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s being posted on the left flank, at right angles to it. The rest of the division remained in its former position, and Colonel Walker, of the Thirteenth Virginia regiment, was assigned to the command of Trimble's brigade. On the morning of the third, the division, with the rest of the troops, was moved to the. left, crossing the Loudon and Hampshire Railroad at a station above Vienna, and then passing through Dranesville in the direction of Leesburg, and encamped on a creek not far from Dran withdrawn to the road for bivouac. Captain Thurston, ordnance officer of my division, was here captured while carrying my orders, riding into the enemy's lines by mistake. Remaining in position at Ox Hill during the second, I marched, on the third, for Leesburg by the Dranesville road, crossing Goose Creek, and reaching that place on the evening of the fourth. On the morning of sixth September, I crossed my division into Maryland, now increased to six brigades, by the addition of Kemper's
Court-House. On the twenty-sixth August, we left Hanover Junction, and joined General Lee at Chantilly, on the second September, three days after the Yankees had been finally and decisively beaten in the second great battle of Manassas. On the fourth, Anderson's brigade was sent to fire on the Yankee trains at Berlin, and, with two brigades, we drove away the Yankee forces near the mouth of the Monocacy, and crossed the Potomac. That night and the next day were spent in destroying the lock aer. headquarters First North Carolina cavalry, August 9, 1862. Captain Barker, Assistant Adjutant-General First Brigade: Captain: I have the honor to report that the enemy advanced to the Gatewood field about nine o'clock P. M. on the fourth instant, and there halted during the night. A courier was despatched to Lieutenant-Colonel Young and to me at that time, saying that the enemy was coming up in large force — artillery, infantry, and cavalry. I immediately marched down with my regim
anal banks. The aqueduct could not be destroyed for want of powder and tools. The night of the fifth, my division followed General Jackson to within a few miles of Frederick. The General being dis the engagement at Ox Hill we marched through Leesburg, crossed the Potomac into Maryland on the fifth, and moved in the direction of Frederick, where we remained several days. Then recrossed the Poching through Dranesville and Leesburg, crossed the Potomac into Maryland at White's Ford on the fifth. They rested at Monocacy Junction, near Frederick City, until the tenth, when, in order to perf to ascertain his force again. Captain Siler's officers and men behaved very gallantly. On the fifth and sixth, thirty-three prisoners were captured by Captains Barringer's and Houston's squadrons.he following report as to the operations of the enemy in front of our lines on Tuesday last, fifth instant: At one o'clock A. M. I received a verbal message from Colonel Baker, through his courier
-General to General Lee: sir: In compliance with orders from department headquarters, received after six A. M., on sixth instant, to march, with my command, to the junction of the Charles City and Long Bridge roads, I moved with the brigades of Ct crossed into Maryland, camping some three or four miles from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and on the morning of the sixth, it marched to the railroad bridge over the Monocacy, at the junction of the railroad to Frederick city with the Baltimorere unable to make their way to him. One of my men came up to me late in the day, stating this fact. I also lost, on the sixth, one man prisoner from Captain Ruffin's company, and had one badly wounded from Captain Houston's company. I am, sir, ve hundred yards distant, moved off in the night, leaving a few pickets only, which could be seen next morning. On the sixth, I scouted on opposite side of the swamp some four or five miles, capturing eight prisoners. I have made diligent sear
he second of September, the command marched via Drainsville, Leesburg, and across the Potomac, at White's Ford, to Frederick City, Maryland, arriving there on the seventh. I moved from Frederick for Hagerstown on the tenth, and reached there, with part of my command, on the eleventh, sending six brigades, under Major-General Anderion was in reserve. As night came on, the troops bivouacked in the woods in advance of the junction, and in position elsewhere to meet any emergency. On the seventh instant, there was some delay, owing to a portion of Ripley's troops not being supplied with rations. The advance was, however, commenced by a brigade being thrown f. During that day I held the enemy in strict observance, but had no opportunity to strike at him. Our picket lines were established, and well maintained. On the seventh, I was ordered by General Lee to reconnoitre on the right flank of the enemy with my command. This was done as the infantry advanced in front. I proceeded throu
