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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
in the United States, the great armory at Harper's Ferry, and Fort Monroe, situated between the mouve measures. The workshops and arsenal of Harper's Ferry, situated at the confluence of the Potomacut Lieutenant Jones, who was in command at Harper's Ferry, had been informed of the approach of the ir despatch, they only arrived in sight of Harper's Ferry in time to see from a distance a large conrated by the destruction of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, and stirred up by the conspirators, was the militia of the State were assembling at Harper's Ferry to occupy that important point permanentlytion of a body of troops under Johnston at Harper's Ferry showed that the Richmond authorities had f for the purpose of disturbing Johnston at Harper's Ferry in his turn. The little confidence that g the 16th of June near Williamsport, above Harper's Ferry, which he occupied shortly afterwards. Th the Baltimore and Ohio Railway, which, at Harper's Ferry, crosses to the right bank of the Potomac.[8 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
ered to Washington towards the middle of June, he was compelled to evacuate Harper's Ferry and recross the Potomac. But he was speedily rejoined by several newly-forailway he had abandoned a short time before, together with the positions of Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg. On the 2d of July he forded the Potomac at Williamsport, he large bay of the Chesapeake; northward, the Potomac waters the gorges of Harper's Ferry, in which we shall see more than one combat take place, and thence runs doning of 1862; and in a single day they built a bridge across the Potomac at Harper's Ferry in spite of the obstacles presented by a rapid current, a water-depth of ses. The private workshops were equally insufficient; the Federal factory at Harper's Ferry had been destroyed by fire, and the depots were empty. It was important, hnt traditions by placing one at Springfield, in the North, and the other at Harper's Ferry, in the South. The latter establishment was, therefore, the only one to be
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
uence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac at Harper's Ferry doubles the volume of the latter river, whof eighty kilometres in a direct line from Harper's Ferry and sixty-five from Aquia Creek, thus staned them about fifteen kilometres nearer to Harper's Ferry on one side, and to Aquia Creek on the othpart of the Potomac in the neighborhood of Harper's Ferry and the crest of the Blue Ridge. It was tmac to reconnoitre the Virginia side below Harper's Ferry. They exchanged a few shots with the enen the occasion of a trifling engagement at Harper's Ferry encouraged McClellan to draw his lines cloade, which guarded the Potomac in front of Harper's Ferry, had crossed the river on the 8th of Octobdred men and a few pieces of artillery, at Harper's Ferry, to cover the retreat of the soldiers who him. At a distance of four kilometres from Harper's Ferry his outposts were stationed along a ridgefrom the foot of the hill to a point above Harper's Ferry, while one of their batteries, placed on L[2 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
been necessary to take the main portion of the army to Harper's Ferry and proceed by following the line of the Shenandoah. imore and Ohio Railroad, which had been interrupted at Harper's Ferry since the beginning of the war, and to destroy the bat reverse of Ball's Bluff, made a demonstration against Harper's Ferry. A few companies crossed the river in boats; they foung the greatest portion of his army to proceed towards Harper's Ferry, when one of those incidents which make so hazardous auch into the river through a lock situated in front of Harper's Ferry, were assembled in the Ohio Canal. But when everythineen entirely reopened, the section between Hancock and Harper's Ferry being still in the hands of the Confederates. Lander ties. Indeed, the arrival of two Federal divisions at Harper's Ferry on the 26th looked like the prelude to a great campaignia valley, to protect the crossings of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry and Williamsport, and to cover the Ohio Railway, it wa