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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
d joyously moved south and east for Manassas. This bit of deception, unchivalric for chivalry, sent my regiment to Harper's Ferry,--the first Union regiment, after the rebellion broke out, to enter there. The day after its arrival at Charlestown,--to wit, on the morning of the eighteenth of July, 1861,--I was ordered to occupy Harper's Ferry with the Second Massachusetts Regiment, and assume command of the town. I approached with all the pomp and circumstance the regiment could muster. Thehn Brown hid the rifles presented by Massachusetts donors. At Charlestown, where this old man was executed, and at Harper's Ferry, the site of his quixotic efforts, I was profoundly impressed that this Massachusetts regiment had followed so quicklr band played its most patriotic airs, while the streets rang with shouts of the multitude. So did the Virginians of Harper's Ferry receive the first Northern regiment that entered there during the war. At the most prominent point of the route, a
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Cree and a magnetic power. While I occupied Harper's Ferry with the Second as a garrison, a daily papcommanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Andrews at Harper's Ferry. We were in an exposed location. Deprive. In furnishing guards from Sandy Hook to Harper's Ferry; in closely watching the mounted scouts ofarted the three pieces that had threatened Harper's Ferry from the other side of the Heights. Acc, numbering six thousand, is marching upon Harper's Ferry. I am here with my regiment, but no artilcavalry and some infantry into the town of Harper's Ferry, I thought there was no doubt truth in Lieamsport, was ordered to watch the fords at Harper's Ferry, and Geary at Monocacy, and advising, if Iemaining hours of the 20th I again entered Harper's Ferry, to carry final destruction to Herr's flouont, when the enemy's pickets swarmed into Harper's Ferry. Joining the Twentieth N. Y. Regiment at [11 more...]
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. It has been affirmed that of Frederick, in Maryland, to take the cars for Harper's Ferry. As the band aroused the town, young ladies, hrominent men in the city. When we arrived at Harper's Ferry, we found the place more wrecked and ruined thaers thought), General McClellan rode rapidly to Harper's Ferry and thence by special train to Washington. Fro I was ordered in 1861 to catch and return from Harper's Ferry), who in a polite note begged the favor of my p continued, our brief interview last summer, at Harper's Ferry, I congratulate myself in appealing to one who le our brigade moved on and to Charlestown from Harper's Ferry, General Williams with my old Darnstown brigader, to say that General Banks had returned (from Harper's Ferry), that my brigade would proceed immediately to e he thought and was convinced were to march to Harper's Ferry in the morning. Shields paid but little heed t
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 4: the Valley of the Shenandoah (continued)—Return to Strasburg. (search)
Lieutenant H. B. Scott, Second Massachusetts Regiment, A. D. C. Having forded the Shenandoah safely, we marched through New Market, and went into camp just beyond the town. The resistance we had met was weak,--weaker than we expected,--and was a disappointment, both to our own men and the Rebel inhabitants of the valley, who had as yet no cause to praise Jackson for the results of the battle of Kernstown, or for retaining our forces in the valley, if that was his motive. From Harper's Ferry to New Market I have thus given a faithful narrative of the opposition we encountered from General Jackson and his army. At Charlestown, at Winchester, and at Strasburg, we had heard extravagant stories of the great resistance we were to meet. It was always at some point farther on. At New Market we heard that Jackson had left the valley. What this signified we found out afterwards; but of what had transpired one may well imagine our feelings in reading that Jackson then crept along
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
r and Manassas into the valleys of eastern Virginia. About one mile and a half north of Front Royal, in a direct line with Winchester, the two branches of the Shenandoah unite into the single stream that pours its waters into the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. The pike road from Front Royal to Winchester crosses both Forks of the river,--the South Fork at a distance of one mile and a quarter from the town, the North Fork about one mile further on. At the two Forks there were two bridges standing. one instance, being all who heard his voice, --all of which was reported as a fact by a gentleman of character and veracity. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 146. It is as true as that Banks, after he retreated to Winchester, took the cars for Harper's Ferry, shedding tears, and declaring that he had been sacrificed by his Government, which is solemnly written in Southern history. Ibid. Notwithstanding General Jackson in his report says that the turnpike, which had just before teemed with
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
than nine hundred men at Strasburg). Undoubtedly a feeble pursuit by cavalry was made on the Harper's Ferry road and on the railroad, where broken parts of our command were seeking to make their way to Harper's Ferry: many stragglers, and men wearied from long marching, fasting, and fighting; also the wounded who had sunk on the ground overpowered, --many such were picked up by the enemy's cavalrysuccessful pursuit. With what cavalry Ashby could collect, he moved by way of Berryville to Harper's Ferry, halting at Halltown, while Steuart, passing the advance of the Confederate infantry an hourn; he attempted with his infantry to ford the Potomac two miles above the railroad bridge at Harper's Ferry, and was driven back by our shells, fired from batteries established where we first pitched than in Massachusetts. New York sent her Eleventh Regiment of State Militia. It arrived at Harper's Ferry on the thirtieth of May; but the men refused to be sworn into the service of the United Stat
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 7: the Army of Virginia under General PopeBattle of Cedar Mountain. (search)
Chapter 7: the Army of Virginia under General Pope—Battle of Cedar Mountain. Bearing peremptory orders to General Banks, I took the route by Harper's Ferry, delaying there for an hour to stray up to our old encampment on Maryland Heights. The camp-ground had been converted into a flourishing wheat-field, where the green bushes that once formed our shelter now lay in withered and unsightly heaps, testifying to the not too energetic efforts of the phlegmatic proprietor, the good old Dutchmaa cheerful and hearty welcome. Without pausing to moralize upon the events which our former bivouac recalled, and too hurried to hear any of the long stories which our old host delighted in reciting in slow and measured tones, I recrossed to Harper's Ferry, where, taking the train for Winchester, I reached my command on the twenty-fifth of June. My camp was located on the Front Royal and Winchester road, some seven or eight miles north of the former town, where we could watch the crossings o
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
48, 49 et seg. A case of discipline in, 50-53. Observes day of .fasting and prayer appointed by the President, 58. Impatient waiting of its officers and men for active service, 61, 62, 173. Ordered to Conrad's Ferry, 62-64. In camp, at Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek, 81-86 ; at which place it experiences a hurricane, 83, -and also much sickness, 84-86. In winter quarters at Frederick, Md., 87 et seq. Incidents and scenes of camp-life, 88, 89, 91, 107, 108, 149-151. A second time at Harper's Ferry, 102,--and thence to Charlestown, Va, 104, etseq. Foraging in, 104, 118, 119. Marches to Winchester, 116, 117. United to a new brigade, General Gordon as commander, 120. Pursues Stonewall Jackson, 134 et seq. In camp at Edenburg, 136,--and skirmishing there, 136-139. Its further pursuit of Jackson, 151 et seq. An officer of, finds time in camp to fall in love, 166. Forms part of the rear-guard in Banks's flight to Winchester, 206. Its gallant charge through the streets of Newtown (