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lines at Centerville at noon next day. Of course, no enemy was found there, nor nearer than Warrenton Junction; where Gen. Stoneman, with our cavalry, discovered them in force on the 14th, and returned without attacking them. The main body of our aave tasted to our heart's content. The pursuit of the flying Rebels was prompt and energetic. It was led by Gen. George D. Stoneman, with 4 regiments and a squadron of cavalry, and 4 batteries of horse-artillery, followed, on the Yorktown road la. Though not calculated to stand a siege, it was a large and strong earthwork, with a wet ditch nine feet wide. Here Stoneman was stopped by a sharp and accurate cannonading, which compelled him to recoil and await the arrival of infantry. Gen. ainly of the 31st and 32d New York, including two Captains and two Lieutenants; while the Rebel loss was trifling. Gen. Stoneman, with the advance of our main army, moved from Williamsburg on the 8th to open communication with Gen. Franklin, foll
and severing the telegraph line at Dispatch Station next morning, June 28. and pushing thence down the road toward White House, meeting no serious opposition, but resting at Tunstall's Station for the night, which our force holding White House devoted to the destruction of the vast aggregate of munitions and provisions there stored. Nine large loaded barges, 5 locomotives, with great numbers of tents, wagons, cars, &c., were involved in this general destruction; while our cavalry, under Stoneman and Emory, fled down the Peninsula, leaving large quantities of forage and provisions to fall into the hands of the enemy. Stuart arrived next morning, June 29. and found nothing prepared to dispute possession with him but a gunboat, which very soon crowded on all steam and hurried off in quest of safety. McClellan decided not to fight, but to fly. Assembling his corps commanders on the evening after Porter's defeat, he told them that he had determined on a flank movement through Whi
in Virginia Burnside gives place to Hooker Stoneman's raid on Lee's rear Hooker crosses the Rappiven across the river Hooker recrosses also Stoneman's raid a failure Longstreet assails Peck at throughout the day. Yet, even Reynolds's and Stoneman's corps (the latter composed of Birney's and length ready, Hooker dispatched April 13. Stoneman, with most of his cavalry, He says 13,000,guage, when addressed to an officer like George D. Stoneman. Our cavalry, carefully screening itsss. The operations of our cavalry, under Stoneman and Averill, had been ill-judged, feeble, andpahannock; which was obeyed with alacrity. Stoneman himself pushed down by Louisa Court House and or three turnpike bridges; falling back upon Stoneman. Col. Judson Kilpatrick was sent, with the H to Gen. King's outpost at Gloucester Point. Stoneman, with Gregg and Buford, turned back May 5.n hand, and thus going where and as he would, Stoneman might have destroyed the principal bridges on[1 more...]
strikes more heavily, and is badly worsted Stoneman's wretched raid to Macon he surrenders Hooda raid against the railroads in Hood's rear. Stoneman, with his own and Garrard's divisions, 5,000 eville, thence coming up the road and joining Stoneman at a designated point near Lovejoy's. Such con railroad, and tearing it up; but meeting no Stoneman, and getting no news of him. He thence pushed He reached Marietta without further loss. Stoneman's luck — that is, his management — was far wo with Wheeler's cavalry, hearing nothing from Stoneman, made his way back, with little loss, to our left. Stoneman started with a magnificent project, to which he had, at the last moment, obtained on foot and disarmed ; while that with which Stoneman attempted to maintain some show of resistance was soon surrounded by Iverson, and Stoneman induced, by an imposing pretense of superior force, tomen left, and Iverson at hand only some 500. Stoneman, it was reported, cried when he discovered ho[1 more...]<
heir losses Hood chased across the Tennessee Lyon's feeble raid Stoneman in East Tennessee Gillem outs Duke, and then Vaughn Breckinridgerest had occurred in East Tennessee and south-western Virginia. Gen. Stoneman had been dispatched by Thomas from Louisville to Knoxville to t Chattanooga, was pushed out to Strawberry plains on his track. Stoneman, as directed by Thomas, started Dec. 6. from Knoxville in pursu on to Abingdon, Va., where he was rejoined Doc. 15. by Gillem, Stoneman captured that place also; destroying there a large quantity of stoinate commands, and had been following our advance on Wytheville. Stoneman now turned upon and met him near Marion, expecting to give battle ks, hitherto successfully guarded and defended; and it now fell to Stoneman without a struggle: 8 guns, 2 locomotives, many horses and mules, ghly devastated, and East Tennessee utterly cleared of the enemy — Stoneman and Gillem returned quietly to Knoxville; while Burbridge led his
esidency offers rewards for arrest of Jefferson Davis and others Stoneman's raid into North Carolina Sherman's arrangement with Jo. Johnstoemaining to the Confederacy by Thomas's cavalry, dispatched, under Stoneman, from East Tennessee. Gen. Stoneman, after his return to KnoxviGen. Stoneman, after his return to Knoxville from his successful Winter expedition into south-western Virginia, was directed Feb. 1. to make a fresh advance with his cavalry, soutton, the railroads, &c., &c. After spending two days in this work, Stoneman returned thence by Slatersville, N. C., to Jonesboroa, April 18nd the movements of any troops from the direction of Virginia. Gen. Stoneman is under my command, and my order will suspend any devastation e in wagons and on horseback: the railroad having been disabled by Stoneman — via Salisbury to Charlotte, N. C., where its foundering ark agaieration and hospitality-until, alarmed by the reported approach of Stoneman's cavalry, it resumed its flittings southward, via Yorkville and A
-All which was favorably received. Analytical Index. A. Abingdon, Va., captured by Stoneman, 688. Ackworth, Ga., occupied by Sherman, 628. Adams, Hon. Charles F., remonstrates again Democratic leaders, 484-5-6. Lytle, Col., killed at Perryville, 220. M. Macon, Ga., Stoneman's disastrous raid to, 633. Maffitt, J. N., commander of the Florida, 643. Magilton, Col.,; into Pennsylvania, 211; of Carter and Wheeler, 283; of Streight and Dodge in Georgia, 285; of Stoneman, in Virginia, 365; of Forrest and John Morgan, 270; of Grierson, 301-2; of Green, 338; of Stuarz to Burksville, 587; cavalry raid to Grenada, Miss., 615; Morgan's last into Kentucky, 623; of Stoneman to Macon, 633; Davidson's and Grierson's, 695-6; Dana's raid in North Alabama. 695; of Wilson t. Louis, Rosecrans at, 556-8; Price threatens, 559. Stone, Col., at Columbia, S. C., 700. Stoneman, Gen. Geo. D., on the Peninsula, 122-7; 159; his orders, 353; his raid. 365; his disastrous r