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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 36: campaign in Maryland and Virginia. (search)
Jackson. From Staunton, in Augusta County, there is a fine macadamized road called The Valley Pike, running through Mount Sidney, Mount Crawford, Harrisonburg, New Market, Mount Jackson, Edinburg,Woodstock, Strasburg, Middletown, Newtown, Bartonsville and Kernstown to Winchester in Frederick County, and crossing Middle River seven miles from Staunton; North River at Mount Crawford, eighteen miles from Staunton; the North Fork of the Shenandoah at Mount Jackson; Cedar Creek between Strasburg and Middletown; and the Opequon at Bartonsville, four or five miles from Winchester. There is also another road west of the Valley Pike connecting these several villages called the Back road, and in some places, another road between the Valley Pike and the Back Road, which is called the Middle road. From Winchester there is a macadamized road via Martinsburg, to Williamsport on the Potomac in Maryland, and another via Berryville in Clarke County, and Charlestown in Jefferson County, to Har
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
Strasburg to Williamsport, a distance of fifty-four miles. To this, two miles more should be added to the march of the Second Massachusetts, on its return from Bartonsville to Newtown, where we turned upon Jackson. Without sleep on the night of the 23d, the brigade marched the next day eighteen miles to Winchester. On the same dtenth of June General Banks's corps recrossed the river at Williamsport, moved through Martinsburg and Winchester, over historic ground, and went into camp at Bartonsville, where the Second had so ably arrested Jackson's march in the night of the twenty-fourth of May. On the twelfth of June, at Washington, my commission as bri.-General. and on the 22d, after a fruitless effort on the preceding day by rail, via Manassas, to reach Front Royal, to which place my command had moved from Bartonsville, I shook the dust of Washington from my feet, not to return to it again for two months, when, as part of a wrecked and broken army, we made our way across the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1853. (search)
following:— At General Jackson's Headquarters I saw the Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fifth or Second Virginia Regiment. He asked who it was at the Run near Bartonsville. I told him I had that honor. He said that he had three companies of his regiment deployed there; and he added, that he did not care to fight us again in theinchester had looked with respect. Then he said: And now, do you want to know what the Rebels think of the Massachusetts Second? Who was it ambuscaded us near Bartonsville? asked a cavalry officer of me. I replied, That was the Massachusetts Second. An officer of Rebel infantry asked me, who it was that was at the Run near BartBartonsville. That was the Massachusetts Second, said I. Whose, asked another officer, was the battery so splendidly served, and the line of sharpshooters behind the stone wall, who picked off every officer of ours who showed himself? That was the Massachusetts Second, said I. On the whole, the Rebels came to the conclusion that t