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Petersburg lay immediately over the ridge in the front, right over past Civil War photographers in the field. Here we get an excellent idea of how the business of army photography, invented by Brady and first exemplified by him at Bull Run, had become organized toward the close of the war. In the lower picture we see the outfit with which Samuel A. Cooley followed the fortunes of the campaigners, and recorded for all time the stirring events around Savannah at the completion of the March to the Sea. Cooley was attached to the Tenth Corps, United States Army, and secured photographs at Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Beaufort, and Charleston during the bombardment. Here he is in the act of making an exposure. The huge camera and plate-holder seem to eyes of the present day far too cumbersome to make possible the wonderful definition and beautiful effects of light and shade which characterize the war-time negatives that have come down to us through the vicissitudes of half a c
, was a Southern cavalry regiment, belonging to the famous brigade of J. E. B. Stuart. A quick passage of arms resulted. The advancing force pressed close but the resistance was stubborn. Stuart's men were covering the retreat of the main column toward the entrenchments of Williamsburg, which were reached by four o'clock. Night came upon the marching troops, who all the day had been trudging the flooded roads of the Peninsula. The rain had fallen in torrents during the greater part of March. The cavalry prepared to bivouac in the rain-soaked fields in front of the Confederate works. All during the evening and even into the night the forces of Sumner and Hooker, floundering in the mud, were arriving on the scene of the next day's battle. It was a drenched and bedraggled army that slept on its arms that night. Early in the morning the troops were again in motion. The approach to Williamsburg is along a narrow ridge, from either side of which flow the tributaries of the Yor
ng the northeasterly roads the gray legions could march in perfect safety upon the rear of Washington so long as the eastern gaps could be held. No wonder that the Federal authorities, however much concerned with other problems of the war, never removed a vigilant eye from the Valley. Jackson had taken possession of Winchester, near the foot of the Valley, in November, 1861. He then had about ten thousand men. The Confederate army dwindled greatly during the winter. At the beginning of March there were but forty-five hundred men. With Banks and his forty thousand now on Virginia soil at the foot of the Valley, and Fremont's Stonewall Jackson at Winchester 1862 It is the great good fortune of American hero-lovers that they can gaze here upon the features of Thomas Jonathan Jackson precisely as that brilliant Lieutenant-General of the Confederate States Army appeared during his masterly Valley Campaign of 1862. Few photographers dared to approach this man, whose silence and
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
ay, 1861. May 6, 1861: Arkansas seceded. May 10, 1861: Camp Jackson, Mo. Occupied by Mo. militia, seized by Union 1st, 3d, and 4th Mo. Reserve Corps, 3d Mo. Vols. 639 militiamen taken prisoners. May 11, 1861: St. Louis, Mo. Collision of Union 5th Mo., U. S. Reserves, with citizens of St. Louis. Losses: UnionCav. Losses: Union 8 killed, 8 captured. Confed. 2 killed, 3 wounded. December 28, 1861: Mt. Zion and Hallsville, Mo. Union, Birge's Sharpshooters, 3d Mo. Cav. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 5 killed, 63 wounded. Confed. 25 killed, 150 wounded. January, 1862. January 4, 1862: bath, Va. U., Ram Arkansas. Losses: Union 13 killed, 36 wounded. Confed. 5 killed, 9 wounded. July 15, 1862: Fayetteville, Ark. Union, detachments of 2d Wis., 3d Mo., 10th Ill., and Davidson's Battery. Confed., Gen. Rains' command. Losses: Confed. 150 captured. July 17, 1862: Cynthiana, Ky. Union, 18th Ky., 7th