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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
to cover our front, in addition to his former front. 26-28th. No orders to move as yet. This is owing to the rainy weather, which has prevailed during this time, I suppose. March 1-8th. All quiet. Unprecedented bad weather prevailing. Sheridan is out on another raid, but this rain will doubtless defeat some of his plans. T. E. and S. B. A returned today. Paid newsboy up to 7th, inclusive. Pickett's division removed from the line. 8-5th. No excitement prevailing; rumors very numerous. Sheridan still riding on a raid. Early whipped and his army scattered. Beautiful weather prevailing, but the roads are still very bad. 16-22nd. All quiet; most strangely beautiful weather (for this season of the year). Roads in very good condition. The question is being asked daily, Why does Grant delay? The opinion is now very general that he is waiting for the development of the campaign of Messrs Sherman, Thomas and Hancock, whose columns are nearly ready to make the co-operat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
s Hill. He states that Early in neither of these battles had more than ten thousand men, including all arms of the service, while official reports show that General Sheridan brought against him over thirty thousand well equipped troops. General Gordon holds his figures somewhat when he states in a note that Early's army was scare of Early's forces was only seven thousand, two or three hundred (7,200-7,300) infantry. The remarks were passed on what great odds we would have against us in Sheridan's 35,000 or 40,000 finely equipped, well-fed men, with repeating (or breach-loading) rifles—5 to 1 against us—to say nothing of their superior equipment of suppl supposing them too badly routed to make another stand. That ball, of course, ended my personal participation in that battle, and I knew nothing personally of Sheridan's rally and afternoon attack, except in the finale. I was picked up on a stretcher, taken to the field hospital, where I was laid on the ground, and a knapsac
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
ille Turnpike from Charleston to White Post. Sheridan's command consisted of three corps of infantry, 33,000 men and Sheridan's superb cavalry of over 10,000, while Early had only 13,000 all told. Here these commands rested for six weeks, Sheridan during the whole time making no demonstration, whi later Early moved on Shepherdstown and drove Sheridan's cavalry from Leetown to the Potomac, and still Sheridan declined to fight. On the 19th of September, urged by the press, and ordered by General Grant, Sheridan pushed forward his infantry towards Winchester, and about sunrise of the 19th thating down the Valley, he halted at Staunton, Sheridan following to Middle River, five miles north. Here Sheridan ordered a return to Winchester, without attempting a battle. On this countermarch thnight, and here again he was disappointed, as Sheridan, about 4 P. M., moved forward his command ofht campaigns of the war, lasting four months. Sheridan's forces. in front of Early from August 2nd
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
ment Ashby, who was killed at Appomattox, belonged? Buckner Ashby, a wealthy farmer, resided near Stone Bridge, Clark county, Va., before and at the commencement of the war between the States, and had three grown sons, James Lewis, John William, and Buckner G. Ashby. At the commencement of hostilities James Lewis Ashby enlisted in Company D, Clarke Cavalry, Sixth Virginia Regiment, and was killed in action at the battle of Trevillian's, June 12, 1864, Hampton commanding Confederates and Sheridan the Federals. He was a gallant soldier, a most estimable gentleman, and a true patriot. John William Ashby enlisted in Company I, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, in April, 1862, and served his country well up to the time of his death, at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. He had participated in many hard fought engagements before the final campaign from Five Forks to Appomattox. Directly after the Beverley raid in January, 1865, our regiment the Twelfth, was furloughed home for some weeks on ac
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
es, History of the, 239. Ramseur, Ambuscade of, General S. D., 213. Randolph of Roanoke, John, Key to the Eccentricity of, 75. Rebel Yell. The, 198. Robins, Colonel, Wm. Todd, 275. Rodgers, Wm. W, 163. Rodgers, Judge Robert L, 69. Rodgers. Miss Ruth. 69. Ruins, The pathos of, 67. Scovill, Colonel E. A, 45. Secession, the right of, 55; Early approval of in New England, 59, 61; proposed by Massachusetts in 1844, 60. Seddon, James A , 133. Sheppard, W. L., 237. Sheridan, General Philip H, Vandalism of, 215. Siever's, Wm, 237. Simmons, Dr., James, 36 Slavery in the South incident on conditions; perpetuation of not the cause of the war 58; Sentiment of the world as to, 63. Smith Briggs, Capture of the by Confederates, 162. Smith, General E. K. at Manassas, 175. Smith, General G. W., 1:3. Smith, Wm., Governor and General, Unveiling of Statue to, with addresses and ceremonies incident thereon, 222 Smyth Blues, Company D, 4th Virginia, Roll