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Flint Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
s stopped by a barricade which had been raised across it. On the Chester Gap road to the right the Federals steadily waited for their adversaries, whom they received with a well-sustained fire, which threw their ranks into confusion. At the same time, Colonel Davis, ordering the Eighth New York to draw their sabres, threw himself upon their flank, and after a hand-to-hand fight of a few minutes' duration drove them back in disorder. Stuart, unwilling to continue the fight, retired toward Flint Hill; Pleasanton followed him as far as Sandy Hook, thus occupying all the roads east of Chester Gap, whilst Averill took possession of Manassas Gap after a slight skirmish. On the 6th of November the army's change of base was therefore accomplished. All the corps had reached the Manassas Gap Railroad, or were sufficiently near this railway to seek their supplies at some of its stations. This line established direct communications with Washington, the capital was covered, and the reinforc
Williamsburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
im. Burnside, whose loyalty and patriotism were always above suspicion, immediately tendered his resignation to the President. It was not accepted, but Newton and Cochrane were retained in the posts they occupied. It was in the midst of these painful circumstances that the army of the Potomac witnessed the close of the year 1862, the first of its active existence:--this year, which was marked by so many memorable events-by the siege of Yorktown, the comparatively successful battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, the sanguinary but honorable defeats of Gaines' Mill and Glendale, and the success of Malvern Hill-this year, which had witnessed the disaster of Manassas, the fatal capitulation of Harper's Ferry, the victories of South Mountain and Antietam, and which had closed with the terrible defeat of Fredericksburg. For the Confederate army of Northern Virginia, on the contrary, the year 1863 opened under the best auspices. Thanks to the despotic energy of the Richmond government
Strasburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
devised for approaching once more the capital of Virginia. The line of march adopted by the army of the Potomac followed a valley lying parallel to that of the Shenandoah, comprised between the Blue Ridge westward and the Bull Run Mountains eastward, an open valley intersected by numerous roads. The passes of the Blue Ridge beginning at the north are Vestal's Gap, Gregory's Gap, Snicker's Gap, Ashby's Gap, Manassas Gap and Chester Gap. The railroad called the Manassas Gap Railway leaves Strasburg on the Upper Shenandoah, passes through this defile, intersects the valley which the army of the Potomac had entered, crosses the Bull Run Mountains at the pass of Thoroughfare Gap, and joins the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in the vicinity of Bull Run, giving to this junction the already famous name of Manassas. McClellan was to receive all his supplies by way of the bridge of boats at Berlin until he could strike this line; once within reach of Thoroughfare Gap, he could revictual his
Hazel Run (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
, and on the opposite side. A stream called Hazel Run borders the plain to the south. More to then with the Rappahannock finally emptied into Hazel Run. It was an obstacle that could be surmountear part of it, ascends, on the other side of Hazel Run, a high hillock which marks the commencement. The railroad, after successively crossing Hazel Run and Deep Run at some hundred metres above thill; Wilcox's (the Ninth) was on the left of Hazel Run, resting on the banks of Deep Run, along theposition on the heights between Deep Run and Hazel Run, in the place of Pickett, who was stationeddivisions of Sturgis and Getty extended from Hazel Run to Deep Run, while that of Burns was on the left, Sturgis and Getty, each on one side of Hazel Run, kept up a lively fire of musketry with Picko support Hancock's efforts; Getty, crossing Hazel Run with two brigades, tried in vain to make a dhe left. There were no Union troops between Hazel Run and Deep Run, except on the very banks of th[2 more...]
