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e 21 miles; hot, tired, and heartily sick of infantry; start at day-light. July 2.--Through Strasburg, straggled and got a good dinner; encamped near Middletown. July 3.--Daylight start, througs; if so, we are in a tight place. July 22--Clear; daylight start; took position on hill at Strasburg; lay in line all day, awaiting an attack; evening, drew off to woods; McRea rejoined us; no raight about one mile and lay until daylight of the 12th. August 12. Took the road, reaching Strasburg about 10, and immediately formed into line — still fighting — the enemy appear to provoke a bag around us, up the other valley. 2 P. M — The enemy appear in beautiful order on hights near Strasburg, evidently to turn our left. If they keep on, in a few minutes we shall join issue. Their nut to make a reconnoissance. Our brigade (Smith's) and two pieces of artillery marched through Strasburg on to the bights, when sharpshooters were immediately engaged; lay the whole day behind the ar<
ith heavy loss on the twentieth. Sheridan pursued him with great energy through Harrisonburg, Staunton, and the gaps of the Blue Ridge. After stripping the Upper Valley of most of the supplies and provisions for the rebel army, he returned to Strasburg, and took position on the north side of Cedar creek. Having received considerable reinforcements, General Early again returned to the valley, and, on the ninth of October, his cavalry encountered ours near Strasburg, where the rebels were deStrasburg, where the rebels were defeated, with the loss of eleven pieces of artillery and three hundred and fifty prisoners. On the night of the eighteenth the enemy crossed the mountains which separated the branches of the Shenandoah, forded the north fork, and early on the morning of the nineteenth, under cover of the darkness and the fog, surprised and turned our left flank and captured the batteries, which enfiladed our whole line. Our troops fell back with heavy loss and in much confusion, but were finally rallied between
n all twenty-three hundred strong, attacked and routed a greatly superior force of the enemy near Winchester, putting five hundred men hors de combat and capturing four guns. About this time Early retired from Berryville toward Front Royal and Strasburg, and General Wright, with the Sixth and Nineteenth corps, returned to Washington. In the military movements since his arrival at Harper's Ferry, General Hunter had no control or responsibility, except in ordering the minor cooperative moves unupon us? It was answered that if the enemy should return in full force, we had not troops enough to hold him: but our best information indicated that he was falling back under orders; and that Averell's cavalry had reconnoitred as far south as Strasburg without discovering any force. A telegram from General Halleck indicated General Grant's views in regard to the valley. He desired that the line of the Potomac should be held with a view to the protection of Washington, in case of necessity
Doc. 80. battle of Newmarket, Va. headquarters, camp near Strasburg, Tuesday, May 16, 1864. A portion of the Army of Western Virginia, under General Sigel, started at five o'clock, A. M., yesterday, from Woodstock, marched eighteen miles to Newmarket, and fought the combined forces of Echols and Imboden, under Breckinridge, for four hours, and returned to this place, thirty miles--making forty-eight miles marching, and four hours fighting, all in thirty-eight hours. General Sigel sent out from Woodstock, where he lay encamped for several days, (during a rain of four days), a force which he thought sufficient to whip Imboden, under Colonel Moore, of the Twenty-eighth Ohio. He attacked Imboden at Rood's Hill, two miles south of Mount Jackson, and drove him to Newmarket, and then Breckinridge and Echols reinforced him, just as General Sigel reinforced Colonel Moore. In fact, all of our troops did not arrive until the fight was over. The rebels were just forming to c
d, at Winchester forty to forty-five, and at Strasburg twenty-five to thirty miles, where an isolatf Cedar creek and occupied the heights above Strasburg. Considerable picket firing ensued. Duringto the north side of Cedar creek, holding at Strasburg a strong skirmish line. (By Telegraph, rd Emory went into position on the heights of Strasburg, Crook north of Cedar creek, the cavalry to ved to, and concentrated in, the timber near Strasburg, and at daylight on the twenty-second marche, moved silently from Fisher's Hill, through Strasburg, pushed a heavy turning column across the Shenandoah, on the road from Strasburg to Front Royal, and again recrossed the river at Bowman's ford two columns. After remaining in front of Strasburg, in rear of the infantry skirmish line, a shstrong position at Fisher's Hill, above Strasburg, Virginia. The infantry coming up relieved the Fmped near Brook creek, three miles south of Strasburg. The Second division West Virginia cavalr[8 more...]