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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
ntly. Captain J. A. Judson, who was Assistant Adjutant-General of Hatch's cavalry brigade, made a very fierce attack on General Dick Taylor's statement that he saw breastplates and other protective devices on the persons of Federal soldiers at Middleburg and Winchester, on Jackson's Valley compaign. The gallant Captain waited until after the death of General Taylor to say that he states what he knew to be a deliberate falsehood, and uses other very ugly language concerning General Taylor's nar of language expended on it would have been more appropriate at an earlier date. In a subsequent issue of the Nation, W. S. Symington, of Baltimore, who was Adjutant of the Twenty-first Virginia regiment at the time, testifies that he saw at Middleburg and Winchester several breastplates on dead Federal soldiers. Colonel William LeRoy Broun (now professor in Vanderbilt University, then in charge of the arsenal at Richmond) publishes in the same issue a statement to the effect that a few da
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
; also, if possible, to communicate the proposed movement to General Stonewall Jackson, then at Winchester, and who, without notice, would have been left entirely exposed. [Note.--This was successfully accomplished on foot by Sergeant William A. Sublett, now of this city, a brave and skilful soldier]. Headquarters were at Aldie, and daily reports to General Johnston, Stuart and D. H. Hill. How this duty was discharged was evidenced by a complimentary letter from General Hill. We left Middleburg after his whole train — wagon and ordnance — had passed, with nearly two days start, and just as the Federal army made its entry into the lower part of the town. From thence the troop marched, after destroying the ferries, via Salem, to Warrenton, a second, but a sadder, entry to that lovely town and patriotic people; and thence to report, via Richmond, to the regiment, on the Peninsula. This march was successfully made — halting a few hours in Richmond. Here the connection of the w<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8.70 (search)
tained him and ensured his recovery. Such boys grow into men who are an honor to any country. It has fallen to my lot on previous occasions, but in a different manner, to give the southern view of the cavalry battles at Fleetwood, at Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, which occurred during the month of June, 1863, at the opening of the Gettysburg campaign. Some northern writers have persistently claimed notable victories in these engagements; but I have shown that the claim is without foundat assertions can convince the survivors of Fitz Lee's old brigade that the enemy could ever have moved James Breckinridge from behind that stone wall at Aldie; and no amount of florid rhetoric can persuade the men who fought under Stuart between Middleburg and Upperville, on that memorable Sabbath, the 21st of June, that there was anything of shame or defeat in retiring all day before the enemy's cavalry, supported by a corps of infantry, and yet giving up hardly five miles of ground. I must not
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel W. C. Wickham's report of an engagement near Aldie, 17th of June, 1863. (search)
Colonel W. C. Wickham's report of an engagement near Aldie, 17th of June, 1863. Headquarters Fourth Va. Cavalry, June 20th, 1863. Captain J. D. Ferguson, A. A. G. Lee's Brigade: Captain,--I submit the following report of the part taken by the troops under my command in the engagement near Aldie on the 17th instant. I was ordered to take my own regiment, the First and Fifth, and Breathed's battery through Middleburg to Aldie, and go into camp there, where I would find the rest of the brigade. On reaching Dover Mills, I ordered Colonel Rosser to go on to Aldie and select a camp, and whilst the other regiments were watering, received a dispatch from him to the effect that a regiment of the enemy's cavalry was in his front, between him and Aldie, and that he was about to attack them. I at once placed the Fourth regiment in position to cover my left flank on the road from the Snickersville pike, and with the First regiment and two of Breathed's guns went forward to the supp
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes on Ewell's division in the campaign of 1862. (search)
ryland regiment, and the Twenty-fifth and Thirty-first Virginia and Twelfth Georgia regiments, of General Edward Johnson's command, which General Jackson had brought with him from the Alleghanies. The same day the Forty-fourth, Fifty-second, and Fifty-eighth Virginia regiments were assigned to General Elzey's brigade at Winchester. Colonel Kirkland, Twenty-first North Carolina, was seriously, and Lieutenant-Colonel Pepper mortally wounded, and Major Fulton took command of the regiment at Middleburg the day previous, or here (I am not sure which) Major Arthur McArthur, of the Sixth Louisiana, was killed, and Lieutenant-Colonel Nichols, of the Eighth Louisiana, wounded. He was left behind when we fell back up the Valley. At Conrad's store the Sixth and Ninth Louisiana regiments had been reorganized, Colonel Seymour reelected, Henry Strong chosen Lieutenant-Colonel, and Nat. Offutt Major in the Sixth. In the Ninth the field officers declined a reelection, and Captain L. A. Stafford
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
