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Dunavant (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
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 behind a wood on Seminary Ridge. This left-hall's battery uncovered, and the
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. The opposing armies compared ho and flocks and store-houses of more fruitful Maryland and Pennsylvania. To this necessity the Rinment, the conspirators ordered Lee to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania again. So early as the 28th counteract the contingency of an invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania by the rebel hordes. Mr. BaThe National authorities, as well as those of Maryland and Pennsylvania, had, meanwhile, become thoraggregate of one hundred thousand militia. Maryland was called upon for 10,000 men; Pennsylvania,, 25,000; New Jersey, 3,000; Delaware, 2,000; Maryland, 5,000. A patriotic appeal of Governor Bradflso, says Professor Jacobs (Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, page 10), who were Pennsyt they were pleased to call the deliverers of Maryland. lines of intrenchments, with redoubts, werePotomac! --see Dr. Jacobs's Rebel invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, page 43, and Swinton's Camp[5 more...]
Manchester, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
near Emmettsburg, where he had been halted in the morning by a circular letter from General Meade, ordering the advance to fall back, and the whole Army to form a line of battle along the General direction of Pipe Creek, between Middleburg and Manchester. Meade was satisfied that the main object of his forward movement, namely, the arrest of the invasion, was accomplished, and proposed to take a defensive position and await further developments of Lee's plans. Howard informed Sickles of the ck were then absent. the former, by a forced night march, arrived early in the morning, and the latter at two o'clock in the afternoon. Sykes was not far from Hanover, twenty-three miles distant, when ordered to advance, and Sedgwick was at Manchester, more than thirty miles distant. Lee, too, had been bringing forward his troops as rapidly as possible. He made his Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, at the house of the venerable Mary Marshall, where the Chambersburg road crosses the eminen
Central America (search for this): chapter 2
of empire southward on the part of the United States. His religious design was to assist the Church party in Mexico, which had been defeated in 1857, in a recovery of its power, that the Roman Catholic Church might. have undisputed sway in Central America. In a letter to General Prim, the Spanish commander, dated July 3, 1862, the Emperor, after saying that the United States fed the factories of Europe with cotton, and asserting that it was not the interest of European Governments to have itited States to be broken by the rebellion and civil war, and that he might, with impunity, carry out his designs against republican institutions in the New World, and establish a dependency of France in the fertile, cotton-growing regions of Central America. His troops were re-enforced after the two allies withdrew. They marched upon and seized the capital, and then, in accordance with a previous arrangement made with leaders of the Church party, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian was chosen Em
Big Pipe Creek (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
resides, and domestic altars are involved. The Army has fought well heretofore; it is believed that it will fight more desperately and bravely than ever, if it is addressed in fitting terms. Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier 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,
Kelly's Ford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
eon, Mexico, and the Confederates, 48. revolution in the North expected Confederate States' seal, 49. events on the Rappahannock conflicts near Beverly and Kelly's fords, 50. Ewell in the Shenandoah Valley Milroy driven from Winchester a great disaster, 51. Lee marching rapidly northward alarm a race for the Potomac, by H Stuart was at Culpepper Court-House, he ordered Pleasanton, who was at the head of the cavalry, at Catlett's Station, to cross the Rappahannock at Beverly and Kelly's fords, with two of his divisions under Buford and Gregg, supported by two infantry divisions (Russell's, of the Sixth, and Ames's, of the Eleventh Corps), and push ote regiments burst from the woods on the National flank, and placed the latter, commanded by Pleasanton in person, in great peril. Gregg, who had crossed at Kelly's Ford, had been expected for several hours. He, too, had been fighting most of the morning with cavalry under General Robertson, whom he pushed back to Brandy Stati
Chancellorsville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
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 d a member; of $300, a life member; and of $1,000, an honorary director. For in addition to the positive victory at Chancellorsville, the increase of Lee's forces, and the evident demoralization, for the moment, of the Army of the Potomac, the impre 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 ged, 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
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
Hooker from the Rappahannock. Leaving Hill's corps to occupy the lines at Fredericksburg, he put the remainder of his army in motion June 3, 1863. westward toward t on the part of Lee, for it made the actual line of his army, from Hill at Fredericksburg to Ewell at Winchester, full one hundred miles in length. Although Milrot in case he should do so, leaving (as he actually did) his rear resting on Fredericksburg, that it would be his duty to pitch into that rear, and desiring to know whetched his army into a line a hundred miles long, and his rear was still at Fredericksburg, he was deprived of the privilege of cutting off the latter by a quick movend 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, Sulphur Springs, Gainesville, Manassas, South Mountain. Antietam, Union, Fredericksburg, Rappahannock, Chancellorsville, Beverly Ford, and Gettysburg. Meredith's i
North America (search for this): chapter 2
e 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 with the great powers of Europe, for the purpose of obtaining the acknowledgment by them of the independence of the Confederate States of North America. and these culminated in the spring of 1864 in the formation of a Southern Independence Association, with a British peer (Lord Wharncliffe) as President, and a membership composed of powerful representatives of the Church, State, and Trade. This association was formed in Manchester in April, 1864, and the announcement of its organization, together with a list of its officers and members, was published in the Manchester Guardian on the 9th of that month. Nearly nine hundred names ap
Wrightsville (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
g on through Carlisle to Kingston, June 27. within thirteen miles of Harrisburg, while Early's division marched up the eastern side of the South Mountain range, and through Emmettsburg, Gettysburg, and York, to the banks of the Susquehanna at Wrightsville, opposite Columbia, levying contributions on the people, and destroying bridges along the line of the Northern Central railway, which connects that region with Baltimore. The great railway bridge that spanned the Susquehanna between WrightsviWrightsville and Columbia was fired by National troops at the latter place, under Colonel Frick, and was in flames when the Confederates came up. As General Lee's errand was partly a political one, and there was a desire to conciliate all who were disposed for peace and friendship with the Confederates, he issued a stringent order on the 21st, directed to General Ewell, forbidding plunder and violence of every kind, directing payment to be made for all supplies received, and certificates to be given t
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