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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 6 0 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 6 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 4 0 Browse Search
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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 4: details of the battle of Manassas. (search)
the protection of the guns at Arlington Heights. The question then arises whether, by pursuit on the morning of the 22nd, Washington could have been captured. And I will here call attention to some facts which seem entirely to have escaped the attention of the critics. The Potomac is at least a mile wide at Washington and navigable to that place for the largest vessels. The only means of crossing the river, except in vessels, are by the Long Bridge, the aqueduct on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal at Georgetown, and the chain bridge above Georgetown. The Long Bridge is an old wooden structure with at least one draw and perhaps two in it, and could have been easily destroyed by fire, besides being susceptible of being commanded through its entire length by vessels of war lying near Washington, where there were some out of range of any guns we would have brought to bear. The aqueduct is long and narrow with a channel for the water, which we could not have turned off as it runs
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 15: movement into Maryland. (search)
, until we passed Leesburg on the afternoon of the 4th, and bivouacked near Big Springs, two or three miles from the latter place, at night. On the 5th we resumed the march and crossed the Potomac at White's Ford, about seven miles above Leesburg, into Maryland. This ford was an obscure one on the road through the farm of Captain Elijah White, and the banks of the river had to be dug down so that our wagons and artillery might cross. On the Maryland side of the river the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal runs along the bank, and the canal had to be bridged over a lock to enable our wagons to pass, as they could not get through the culvert where the road ran. That night we bivouacked near Three Springs in Maryland on the road leading towards Frederick City, and after my brigade had lain down I received a message from General Jackson to let my men get green corn for two days, but, I told the staff officer bringing it, that they had already drawn their rations in that article, which was all
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 38: operations in lower valley and Maryland. (search)
supplies for Sigel's force, at this place. The original order was to burn the whole town, but the officer sent to execute it had revolted at the cruel mandate and another was sent who but partially executed it, after forcing the people to take an oath of allegiance to the United and I here received a dispatch from General Lee, directing me to remain in the lower Valley until everything was in readiness to cross the Potomac and to destroy the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal as far as possible. This was in accordance with my previous determination, and its policy was obvious. My provisions were nearly exhausted, and if I had moved through Loudoun, it would have been necessary for me to halt and thresh wheat and have it ground, as neither bread nor flour could otherwise be obtained, which would have caused much greater delay than was required on the other route, where we could take provisions from the enemy. Moreover, unless the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was
e engineers had traced, and the volunteers had thrown up, strong lines of fortification. Then, as other brigades grew in discipline and precision, the lines extended. The Vermonters, backed by the Western brigade, crossed the Chain Bridge one moonless night, seized the opposite heights, and within another day staked out Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy, and ten strong regiments fell to hacking down trees and throwing up parapets. Still further up the tow-path of the sleepy old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the men of Massachusetts, New York, and Minnesota made their lodgment opposite Edwards' Ferry, and presently from Maryland Heights down to where Anacostia Branch joins the Potomac, the northern shore bristled everywhere with the bayonets of the Union, and with every sun the relentless drill, drill, drill went on. At break of day, the soldier lads were roused from slumber by the shrill rattle of the reveille. Following the methods of the Mexican War, every regiment had its corps of dru
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--official reports. (search)
Nolan, Lieutenant-Colonel Burke, Major Powell, Lieutenant-Colonel Zable and Major Brady, with Andrews' battalion of artillery, Major Latimer commanding, consisting of Raines', Dement's, Brown's and Carpenter's batteries. On June 16th my division left camp at Stephenson's and marched to Sbepherdstown, where Jones' brigade was temporarily detached, with orders to destroy a number of canal boats and a quantity of grain and flour stored at different points, and cut the canal (Chesapeake and Ohio canal). A report of his operations and the disposition made of his captures has been forwarded. June 18th we crossed the Potomac at Boteler's ford and encamped upon the battle-ground of Sharpsburg; thence marched via Hagerstown and Chambersburg to within three miles of Carlisle. From Greencastle, Steuart's brigade was ordered to McConnellsburg to collect horses, cattle and other supplies which the army needed. The brigade having accomplished its mission to my satisfaction rejoined the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