the seventh. I moved from Frederick for Hagerstown on the tenth, and reached there, with part of my command, on the eleventerry, my command left the vicinity of Frederick City on the tenth, and passing rapidly through Middletown, Boonsborough, and few stores and prisoners were taken in the city. On the tenth, my division constituted the rear guard, and had charge of Colonel B. H. Chilton, Adjutant-General: sir: On the tenth ultimo, in compliance with special order, No. 191, of Septembe Ferry, and capture of that place. On the morning of the tenth, the division, with the rest of the troops, moved from the hich I had been officially informed would take place on the tenth, would leave my small division in the immediate presence ofFederal force at that point. Early on the morning of the tenth, the aqueduct over the Monocacy was occupied by a large foring into camp near Frederick City. On the morning of the tenth, I marched through Boonsboroa, Funkstown, and Hagerstown, c
from Frederick for Hagerstown on the tenth, and reached there, with part of my command, on the eleventh, sending six brigades, under Major-General Anderson, to cooperate with Major-General McLaws in n, Boonsborough, and Williamsport, recrossed the Potomac into Virginia, at Light's Ford, on the eleventh. General Hill moved with his division on the turnpike, direct from Williamsport to Martinsburg.orces at Martinsburg, becoming advised of our approach, evacuated the place on the night of the eleventh, and retreated to Harper's Ferry. On the morning of the twelfth, our cavalry entered the tow and endeavor to capture the enemy at Harper's Ferry and vicinity. I reached the valley on the eleventh. Pleasant Valley runs north and south, and is bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge, on the ss at the Point of Rocks, which I effected during the night of the tenth and by daylight on the eleventh, but with much difficulty, owing to the destruction of the bridge over the canal and the steepn
e place on the night of the eleventh, and retreated to Harper's Ferry. On the morning of the twelfth, our cavalry entered the town, as, in the course of the day, did the main body of my command. sport, advanced upon Martinsburg, skirmishing with the enemy's pickets, entered the town on the twelfth, and caused General White, with some three thousand men, to fall back upon Harper's Ferry. A l using infantry alone, as the character of the country forbade the use of any other arm. On the twelfth, he proceeded to carry out the order. I then directed a brigade of General Anderson's divisioned. The brigades of Generals Kershaw and Barksdale had been engaged on Maryland Heights on the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth, and on the fifteenth had been marched from the heights to the lineoroa, Funkstown, and Hagerstown, camping near the latter place on the Williamsport road, on the twelfth. On the fourteenth, I marched, on the Frederick road, in the direction of that city, hearing
rge of the immense wagon train moving in the direction of Hagerstown. On the thirteenth, I was ordered by General Lee to dispose of my troops so as to prevent the esmmissary and quartermaster stores were taken at Martinsburg. Saturday, the thirteenth, arrived at Harper's Ferry, my division being in advance. On Sunday afternoss the valley from the right, commanding the road from Sandy Hook. On the thirteenth, General Kershaw, after a very sharp and spirited engagement, through the dene, General Walker, who had informed me of his arrival, after dark, on the thirteenth instant, had opened fire from Loudon Heights, and General Jackson's batteries werxt day toward Harper's Ferry, encamping at Hillsboroa. On the morning of the thirteenth, we reached the foot of the Blue Ridge, opposite the Loudon Heights, which I sburg, reached the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, from the Virginia side, on the thirteenth. Sunday, the fourteenth, the brigade moved down the Winchester Railroad, on t
f the pass, very early in the morning of the fourteenth, satisfied me that it could only be held by we encamped. Late in the afternoon of the fourteenth, (Sunday,) we were ordered to advance towardght bank of the Potomac. At daylight on the fourteenth, I sent Captain French, with two Parrott gunWilliamsport road, on the twelfth. On the fourteenth, I marched, on the Frederick road, in the dimped four miles from Harper's Ferry. On the fourteenth, orders were received to move the division nry, through Martinsburg. The evening of the fourteenth, we advanced down the Winchester and Harper'irginia side, on the thirteenth. Sunday, the fourteenth, the brigade moved down the Winchester Railring, had been detached at Hagerstown, on the fourteenth, by order of Brigadier-General D. R. Jones, ember, in Maryland. On the morning of the fourteenth, my brigade relieved Anderson's about a halfof them were captured on the mountain on the fourteenth. Captain Whiting and Lieutenant John Berney,[1 more...]
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