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January 7. A detachment of General Kelly's forces, commanded by Colonel Dunning, Fifth Ohio, left Romney last night at twelve o'clock, and attacked the rebels, two thousand strong, at Blue's Gap, Va., east of Romney, at daylight this morning. The rebels were completely routed, with a loss of fifteen killed, two pieces of cannon, their wagons, tents, etc., with twenty prisoners, including one commissioned officer.--(Doc. 8.) Ex-Governor Morehead, of Kentucky, was released from Fort Warren on his parole, and proceeded immediately to New York. At Washington, D. C., in the Senate, petitions for the emancipation of slaves and for the exchange of prisoners, were presented. A bill relative to the arrest of fugitive slaves by officers of the army or navy, was taken up, but its consideration was again postponed for the present, after a refusal of the Senate to postpone it indefinitely. The Kansas contested seat case was then taken up, but the Senate adjourned without procee
Government The President also granted an amnesty to such persons for all past offences. General Lander made a forced reconnoissance last night and to-day, and, with four hundred cavalry, broke up the rebel nest at Blooming Gap, Va., taking seventeen commissioned officers, fifty-eight privates, and killing thirteen others, with the loss of only two men and six horses.--Colonel Carroll, of the Fifth or Eighth Ohio regiment, made a very daring reconnoissance to Unger's Store, in Va.--General Dunning arrived at New Creek from Moorefield, Va., at which place he captured two hundred and twenty-five beef-cattle, and dispersed the guerrillas there, with the loss of two of his men wounded.--(Doc. 36.) The iron-clad steam gunboat Mystic was launched at the town in Connecticut from which she takes her name. Her extreme length over all is two hundred feet, and her armor, which extends two feet below the water-line, is composed of longitudinal iron bars three and a quarter inches thick
n at the point where the Gordonsville Railroad intercepts the river. The National casualties were one killed and about twenty wounded. Forty-five prisoners were taken; among them Lieutenant-Colonel Delaney, of Cobb's Georgia Legion, Lieutenant Boyce, and two privates of North-Carolina regiments, who were seriously wounded. Unionists wounded include Lieutenant Hines, of the Fifth New York cavalry, and Lieutenant G. W. Bullock, of the Ninth; also, R. Minshall, of the Third Indiana, and Sergeants Dunning, Cummings, and Bell, and Corporal Bell, all of the Eighth Illinois, and J. Ingmonson, of the Twelfth Illinois, (the last-named a bugler.) B. F. Soder, of the Third Indiana, was killed. A scout of the Sixth Provisional regiment, E. M. M., commanded by Captain Holloman, attacked a party of guerrillas in Arkansas, killing four, wounding four, and capturing one--the wounded also being prisoners.--the steamer Leviathan, which was captured at an early hour this morning by the crew of th
rom which we could see the Gap and the bridge. Colonel Dunning, who commanded the expedition, seeing an attempt to burn and tear up the floor was abandoned. Colonel Dunning then ordered his men to charge on the bridge ans house to show him the road up to the left. Colonel Dunning led the Fifth Ohio rapidly into the mountain, tastwork on the top of the mountain. As soon as Colonel Dunning discovered this, he ordered his men to fix bayo Virginia, Seventh Ohio, and the Fourth Indiana. Col. Dunning having passed on and taken the two pieces of artirst Virginia, the whole force under command of Colonel Dunning of the Fifth Ohio. I had to make my way from ty was ordered to the rear of the artillery, and Colonel Dunning, in a stentorian voice, ordered: Forward doublelank, and now rejoined our company by command of Col. Dunning. I will now try to give you a brief descriptionon the railroad, and on the south to Moorfield. Col. Dunning ordered the Fifth Ohio to charge the works on th
Cacapon, at an unfrequented mountain road. Two columns of two thousand men each, marched thirty-two miles, and one column forty-three miles since four P. M., yesterday, besides bridging the river. The papers taken, and my own reconnoissance to the south, prove the country clear, and that Jackson and Loring are in Winchester. We made a move and occupied the Blooming Gap and Point Mill, on the belief, by information obtained from deserters, that Gen. Carson's brigade was there. Gen. Dunning has just arrived at New-Creek, from Moorfield, forty miles south of Romney. He has captured two hundred and twenty-five beef-cattle, and he broke up the guerrilla haunt there. Two of his men were badly wounded, but several of the rebels were killed. The enemies have thus been driven out of this Department. I respectfully commend Col. S. S. Carroll to your notice. He is a most efficient and gallant officer. Lieuts. H. G. Armstrong, A. A.G., and Fitz-James O'Brien, Aid-de-Camp, j
