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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 93 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 51 1 Browse Search
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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 29 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
Schurz, S. Williams, J. W. Geary, A. Pleasanton, J. Buford, and W. W. Averill. The last three were commanders of cavalry under General G. Sts Ford, on the Rappahannock, between National troops, under General W. W. Averill, and Confederates under General Fitzhugh Lee. Averill was Averill was sent out to cut off Stuart and Lee, who, it was reported, were with a, strong party enforcing the draft in Fauquier County. On the 28th ofiven. In the face of brisk opposition from a small cavalry picket, Averill crossed the Rappahannock and was pushing on toward Culpep per Cour which continued John S. Moseby until late in the evening, when Averill withdrew, and recrossed the river, followed by the Confederates to the water's edge. Averill lost about seventy-five men, and his antagonist about one hundred. Early in April, notwithstanding the roads wappahannock May 29, 1863. with the main body at Kelly's Ford, and Averill (who had been ordered to push on through Culpepper Court-House to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
Run, 111. operations in West Virginia, 112. Averill's raid in Virginia, 113. difficulties and pethe latter day, when Patten was re-enforced. Averill retreated, and made his way back to Huttonsvi, weakly pursued by the Confederate cavalry. Averill's loss was two hundred and seven men, and a Ptop of Droop Mountain, in Greenbrier County. Averill stormed them there, November 6, 1863. and pun, three guns, and seven hundred small-arms. Averill reported his own loss at about one hundred, orged of armed rebels, and not long afterward, Averill started on the important business of destroyin, Echols, and McCausland. were arranged W. W. Averill. in a line extending from Staunton to Newiders on their return. Fortunately for them, Averill intercepted a dispatch from Jones to Early, wregiment, in spite of brisk opposition. Then Averill destroyed the bridges behind him, and the regmmanding, who believed a story told him, that Averill was marching on Buchanan instead of Covington[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
ove along the south side of the river, with the expectation of crossing Burnside's bridge at Knoxville. Sherman sent forward his cavalry, which entered the Union lines on the 3d, when Longstreet, finding his flank turned and an over-whelming force of adversaries near, raised the siege and retreated toward Russellville, in the direction of Virginia, pursued by Burnside's forces. Thus ended the siege of Knoxville, a day or two before.the beginning of which occurred the memorable raid of General Averill upon the railway east of it, already mentioned. See page 113. Burnside issued Dec. 5. a congratulatory order to his troops after Longstreet's flight, The Army of the Ohio, he said, has nobly guarded the loyal region It redeemed from its oppressors, and rendered the heroic defense of Knoxville memorable in the annals of the war. and a few days afterward Dec. 11. another was promulgated, which directed the naming of the forts and batteries at Knoxville, that constituted its defe
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
scenes of the great drama, we will here anticipate the depending order of events a little, and trace in outline a record of Morgan's most notable experiences during the summer of 1864. At the close of May, Morgan entered Kentucky by way of Pound Gap, May 29, 1864. with about twenty-five hundred men, indifferently mounted. He managed to evade General Burbridge, who was in that region with a strong force, contemplating an advance into Southwestern Virginia in co-operation with Crook and Averill, who were to march up the Kanawha, in the direction of the Blue Ridge. Morgan always managed to live off the country he was in; so now he sent men ahead to seize fresh horses from friends or foes, and by that means his followers were soon so well mounted that they were enabled to sweep rapidly through the eastern counties of Kentucky, from Johnson to Harrison, by way of Paintville on the west fork of the Big Sandy, through Hazel Green, Owensville, and Mount Sterling, to Paris and Cynthiana
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
iers, but on his return he was struck a severe blow by General Averill, not far from Romney, and driven entirely out of the n Meanwhile, General Crook, whose cavalry was led by General Averill, had moved May 1. up the Kanawha Valley from Charlestunately, Crook divided and weakened his command by sending Averill, with his two thousand horsemen, to destroy the lead minesix thousand infantry toward Dublin Station, farther east. Averill's descent upon Wytheville and its vicinity was no more frue of a strong force sent by Morgan from Wytheville, before Averill reached there, he withdrew and retreated to Meadow Bridge, in the direction of the Kanawha. When Averill retired from Wytheville and marched to meet Crook at Dublin Station, the lattHunter was joined, at Staunton, by the forces of Crook and Averill, when the whole body, about twenty thousand strong, moved of the Kanawha. There, only a few days before, Crook and Averill had left a million and a half of rations in charge of two
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
with the troops, went to Harper's Ferry.. General Averill, in the mean time, had moved toward WinchThe incendiaries did not remain long, for General Averill, who, with twenty-six hundred cavalry, waretreated up the south branch of the Potomac, Averill closely pursued them, and at Moorfield he att So wild were rumors, that on the day when Averill defeated the Confederates at Moorfield, the iry of West Virginia, under Generals Crook and Averill. To these were added the cavalry divisions oll, on a reconnaissance to Martinsburg (which Averill repulsed), he determined to Go in! at once, in the main forces at the Opequan ford, while Averill and Torbett were to make demonstrations on thne, the Unionists, if beaten, might retreat. Averill had followed the Confederates closely from Bu right, flanked by the cavalry of Merritt and Averill. This second line speedily advanced. Desperuster were thrown out to guard the right, and Averill's (then under Powell) picketed the north fork[1 more...]
