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pair of horses, one of which he was riding, through the door of a grocery store. No doubt the width of the aperture seemed ample for the purpose. A comrade who observed the attempt, said that he himself, when in a similar condition, had driven a team down a flight of steps in a court leading from one street to another in a northern city. He declared that the descent seemed to him at the time only a gentle slope. On a bright, balmy April afternoon, characteristic of that month in eastern Virginia, we broke camp, moving through the town, passing the Marshall house where Ellsworth fell, and Suttles's warehouse, whence Anthony Burns, a few years before, fled from servitude; we embarked from a wharf east of the warehouse. Our commander and his lieutenants sailed in a steamboat which bore our pieces and caissons, and convoyed a fore and aft schooner which carried the non-commissioned officers and privates, and on whose decks our horses were picketed from the galley to the forecastle
other Knowles, which happened during the night, was reported to us. Our sorrow for him was mingled with heart-felt sympathy for his wife and daughter, whom we saw bide him farewell last October at Camp Cameron. Just what was the status of Gen. McClellan at this moment, we knew not; a portion of his army, Porter's corps, which had preceded us from Fortress Monroe, had been sent to reinforce Gen. Pope, who had been for several days menaced by the larger part of the Confederate army of northern Virginia. Heintzelman's corps, weary and footsore, now numbering but 10,000, had also joined the forces of Pope, but their artillery, horses, and wagons could not yet have arrived. Where were the commands of Sumner and Keyes? The Sixth Corps is here at Alexandria. To what army does it belong? Why was it not landed a week ago at Aquia Creek, and despatched to the plains of Manassas? Pope's army, at best, can number no more than half that of his adversary. Why do we not hasten to his aid
to McClellan's conduct of the Peninsula campaign, these facts will still remain, perpetually incontrovertible: He was the wonderful organizer who developed from a chaotic mass of raw levies, during the fall and winter of 1861, the splendid Army of the Potomac; he was invested with a subtle personal magnetism, that inevitably impelled toward him generals and troops, and awakened their enthusiasm to the last; he drove back the army of Lee, with its prestige of a victorious march through northern Virginia, before it had hardly gained a foothold on Maryland soil; he turned over his command at the mandate of the department, amid the universal regret of the army and its corps commanders. Posterity will do him justice. On the morning of the first day after our arrival at the camp beyond Rockville, our teams came up and our mail-carrier, Comrade Marsh, rode in with a full pack. We recollect Capt. Porter's greeting of the carrier, and the captain's characteristic smile which was a part
don Valley, which is a continuation in Virginia of Pleasant Valley, in Maryland, lying between the same ranges, which, under different local names, cross the state of Virginia. Somewhat more than a day's march from Berlin, the Sixth Corps, having bivouacked on a farm which lies in the north central part of the valley, stretching fa wider variety of minerals than any other region of similar area in the world. The gold fields of Virginia and North Carolina belong to this region. In northern Virginia it has two noted passes: one at Aldie, and the famous Thoroughfare Gap, between Loudon Valley and Manassas Plains. Through the latter extends the Manassas G, succeeded in concealing his intention so far that, on our arrival upon the plains around and to the north of Warrenton, one half of the Confederate army of northern Virginia was at Culpepper, having moved parallel with the Army of the Potomac; the other half was scattered through the Shenandoah Valley. It seems to have been our
hacks, quite stylish turnouts, which the soldiers had chartered to convey them to the outposts. We made, in the next day and a half, another of those forced marches for which the Sixth Corps was memorable in the annals of the Maryland and Northern Virginia campaigns. Reaching the vicinity of Frederick on the 28th, we advanced to Jefferson, halted there at midnight, rested there until dawn, then through Sandy Hook to the foot of Maryland Heights, into the gap where the Potomac had some day e on the left, and the Nineteenth between them. The time thenceforth until the battle of the 19th of September, was employed by Gen. Sheridan in reorganizing his army and in preparing for a campaign that was practically to end the war in northern Virginia. A remarkable coincidence, illustrating that the thoughts of great minds flow in the same channels, here looms up to the observer. About the 8th of September, in a despatch to Anderson, Gen. Lee said: I have been desirous for some time
ains .. ... 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, 107, 159, 161, 167 East Virginia ... 103, 104, et seq. Edward's Ferry ........ 17 Emancipation Proclamation .. 100 Emory, Gen. W. H. 168, 169, 176-179 Eighth Corps, 168, 169, 170, 174, 176, 178, 179. Fair Oaks .......... 39 French, Gen. ... 39, 53, 108, 143, 145 Fauquier County ....... 132 Fauquier Springs (sulphur) ... 135 First Corps .... 27, 94, 124 Fisher's Hill ... 170, 177, 178, 179 Fredericksburg .......93, 97 Franklin, Gen. Wm. B ... 9, 22, 78 Fifth Corps, 48, 52, 124, 143, 144, 149, 15