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Grafton, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
in the disaffected districts with armed forces from the eastern portion of the State. To accomplish this, he detailed a few available cornpanies from Staunton to march toward Beverly, from which point they could menace and overawe the town of Grafton, the junction of the main stem of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with its branches extending to Parkersburg and Wheeling. The inhabitants showed more alacrity, however, to take up arms for the government than for Governor Letcher or General Lmpaign in Virginia. On the 26th, the General ordered two regiments to cross the river at Wheeling, and two others at Parkersburg. They were to move forward simultaneously by the branch railroads from each of these points to their junction at Grafton. The burnt bridges were restored in their passage, and after a most brilliant strategic movement, Porterfield was completely surprised, and the rebels were forced to disperse, in utter rout and confusion. This complete success of the first d
Oxford (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 14
ng the care of the team to the care of Sam and one of the servants, they entered the house, and were soon engaged in discussing the situation of affairs, both North and South. Lewis informed the old Justice that his name was Henry Tracy, of Oxford, England, and that his object was to reach Charleston, but that he was not aware that the country was so unsettled, or ha would not have ventured on this trip. Hie then related his adventure of the day before, and commented favorably on the gentlemriosity came over the faces of the new-comers, and Lewis stepped gracefully forward and introduced himself. I am glad, ladies and gentlemen, to have been of service to this young lady, and permit me to introduce myself as Henry Tracy, of Oxford, England, now traveling in America. The three gentlemen who were of the riding party grasped the hand of their new-made English acquaintance, and in a few words introduced him to the ladies who accompanied them, all of whom were seemingly delighte
Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
f May, delegates from twenty-five counties of West Virginia met at Wheeling, to devise such action as would enable them to fully and finally repudiate the treasonable revolt of East Virginia. Many circumstances favored their position. The state of Ohio, immediately adjoining, was organizing her military force of volunteers, and Western Virginia was, not long after, attached to the department of the Ohio under command of General McClellan. The blockade of Washington, and other events, had oittle steamer sailed away up the river. There were the usual number of miscellaneous passengers upon the boat, and added to these were a number of Union officers, who had been dispatched upon various missions throughout that portion of the State of Ohio. These men left the steamer as their points of destination were reached, and after they had departed, several of the passengers who had hitherto remained silent, became very talkative. They began in a cautious manner to express their opinio
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
runaway horse. a rescue. At this time the condition of affairs in the State of Virginia--the Old Dominion, as it was generally denominated-presented a most perple of its earlier settlement, and by reason of climate, soil and situation, Eastern Virginia remained the region of large plantations, with a heavy slave population, aording to a census, which had been recently taken, it was ascertained that Eastern Virginia held but a few thousands. It was not a matter of surprise, therefore that would enable them to fully and finally repudiate the treasonable revolt of East Virginia. Many circumstances favored their position. The state of Ohio, immediat On the 23d day of May the State voted upon the ordinance of secession, and East Virginia, under complete military domination, accepted the ordinance, while West Virir regrets that the war had commenced, they regarded their separation from Eastern Virginia, with undisguised satisfaction. At midnight, on the second evening, the
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ar movements were on foot in the various towns and counties of Western Virginia, to effect a division of the State. The people united in a undjoining, was organizing her military force of volunteers, and Western Virginia was, not long after, attached to the department of the Ohio unlling for the organization of the state militia, and including Western Virginia in the call. Prompted by a spirit of arrogance or over-confidficers to that locality to collect and organize the militia of Western Virginia. Owing to the sparsity of the population, and the hilly and m government than for Governor Letcher or General Lee. A Union Western Virginia regiment, under the command of Colonel Kelley, began to gathert upon the Union troops, and also encouraged and fortified the Western Virginia unionists, in their determination to break away from the East er to organize such rebel volunteers as were to be gathered in Western Virginia. By them Lewis was cordially invited to join their company to
