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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 2 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 30 0 Browse Search
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he enemy is about four thousand, all told. If you can push them, you may do so as far as to have a strong position near Leesburg, if you can keep them before you, avoiding their batteries. If they pass Leesburg and take the Gum Springs road, you wiLeesburg and take the Gum Springs road, you will not follow far, but seize the first good position to cover that road. Their design is to draw us on, if they are obliged to retreat, as far as Goose Creek, where they can be reinforced from Manassas, and have a strong position. Report frequeat Harrison's Island. The point of transit was about five miles above Edwards' Ferry, and nearly an equal distance from Leesburg. The island is a low, fertile strip of land, several miles in length, so dividing the river that the Maryland channel ig was going on above. It seems that Colonel Devens had in the morning moved with a small detachment in the direction of Leesburg, shortly after his forces had crossed, had advanced one mile, there met the enemy's skirmishers in feeble force, and had
al report of the engagement, Headquarters Seventh Brigade, Leesburg, Va., Oct. 31, 1861. Colonel: I beg leave to submit the followinggade in the battle of the 21st and 22d inst., with the enemy at Leesburg, Va.: On Saturday night, the 19th inst., about seven o'clock P. Mearing despatches to General Meade to examine the roads leading to Leesburg. From this prisoner I learned the position of the enemy near Dranected a crossing, in force of five companies, and was advancing on Leesburg. Captain Duff, of the Seventeenth regiment, immediately attacked ered his forces at Ball's Bluff, and the prisoners were marched to Leesburg. I then ordered my brigade (with the exception of the Thirteenth who remained in front of Edwards' Ferry) to retire to the town of Leesburg and rest for the night. On Tuesday morning I was informed by Colotion on the south bank of the Sycolin, about three miles south of Leesburg. I would here state that, in an interview on Monday night with th
Fort Craig, Fort Tillinghast. The work next on the right of Fort Tilling-hast, Fort Ramsay. The work next on the right of Fort Ramsay, Fort Woodbury. That next on the right of Fort Woodbury, Fort De Kalb. The work in the rear of Fort Corcoran and near the canal, Fort Haggerty. That now known as Fort Corcoran, Fort Corcoran. That to the north of Fort Corcoran, Fort Bennett. That south of Chain Bridge on the height, Fort Ethan Allen. That near the Chain Bridge, on the Leesburg road, Fort Marcy. That on the cliff north of the Chain Bridge, Battery Martin Scott. That on the height near the reservoir, Battery Vermont. That near Georgetown, Battery Cameron. That on the left of Tennallytown, Fort Gaines. That at Tennallytown, Fort Pennsylvania. That at Emory's chapel, Fort Massachusetts. That near the camp of the Second Rhode Island regiment, Fort Slocum. That on Prospect Hill, near Bladensburg, Fort Lincoln. That next on the left of Fort Li
the Hon. Secretary of War: sir: I have the honor to forward herewith Brig.-Gen. Stone's report of the engagement near Leesburg on the 21st ultimo. I also transmit a copy of the despatch sent by me to Gen. Stone on the 20th ultimo, being the same 22d I went personally to the scene of operations, and after ascertaining that the enemy were strengthening themselves at Leesburg, and that our means of crossing and recrossing were very insufficient, I withdrew our forces from the Virginia side. heavy reconnoissances to-day in all directions from that point. The General desires that you keep a good look-out upon Leesburg to see if this movement has the effect to drive them away. Perhaps a slight demonstration on your part would have the elan: Made a feint of crossing at this place this afternoon, and at the same time started a reconnoitring party toward Leesburg from Harrison's Island. The enemy's pickets retired to intrenchments. Report of reconnoitring party not yet received.