Savannah, 3.406-3.414; visit of the author to in 1866, 3.404, 522. Atlanta, ram, capture of by Capt. Rodgers, 3.199. Aserasboroa, battle of, 3.499. Averill, Gen. W. W., his cavalry fight with Fitzhugh Lee near Kelly's Ford, 3.22; operations of in West Virginia, 3.112; his raid on the Virginia and Tennessee railway, 3.113. rmish at, 2.385. West Virginia, erection of the new State of, 1.492; troops ordered to, 1.493; military movements in, 1.493-1.497; military operations in under Averill, 3.112. Wyer's Cave, Va., the author's visit to in 1866, 2.400. Wheeler, Gen., attempts to recapture Fort Donelson, 3.116; destructive raid of on Rosecrans'ght with the Merrimack, 2.363; wounded, 2.366; destroys the Nashville, 3.190. Writs of Habeas corpus, practical suspension of, 1.449. Wytheville, descent of Averill on lead mines at, 3.314. Y. Yancey, William L., incendiary speeches of, 1.41. Yazoo City, Porter's gun-boats' at, 2.613; Gen. Herron's expedition to, 3.1
fired by our army. He then ordered an advance of our grand army upon Centerville and Manassas, as transports had not yet been provided for their passage down the Potomac and Chesapeake, and with a view of giving them, he says, an opportunity to gain some experience on the march and bivouac, preparatory to the campaign, and to get rid of the superfluous baggage and other impedimenta, which accumulate so easily around an army encamped for a long time in one locality. His cavalry advance, Col. Averill, reached the enemy's deserted lines at Centerville at noon next day. Of course, no enemy was found there, nor nearer than Warrenton Junction; where Gen. Stoneman, with our cavalry, discovered them in force on the 14th, and returned without attacking them. The main body of our army had commenced its return to the Potomac on the 11th; on which day the President issued War Order No. 3, relieving Gen. McClellan from the command of all military departments but that of the Potomac; extending
pt miscarried; but it was renewed the next night, August 4-5. and, notwithstanding the ample notice of it given to the enemy, proved an easy success; Hooker driving the Rebels from Malvern with a loss of barely 14, and taking 100 prisoners; Col. Averill, with part of Pleasanton's cavalry, pushing north to White Oak Swamp Bridge, driving thence the 10th Virginia cavalry and capturing 28 men and horses. This advance, promptly and vigorously followed up in force, would doubtless have placed McChington, announcing August 10. that the Rebels were crossing the Rapidan in force, and pressing Pope, soon impelled him to move the bulk of his troops by land to Fortress Monroe; the two leading corps (Porter's and Heintzelman's), preceded by Averill's cavalry, taking that road on the 14th, crossing the Chickahominy by a pontoon-bridge at Barrett's Ferry and at Jones's Bridge; and Gen. M., with the rear-guard, breaking camp and following the army on the 16th; crossing and removing the pontoo
olve to emulate their noble example. The army and the country alike lament the absence for a time of one [Jackson] to whose bravery, energy, and skill they are so much indebted for success. The operations of our cavalry, under Stoneman and Averill, had been ill-judged, feeble, and inefficient as well could be. Averill, who was on the right, went out to Culpepper Court House, and thence to the Rapidan; where he remained, attempting nothing and achieving it, till an order from Hooker reacheAverill, who was on the right, went out to Culpepper Court House, and thence to the Rapidan; where he remained, attempting nothing and achieving it, till an order from Hooker reached May 2. him, directing his return to the north side of the Rappahannock; which was obeyed with alacrity. Stoneman himself pushed down by Louisa Court House and Yanceyville to Thompson's Cross-Roads, on the South Anna; having meantime sent Col. Wyndham with a detachment to Columbia, on the James, where a little damage was done and more attempted to the James and Kanawha Canal. Gen. Gregg, with the 1st Maine and 10th New York, was impelled eastward, to destroy the railroad bridge on the Fr
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