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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
henandoah and Swift Run Gap, eastward of Harrisonburg, in Rockingham County. There he was joined April 30, 1862. by the division of General R. S. Ewell, from Gordonsville, and also two brigades under Edward S. Johnson, who had an independent command in Southwestern Virginia. Jackson's entire force was now about fifteen thousand off the communication between Winchester and Alexandria, On the 5th of May Lee wrote to Ewell that he had ordered North Carolina troops to report to him at Gordonsville, and said: I desire that those troops shall not be drawn to Swift Run Gap unless your necessities require it, the object being to form a strong column for the Virginia abound. Others opened to our view as we descended gradually into the lower country. We passed the seat of Jefferson, near Charlottesville, at noon, dined at Gordonsville, and lodged that night at Culpepper Court-House. Our experience at the latter place will be considered hereafter. Tail-piece — Punishments in cam
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
ckson, with a force greater than Pope's, was massing at Gordonsville, preparatory to a movement in heavy force on Washingtonrders from Washington City. He had determined to seize Gordonsville, if possible, and cut off railway communication between. to send General Hatch, with all his cavalry, to seize Gordonsville, destroy the railway for several miles east of it in thkson's corps, under Ewell, sent from Richmond, occupied Gordonsville the day before Hatch approached it. The latter was theneasily fall upon and destroy the railway in the rear of Gordonsville, and, if successful there, to push on and demolish the s of corn, and broke the telegraph between Richmond and Gordonsville. When returning they encountered Stuart's cavalry, droHouse, and preparations were made to drive Jackson from Gordonsville, which he had held since the 19th, preparatory to an adr the Battle. of Cedar Mountain. The latter retired to Gordonsville, where he was joined by the van of Lee's army, composed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
e General-in-Chief, to make Aquia Creek, connected by railroad with Fredericksburg, his base, and to operate from that point by a nearer route to Richmond than Gordonsville. In accordance with this resolution, his forces began to move toward Fredericksburg on the 16th. Nov., 1862. Meanwhile Jackson had been making some demonstraWinchester, for the purpose of detaching a part of Burnside's force in that direction, but failed; while Lee, with the great body of his troops, had retired to Gordonsville. Sumner led the movement Nov. 15. down the left bank of the Rappahannock, toward Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg, with the expectation of crossing the river at once, and taking possession of the city and the commanding heights in its rear. A feint was made toward Gordonsville, to mask this movement, but Lee penetrated it, and put in motion a countervailing force down the right bank of the river. The head of Sumner's column arrived at Falmouth on the 17th, and was assailed by a l