely, had glanced, passing between cuticle and skull all around the head, emerging at last from the very place it had first entered! The fury and tumult of the battle lasted all the forenoon and until two o'clock in the afternoon along Jackson's lines. A comparative quietude then succeeded, the infantry firing died away, and only a regular intermittent cannonade was kept up in our immediate front; but from the left opposite Fredericksburg there came to us the heavy boom of artillery , we conducted our retrograde movement in safety, and reached our old position on the Port Royal road with but slight loss. The division of D. H. Hill had now arrived at Hamilton's Crossing, and had been placed at once in the open field upon Jackson's right, where might be seen the glare of their hundreds of camp-fires, and where they were busily engaged in throwing up intrenchments. On our left wing the assault of the enemy had been renewed at dark, and had been attended with the same fa
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