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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 8 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 30: Averill's raid and the winter campaign. (search)
ith General Nichols at Lynchburg, and from him I received information that Averill had started back on the same route he came, but was stopped by high water at Craig's Creek some twelve or fifteen miles from Salem. I, therefore, determined to order Fitz. Lee to Covington by the way of Lexington and Colliertown, at which latter plator, stating that he had gone on the railroad that morning to within a mile of Salem, and that Averill was returning to that place, having been unable to cross Craig's Creek. If this was true, Averill must then attempt to make his escape by the way of the western route by Blacksburg, or the northern route by the way of Buchanan, a Salem, I received another from General Nichols informing me that the information sent was not true and that Averill had succeeded after some delay in crossing Craig's Creek and moving on. It was now too late to reach Fitz. Lee by courier and I hoped that he might have had some accurate information. I now determined to try to r
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
, 232, 256, 277, 297, 300 Conner's Brigade, 437, 449 Conrad's Store, 367, 369, 433 Conscript Act, 64 Conscript Bureau, 462 Cook, Lieutenant Colonel, 459 Cooke, General, 353, 356, 363 Cooley's House, 439, 441, 444 Corbet, Boston, 296, 297 Corse, Colonel, 48, 49 Cosby, General, 453, 454 Costin, Major, 220 Covington, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331 Cow Pasture River, 328, 330 Cox, General (U. S. A.), 158 Cox's House, 210, 220, 223 Coxe, Dr. (U. S. A.), 49 Craig's Creek, 328, 329 Crampton's Gap, 385, 386 Creigh, 380 Crittenden's House, 95, 96 Crook, General (U. S. A.), 370, 375, 379, 396, 398, 399, 406, 411, 417, 424, 425, 430, 443, 444, 461 Crooked Creek, 93 Cross Keys, 75 Crutchfield, Colonel, 176 Culpeper County, 285, 316, 317 Culpeper Court-House, 93, 94, 95, 96, 100, 101, 106, 165, 192, 237, 253, 277, 284, 302, 303, 316, 343, 407, 433 Cumberland, 282, 284, 338, 368, 402, 404, 461 Curtin, Governor, 257, 261 Custer, Ge
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
, four miles in length, passed over the river, excepting one regiment, in spite of brisk opposition. Then Averill destroyed the bridges behind him, and the regiment that was cut off swam the stream and rejoined the command, with a loss of only four men drowned. Averill captured, during this raid, about two hundred men. My command, he said in his report, December 21, 1863. has marched, climbed, slid, and swam, I was obliged to swim my command, and drag my artillery with ropes across Craig's Creek seven times In twenty-four hours, Averill said, in his report. A participant in the march said the creek was deep, and the current strong and filled with drifting ice. three hundred and forty-five miles since the 8th instant. He reported his entire loss at six men drowned, one officer and four men wounded, and ninety men missing. A correspondent of the Richmond Examiner gave a spirited and somewhat comical account of this raid. No language, he said, can tell the sufferings of our m
g, and the road so icy, that we had to dismount and lead our horses. We found the Catawba very much swollen, and across the mountain, and after we reached the Craig Creek valley, the rain poured down in torrents, and it was a work of great labor for the artillery and the trains to move. Every small stream had become a foaming torrent, carrying rocks and drift before it; the pine-trees forming a crystal forest, with beautiful festoons and arches bending over the road. When we came to Craig's Creek, the water was so deep, and the current so strong, and besides, the drift was running, it was supposed that our way was completely blockaded; but our General was equal to the emergency, and we were ordered to attempt the ford — the General directing and encouraging in person — the men riding into the cold icy water cheerfully, and by using caution, and obeying the directions of the General and the officers, the first, second, and third fords were crossed. This consumed nearly the whole
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
itself at Covington into Jackson's River. On the east of these mountains there are two or three lines of secondary hills, then a large valley spreading itself as far as the Blue Ridge, which is the prolongation of the valleys of the Cumberland and the Shenandoah. On the north of Staunton the valley, rich and fertile, is watered by the affluents of the James, which, in leaving it, throws itself among the rocks of the Blue Ridge, forming Balcony Falls. These affluents are, on the right, Craig's Creek, a sinuous torrent, near which is found the village of Newcastle, and, more to the southward, the Catawba, upon which, at a short distance, is situated Fincastle, the principal county-town; on the left, North River, on which is situated the town of Lexington, renowned in Virginia for the military academy in which Jackson Stonewall.—Ed. was a professor, and which had the honor of having for its president General Lee during the last years of his life. The road from Fincastle to Lexington
rutalities of his raid. He was pioneered by some traitors who had lived in Virginia. Among them two stage drivers, named Hall and Mooney, who had driven stages in the mountains. As a sort of apology for excesses at Mrs. Scott's — which even Yankees thought needed some apology — It was alleged that Miss S. had some time ago hung out a Confederate flag ! The main army turned to the right below Scott's for Salem. A detachment of 100 continued down the Fincastle road to a field near Craig's Creek, some four miles, where 130 C. S. horses were at pasture. They captured three of the guard that had charge of them and set fire to an unoccupied dwelling to illumine the field so that they could gather up the horses, it being midnight. En route this party plundered Major McCartney's house, taking clothing, a gold watch, liquor, horses, &c; but having no transportation they returned without carrying off much that required it You know all about the doings at Salem, their retreat to