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Brigade in orders, the signal success obtained by the cavalry of this army over the enemy in recent engagements. On the — ult., Col. W. E. Jones, 1st Virginia Cavalry, with a detachment of his regiment, made a descent upon the enemy near Falls Church, capturing seven, with their arms and equipments, and sustaining no loss. On the 16th ult., Major W. T. Martin, commanding Jeff. Davis Legion, with a detachment of his command, completely surprised a greater force of infantry than his own, one Lieutenant, and twenty-eight non-commissioned officers and privates, without receiving a scratch to a man or horse. On the 18th ult. Lt. Col. Fitzhugh Lee, 1st Virginia Cavalry, with a detachment of the regiment, while scouting near Falls Church, fell in with a party of the enemy's chosen infantry, and a sharp encounter ensued. The enemy occupying a sheltered position, behaved with unusual spirit, obliging Lt. Col. Lee, whose horse was killed under him early in the action, to dismoun
On the 11th day of August we took up our march for Fairfax Court- House, arriving there at dark, as tired a set, of men as I ever saw. We reached the Court-House on Saturday night, and on Sunday morning pitched our tents on the left of the road, and just below the village, where we remained until the night of the 16th of October, when the whole army of the Potomac retreated. Our life, while encamped at Fairfax, was by far the most arduous that we have experienced, going alternately to Falls Church and Anandale on picket duty, and turning out at the beat of the long-roll to march to meet an enemy that would not show himself. On the occasion of one of these false alarms, the regiment marched is miles without halting. This sort of thing did us no harm, however, but rather served to inure us to hardship and danger, and to make us better soldiers. A short time after our arrival at Fairfax, Capt. S. P. Mitchell, our Adjutant, was appointed Brigade Quartermaster, with the rank of M
hich is on the Occoquon, by the Sixty-third Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Hayes, in General Jameson's brigade. The regiment has just returned from picket duty on the extreme left of our lines and front of the division. These make a dozen prisoners taken by the regnant with in the last few days. Those arrested yesterday are Forrest Olden, John Heister, his brother, his son, William Hicks, and A. C. Landstreet. This Landstreet is the same who was captured by some of our soldiers at Falls Church in July last. He was then a member of Capt. Edward Powell's Virginia cavalry company, and when taken was a rebel in arms against our Government. In December last, after five months imprisonment, he was released on his parole of honor, and having been sent to Old Point Comfort, went by the way of Manassas, Centreville, and Fairfax Court-House, to his home, just outside the lines of Gen. Heintzelman's command. Although he asserts that he has not given any aid and comfort to the enemy sin
extracts: Information has been received that the rebels have in part fallen back from Centreville. This has been obtained from scouting parties from several of the military divisions who reported this morning, and who all agree in the statement. It is supposed the rebels are influenced by a military necessity, being apprehensive of the cutting off of their supplies. A detachment of the 14th regiment New York volunteers went out yesterday, Lieut. Col. Skillen in command, beyond Falls Church, in the direction of Vienna, to protect a gang of laborers engaged in moving railroad ties to be used in building the railroad now being constructed between this city and Alexandria. The rebels offered no opposition to the removal of these ties, as it was supposed they would. Several vessels availed themselves of the dense darkness last night to run the Potomac blockade. On Tuesday eighteen, bound upward, ran safely past the rebel batteries. Most of them, loaded with Government st
--The enemy advanced their lines several miles last night, driving our pickets before them. They burned the railroad bridge at Fairfax Station, and took Falls Church, which they hold with cavalry and infantry this morning. It is reported by contrabands that they completed their work of destruction of everything at Manassas yesterday. Stonewall Jackson is in command, according to the most trustworthy accounts, and an escaped prisoner reports that that General slept at Falls Church last night. Nearly all the Quartermasters and Commissaries of McClellan's army are in Alexandria this morning, thus leaving that portion of the army of the Pia creek being taken, will be to fight a way up the Rappahannock with gunboats, and join him from Fredericksburg. We had 1,200 to 1800 sick and wounded at Falls Church, and if the enemy occupies the place permanently, these will become prisoners. We sent out a train yesterday toward Manassas for our wounded, (the third e
