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m, at Conrad's store, and Fremont, baffled at every turn, fell back to Harrisonburg on the morning of that day and continued his retreat down the valley on the 11th and 12th, followed by Munford's cavalry, which crossed North river and reached Mt. Crawford the night of the 11th, and the next day took possession of Harrisonburg and of the 200 wounded which Fremont had left there. The latter did not halt, owing to significant demonstrations of the enemy, as he says, until he joined Banks and Sigel (Saxton's command) at Middletown, in the lower valley, to which point they had advanced, respectively, from Williamsport and Harper's Ferry. Shields continued his retreat to Luray, which he reached on the 13th. On the 12th of June, as soon as he could cross South river by fords made passable by his engineer, Jackson moved his army from Brown's gap into the noble, park-like oak forests between the forks of the Shenandoah, in the vicinity of Weyer's cave and Mt. Meridian, where, for five d
trung all along the way, back for many miles, to Sperryville, at the foot of the Blue ridge, where a whole division under Sigel still tarried in camp. Pope's strategic force on the 7th of August was 36,500 men; but his tactic force, within easy reamy, in an advanced camp across the Rapidan. Ricketts' division, of about 10,000, was nearer to Culpeper Court House, but Sigel was far away at Sperryville. Late in the day of the 7th of August, Jackson moved his men, by concealed roads, to the vison road enters the Orange road, as Pope was in doubt as to whether Jackson was advancing in force over the Orange road; Sigel was ordered forward from Sperryville,20 miles away at the foot of the Blue ridge, but became no factor in the impending chis scouts well toward Culpeper. Through these, Jackson learned that Pope already had in hand 22,000 fresh troops, under Sigel and Ricketts,2,000 cavalry under Bayard, and about 5,000 that remained with Banks; a tactic force of about 30,000 in fron
ge over that stream, and held the road against Sigel's advance of 25,000 men, which Pope had ordereook place during the afternoon and until dark, Sigel, in the meantime, going into camp and advisingpposed was still north of the Rappahannock, as Sigel had reported. Buford's cavalry was sent to Wat that point, and get in Lee's supposed rear. Sigel, Banks and Reno were to move toward the same ps and to Waterloo to support the movement. As Sigel approached the river, A. P. Hill, who now, in and an engagement of artillery was brought on. Sigel continued, cautiously, his march up the river,arly 4 p.m. when Pope telegraphed Halleck that Sigel is pursuing the enemy in the direction of Water Springs and Waterloo, had thoroughly engaged Sigel's attention during the entire day, as Lee inten under Heintzelman and Reno were moving in to Sigel's aid. Pope's men, wearied by the constant mar These he urged to renew the attack from which Sigel had been repulsed He also ordered McDowell and[5 more...]
Chapter 25: The battles of Spottsylvania Court House the defeat of Sigel and Butler. Divining Grant's next move, Lee occupied the morning of the 7th in cutting a direct military roadn his forward movement, on the 4th of May, he not only ordered Butler forward, but also directed Sigel, in the Shenandoah valley, to make a simultaneous advance to capture Staunton and break Lee's coen. John Daniel Imboden's cavalry and McLaughlin's artillery company with eight guns. These met Sigel at New Market, on the 15th of May, and completely routed him, capturing six guns and nearly 900 ners. Breckinridge's infantry made a front attack, aided by the artillery, while Imboden fell on Sigel's flank. The mere boys from the institute fought like veterans in this, their first engagement. Halleck telegraphed to Grant, on the 17th: Sigel is in full retreat on Strasburg. He will do nothing but run. Never did anything else. The day before, Grant received the unwelcome news that the a
hout loss or interruption, anticipated Grant's progressive, but indirect, on to Richmond, and placed himself directly across the roads the latter desired to follow to the Confederate capital. Dana says, Now, for the first time, Lee blocked our southward march; a remarkable assertion, in view of the bloody stoppage in the Wilderness, which had diverted Grant toward Spottsylvania, far to the eastward, to find a new road to Richmond. Breckinridge, coming from the valley, after his defeat of Sigel at New Market, and Pickett, from toward Richmond, with 9,000 men, awaited Lee at Hanover Junction. Thus concentrated and reinforced, the army of Northern Virginia was quickly posted in one of the best defensive positions it had ever occupied; with its sturdy First corps in the center, across the Telegraph road; its flanking and fighting Second corps on the right, across the railway to Fredericksburg and extending to the North Anna, where that river runs southward in front of the Cedar farm
ptured the garrison at Charlestown on the 18th, for which he was complimented by Lee. Early in May, 1864, he marched from Mount Crawford to meet the invasion under Sigel, and held the Federals in check until, reinforced by Breckinridge, the successful battle of New Market was fought. Breckinridge being called again to Lee, ImbodenGeneral Breckinridge. It was at that moment a position of great importance, as the district was in a turmoil on account of the incursions of Averell and Crook and Sigel, and Hunter was preparing to advance on Lynchburg. Early in June three strong columns of the enemy were marching against him, and he made a stand with his own briessee, until April, 1864, when he was ordered to report to General Breckinridge. In command of his brigade of veterans he took a conspicuous part in the defeat of Sigel at New Market, and served with honor in the Confederate lines at Cold Harbor. Returning toward the southwest for the defense of Lynchburg, he took part in the pur