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Glendale, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
oss the Chickahominy at New Bridge, while Jackson and D. H. Hill crossed at Grape Vine Bridge. General Lee had now united his whole army south of the Chickahominy. That afternoon Magruder attacked the enemy near Savage Station, being the rear guard of a retreating army. The lateness of the hour and the small force employed did not produce a decisive result. On the next day, the 30th, at 4 P. M., the Union troops were again overtaken, and the battle of Frazier's Farm, sometimes called Glendale, or Nelson's, Farm, was fought by Longstreet and A. P. Hill. Huger did not get up, and Jackson was unable to force a passage through the White Oak Swamp. The battle raged from 4 till 9 P. M. By that time, General Lee says, his enemy had been driven with great slaughter from every position but one, which he maintained till he was enabled to withdraw under cover of darkness. Jackson reached the battlefield on July 1st, having succeeded in crossing the swamp, and was directed to continue t
Hampton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
n Lee's departure, General G. W. Smith, who had returned to duty, was left in command with his own division and that of D. H. Hill (at Petersburg commanding the Department of North Carolina), as well as McLaw's and R. H. Anderson's divisions and Hampton's cavalry brigade; but on the 15th Lee telegraphed to Mr. Davis requesting him to order R. H. Anderson's division to him, and on the 17th General G. W. Smith was ordered to join him also. The great value of time was appreciated by the Southern is duty he intrusted to his chief of cavalry, J. E. B. Stuart, who had been commissioned as a major general on July 25th. Three days thereafter his cavalry was organized into a division consisting of two brigades under Wade Hampton and Fitz Lee: Hampton's, the First North Carolina Cavalry, Cobb Legion Cavalry, Jeff Davis Legion, Hampton Legion, and the Tenth Virginia, while Fitz Lee's brigade consisted of the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Virginia Cavalry. When these new operations co
Mechanicsville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
all's division of Pennsylvania reserves at Mechanicsville and on Beaver Dam Creek-eleven divisions i have saved the lives of many brave men at Mechanicsville and Beaver Dam Creek. Jackson's troopst House about ten o'clock, and, taking the Mechanicsville road, camped for the night south of the To Chickahominy and take the road leading to Mechanicsville. As soon as the movements of these columnny near Meadow Bridge and move direct upon Mechanicsville. To aid his advance the heavy batteries othe proper time open upon the batteries at Mechanicsville. The enemy being driven from MechanicsvilMechanicsville and the passage across the bridge opened, General Longstreet, with his division and that of Gener. P. Hill from any difficulty in capturing Mechanicsville. This being done, it would unmask the briinto the Chickahominy about one mile below Mechanicsville. But Jackson was one day behind time. Headow Bridge at 3 P. M. and moved direct on Mechanicsville, hoping that as soon as he became engaged [2 more...]
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
rning General Lee received the following: Richmond, Va., June 1, 1862. General R. E. Lee. Sir: ed Special orders no. 22. headquarters, Richmond, Va., June 1, 1862. In pursuance of the ordeneral's office. Special orders no. 126. Richmond, Va., June 2, 1862. By direction of the Pres the direction of Fort Monroe, skirting the James River, where he could be in communication with the were no indications of a retreat down the James River. Lee then knew McClellan had determined toom his position in front of Richmond to the James River was cleverly executed. After his right wasulse, and asked him to send gunboats up the James River to cover the left flank of his army. ThBut two marches away there were encamped on James River ninety thousand men; twenty days after thesonal inspection of McClellan's army on the James River. On that visit, July 8th, the Northern Pret that General McClellan has moved down the James River with his whole army. I suppose he is comin[7 more...]
