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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
at dark reached Harper's Ferry. Having visited places of interest at and around Harper's Ferry, we left that picturesque place in the afternoon of the 3d, for Winchester, where we arrived in time to ramble over the hills and among the fortifications on the northern side of the town, before nightfall. We spent the following morning in visiting Kernstown, and places of interest in the city of Winchester; Among these were the quarters of different commanders during the war. Sheridan and Milroy occupied Mr. Logan's house (see page 366). Banks's was at the house of George Seavers, on Water Street. Stonewall Jackson occupied the house of Colonel Moore. We visited the site of old Fort Frederick, on Loudon Street, at the northern end of the city, and drank from the fort well, which is one hundred and three feet deep, where, during the French and Indian war, Washington often appeased thirst. We also visited the grave of General Daniel Morgan, the Hero of the Cowpens: it is in the Pres
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
See note, page 549, volume II. at Murfreesboroa. When the block-house at Overall's Creek was attacked Dec. 4, 1864. by Bate's division of Cheatham's corps, General Milroy was sent out from Fort Rosecrans with a small force to its assistance. The little garrison held it firmly until Milroy came, when the assailants were quicklyMilroy came, when the assailants were quickly driven away. During the next three days, Bate was re-enforced by two divisions of infantry and about twenty-five hundred cavalry, and then menaced Fort Rosecrans, but did not actually assail it. Buford's cavalry, after its batteries had opened briskly upon Murfreesboroa, dashed into the town, Dec. 8. but they were quickly expnd, with the intention of getting upon Thomas's communications with Louisville by rail. The gunboats patrolling the river foiled their designs. On the same day, Milroy went out again with a stronger force, and fought the Confederates on the Wilkeson pike, routing them, with a loss on his part of two hundred and five men killed a
Sherman at 3.159; battle of, 3.161-3.169; visit of the author to in 1866, 3.176. Cheat Mountain, region of held by Col. Milroy, 2.103. Cherokees, induced to join the Confederates, 1.476. Chicago, Republican convention at in 1860, 1.30; Dem Sheridan, 3.350. Hunter, Senator, propositions of, in the Senate, 1.225. Huntersville, expedition sent against by Milroy, 2.104. Huntsville, Ala., capture of by Gen. Mitchel, 2.266. I. Illinois, attitude of in relation to secession, arrival of Sherman's forces at, 3.410. Milliken's Bend, battle at, 2.623. Mill Spring, Ky., battle of, 2.194. Milroy, Gen., operations of in Western Virginia, 2.103; compelled to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, ex. Winchester, skirmish at between troops of Jackson and Shields, 2.369; battle at, and Banks's retreat from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled to evacuate by Ewell, 3.51; battle of, 3.365; defeat of Gen. Crook by Early near, 3.348. Winder, Gen. Joh
near Winchester between General Shields and General Jackson, in which the latter was defeated. This battle, by revealing the presence of a considerable force of the enemy in that region, was probably the reason why McDowell's corps was not sent to the Peninsula with McClellan. After the battle of Winchester, Jackson had retreated up the valley to Harrisonburg, and then struck off to the west. On the 8th of May, he fought a battle of not very decisive results with the Federal forces under Milroy and Schenck, at a place called McDowell, near Bull Pasture Mountain. From this point he marched to Harrisonburg, thence to New Market, where a junction was effected with Ewell's division, which had come from Elk Run Valley. Their united forces amounted. to at least fifteen thousand men. About the middle of May, an order was issued from the War Department at Washington for General Shields to move with his command from the Valley of the Shenandoah and join General McDowell at Fredericksb
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 4 (search)
in the trench at the point. Headquarters Army of Potomac Tuesday, May 17, 1864 . . . Just at dark there occurred a most disgraceful stampede in the 6th Corps--a thing that has been much exaggerated in the papers, by scared correspondents. You will remember I told you that we had two dubious divisions in the army: one, the Pennsylvania Reserves, has done finely and proved excellent; but the other, General Ricketts's division of the 6th Corps, composed of troops from Winchester, known as Milroy's weary boys, never has done well. They ran on the Mine Run campaign, and they have run ever since. Now, just at dark, the Rebels made a sort of sortie, with a rush and a yell, and as ill-luck would have it, they just hit these bad troops, who ran for it, helter-skelter. General Seymour rode in among them, had his horse shot, and was taken. General Shaler's brigade had its flank turned and Shaler also was taken. Well, suddenly up dashed two Staff officers, one after the other, all excit
