hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 188 results in 43 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5
n which was written in pencil--For brother Willie, from Florence. Further on, on the edge of the camp, lie three dead rebel soldiers, name and rank unknown. Three prisoners are also in our hands, two of them severely if not fatally wounded; of the latter, one is Lieutenant William Turner, of Baltimore. He says his uncle, Captain Turner, recently commanded the United States war vessel Ironsides, at Charleston. The name of the other wounded rebel soldier is Paxton, who resides near Leesburgh, in this county. Many of the wounded rebels are lying in farmhouses between this place and Hillsborough. Our own loss is four killed and fifteen wounded, among the latter of whom is Captain G. W. F. Vernon, of company A, who is severely, but I rejoice to say not fatally, wounded in the head. Lieutenant Rivers, I regret to state, is severely wounded in the foot. Another account. Harper's Ferry, Va., January 11, 1864. Mr. Editor: Since the rebel General Early attempted to
with the charge of this campaign, I entered at once upon the additional duties imposed upon me with cheerfulness and trust, yet not without feeling the weight of the responsibilities thus assumed, and being deeply impressed with the magnitude of the issues involved. Having made the necessary arrangements for the defence of the city in the new condition of things, I pushed forward the First and Ninth corps, under Generals Reno and Hooker, forming the right wing under General Burnside, to Leesburgh, on the fifth instant; thence, the First corps, by Brooksville, Cooksville, and Ridgeville, to Frederick, and the Ninth corps, by Damascus, on New-Market and Frederick. The Second and Eleventh corps, under Generals Sumner and Williams, on the sixth were moved from Tenallytown to Rockville, thence by Middlebury and Urbana on Frederick, the Eleventh corps moving by a lateral road between Urbana and New-Market, thus maintaining the communication between the centre and right wing, as well as
fteenth, I marched to Chantilly, and sent a patrol under Capt. Ayres through Frying Pan toward Leesburgh. I then advanced with my main force on Little River turnpike to Green Springs Cross-Roads, anreturned with his detachment, having patrolled the country thoroughly to within three miles of Leesburgh, but found nothing of the enemy. About nine o'clock on the morning of the sixteenth instant, When it became known that Gen. Stuart with his rebel cavalry had crossed the Potomac, near Leesburgh, the reconnaissance, of which particulars have been telegraphed, was sent out to ascertain his whereabouts and the condition of his troops. The report was that he had left Leesburgh Monday afternoon, proceeding toward Winchester, that his troops were broken down and his horses worn out, and ies, he sent one, under Lieut.-Col. Sackett, to Snickersville, with instructions to proceed to Leesburgh, and thence return to Chantilly. This portion of the expedition followed the plan laid out fo
by a citizen-soldier. On the third day of the expedition, by the strategical march through Leesburgh, instead of Aldie, my command arrived safely in camp at Chantilly. L. P. Di Cesnola, Colonelthe Valley to concentrate--Gen. Stahel decided to move in a north-easterly direction as far as Leesburgh. Encamping at Mount Gilead Saturday night, on Sunday morning early he moved on to Leesburgh, Leesburgh, and crossing Goose Creek, after a long and fatiguing march, arrived in chantilly the same night. Just before Gen. Stahel crossed the shenandoah, Captain Dahlgren, of Gen. Sigel's staff, with twenty- it. When this expedition started, a company of the Second Pennsylvania cavalry was sent to Leesburgh for the purpose of looking after any stray rebels that might be hovering upon our right flank.he should destroy the town, and by this means doubtless saved his whole command from capture. Leesburgh is one of the most hostile towns in the whole State of Virginia. Our soldiers have frequently
urt-House and Chantilly. They took the road to Annandale and Berks Station, at which latter place they cut the telegraph wire, tore up the railroad track, captured about fifty teams and empty wagons, and a few citizens. From thence they proceeded on the road from near Annandale to Vienna, and from there towards Gum Springs, between Fairfax Court-House and Drainesville, passing between the forces in front of Washington and Fairfax Court-House. Rumors afterward reported them as going to Leesburgh. On Monday night, Gen. Geary's division, with the exception. of the reenforcements left at Dumfries, returned to Wolf Run Shoals, and at Tuesday noon reached camp, noar Fairfax. Dumfries was almost battered down by the immense number of shells thrown into it. This has been the most unsuccessful raid of Stuart, who, flushed with victory, came forward, but found his match. The only regret is, that all were not taken. None of our men were hurt, except at Dumfries. Urbana citizen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of First Maryland regiment. (search)