Varina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
uder will hold their positions in front of the enemy against attack, and make such demonstrations on Thursday as to discover his operations. Should opportunity offer, the feint will be converted into a real attack, and should an abandonment of his intrenchments by the enemy be discovered, he will be closely pursued. 3. The Third Virginia Cavalry will observe the Charles City road. The Fifth Virginia, the First North Carolina, and the Hampton Legion (cavalry) will observe the Darbytown, Varina, and Osborne roads. Should a movement of the enemy down the Chickahominy be discovered, they will close upon his flank and endeavor to arrest his march. 4. General Stuart with the First, Fourth, and Ninth Virginia Cavalry, the cavalry of Cobb's Legion and the Jeff Davis Legion, will cross the Chickahominy to-morrow and take position to the left of General Jackson's line of march. The main body will be held in reserve, with scouts well extended to the front and left. General Stuart will
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
trengthen it for the offensive again as fast as I can. The governments of eighteen States offered me a new levy of three hundred thousand, which I accepted. And in a letter of the same date, in reference to sending him re-enforcements, Mr. Lincoln adds a postscript: If at any time you feel able to take the offensive, you are not restrained from doing so. The respective commanders of the two armies decided to rest and recruit their forces. McClellan resumed the habit he contracted in West Virginia of issuing proclamations. On July 4th the following was read to his army from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, camped near Harrison's Landing. soldiers of the army of the Potomac: Your achievements of the last ten days have illustrated the ability and endurance of the American soldier. Attacked by vastly superior forces, and without hope of re-enforcements, you have succeeded in changing your base of operations by a flank movement, regarded as the most hazardous of mil
Frederick (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
hat to the rowels of his spurs. He was twenty-nine years old when Lee ordered him to locate McClellan's right flank and in the full vigor of a robust manhood. His brilliant courage, great activity, immense endurance, and devotion to his profession had already marked him as a cavalry commander of unquestioned merit. He had the fire, zeal, and capacity of Prince Rupert, but, like him, lacked caution; the dash of Murat, but was sometimes rash and imprudent; was as skillful and vigorous as Frederick the Great's celebrated cavalry leader, and, like Seidlitz, was willing to break the necks of some of his men by charging over rough ground if he made bold horsemen of the rest and gained his object. He would have gone as far as Cardigan, with cannon to right of him, cannon to left of him, cannon in front of him. He was a Christian dragoon — an unusual combination. His Bible and tactics were his text-books. He never drank liquor, having given a promise to his mother to that effect when
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
mfortably close. McClellan had already commenced to strengthen his front at Seven Pines. Franklin's corps was brought from the north to the south side of the Chickahominy and posted on the right of that portion of his line. On the left was Sumner, and to his left Heintzelman extended as far as the White Oak swamp. In their rear Keyes was in reserve. On the north or left bank of the Chickahominy Fitz John Porter's corps was still stationed, near Gaines Mill, with McCall's division of Pennsylvania reserves at Mechanicsville and on Beaver Dam Creek-eleven divisions in all. Richmond, Mc-Clellan's coveted prize, was but five miles away. To reach it he had to pass over the lines of the Army of Northern Virginia. These lines were held by five divisions-A. P. Hill's on the left: at Meadow Bridge, Huger's and Magruder's next, supported by Longstreet's and D. H. Hill's. Lee at once considered the best manner to attack. The intrenchments in his front were too strong for a direct assault,
Arlington (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
, Featherstone, D. R. Jones, Toombs, Drayton, and Evans, to Gordonsville, and on the same day Hood, with his own and Whiting's brigades, was sent to the same place. Two days afterward-namely, August 15th-General Lee proceeded in person to join Longstreet and Jackson. He was distressed at being deprived of the services of Richmond, his cheval de bataille, in the approaching campaign. His favorite riding mare was a sorrel called Grace Darling. When the war began he had her sent down from Arlington to the White House. He writes that he heard of Grace. She was seen bestridden by some of the Federal soldiers, with her colt by her side, and adds that he could have been better resigned to many things than that. I have also lost my horse Richmond. (Presented to him by some citizens of Richmond.) He died Thursday. I had ridden him the day before. He seemed in the morning as well as ever; but I discovered in the evening he was not well. I thought he was merely distressed by the heat,
Rapidan (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ught from Richmond was added another which had previously served in the Valley, and was commanded by General Beverley Robertson, which consisted of the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Twelfth, and Seventeenth Battalions of Virginia cavalry. Having detached a regiment under Munford to operate on the left of the army, Stuart crossed the Rapidan on the 20th with Fitz Lee's brigade and the remainder of Robertson's, and proceeded at once to drive the Federal cavalry from out of the section between the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, across the latter stream. Lee now began to extend his left, and on the 22d and 23d Jackson moved up the Rappahannock River to the Warrenton Springs ford. Stuart started on his mission, crossing at Waterloo Bridge, a point above Warrenton Springs, and, moving by way of Warrenton, reached the vicinity of Catlett's Station, twelve miles in Pope's rear, after dark. The rain fell in such torrents and the night was so dark that it was not possible for him to damage the
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