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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)
with ten cavalrymen to report to Devens, to scour the country. At the same time he ordered Lieutenant-Colonel Ward to cross into Virginia with the remaining companies of the Fifteenth Regiment, move to the right, on to Smart's mills, to protect Devens's flank when he should return, and secure a crossing more favorable than the first, and connected by a good road with Leesburg. As ordered, the cavalry,--numbering, however, only six men,--with Captain Candy, Assistant Adjutant-General on General Lander's staff, in command, came across the river and joined Lee on the bluff. At this time there had been no change in affairs. The cavalry, without performing its designated duty, having proceeded no further than the bluff, went back again to the Maryland side. By eight o'clock in the morning, Major Revere, of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, had succeeded in getting the scow, that Devens had used as a transport from the Maryland shore to Harrison's Island, around the north part of th
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
ana. Only the first two were with us, and these were commanded by General Sedgwick, to whom, after Stone's removal and incarceration, the division was assigned. We had also a force of some six thousand men commanded by General Shields, formerly Lander's force, which was ordered to report to Banks. Then there were about fourteen hundred nen, commanded by Colonel Geary, not serving with any brigade. This made up the whole of Banks's command. Banks's command, including railroad guards, etc., numbered 38,484, -made up of Banks's division, 15,398; Lander's (Shields's) division, 11,869; Sedgwick's division, 11,217. Without guards, etc., its effective strength was 30,000. See McClellan's Morning Report, March 2, 1862, Rebellion Record, vol. i. p. 546, supplement. Gorman's brigade of Sedgwick's division had been guarding the Potomac from Great Falls to the Monocacy, and was sent forward to Banks, March 11. The use to be made of it was primarily the capture of Winchester. It was re
der Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, who was repulsed with a loss of over two hundred. This was an offset to the unfortunate affair at Ball's Bluff, in the previous October. In February, the army and the nation were deprived by death of the services of Gen. Lander, who commanded the extreme right division of the army in Virginia, in the vicinity of Romney. He was one who had given the highest promise of valuable service to the nation in its time of dire need. He will be remembered with Gen. Shields asdge there were no Federal troops in Virginia to the west of McCall; but on the Maryland side, in the vicinity of Edward's Ferry, was the division of Gen. Stone. At Harper's Ferry was Gen. Banks, and on his right, the division lately commanded by Lander. The evening of the 10th of March, 862, found our division at Fairfax, C. H., bivouacking east of the village. The advance meanwhile had reached Manassas Junction, to find it evacuated by the Confederates, who, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnson, had
nburg .......181 Heintzelman, Gen. S. P. .. 23, 39, 53 Hill, Gen. A. P.... 57, 94,95, 24 Hill, Gen. D. H .....61, 94, 95 Hoboken Battery ..... 98, 10 Hoke's Brigade ...... 138 Hooker, Gen. Joseph 35, 40, 41, 56, 79, 104, 117. Hunter, Gen. David ..159, 163, 167 Inducements to re-enlist .... 48 Irish Brigade ..... 41, 52, 53 94 Jackson, Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) 48, 50, 56, 75, 82, 95, 107. Johnston, Gen. Joe ....27, 40 Kearney, Gen. Philip . 22, 40, 41, 56, 71 Lander, Gen. F. W ....... 26 Lee, Gen. R. E. 45, 71, 106, 125, 151, 172 Leesburg. ........164 Lincoln, Abraham... 66, 99, 160 Lincoln Cavalry ....... 22, 23 Longstreet, Gen. Jas. . 55, 56, 94, 143 Loudon Valley ..... 85, 131, 164 McCall, Gen. G. A. .... 26, 46, 56 McCartney, Capt. W. II. 44, 80, 84, 98, 110. McClellan, Gen. G. B. 22, 56, 73, 80, 89, 90 McDowell, Gen. Irvin .... 27 McLaws, Gen ....... 77 Magruder, Gen. J. B.....33, 35, 55 Malvern Hill ......... 61
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Eminent women of the drama. (search)
en would be complete without some reference to representative actresses. In these the his tory of the stage, especially within the last two hundred years, is abundantly rich. Since the theatre was re-established in England, at the restoration of the monarchy, in 1660, many brilliant women have practised its art and won its laurels. Many bright names, therefore, appear in the catalogue of famous actresses, from the time of Eleanor Gwynn and Mrs. Sanderson to the time of Helen Faucit and Mrs. Lander. Each successive generation has had its favorite theatrical heroines. Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Oldfield, Peg Woffiugton, Anne Bracegirdle, Kitty Clive, Miss Farben, Mrs. Siddons, Mrs. Yates, Mrs. Jordan, Eliza O'Neill, Louisa Brunton, Sally Booth, Maria Foote, Mrs. Nisbett, Ellen Tree, Adelaide and Fanny Kemble,--these names, and many more, sparkle with fadeless lustre on that ample and storied page of dramatic history. Nor are they merely names. The triumphs of genius outlast all other t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