ng enemy. The passengers by the Central train, yesterday, were familiar with no facts beyond what has already been laid before the public. As usual, they came freighted with reports collected at Gordonsville during the short stay of the train at that point. The real position of the two armies was not known, though it was stated that the enemy, when last heard from, were rapidly retreating in the direction of Occoquan, and our forces hotly pursuing. A large body of our army was at Fall's Church, whilst Stuart's cavalry was represented to have reached Alexandria. We have heard of several names among the wounded not heretofore published. Of these are Col. Lawson Botts, of the 2d Virginia regiment, wounded in the face, but not dangerously; Lieut. Col. Rowan and Maj. Nadenbousch, of the same regiment, the former slightly, and the latter severely; Colonel Grigsby, 27th Va., wounded; Major Terry 4th Va., wounded in the arm; Capts. Simms, Samuel Moore, 2d Va., wounded; Capts. Gi
The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our army in Maryland--particulars of the passage of the Potomac. (search)
t the feet of our gallant soldiers now tread the soil of Maryland. A distinguished officer, who participated in the fights at and around Manassas, arrived in this city yesterday afternoon by the Central train, and left the forces which he commands on the left bank of the Potomac, on Friday night. To him we are indebted for the following particulars: On Thursday, during the day, the cavalry force under command of Brig.-Gen. Robertson, engaged a portion of the enemy's forces near Fall's Church. Nearly the entire day was spent in skirmishing between the contending parties. While this was going on our army was being withdrawn from the vicinity of the late battle fields, and marched in the direction of the upper Potomac. At nightfall Gen. Robertson drew off his force and followed the Army Early the next morning his brigade crossed the river at--,some distance below Leesburg. At or near the same time, the division of Gen. Hill commenced crossing at another point. Later in the
was created amongst the passengers. The cannonading heard above here is said to have been at Edwards's Ferry, where the rebels were endeavoring to drive our troops from the Maryland shore. Last evening the rebels appeared in force at Falls Church, and drove in our pickets, using artillery. A wagon train fell into their hands, but they did not succeed in getting it away, as our troops rallied and rescued the train. This morning the rebels fell back to Falls Church, and then shortly afFalls Church, and then shortly afterwards evacuated it going toward Leesburg on the Leesburg pike. We had none killed of wounded. Order of Major Gen. M'Clellan. Washington, Sept. 4, 1862. General Orders, No. 1. First--Pursuant to General Orders No. 122, from the War Department, Adjutant General's office, of the 2d instant, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the of Washington, and of all the troops for the defence of the capital. Second--The Heads of the Staff Departments of the Army of the Potom
on of Winchester, did not reach the latter previous to the council of war composed of Gen. Milroy and his brigade commanders. Movements of Mosby. The waggish Mosby, with part of his gang, on Sunday night, encamped two and a half miles from Upton's Hill, almost within range of the guns on the Washington fortifications. On Sunday afternoon he stopped a funeral procession, on its way from Lewinsville to Washington, and stole the horses attached to the hearse. He afterwards visited Falls Church, and amused himself by taking observations of our new contraband farms. Miscellaneous. A dispatch from Memphis announced that Gen. Hurlbut had sent an expedition to Grenada, Miss., which drove the rebels out of the town and destroyed fifty-seven locomotives and over four hundred cars, belonging to the different Southern railroads concentrating at Jackson. Ex-President Buchanan and suite, en route from Bedford Springs to Wheatland, passed through Harrisburg on Saturday last.
utting off our railroad communication. Measures are progressing to give him a fitting reception in that quarter. We are also prepared for an attack on our front. The advance of Hill's corps probably commenced moving from Madison Court House Thursday morning. The "rebel" raids are getting very bold. A Washington dispatch, of Sunday, says: Last night a party of mounted guerillas moved to various locations on the Southern side of the Potomac, including Baily's Cross Roads, Falls Church, and Munson's Hill, and robbed individuals of various amounts of money and other valuables. They exhibited no little boldness in their depredations, as the first named place is within three miles of Fort Richardson, and the other points visited by them are in proximity to our lines. Quantrell makes another raid--Gen'l Blunt and escort attacked--Seventy-eight killed. Quantrell has been out again, and was still out at last accounts. On the night of the 9th he cut the wires near J
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