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Berryville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
strong reconnoitering parties to ascertain why it was increasing, it was not until the forenoon of the 13th that he was aware of any considerable force on his front. The revelation of that force so near was astounding, and the assurance of its overwhelming numbers, given by scouts and prisoners, would have justified him in retreating at once. But Milroy, brave even to rashness, resolved to fight before flying. He called in his outposts. Colonel McReynold's, with a brigade stationed at Berryville to watch the passes of the Blue Ridge and the fords of the Shenandoah, retreated before Rodes, and very soon Milroy had his forces, not more than seven thousand effectives, well in hand. While awaiting an attack, his foe was accumulating force on his front and flank, and on the evening of the 14th, after some skirmishing, the Confederates substantially invested the city and garrison. At one o'clock the next morning June 15. Milroy, in compliance with the decision of a council of officer
Gainesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
erward General) Hoffman, it became perfect in discipline, and ever ready for daring service. In Pope's Army of Virginia, at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Grant's campaigns in 1864, it was always conspicuous. So much was the commander loved and honored by the officers and men of his regiment, that they presented him an elegant sword, in 1863, on which was inscribed the names of the battles in which the regiment had then been engaged, namely, Sulphur Springs, Gainesville, Manassas, South Mountain. Antietam, Union, Fredericksburg, Rappahannock, Chancellorsville, Beverly Ford, and Gettysburg. Meredith's iron brigade was immediately to charge into a wood on the left of the road, in rear of the Seminary, and fall upon Hill's right, under General Archer, then pressing across Willoughby's Run. Meanwhile a Mississippi brigade, under General Davis, assailed and flanked the three regiments of Cutler's brigade, on the Chambersburg road, causing them to retire beh
Jackson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ck Sickles put an end to all deliberations. Meade could now do nothing better than to give Sickles all possible support, for the battle was opened and the whole army was deeply concerned. Lee had perceived this projection of Meade's left, and taken advantage of it. He had prepared to turn that flank of the National army, and now hoped to take its line in reverse, drive it from its strong position, and achieve a glorious victory. He directed Longstreet, his right-arm of dependence since Jackson's death, to make the attempt, while Ewell should attack Meade's right, and Hill menace his center, so as to prevent re-enforcements being sent to the left. Longstreet moved quickly and vigorously, under cover of heavy guns on Seminary Ridge and at other points. He sent his right division, under the dashing General Hood, to strike the salient of Sickles's bent line, at the peach-orchard, held by eight regiments of the divisions of Birney and Humphreys, and then to assail De Trobriand and W
Manchester, Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
who fails in his duty at this hour. and then sought a good position, where he might easily concentrate his troops, and engage advantageously in the great struggle which he knew was impending. He chose the line of Big Pipe Creek, on the water-shed between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, southeast of Gettysburg, with the hills at Westminster in the rear. On the night of the 30th, he issued orders for the right wing, composed of General Sedgwick's (Sixth) Corps, to take position at Manchester, in the rear of the Creek; the center, consisting of Generals Slocum (Twelfth) and Sykes's (Fifth) Corps, to move toward Hanover, in advance of the Creek, and the left, nearest the foe, under General John F. Reynolds, formerly of the Pennsylvania Reserves, composed of his own (First), Sickles's (Third), and Howard's (Eleventh), to push on toward Gettysburg, and thus mask the forming of the battle-line on Pipe Creek. The Second Corps (late Couch's, and then under Hancock) was directed to t
Sheffield (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 2
for re-enforcements, See page 615, volume II. were regarded as notes of unnecessary alarm. The friends of the Confederates in Europe encouraged the latter with promises of aid. They were elated by the National disaster at Chancellorsville, and desires for the acknowledgment of the independence of the Confederate States were again strong and active. In England public movements in favor of the rebels were then prominent, On the 26th of May a great open-air meeting was held at Sheffield, in England, at which Mr. Roebuck, M. P., was the chief speaker. The object of the meeting was to urge the British Government to recognize the independence of the Confederate States. On this occasion the following resolution, offered by the Rev. Mr. Hopp, was adopted by an immense majority: Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting, the government of this country would act wisely, both for the interests of England and those of the world, were they immediately to enter into negotiations wit
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
d County, Pennsylvania; and others fled to Harper's Ferry, where Milroy's wagon-train crossed the Poimportance of covering Washington City and Harper's Ferry. On the 5th of June, when he expected a mt of the Cumberland, included the posts of Harper's Ferry and Winchester. It was not until Hooker wcrease his Army, and regarding the post at Harper's Ferry (then garrisoned, on Maryland Heights, by dered General Slocum to march his corps to Harper's Ferry to join General French, that their united ng, My original instructions were to cover Harper's Ferry and Washington, I have now imposed upon meeck gave permission to use the garrison at Harper's Ferry, according to the dictates of his own judgnd General French was directed to evacuate Harper's Ferry, remove the public property to Washington,me II. and with his main body to re-occupy Harper's Ferry. Leaving a brigade each of cavalry and inhad anticipated Meade's order, re-occupied Harper's Ferry, and sent a cavalry force to destroy the p[2 more...]
