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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
ted the centre; while a little in advance and perpendicular to the cart-path on its southerly side two other companies of the California Regiment, two of the Fortysecond New York, and one of the Twentieth Massachusetts, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Wistar of the Californians, made the left wing in the line of battle. Three companies of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment constituted the reserve; they were opposite the centre and close to the edge of the bluff, and seven were in the fign. They came, and in a few moments officers and men were nearly destroyed: they were of the Twentieth Massachusetts. While this contest was going on in the centre, Major Kimball on the right had been obliged to fall back. On the left, Lieutenant-Colonel Wistar had been wounded, and the fight was progressing languidly on our side, being continued by detached companies. Our ammunition was giving out; some men of the Twentieth were supplying themselves from the cartridge-boxes of the slain. Th
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
phen M., applies for a commission for his son-in the Second Massachusetts Regiment, 95, 96. Wheaton, Captain, 273. Whitney, J. P., holds a captaincy in the Second Mass. Regiment, 12. Williams, Captain, 219, 221. Killed at the battle of Cedar Mountain, 332. Williams, General, Federal officer in Civil War, 113, 114, 116, 120, 121, 152. Is found to be a sound sleeper, 226. His capacity for swearing, 276. In the battle of Cedar Mountain, 302, 303, 320, 323. After the battle succeeds to the command of the corps in the place of Banks, 330. Testifies to the promptness of General Gordon's obedience of orders at the battle of Cedar Mountain, 352, 353. Winder, C. S., Rebel general, commands the Stonewall brigade, 177, 231, 289, 292, 294. Winchester, Va., battle of, 227-245, and excitement in the North after, 255, 256. Wistar, Lieut.-Colonel, is wounded at the battle of Ball's Bluff, 75. Y Yorktown, news of the evacuation of, received by Banks's corps, 167, 171.