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 14
s, in their determination to break away from the East and to form a new State. This movement was successfully accomplished, and early in July they elected two United States senators, who were admitted to, and took part in the national legislature. Governor Pierpont, who was head of this provisional State government, organized at Wheeling, made a formal application to the United States for aid to suppress the rebellion and protect the people against domestic violence. General McClellan, in furtherance of this object, ordered additional forces into the State from his department. In order to act intelligently in the matter, it was necessary that some d am glad, ladies and gentlemen, to have been of service to this young lady, and permit me to introduce myself as Henry Tracy, of Oxford, England, now traveling in America. The three gentlemen who were of the riding party grasped the hand of their new-made English acquaintance, and in a few words introduced him to the ladies who
Ohio (United States) (search for this): chapter 14
y as farm laborers, and their verdant appearance was made to fully conform to such avocations. Everything being in readiness, the two parties were started, and we will follow their movements separately, as they were to travel by different routes. Price Lewis, the pseudo Englishman, and Sam Bridgeman, who made quite a smart-looking valet in his new costume, transferred their horses, wagon and stores on board the trim little steamer Cricket, at Cincinnati, intending to travel along the Ohio River, and effect a landing at Guyandotte, in Western Virginia, at which point they were to disembark and pursue their journey overland through the country. I accompanied Lewis to the wharf, and after everything had been satisfactorily arranged, I bade him good-bye, and the little steamer sailed away up the river. There were the usual number of miscellaneous passengers upon the boat, and added to these were a number of Union officers, who had been dispatched upon various missions throughou
Huntington (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
e was made to fully conform to such avocations. Everything being in readiness, the two parties were started, and we will follow their movements separately, as they were to travel by different routes. Price Lewis, the pseudo Englishman, and Sam Bridgeman, who made quite a smart-looking valet in his new costume, transferred their horses, wagon and stores on board the trim little steamer Cricket, at Cincinnati, intending to travel along the Ohio River, and effect a landing at Guyandotte, in Western Virginia, at which point they were to disembark and pursue their journey overland through the country. I accompanied Lewis to the wharf, and after everything had been satisfactorily arranged, I bade him good-bye, and the little steamer sailed away up the river. There were the usual number of miscellaneous passengers upon the boat, and added to these were a number of Union officers, who had been dispatched upon various missions throughout that portion of the State of Ohio. These me
Wheeling, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
upport, and on the 13th day of May, delegates from twenty-five counties of West Virginia met at Wheeling, to devise such action as would enable them to fully and finally repudiate the treasonable revohe main stem of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with its branches extending to Parkersburg and Wheeling. The inhabitants showed more alacrity, however, to take up arms for the government than for Goern Virginia regiment, under the command of Colonel Kelley, began to gather recruits rapidly at Wheeling, while the rebel camps between Beverly and Grafton were comparatively deserted, and Colonel Pora campaign in Virginia. On the 26th, the General ordered two regiments to cross the river at Wheeling, and two others at Parkersburg. They were to move forward simultaneously by the branch railroaislature. Governor Pierpont, who was head of this provisional State government, organized at Wheeling, made a formal application to the United States for aid to suppress the rebellion and protect t
Guyandotte (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
eman contributed materially to this result; his deference to my lord was very natural, and the respect with which he received his commands convinced the Passengers at once that the English-looking gentleman was a man of some importance. The passengers all appeared to be Union men, and while they expressed their regrets that the war had commenced, they regarded their separation from Eastern Virginia, with undisguised satisfaction. At midnight, on the second evening, the boat landed at Guyandotte, and Samuel, with a great deal of importance, attended to the transfer of his master and the equipage from the boat to the wharf. Here they found a number of men in uniform, who were ascertained to be representatives of the Home guard, and in a few minutes Bridgeman had secured the services of two of them, to assist him in safely landing their effects. This being satisfactorily accomplished, he, apparently in a sly manner, treated them to a drop of good whisky, which formed part of the
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