e green soldiers, fresh from home, had in three days marched nearly eighty miles on one day's rations, with only six hours sleep, fought a battle and won a victory. President Davis, next morning, sent Colonel Elzey his promotion as Brigadier. He said going into battle to an officer (Major Johnson), Now for a yellow sash or six feet of ground. He had gallantly won the former. The advance on Fairfax Courthouse. On Tuesday, July 23d, the First Maryland and Third Tennessee, with the Leesburgh battery, and some cavalry under command of Colonel J. E. B. Stuart, marched on to Fairfax Courthouse, starting at 3 o'clock A. M. As soon as it became light, the character of the rout was gradually revealed. The road was strewn with small arms and officers' swords, sashes, pistols, caissons, overturned ammunition wagons, loads of provisions, meat, bread, coffee, sugar, sutlers' stores, everything eatable, drinkable, or wearable. In Fairfax were found immense stores of tents, clothing, ov
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1863 (search)
's Mill, near MoscowTENNESSEE--6th Cavalry (Detachment). Sept. 27: Skirmish, AthensILLINOIS--112th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 27: Skirmish near PhiladelphiaINDIANA--15th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. KENTUCKY--1st Cavalry. Sept. 28: Action, JonesboroughMICHIGAN--9th Cavalry; Battery "L" 1st Light Arty. OHIO--2d and 7th Cavalry. TENNESSEE--2d Mounted Infantry. Sept. 28: Skirmish, Buell's FordKENTUCKY--6th Cavalry. Sept. 29: Action, Friendship ChurchTENNESSEE--4th Cavalry. Sept. 29: Skirmish, LeesburgMICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. Sept. 30: Skirmish, Cotton Port Fort, Tennessee RiverOHIO--1st Cavalry. Sept. 30: Skirmish, Swallow's BluffILLINOIS--7th Mounted Infantry. KANSAS--7th Cavalry. Union loss, 2 killed, 6 wounded. Total, 8. Sept. 30-Oct. 17: Operations against Wheeler's and Roddy's Raid on Rosecrans' CommunicationsILLINOIS--Board of Trade Battery Light Arty.; 92d, 98th and 123d Mounted Infantry. INDIANA--2d, 3d (3d Battalion) and 4th Cavalry; 18th Indpt. Battery Light Arty.; 17th and 72
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1864 (search)
s). UNITED STATES--111th Colored Infantry. Sept. 26-27: Skirmishes, PulaskiILLINOIS--83d Mounted Infantry. INDIANA--4th, 6th, 9th and 10th Cavalry. IOWA--8th Cavalry. KENTUCKY--4th Mounted Infantry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. OHIO--Battery "G," 1st Light Arty. TENNESSEE--1st, 4th and 12th Cavalry; 3d, 5th and 10th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 27: Skirmishes, Lobelville and BeardstownTENNESSEE--2d Mounted Infantry. Sept. 28: Skirmish, Well's HillTENNESSEE--4th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 28: Skirmish, Leesburg, near RheatownKENTUCKY--16th Cavalry. Sept. 29: Skirmish near LynchburgINDIANA--12th Cavalry (Detachment). Sept. 29: Skirmish, CentrevilleTENNESSEE--2d Mounted Infantry. Union loss, 10 killed, 25 wounded. Total, 35. Sept. 29: Skirmishes, Jonesboro and Watauga RiverPENNSYLVANIA--15th Cavalry. Sept. 29: Skirmish, PulaskiKENTUCKY--4th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 30: Action, Duvall's Ford, Watauga RiverKENTUCKY--16th Cavalry. Union loss, 1 wounded, 12 missing. Total, 13. Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Acti
of our Second Cavalry, who had gone off on a rather dangerous scout on the skirts of Lee's retreating army. He also says,— He had quite a little brush at Ashbury, charged a gap where the rebels held a stone wall; two men were killed alongside the Colonel. Finding them too strongly posted to continue the direct attack, lie flanked them, and pushed them far into the valley, taking twelve or fourteen prisoners, including two staff officers. He reconnoitred other gaps, and returned by Leesburgh, after a very hard tramp. After two days rest, he set off towards Manassas. I got the account from Major Thompson. If they carried a newspaper reporter along, he would make quite a raid of their Ashbury Gap skirmish. I saw three of their wounded yesterday, one with an ounce-ball apparently in the centre of his brain. On the 21st of July, Mr. Forbes again writes to the Governor in regard to the purchase of the guns referred to in his preceding letter. He says,— They were bui
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 7: the Gettysburg campaign (search)
nd the rain of the night and early morning greatly refreshed us, so that on the 18th of June when we moved out again it was with lighter steps and more cheerful feelings. The march that day was only continued until noon and ended at Fairfax Court House, where a halt of a week was made, and everything that could be spared was shipped to Washington, and the Corps was stripped to light marching order. On the 25th of June the regiment was sent in skirmish formation about three miles towards Leesburgh, through a rather difficult country and returned to camp very much fatigued. Colonel Cronkite calls this a skirmish drill, but it was probably a feeler to determine whether any large portion of the Confederate army was in the vicinity. If it was not near, evidently Lee had abandoned all hope of interposing between the Army of the Potomac and Washington, and had advanced into Maryland. Here (at Fairfax Court House) we gathered some idea of what was going on from the Washington newsp
1 2 3 4 5