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Gainesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
facing along the turnpike from Warrenton to Gainesville, resolved there to give battle. Meantime, Halleck to push Franklin with all speed to Gainesville; and sent orders to Manassas Junction that horoughfare Gap and moved south-easterly by Gainesville, where he was joined by Stuart with two cavwith Sigel and Reynolds, to move rapidly on Gainesville, so as to reach it that night; while Reno, ho held his advance, had not fairly cleared Gainesville at 7 1/2 A. M. Meantime, Jackson, who waefore morning, of King's abandonment of the Gainesville road, had sent orders to Sigel, at Grovetonwas to push forward from Centerville toward Gainesville; Reno following, with orders to attack promivision, was to move from Manassas upon the Gainesville road with all speed, with intent to turn Jan of the commands of McDowell and Sigel, at Gainesville, and Reno and Kearny, at Greenwich, as held sent forward should be sent to my right at Gainesville. I now have at my disposal here about 10[3 more...]
Luray (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
M. on the 25th, that his Aid, Col. Clark, in charge of the Signal Corps, had observed a general movement of the Rebel army to the west and north. Banks adds; It seems to be apparent that the enemy is threatening, or moving up the Valley of the Shenandoah, via Front Royal, with designs upon the Potomac-possibly beyond. Pope, at Warrenton Junction, at 9:30 that night, sent to McDowell at Warrenton, that, I believe the whole force of the enemy has marched for the Shenandoah Valley, by way of Luray and Front Royal. with his cavalry still watching for a Rebel advance from the Rappahannock; as two trains of cars, moving northward from Warrenton, arrived at Bristow soon after Jackson, to whom they fell an easy prey. So far, Jackson's success had been without flaw; but his position was critical, and there was obviously no time to be lost. Weary and footsore as were his men, he at once dispatched Gen. Trimble, with the 21st North Carolina and 21st Georgia infantry, under Stuart — who
Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
to Manassas, and McDowell to advance toward Centerville. Meanwhile, McDowell, unordered, had detac. Late in the afternoon, Kearny occupied Centerville; Jackson's rear-guard retreating by Sudley s by destroying the bridges over Bull Run and Cub Run. At 6 P. M., Jackson's advance, now moving trro; the former severely. Pope, still at Centerville, was apprised of this collision at 10 P. M. push forward at 1 A. M. August 29. from Centerville, along the Warrenton turnpike, and to hug Js, viz.: to Manassas Junction, Aug. 27; via Centerville to Groveton and Sudley Springs on the 28th,ed to march off at daylight on the 30th for Centerville, and were not available for operations on tnd front, covering his line of retreat from Centerville to Fairfax Court House. Our line of battlef Washington city. Pope's retreat from Centerville had in effect commenced on the 1st, when heout difficulty, defeated and driven back on Centerville. Had they been there two days earlier, and[16 more...]
Yorktown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
I now have at my disposal here about 10,000 men of Franklin's corps, about 2,800 of Gen. Tyler's brigade, and Col. Tyler's 1st Connecticut Artillery, which I recommend should be held in hand for the defense of Washington. If you wish me to order any part of this force to the front, it is in readiness to march at a moment's notice to any point you may indicate. In view of the existing state of things in our front, I have deemed it best to order Gen. Casey to hold his men for [from] Yorktown in readiness to move, but not to send them off till further orders. At 4:40 P. M. next day, Aug. 28th, he telegraphed Gen. Halleck: Gen. Franklin is with me here. I will know in a few minutes the condition of artillery and cavalry. We are not yet in condition to move; may be by to-morrow morning. Pope must cut through to-day, or adopt the plan I suggested. I have ordered troops to garrison the works at Upton's Hill. They must be held at any cost. As soon as I can see the way t
Halls Hill (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
Cox, Franklin, or Chain Bridge, and even Tenallytown? Franklin has only between 10,000 and 11,000 ready for duty. How far do you wish this force to advance? Gen. McClellan had already directed Franklin to halt his command near Anandale; and, at 1 P. M. this day, he telegraphed Gen. Halleck as follows: I shall endeavor to hold a line in advance of Forts Allen and Marcy, at least with strong advanced guards. I wish to hold the line through Prospect Hill, Mackall's, Minor's, and Hall's Hill. This will give us timely warning. Shall I do as seems best to me with all the troops in this vicinity, including Franklin, who, I really think, ought not, under present circumstances, to advance beyond Anandale? Halleck, at 3 P. M., replied: I want Franklin's corps to go far enough to find out something about the enemy. Perhaps he may get such information at Anandale as to prevent his going farther. Otherwise, he will push on toward Fairfax. Try to get something from directi
Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
st 27. ordered McDowell, with Sigel and Reynolds, to move rapidly on Gainesville, so as to reach it that night; while Reno, followed by Kearny's division of Heintzelman's corps, was directed to move on parallel roads to Greenwich, and thence communicate at once with McDowell, supporting him if required. Pope himself, with Hooker's division of Heintzelman's corps, moved directly up the railroad toward Manassas, ordering Porter to remain at Warrenton Junction until Banks should arrive from Fayetteville, when he should march forthwith on Gainesville, where a battle was anticipated. The trains were instructed to keep in the rear of Hooker, protected by the corps behind him from attack. Approaching Bristow Station that afternoon, Hooker encountered the division of Ewell, which had been left there by Jackson on his advance to Manassas; when a sharp fight occurred, in which Ewell was overpowered and driven, with a loss of some 300 on each side; Ewell losing a part of his baggage, but bur
Freedom Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
wagons, the men must carry provisions with them till the wagons can come to their relief. At 10:30 of the following day August 29.--the day of Pope's first indecisive battle at Gainesville or Groveton — McClellan telegraphed to Gen. Halleck as follows: Franklin's corps is in motion; started about 6 A. M. I can give him but two squadrons of cavalry. I propose moving Gen. Cox to Upton's Hill, to hold that important point with its works, and to push cavalry scouts to Vienna, via Freedom Hill and Hunter's Lane. Cox has two squadrons of cavalry. Please answer at once whether this meets your approval. I have directed Woodbury, with the Engineer brigade, to hold Fort Lyon, however. Detailed last night two regiments to the vicinity of Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy. Meagher's brigade is still at Acquia. If he moves in support of Franklin, it leaves us without any reliable troops in and near Washington. Yet Franklin is too weak alone. What shall be done? No more cavalry arrive
Middletown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
signs against McClellan's right wing were developed at Mechanicsville; and, before he could concentrate his army, the retreat through White Oak Swamp to Harrison's Landing, by exposing his meditated advance, unaided, to a succession of blows from the entire Rebel Army of Virginia, rendered such a movement simple madness. In order, however, to effect at least a diversion in favor of McClellan's worsted army, and to enable it to abandon the Peninsula without further loss, he drew Sigel from Middletown, via Front Royal, to Sperryville, on one of the sources of the Rappahannock, near the Blue Ridge; while Banks, following nearly the same route from the Valley, came in a few miles farther east; and Ricketts's division of Gen. McDowell's corps advanced south-westwardly from Manassas Junction to a point a little eastward of Banks. Pope wrote to Gen. McClellan, then on the Peninsula, a letter proposing hearty cooperation and soliciting suggestions, which elicited but a vague and by no means
Waterloo, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
is time nearly his whole army on the Rappahannock, had abandoned the idea of forcing a passage of that river, in favor of an effort, by a long flank movement, to turn our right. To this end, Jackson was directed to take the advance, cross above Waterloo, and move around our army so as to strike the railroad in its rear; while Longstreet, following, was to menace our front and fix Pope's attention until Jackson's hazardous movement should be accomplished. Jackson moved rapidly across Aug. 25. the Rappahannock at Hinson's Mill, four miles above Waterloo, and encamped that night at Salem, behind the Bull Run Mountains, between Thoroughfare and Manassas Gaps. Starting early next morning, he passed through Thoroughfare Gap and moved south-easterly by Gainesville, where he was joined by Stuart with two cavalry brigades; striking before dark Aug. 26. the Alexandria Railroad at Bristow Station, thus placing himself directly between Pope's far superior force and his base at Alexandri
Cedar Mountain (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
McDowell advances to the Rapidan Banks worsted by Jackson at Cedar Mountain Pope retreats across the Rappahannock Jackson flanks his righBanks, by order, moved forward next morning August 9. toward Cedar Mountain, supporting, with the rest of his corps, the advance of Gen. Cr August 7. driving back our cavalry and reaching Slaughter's or Cedar Mountain this day. August 9. From the splendid outlook afforded by thhe Rebel line of battle; against which Banks's 6,000 or 8,000 Cedar Mountain. Explanations: A Position of Gen. Banks's corps both beforebertson's river and Raccoon Ford, with his center at and around Cedar Mountain, and began again to operate with his cavalry on the enemy's com, burning the wagons, and trying to burn the railroad bridge over Cedar Run; but the tremendous rain then falling defeated this design. Stua4th to the 31st, at 1,548. Probably the entire Rebel loss from Cedar Mountain to Chantilly did not fall short of 15,000 men; while Pope's, if
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