ldings in Washington burned and destroyed by the British after the battle of Bladensburg......Aug. 24, 1814 Georgetown College, founded in 1789, chartered as a university......May 1, 1815 American Colonization Society, for colonizing free people of color in Liberia, founded at Washington......1817 New charter granted Washington, and mayor elected by the people......May 15, 1820 Columbian College, Washington, incorporated......1821 Corner-stone of first lock in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal laid near Georgetown in presence of President Jackson......May 29, 1829 Building of the government post-office, designed by Robert Mills, commenced......1839 United States Treasury building, designed by Robert Mills, completed......1841 United States Naval Observatory founded......1842 Congress retrocedes the 36 square miles received from Virginia......July 9, 1846 Corner-stone of the Smithsonian Institution laid......May 1, 1847 Corner-stone of the Washington Monument la
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
nted United States minister to France......March 27, 1885 Public library, established by gift of Enoch Pratt in 1882, formally opened in Baltimore......Jan. 4, 1886 Sharp contest in Chester River between the State oyster steamer McLane and a fleet of illegal dredgers; two schooners are run down and sunk and others captured......Dec. 10, 1888 State oyster steamer Helen Baughman fights with the schooner Robert McAllister, an unlicensed oyster-boat......Jan. 2, 1889 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal wrecked by flood on the Potomac, which also swept away the historic building known as John Brown's Fort......June, 1889 In 1888 Virginia leased about 3,200 acres of oyster ground on Hog Island to one Lewis; Maryland claims a right to the ground, but the national coast survey rejects her claim; Governor Jackson proclaims the ground open to both States, and the Maryland schooner Lawson anchors on the Hog Island grounds; the Lawson is attacked, run down, and sunk by the Virginia police-boa
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 7: the winter at Muddy Branch. (search)
een Muddy Branch and Seneca and Second Lieut. Samuel Baxter was with him. Capt. Edmund Rice, of Company F, had charge of the picket line on the Potomac River at Seneca Lock, while Second Lieut. Dudley C. Mumford was at Lock No. 31, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Capt. Weymouth, of Company G, was at Whitehouse Lock. A number from the regiment had been sent away on recruiting duty, including First Lieut. Moncena Dunn, of Company D, Sergt. Warner W. Tilton, of Company A, Sergt. Ephraim A. Hall, Jr., Crsonal baggage. A flotilla of canal boats was taken at Edward's Ferry and on these were loaded the wagons, ammunition and supplies, and the regiment started for Harper's Ferry. The boats were lazily drawn along by mules up the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal to the Point of Rocks. This proved to be a very pleasant and agreeable journey, the weather was pleasant and the scenery beautiful. The Potomoc, with its many rapids fringed with trees and bushes, green with their new foliage, with hills and
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
. Bode, James, priv., (A), Aug. 4, ‘63; 21; sub.; transf. to 20th M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64 Boge, James, priv., (A), Aug. 4, ‘63; 21; sub. Patrick Cusick; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Boing, John, priv., (I), May. 13, ‘64; 21; sub. Geo. P. Slate; absent pris. since June 22, ‘64, never heard from since. Booth, James, priv., (A), Aug. 20, ‘61; 21; wounded June 30, ‘62; dropped Oct. 13, ‘62. Booth, James C., priv., (F), Aug. 13, ‘61; 23; drowned Feb. 22, ‘62, at Coon's Lock, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Bromstein, Meyer, priv., (K), Sept. 14, ‘61; 21; disch. disa. Oct. 1, ‘62; prior service 6th N. Y. Inf. Boutell, Francis, priv., (—), Feb. 27, ‘64; 18; rejected recruit, Mar. 1, 1864; not in regt. Bowen, Wm., Jr., priv., (K), Sept. ‘61; 21; deserted Dec. 10, ‘61; prior service see Co. D, 3rd. Batt'n Inf., 3 mos. Bowman, Peter, alias Pedro Bouben, priv., (D), Feb. 13, ‘62; 26; disch. disa. June 18, ‘62. Bowger, Harrison, priv., (B), Sept. 7, ‘61; 24; M
The volunteers from Wood, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Pleasant and Doddridge were to rendezvous at Parkersburg. Lieuts. J. G. Gittings and W. E. Kemble were ordered to report to Porterfield for duty. Col. Jubal A. Early was ordered to Lynchburg to organize and command the forces at that point, and Col. Thomas J. Jackson, who was at Harper's Ferry, was notified to watch the threatening movements of the enemy, to occupy and use the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio canal. Lieut.-Col. John Echols was placed in command at Staunton, about the same time, with two regiments of infantry. Thus it appears that so far as Governor Letcher and General Lee could act in defense of the exposed northwestern frontier of Virginia, all dispositions were rapidly and sagaciously made within a few weeks after the proclamation of President Lincoln calling for 75,000 volunteers to act with forces already assembled at Washington, to invade the South through the State of Virgi
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