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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
y, and two divisions, under Gen. Torbert, moving through Chester Gap, with four pieces of artillery and thirty wagons. On the 22d, Rosser attacked Custer's division, nine miles from Harrisonburg, and drove it back, capturing forty prisoners. This morning, Torbert attacked Lomax near Gordonsville, and was repulsed and severely punished. He is retreating, and Lomax preparing to follow. R. E. Lee. Dublin, December 20th, 1861. A dispatch from Gen. Breckinridge to-day, dated at Mount Airy, sixteen miles west of Wytheville, says he had fought the enemy for two days, successfully, near Marion. The enemy had retired from his front; but whether they were retreating to East Tennessee or not, he had not ascertained. Charleston, December 22d, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. On the 16th inst., the enemy, 800 strong, occupied Pollard. After burning the government and railroad buildings, they retired in the direction they came. They were pursued thirty miles, losing a portion of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
ley of East Tennessee, eastward as well as westward of Knoxville, is clustered with the most stirring associations of the Civil War. We passed on our journey from Knoxville, Strawberry Plain, Bull's Gap, Blue Springs, and other places already mentioned as scenes of conflict; and from Greenville to Bristol, on the borders of Virginia, such notable places were many. Over that region and beyond we passed on the night of the 24th and 25th, May, 1866. and at six o'clock in the morning were at Mount Airy, twenty-eight hundred feet above the Richmond basin, and said to be the most lofty point of railway travel in the United States. We descended into the rugged valleys eastward of this Appalachian range, and then ascended the western gentle slope of the Blue Ridge, one of the most beautiful and thoroughly cultivated regions in the world. The ravages of war had not been felt just there. We descended the more precipitous side of that lofty range into the fine high valleys around the upper w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
tville, in that vicinity. By this rapid advance into Virginia, Vaughan, in command of the Confederate frontier cavalry, had been flanked, but he moved on a parallel line to Marion, where Gillem fell upon and routed him Dec. 16. and chased him thirty miles into Wytheville. That place Gillem captured at dusk the same evening, with two hundred men, eight guns, and a valuable wagon-train. After destroying Wytheville, and stores there, and the railway for some distance, Gillem returned to Mount Airy, from which place Stoneman had sent out a brigade under Colonel Buckley, to destroy lead mines in that region, which that officer accomplished, after driving off Vaughan, who was there. Stoneman now started Dec. 17, 1864. to destroy the great salt-works already mentioned. On the way, Burbridge, in the advance, met and fought Breckinridge near Marion, nearly all one day. Gillem approached from another point to cut the foe off from the salt-works, when Breckinridge, taking counsel of prud
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Germantown, battle of. (search)
e to attack the front of the British right wing, while the Maryland and New Jersey militia, under Smallwood and Forman, marched to fall upon the rear of that wing. Lord Stirling, with the brigades of Nash and Maxwell, Map of battle. formed the reserve. Howe's force stretched across the country from Germantown, with a battalion of light infantry and Simcoe's Queen's Rangers (American loyalists) in the front. In advance of the left wing were other light infantry, to support pickets on Mount Airy, and the Chew's House. extreme left was guarded by Hessian yagers (riflemen). Near the large stone mansion of Chief-Justice Chew (see illustration), at the head of the village, was a strong regiment under Colonel Musgrave. Washington's army, moving stealthily, tried to reach Chestnut Hill before the dawn (Oct. 4), but failed. It was near sunrise when they emerged from the woods on that eminence. The whole country was enveloped in a thick fog. The British were surprised. The troops
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
onstitution ratified by the people, one for biennial meetings of the legislature......Aug. 7, 1873 Act passed for amnesty and pardon to members of secret or other organizations known as Heroes of America, Loyal Union League, Red Strings, Constitutional Union Guards, Whitebrother, Invisible Empire, Ku-klux klan, North Carolina State troops, North Carolina militia, and Jayhawkers......1873 Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, born at Bangesau, Siam, April 15, 1811, die at their home, near Mount Airy......Jan. 17, 1874 Local option law passed......1874 Gov. Tod R. Caldwell dies at Hillsboro, and is succeeded by Lieut.-Gov. Curtis H. Brogden......July 17, 1874 Shaw University at Raleigh chartered......1875 Act changing the day for State elections passed......1875 Bureau of agriculture, immigration, and statistics established......1875 Constitutional convention meets at Raleigh, Sept. 6; adjourns Oct. 12. Constitution ratified at the State election by 122,912 to 108,82
