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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
, had the disadvantage of lying parallel with the road it had to cover; to pierce it at a single point, therefore, sufficed to cut off the retreat of the troops who occupied it. This was what McClellan determined to do as soon as he had gathered around him a sufficient force to take the offensive. Toward the end of June he found himself at the head of five brigades, composed, it is true, of entirely new troops, whose organization left much to be desired. It was, however, necessary to act; Cox's brigade was sent to the lower Kanawha to watch the enemy massed on that side, with whom it only had some trifling engagements; Hill's brigade remained to guard the railways and the posts which connected West Virginia with the troops stationed along the upper Potomac; finally, McClellan divided the forces with which he intended to attack Garnett and Pegram into two columns. The first, composed of Morris's brigade, occupied Philippi, on the road leading to Leedsville by way of Laurel Hill: i
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
led to fall back before the forces of the Federal general Cox. The latter, in fact, supported by a few steamerning the Elk River bridge behind him. On the same day Cox, with the aid of a light-draught steamer which had ben front of Floyd and Wise, the independent brigade of Cox, from two to three thousand strong. The latter, foll offensive and to re-enter the valley of the Kanawha; Cox was now too weak to be able to dispute its possession back the line of the Federal outposts, and compelled Cox to fall back to the southwest, upon New River. Leaviar its confluence with Meadow River, and thus cut off Cox entirely from any reinforcements which Rosecrans mighportance, on the left bank of New River, with some of Cox's detachments. The condition of the roads and the fareat Kanawha, where he was in easy communication with Cox. In the mean time, Lee had commenced a movement wihe three brigades brought from Clarksburg and that of Cox, all together about twelve thousand men. Lee, notwith