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The battle of Dranesville, Va. The first Federal victory South of the Potomac in the war between the States-fought before Christmas 1861, between five regiments of Federals and four regiments of Confederate Infantry. By William S. Hammond, Lexington, Va. Dranesville, a small Virginia hamlet, is situated in Fairfax county, about twenty miles from Washington, and about fourteen from Leesburg. On a commanding hill at the eastern edge of the village the Leesburg and Washington and the Leesburg and Alexandria Turnpikes form a junction. The confluent roads form a single highway from this point to Leesburg. From the point of junction this road dips into a small valley and crosses a smaller hill, on which stands the village church in a grove of massive oaks. The view westward from the church towards Leesburg commands a rolling, open country of farm and woodland. The turnpike, crossing this tract, may be plainly seen until lost in a piece of woodland in the distance. This roa
The battle of Dranesville, Va. The first Federal victory South of the Potomac in the war bet
r victims no less than grim-visaged war.
Dranesville in other days was a recipient of the bounty he after conflict, this so-called battle of Dranesville is but an insignificant incident in the War ew days after the battle: It (the battle of Dranesville) is one of the bright spots that give assur ve form of panicky timidity.
The battle of Dranesville did timely service in removing to a degree
Thus were matters posed when the battle of Dranesville was fought.
The tedium of winter quarters ble body of Confederate cavalry was between Dranesville and the Potomac, menacing the Federal picke e on the Leesburg pike, in the direction of Dranesville.
Kane's famous Bucktail Regiment, Easton's small stream that crossed the road between Dranesville and Langley, so as to be in supporting dist but that there was a respectable picket at Dranesville, which might be captured.
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