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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
ay to the Ohio had failed, and he hastened to join Floyd on Big Sewell Mountain, between the forks of the Kanawha. In the encounters during two or three days, Reynolds lost ten men killed, fourteen wounded, and sixty-four made prisoners. The Confederates lost about 100 killed and wounded, and ninety prisoners. The joint forces of Lee and Floyd, on Big Sewell Mountain, numbered about 20,000 men, and there they were confronted by 10,000 Nationals, under Rosecrans, assisted by Generals Cox, Schenck, and Benham. The belligerents remained in sight of each other for about three weeks. Wise, then under Lee's command, was recalled to Richmond. Lee's campaign in western Virginia was regarded by the Confederate government as a failure, and he, too, was soon afterwards recalled and sent to South Carolina, where he planned and partially constructed the coast defensive works. See Charleston. After his disastrous experience at Gettysburg (July 1, 2, and 3, 1863), General Lee began a retrea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McDowell, battle of. (search)
n Banks or fall upon Staunton. Leaving Ewell to watch the latter, he turned rapidly towards Staunton, and sent Johnson with five brigades to strike Milroy. The latter, outnumbered, fell back to McDowell, 36 miles west of Staunton, whither General Schenck hastened with a part of his brigade, to assist him. Jackson also hurried to the Stonewall Jackson's letter to Ewell. assistance of Johnson, and on May 8 a severe engagement occurred, lasting about five hours, when darkness put an end to ckson's letter to Ewell. assistance of Johnson, and on May 8 a severe engagement occurred, lasting about five hours, when darkness put an end to it. Schenck (who ranked Milroy), finding the position untenable, withdrew during the night to Franklin, and the next day Jackson wrote to Ewell: Yesterday God gave us the victory at McDowell. The Nationals lost 256 men, of whom only nine were killed. Jackson reported a loss of 461, of whom seventy were killed. Among the latter was General Johnson.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peninsular campaign, (search)
n Drury's Bluff or Fort DarlingMay 15, 1862 McClellan's headquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862 McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington. The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,000, and McDowell's corps at Fredericksburg, 40,000. Jackson suc- ceeds, and McDowell is retained to defend Washington by an order issued [This order saved the Confederate capital.]May 24, 1862 Jackson drives Banks out of Winchester (see cross Keys, action at)May 25, 1862 Hanover Court-houseMay 27, 1862 [Fitz-John Porter, with a corps of 12,000 men, is ordered by McClellan to destroy the bridges over the South Anna, as instructed to do from Washington; opposed by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
he steps necessary to be taken to enable the State of Maryland to take her place with the other loyal States in defence of the Constitution and Union. The legislature meets at Frederick......Dec. 3, 1861 Gen. Robert C. Schenck proclaims martial law in the west-shore counties......June 30, 1863 Issue at the State election is emancipation, and the Union party divides on the subject into the Union and Unconditional Union parties; the latter carries the election......Nov. 4, 1863 General Schenck arrests many persons suspected of treason, and suspends the Maryland Club and similar societies......1863 Every Union master allowed $300 for each of his slaves enlisting by act of Congress......Feb. 24, 1864 General Lee detaches a force for the invasion of Maryland, which overpowers the Federals under Gen. Lew. Wallace in a battle on the Monocacy River......July 9, 1864 Convention for framing a new constitution meets at Annapolis, April 27; completes its work, Sept. 6; ratifie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
uld be needful to supply the troops in eastern Virginia without a struggle, and General Lee was placed in the chief command of the Confederate forces there, superseding the incompetents. After Lee was recalled to Richmond, in 1861, Floyd and Rosecrans were competitors for the possession of the Kanawha Valley. The former, late in October, took post at a place where his cannon commanded the road over which supplies for the latter passed, and it was resolved to dislodge or capture him. General Schenck was sent to gain Floyd's rear, but he was hindered by a sudden flood in New River, though the Confederates were struck (Nov. 12) in front by Kentuckians under Major Leeper. Floyd fled precipitately, strewing the way with tents, tent-poles, working utensils, and ammunition in order to lighten his wagons. General Benham, pursuing, struck Floyd's rear-guard of 400 cavalry in the flight; but the pursuit was ended after a 30-mile race, and the fugitives escaped. Floyd soon afterwards took