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South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
was brought across, and Birney's and Gibbon's divisions were moved up to his support. Reynolds's corps being thus all in line of battle, Meade again gallantly advanced into the woods in his front; grappling, at 1, in fierce encounter, with A. P. Hill's corps, crushing back the brigades of Archer and Lane, and, forcing his way in between them, took some 200 prisoners. Here, in attempting to rally Orr's rifles, which had been disorganized, fell Brig.-Gen. Maxcy Gregg, Governor elect of South Carolina. mortally wounded. But the enemy rallied all their forces; Early's division, composed of Lawton's, Trimble's, and his own brigades, which, with D. H. Hill's corps, had arrived that morning from Port Royal, after a severe night-march, and been posted behind A. P. Hill, rushed to the front; and Meade's division, lacking prompt support, was overwhelmed and driven back, with heavy loss, to the railroad, which they had crossed in their advance, where they made a brief stand, but were again
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
itz Hugh Lee, across the Rappahannock, near Falmouth, surprising a camp, and taking 150 prisoners, with a loss of 14 men; a fourth, Feb. 26. by Gen. W. E. Jones, in the Valley, routing two regiments of Milroy's cavalry, and taking 200 prisoners, with a loss of 4 men only; while a more daring raid was made by Maj. White, of Jones's command, across the Potomac at Poolesville, taking 77 prisoners. Lee further reports that Capt. Randolph, of the Black Horse cavalry, by various raids into Fauquier county, captures over 200 prisoners and several hundred stand of arms; and that Lt. Moseby (whose name now makes its first appearance in a bulletin) has done much to harass the enemy; attacking him boldly on several occasions, and capturing many prisoners. One or two minor cavalry exploits, recited by Lee in General Order No. 29, read too much like romance to be embodied in sober history; yet such was the depression on our side in Virginia, such the elation and confidence on the other, such
Suffolk, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
across the river Hooker recrosses also Stoneman's raid a failure Longstreet assails Peck at Suffolk is beaten off with loss. Gen. Burnside reluctantly, and with unfeigned self-distrust, succeocks on the James River Canal; crossing the Nottoway, and reporting to Gen. Peck, in command at Suffolk; while several other flying expeditions were to distract the enemy's attention and deceive him he extreme left of our position in Virginia; where Gen. John J. Peck held the little village of Suffolk, with a force ultimately increased to 14,000 men, aided by three gunboats on the Blackwater. SSuffolk being an important railroad junction, covering the landward approaches to Norfolk, and virtually commanding that portion of North Carolina which lies east of the Chowan, had been occupied and his loss will not exceed 50; among them Col. Poage, 5th Virginia, and Capt. Dobbins, killed. Suffolk was never seriously threatened till the Spring of 1863, when Longstreet advanced April 10. a
Hamilton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
r: The enemy, however, was not yet defeated. One more struggle remained; and, to make that, the enemy during the night massed a heavy force against McLaws's left, in order to establish communication with Hooker along the river road. Anderson moved rapidly to the support of McLaws, and reached the church about 12 M., having marched 15 miles. Gen. Lee having arrived on the field, ordered Anderson to move round the church and establish his right on Early's left (Early having come up from Hamilton's crossing, in rear of the enemy). The enemy having weakened his left, in order to force McLaws and gain the river road, Gen. Lee massed a heavy force upon this weakened part of the enemy, and, at a concerted signal, Anderson and Early rushed upon the enemy's left. The signal for the general attack was not given until just before sunset, when our men rushed upon the enemy like a hurricane. But little resistance was made: the beaten foe having fled in wild confusion in the direction of
King And Queen Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
edericksburg road at Hungary, cut it, pressing thence to the Virginia Central road, near Meadow Bridge, doing there a little mischief; and thence pushing north-eastward across the Pamunkey near Hanover, and the Mattapony at Aylett's, to King and Queen Court House, and thence south-eastwardly to our lines May 47 at Gloucester Point, on York river. Lt.-Col. B. F. Davis, 12th Illinois, had meantime passed May 3. down the South Anna to Ashland, where he tore up some rails and captured a train ked that night, and set his face next morning toward Williamsburg on the Peninsula; but was stopped and turned aside by a Rebel force at Tunstall's Station, near White House; moving thence northward until he fell in with Kilpatrick near King and Queen Court House, and escaped with him to Gen. King's outpost at Gloucester Point. Stoneman, with Gregg and Buford, turned back May 5. from Yanceyville, recrossing the Rapidan at Raccoon ford, and the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford. May 8. Atte
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ent of his forces down the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg, which he had selected as on the proper ast of Dec. 10-11. throwing over pontoons to Fredericksburg; also at a point nearly two miles below. carefully trained upon the approaches from Fredericksburg; while that fatal stone wall — so strong tlfully masked by a feint of crossing below Fredericksburg; the 6th (Sedgwick's) corps laying pontoon left, and to hold the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, which he judged no longer likely to be as having arrived by a hard march from below Fredericksburg, had been mainly posted in reserve near oun up all those great roads connecting with Fredericksburg. The enemy took possession of the belt ofs left, and even back to the heights above Fredericksburg. He was not strong enough to fight the whard, to destroy the railroad bridge on the Fredericksburg road at Ashland; but proved unequal to the; since communication between Richmond and Fredericksburg might be maintained by either. By keeping[33 more...]
