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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-occupation of Monterey, Va. April 8, 1862. (search)
, both of the Seventy-fifth Ohio. Sunday morning Capt. McNally, with one hundred and fifty infantry, and a small detachment of cavalry, in command of a Lieutenant, started out to visit McDowell; and shortly after noon a courier arrived from Crab bottom, with the news that the rebels, nearly two thousand strong, were flanking us, and would be in directly. The long roll beat, and we sprung to arms. Such expedition in donning equipments I never saw before. Our regiment marched off down the vre. Our regiment marched off down the valley, to command a road crossing to Crab Bottom; and as I was along, I cannot tell what disposition was made of the other regiments. After marching through mud for more than two miles, we found out that the alarm was false; and we said Bully for Cox, and came back. Such is soldiering in Virginia; but onward we go. Refugees and contrabands come in daily. The cullored population is getting up and dusting. No use for any more underground railroads.
Monterey, we destroyed another winter encampment of the rebels, and the Fourteenth Pennsylvania was sent around by that route to meet us at the point where the Crab Bottom road strikes the South Branch, while the rest of the brigade continued up the valley to Hightown; we arrived here at noon and halted. This is the point where tnd a wilderness of mountains is spread out as far as the eye can reach. While we were at rest, word was brought that there was a force of rebels in camp down Crab Bottom, so we started expecting to surprise them, but when we arrived, we found the Ringgold cavalry and a force of infantry under Colonel Thoburn of the First Virginiuth side of Franklin road. November twelfth, resumed the march, and our advance broke up a party of guerrillas who were getting ready to bushwhack Thoburn at Crab Bottom. We destroyed four hundred gallons of apple brandy at one distillery, and a barrel at another. We came to the saltpetre works that we had destroyed in August,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
ver. Colonel Edward Johnson, of the 12th Georgia, and others, under command of General Henry R. Jackson, arrived and fortified this position. The Federals, under General Reynolds, advanced and fortified on Cheat mountain, about nine miles distant. The two armies remained inactive until the 3d of October, when the Federals advanced and attacked in large force the Confederate works, but were repulsed, with heavy loss. As the winter came on the Confederate troops fell back to Alleghany and Crab Bottom and fortified. On the 13th of December the Federals made a night attack on Colonel Edward Johnson's camp. They were repulsed with heavy loss. No more fighting occurred on this line during the winter. In the spring the company reorganized, and on the 12th of May was engaged in the bloody battle of McDowell. From this date it was a part of Stonewall Jackson's command 'till his death, and participated in all the great battles of the Army of Northern Virginia until the surrender at Appom
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
by going along the other side of the principal chain of the Alleghanies. He halts only a few hours at Lewisburg; on the 8th of November, after crossing the battlefield of Rocky Creek, he reaches White Sulphur Springs, and on the following day, while a detachment is reconnoitring his right on the side of Union, he passes the Alleghanies by the Warm Springs road and concentrates his column for the night at Callaghan's. From this point he ascends Jackson's River as far as its source, enters Crab Bottom, the basin of the Potomac, reaches Petersburg, where he halts two days, and arrives on the 17th of November at New Creek, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Confederates, intimidated by their defeat at Droop Mountain, have not fired a shot to disturb him; he has destroyed a few depots, a few manufactories of saltpetre, and scared a few farmers; but this unfruitful military promenade is not the worthy coronation of a movement commenced in such a brilliant manner. Averell has felt
From the Alleghany mountains. withdrawal of troops from camp Bartow — Severe weather — rumors of an approach of the enemy. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Camp Alleghany, Nov. 24, 1861. Day before yesterday our forces at Camp Bartow withdrew eastward, part stopping here on top of the Alleghany mountains, and the rest taking up quarters in Crab Bottom and Monterey. It is snowing; the wind is blowing a hurricane; it is as cold as the North Pole; and of all the dreary and desolate places on earth, this is entitled to the palm. Yet, the boys are in spirits, their loud halloo, jocund laughter, and occasionally the enlivening sound of the fiddle bravely throwing off Dixie to the echo of these hills, break on my ear above the flapping of tents and the whistling of the tempest. Yesterday a report flew threw camp that the enemy were in pursuit of us and within a mile. The troops, though wholly unexpecting an attack, speedily formed in line-of battl
,000-8,000 strong, at Camp Bartow, and force on the farm of Uriah Hevenor, and Green Bank. The people here think they (the Yankees) will pass around our and come to this place, a distance of sixty miles from Camp Alleghany, to take possession of our Commissary Department at our place, where a large amount of previous are stored. Last night a messenger was dispatched Gen. Edward Johnson to Col. Goode's Regiment, camped near this place; also Col. Wm. C. Scott's regiment, encamped Crab Bottom, to report at Camp Alleghany without delay. The presumption is, the orders were sent on the and that Gen. Johnson anticipated to attack at Alleghany to day. Up to the time, however, no attack has been made but it may come off to-morrow. I am happy to state that Colonel Edward Johnson has been promoted to Brigade General, and Capt. Jas. Deshier promoted to Colonel of the 12th Georgia, in place of Gen. Johnson, promoted. I met Col. Deshier to-day in an ambulance on his way east
ere during the last four or five days, in consequence of a report that the Yankees, about 10,000 strong, from the direction of Camp Bartow, were expected to make an attack on Camp Alleghany. Colonels Gordon's and Scott's regiments were promptly ordered to Alleghany; but upon reconnaissance being made, the enemy were found to have gone in the direction of Huntersville, where there was a large quantity of our provisions, ammunition, &c. Gordon and Scott's regiments were then ordered back to Crab Bottom and Monterey, where they arrived on Saturday night. This excitement had hardly subsided, when a courier from Monterey reported that the enemy with 8,000 troops had gone to Huntersville and taken possession of our stores, and it was believed that they intended to come in our rear and take possession of Monterey, where a large quantity of provisions were stored, and by such means cut off our supplies. Gen. Johnson has sent out scouts, who will report to-night; and if the reports b
Averill's retreat. --Averill, in his retreat from the Droop Mountain fight, passed through Franklin, Pendleton county, just west of Harrisonburg. There were between 2,000 and 3,000 of them, including about 700 infantry, and three pieces of artillery, with which they had been reinforced in Crab Bottom. Their retreat was very hurried.--They captured one of Gen. Imboden's courier-guards at Franklin. It is said they had a great many wounded in their wagons and ambulances.--We had twenty-five men, under Capt. Boggs, following them and dogging their retiring footsteps to within 15 miles of Petersburg. From the way the retiring Yankees travelled, they must have imagined Imboden's whole force was after them.