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Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ose who consider the division of Virginia a usurpation and an outrage. All direct communication between Western Virginia and Washington was, and remained, interrupted for some weeks after the primary Night of April 18th. Rebel foray on Harper's Ferry. The Rebels remained in force at that point, completely controlling travel and transportation on the Baltimore and Ohio road. They finally obstructed that road altogether by destroying May 16th. several bridges farther west; continuing to hold and to strengthen their position at Harper's Ferry. Two companies of Confederate or State militia entered the village of Clarksburg, the capital of Harrison county, on the 20th, but found themselves speedily outnumbered by the Union militia of that place, on whose demand they surrendered their arms and dispersed without a contest. Although some thousands of West Virginians had volunteered to fight for the Union, none of them were encamped on the soil of their State until after the elec
Meadow Bluff (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
borhood of Carnifex Ferry, was one of the most remarkable incidents of the campaign in Western Virginia. The force of Gen. Floyd's command was 1,740 men; and from 3 o'clock P. M. until night-fall it sustained, with unwavering determination and the most brilliant success, an assault from an enemy between eight and nine thousand strong, made with small-arms, grape, and round-shot, from howitzers and rifled cannon. He rapidly retreated some thirty miles to Big Sewell Mountain, and thence to Meadow Bluff, whither he was not closely followed. Wise strengthened the position on Big Sewell, named it Camp Defiance, and there remained. Gen. Lee, arriving from the North with a considerable Rebel force, took command of both Floyd's and Wise's troops, swelling his army to 20,000 men. Rosecrans, after remaining several days in his front at Big Sewell, retreated thirty miles to the Gauley, and was not pursued; Gen. Lee being soon after recalled to take a command on the coast, and Gov. Wise ord
Hardy County (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
took care to make worse for his pursuers by felling trees across it at every opportunity. It rained incessantly. This valley is seldom more than a wooded glen; whence he hoped to escape across the main ridge of the Alleghanies eastward into Hardy county. Provisions and supplies of every kind were scarce enough with the fugitives, and, for the most part, with their pursuers also. Rain fell incessantly, swelling the unbridged rivulets to torrents. Skirmishes were frequent; and four companies1860 of 280,691, whereof 6,894 were slaves. The Constitution of West Virginia expressly included the five counties above named, making the total population 315,969, of whom 10,147 were slaves. It further provided that the counties of Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan, might also be embraced within the new State, provided their people should, by vote, express their desire to be — which they, excepting those of Frederick, in due time, did — raising the popu
St. George, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
nal ambition and personal spite, began this infernal rebellion. Gen. McClellan, with a large portion of his force, had not united in this chase, but had moved southerly from Beverly, several miles, to Huttonsville; whence, on the next day, July 14th. he telegraphed to Washington that Gen. Garnett and his forces have been routed, and his baggage and one gun taken. His army are completely demoralized. Gen. Garnett was killed while attempting to rally his forces at Carricksford, near St. George. We have completely annihilated the enemy in Western Virginia. Our loss is about thirteen killed, and not more than forty wounded ; while the enemy's loss is not far from two hundred killed; and the number of prisoners we have taken will amount to at least one thousand. We have captured seven of the enemy's guns in all. A portion of Garnett's forces retreated; but I look for their capture by Gen. Hill, who is in hot pursuit. This expectation was not realized. The pursuit was
Wheeling, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
meeting, impelled by a similar spirit, was held at Wheeling on the following day, whereby adherence to the Uniparation. Another great Union meeting was held at Wheeling on the 11th, which was addressed in the same spirihirty-five counties of West Virginia, assembled at Wheeling, to reiterate more formally the general demand thairginia. The Legislature, which met soon after at Wheeling, was a Legislature of Virginia, elected on the regt which, elected by loyal Virginians, assembled at Wheeling, and gave its free, hearty, and almost unanimous an and organized at Camp Carlile, in Ohio, opposite Wheeling, under the command of Col. Kelly, himself a Virgin1st Virginia, 1,100 strong, Col. Kelly, crossed to Wheeling early next morning, closely followed by the 16th Och connected the branch aforesaid with the main or Wheeling division of the railroad, had meditated a descent on Wheeling; but, finding themselves anticipated and outnumbered, they obstructed and destroyed the railroad w
