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seize upon the prominent points of the enemy's line of fortifications, and thereby force them back by degrees to the river. Many days ago it was evident that the Vicksburgh garrison was short of provisions, and that it must in the end surrender of famine. The work upon the mines was then relaxed, a sufficient demonstration upon the lines being kept up with rifle and cannon to annoy the inmates. Besides the investing line at the land side of the town, stretching from Haines's Bluff to Warrenton, we had a line of infantry stretched across the base of the. peninsula, which Vicksburgh overlooks. The gunboat Choctaw and the flagship Black Hawk lay far out of range above the town; the Benton, Mound City, and Switzerland below. The Cincinnati was sunk by the upper batteries, having descended the bend to assist General Steele's advance. The principal weapons of offence in use on the river front were the mortars, (thirteen-inch.) Six of these, mounted on rafts built for the purpose, l
o be insurmountable, General Grant and Admiral Porter at last put afloat armed steamers and steamtransports, which ran through the fires of the long line of shore batteries which the insurgents had crected at Vicksburgh, and its chief supports, Warrenton and Grand Gulf. At the same time the land forces moved down the right bank of the river to a point below Grand Gulf, where they crossed in the steamers which had effected so dangerous a passage. The batteries of Grand Gulf for several hours rsurgent invasion of Maryland. General McClellan recrossed the Potomac and entered Virginia in November, and obliged the invading forces under Lee to fall backward to Gordonsville, south of the Rappahannock. When the army of the Potomac reached Warrenton it was placed under command of General Burnside. He marched to Falmouth, hoping to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburgh, and to move at once upon Richmond. Delays, resulting from various causes, without fault of the General, permitted th
was resumed, and the two columns reunited at Warrenton, in the afternoon, when another halt was madth Hampton's division, retired slowly toward Warrenton, in order to draw the enemy in that directioon, on the road from Culpeper Court-House to Warrenton. There an obstinate fight took place, whichon. Two thousand cavalry were sent down from Warrenton to reconnoitre in the direction of Catlett'spass him by unnoticed, and leave his road to Warrenton clear. The enemy were moving so near our podevice for informing General Lee, who was at Warrenton, of his situation. He called for three voluolumn, and crossing it, to make their way to Warrenton, and say to General Lee that he was surround gallant comrades obeyed orders, and reached Warrenton in safety. The last division of the enemy. That night, General Stuart pushed on to Warrenton. He had guarded the flank of the army, drivfrom General Lee's army, (then retiring from Warrenton toward the Rappahannock,) General Stuart wit[4 more...]
n considerable force at that point. Sunday, the eighteenth instant, at three P. M., the entire division was ordered to move on the pike leading from Groveton to Warrenton. The First brigade moved on the pike, the Second moved on a road to the left of and parallel to the pike, but soon encountered the enemy, and drove him as far a army of the Potomac, Wednesday, October 21, 1863. The advance of this army--Lieutenant Whittaker and twenty of General Kilpatrick's cavalry division--entered Warrenton last evening, the enemy's cavalry, under Stuart, at the same time retiring toward Sulphur Springs. The recent gallant cavalry fight of General Kilpatrick's diily incomplete, owing to the absence of a portion of the command. The commander of the division received orders on Sunday last to move as far as possible toward Warrenton, under the supposition that nothing but cavalry would oppose his progress; and knowing that Kilpatrick had whipped Stuart alone on several well-contested fields,