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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 146 38 Browse Search
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n? we asked of a bystander. Pull a tooth, he replied. We did not remain to witness the denouement. One would have thought that the two skirmishers might have endured the struggle the longer, as their prospective victim was exhausting his vitality by strokes in the air and abnormal exhalations. But the poor fellow had soon an opportunity to expend any surplus energy that he might possess, for the next week, it being the second in September, we moved beyond Culpepper, C. H., near where Cedar Creek makes its way to the Rapidan, through pawpaw bushes and other small wood growth. We were now well on the right of the main line; if an advance were contemplated, we should be in the van; if a retreat, we should share the honors that pertain to the rear-guard in such a movement. That our coming here was only the commencement of a more extensive enterprise, seemed evident from shadows cast before, or straws which indicated the course of the wind. For example, cavalry were retiring fr
was the controlling influence which effected the immediate re-enlistment of our boys, who doubtless, without other incentive than the patriotism which prompted them to volunteer, the most of them, at the first call (three months ), would have joined the service again at the expiration of their term. In the chapter supplementary to our main narrative, we shall speak of the later experience of these brave men, serving in other commands, and drop a tear for the lamented comrades who fell at Cedar Creek. When the company broke ranks after retreat, a considerable number of the boys assembled around the cook-house fire to discuss the inducements. Opinions naturally varied somewhat, but the preponderance of verbal expression of view was in favor of early re-enlistment. After a goodly number of our most fluent comrades had ventilated their views, both from the economic and the patriotic standpoints, there was a brief lull in the conversation. One of our comrades, who was a humoris
of Strasburg, and unless Early retired beyond the latter place, a battle on the 12th was inevitable. On the morning of that day, the Confederates moved across Cedar Creek, occupying the southern bank; later, their lines were established to extend from Little North Mountain, the west wall of this part of the valley, over Fisher's e river breaks away to Front Royal, there to join the east fork. On the morning in question, the three Federal corps were pushed forward to the north bank of Cedar Creek, our corps being on the right of the line. A skirmish line of the Sixth and Eighth Corps at once crossed the creek on either side of the valley pike, menacing in his present position, Early proposes to show fight and retire until a junction can be formed with the advancing forces. Sheridan, deeming the position on Cedar Creek untenable, resolved to retire to the Clifton-Berryville position which we had occupied on the 10th. Besides, reinforcements were on their way through Snicker's
ht and three P. M. The cavalry in three portions had preceded us, respectively taking the Front Royal, valley, and back roads, the latter extending south, nearly parallel with and west of the valley (macadamized) road. The valley road crossed Cedar Creek not far from its junction with the west fork of the Shenandoah, which here turns abruptly round the north foot of the Massanutten Mountains, an interloping chain which divides the Shenandoah Valley from this point south for thirty miles. The rain, and as the valley pike, passing over the hill by a zigzag course, was exposed for a mile to the fire of their artillery, they might reasonably regard their situation one of great strength. Between three and four o'clock our corps crossed Cedar Creek, as did also the Nineteenth, and the two corps occupied the high ground just north of Strasburg, the Sixth upon the right of the line, and the Nineteenth extending toward the Front Royal road. The Eighth Corps was approaching upon the north s
morning and taking 23 others, with 1,500 prisoners. The following sketches, which we believe to be authentic, were contributed, the one in 1878, and the other six years earlier, to the history of the Shenandoah campaign. We regret that we cannot give the names of the authors, but are pleased to present them here, as descriptive of the action in which our comrades, Charles Appleton and Joseph Marea, were killed. The Federal Army of the Shenandoah was encamped October 19, 1864, on Cedar Creek; during the absence of its commander it was surprised at daylight at Alacken, by the Confederate army, under Gen. Early, its left flank turned and driven in confusion, the remainder of the army retiring, yet in good order. Gen. Wright, in command at the time, after having succeeded in restoring something like order among the surprised troops, seeing that the position they had fallen back to was an exposed one, ordered a general retreat to enable him to restore communications. The retrea
27 Arnold, Gen. Richard... 35 Bakersfield... 83, 84 Bands ... 26, 169 B. C. ... 42 Bladensburg... 21 Brown, John... 169 Botts, John Minor... 147 Brandy Station... 138, 139 Broad Run... 28, 70 Bridge, Woodbury's... 46 Bridges, Pontoon... 67 Brooks, Gen. W. H. T. ... 89, 110 Burnside, Gen. A. E. ... 89, 90 Bull Run... 28 Camps Cameron and Revere. ... 17, 23 Camps in Winter .... 98, 138, 139 Capitol Hill ......... 21 Cedar Mountain .... 70, 171 Cedar Creek ....... 170, 171 Chaplains .. ... 65, 99, 133, 146 Charlestown ......169 Chickahominy ... 38, 40, 42, 52, 67 Clifton ......... 169,171 Colporteurs .........100 Cold Harbor ... 38, 40, 52, 155, 157 Commissary .... 42, 54, 151, 173 Crampton's Gap ....... 76, 77 Crook, Gen. . 165, 168, 169, 176, 178, 179 Devens, Gen ........ 40 De Peyster, J. Watts. . 113, 118 Duval, Col. ... 176 Desertions .. 103, 104 Dranesville ..... 26, 166 Early, Gen. J. A. 94, 95,