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two other incidents in his career; and one shall be his surprise of Brigadier-General Stoughton at Fairfax Court-House in the winter of 1862. This affair excited u Centreville. Colonel Wyndham was in command of the cavalry, and Acting Brigadier-General Stoughton, a young officer from West Point, commanded the whole district, wrs in the small village of Fairfax. Mosby formed the design of capturing General Stoughton, Colonel Wyndham, Colonel Johnson, and other officers; and sent scouts toas accordingly divided for these purposes, and Mosby himself proceeded to General Stoughton's residence. It was afterwards said that a young lady of the place, Miss else, except his own scouts. To accompany him, however, in his visit to General Stoughton, he found an orderly at the door, who was taken charge of by one of the mo, but he has got you! And to the startled What does this mean, sir? of General Stoughton, Mosby replied, It means that General Stuart's cavalry are in possession
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., A glimpse of Colonel Jeb Stuart (search)
ith a charming friend of my own, whom I had known before his arrival at the place; and as he acquiesced with ready pleasure, we proceeded to a house in the village, where Colonel Stuart was duly presented to Miss — . The officer and the young lady very soon thereafter became close friends, for she was passionately Southern-and a few words will present succinctly the result. In the winter of 1862, Colonel Mosby made a raid into Fairfax, entered the Court-House at night, and captured General Stoughton and his staff-bringing out the prisoners and a number of fine horses safely. This exploit of the partisan greatly enraged the Federal authorities; and Miss —, having been denounced by Union residents as Mosby's private friend and pilot on the occasion — which Colonel Mosby assured me was an entire error-she was arrested, her trunks searched, and the prisoner and her papers conveyed to Washington. Here she was examined on the charge of complicity in Mosby's raid; but nothing appeared <
reater would be the glory if he succeeded. And the temptation was great. At Fairfax Court-House, the general headquarters of that portion of the army, Brigadier-General Stoughton and other officers of high rank were then known to be, and if these could be captured, great would be his triumph. In spite of the enormous obstacleel Johnson's, with similar orders. Taking six men with him, Captain Mosby, who proceeded upon sure information, went straight to the headquarters of Brigadier-General Stoughton. The Captain entered his chamber without much ceremony, and found him asleep in bed. Making his way toward the bed, in the dark, the partisan shday was approaching. The captain accordingly made his dispositions rapidly for retiring. The prisoners, thirty-five in number, were as follows: Brig.-Gen. E. H. Stoughton. Baron R. Wordener, an Austrian, and Aide-de-camp to Col. Wyndham. Capt. A. Barker, 5th New York Cavalry. Col. Wyndham's A. A. General. Th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., A bit of partisan service. (search)
as. In the month of February, 1863, Brigadier-General E. H. Stoughton was in command of the troops in front rt House, under command of Colonel Percy Wyndham. Stoughton was a West Point officer, and had served with dist prisoner who said he belonged to the guard at General Stoughton's headquarters, and with a party of five or sithere? The answer was, We have a dispatch for General Stoughton. An officer (Lieutenant Prentiss) came to theence became known each man tried to save himself. Stoughton did not delay a moment, for he had no idea how fewvalry camp, and struck the pike to Centreville. Stoughton soon discovered how few of us there were. I did nem to one of my men (Hunter), who rode beside him. Stoughton remarked, This is a bold thing you have done; but rode some distance in the rear while Hunter, with Stoughton, was leading in front. We went at a trot and the the brimming stream swam over. The rest followed, Stoughton being next to me. The first thing he said as he sh
E. H. Stoughton Brigadier GeneralFeb. 2, 1863, to March 9, 1863. 2d Brigade, Casey's Division, Twenty-Second Army Corps, Department of Washington Brigadier GeneralNov. 5, 1862, to Feb., 1863. 2d Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, Army of the Potomac Col. 4th Vt. InfantryOct., 1862, to Nov., 1862. 3d Brigade, 1st Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potoma
mory Upton; 95th Pennsylvania, Lieut. Col. Edward Carroll; 96th Pennsylvania, Lieut. Col. Wm. H. Lessig. Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. D. A. Russell, Commanding. 6th Maine, Col. Hiram Burnham; 49th Pennsylvania, Col. Wm. H. Irvin; 119th Pennsylvania, Col. P. E. Ellmaker; 5th Wisconsin, Col. Thos. S. Allen. Second Division. Brig. Gen. A. P. Howe, Commanding. Second Brigade.—Col. L. A. Grant, Commanding. 2d Vermont, Col. J. H. Walbridge; 3d Vermont, Col. T. O. Seaver; 4th Vermont. Col. E. H. Stoughton; 5th Vermont, Lieut. Col. Jno. R. Lewis 6th Vermont, Lieut. Col. E. L. Barney. Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. T. A. Neill, Commanding. 7th Maine, Lieut. Col. Selden Connor; 49th New York, Col. D. D. Bidwell; 77th New York, Col. J. B. McKean; 43d New York, Col. B. F. Baker; 61st Pennsylvania, Maj. Geo. W. Dawson. Third Division. Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton, Commanding. First Brigade.—Brig. Gen. Alexander Shaler, Commanding. 65th New York, Col. J. E. Hamblin; 67th New York, Col. Ne
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
uffering no drawback. His health was rapidly restored, and he rejoined his regiment in the same year, November 16, 1862, at Fort Scott, Virginia, near Washington. On the 9th of March, 1863, Captain Barker was taken prisoner with Brigadier-General E. H. Stoughton, they having. been surprised in their-beds at midnight by Mosby, near Fairfax Court-House. The General and his staff were betrayed into the hands of the Philistines by Miss Antonia J. Ford,—Honorary Aid-de-Camp to the Rebel Genera knowing that it was useless to resist, he surrendered. A graphic description of this daring attempt, and of the subsequent demeanor of Captain Barker in prison, can fortunately be given in the words of his companion in the misadventure, General Stoughton. Early in the month of March, 1863, before the gray dawn of day had replaced the darkness gathered during a stormy, cold, and gusty night of rain and sleet, I found myself riding side by side with a young man through the thick pine wo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
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night, in charge of Lt. McClellan, Included in the number (the whole amounting to 29) were E. H. Stoughton, Brigadier-General of the 2d brigade, Casy's division; A. Barker, Captain of company L, 5thner an Austrian Baren; P. Pratt, a private in company P. 16th Vermont reg't, and Orderly for Gen. Stoughton--The prisoners were taken in custody on the night of March 9th, in or near Fairfax Court Houf one of them, deserves the highest praise — Most of the twenty-nine men captured, including Gen. Stoughton, an aristocratic specimen of Yankee manhood, with a profusion of gold lace on his coat, werein bed, and were, therefore, incapable of offering any resistance, had they been so inclined. Stoughton occupied as his headquarters a spacious dwelling a few hundred feet from the village of Fairfaear out, he would order him under arrest for an insult to his Commanding General. Mosby asked Stoughton if he knew "Mosby, of Lee's cavalry. " "Yes." replied the Irate Yankee, "have we caught the s