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
llage of Suffolk, with a force ultimately increased to 14,000 men, aided by three gunboats on the Blackwater. Suffolk being an important railroad junction, covering the landward approaches to Norfolk, and virtually commanding that portion of North Carolina which lies east of the Chowan, had been occupied and fortified for the Union not long after the recovery of Norfolk, and a fight had occurred Jan. 30. at Kelly's Store, eight miles south of it, between a Rebel force under Gen. Roger A. Pryly threatened till the Spring of 1863, when Longstreet advanced April 10. against it with a force which Peck estimates at 40,000: 24,000 (three divisions) having been drawn from Lee's army; while D. I. Hill had brought a full division from North Carolina. There was sharp fighting during the ensuing week, but the advantages of shelter and of naval cooperation on our side overbalanced that of superior numbers; and every attempt to break through our rather extended lines was decidedly repulsed.
Smithfield, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ave been made. But it was after 7 A. M. of the fatal day when Franklin received his orders; which, if they were intended to direct a determined attack in full force, were certainly very blindly and vaguely worded, Gen. Hardie will carry this dispatch to you and remain with you during the day. The General commanding directs that you keep your whole command in position for a rapid movement down the old Richmond road, and you will send out at once a division, at least, to pass below Smithfield, to seize, if possible, the heights near Capt. Hamilton's, on this side of the Massaponax, taking care to keep it well supported and its line of retreat open. He has ordered another column, of a division or more, to be moved from Gen. Sumner's command up the plank road to its intersection of the telegraph road, where they will divide, with a view to seizing the heights on both of those roads. Holding these heights, with the heights near Capt. Hamilton's, will. I hope, compel the enemy t
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
days, by menacing an advance on Gordonsville. Lee soon Nov. 15. penetrated his real design, and commenced a parallel movement down the south bank of the river; while J. E. B. Stuart, raiding Nov. 18. across at Warrenton Springs, entered Warrenton just after our rear-guard had left it, obtaining ample confirmation of his chief's conclusions; whereupon, the residue of Longstreet's corps was moved rapidly eastward. Meantime, Gen. Sumner's advance had reached Nov. 17. Falnouth, and attepoints had it been possible. To the families and friends of the dead, I can only offer my heartfelt sympathies; but for the wounded, I can offer my earnest prayer for their comfort and final recovery. The fact that I decided to move from Warrenton on to this line rather against the opinion of the President, Secretary of War, and yourself, and that you have left the whole movement in my hands, without giving me orders, makes me the more responsible. But General Burnside's usefulness a
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ht not to make the attack I had contemplated. And besides, inasmuch as the President of the United States had told me not to be in haste in making this attack: that he would give me all the support e of a few days. This new movement contemplated a crossing in force at Banks's and at the United States fords, above Fredericksburg; the crossing below being also made, or at least menaced, as ori Meantime, the 2d (Couch's) corps approached, so nearly as it might unobserved, to both the United States and Banks's fords, ready to cross when these should be flanked by the advance of the 11th, 1ed, as none worth mentioning had been above; and Couch crossed his corps April 30. at the United States ford on pontoons, without the loss of a man. Gen. Hooker, at Morrisville, superintended the n force. Now Sickles's (3d) corps was ordered to move April 30. silently, rapidly to the United States ford, and thence to Chancellorsville, while part of the pontoons were taken up and sent to B
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