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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
e followed the movements of the Confederate general Wise, who had gone into that country for the purn it, and despatched a few troops in pursuit of Wise. This general had hastened to cross the Gauleyt from Richmond with a few troops, to reinforce Wise and assume command in the valley of the Kanawha. Unfortunately for their cause, Floyd and Wise were two characters not very well calculated to ha his administration of the War Department, made Wise feel the weight of his authority, while the latong. The Federals had, in front of Floyd and Wise, the independent brigade of Cox, from two to thy, on the right bank of the Gauley, waiting for Wise to join him, in order to penetrate still fartheve them a chance: he had been wounded himself. Wise had formally refused to respond to his summons,f Sewell's Mountain, called Meadow Bluff, while Wise, unwilling to join him there, remained inactiveLee was recalled and sent into South Carolina. Wise, who could not agree with Floyd, was deprived o[8 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
erected on the only road that ran across this isthmus, and the three guns with which it was mounted commanded all its approaches at short range. These positions were guarded by five or six thousand men, part of whom were quartered on the island. Wise's Virginia Legion was encamped on a sand-bank which separates the inland sea from the Atlantic. A small fleet of seven gunboats, that had been merchant steamers, the armament of which had been hastily improvised, was assembled behind the stockadined that regiment, and was killed at its head, worthily sustaining the honor of his country. The Confederate forces held in reserve in the rear of the redoubt numbered about two thousand or two thousand five hundred men, including a portion of Wise's legion. Seeing that this work had been turned, they fled and ran across the woods towards the shore, in hopes of being able to get on board some vessel; but only a small number of fugitives succeeded in doing so. Although scarcely one-third of