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Island, and proceeded to Amboy on its way to Washington. The regiment numbers nearly a thousand men, all of whom are thoroughly uniformed, armed, and equipped.--N. Y. Times, Nov. 12. Within the last ten days over fourteen Volunteer Refreshment Saloons, in Philadelphia, Pa. From the 2d to the 8th inst., nine thousand and seventeen troops were transported over the Camden and Amboy, and Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad to the South.--Philadelphia Ledger, November 9. Guyandotte in Western Virginia, the scene of the massacre of a number of men of the Ninth Virginia regiment, was burned by two hundred men of the Fifth Virginia regiment.--Wheeling Intelligencer, Nov. 14. Col. Graham, of the Excelsior Brigade, crossed the Potomac at Matthias Point with five hundred men, and made a reconnoissance. He found no enemy or batteries at the point, and saw but one rebel picket, who was killed by one of the advance pickets because he attempted to run away. The rebels w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
lellan thus summed up the results in a dispatch to the War Department: We have completely annihilated the enemy in Western Virginia. Our loss is about thirteen killed, and not more than forty wounded; while the enemy's loss is not far from two hundred killed; and the number of prisoners we have taken will amount to at least one thousand. We have captured seven of the enemy's guns in all. General Cox had been successful in the Kanawha Valley. He crossed the Ohio at the mouth of the Guyandotte River, captured Barboursville July 12, 1861. after a slight skirmish, and pushed on to the Kanawha River. Wise was then in the valley of that stream, below Charleston, the capital of Kanawha County, and had an outpost at Scareytown, composed of a small force under Captain Patton. This was attacked by fifteen hundred Ohio troops under Colonel Lowe, who were repulsed. That night, the assailed insurgents fled up the valley to Wise's camp, and gave him such an alarming. account of the number
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
patience and watchings put the traitor Floyd: within your reach, and though, by a precipitate retreat, he escaped your grasp, you have the substantial fruits. of victory. Western Virginia belongs to herself, and the invader is expelled from her soil. In the name of our Commander-in-Chief, and in my own, I thank you. Thus ended the campaigns in the Kanawha Valley. On the 10th of November, a most unhappy event occurred in the extreme southwestern portion of Virginia. The village of Guyandotte, on the Ohio River, near the Kentucky line, was held by a small Union forceunder R. V. Whaley, a loyal Virginian, commanding the Ninth Virginia Regiment, who had a recruiting station there. At eight o'clock in the evening, a guerrilla chief, named Albert G. Jenkins, who, with his mounted men,. had been for some time carrying on a distressing warfare in that region, dashed into the little village, surprised the Union force, and made over 100 of them prisoners. They killed every man who re
ns of the correctness of my conclusions. Hence I moved all the public property away from Pound Gap. When this force came upon Major Thompson there was nothing there but two or three disabled wagons and a few bushels of salt and something of that sort. The enemy paid more than everything he obtained in the exposition he made of his own plans. I have no doubt now he means to advance by the Louisa road upon Tazewell, and is acting in conjunction with columns moving up New River and Guyandotte River. I have information from the interior, likely to be well posted, that the Sandy column is to be 7,500 strong, and that on the Kanawha 15,000, the latter being actually in motion. I suppose that a small column, probably under General Cox, is on the Guyandotte. Under all the lights before me, and considering that I have nearly no force, I determined to prepare the militia ; then when the enemy moved on Pound Gap I determined to put the militia into the field. I inclose the orders I
ization effected McClelian advances fight at Rich McUntain Rebel rout at Carrick's Ford Union repulse at Searytown surprise at cross Lanes Caraifex Ferry Guyandotte Romney Alleghany Summit Huntersville. the Virginia Convention of 1861, of which a majority assumed to vote their State out of the Union, as we have seen, ng sharply to the right, made their way across the mountains, and joined Gen. Jackson at Monterey. A strong Union force, under Gen. Cox, made an advance from Guyandotte simultaneously with Gen. McClellan's on Beverly, capturing Barboursville after a slight skirmish, and moving eastward to the Kanawha, and up that river. At Scaof November, at 8 P. M., Col. Jenkins, with his regiment of Rebel cavalry, which had been engaged for some time in guerrilla warfare, dashed into the village of Guyandotte, on the Ohio river, near the Kentucky line, surprising the Union forces stationed there and taking over a hundred prisoners. All who resisted were killed by the