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ively were required to assemble forthwith, for organization and service; and, only three days later May 6th.--still seventeen days prior to that on which the people were to vote for or against Secession — the State was formally admitted into and incorporated with the Confederacy, and Gen. Robert E. Lee Late a Colonel of Cavalry in the U. S. regular Army. put in chief command of the Confederate forces in Virginia — by this time, largely swelled by arrivals from South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and other Rebel States. The people of West Virginia, thus summoned, in the name of their State, to fight against the country they loved for a Rebellion they abhorred, saw the toils closing fast around them, and realized that they must awake and resist, or they would soon be helpless under the feet of their betrayers. Rebel officers, appointed from Richmond, were busily at work, enlisting and mustering their young men for the uses of treason, under the guise of obedience to lawful and c
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ept secret until the 25th, when it was proclaimed by Gov. Letcher that the Convention had, on the preceding day, adopted the provisional Constitution of the Confederate States, and placed the entire military power of the State under the control of Jefferson Davis, by a convention, whereof the material provision is as follows: nstitutions of both Powers, the whole military force and military operations, offensive and defensive, of said Commonwealth, in the impending conflict with the United States, shall le under the chief control and direction of the President of said Confederate States, upon the same principle, basis, and footing, as if said CommonwealConfederate States, upon the same principle, basis, and footing, as if said Commonwealth were now, and during the interval, a member of said Confederacy. Thus it will be seen that the Unionists of Virginia were liable, that day and every day thereafter, to be called out as militia, and ordered to assault Washington, seize Pittsburg, or invade any portion of the loyal States, as Davis and his subordinates might
Frederick (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
r, &c.--which geographically pertain to West Virginia, have, either voluntarily or under duress, adhered to Old Virginia and the Rebellion. note.--The originally proposed State of Kanawha included within her boundaries only the Counties of Virginia lying north and west of, but not including, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Green. brier, and Pocahontas--thirty-nine in all, with a total population in 1860 of 280,691, whereof 6,894 were slaves. The Constitution of West Virginia expressly included the five counties above named, making the total population 315,969, of whom 10,147 were slaves. It further provided that the counties of Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan, might also be embraced within the new State, provided their people should, by vote, express their desire to be — which they, excepting those of Frederick, in due time, did — raising the population, in 1860, of the new State to 376,742, and entitling it to three representatives in Congr
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
d the Indianians, directly upon them, barely 600; but there were enough more not far behind. Gen. Garnett exerted himself desperately to hold his men, without success; and, while so doing, was shot through the body by Sergt. Burlingame, and fell dead without a groan. A slight, boyish Georgian — probably an Aid — alone stood by him to the last, and shared his fate. The Cincinnati Gazette's correspondent, Agate, in describing the battle, says: Among the enemy's wounded was a young Massachusetts boy, who had received a shot in the leg. He had been visiting the South, and had been impressed into the Rebel service. As soon as the battle began, he broke from the Rebel ranks, and attempted to run down the hill and cross over to our side. His own lieutenant saw him in the act, and shot him with a revolver. Listen to such a tale as that I did, by the side of the sad young sufferer, and tell me if your blood does not boil hotter than ever before, as you think, not of the poor delude
Gauley Bridge (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
anded the Rebels in this quarter, had expected here to make a stand; but, discouraged by the tidings which had reached him, some days before, of Garnett's disasters, continued his flight up the river. Gen. Cox pursued, reaching, on the 29th, Gauley bridge, which Wise had burned to impede pursuit. The people of that valley, and, indeed, of nearly all Western Virginia--being Unionists — complained that the Rebels mercilessly plundered them of every thing eatable; which was doubtless true to a gnspiring news from Bull Run, and the depletion of the Federal forces by the mustering out of service of the three months men, was soon able to assume the offensive. Keeping well to the right of New River — the main affluent which unites near Gauley bridge with the Gauley to form the Kanawha — he surprised the 7th Ohio, Col. Tyler, while at breakfast at Cross Lanes, near Summersville, The capital of Nicholas county. and routed it with a loss of some 200 men. Moving thence southerly to Carnif<
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