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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Averill, William woods, 1832- (search)
Averill, William woods, 1832- Military officer; born in Cameron, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1832; was graduated at West Point in 18 close of 1861 until the summer and fall of 1863, when General Averill, with a cavalry force, made extensive raids in that moerrupted railway communication between the William woods Averill. armies of Lee and Bragg. Col. John Tolland had led a cavnd lost eighty-two men and 300 horses. A little later General Averill started from Tygart's Valley: passed through several cap occurred, and lasted a greater part of Aug. 26 and 27. Averill was repulsed. and made his way back to Tygart's Valley, hh a loss of over 300 men, three guns, and 700 small-arms. Averill's loss was about 100 men. West Virginia was now nearly free of armed Confederates, and Averill started, in December, with a strong force of Virginia mounted infantry, Pennsylvania and joined the others, with the loss of four men drowned. Averill captured during the raid about 200 men. My command, he sai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
uing his retreat, when General Wright, handing his command over to General Crook, returned to Washington. Meanwhile General Averill, with a considerable force, moved towards Winchester, and near that place he fought the Confederates, July 20, three hours. They lost 400 men (about 200 of them made prisoners), with four guns. Averill's loss was about 200. It was supposed Early was moving up the valley, but Crook, marching from Harper's Ferry to Winchester, soon afterwards encountered him in o-thirds of the town was laid in ashes. No time was given for the removal of the sick, infirm, women, or children. General Averill, with 2,600 cavalry, was soon after the raiders. He drove them across the Potomac with such blows that they did not stop to plunder and destroy. Mosby, another guerilla chief, dashed across the Potomac and carried off a few horsemen. Averill pursued the Confederates up the south branch of the Potomac, attacked and defeated them, Aug. 4, 1864, at Moorfield, ca
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
the right time—a Virginia gentleman of gravity and of character. Early in December, 1863, our Division, under Fitz Lee, in order to be more accessible to supplies, camped near Charlottesville. Information reached General Stuart that General, Averill, with a large force, had started on a raid in Northwestern Virginia. Stuart ordered Fitz Lee to break camp at once and proceed against him. Accordingly, on the 10th of December, 1863, we left Charlottesville and started in pursuit of Averill. Averill. Lee's command, of which my regiment constituted a part, was occupied in this expedition for at least a month, and when we returned to Charlottesville on or about January 10th, 1864, the men were so used up and the horses so entirely broken down that it was thought best by our General that furloughs be issued and the men with their horses be temporarily dispersed to various localities to recuperate. A number of men belonging to my company were from King William County, and hither Lieutenant Po
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
and the enterprise upon which you are about to embark. Such were the orders under which, two weeks or more later than was first proposed, Generals Stoneman and Averill crossed the Rappahannock from Fauquier into Culpeper county, and bivouacked near the above river. The passage was made on April 29th, and that evening, as GeneraFord and a ford below and pushed on without serious opposition to destroy the Central Railroad, the James River Canal and the Richmond and Fredericksburg road. Averill moved towards Brandy Station, Culpeper and Rapidan Station, for the purpose of masking Stoneman's movement, and cutting Lee's communications towards Gordonsville.onsville the enemy have a small provost guard of infantry, which it is expected you will destroy, if it can be done without delaying your forward movement. General Averill's command consisted of the two brigades of his division, Davis's brigade of Pleasanton's division and Tiddall's battery, numbering in all about 4.000 men, whi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
m. Harris, of the Tenth West Virginia Infantry. At the same time, General William Woods Averill assembled a large force of cavalry, fully 6,000 men at Keyser, (whiings, but Jackson went through without the loss of a man or a horse, and while Averill went on and fought the battle of Dry Creek or White Sulphur, where he was defeor three days at Huntersville, the county seat of Pocahontas, waiting for General Averill to return, while 2,500 men were loitering there. Some wag of a fellow wmin S. Roberts was relieved of his command in Western Virginia, and General William Woods Averill was appointed in his place. The government at Washington was greatembling in West Virginia of what was known as the Eighth Army Corps, under General Averill, for the purpose of destroying all the western part of Virginia inside theer and December of that year, the last raid ending up at Salem, Va., where General Averill did so much damage to the railroad and Confederate stores at that place.