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Broad Run (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
ement occurred between Hooker's division and Ewell's division of Jackson's forces. The action commenced about four miles west of Bristow station. Ewell was driven back along the railroad, but still confronted Hooker at dark along the banks of Broad Run, immediately in front of Bristow station, at which point I arrived at sunset. The loss in this engagement was about three hundred killed and wounded on each side, the enemy leaving his dead, many of his wounded, and much of his baggage on the ived at Warrenton at daylight next morning. Here we remained in camp until the morning of the twenty-seventh, when we received orders to take the advance in the direction of Gainesville. We started at daylight. My cavalry, upon arriving at Broad Run, within four miles of Gainesville, found the bridge on fire, and the rebel cavalry, with one piece of artillery, drawn up on the other side. Major Krepps, commanding my cavalry detachment, immediately ordered a charge, and after two successive
Parkersburgh (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
ght can be turned at considerable distance above me. This, however, will require time, and will be, besides, a hazardous operation. We drew back behind the Rappahannock in perfect order, without leaving any article whatever. (Signed) John Pope, Major-General. A true copy: T. C. H. Smith, Lieut.-Col. and A. D.C. United States military telegraph From Department, Washington, Aug. 21, 1862. To Gen. Pope: I have just sent General Burnside's reply. Gen. Cox's forces are coming in from Parkersburgh, and will be here to-morrow and the next day. Dispute every inch of ground, and fight like the devil, till we can reinforce you. Forty-eight hours more and we can make you strong enough. Don't yield an inch if you can help it. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. A true copy: T. C. H. Smith, Lieut.-Col. and A. D.C. headquarters army of Virginia, Rappahannock station, Aug. 22, 1862--12 o'clock M. Commanding officer Warrenton Junction: Keep your cavalry scouring the roads and pick up stra
Stone House (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
of woods parallel with the Sudley Spring-New-Market road; and his right was posted on the hills on both sides of the Centreville-Gainesville road. I therefore directed General Schurz to deploy his division on the right of the Gainesville road, and by a change of direction to the left, to come into position parallel with the Sudley Spring road. Gen. Milroy, with his brigade and one battery, was directed to form the centre, and to take possession of an elevation in front of the so-called Stone House, at the junction of the Gainesville and Sudley Spring road. General Schenck, with his division forming our left, was ordered to advance quickly to an adjoining range of hills, and to plant his batteries on these hills, at an excellent range from the enemy's position. In this order our whole line advanced from point to point, taking advantage of the ground before us, until our whole line was involved in a most vehement artillery and infantry contest. In the course of about four hours-
Chester Gap (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
ernoon on the Waterloo road, with three days cooked rations. I have directed Buford to march at dawn to-morrow toward Chester Gap, to ascertain what direction the enemy have taken on our right, whether to Rectortown or Front Royal, through Chester Chester Gap. He will either take the Carter Church road up the left bank of Carter's Run, or the road direct from this place to Chester Gap, as inquiries to be made this P. M. shall determine. However persons may have differed as to the force at Waterloo,Chester Gap, as inquiries to be made this P. M. shall determine. However persons may have differed as to the force at Waterloo, Sulphur Springs, or elsewhere, all agree in one thing — the movement of the enemy toward our right from Rappahannock to Waterloo. Battalions, trains, batteries, all have the same direction. The force of the enemy now seems to be above Sulphur Sprhrough Rectortown to Washington. Others think that he intends going down the Shenandoah, either through Thornton's or Chester Gap. Either of these operations seems to me too hazardous for him to undertake, with us in his rear and flank. Others, t
Robinson's River (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
on account of the previous heavy rains, encamped my brigade upon its bank and awaited orders. On the morning of the thirteenth, finding Crooked Creek and Robinson's River fordable for my cavalry and artillery, I crossed my infantry on slight bridges, hastily constructed. When about eight hundred yards south of Robinson's RRobinson's River, I was obliged to halt my brigade, with the exception of the cavalry, on the bank of a narrow and deep creek emptying into Robinson's River. The bottom of this creek where it crossed the road was composed of mud worn into deep holes, thus rendering it impassable for my artillery. In the course of two hours I had thrown acroRobinson's River. The bottom of this creek where it crossed the road was composed of mud worn into deep holes, thus rendering it impassable for my artillery. In the course of two hours I had thrown across it a bridge strong enough to sustain my heaviest guns. A party of my cavalry, which had in the mean time reconnoitred as far as the Rapidan River, some five miles beyond us, reported a small force of the enemy on the opposite shore. Having crossed the bridge, I proceeded about a quarter of a mile to where I was ordered to h
