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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
gh seriously menaced, seemed impregnable against. any force Grant and Banks might array before them; and the appeals of Johnston, Libby Prison. this was a large store and warehouse belonging to a man named Libby, who, it is said, was a friend od burst into the valley at Strasburg like an avalanche. That energetic leader moved with the divisions of Early and Edward Johnston rapidly down the Valley pike, and arrived before Winchester, where General Milroy was in command of about ten thousaal race, toward the Potomac. The fugitives were swifter-footed than their pursuers, and might all have escaped, had not Johnston's division, which had gained the rear of the post, stood in their way, four miles from Winchester. By these the flying , 9,000) had encamped the previous night at Heidlersburg, nine, miles from Gettysburg; and his third division, under Edward Johnston, 12,000, was yet at Carlisle. At the hour when the van of each Army met, the Union force near was less than 30,000