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n Valley; but he was soon startled by tidings that Gen. Milroy, with the advance of Gen. Schenck's division of Fremont's West Virginia force, was threatening Staunton from the direction of Monterey. As a junction of Fremont's and Banks's commands would have involved the fall of Staunton, and the complete possession of the Valley by our troops, Jackson resolved to prevent it by striking a swift and hard blow at Fremont's advance. Leaving Ewell, whose division had recently joined him from Gordonsville, to observe and check Banks. Jackson moved rapidly to Staunton, being reenforced by the division of Gen. Edward Johnson, which he dispatched May 7 in advance of his own, against Milroy; who, being decidedly overmatched, retreated westwardly across Shenandoah Mountain, concentrating his command at McDowell, and sending to Schenck for assistance. Schenck was at Franklin, 34 miles north, which distance he traversed, with his brigade, in 23 hours, joining Milroy at 10 A. M. of the 8th; b
's scouts from the direction of Hanover Court House, who, after some prevarication, confessed himself a deserter from Jackson's command, which he had left near Gordonsville on the 21st, moving along the Virginia Central Railroad to Frederickshall, with intent to turn our right and attack our rear on the 28th. To McClellan's dispae. Gen. King yesterday reported a deserter's statement, that Jackson's force was, nine days ago, 40,000 men. Some reports place 10,000 Rebels under Jackson at Gordonsville; others that his force is at Port Republic, Harrisonburg, and Luray. Fremont yesterday reported rumors that Western Virginia was threatened; and Gen. Kelly, tmont, who are at Middiletown, appear to have any accurate knowledge on the subject. A letter transmitted to the department yesterday, purporting to be dated Gordonsville, on the 14th inst., stated that the actual attack was designed for Washington and Baltimore, as soon as you attacked Richmond; but that the report was to be ci
h all his cavalry, to Culpepper Court House, thence pushing forward cavalry so as to threaten Gordonsville. The advance to Culpepper having been unresisted, Banks was next ordered July 14. to send Hatch, with all his cavalry, to capture Gordonsville, destroy the railroad for 10 or 15 miles east of it, and thence push a detachment as far as Charlottesville, burning bridges and breaking up railrhe area of Pope's Virginia and of McClellan's Maryland campaign. from Richmond, had reached Gordonsville, rendering its capture by cavalry impossible. Pope at once ordered Hatch, through Banks, to mmanding a corps. Stonewall Jackson, with his own division, following Ewell's, had reached Gordonsville July 19th, and, sending thence for reenforcements, had received A. P. Hill's division, increag captured J. E. B. Stuart's Adjutant, bearing a letter from Gen. Lee, Dated August 15. at Gordonsville, which clearly indicated that purpose. Holding his advanced position to the last, so as to a
a movement of his forces down the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg, which he had selected as on the proper as well as the direct line of operations from Washington against Richmond: masking his purpose, for a few days, by menacing an advance on Gordonsville. Lee soon Nov. 15. penetrated his real design, and commenced a parallel movement down the south bank of the river; while J. E. B. Stuart, raiding Nov. 18. across at Warrenton Springs, entered Warrenton just after our rear-guard had leftttee on the Conduct of the War. up the north side of the river, with instructions to cross, at discretion, above the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, strike Fitz Hugh Lee's cavalry brigade (computed at 2,000) near Culpepper Court House, capture Gordonsville, and then pounce on the Fredericksburg and Richmond Railroad near Saxton's Junction, cutting telegraphs, railroads, burning bridges, &c., thence toward Richmond, fighting at every opportunity, and harassing by every means the retreat of the Re
made haste to strengthen it by earthworks, abatis, and guns. Our supply trains had been left north of the Rapidan. If the movement should be persisted in, they must be brought over, in order that our soldiers' haversacks might be replenished. Then the turnpike and plank roads must be abandoned, and our army cut loose from its resources, at a season when a few hours' rain would convert the river in its rear into a raging, foaming flood. All the important roads in this region run from Gordonsville and Orange Court House eastward to Fredericksburg; and our army, moving southward to flank the enemy, must cut and bridge roads for its guns and trains. That army, if not discouraged by the bungles and failures of the last week, must by this time have been soured and intensely disgusted. To rush it now on the Rebel defenses — which had grown and were growing stronger each hour — would be to expose it to defeat in a position where defeat was sure to be disastrous, and might prove ruinous
station to White House, and so rejoined Gen. Grant. His raid was less effective than had been calculated, because Gen. hunter, who was expected to meet him at Gordonsville, had taken a different direction, leaving more foes on Sheridan's hands than lie was able satisfactorily to manage. His total loss, mainly in the last fight a Rebel army was his true objective; and this must be encountered, whichever route he might take. Had he attempted, as Lee evidently anticipated, to advance by Gordonsville or Louisa C. H., flanking Lee's left instead of his right, he would have been starved into a retreat before he came in sight of the James. Petersburg, at tthward defenses at Howlett's. Gen. Sheridan, who, with his cavalry, had rested some days at White House, after their return from their harassing raid toward Gordonsville, now moved across the Peninsula to the James, being resolutely attacked June 25. by the way; but he beat off his assailants, with a loss of some 500 on eith
resistance. Hunter advanced to Staunton, where Crook and Averill — no considerable force having been left by Jones to oppose them — joined June 8. him; and moved thence directly to Lexington; disappointing Grant, who had expected him at Gordonsville, and had sent his cavalry under Sheridan to meet him there. His failure to do so subjected Sheridan to like failure in his approach to Gordonsville, as we have seen. Hunter's force was now increased to about 20,000 men; and he hastened, viGordonsville, as we have seen. Hunter's force was now increased to about 20,000 men; and he hastened, via Lexington, to Lynchburg — the chief city of western (old) Virginia — intent on its speedy reduction. But Lynchburg, the focus of a rich, populous region, and of extensive manufactures, lies on the James river and canal, in unbroken railroad communication with Richmond and Petersburg on the one side, and with the farther south on the other. Lee — who might as well have lost Richmond — dispatched a very considerable force to its relief; part of which arrived the day before Hunter attacked
9. Gooding, Gen., taken prisoner, 220. Gordon, Gen. J. B., mortally wounded near Richmond, 574. Gordon, Gen. G. H., extract from his report of attack on Banks's rear-guard at Winchester, 135; commands a brigade at Antietam, 206. Gordonsville, Va., 17:3; Jackson at, 176. Gorman, Gen. W. A., at South Mountain, 198. Govan, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417; captured, with most of his brigade, at Jonesboroa, Ga., 636. Gove, Col., Mass., killed at Gaines's Mill, 157. Graham, Major, hemont with Ewell's corps, 138; at Port Republic, 139: his army summoned to Richmond, 140; arrests McDowell's march, 151; his report of losses at Gaines's Mill. 157; operations near Glendale, 161; Malvern Hill, 165; his loss, 166; reenforced at Gordonsville, he follows Gen. Ewell, 176; attacks Crawford's batteries at Culpepper and defeats Banks at Cedar Mountain, 177; prisoners and guns captured by, 177; his hazardous movement from the Rappahannock, 180; evacuates Manassas, 181; is present at 2d