Liberty Mills (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
emained at Sperryville until four o'clock in the afternoon of that day, during which time I received several reports from the front that the enemy was crossing the Rappahannock at several points between the railroad-crossing of that river and Liberty Mills. I reached Culpeper Court-House on the morning of the eighth of August. The town had been occupied for several days by Crawford's brigade, of Gen. Banks's corps; and on the seventh Ricketts's division, of McDowell's corps, had also reached rom the direction of Richmond, and by the morning of the eighteenth, I became satisfied that nearly the whole force of the enemy from Richmond was assembling in my front, along the south side of the Rapidan, and extending from Raccoon Ford to Liberty Mills. The cavalry expedition sent out on the sixteenth in the direction of Louisa Court-House, captured the Adjutant-General of Gen. Stuart, and was very near capturing that officer himself. Among the papers taken was an autograph letter of Gene
Warrenton Station (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
owell, one section of it directed to Major-Gen. Banks, asking for news from his corps, and the other directed to myself, informing me that I would join my pontoon-train at Fayetteville. I sent this to Gen. Banks, and requested him to furnish me with what information he could, so that, in the absence of instructions, I might be enabled to direct my movements properly. I also sent to Generals Pope and McDowell, at Warrenton, for an explanation and for orders, but Gen. Pope had left for Warrenton station, and Gen. McDowell did not furnish me with any instructions. It was now nearly sunset and my situation exceedingly critical. Threatened on my right and left flanks, an army of thirty thousand menacing my front, and separated from me only by a shallow river, fordable at many points for infantry as well as cavalry and artillery — no supporting force within eight or ten miles--I supposed that it was not really the intention of the Commanding General to leave me in this position. I was
Salem, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
ck; but I feared that during the next day — by which time the river would have fallen sufficiently to be passed at any of the fords — the enemy would make an attempt to cross at Rappahannock station, or at the fords between that point and Sulphur Springs. Yet, as we were confronted at Waterloo Bridge and Sulphur Springs by the main body of the enemy, still moving toward our right, and as the heavy column, mentioned previously, was marching with all speed in the direction of White Plains and Salem, and from those points would be able to turn our right by the direction of Thoroughfare Gap, or even north of that place, it was with the greatest reluctance, and only because I felt bound to do so under my instructions, that I took measures again to assume my communications with Fredericksburgh. I append herewith orders and despatches sent and received during the twenty-third and twenty-fourth of August, which will of themselves furnish a succinct account of the movements here set forth, a
Licking River (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
r attack. My whole force is massed and well in hand. We have had a great many casualties within the last two days of skirmishing and cannonading. I cannot tell how many. (Signed) John Pope, Major-General. A true copy: T. C. H. Smith, Lieut.-Col. and A. D.C. headquarters army of Virginia, Rappahannock station, Aug. 22, 5 o'clock P. M., 1862. Major-Gen. Halleck: I think that the troops of Heintzelman and Cox had best be landed from the train at Bealton station, Kearny on or near Licking River, say two miles south-west of Warrenton Junction. The enemy has made no attempt to-day to cross the river. His movement up toward our right seems to have been continuous all day. I have little doubt if he crosses at all it will be at Sulphur Springs. Under present circumstances I shall not attempt to prevent his crossing at Sulphur Springs, but will mass my whole force on his flank in the neighborhood of Fayetteville. By undertaking to defend the crossing at Sulphur Springs I would m
Fall's Church (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 110
rmy of Virginia, Fairfax Court-House, September 2, 1862. [Circular.] The following movement of troops will at once be made, in accordance with the instruction from the War Department, namely: 1. Banks's corps will march by the Braddock road and Annandale, and take post at or near Fort North. 2. The corps of Franklin and Hooker will pursue the Little River pike toward Alexandria. 3. Heintzelman's corps, the Braddock road toward Fort Lyon. 4. McDowell's corps, the road by Fall's Church, Little River, and Columbia pike toward Fort Craig and Tillinghast. The corps of Porter, Sumner, and Sigel, via Vienna, toward the Chain Bridge. These three latter corps will keep well closed up, and within easy supporting distance of each other. The cavalry under Gen. Buford will follow and cover the march of the three corps of Porter, Sumner, and Sigel; and Bayard the troops marching on the road south of it. Sumner will bring up the rear on the route he is ordered to pursue. Hook
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