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
nt votes, 264; services, 271; major-general, 283; pay, 287; bon-mot, 298; in Petersburg, 340; on Lee's surrender, 358; meets Lee, 360; letter to Lyman, 362. Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 248. Meherrin Bridge, 295. Mercier, —, chef, 265, 276. Merritt, Wesley, 68, 346. Mexicans at Headquarters, 23. Miles, Jeremiah, 206. Miles, Nelson Appleton, 150, 292, 322, 331, 337, 338. Milford, 119. Miller, Theodore, 324. Miller, William DeWitt, 225. Mills, Charles James, 233, 332, 338. Milroy's weary boys, 98. Mine Run, 55, 68. Mitchell, John Fulton Berrien, 48. Mitchell, William Galbraith, 82, 92, 134, 150, 226, 233, 253, 288. Moncure house, 122. Monocacy Bridge, 185. Montbarthe, Vicomte de, 254. Morale, in army, 115, 179. Morgan, Charles Hale, 233, 288. Morris, William Hopkins, 67. Morris, —, 312. Morton, James St. Clair, 167. Morton, Samuel George, 167. Morton's Ford, 68, 69. Mott, Gershom, 92, 93, 95, 108, 109, 217, 337. Mott's division, misconduct, 92, 93
e camp to-night that Gen. Garnett is killed. He was followed into the mountains by Gen. Hill. He lost one cannon, several men killed, and several men taken prisoners. I am informed that the Seventh and Ninth Indiana Regiments, Cols. Dumont and Milroy, Fourteenth Ohio, Col. Steadman, and First Artillery, Ohio, Col. Barnett, were engaged in this work of routing the rebels in the mountains. I go up to Beverly to-day and shall learn all the particulars. --N. Y. Times, July 20th. Cinoinnbove them seemed belching out fire and lead, they stood firm as the soil they trod, instantly forming their line of battle and returning the fire with a precision to which we soon found many a mournful testimony on the height above. Instantly, Milroy's 9th Indiana came rushing up, and the gallant Colonel attempted to form them in line of battle on Steedman's left. The ranks next to the Fourteenth were thirty deep. Every man wanted to be at the point of danger, and was crowding forward to be
nth Ohio regiment, Steedman, with one section of Col. Barnett's battery, the Seventh Indiana regiment, under Colonel Dumont, the Ninth Indiana regiment, under Colonel Milroy--in all about eighteen hundred men — and with this force, as instructed, started from near Leedsville, at about four o'clock A. M., to pursue the army of Gene to the ford under close cover of the hill on their side, and then to take them directly in front and right at the road. The firing of Steedman's regiment and of Milroy's, now well up and in action, with repeated and rapid discharges of the artillery during the movement, decided the action at once. As Dumont reached the road, hahe field in excellent order, but unfortunately too late to aid us in the battle. The conduct of those gallant officers, Colonels Barnett, Steedman, Dumont, and Milroy, with the steady perseverance of their officers, in their long and arduous march, suffering from hunger, rain, and cold, with their gallantry in action, was most
at Huntersville, Va. The correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial gives the following account of the dispersion of the rebels, and the destroying of their stores at Huntersville, Western Virginia, by a detachment of Federal troops, from General Milroy's command: headquarters Twenty-Fifth Ohio regiment, Huttonsville, Va., Jan. 7, 1862. The Huntersville expedition, of which I telegraphed you yesterday, was so successful in its result, and so damaging to the rebel army in these parts large supplies of provisions, etc., were still stored there, under guard of several hundred cavalry and infantry, and conceiving that it would be a good thing to destroy the provisions, and, if possible, capture some troops, or whip them out, Gen. Milroy determined to send a sufficient force to do it. The force detailed for this service was composed of four hundred of the Twenty-fifth Ohio, three hundred of the Second Virginia, and a detachment of thirty-eight from Bracken's Indiana cavalry
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-occupation of Monterey, Va. April 8, 1862. (search)
ll. It is sixteen miles from Camp Allegheny to Monterey, and we travelled this distance through a heavy snow. We reached this place about three o'clock P. M., and found the village in possession of a small detachment of two of our companies. The citizens had nearly all fled with the rebel army, leaving quite a number of vacant houses for us to quarter in. Part of the Twenty-fifth Ohio came in the next day, and Major J. S. Krepps, with a few of the First Virginia cavalry, accompanied by Gen. Milroy and staff. The Seventy-fifth Ohio came in on Friday. The Thirty-seventh Ohio left us at Allegheny, to scout the country toward Hunterville, and meet us at Monterey. But Saturday was our big day. The rebels attempted to repossess themselves of the place, and early in the morning they commenced firing on our pickets. A regiment of infantry, two companies of cavalry, and two pieces cannon had remained at a village called McDowell, ten miles out on the Staunton pike. They got word that
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