got in his rear at Bristoe Station on the 26th of August, 1862, Ewell
's division was left at Bristoe
, while Hill
(who had succeeded Charles Winder
in command of the First division) were sent to Manassas Junction
In the afternoon Pope
's advance came up in heavy force, but Dement
's guns stopped them until Ewell
got out comfortably to Manassas
in the battle of August 28, 29, 30, 1862, the three Maryland batteries —the First, Captain Dement
; the Second, Baltimore
light, Captain Brockenbrough
; the Third, Chesapeake
, Captain Brown
, performed distinguished services.
On the last day the First Maryland having exhausted all its long range projectiles of shot and shell, was moved up closer so as to shorten the range and increase the efficiency of canister.
Upon the investment of Harper's Ferry
, during the night of September 14th, Colonel Crutchfield
's chief of artillery, took two guns each from the batteries of Dement
, and moved them across the Shenandoah
, so as to flank and enfilade the Federal
This was the key of the position.
was ordered to open at daylight, but the work of cutting a road along the mountain delayed him. At dawn the Confederate batteries of Pegram
of A. P. Hill
's division opened on the Federal
, the Federal
commander, began to form to charge them, when Crutchfield
broke out in a tremendous fire which silenced the Federal
battery on the left and drove the Federal infantry from their entrenchments.
As the circle of fire from mountain to mountain closed around General Miles
, he put up the white flag and surrendered.
batteries were on the Confederate
left operating with Maj.-Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
and his cavalry.
, the Chesapeake artillery, under Lieutenant Plater
, at Hamilton's Crossing
did excellent service, said Early
At the battle of