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person; but in the Southern struggle he was utterly reckless. This indifference to danger was evidently a trait of blood, and wholly unaffected. Nor, for a long time, did his incessant exposure of himself bring him so much as a scratch. On all the great battle-fields of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as in the close and bitter conflicts of his cavalry at Fleetwood, Auburn, Upperville, Middleburg, South Mountain, Monocacy, Williamsport, Shepherdstown, Paris, Barbee's, Jeffersonton, Culpeper Court-House, Brandy, Kelly's Ford, Spotsylvania — in these, and a hundred other hotly-contested actions, he was in the very thickest of the fight, cheering on the sharpshooters, directing his artillery, or leading his column in the charge, but was never hurt. Horses were shot under him, bullets struck his equipments, pierced his clothes, or cut off curls of his hair, as at Fredericksburg, but none ever wounded him. In the closest melee of clashing sabres the plume of Stuart was
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. (search)
and the laughing Young remained master of the situation. Stuart had pushed on, meanwhile, toward Warrenton Springs, and just as the fight above described commenced, a gallant affair took place above. The enemy were attacked in the town of Jeffersonton, and after a hot fight forced back to Warrenton Springs, where the Jefferson Company again distinguished itself. The attempt was made to charge over the bridge, in face of the enemy's fire. In the middle of the structure the column suddenly y before them, and crossing his whole column Stuart pushed on upon the track of the enemy toward Warrenton, followed by the infantry, who had witnessed the feats of their cavalry brethren with all the satisfaction of outside spectators. In Jeffersonton and at Warrenton Springs many brave fellows had fallen, and sad scenes were presented. Lieutenant Chew had fought from house to house in the first named place, and in a mansion of the village this gallant officer lay dying, with a bullet thro
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., Major R--‘s little private scout. (search)
he conflict with Mars); pistol carefully loaded, in holster on his right side; and sabre in excellent order, jingling against his top boots. It was a saying of the worthy, that he generally kept his arms in good order, and on this occasion nothing was left to be desired. His pistol revolved at the touch, with a clear ringing click; and you could see your face in his sabre blade. Thus accoutred, and mounted on a good, active horse, he set off from Hazel river, and making a detour around Jeffersonton, came to an elevation in rear of Mr. —‘s house, where he stopped to reconnoitre. The Federal picket — of nineteen men, as he afterwards discovered — was at the bridge; and in the yard of the mansion were two videttes, with their horses tied to the trees under which they were lying. Whether he could succeed in driving in the whole picket was problematical, but the videttes were pretty sure game. He would either run them off or capture them. With the Major execution followed conc
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 16: second Manassa's. (search)
p across the river, chiefly by the guns of A. P. Hill, by which the enemy was occupied, while Jackson retired a few miles from the river-bank to the village of Jeffersonton, relinquishing to Longstreet the task of amusing Pope by the appearance of a crossing at the Springs. While the enemy was thus deluded with the belief thatde a hasty and imperfect issue of rations, Jackson disembarrassed himself of all his trains, save the ambulances and the carriages for the ammunition, and left Jeffersonton early on the morning of August 25th. Marching first westward, he crossed the two branches of the Rappahannock, passed the hamlet of Orlean, and paused at nigstoutly held his own. With one more struggle his safety would be assured; for the Commander-in-Chief, with the corps of Longstreet, leaving the neighborhood of Jeffersonton on the afternoon of the 26th, and following the route of Jackson through upper Fauquier, was now at the western outlet of Thoroughfare Gap, preparing to force
the morning of the twelfth the army marched in two columns, with the design of reaching the Orange and Alexandria railroad north of the river, and interrupting the retreat of the enemy. After a skirmish with some of the Federal cavalry, at Jeffersonton, we reached the Rappahannock at Warrenton Springs in the afternoon, where the passage of the river was disputed by cavalry and artillery. The enemy was quickly driven off by a detachment of our cavalry, aided by a small force of infantry and e big drive all by themselves. At nightfall the Federals were driven with heavy loss back to and then beyond the river, and our weary but triumphant boys desisted from the long pursuit. On the next day--Monday--General Stuart flanked up to Jeffersonton, where the enemy made a brief but hot fight, taking refuge in the church and stone houses. They were speedily driven out, however, and our troops pushed on to Warrenton Springs. Here another fight occurred — cavalry and infantry, sharp-shoot