––––––––1,871 The 19th Mass. Infantry was recruited at Lynnfield, Mass., having for a nucleus three companies of the 3d Battalion Rifles. Seven additional companies from the vicinity of Boston being soon added, the regiment left the State August 28, under Col. Edward W. Hincks (then Hinks), who had served as colonel of the 8th Infantry, M. V. M., during its three months service. It was stationed in camp near Washington until ordered to Poolesville, Md., September 12, and assigned to General Lander's Brigade. It took part at Ball's Bluff October 21, and remained engaged in guarding the upper Potomac until the spring of 1862. In March the regiment, as part of General Sedgwick's forces moved to the Shenandoah valley; returning to Washington March 25, it joined General McClellan's forces on the Peninsula, being assigned to the 3d Brigade, Sedgwick's Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac. It went into action before Yorktown April 7, and took part in the siege. After the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., First Company Sharpshooters Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
The 1st Company Sharpshooters, known as the Andrew Sharpshooters, numbering 98 men, under Capt. John Saunders, was organized in camp at Lynnfield, Mass., in August, 1861, and was mustered and left the State September 3. It was assigned to General Lander's Brigade, located near Poolsville, Md., and met the enemy in a skirmish at Edward's Ferry, October 1 and 2. The company remained on the Upper Potomac with General Lander until his death in March, 1862, and, after serving for a time under GeGeneral Lander until his death in March, 1862, and, after serving for a time under General Shields, was attached to the 15th Mass. Infantry, then engaged at the siege of Yorktown, and served with it until the spring of 1863, sharing in the peninsular campaign, and losing heavily in the charge at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, where Captain Saunders and First Lieutenant Berry were killed. Second Lieutenant Martin took command of the company after the battle until the arrival of Capt. William Plumer from Massachusetts with forty recruits, Dec. 9, 1862. On April 17, 1863, the company
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 8: Maryland under Federal military power. (search)
ers, and the mayor of Baltimore had been arrested in July and imprisoned at Fort Lafayette. Thus, at the beginning of the year 1862, the Federal army of occupation was commanded by Major-General Dix in Baltimore; Hooker in Charles county, and along the Potomac, south of Washington, Generals McClellan, Keyes and Casey; in and around Washington, General Stone at Poolesville, and Banks at Darnestown, up to Williamsport, General Kelly at Cumberland, where he was relieved early in January by General Lander. It had elected Augustus W. Bradford governor, and a subservient legislature in November, 1861. The judiciary was deposed and dragged from the bench. Judge Robert B. Carmichael, illustrious for a long life of private virtue and public service, was seized on the bench in his court house at Easton in Talbot county, knocked senseless with a revolver on the very seat of justice, incarcerated in the negro jail in Baltimore, and thence sent to Fort Lafayette and there held. Hon. James L.
son's regiment was with Harness in Hardy, and three companies of cavalry were left with Loring, one of them the daring company of Capt. George F. Sheetz, which was familiar with all that section of the country. But soon after Jackson's return he was directed by the secretary of war to order Loring's army back to Winchester, which he reluctantly obeyed. In consequence of this withdrawal, Kelley reoccupied Romney, and drove the Confederate outpost from Moorefield, February 12th, while General Lander occupied Bloomery Gap two days later, capturing Col. R. F. Baldwin, Thirty-first regiment, and about 50 others. But this last point was reoccupied by Colonel Ashby on the 16th. General Jackson reported that many houses and mills had been burned in Hampshire county by the reprobate Federal commanders. On March 3d, Colonel Downey's command of Federal forces occupied Romney. Downey evacuated the place later in the spring, when it was again occupied by the militia of the county. In the s
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
reinforcements, were formed into a division under the orders of General Lander, his personal friend and an extremely brave officer, who had besh at Edwards's Ferry a few days after the battle of Ball's Bluff. Lander did not remain inactive. The portion of the railroad most exposed k and Harper's Ferry being still in the hands of the Confederates. Lander undertook to reconstruct the Cacapon bridge near Bath, and to open he latter, being warned in time, had retired towards the mountain. Lander followed them; but when he sought to attack the position occupied b, having fully recovered from their first surprise, would have made Lander pay dear for his audacity. They left in his hands seventy-five prilast town, having been evacuated by Loring, was at once occupied by Lander. Jackson, who attached the greatest importance to its possession, would necessarily involve that of Winchester. In the mean while, Lander had died; he was succeeded by General Shields, an old regular offic
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