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anguinary battle it had fought at Monocacy. The forts and other works around Washington were found to be of a very formidable character, and fully manned; the whole surrounding country had been cleared off, so that every line of advance was exposed to the fire from the numerous forts and batteries that crowned the heights surrounding the Federal city. Mc-Causland's cavalry brigade, in advancing from Rockville, took the Georgetown road, and had an engagement with the Federal cavalry near Tennallytown, while Colonel Mosby's command made a demonstration at the Chain bridge, northwest of Washington, on the Virginia side. of the Potomac. General Early learned, from a reliable source, soon after reaching the vicinity of Washington, that while his unexpected arrival had created great alarm, large reinforcements, consisting of two corps from Grant's army, were already beginning to arrive in Washington, by way of the Potomac, so that very soon the force of veteran soldiers in that city wo
for which certificates of indebtedness were given to the owner, furnished supper for the horses and excellent beds for many of us, while others slept between the folds of the tarpaulins. These latter were large squares of canvas used to cover the guns and caissons. They were frequently employed afterwards for a night's shelter when on the march, as they afforded protection from storms, and could be folded and strapped upon the limbers at short notice. Passing on through Darnestown, Tenallytown, and Rockville, we bivouacked one more night, and the next day, Sunday, Dec. 28, about 11 o'clock A. M., arrived at Poolsville. This was a little settlement, of strong secession proclivities, on the upper Potoillac, near Edwards Ferry, interesting as the scene of frequent guerrilla raids. In the most recent of these Maj. White and a party of his followers, who belonged in this neighborhood, had surprised and captured a body of fifty or seventy-five Union cavalry one evening while they w
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the editor (search)
nt Holly, to Pine Grove, and the remainder of Couch's troops from the vicinity of Harrisburg toward Shippensburg and Chambersburg. Elliott's and Smith's brigades, of French's division, arrived at Washington from Maryland Heights, and moved to Tennallytown. Morris' brigade, of French's division, marched from Frederick City to Turner's Gap in South Mountain. July 5. Leaving Gettysburg, the Second corps marched to Two Taverns; the Fifth corps, to Marsh Run; the Sixth corps, to Fairfield; thMarion. Smith's division of Couch's command moved from Pine Grove to Newman's Pass. Kenly's brigade, of French's division, marched from Frederick City en route to Maryland Heights. Elliott's and Smith's brigades, of French's division, left Tennallytown, via Washington and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, en route to Frederick City. July 7. The First corps marched from Emmettsburg to Hamburg; the Second corps, from Two Taverns to Taneytown; the Third corps, from Gettysburg, via Emmettsb
ed this morning by artillery men on the City Hall lot. The preparations for an additional movement of troops from the city are visible in all directions, but produce no excitement among our citizens. Three battalions of District of Columbia volunteers passed through Georgetown to-day, and about the same time two Connecticut, one New Hampshire, and the New York 9th Regiment broke their camps at 7th street park and proceeded by the Rock Creek road. The two forces were to unite at Tenallytown, a miles above Georgetown. Their destination is supposed to be Edward's Ferry, on the Potomac. The latter point is about 80 miles from Georgetown, and equi-distant from Harper's Ferry and Washington. A large train of wagons have been crossing into Virginia at the Government ferry at Georgetown, throughout the day, indicating, it is supposed, that one or more regiments on that side have received orders to march. One of the Ohio regiments, it is expected, will soon take up its line
y the products of the country, which they have succeeded in doing to the amount of one million bushels of grain. They were earnestly praying for dry weather to enable them to re- cross the Potomac without trouble. Johnson had seven pieces of artillery, but did not see any with Early. The Chronicle reports our forces to have retreated from before Washington. It says: At an early hour yesterday morning the rebels fell back from their position north of the fortifications at Tenallytown to Knoxville, where they were pursued by our cavalry to the number of about eight hundred. These engaged them throughout the day with varying success. --Rockville has been in our possession half a dozen times, but reinforcements being sent to the enemy, they would occupy it until our turn came again. Such was the fighting in the vicinity of Rockville yesterday. Neither party gained anything worth speaking of. Preparations are being earnestly made to drive the rebels from their po
gestive subject. The location, number, and distribution of the other forces engaged in the invasion of Maryland during the siege of Washington are unknown to us, and we presume equerry unknown to our military authorities. Further information on all these points may probably be elicited by the pursuit of the enemy, which is now being pressed by the experienced and gallant troops of the 6th army corps. Last night a hundred and twenty prisoner were forwarded from the "front," above Tennallytown, by Col. Lamnioux, to the Provost Marshal. They were principally from Virginia regiments, though there were a few from North Carolina and Georgia. Amongst them was a wounded Captain of the 6th Maryland. They wore the jaunty, reckless air which characterizes the determined, and showed evident traces of the hardships to which their late incursion has exposed them. The demonstration on Baltimore — proposed Punishment of Secessionists in the city. The suspension of the demonstratio
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