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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
d fugitives, refugees, and wagons, which, says Banks, came tumbling to the rear in wretched confusion. The column was instantly reorganized, with the train in the rear, In view of a possible necessity for a return to Strasburg, Banks sent Captain Abert, of the Topographical Engineers, to prepare the Cedar Creek bridge for the flames. Abert and the accompanying troops (Zouaves d'afrique, Captain Collins) were cut off from the column, had a severe skirmish at Strasburg, and did not rejoin thAbert and the accompanying troops (Zouaves d'afrique, Captain Collins) were cut off from the column, had a severe skirmish at Strasburg, and did not rejoin the army until it was at Williamsport, on the Potomac. and Colonel Donnelly, pushing on to Middletown, encountered a small Confederate force there, which was easily driven back on the Front Royal road by Knipe's Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, supported by Cochran's New York Battery and the Twenty-eighth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Brown. Broadhead's First Michigan cavalry now took the lead, and soon reported the road clear to Winchester, thirteen miles below Middletown; but before Banks's main
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
in his path, the Colonel went without opposition to the town. This is conclusive that the attack to be made upon Banks's column in retreat was not made at the head of the column; and that this affair of Donelly was of no moment in deciding the fortunes of the day. When the first rumors from the teamsters came to us, Banks, filled with apprehension that he had permitted Jackson to throw his whole army on our flank, and fearing that he would be obliged to return to Strasburg, directed Captain Abert, of the topographical engineers on his staff, to turn back with his body-guard A red-uniformed company from Philadelphia, calling themselves Zouaves d'afrique. and foil the enemy's pursuit, by preparing Cedar Creek Bridge for the flames. While they returned on their mission Banks's Report. the column pushed forward. We had been detained about an hour. Donelly's brigade and a wagon-train entered Winchester early in the afternoon of the twenty-fourth of May, without sight or s
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 13: 1846: Aet. 39. (search)
rge. Agassiz subsequently took some part in working up the fish collections from this expedition, but the publication was stopped for want of means to carry it on. At Washington are also to be seen the headquarters of the Coast Survey, where the fine charts of the coasts and harbors now making under direction of Dr. Bache are executed. These charts are admirably finished. Dr. Bache, the superintendent, was in camp, so that I could not deliver my letters for him. I saw, however, Colonel Abert, the head of the topographic office, who gave me important information about the West for the very season when I am likely to be there. I am indebted to him also for a series of documents concerning the upper Missouri and Mississippi, California and Oregon, printed by order of the government, and for a collection of freshwater shells from those regions. I should like to offer him, in return, such sheets of the Federal Map as have appeared. I beg Guyot to send them to me by the first o
Index. A. Aar, glacier, 299, 317, 319, 349, 357, 364; last visit to, 396; boulder-monument from, 783. Abert, Colonel, 423. Academy, The Little, 54, 67, 94, 154. Ackermann, 100. Actiniae, 440. Adelstaetten, 86. Agassiz, Alexander, 558, 628. Agassiz, Auguste, 3, 5, 8, 16, 24, 148. Agassiz, Cecile Braun, 230; talent as an artist, 230. Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary, 477. Agassiz, Louis, 1; as a teacher, 7; popular reading, 66; becomes pastor at Concise, 134; death, 280. Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe, birthplace, 1; first aquarium, 2; early education, 2; love of natural history, 3; boyish studies and amusements, 4; taste for handicraft; its after use, 4, 5; adventure with his brother on the ice, 5; goes to Bienne, 6; college of Bienne, 6, 7; vacations, 8; own sketch of plans of study at fourteen, 12; school and college note-books, 13,14; distaste for commercial life, 14; goes to Lausanne, 15; to the medical school at Zurich, 15; copies books on natural history, 16
From the Florida Forts. The Brooklyn, which left Hampton Roads Friday for Fort Pickens, with two companies U. S. Artillery, is nearly at her destination by this time. Her entrance to the Bay is to be opposed by the allied troops. The Mobile News contains an interesting letter from the Navy-Yard at Warrington, Fla., from which the following is an extract; We of the Mississippi and Alabama Regiment, containing eight Mississippi and two Mobile companies, under Col. Abert, of Mississippi are quartered at the U. S. Marine Hospital, just opposite Fort Pickens, and about a mile and seven-eighths of a mile distant. Fort San Carlos de Barrancas is about half a mile south of our quarter. It is a mile and a half distant from Fort Pickens. Fort McCree is still further south, and is a mile and an eighth of a mile from Fort Pickens.--We are in possession of all the military positions except Fort Pickens. It is on Santa Rosa Island, which is forty miles long, and about one mile wide.
e, of Illinois; Justus McKinney, Assistant Quartermaster United States Army, O. Howard and Charles D Jamieson, of Maire; A. McD. McCook, of Ohio, Ebenezer Dumont, Robert H. Milroy and Lewis Wallace, of Indiana; Daniel E. Sickles, of New York. From the special Washington dispatches of the Philadelphia Inquirer, of Tuesday, we gather the following items: The Army Retiring Board is slowly proceeding with its important business. So far it has disposed of but a single case, that of Col. Abert, of the Topographical Engineers, who has been forty years in service, and is very infirm. He is to be placed upon the retired list. The same disposition will doubtless be made of Colonels Kearney and Long, of the same corps, who are next in order.-- Col. Belton, of the Fourth Artillery, and Col. Martin Burke, now in charge of the New York forts, of the Second, are the only officers who have applied voluntarily to be placed on the retired list, although it is thought that a hundred of, an
Pardon refused. --The Governor has refused to pardon Charles Murphy, convicted of the murder of Abert, a slave, and the prisoner has been sent to the penitentiary for a term of five years.
ent.--Another Captain in the same regiment was also shot dead there. French peaches. At the depot at Winchester the rebels found some tin boxes with an elegant illuminated representation of a peach on the cover, and labeled French peaches. An officer broke into one and discovered it contained bad whiskey. "What won't these d — d Yankees invent next?" was his remark. After remaining in Martinsburg till Friday, Fitzgerald found his way to this place. Miscellaneous. Captain Abert, of the United States Topographical Engineers, was cut off near Middle-town, and after four days fatigue and marching arrived here, by way of Hancock, in company with Colonel DeForrest and Captains Hampton and Collis, with their command. Nine rebel prisoners of war, captured this morning by our cavalry, have just been brought into town. Some indignation was exhibited by our soldiers and Union citizens as the prisoners appeared, but all demonstrations of disrespect were suppressed b