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Todd's Tavern (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
n great haste, leading his column through cross-roads toward a point called Todd's Tavern, situated four and a half miles south-west of Chancellorsville. On the ehich branches out from that of Spotsylvania at Piney Branch to connect with Todd's Tavern at the south-west, Stuart had reached the latter point, and, leaving Fitzhuine of march had brought it near the turnpike. Couch sent French to occupy Todd's Tavern with one of his two divisions, in order to cover the army on the side of Spuse, between the points where the road to Catharine Furnace and the road to Todd's Tavern connect with the Plank Road. Just as Mahone's soldiers were reaching the se Ramseur and Posey followed Slocum as far as the forest. Doles arrived at Todd's Tavern, which French had not been able to approach, while Wright, skirting Lewis' n runs south-westward to connect with the Brock Road a mile and a half from Todd's Tavern. He was thus turning his back completely upon the enemy in that part of th
Wheeling, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
e course of Cheat River, by a rapid march pushes as far as Morgantown on the Pennsylvannia frontier, where he arrives on the 27th, picking up an immense booty on his way. Then, retracing his steps, he rallies a portion of his troops who had followed another route, and on the 29th he appears suddenly before the town of Fairmont, situated on the right side of Tygart Valley River, near its junction with the Monongahela. A little lower down, below the junction, the railroad between Grafton and Wheeling, the only line which connects this section of country with the Northern States, crosses from the right to the left side of the Monongahela over a magnificent iron bridge three hundred yards long. It is this great work that Jones wishes to destroy, and whilst the defenders of Fairmont are vainly waiting for him, barricaded in their town, he seizes a suspension-bridge thrown over the stage-road a little below the railway-bridge, and only defended by a few soldiers. He is thus enabled to cro
Chesapeake Bay (United States) (search for this): chapter 2
of simply harassing the Federals and shutting them up in their positions, but to recapture all those positions from them. Longstreet was to direct their main effort against Suffolk, the fall of which would involve that of Norfolk. Once masters of this fine port and its arsenal, they would be able to again close the James River, the most direct route to Richmond, the only one able to supply with provisions an army besieging that capital; they could even harass Federal vessels as far as Chesapeake Bay. In order to facilitate this operation, Hill was ordered to draw the attention of the Union generals toward North Carolina, and to make them believe that the attack was to be directed against Foster's troops, which had recently been singularly reduced in numbers. In fact, at the end of January the government of Washington, being no doubt desirous of satisfying public opinion in the North, which was always clamoring for the capture of Charleston and felt vexed at beholding the cradle
Bull Run Mountain (Nevada, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
him. A large portion of the Confederate cavalry was drawn up en échelon along the Rappahannock above and below Fredericksburg, so as to watch the course of the river and keep Lee advised of all the movements undertaken by Hooker's army. The nucleus of Fitzhugh Lee's brigade was at Culpeper Court-house; this brigade, although composed of the first five Virginia regiments, could not then bring more than one thousand sabres into line. The right wing of the Federal army, from Falmouth to Bull Run Mountain, was covered by Averell's division of cavalry, composed of McIntosh's and Duffieas brigades and two small regular regiments, the First and Fifth, forming a brigade under Captain Reno. After assembling them secretly, Averell took up the line of march on the 16th at the head of his three brigades, numbering between two thousand and twenty-five hundred horses, with a battery of artillery. The following morning, March 17, the column left Morrisville, and reached Kelly's Ford on the Rappa
Morris Island (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
hile the main pass, called Main Ship Channel, hugs the coast of Morris Island for a distance of four or five miles, and empties into the opends upon a sandbank, a continuation of the southern bank called Morris Island. A space of fifteen hundred yards separates the two forts. A . The latter was much the weaker, never having been finished. Morris Island was occupied by two new works: one, in front of Sumter, at Cummiderable magnitude; it commanded the main channel, which skirts Morris Island. These batteries, with much permanence, constructed of sand, t able to reduce the two batteries located along the sandbank of Morris Island; for the small size of this bank and the swamps which separatedbecause the latter would have led too close to the batteries of Morris Island. There was found, strange to say, one foot of water more than sank in a few fathoms of water about two-thirds of a mile from Morris Island beach, all the crew being saved. On both sides the combatant
