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property. No ill treatment was offered any one, and as darkness came on the tumult partially subsided. Scenes at Chambersburg — how the rebels be Saved. The rebels were not so mild in their manner when they entered the last time under Jenkins, as they were under Stuart. A correspondent of the New York Herald gives a description of the scene. At midnight a party of federates galloped into town, and the horse of one failing, his rider was made prisoner by the citizens. The body of for the horses and equipments. After the occupation of the town, the rebels were lying all about the pavements and on the doors, resting. They sat on their horses when mounted, says the correspondent, as if "they grew out of their backs." Gen Jenkins ordered all the private arms in the city taken possession of, as the citizens had fired on our troops. The stores were opened, and sometimes the Confederates paid for goods with Confederate money, and sometimes they — didn't. Miscellane
Grand review. --If the weather permits, Gen Jenkins is to have a grand review of his celebrated brigade to-day, at their camp grounds, near this city, after which there will be a tournament and sham battle. Gen J. is deservedly popular with his command, and spaces no efforts to ensure regular drills and discipline, whilst he affords those under him ample opportunities for manly exercise and recreation.
held position. The command was now reinforced by the addition of Jenkins's brigade. The brigades of Jenkins and W. H. F. Lee had scarcely Jenkins and W. H. F. Lee had scarcely gotten into position when the enemy deployed a line of skirmishers and advanced upon our position, which was very strong. Jenkins's brigade Jenkins's brigade chiefly engaged them, and fought dismounted with considerable success until their ammunition gave out, and then retreated under circumstancese enemy until they approached Hagerstown. On nearing this place Gen Jenkins found the enemy in possession, and attempted to flank him by theliss pushed rapidly down the road after them, whilst Robertson and Jenkins kept the left of the road on which Chambliss was passing, and move, and the horse artillery rendered as usual most efficient service Jenkins coming in on the enemy's flank as he neared Boonsboro' drove him b the Lower Shenandoah, the brigades of W. H. F. Lee, Fitz Lee, and Jenkins endeavored by forced marches from Leesburg, through Millwood, to r
The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
t Ewell and his men are the heroes of the fight. X. Orange C H,(20 miles from the battle-field,)May 8--8 a M. The latest from the front last night was that the enemy were heavily fortified for the purpose, as was believed, of recrossing the river. Even Grant, I think, surely must have enough of the fight. Our captures thus far in commissioned officers are about one hundred and fifteen Lieut Gen Longstreet will go to Lynchburg to day. He is doing quite well. The body of Gen Jenkins is here en route for South Carolina; that of Gen Jones has been sent to Charlottesville. X. The cavalry fight near Spotsylvania C. H. The fight near Spotsylvania C. H. on Saturday last, an account of which was given in this newspaper of yesterday, is represented by officers who were engaged in it to have been the most hotly contested cavalry fight of the war. At the first onset of the enemy, our forces, Wickham's and Lomax's brigades, gave way, but soon recovered and drove the en
The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], Averill's raid — attack at Dublin Depot. (search)
Averill's raid — attack at Dublin Depot. A telegram was received at the War Department Tuesday evening, announcing that Averill, with a very large force of mounted infantry, had the day before attacked the Confederates under Gen. Jenkine, at Dublin Depot, in Pulaski county, and after a severe engagement forced them to fall back to this side of New river. On our side Gen. Jenkins was wounded, Col. Hand was killed, Maj. Tyler wounded, and a number of other officers killed and wounded. Among the wounded was Lieut Col. Thomas Smith, a son of Gov. Smith who fell shot through the thigh while gallantly leading his regiment — the 36th Virginia infantry. He was left at the house of Mr. Guthrie, three miles from Dublin, and fell into the hands of the enemy. All the Government stores at Dublin were brought off in safet
started with 20 men to board her, when she took fire from one of my shells, was abandoned by the enemy, and burnt to the water's edge. The river here is now quite clear, but I am hard at work, &c. Averill's movements — falling back of our forces. Averill it appears is not in command of the forces which attacked Gen. Jenk no at Dublin Depot. He has gone with another portion of his command to Saltville, where it is reported he was defeated. The force which made the attack on Gen Jenkins was under the command of General Rook, and was composed of twelve regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and fifteen pieces of artillery. Our force, now under the command of Col. McCauseland, has fallen back to Christiansburg, in Montgomery county, eighty miles west of Lynchburg. Arrival of prisoners at Lynchburg. Forty-four officers and 891 privates, captured by Gen. Lee at Parker's Store, on Thursday last, arrived in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon. Among the officers are on
partment has just received from Gen. Butter the official report of Gen. Lee of the operations of Friday. He says their loss in killed is not large, but they have many wounded. He grieves to announce that Gen. Longstreet was severely wounded, Gen. Jenkins killed, and Gen. Pegram badly wounded on Thursday, and that it is supposed that Gen. Stafford will recover. He thanks a merciful God that every advance on their (Gen. Gront's) part has been repulsed. He states that our forces attacked them a War Department, states that the rebel loss in killed is not large, but that many are wounded. Gen Lee also states that he regrets to say that Gen Longstreet is dangerously wounded; also, that Gen Pegram and Stafford are wounded, and that Gen Jenkins is killed. Gen Jones is also killed and his body is reported to be in our possession. Reports from the front, not official, by parties that left there on Saturday, are to the effect that the result of the fighting on Friday was yet m
The Daily Dispatch: June 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], Interment of the remains of Gen M Jenkins. (search)
Interment of the remains of Gen M Jenkins. --We find the following relative to the burial of this brave young officer, in the Charleston Courier: The remains of the lamented Gen M JenkinsJenkins were interred on Sunday afternoon at Summerville, in the graveyard of the Episcopal Church at that place, alongside the resting place of his mother. The body arrived at Summerville at a quarte including the deceased widow, his father in law, Gen D F Jamison, and his two brothers Major J Jenkins and Dr. Jenkins. Upon the arrival of the remains at the village, and during the passing ofDr. Jenkins. Upon the arrival of the remains at the village, and during the passing of the procession, the church bells were toiled, and every expression of grief and sympathy exhibited by the villagers.--The ladies present at the interment bedecked the grave with flowers, and gave vesorrow in the tears which were freely shed over the mortal remains of the departed hero. Gen Jenkins was a member of the Episcopal Church at Summerville, and partook of the holy sacrament but a