Potomac River, 4, 33, 40-41-42-43, 45-46-47-48, 51, 91, 134-141, 146, 152, 154-55, 157, 160, 237, 253-55, 277, 281-82, 284, 297, 326, 332, 366-69, 371, 380, 382- 384, 386, 391-94, 398, 400-404, 409, 415, 475
Potts' Mountain, 331
Pound Gap, 462
Powell, Captain, 444
Powell Fort Valley, 367
Powell's Division (U. S. A.), 454
Pratt, 184, 193, 196, 200, 201
Preston, Colonel R. T., 2
Preston, General J. S., 21
Prince, General (U. S. A.), 103
Pritchard's Hill, 241, 242
Pughtown, 240, 244, 246
Quaker Church, 140, 374, 476
Raccoon Ford, 106, 302
Radford, Colonel R. C. W., 24
Radford, Lieutenant Colonel, 454
Raines, General, 61, 62, 64
Ramseur, General, 345-46, 361, 372, 374, 376, 383-389. 392, 396-97, 399, 402, 406, 408, 413, 420-430, 434, 440, 444-452, 456
Randolph, Captain, W. F., 188, 322
Randolph, Secretary General, 77
Ransom, General, 82, 149, 152, 156. 375-77, 380, 384, 386, 399, 400
Rapidan River, 56, 92-93, 102,
This morning one of the pickets came in and reported the enemy in sight, and a citizen immediately afterward reported a force, numbering from forty to sixty, concealed in the mountains, some two miles from Hedgesville — their intention being to remain there during the day, and burn Back Creek bridge, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to-night.
Colonel Pierce at once despatched a detachment of forty men of the Twelfth Pennsylvania cavalry, under Captain George W. Henrie, on the Pughtown road, and another of fifty, of the First New York, under Captain Richard Pendegrass, on the Hedgesville road; the one to flank them on the right, the other on the left.
This they did, forming a junction, and very cunningly arranging their lines so as to form two sides of a triangle; while, in the mean time, a company of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio infantry were sent out from North Mountain Station, with orders to attack the enemy directly in front and drive them into the trap so ing
Having reconnoitered with General Early from Bower's Hill, I coincided with his views as to the best point of attack, and directed him to move his main force to the left and carry by assault a small open work on a commanding hill near the Pughtown road, which overlooked the main fort.
About 11 A. M., finding there was no danger of a sortie, and seeing the enemy fortifying a hill north of the main fort, I directed General Johnson to move to the east of the town and interfere with their wo, and pushed their skirmishers into Winchester — who were recalled for fear of drawing the enemy's fire on the town.
By 4 P. M. General Early had attained, undiscovered, a wooded hill, one of the range known as Little North Mountain, near the Pughtown road, on the north side of which a corn-field, and on the south side an orchard, afforded excellent positions for artillery, in easy range of the work to be attacked — which was a bastion front open towards the town.
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