rdly keep their feet, and twice fording the North fork of the Shenandoah — the second time in the very face of our pickets.
For miles, his right column skirted the left of Crook's position, where an alarm would have exposed him to utter destruction.
So imperative was the requirement of silence that his men had been made to leave their canteens in camp, lest they should clatter against their muskets.
The divisions of Cordon, Ramseur, and Pegram thus stole by our left; those of Kershaw and Wharton simultaneously flanking our right.
At 2 A. M., the pickets of the 5th N. Y. heavy artillery (Kitching's division) heard a rustling of under-brush and a sound as of stealthy, multitudinous trampling ; and two posts were relieved and sent into camp with the report.
Gen. Crook thereupon ordered that a good look-out be kept, but sent out no reconnoitering party ; even the gaps in his front line caused by detailing regiments for picket duty were not filled; and, when the crash came, the musk
burg Landing, 65.
Webster, Col. D. Fletcher, of Mass., killed at Gainesville, 189.
Weed, Gen. S. H., killed at Gettysburg, 388.
Weehawken, iron-clad, Capt. John Rogers, captures the Atlanta, 472-3.
Weitzel, Gen. Godfrey, with Gen. Butler's expedition, 83, 91, 97; sent to Lafourche, 104-5; declines to assault Wilmington, 711; enters Richmond, 737.
Wessells, Gen., wounded at Fair Oaks, 148.
West Point, Va., fight at, 126-7.
West Virginia, operations in, 108; 140; 598.
Wharton, Gen., raids in Middle Tenn., 433.
Wheeler, Gen., wounded at Lavergne, 271; his attack a failure, 272; 280; 283; raids in East Tennessee, 433; at Chickamauga, 415.
Whitaker, Gen., at Chickamauga, 422.
White Oak Swamp, battle of, 160-1; bridge retaken, 170.
White, Gen. Julius, at Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry, 199.
White, Capt., at Vicksburg, 312.
Whiting, Gen., at Malvern Hill, 165.
Wickliffe, Hon. C. A., enlightened by Gen. Hunter, 515.
Wilcox, Gen. C. M. (Rebel),