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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
hment of considerable size was stationed at Centreville, another farther on at Fairfax Court-house,e and Fairfax Court-house before it reaches Centreville. It became necessary, therefore, to move tallowed time to fall back quietly by way of Centreville, and to take position at Mitchell's Ford, ormy. Having ordered Tyler simply to occupy Centreville, which was only eight kilometers distant fre two brigades regained the neighborhood of Centreville in the evening. The losses on each side had expired, and who shamefully left him at Centreville. On the 19th he found himself in the vicine made the next morning. Miles remained at Centreville in order to draw the attention of the enemy the offensive and proceed to attack him at Centreville. While McDowell was issuing orders for puts struck into the narrow roads leading from Centreville to Sudeley Ford, which being much longer thhat he was preparing to make an attack upon Centreville with his right. He immediately took the ne[14 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
y of the Confederate army remained at Manassas, where it could easily obtain supplies, and at Centreville, the solitary hillock of which had been encircled by earthworks of considerable strength. le of summer. By a singular coincidence, General Stuart left his camp in the neighborhood of Centreville on the evening of the preceding day, and also took the road to Drainesville with a brigade coken up their quarters when, towards two o'clock, the Confederates made their appearance. The Centreville road falls off at a right angle into the main road from Washington to Leesburg about one hundthe enemy from cutting off his retreat by turning his left. Then he places his cannon on the Centreville road, where the enemy's artillery is posted; and pointing the first piece himself, he fires anst all attacks, they settled down as well as they could into their winter cantonments around Centreville. The two months which had thus elapsed had been of more profit to them than to their adversa
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
irst Federal soldiers at Urbanna or Newport News, and everybody would have attributed it to the bold movement of McClellan. The army of the Potomac left its quarters to take possession of the enemy's works. On the 10th of March it occupied Centreville; on the 11th Manassas Junction. Large quantities of stores, burnt or scattered in the mud, storehouses still in flames, the smoking debris of numerous trains, traces of destruction everywhere, imparted a lugubrious and sinister aspect to the of the enemy, to Banks's corps. The two fine divisions of which it was composed were amply sufficient for this purpose, provided they were exclusively devoted to such service. The division of Williams was to leave Winchester on the 21st for Centreville and Manassas, to replace the troops about to embark at Alexandria. Shields, left alone in the valley of Virginia, was obliged to shut himself up in the lower part of this valley, and on the 20th of March, early in the morning, he left Strasbu