399 to 491; his preamble, and the adopted propositions, 402; takes part in the Union meeting at Louisville, 493. Guyandotte, Va., captured by Rebels, 526. H. Hackley, Prof. Chas. W., to Jeff. Davis, 512. Hagerstown, Md., John Brown at,ture of a contract, 358; allusion to, 426; allusion to in a Message of Jeff. Davis, 497. Jenkins, Col., surprises Guyandotte, Va., 526. Johnson, Alex. B., speech of, at Albany, 389-90; effect of his sentiments on the Rebels, 396. Johnson, terfield's Address, 521; battle of Philippi, 521-2; of Rich Mountain. 522-3; Cheat Mountain, 523 ; Carnifex Ferry, 525; Guyandotte destroyed, 526; boundary between West and Old Virginia, 527. Wheeling, Va, meeting and Convention at, 518. Wheeli his soldiers, 591-2; his gallant charge into Springfield, 592. Zeigler, Col., orders the houses of Secessionists at Guyandotte to be burnt. 526. Zollicoffer, Gen., occupies Cumberland Gap; his dispatch to Magoffin, 613; captures Barboursville,
oming into sight of the enemy until the sun was two hours high. When they did catch a first glance, if there had been any fear in their composition, it would have overpowered them at once. The rebels were drawn up in line of battle on the brow of a high hill, apparently inaccessible on all sides, and commanding a view for two miles around of a magnificent level plain, with all its roads in full sight, until they dwindled into the distant forests. Near the base of the hill wound the Guyandotte River, and within pistol shot of their position was the only bridge which spanned it from the side on which we were advancing. Our brave boys took but one glance and passed on. As they neared the bridge, they discovered a large body of cavalry on the road which wound around the base of the hill on which the enemy were ranged, retreating and dividing in order to intercept our flight — a natural inference, but a matter of opinion nevertheless. The rebels very considerately reserved their f
fter a foundry at that place, said to be casting cannon for the enemy. Not finding such to be the case, she returned to Elk River. One piece of the enemy's artillery, which was disabled at Scarey Creek battle, was found at a wagon shop, in Charleston, fully repaired and ready for service. It was duly cared for, and is now one of the Union detachments. The army will commence moving at noon. Dr. Litch volunteered his services to Col. Woodruff, of the Second Kentucky regiment, when at Guyandotte. The Colonel soon placed him upon his staff. The doctor being an experienced cavalryman led the charge upon Jenkins's cavalry at the Muddy Creek bridge fight, and had them at one time surrounded; but from the imbecility of Capt. George, of the cavalry, in not closing in upon him, he made good his escape. The doctor was injured by a horse at the time, and has since been upon the medical staff, where his valuable services are fully appreciated. James M. Gray, of Company F, Second Kentu
within long musket range of a small party of the rebels, and had sent a few shots after them, though without any known effect except, on the vis a tergo principle, to accelerate their speed. In a few moments the cavalry squad returned, marching between them a couple of the rebels, with the green, shirt-fashion blouse, and white muslin rag over the cap, that were known as the uniform of a raw militia cavalry company of the rebels. One of the prisoners was from Parkersburg — the other from Guyandotte. Both had been at Cross Lanes, and one of the fellows was relieved of the sword of Capt. Dyer, which he had stripped from the corpse of the poor Captain on the field. Meantime the general had already ordered forward the column, had gathered up the more intelligent of the citizens, and questioned them about the roads and by-ways, and all the topographical features of the country; had procured the official map of the county from the Clerk's office, and had learned from the frightened inh
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 136. siege of Cotton Hill, Va., October 30 to November 7, 1861. (search)
llant State. Adjutant Welhedel has just left for home, and ere many days, unless we have a big fight, you may see, Yours truly, Kentuckian. Col. Sedgewick's letter. Headquarters Second Ky. Regiment, U. S. A., camp at Tompkins farm, Western Va., Nov. 4. 1861. The health of the regiment is very excellent, and we now number more men for duty than any regiment in Virginia, (eight hundred and eighty-four men,) although we have followed and fought the rebels since July last, from Guyandotte to Big Sewell Mountain, and back to this place. The rebels have been gathering for some time past on the opposite side of the river, and during the last three days a constant and terrific fire of artillery and musketry has been kept up on both sides. On yesterday they succeeded in killing a private of the Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer regiment, and private Hyer of Company D (Woodward Guards) of our regiment. The two men lay where they fell for some time — the fire from the rebel side bein
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