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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
. Him. There he remained two days, waiting for his ammunition and pontoon trains to come over the mountains. That time was employed by his troops in destroying bridges, factories, depots, and the railway in the direction of Lynchburg, for about eight miles. satisfied that Lynchburg was too strong for him, Sheridan now divided his command, and pushed for the James River. One column, under General Devin, pressed rapidly to it at Scottsville, in Albemarle County, and the other by way of Lovingston, to the same stream at New Market, in Nelson County. The right column then proceeded along the canal to Duguidsville, hoping to cross the James there, over a bridge, but the vigilant Confederates had burned it; also one at Hardwicksville. The rains had made the River so full that Sheridan's pontoons could not span it, and he was compelled to choose whether to return to Winchester, or to pass behind Lee's Army to White House, and thence to the Army of the James, on Grant's right. He chos
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 9: State of religion in 1861-62. (search)
e presence and blessing have been enjoyed. Thus far seven have been received into the Church. Rev. J. L. Johnson is one of the chaplains at this post, and is laboring with great zeal and efficiency. Brother G. C. Trevillian has been for some months our regular colporter to the hospitals here. There are at least 4,000 sick and wounded, and a few weeks may bring as many more, as this is one of the principal points to which the wounded of the great army near Gordonsville are brought. At Lovingston, in Nelson, the government is establishing hospitals; there are now about a thousand at that point. At Scottsville are several hundred sick and wounded, and about as many at Hillsborough, in Albemarle. I would like to have several additional tract distributers at these several points. Rev. J. C. Hiden, chaplain at Charlottesville, gave me some interesting facts in reference to the hospitals in that town. He represents the men as being very eager to hear the Gospel and to secure relig
learning that Sheridan's cavalry had turned from Charlottesville toward Lynchburg, determined to intercept and turn them back. Imboden's brigade, from the South Branch valley, reached Stauntonon the 10th, and on the 11th Rosser marched, at sunrise, with about 500 men, toward Lexington, encamping at Bell's, beyond Midway; marching at sunrise of the 12th, crossing the Blue ridge at Tye River gap, then by way of Massie's mills and Fleetwood and on by Hubbard's to Harris', three miles beyond Lovingston, where he went into camp at midnight. Sheridan had been frustrated in his attempt to get to the rear of Lee's army by finding that the bridge across the James, at Hardwicksville, was burned, and had turned down the river toward Scottsville, destroying property of all kinds as he went. On the 13th, Rosser took the old stage road leading toward Charlottesville as far as Rockfish river, where he turned, through byways, toward Scottsville on the James, which he passed through, and marched d
Post-office matters. --A new office is established at Fulkerson, Scott county, Va., and Jno. H. Hilton appointed postmaster. Site of Matiponey, 'Spotsylvania county, Va., is changed to original location, and George W. Sweetnam appointed postmaster, vice Wm. Lancaster. Appointments.--John C. Jerrell postmaster at Thornburg, Spotsylvania county, Va., vice Henry Carpenter, deceased. Pizarro E. Woods postmaster at Lovingston, Nelson county, Va., vice Wm. Cheatham, resigned. Jacob G. Miller postmaster at Van Cleverville, Berkeley county, Va., vice Wm. L. Magruder, resigned. Boyd Holley postmaster at Flat Head, Floyd county, Va., vice J. Pierce, resigned. P. W. Moore postmaster at North Nedejo, Henry county, Va., vice Wm. H. Adkins, resigned.--Robert Bailey postmaster at Natural Tunnel, Scott county, Va., vice A. R. Scott, resigned.
Acknowledgment. --A. G. Lane, Surgeon in charge of the Winder Hospital, near this city, requested us to acknowledge the receipt of forty-four dollars from Lieut. W. C. Carrington, the result of the noble energy of three young ladies of Lovingston, Nelson county, Va., (Misses Lelia J. Fortune, Rosa E. Shelton, and Mollie E. Young.) for the benefit of sick and wounded soldiers. This is another proof of how thoroughly the pure hearts of Southern ladies are devoted to the angelic mission of soothing the sorrows and alleviating the sufferings of their gallant defenders.
reports, up to half-past 12 o'clock yesterday, represent everything quiet, with no fighting of consequence since the battle of Saturday. It is said, with some grounds of probability that the forces under Pope are concentrating in Madison county, and will perhaps attempt a flank movement on Gen. Jackson, while Burnside, who is being heavily reinforced by McClellan, advances through Culpeper and Orange. Most of our wounded in the fight of Saturday are now at Charlottesville and Lovingston, Nelson county. Some are also in the hospitals in Lynchburg. The following are the casualties in the Courtney Artillery (Capt. J. W. Latimer) in the battle of Cedar Run: Wounded--Lieut R. H. Vaughan, slightly in neck; Corporal A. J. Snead, in leg (since amputated); Corporal James Hamilton, in head; Corporal James Brooks, in foot; Private George Powell, in leg. These wounds, which were caused by artillery fire, are generally severe, but not considered dangerous. There were none killed in th
[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]interesting Religious News from the Camps and hospitals. Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 21, 1862. I have for some weeks been visiting the principal points at which are congregated our sick soldiers, arranging for supplying them with Testaments, tracts, and other suitable reading matter. At Staunton, Charlottesville, Lovingston, and Lynchburg, are thousands of sick and wounded, while at various other points are hospitals containing from one to two hundred. It is impossible, without going among these afflicted men, to have any adequate idea of how eager they are for something to read. Having been all their lives accustomed to reading books and magazines and papers, and being now separated from all the ordinary engagements and pleasures of life, they are delighted to have placed within their reach such reading as will interest and at the same time comfort them in the sad scenes into which they have come. I was assured by a clergyma
in Petersburg Friday and Saturday. A gentleman who left Petersburg yesterday morning reports everything quiet there. A renewal of the attack upon the city was apprehended by some, though nothing has up to this time developed itself. Other points of interest. Various rumors were in circulation yesterday relative to a demonstration against Lynchburg, and some croakers were quite positive in their assertions that the place had been captured. Crook and Averill were reported at Lovingston, on the Lynchburg branch of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and about midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Another rumor was that they had burnt an important bridge on that route, thus cutting off communication. The only reliable intelligence we have is that the enemy in heavy force, with cavalry, infantry and artillery, are advancing upon Lynchburg from the direction of Lexington, and at last accounts had reached a point in Amherst county, some eight or nine miles dista