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ich had occupied Winchester had retired to Harper's Ferry and Martinsburgh. The war was thus traning near Boonsboro to prevent the enemy at Harper's Ferry from escaping through Pleasant Valley, andtroops evacuated Martinsburgh, retiring to Harper's Ferry on the night of the eleventh, and Jackson l to turn the enemy's left flank and enter Harper's Ferry. Ewell's division, under General Lawton, and two brigades on each of the roads from Harper's Ferry. The attack on the garrison began at daay. Official information of the fall of Harper's Ferry and the approach of General Jackson was rehe fourteenth, to oppose an advance toward Harper's Ferry until the capitulation of that place, whener, impracticable, he resolved to cross at Harper's Ferry and march by way of Shepherdstown. Owing lan's army; he recrossed the Potomac below Harper's Ferry without loss. The enemy soon afterward , to be prepared to oppose an advance from Harper's Ferry, or a movement into the Shenandoah Valley [16 more...]
my regiment, and every few hundred yards on the road we found evidences of a complete rout; wagons and ambulances were burnt; tents and cooking utensils, arms, and clothing were scattered along for miles and miles. On the twenty-ninth, we marched to Charlestown, supported the batteries which were engaged in shelling the enemy from Bolivar Heights; that evening I was driven from the heights. My regiment was performing heavy picket-duty on all the roads, (on the Key's Ferry road and the Harper's Ferry road,) and one squadron was kept bringing Colonel Allen's regiment, Second Virginia infantry, across the river behind them, (they had been occupying the Loudoun heights.) We were shelled nearly all night, and had had nothing for men or horses to eat for twenty-four hours. We marched from Charlestown to Kernstown on the thirtieth, (had no feed for our horses,) and, on the morning of the first of June, we started at early dawn to cover our retreat to Strasburgh, at which place we were kept
September, 1862, embracing the capture of Harper's Ferry, the engagement at Shepherdstown, and so m forces and stores then at Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry, my command left the vicinity of Frederickthe preceding afternoon, again opened upon Harper's Ferry, and also some guns of Major-General McLawith but slight resistance, and the fate of Harper's Ferry was sealed. Lieutenant-Colonel Walker wasirection of General Jackson, I remained at Harper's Ferry until the morning of the seventeenth, whenaryland Heights was occupied by the enemy, Harper's Ferry could never be occupied by us. If we gaine troops which were defending the pass from Harper's Ferry to advance their skirmishers along the road possession of the summit, which commands Harper's Ferry as well as Loudon Heights. That night aupport General Pender, then advancing upon Harper's Ferry. We were exposed to a heavy artillery firrt taken by this brigade in the capture of Harper's Ferry and the immediate following battle of Shar[94 more...]