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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
precisely in the hope of not finding Cumberland Valley completely deserted that Jenkins was pushing northward so rapidly. On the morning of the 16th he entered Greencastle, the first Pennsylvania village, and reached Chambersburg during the night. He seized all the horses, cattle, forage, provisions, and medical stores he found tarrisburg his object was to reach the White House and disturb the deliberations of the Federal government. Rodes arrived on the 22d, and Johnson on the 23d, at Greencastle, whilst Jenkins, preceding them, entered Chambersburg, and Early, bearing to the right, occupied Cavetown at the foot of South Mountain. It was on this same darst corps occupy this village, while the Eleventh remained somewhat in the rear, leaving the Third at Emmettsburg for the purpose of covering his rear along the Greencastle road. The Twelfth, which alone has remained in the centre at Taneytown, is to march toward Two Taverns in order to connect Reynolds with the right, whilst the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
e Cumberland Valley that Lee penetrated Pennsylvania: he had gone out of it to march on Gettysburg; he returned to it to resume the road to Virginia. Besides the railroad which from Harrisburg and Carlisle is extended through Chambersburg and Greencastle as far as Hagerstown, the Cumberland Valley is furrowed by several great roads and numerous ways, all practicable in summer-time. A flourishing agriculture spares the ancient forests only on the mountainsides and in soil naturally poor. Everhas so well posted his dismounted regulars that the Confederates dare not approach him from the front, but they occupy his attention by manoeuvring, thereby gaining time. This is all they require, for Fitzhugh Lee has been signalled along the Greencastle road with his brigade and that of Hampton. The presence of Kelley's Federal division along the upper Potomac has obliged him, as we have stated, to make this detour in order to cover the right flank of the supply-train. He reaches Williamspo
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the editor (search)
. The First, Sixth, and Eleventh corps moved from Beaver Creek to Funkstown; McIntosh's cavalry brigade, from Leitersburg to Boonsboroa; Kilpatrick's cavalry division and Ames' (First) division, Eleventh corps, occupied Hagerstown; Neill's brigade, of the Sixth corps, moved from Leitersburg to Funkstown, where it rejoined its corps; Smith's division (except one brigade left at Waynesboroa), from Leitersburg to Cavetown; Dana's (Second) division, of Couch's command, from Chambersburg to Greencastle; and Averell's cavalry brigade, Department of West Virginia, from Cumberland en route to Fairview. July 13. The Sixth corps moved from Funkstown to the vicinity of Hagerstown; Smith's division, of Couch's command, from Waynesboroa and Cavetown to Hagerstown and Beaver Creek. Averell's cavalry brigade joined Kelley's infantry at Fairview. July 14. The First corps marched from Funkstown to Williamsport; the Second corps, from near Jones' Cross-roads to near Falling Waters; the Th