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 79 results in 25 document sections:

1 2 3
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
Stuart lost his life charging with the Second Virginia Cavalry, to save Griffin's guns. In the battle of Trevillian's I had, during the second day, been made to do pretty much the duty of a brigade, for which my force was utterly inadequate, and the day after that engagement Hampton gave his consent that I should start on my long projected expedition. This was to pass along the base of the Blue Ridge, through Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, and Loudon counties, cross the Potomac at Muddy Branch, at a ford well known to many of the command, who were constantly passing and repassing it on their way to and from Maryland, surprise the Second Massachusetts Cavalry, generally known to us as the California Battalion, and then ride at speed to the Soldiers' Home, where Mr. Lincoln had his quarters, capture him and send him off with a trusty party back over the river to Richmond. I was at the same time to divide the command into two partiesone to cut the railroad and telegraph between
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War. (search)
le. Our course was along the upper Potomac, and the object of the expedition was to guard the river fords and stop the rebels, notably a body known as White's guerrillas, from making raids into Maryland. From Poolsville we marched five miles to Edward's Ferry, where we camped, without tents, for five weeks. The river was picketed as far as Conrad's Ferry, seven miles up stream. In October we marched back towards Washington, eight miles to Seneca, where we camped about a week, thence to Muddy Branch, where we remained until November 13. On the way back, at Offert's Cross Roads, death entered our ranks for the first time, and we lost Private Sumner P. Rollins, who had enlisted with his half-brother, Illiot Kenneston. While we were at this place, Second Lieutenant Kinsley was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, company H (from Dorchester). Sergeant-Major T. Cordis Clark, of Roxbury, was assigned to the vacancy in company E. December 21 found us at Poolsville again, where we
. Miller's River, 29, 32, 34, 35, 37. Miller's River Basins, 36. Mills, Edwin. 18, 41. Mills, Lieutenant. 58. Mills, William, 41. Milk Row, 51. Milk Row Primary School. 15. Milk Row Station, 12. Milk Street. 6, 40. Mine Run, 46. Minot's Ledge Lighthouse, 37. Minutes of the Stamp Act, 77. Mitchell's Station, 44. Moore, Abraham M., 53. Morrisville, Va., 43. Mother Baker, 40. Moulton, William, 60. Mount Auburn, 37, 69. Mousal, John, 30. Mousal, Ralph, 30. Muddy Branch, Md., 18. Munroe, Benjamin Sweetser, 13. Munroe, Edwin, 13. Munroe, Edwin, Jr., 11, 13. Munroe, Emery H., 41. Munroe, George S., 13. Munroe, Nancy Thorning, 11, 75. Munroe Street, 12, 15. Music Hall. 38. Myers George, 60. Mystic Avenue, 11. Mystic Bridge, 27. Mystic. No. 6, 10. Mystic Pond, 26. Mystic River, 25, 74, 84. Neck, The, 27. 28. Nelson, William, 2. Newcastle, 61. Newell, John, 27. New England Conference, 39. New England Historical and Genealogica
pproved by the generals in the field. The latter favor the recruiting of old regiments, but the Secretary acknowledges that it is easier to raise new ones, and asks the Governor what are the prospects of being able to fill up the old ones. On Tuesday night, a party of Confederates, who had been for some time in Maryland, but were prevented from returning to Virginia by reason of the high water, constructed a raft, upon which they attempted to cross the Potomac a short distance above Muddy branch. The Yankee pickets captured one and fired upon five others, who fell from the raft and were drowned. The National Intelligencer has been sold, and Colonel Seaton continues with it. John F. Coyle, A. G. Allen and William R. Snow are the purchasers. Its present politics are to be maintained and a Sunday edition issued. Colonel Henry G. Thomas, Nineteenth United States colored troops, has been appointed a brigadier-general for "conspicuous gallantry before Petersburg." General T
ss in captivity and illness. He was forty years of age, five feet ten inches in height, of dark complexion and eyes, his hair of the same hue, being tinged with grey. His wife is a native of Smithville, North Carolina. He has a large number of relatives in Connecticut and Maine. Picket fight on the Potomac. A dispatch from Washington, dated the 10th, says: On Thursday night, a party of rebel cavalry, under a nephew of ex-Governor Letcher, attempted to make a crossing at Muddy branch, on the Upper Potomac. They were met by the pickets of the First New Hampshire cavalry, who drove them back, killing young Letcher and ten of the party. Guerrillas, under one of the Kincheloes, are in force in the neighborhood of Leesburg. The ram Olinde. The New York Commercial says: A letter from an officer on the Niagara, dated Ferrol, Spain, February 18th, states that the rebel ram Olinde or Stonewall was lying close by them. The Spaniards had allowed her to make li
1 2 3