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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
ng advancing lines of the enemy, were read in the Confederate newspapers every day. Tales of wholesale destruction and military carnage were the usual reports of the newspapers. The Richmond people were expectant to hear the details any hour of some harrowing wholesale tragedy; and, fearful of the worst of all evils, the women and the helpless of the city waited complacent in their bitterness, knowing not what a day might bring forth. Late in February, it was learned that the Federal General Custer, with 1500 horse, had crossed the Rapidan on a feint to the west of the Confederate Army, while Kilpatrick, starting a day later, moved down on its opposite flank, with the ostensible purpose of entering Richmond to liberate the prisoners there. For some time some of the more adventurous of the Northern officers had been petitioning for leave to undertake this perilous feat. Kilpatrick, a daring brigadier general of the cavalry, had been one who asked for such a privilege. He had, no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
4 P. M., moved forward his command of 20,000 men, overlapping his left flank, which seen by Doles' brigade, they fled in a panic and without firing a gun from their position. The other commands followed, and Early was left with only Pegram and Wharton, less than 1,000 men, to combat this overwhelming force, which they did until they reached the bridge, and they, too, retreated in disorder, leaving Early's twenty-four pieces of artillery, also ambulances and ordnance train, at the mercy of Custer's Cavalry, which had struck our column at the Capon Road. By 8 o'clock P. M., all was lost—Early fell back to New Market, and then in a few days his scattered forces were collected and reorganized, with the loss of but 2,860 men. Thus ended one of the most brilliant, and stubbornly fought campaigns of the war, lasting four months. Sheridan's forces. in front of Early from August 2nd to November 1st, numbered over 50,000 men, and his losses, including those of Wallace, at Frederick Cit
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
erate Currency, Depreciation of, 50. Confederate Battle Flg, Suggested by General Beauregard, 172. Confederate Artillery, Reorganization of the, 1862, 153. Conference at Centreville, October 1, 1861, as to Invading the North. President Davis' Version of it, 128. Cooke, John Esten, 9. Craney Island, Battle of, 147. Crocker, Hon. James F., 128. Crocker, Rev W. A., 50. Crook, General, George, 289. Crouch, Dr. Richard G., 179. Cummings, Colonel Arthur C., 363. Custer, General G. A., 180. Cutheriell, Captain C. A., 160. Dabney. Dr. R. L. 2,179. Dahlgren Raid, 181; How a woman saved Richmond from, 353. Dahlgren, Colonel, Ulric, 181; Savage orders of, 187, 188, 356; Negro hung by, 184, 356; Murder of two boys, 185; Looting by his men, 189. Daniel, Major John W 2 195 218, 244 327. David's Island Hospital, 32. Davidson, Lieutenant, Hunter, 323. Davis, wounded Colonel, 199. Dearing, Major, James, 329. Decisive Battles of the World, 255. Deve