for Culpeper on the 14th, and, on the 15th, Longstreet marched from Culpeper to take position east of the Blue Ridge, while Hill passed in his rear and crossed the mountains to Winchester via Front Royal. When Hill was safely in the Valley, Longstreet also entered through Ashby's and Snicker's gaps, and about the 20th the two corps were united. The cavalry had acted as a screen in front of Longstreet during this advance, and, in this duty, had severe encounters with the enemy at Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, losing in them over 500 in killed, wounded, and missing. About June 22, as Hill and Longstreet drew near the Potomac, ready to cross, Stuart made to Lee a very unwise proposition, which Lee more unwisely entertained. It was destined to have an unfortunate influence on the campaign. Stuart thus refers to the matter in his official report:— I submitted to the commanding general the plan of leaving a brigade or so in my present front, passing through Hopewell or some
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 9 (search)
hree Corps. The line occupied to-day with the advance will be on the other side of the mountains, from Boonsboro to Rohrersville. Two Corps will march without their artillery, the animals being completely exhausted, many falling on the road. The enemy's infantry were driven back yesterday evening from Boonsboro, or rather they retired on being pressed, towards Hagerstown. I am still under the impression that Lee's whole force is between Hagerstown and Williamsport, with an advance at Middleburg, on the road to Greencastle, observing Couch. The state of the river and the difficulty of crossing has rendered it imperative on him, to have his army, artillery and trains, ready to receive my attack. I propose to move on a line from Boonsboro towards the centre of the line from Hagerstown to Williamsport, my left flank looking to the river, and my right towards the mountains, keeping the road to Frederick in my rear and centre. I shall try to keep as concentrated as the roads by whic
, to discover things afar off, read letters and inscriptions on coins at a distance, and tell what was passing seven miles off. Such is the claim in his son's book, second edition, published in 1591. Jansen (about 1608), a spectacle-maker of Middleburg, Holland, was struck by the effect of a concave and a convex lens held in the proper relation and distance. For the purpose of observation, he fixed the glasses on a board in proper position, and afterwards in a tube. He seems to have considered it interesting but not valuable, and Prince Maurice of Nassau became possessed of it. Lippersheim, also of Middleburg, seems to have been concerned in it in some way. Another claimant of the invention about the same date is Metius, who was a glass-cutter, and casually observed the effect of a concave and convex lens held in line in the hands. The three latter claimants had their supporters as the authors of the invention. Descartes, who lived near the time, supported the claims of
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1862 (search)
22 missing. Total, 590. March 25: Skirmish, Mount JacksonOHIO--62d Infantry. March 27: Skirmish, StrasburgINDIANA--16th Infantry. MARYLAND--1st Potomac Home Brigade Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--2d and 12th Infantry. March 27-29: Operations about Middleburg and White PlainsPENNSYLVANIA--Knap's Battery Light Arty.; 28th Infantry. March 27: Skirmish, MiddleburgPENNSYLVANIA--Knap's Battery Light Arty.; 28th Infantry. March 28-31: Operations on Orange & Alexandria R. R.ILLINOIS--8th Cavalry. NEW HAMMiddleburgPENNSYLVANIA--Knap's Battery Light Arty.; 28th Infantry. March 28-31: Operations on Orange & Alexandria R. R.ILLINOIS--8th Cavalry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--5th Infantry. NEW YORK--Battery "G" 1st Light Arty.; 61st Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--81st Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "C" 4th Arty. March 28: Affair, Bealeton StationILLINOIS--8th Cavalry. NEW YORK--Battery "G" 1st Light Arty. March 29: Affair, Rappahannock StationILLINOIS--8th Cavalry. NEW YORK--Battery "G" 1st Light Arty. March 29: Action, Warrenton JunctionILLINOIS--8th Cavalry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--5th Infantry. NEW YORK--Battery "G" 1st Light Arty. April 1: Action, WoodstockMASSACHU
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1863 (search)
ERSEY--1st Cavalry. Jan. 26-27: Skirmishes, MiddleburgNEW JERSEY--1st Cavalry. Jan. 30: Skirmish, April 3-6: Scout from Fairfax Court House to MiddleburgCopeland's Cavalry, 22d Corps. April 4: SkirISLAND--1st Cavalry. June 17: Skirmish near MiddleburgRHODE ISLAND--1st Cavalry. Union loss included in June 18. June 18: Skirmish near MiddleburgMAINE--1st Cavalry. NEW YORK--10th Cavalry. PENNSYLVST VIRGINIA--9th Infantry. June 19: Action, MiddleburgMAINE--1st Cavalry. NEW YORK--2d, 4th and 10tand missing. Total, 209. June 21: Skirmish, MiddleburgINDIANA--3d Cavalry. NEW YORK--9th Cavalry; 4h Cavalry (Detachments). June 24: Skirmish, MiddleburgMAINE--20th Infantry. June 24-July 7: CampaiNNSYLVANIA--8th Cavalry. June 25: Skirmish, MiddleburgMARYLAND--1st Cavalry. June 26: Skirmish, SoLLINOIS--8th Cavalry. Sept. 10-11: Scout to MiddleburgMASSACHUSETTS--1st Cavalry. NEW YORK--6th Ind1 missing. Dec. 18-20: Scout from Vienna to MiddleburgMASSACHUSETTS--2d Cavalry. Dec. 19: Skirmish
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