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m Wood, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Pleasant and Doddridge were to rendezvous at Parkersburg. Lieuts. J. G. Gittings and W. E. Kemble were ordered to report to Porterfield for duty. Col. Jubal A. Early was ordered to Lynchburg to organize and command the forces at that point, and Col. Thomas J. Jackson, who was at Harper's Ferry, was notified to watch the threatening movements of the enemy, to occupy and use the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio canal. Lieut.-Col. John Echols was placed in command at Staunton, about the same time, with two regiments of infantry. Thus it appears that so far as Governor Letcher and General Lee could act in defense of the exposed northwestern frontier of Virginia, all dispositions were rapidly and sagaciously made within a few weeks after the proclamation of President Lincoln calling for 75,000 volunteers to act with forces already assembled at Washington, to invade the South through the State of Virginia. These dispos
lle occupation of Charleston Jenkins Enters Ohio Echols in command Imboden's operations. As the season Hunter, medical director. First brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Fiftieth Virginia infantry, Col. Thomas Poire with their hats as water buckets as they came. Echols' brigade, McCausland and Patton, crossed the Kanawhested the advance of McCausland, then in command of Echols' brigade, and fired the buildings used for militaryHe was relieved from command October 15th, and Gen. John Echols, appointed his successor, was ordered to reocc But overwhelming forces were being massed against Echols. Gen. J. D. Cox had been returned to the departmen was threatening his flank by Nicholas Court House, Echols fell back in good order by way of Gauley and Fayette railroad, but according to the reports of Cox and Echols alike, the most effective protection against such athe main lines of travel. For lack of subsistence, Echols withdrew to the Princeton and Lewisburg line, and J
l Jones commanding: First brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Twenty-second regiment, Col. George San army of about 10,000 at the various posts. Echols' brigade, under Col. George S. Patton, occupiey and General Duffie from Charlestown, against Echols and Jackson, General Scammon's infantry brigadn, who concentrated at Mill Point and informed Echols, who prepared to move to his relief from LewisThe total Federal loss was reported at 119. Echols won the race to Lewisburg, passing through theerell reached Petersburg December 10th. General Echols, at Lewisburg, suspecting a Federal advancin and forwarded the startling intelligence to Echols of the proximity of a large body of the enemy. with their advance as far as Lewisburg, where Echols made a stand before the town until all public two brigades had been ordered into the field. Echols was placed near Sweet Springs, and Jackson, orirginia by the Sweet Springs road, but meeting Echols, turned off on an obscure road to Covington, r[5 more...]
er at Appomattox. in April was as follows: Echols' infantry brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: TweBrig.-Gen. John Echols: Twenty-second, Col. George S. Patton; Twenty-third, Lieut.-Col. Clarence Derrick; Twenty-sixth battalio day. In the morning Breckinridge arrived with Echols' brigade, Wharton's brigade (Forty-fifth and F 5,000. Immediately afterward Wharton's and Echols' brigades were called to Lee's army on the Coly with Early in the Shenandoah valley. Maj.-Gen. John Echols was in command at Dublin, and participginia and East Tennessee, commanded by Brig.-Gen. John Echols, with headquarters at Wytheville, Va.,llowing organizations on February 28, 1865: Echols' infantry brigade, Col. Robert T. Preston's brd Capt. R. C. McCalla's engineer battalion. Echols' brigade included the Twenty-second regiment, y 4,000. Witcher's brigade was 215 strong and Echols' 662. On April 2d General Echols began a mop-fires, part of the force proceeded under General Echols to attempt a junction with Johnston's army[3 more...]
on, Colonel McCausland commanded a brigade of Floyd's division, and after bearing a conspicuous part in the gallant and really successful battle before the fort, brought away his Virginians before the surrender. After reorganizing at Nashville, he remained at Chattanooga with his command until after the battle of Shiloh, when he moved to Wytheville, Va. During 1862 and 1863 he was engaged in the campaigns in southwestern and western Virginia and the Shenandoah valley, under Generals Loring, Echols and Sam Jones, taking a conspicuous part in the battle at Charleston, September, 1862. Early in May, 1864, he was ordered by Gen. A. G. Jenkins to move his brigade from Dublin to meet the Federal force advancing under General Crook from the Kanawha valley. He took position on Cloyd's farm, where he was reinforced by General Jenkins, and attacked by the enemy May 9th. After several hours' fighting, Jenkins was mortally wounded and the Confederate line was broken by the superior strength of