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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
r had publicly thanked him. Feb. 17 1862 General Shields, another brave soldier, who had done good the mountain,. not far from Thompson's Gap. Shields pursued March 19 Jackson to his Marc haltingde of conveyance, toward the National lines. Shields found his antagonist too strong to warrant aneneral Williams, leaving only the division of Shields and some Michigan cavalry in Winchester. S moved down to attack him at Winchester. General Shields, who was in immediate command there, had of the 22d of March, Ashby's cavalry drove in Shields's pickets, when the latter moved a small forckson to be too weak or too prudent, to attack Shields, and at ten o'clock that morning March 22, 1ich gave them shelter, where a desperate James Shields. struggle ensued with Jackson's famous Sthis killed to be 80, and his wounded at 342. Shields reported 270 of the Confederate dead found onhe Confederates toward Strasburg. Meanwhile, Shields, who was satisfied that re-enforcements for J[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
the Army of the Potomac; and for this purpose Shields's division was detached from Banks's command up the Shenandoah Valley after his defeat by Shields at Kernstown, again commenced offensive opera about five thousand men by the withdrawal of Shields's division. Jackson was watching Banks closses to break down or burn those in front; of Shields. Thus he kept his prisoners at least a day i Republic, five miles farther on, and prevent Shields from crossing it. Ewell strongly posted hiwere fighting at Cross Keys. The vanguard of Shields's force, under acting Brigadier-general Carroding chapters. While awaiting orders from Shields, Tyler was informed that the Confederates wersappointed. Report of General Tyler to General Shields, June 12, 1862. The National troops emplsuit — here ended the famous race of Fremont, Shields, and Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley, which ning. Fremont fell back to Mount Jackson and Shields to New Market, when both commanders were call[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
the General said in a dispatch: June 7, 1862. I shall be in perfect readiness to move forward and take Richmond the moment McCall reaches here, and the ground will admit the passage of artillery. The loyal people were delighted by this assurance; and when it was known that McCall's forces had arrived at the White House, a few days later, June 12, 13. they expected immediate intelligence of the fall of Richmond, for word had come that Jackson and Ewell had just been fighting Fremont and Shields near the upper Shenandoah, See pages 396 and 397. so that these forces were yet withheld from Lee. But already McClellan had telegraphed June 10. the dampening intelligence--I am completely checked by the weather. The Chickahominy is in a dreadful state; we have another rain-storm on our hands. In the same dispatch there was a sentence ominous of an indefinite delay. It ran thus--I present for your consideration the propriety of detaching largely from Halleck's army [in the Mississip