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Jackson's raid around Pope. (search)
on a Union baggage train by Stuart's cavalry. From a War-time sketch.On the morning of the 25th of August, 1862, Stonewall Jackson, with Ewell's and A. P. Hill's divisions and his own old division under my command, marched northward from Jeffersonton, Virginia, to cut Pope's communications and destroy his supplies. Quartermasters and commissaries, with their forage and subsistence stores, were left behind, their white tilted wagons parked conspicuously. The impedimenta which usually embarrasswere profoundly sleeping after the fatigues of the preceding night, notwithstanding the intense heat of that August day. There was not so much as an ambulance at those headquarters. The headquarters' train was back beyond the Rappahannock (at Jeffersonton), with servants, camp-equipage, and all the arrangements for cooking and serving food. All the property of the general, The deep cut. from A sketch made in 1884. If this picture were extended a little to the left it would include the U
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
the Confederates crossed the Rappahannock at Warrenton, Sulphur Springs, and Waterloo, where Jackson passed over the previous year when flanking Pope. See page 458, volume, II. Meade at once,fell back, crossed the river, and continued his retreat to Catlett's Station. Fortunately Lee was ignorant of the real condition of Meade's army at that time, or he might, by turning aside, have demolished the Third Corps with his overwhelming force. Gregg was surrounded, attacked, and routed, at Jeffersonton, north of Hazel River, after a gallant fight, His command was composed of the Fourth and Thirteenth Pennsylvania, and First New York Cavalry, and Tenth New York Infantry. with a loss of about five hundred men, most of whom were made prisoners. Now Oct. 13. the veteran armies of the Potomac and of Northern Virginia commenced a third race northward, over nearly the same course pursued on former like occasions, Lee aiming to strike Meade's line of retreat along the Orange and Alexandr
with Lee at Richmond, 2.414; movements of against Pope, 2.448; captures Harper's Ferry, 2.472; his flank movement at Chancellorsville, 3.27; death of, 3.31. Jacksonville, abandoned by the Confederates, 2.321. James Island, defeat of Gen. Benham at, 3.187; Gen. Terry's movement against, 3.201; battle on, 3.203. James River, crossed by the Army of the Potomac under Grant, 3.333. Jefferson City, proceedings of the loyal convention at, 2.55; threatened by Price in 1864, 3.278. Jeffersonton, defeat of Gregg at, 3.103. Jenkins, Gen., raid of to Chambersburg and Hagerstown, 3.53. Jenkinson's Ferry, Ark., battle of, 3.272. Johnson, Andrew, bold stand taken by in the Senate, 1.226; appointed military governor of Tennessee, 2.235; his inauguration as President, 3.570; impeachment of, 3.620. Johnson Reverdy, resolution offered by in the Washington Peace Congress, 1.241. Johnsonville, destruction of stores at caused by Forrest, 3.418. Johnston, Gen. A. S., in comm
en, Gen. Tom, killed on Red river, 548. Gregg, Gen., taken prisoner at Farmville, 743. Gregg, Gen. (Union), attacked, and 500 men captured from him near Jefferson, Va., 395. Gregg, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389. Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 615. Grierson, Col. B. H. (since Genen, Major, killed before Vicksburg, 290. James river, scene of operations and map of, 168; crossed by Grant, 583; Sheridan baffled at bridges over, 728. Jefferson, Va., Unionists routed near, 395. Jefferson City, Mo., Price threatens, 559. Jenkins, Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 389. Jenkins's Ferry, Ark., fight at, 5 Honey Hill, S. C., 696. Honey Springs, I. T., 449. Independence, Mo., 36; 560. Jackson, Miss., 317. James Island, S. C., 475. James River, Va., 727. Jefferson, Va., 395. Jenkins's Ferry, Ark., 553. Jericho Ford. Va., 577. Johnsonville, Tenn., 679. Jonesboroa, Ga., 636. Jonesville, Va., 598. Kelly's Ford, Va., 98.
Brandy Station, Va., Aug. 1, 1863 3 Kearneysville, Va., Aug. 26, 1864 2 Snickersville, Va. Oct. 27, 1862 1 In Action, Va. Oct. 10, 1863 1 Snicker's Gap, Va., Sept. 17, 1864 2 Barbee's X Roads, Va., Nov. 5, 1862 1 Stevensburg, Va. Oct. 11, 1863 3 Opequon, Va., Sept. 19, 1864 3 Sulphur Springs, Va. Nov. 8, 1862 1 Culpeper, Va., Oct. 12, 1863 1 Columbia Furnace, Va. Oct. 7, ‘64 1 Amissville, Va., Nov. 10, 1862 1 Oak Grove, Va., Oct. 15, 1863 1 Mount Olive, Va., Oct. 9, 1864 1 Jefferson, Va., Nov. 14, 1862 1 Barnet's Ford, Va., Feb. 6, 1864 2 Middletown, Va., Nov. 12, 1864 1 Dumfries, Va., March 2, 1863 1 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 5, 1864 2 Waynesboro, Va., March 2, 1865 1 Independence, Va., March 4, 1863 2 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 7, 1864 1 Ashland, Va., March 15, 1865 1 Beverly Ford, Va., June 9, 1863 17 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 1 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 6 Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863 6 Meadow Bridge, Va., May 13, 1864 2 Deep Creek, Va., April 3, 1
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