chie, and encamped two miles from Social Circle. 18th. Moved at half-past 5 A. M., passing Rudden, and camped at half-past 5 P. M., one mile from Madison. 19th. Moved at five A. M., passing through Madison. Halted for dinner at Buckhead Station, and continuing the march to within one and one half miles of Oconee River, on Georgia Railroad, tore up track afternoon and evening. 20th. Moved at seven A. M. toward Eatonton, passing Park's Bridge and Slade's Cross-Roads. Camped near Dunning's tannery, at six P. M. 21st. Moved at six A. M., toward Eatonton. 22d. Struck Eatonton Branch Railroad, and passing through Milledgeville and over the Oconee River, camped two miles beyond it. 23d. In camp. 24th. Moved at ten A. M., on road to Hebron. 25th. Passed through Hebron. 26th. Entered Sandersville, and passed on to Tennille, on railroad, and camped three miles beyond it. 27th. Moved at seven A. M., and tore up seven miles of railroad, and marched to Dav
hn. H. Higginson. Company K, C. W. Johnson. Second Regiment.--Colonel, Baker; Lieut.-Col., Speer; Surgeon, Quidour; Assistant do., Longstaff; Quartermaster, Drinkerhoff; Quartermaster's Sergeant, Hill; Adjutant, Van Rippen. Company A, Capt. Van Rippen. Company B, Capt. Hoffer. Company C, Capt. Grain. Company D, Capt. Lillendhal. Company E, Capt. Van Buskirk. Company F, Capt. Tonnelle. Company G, Capt. Ramsay. Company H, (Zouaves,) Capt. Babcock. Company I, Capt. Van Vorhees. Company K, Captain Dunning. Third Regiment.--Wm. Napton, Colonel; Stephen Moore, Lieutenant-Colonel; James S. Yard, Major; James D. McIntosh, Adjutant; M. H. Beaumont, Quartermaster; E. F. Taylor, Surgeon; E. J. Marsh, Assistant Surgeon; J. L. Janeway, Chaplain. Company A, J. A. Yard, Captain; S. S. Gould, 1st Lieutenant; C. Ewing, 2d Lieutenant. Company B, D. Pierson, Captain; J. J. Cladeck, 1st Lieutenant; C. Mandeville, 2d Lieutenant. Company C, J. P. Lykens, Captain; J. W. Neal, 1st Lieutenant; J. R. Beat
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 4: the Valley of the Shenandoah (continued)—Return to Strasburg. (search)
her strong positions on the road. The turning column comprised two brigades, one of Shields's division commanded by Colonel Dunning, and my own. With orders to attack Jackson in rear or join the main column if he had fled, I moved off at noon, acco minutes after two I received a note from my assistant adjutant-general, whom I had sent forward to communicate with Colonel Dunning, that that officer, with four regiments, two batteries, and one squadron, was about two and a half or three miles int he was ordered to proceed to New Market that night, and would like to have me keep within one mile of him. Although Dunning's brigade went ahead, it was largely in the rear; his men began to drop out shortly after leaving Mount Jackson; and fro heat in their stocking-feet. The prospect of a fight was exciting; we listened eagerly for sounds from the few left in Dunning's brigade. Still we plodded on until dark; every one was completely exhausted. I had been in the saddle from 4 A. M. u
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
kson,--extracts from his Life of General Jackson, 180, 185, 198, 200, 209, 210, 212-214, 217, 219-221, 223, 227, 228, 231-233, 235, 237, 240, 242, 244, 295-297, 329, 333. Devens, Charles, Colonel of the Fifteenth Mass. Regiment, 65. Is engaged in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, 66-78; and escapes capture by swimming, 78. Donely, Colonel, commands Federal brigade under Banks, 39, 201, 202, 204, 230, 234-236. Mortally wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, 304. Duff, Captain, 68. Dunning, Colonel, commands Federal brigade, 154. Dwight, Wilder, applies for a commission in the Second Mass. Regiment, 4; among the first to aid General Gordon in enlisting and forming the same, 6-9. Goes to Washington to get President's authority to raise a regiment for the war, 8, 9. President of a Court-martial, 57. Commands the regiment in the absence of General Gordon, 84, 85. His experience with a Rebel woman, 106. Commands the rear in General Gordon's retreat from Newtown, 219, 222
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 6: removal to Brunswick, 1850-1852. (search)
afternoon to look out stuff for it. Yes, sir, if you would be good enough to get it done as soon as possible; we are in great need of it. I think there's no hurry. I believe we are going to have a dry time now, so that you could not catch any water, and you won't need a pump at present. These negotiations extended from the first of June to the first of July, and at last my sink was completed, and so also was a new house spout, concerning which I had had divers communings with Deacon Dunning of the Baptist church. Also during this time good Mrs. Mitchell and myself made two sofas, or lounges, a barrel chair, divers bedspreads, pillow cases, pillows, bolsters, mattresses; we painted rooms; we revarnished furniture; we-what did n't we do? Then came on Mr. Stowe; and then came the eighth of July and my little Charley. I was really glad for an excuse to lie in bed, for I was full tired, I can assure you. Well, I was what folks call very comfortable for two weeks, when my n
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