neral, accompanying the party. A line of skirmishers, consisting of two companies of the First Minnesota, commanded the line of the hill to the right and front. After carefully examining our arms and equipments, we moved quickly forward on the Leesburg road; the house to the right, about two miles from the landing, known as Monroe's, was found vacant, and appeared to have been left in great haste, most probably during the cannonading of the 20th. At this passing the road enters a thick wood of our capturing him, and I did not wish to fatigue our horses by useless pursuit. A negro, whom we had met, reported that a regiment of infantry and a body of cavalry had left the immediate neighborhood that morning at daylight, and taken the Leesburg road. With this intelligence we proceeded on our way, and when about twelve hundred yards further in the woods, our advance suddenly halted and signalized the enemy in sight. Pushing rapidly forward, we soon saw the bayonets glistening above t
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 114. fight at Goose Creek, Virginia, October 22, 1861. (search)
inst., the enemy were seen advancing upon us in force. They immediately, and with great spirit and determination, attacked our outposts near the woods, adjacent to Goose Creek. to the left and in front of our lines, and about three miles from Leesburg. They numbered over three thousand infantry, with some cavalry in reserve. Our forces met the attack with equal firmness, and for a short time the firing was rapid, when the two pieces of artillery opened upon the enemy a well-directed fire, doing fearful execution, causing them to give way in confusion, and make a hasty return within their breastworks near Leesburg, suffering a loss of sixty killed and wounded, as ascertained from their wounded and from citizens in the vicinity. The loss in my brigade is one killed and one severely wounded, both belonging to Company I, First regiment Minnesota Volunteers. On the 23d, by the General's order, I directed further intrenchments around the white house, near the enemy's works. I also ha
to remove the luggage, and, the ladies having declined the hospitalities offered them, at half-past 3 o'clock we parted company from the Trent. During the time our officers were on board the Trent, the British passengers expressed their sympathies with the seceded States in the strongest possible manner, and our officers were much abused and threatened by the crowd; they were called pirates, robbers, and other opprobrious epithets, expressing great satisfaction at our loss at Bull Run and Leesburg. Our captain expressed much satisfaction at the gallant and efficient manner which Lieut. Fairfax, (a Virginian by birth,) and all the officers and crew under his command, displayed in the execution of this delicate and important duty, and called the particular attention of the Navy Department to it. After parting company with the Trent, we ran through the Santaren Passage, cruised to the northward along the shores of Florida and South Carolina as far as Charleston; our gallant captain, not
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 147. drawing Lots at Richmond, Va. (search)
account by an officer. Richmond prison, Va., Nov. 11, 1861. sir: This lets you know that I am in as good health and spirits as could be expected under confinement so long. It is now sixteen weeks since I was taken, with many more, on the battle-field at Bull Run, and since that many more have been taken and brought here. They number in all, who have been brought to Richmond, as many as two thousand six to seven hundred. Some arrived as late as last night — a few from Fairfax and Leesburg; arid before, over 700 from the Leesburg battle of the 21st of October, and on the north side of the Potomac, which no doubt you have got the news of. I think that through and by the same flag of truce that this comes, other versions and the details of the battle will be sent by officers in full knowledge of the facts, from the spot, which of course you will become acquainted with. There is one thing I wish to let you know, which is this: the General in charge of this post, Richmond, Bri
ss. On the 20th of June he was asked by the General-in-Chief to propose, without delay, a plan of operations. On the 21st he submitted to the General-in-Chief his plan, which was to abandon the present line of operations, move all supplies to Frederick, occupy Maryland Heights with Major Doubleday's heavy guns, and a brigade of infantry to support them, and with every thing else — horse, foot and artillery — to cross the Potomac at Point of Rocks, and unite with Colonel Stone's force at Leesburg, from which point he could operate as circumstances should demand, and as the General's orders should require. No reply was received; but on the 27th, the General telegraphed him that he supposed he was that day crossing the river in pursuit of the enemy. On that day the enemy was in condition to cross the river in his pursuit. He had over fifteen thousand men and from twenty to twenty-four guns. General Patterson had about ten thousand men and six guns, the latter immovable for want
e common to both, were in their possession. To meet all this we had to create not only an army in the face of war itself, but also military establishments necessary to equip and place it in the field. It ought, indeed, to be a subject of gratulation that the spirit of the volunteers and the patriotism of the people have enabled us, under Providence, to grapple successfully with these difficulties. A succession of glorious victories at Bethel, Bull Run, Manassas, Springfield, Lexington, Leesburg, and Belmont, has checked the wicked invasion which greed of gain and the unhallowed lust of power brought upon our soil, and has proved that numbers cease to avail when directed against a people fighting for the sacred right of self-government and the privileges of freemen. After seven months of war, the enemy have not only failed to extend their occupancy of our soil, but new States and Territories have been added to our Confederacy, while, instead of their threatened march of unchecked
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