Secessionville (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
two large steamers, the Queen of the Wave and the Georgiana, which, being hotly pursued by Federal ships, were driven upon the coast and abandoned by their crews. The operations against Charleston were about to commence. A regiment of infantry had occupied Cole's Island, on the left bank of the Stono River, on the 28th of March—a position extremely well chosen for commanding both this arm of the sea and the entrance of the long channel which under the name of Folly River runs as far as Secessionville. The navy had completed its preparations and collected together all the forces it could dispose of. These forces comprised nine iron-clad vessels. They were the four monitors already mentioned, the Montauk, the Passaic, the Patapsco, and the Nahant; three others, named the Weehaw- Ironsides; and, finally, the Keokuk, a species of monitor differing from the original type in so far that it carried two stationary turrets, each furnished with four portholes and containing but one single gu
Taylor's Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
the long line of positions extending from Taylor's Hill at the north to Prospect Hill southward, f heights which command Fredericksburg from Taylor's Hill to Lee's Hill, on a front of over three mieparated him from the enemy's positions of Taylor's Hill and Stansbury Hill. General Warren, who frals at Fredericksburg, hastened to occupy Taylor's Hill; finally, two pieces of the Washington artaintained himself as long as possible upon Taylor's Hill with the guns he had been able to save, anld fall back either upon Banks' Ford or on Taylor's Hill. In the first instance, he would have preront of more than two miles in extent from Taylor's Hill to the Guest dwelling. In order to cover Gordon advances alone in the direction of Taylor's Hill. The attack has been made with rapidity arder to preserve the important position of Taylor's Hill, he is compelled to abandon that of the Gupreciated the importance of the heights of Taylor's Hill, abandoned them to the enemy with regret, [2 more...]
Bahama Islands (search for this): chapter 2
ad commenced them at once; but we must reserve their recital. The narrative of naval operations in the Gulf of Mexico will not detain us long. The division charged with maintaining the blockade east of the Mississippi, under command of Commodore Bailey, extended its supervision to the western coast of the Florida peninsula: it had thus to keep guard over a multitude of creeks and passes in which the small vessels that carried on active contraband trade with the English colony of the Bahama Islands found shelter. The Federal sailors, unable to venture with their ships among these dangerous labyrinths, had been in the habit of exploring them in boats, and of endeavoring by this means to capture blockade-runners which they suspected to be lurking somewhere. These bold expeditions, which possessed all the attractions of partisan warfare—the chase, the ambuscade, the surprise, and the boarding excitement—were the only things to distract their attention from the monotony of the blocka
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
t out to sea to attack the Federal ships, which the absence of wind had doomed to immobility; a few raking shots were sufficient to compel them to surrender. But, being unable to bring them back into port in consequence of their draft of water, they were obliged to set them on fire on the 23d, in order to keep them from the steamships that Commodore Bell had sent for the purpose of recapturing them. Two months later, as we will show hereafter when speaking of the military operations in Louisiana, one of the ships belonging to the squadron, the Diana, was captured by the Confederates in the waters of Bayou Teche. The month of April bought on still further misfortunes. On the 7th a river-steamer, the Barrataria, which the Federals had fitted out as a guard-ship to watch the waters of Lake Maurepas, near New Orleans, ran aground at the mouth of the river Amite, when her crew, finding themselves attacked by a large number of partisans ambushed along the shore, were obliged to aband
Yanceyville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
he again joined Buford on the 4th, without having destroyed the great bridge of the Aquia Creek Railway on the North Anna, the demolition of which would have interrupted all traffic by that line for some time. In the mean while, Stoneman and Buford, after having encamped a short distance east of Thompson's Cross-roads on the 4th, at a place called Shannon's Hill, and brought together all the detachments whose return was anticipated, proceeded northward again on the 5th, passing through Yanceyville; they were followed by Lee, whose pursit of Wyndham had once more led him to Stoneman's rear, but who could not seriously molest them. On the 7th the column crossed the Rapidan at Raccoon Ford, without any attempt having been made on the part of the enemy to disturb its march, and on the following day, taking the same road by which it came, it crossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford. Two regiments remained behind, the Second New York and the Twelfth Illinois; these, under the leaders
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