Frederick, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ooker's telegraphic dispatch to Halleck, June 27, 1863. expecting a compliance with his wishes, he advanced his Army to Frederick, in a position to dart through the South Mountain passes, upon Lee's line of communications, or upon his columns in retrect line of retreat to the Potomac. in the mean time General Meade had put his entire Army in motion northward from Frederick, for the purpose of arresting the invasion, or meeting and fighting Lee; and General French was directed to evacuate Harper's Ferry, remove the public property to Washington, and occupy Frederick and the line of the Baltimore and Ohio railway. Meade moved on, but it was not until the evening of the 30th, June. after two marches, that he received correct informatioses of the South Mountain range, through which he hoped to strike his antagonist's flank. He ordered General French at Frederick to send a force to Turner's Gap, see page 471, volume II. and with his main body to re-occupy Harper's Ferry. Leavi
Seminary Ridge (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
eminence, called Oak Ridge, and sometimes Seminary Ridge, because a theological Seminary of the Lutsburg road, near Willoughby's Run, between Seminary Ridge and the parallel eminence a mile farther w from the Emmettsburg road, under cover of Seminary Ridge, to the relief of Buford, who, by skillfulnder General Doubleday, was well posted on Seminary Ridge, and the remainder of Hill's was rapidly aure, Rodes, near the northern extremity of Seminary Ridge, occupied the key-point of the entire fielght away the artillery and ambulances from Seminary Ridge, and took position on Steinwehr's left andtly occupied Gettysburg, and Hill's lay on Seminary Ridge, the sorely smitten Nationals were in a st as possible. He made his Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, at the house of the venerable Mary Marshad vigorously, under cover of heavy guns on Seminary Ridge and at other points. He sent his right diatening, and advancing in heavy force from Seminary Ridge, fell upon Humphreys and quickly pushed. [3 more...]
Hanover Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
chments opposite Harrisburg, and some of his troops skirmished with the Confederate vanguard within four miles of the capital. Stockades and block-houses were constructed along the line of the Northern Central railway, between Baltimore and Hanover Junction; and at Philadelphia some pretty little redoubts were erected, at which the citizens laughed when the danger was over. That danger, so sudden and awful, seemed to have paralyzed efforts for any movement excepting in a search for safety of p Gettysburg. The Sanitary Commission was equally active there. and friends of slain and badly wounded soldiers. on leaving Baltimore, we saw the evidences of the hasty preparations to repel the invaders; see page 55. and on the way to Hanover junction we passed several of the block-houses constructed for the defense of the bridges on the railway. see page 55. we dined at the junction, where lay the charred remains of a train of cars, destroyed by the invaders, and toward evening arrive
Culp's Hill (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
the Baltimore turnpike, and Rock Creek, is Culp's Hill; and beyond the Creek, in that direction, iht. This division joined Slocum's corps on Culp's Hill, which formed the right wing of the army. ing so as to menace Wadsworth and Slocum on Culp's Hill. Stuart's cavalry had not yet arrived fromEwell stretching his line along the base of Culp's Hill, with batteries on heights in his rear, as Creek to Spangler's Spring, in the rear of Culp's Hill, to strike the weakened right of the Nationmen, was intact, and held its Defenses on Culp's Hill. on Culp's Hill, as on Round Top, piles Culp's Hill, as on Round Top, piles of rocks, in several places, made natural defenses for the assailed Unionists. The above picture, p. Slocum's corps was again concentrated on Culp's Hill, with a strong breastwork of logs and earthhed bark remained. Over the rocky slope of Culp's Hill, up which the Confederates pressed in frontgreat. The writer observed in the woods on Culp's Hill, between the lines of combatants, the bulle[1 more...]
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