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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
tle of Bull's Run, on the morning of the 21st July, 1861. See page 590, volume I. commanding in the vicinity, and quite a heavy force was sent to oppose them. This force consisted of the Thirteenth and Nineteenth Mississippi, Eighth Virginia, Ashby's Virginia Regiment of cavalry, and Rogers's Richmond Battery of six pieces, the whole commanded by General Evans in person. Geary was called upon for re-enforcements. He promptly responded by crossing the river with about six hundred men and fohriber, to guard the fords of the Shenandoah, and prevent troops crossing there and joining those on Bolivar Heights. He then had only four hundred and fifty men left to fight his foe on his front. With these he repelled three fierce charges of Ashby's cavalry, and withstood the storm of bullets from a long line of infantry on Bolivar Heights, until joined, at eleven o'clock, by Lieutenant Martin, with one rifled cannon, with which he had crossed the Potomac Ferry under a galling fire of rifl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
ty and drawing Jackson from his supports. He was closely pursued by Jackson's cavalry, under Turner Ashby, one of the most dashing of the Confederate cavalry officers in that region. Exodus of slaof Kernstown, and two and a half south of Winchester. Toward the evening of the 22d of March, Ashby's cavalry drove in Shields's pickets, when the latter moved a small force to oppose the assailanrce was, according to Pollard, 6000 men, with Captain McLaughlin's battery of artillery, and Colonel Ashby's Cavalry. --First Year of the War, 284. Under cover of the night he pushed forward the brigssance obtained no positive information of any Confederate force immediately in front, excepting Ashby's cavalry, General Banks believed General Jackson to be too weak or too prudent, to attack Shieleps by the sounds of battle in his rear. At the time when the National scouts saw nothing but Ashby's cavalry, Jackson's whole force was strongly posted in battle order, with artillery on each fla
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
Dowell by way of the Manassas Gap railroad. Ashby's cavalry so perfectly masked this movement ths, and he was soon overtaken by the cavalry of Ashby and Flournoy, when he again gave battle. In ttwenty thousand men, His force consisted of Ashby's cavalry, the brigades of Winder, Campbell, ais failure to crush Banks to the misconduct of Ashby and his cavalry, who, stopping to pillage the alry (Second and Sixth Virginia), under General Turner Ashby. About two miles from Harrisonburg thipushed forward with cavalry and infantry, when Ashby, hard pressed, called for an infantry support.made prisoner, and lost fifty-five of his men. Ashby was, killed. His death was a severe blow for commanders. A few minutes before his death, Ashby was riding a horse that belonged to Lieutenant battle of Bull's Run. He was now killed, and Ashby was on foot, just in front of the line of thei, that skirted the field upon a ridge in which Ashby was killed. The place of his death was at the