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Charles City (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
the morrow. Huger, following a road called the Charles City road, was to pass to the right of White Oak Swam south of it there were three principal ones—the Charles City road, following the right bank of White Oak Swamtersecting the Central road and merging into the Charles City road, to connect with the Quaker road in the Glethem any assistance, he remained inactive on the Charles City road, while the Federals continued their march uoyed Slocum's division, his right resting on the Charles City road. Heintzelman, who had crossed the swamp at followed the right bank, were to debouch by the Charles City road into the northern angle; those who had comechmond. Slocum was deployed on the right of the Charles City road, his left resting upon this road and facingds, having sent a few detachments forward on the Charles City road. They were therefore to debouch directly ew Confederate detachments, coming by way of the Charles City road, had attacked Slocum, but were easily repul
Northfork (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
pal branch of the Shenandoah, which runs past Staunton, descends into a narrow valley not far from Luray, where it drains the waters of the other branch, called North Fork, at Front Royal. This last stream waters the western slope of the same mountains, and, after flowing through a larger valley than that of South Fork as far as ns, and runs in the direction of the important defile in the Blue Ridge called Thornton's Gap, by way of Luray. The principal road follows the larger valley of North Fork from Harrisonburg to Strasburg, through Woodstock, and thence down to Winchester direct. Below Strasburg and Front Royal the undulations in the ground disappea Jackson left New Market at the head of an army of twenty thousand men. Instead of bearing down directly upon Strasburg by the main road and the broad valley of North Fork, which Banks was carefully watching, he crossed the Massanuten Mountains and re-entered the narrow valley of South Fork, where he was protected both by that riv
City Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
etween the salt tide-waters which ascend York River as far as West Point, and the James beyond City Point. This flat country, which is both sandy and marshy, intersected by countless bays, extremely off a corner of the peninsula, empties into the estuary of the James at an equal distance from City Point and Newport News. The James on one side, the York River and the Pamunky on the other, form twaving been able to secure a new base of operations on the James, the navigation of which above City Point could easily have been closed by the enemy's batteries placed on the right bank. In these c down. In fact, the James River becomes so narrow above its confluence with the Appomattox at City Point, that vessels going up to Haxall's would have been constantly exposed to the fire of batteries to fall back farther. But the motives which had decided McClellan to select a position below City Point for his army still existed; the vicinity of the right bank would always have rendered it diff
Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
hmond, the Confederates could not have offered any serious resistance to the Federals. This region has two railroads. One, running north and south, leads from Aquia Creek to Richmond, through Fredericksburg and Bowling Green, and crosses to the south of the latter town the two branches of the Pamunky, called the North Anna and thst between these two branches, and passing the second near Hanover Court-house crosses the Chickahominy at Meadow Bridge to enter Richmond more to east than the Aquia Creek road. The Confederates had placed Anderson at Bowling Green with twelve or fifteen thousand men for the purpose of holding Mc-Dowell in check, and Branch's dwas a profound secret. Following the road to Louisa Court-house, as if on his way to reinforce Jackson, Stuart encamped in the evening at the railway-bridge of Aquia Creek, on the South Anna. Before daylight on the 14th, he turned suddenly to the right in the direction of Hanover Court-house, where two squadrons of the Fifth regu
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ntil all the valuable materiel accumulated in Norfolk could be placed in safety. On the other hae, Johnston, and Magruder. The evacuation of Norfolk, which followed as a result, was to be effectuation of Yorktown in order to secure that of Norfolk. General Huger, who occupied that place witht a country, to precipitate the evacuation of Norfolk, and thus deprive the Confederates of all theway all his troops, remaining almost alone in Norfolk, ready to destroy the docks, the workshops, t President to undertake an expedition against Norfolk. Max Weber's brigade was speedily embarked, ly deserted; General Wool reached the city of Norfolk, which had been given up to its peaceful inhartant battles. Meantime, the evacuation of Norfolk was followed by an event destined to influenc she was the last to come out of that port of Norfolk, whence, during two months, she had held the Huger arrived with twelve thousand men from Norfolk; Branch, whose defeat at Newberne by Burnside