Orleans, Ma. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
d the movement of its cavalry, and the Second corps reached Paris on the 4th of November. Stuart's division, which on that day was commanded by General Rosser, endeavored for a moment to make a stand against it, but was soon dislodged; and while the Federals occupied Ashby's Gap, the Confederate cavalry retired by the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge to cover Longstreet along the line of Hedgeman's River, and they did not halt during this rapid retreat until they had reached the village of Orleans. Jackson, meanwhile, still continued inactive at Millwood, allowing the Federals to occupy Ashby's Gap, and seeming to take no notice of their columns, that were advancing along the road through which he communicated with the rest of the army. The passage of this road at Chester Gap was guarded by D. H. Hill's division, which was to join Longstreet whenever it should find itself too seriously compromised by remaining in the defile. In order to protect its approaches as long as possible,
Rectortown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
m a few days before, and on the 6th of November the Eleventh corps, which Siegel brought him, was at New Baltimore and Thoroughfare Gap; after this corps followed Sickles' division, which encamped that day at Manassas Junction and Warrenton Junction. The whole army thus extended from the passes of the Blue Ridge to the isolated chain of hills adjoining the Bull Run Mountains. The First corps already occupied Warrenton, the Ninth had reached Waterloo on the Rappahannock, the Second was at Rectortown on the Manassas Gap Railroad, the Fifth and Sixth closed the march, and were proceeding in the direction of this railway, one from Snicker's Gap and the other from Upperville. Warrenton was the place selected by McClellan as a point of concentration; it was the terminus of a railroad which offered great facilities for the transportation and distribution of rations. His columns were to march upon this town, leaving the Rappahannock on the right, whilst Pleasanton, remaining on the left ba
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 6
e of his generals, in an official military document. At the South the proclamation of the President was received as a new challenge, and the very dangers which it had in store for them in the future increased, for a time, the energy of the Confederate States. Instead of bringing back his army into the interior in order to protect Richmond, Lee boldly placed himself in the angle formed by the Potomac and the Shenandoah, continuing to menace Maryland with an offensive return. The rich valley ry silence of his humblest soldiers as well as his most zealous officers. He had determined to put an end to this state of things, and he requested the President to dismiss Generals Hooker, Brooks, Newton and Cochrane from the service of the United States, and to deprive Generals Franklin, Smith, Sturgis and Ferrero and Colonel Taylor of their respective commands. This would be to strike a crushing blow at those whom the army had learned to consider as its bravest and most experienced leaders
Michigan (Michigan, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
Pleasanton was not slow in bringing up his brigade, and immediately attacked him, notwithstanding the disproportion of numbers. The Eighth Illinois, led by Colonel Farnsworth, a distinguished officer, whose career was to be soon cut short by a glorious death, John F. Farnsworth, of the Eighth Illinois, is still living, and was lately a member of Congress. He was promoted to brigadier-general November 29, 1862. The author has confounded him with Brigadier-General E. J. Farnsworth, of Michigan, killed at Gettysburg.—Ed. gallantly charged on the left on the Warrenton road, but was stopped by a barricade which had been raised across it. On the Chester Gap road to the right the Federals steadily waited for their adversaries, whom they received with a well-sustained fire, which threw their ranks into confusion. At the same time, Colonel Davis, ordering the Eighth New York to draw their sabres, threw himself upon their flank, and after a hand-to-hand fight of a few minutes' duration
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
s had recovered from the great excitement into which they had been thrown by Lee's march upon Pennsylvania; they had eagerly responded to Mr. Lincoln's new appeal for troops to fill up the gaps in theed by McClellan, was especially intended to cover the Upper Potomac, and protect Maryland and Pennsylvania in that direction against the inroads of Confederate partisans; west of Hancock, which is thefront of the little town of Chambersburg on the same evening. He was already in the heart of Pennsylvania, where no one was expecting such visitors. It was on a dark, rainy night that some fugitivesssing the Potomac became known when that general was already quietly bivouacking in a town of Pennsylvania. Averill was at once ordered to start in pursuit. Pleasanton, who protected the encampments sufficient advantage had not been taken of the vast number of horses with which the farms of Pennsylvania were stocked. In the same way, instead of collecting around the cantonments of the army of t
Bowling Green (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
and attack Richmond by way of the James, or to march upon the capital of Virginia by way of Bowling Green. Burnside's plan was to leave the enemy at Culpepper, keep on the left bank of the Rappahbut one movement to make to the rear, to obtain possession of Fredericksburg, and perhaps of Bowling Green also, where he would have been halfway to Richmond. The result of Burnside's plan, on the ce Road is called Hamilton's Crossing, which was the first station between Fredericksburg and Bowling Green. The hilly country comprised between Bernard's Cabin and Hamilton's Crossing presented a frfar as the Massaponax; after crossing this stream, it inclines southward in the direction of Bowling Green, thus turning the extreme right of the line of battle of the Confederates. Burnside's plan,ivision following the Telegraph Road, Franklin with the remainder of Hooker's troops that of Bowling Green. The two partial attacks were but the prelude to this operation, which supposed the adversa
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