ering him to assume command of all troops from Western Virginia and Western North Carolina within his reach, General Beauregard left Greensboroa for Salisbury. His purpose was, if possible, to confer with Generals Lee and Johnston relative to the actual condition of affairs, and the best disposition to be made of all available troops, from Salisbury to Greensboroa. As Salisbury appeared to be less threatened than Greensboroa by the enemy's cavalry—Stoneman's—reported to be advancing from Mount Airy and Wytheville, in West Virginia— General Beauregard ordered three brigades, under Featherstone, Shelly, and Gowan, with two light batteries, to move, without delay, in the direction of Greensboroa, whither he returned the same evening. Soon afterwards, Stoneman appearing more directly to threaten Danville, which was then defended by a mere handful of troops, under General H. H. Walker, General Beauregard sent him Shelly's brigade, of some six hundred men, three batteries from Hillsboroa<
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Tennessee Volunteers. (search)
7. Flat Creek November 17. Stoneman's Expedition to Saltsville, Va., December 10-29. Big Spring, near Rogersville, December 12. Kingsport December 13. Glade Springs December 15. Marion and capture of Wytheville December 16. Mount Airy December 17. Engagement near Marion December 17-18. Capture and destruction of Saltsville December 20-21. Duty in East Tennessee till March, 1865. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25.ains November 16-17. Flat Creek November 17. Stoneman's Saltsville Raid December 10-29. Big Creek near Rogersville December 12. Kingsport December 13. Glade Springs December 15. Marion and capture of Wytheville December 16. Mount Airy December 17. Engagement near Marion December 17-18. Capture and destruction of Saltsville, Va., December 20-21. Duty in East Tennessee till March, 1865. Stoneman's Expedition from East Tennessee into Southwest Virginia and Western N
e could get together, Stoneman drove Vaughn's and Duke's commands before him, and pressing on passed Glade Spring, paying no attention to the Confederate force at Saltville, until he was delayed, by an action at Marion, on the 16th, but only for a short time, as his superior force enabled him to flank Breckinridge's command and compel the larger portion of it to retreat southward toward North Carolina. Riding rapidly still further up the valley, Stoneman was again opposed, in a skirmish at Mt. Airy, on the 17th and 18th. Detaching a portion of his command from Marion to destroy the lead works, by way of the Rye valley, he sent another portion on to Wytheville, where it destroyed a number of warehouses filled with army supplies, burning a church that had been used for this purpose, and destroying the railway bridges and stations for a few miles northeastward of Wytheville. Having accomplished so much in the way of damaging the Confederacy, Stoneman retired to the vicinity of Glade
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
, N. Mex. 12 Volume X. Corinth, Miss. 12-14, 78 Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 118 Monterey, Tenn., to Corinth, Miss. 13 Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. 12, 14, 78, 98 Shiloh, Tenn. 10, 12-14, 98 Volume XI. Bottom's and Railroad bridges, Va. 64, 86 Department of Virginia (Reconnaissance in) 18 Hanover Court-House, Va. 21 Harrison's Landing, Va. 66 Lee's Mill, Va. 17 Malvern Hill, Va. 21 Mechanicsville and Cold Harbor, Va. 21, 42, 63, 90 Mount Airy to Old Church, Va. 21 Mulberry Island, Va. 19 New Bridge, Va. 21 New Market, Va. 21 Pamunkey River, Va. 21 Richmond, Va. 20, 77 Southeastern Virginia, Fort Monroe, Richmond, and Petersburg, Va. 16, 17 Stuart's Cavalry Brigade 22 White House to Harrison's Landing, Va. 19 Williamsburg, Va. 20 Williamsburg to White House, Va. 19 Yorktown, Va. 14, 15, 19 Yorktown to Williamsburg, Va. 18 Volume XII. Bristoe Station, Va. 111
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
Moscow, Ky. 135-A; 153, D12 Moscow, Tenn. 117, 1; 135-A; 154, B12 Moseley Hall, N. C. 91, 3; 135-A Mossy Creek, Tenn. 24, 3; 117, 1 Moulton, Ala. 76, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, E5; 171 Fort Moultrie, S. C. 2, 1; 4, 1; 76, 2; 91, 4; 131, 1; 139, H5; 143, H14; 144, D14; 171 Views 1, 1; 121, 2, 121, 3, 121, 5, 121, 6, 121, 7, 121, 8, 121, 9; 122, 3, 122, 10 Mound City, Ark 154, A9 Mound City, Kans. 47, 1; 66, 1, 66, 8; 119, 1; 161, G9 Mount Airy, Va. 56, 1; 65, 1; 84, 11; 92, 1; 93, 1; 118, 1; 137, H3; 141, H10; 142, A10 Mount Carmel, Tenn. 30, 2 Mount Carmel Church, Va. 8, 1; 45, 1; 55, 4; 74, 1; 81, 2; 91, 2; 96, 2 Mount Crawford, Va. 74, 1; 81, 4; 82, 12; 85, 1, 85, 31; 94, 2; 100, 1; 135-A; 137, C3 Mount Elba, Ark. 47, 1; 135-A; 154, F4 Mount Ida, Ark. 47, 1; 159, D12 Mount Jackson, Va. 43, 7; 81, 5; 82, 3; 84, 9, 84, 11; 85, 1, 85, 21, 85, 22; 94, 2; 100, 1; 137, B4 Mount Pleasant,
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