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ssary to a proper understanding of the operations we are about to relate. Fortress Monroe, situated at the extremity of the peninsula, lies one hundred and fifteen not having any. They had relied upon those which the officers stationed at Fortress Monroe had taken all winter to prepare, and the several columns, thus misled by fr the work of destruction. Some fugitives immediately carried the news to Fortress Monroe. As we have already stated, old General Wool, who was in command of that nts. Consequently, notwithstanding the reinforcements which had come from Fortress Monroe, and the arrival of McCall's division, detached from McDowell's corps and was soon rested and organized; the sight of a few reinforcements sent from Fortress Monroe had produced the best effect upon the spirits of the soldiers, whose imagithe two armies about the 7th of July. On this day the steamer coming from Fortress Monroe landed a passenger at Harrison's Landing, whose dress, as simple as his ma
Western Run (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ar as the West house, marked the boundary of what was properly called Malvern Hill, separating the Federal left from the centre. This centre was formed by Heintzelman's corps, extending from the ravine to the wood of West, the skirt of which he occupied; his forces lay across the Quaker road, Kearny on the left and Hooker on the right. Between Hooker and the Binford house the line was prolonged by Sumner's corps,—first Sedgwick, then Richardson, on his right. Farther on, the course of Western Run was guarded by the divisions of Smith and Slocum, composing Franklin's corps. Finally, the bridge of Carter's Mill spanning this stream, and the approaches to Haxall's, where a large number of roads converged, were entrusted to Keyes, with Peck's division, who thus found himself facing eastward, with his back turned toward that of Sykes. There was every indication that the efforts of the Confederates would be directed against the Federal left. In fact, they could only approach the army
Cross Keys (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
aries in check was to intimate to them that all pursuit was at an end. He determined, however, to take advantage of their separation to deal them successively a last blow. On the 8th, Ewell, with five thousand men, was waiting for Fremont at Cross Keys, a point of junction of several roads in the neighborhood. The six Federal brigades were prompt in attacking him. But Fremont, being under the impression that he had the whole of Jackson's army before him, allowed himself to be held back a loned down the valley to fall upon Fremont conjointly with Jackson; but on the 20th he speedily got on board the same cars which had brought him over, and returned to Charlottesville, where Jackson was awaiting him with the army that had fought at Cross Keys and Port Republic. By the movements of his cavalry, by his own words, and by means of letters written with the intention that they should fall into the hands of the Federals, he had confirmed all the fears which the movements of Whiting's divi
Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
t give sufficient elevation to her guns to reach the heights occupied by the enemy, and the two wooden vessels had not the requisite strength to sustain the conflict. The Galena, commanded by the intrepid Rogers, persisted in her efforts for a considerable length of time; but she finally withdrew, after having experienced severe losses and without having done any damage to her adversaries. The advantage of elevated positions in defending a river, which had already been demonstrated at Fort Donelson, in this instance received a new and striking confirmation. Thus the James River, which had been closed until then by the presence of the Virginia, as York River had been by the cannon of Yorktown, was opened by the destruction of that ship, just as York River had been by the evacuation of the Confederate fortress. But it was only open as far as Drury's Bluff; in order to overcome this last obstacle interposed between Richmond and the Federal gunboats, the support of the land-forces
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
new corps commander, who already occupied Fredericksburg with the three divisions of Ord, McCall an; Shields, who had only joined McDowell at Fredericksburg two days before, to retrace his steps fromet. Mr. Lincoln had visited McDowell at Fredericksburg on the 24th of May, when it was decided thll with difficulty united his divisions at Fredericksburg, exhausted and discouraged by so many frui seventy-two kilometres before him between Fredericksburg and Richmond, through a difficult country,eads from Aquia Creek to Richmond, through Fredericksburg and Bowling Green, and crosses to the soutsist the troops who were on their way from Fredericksburg. This order was promptly executed, and one other three divisions would proceed from Fredericksburg to rejoin him by land, he again requested project in order to remain within reach of Fredericksburg, nothing was left for him to do but to cartroops, and the intelligence received from Fredericksburg fully corroborated this information. On r
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