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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 11: McDowell. (search)
n that day, and retired, by two marches, to Harrisonburg, the capital of Rockingham county, upon thele General Banks timidly pursued him. From Harrisonburg, he turned aside to tile east, and passing nd timidity, he safely disregarded it. From Harrisonburg, a turnpike road leads southwestward to thes of an attack in force in the direction of Harrisonburg, on the previous day, and on that morning; o Port Republic, a village seven miles from Harrisonburg, and then, instead of proceeding direct to ckson had left the Great Valley Turnpike at Harrisonburg, to turn aside to Swift Run Gap, the people his communications with the Federalists at Harrisonburg. General Jackson therefore pressed forward vanished thence, than he hastily evacuated Harrisonburg; and retreated to Strasburg, followed by thimagined quarter. Yet his force present at Harrisonburg, about twenty thousand men, was superior tothem to the Lebanon Springs, on the road to Harrisonburg; where they paused for a day, Friday, May 1[1 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 12: Winchester. (search)
lle. But he had just been informed by General Jackson, that he was hastening back, to effect a junction with him near Harrisonburg, and to assail Banks. Mounting his horse, without escort, General Ewell rode express, night and day, and met Jackson r. It was therefore concluded between them, that the junction should be completed at New Market, a day's march below Harrisonburg. The unwearied Ewell, after resting his limbs during public worship, again mounted his horse and returned to hurry on division. It is now time to pause, and explain the proceedings of General Banks. His precipitate withdrawal from Harrisonburg, upon the movement of Generals Jackson and Ewell, has been described. He retired first to New Market, and then, leavi but they were systematically robbed of their horses, and other live-stock by General Banks, in his march to and from Harrisonburg. This commander officially boasted to his Government, that the results of his conquest had supplied his artillery and
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 13: Port Republic. (search)
loyed in retiring slowly and unmolested, to Harrisonburg. A mile south of that village, General Jacrguard, which was still within two miles of Harrisonburg, posted at the crest of a wooded ridge, coy-three of his men. The remainder fled into Harrisonburg in headlong panic; and the braggart mercenaiption of the ground is necessary. Between Harrisonburg and Port Republic the country is occupied bexcellent position upon the road leading to Harrisonburg, five miles from the bridge, while he posteis General had moved out to the attack from Harrisonburg, (doubtless expecting the assistance of Shiwhere the Keezletown road crosses that from Harrisonburg to Port Republic. This range of hills croshe advance of the enemy along the road from Harrisonburg. In the centre, upon the best positions, hder the drenching rain, until he retired to Harrisonburg. By that time, many had died miserably of g the river above Port Republic, pursued to Harrisonburg, which they entered June 12th, Fremont havi
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 14: the Richmond campaign. (search)
ckson's reinforcements.) He, meanwhile, was deceiving the enemy in the Valley with equal adroitness. As soon as Colonel Munford established his cavalry at Harrisonburg, he sent him orders to arrest all transit up and down the Valley, and even to limit the communication between his own troops on the outposts and, the Confederaef. Opportunity was already provided for carrying out this order. As the advance of the Confederates pressed toward Fremont, they met, twelve miles north of Harrisonburg, a Federal flag of truce, in the hands of a major, followed by a long train of surgeons and ambulances bringing a demand for the release of their wounded men. Colonel Munford had required the train to pause at his outposts, and had brought the major, with one surgeon, to his quarters at Harrisonburg; where he entertained them with military courtesy, until their request was answered by the commanding General. He found them full of boasts and arrogance: they said that the answer to thei