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Rockville, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
wed us out, leaving matters at Harper's Ferry precisely as they were. On Sept. 5 the 2d and 12th corps were moved to Rockville, and Couch's division (the only one of the 4th corps that had been brought from the Peninsula) to Offutt's cross-roads.sburg; the 6th corps and Sykes's division of the 5th corps to Tennallytown. On the 7th the 6th corps was advanced to Rockville, to which place my headquarters were moved on the same day. All the necessary arrangements for the defence of the ci troops advanced by three main roads that near the Potomac by Offutt's cross-roads and the mouth of the Seneca, that by Rockville to Frederick, and that by Brookeville and Urbana to New Market. We were then in condition to act according to the deve moved to Buckeystown via Darnestown, Dawsonville, and Barnesville, covering the road from the mouth of the Monocacy to Rockville, and being in a position to connect with and support the centre, should it have been necessary (as was supposed) to for
Yorktown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
rate fighting and severe marches in the unhealthy regions of the Chickahominy and afterwards during the second Bull Run campaign. Its trains, administration services, and supplies were disorganized or lacking, in consequence of the rapidity and manner of its removal from the Peninsula, as well as from the nature of its operations during the second Bull Run campaign. In the departure from the Peninsula, trains, supplies, cavalry, and artillery were often necessarily left at Fort Monroe and Yorktown for lack of vessels, as the important point was to move the infantry divisions as rapidly as possible to the support of Gen. Pope. The divisions of the Army of Virginia were also exhausted and weakened, and their trains and supplies disorganized and deficient by the movements in which they had been engaged. Had Gen. Lee remained in front of Washington it would have been the part of wisdom to hold our own army quiet until its pressing wants were fully supplied, its organization restored,
Chambersburg, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
n the river road or by crossing the Potomac at any of the forks from Coon's Ferry upward, there were enough troops on the river road to hold him in check until the rest of the army could move over to support them; if Lee took up a position behind the Seneca near Frederick, the whole army could be rapidly concentrated in that direction to attack him in force; if he moved upon Baltimore the entire army could rapidly be thrown in his rear and his retreat cut off; if he moved by Gettysburg or Chambersburg upon York or Carlisle we were equally in position to throw ourselves in his rear. The first thing was to gain accurate information as to Lee's movements, and meanwhile to push the work of supply and reorganization as rapidly as possible. Gen. Lee and I knew each other well in the days before the war. We had served together in Mexico and commanded against each other in the Peninsula. I had the highest respect for his ability as a commander, and knew that he was not a general to be t
Rohrersville (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
. Anderson, was to move by Boonsborbugh and Rohrersville to carry the Maryland Heights. The signal efferson and Burkittsville upon the road to Rohrersville. I have reliable information that the mounit as soon as practicable, and debouch upon Rohrersville in order to cut off the retreat of or destrm passing the ford, you will then return by Rohrersville on the direct road to Boonsborough, if the ack. If it has succeeded, take the road to Rohrersville, to Sharpsburg and Williamsport, in order e you occupy with your command the road from Rohrersville to Harper's Ferry, placing a sufficient force at Rohrersville to hold that position in case it should be attacked by the enemy from Boonsborouguntain in Pleasant Valley, three miles from Rohrersville, Sept. 15, 8.50 A. M. general: My commanered one of his brigades and one battery to Rohrersville, or to the strongest point in its vicinity.rigade in sight. As soon as I am sure that Rohrersville is occupied I shall move forward to attack
Tunstall (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
y under the new condition of things had been made, and Gen. Banks was left in command, having received his instructions from me. As the time had now arrived for the army to advance, and I had received no orders to take command of it, but had been expressly told that the assignment of a commander had not been decided, I determined to solve the question for myself, and when I moved out from Washington with my staff and personal escort I left my card, with P. P. C. written upon it, at the White House, War Office, and Secretary Seward's house, and went on my way. I was afterwards accused of assuming command without authority, for nefarious purposes, and, in fact, fought the battles of South Mountain and Antietam with a halter around my neck; for if the Army of the Potomac had been defeated and I had survived I would, no doubt, have been tried for assuming authority without orders, and, in the state of feeling which so unjustly condemned the innocent and most meritorious Gen. F. J. P
Sharpsburg (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
he following from him: Yours of seven A. M. is this moment received. As you give me no information in regard to the position of your forces, except that at Sharpsburg, of course I cannot advise. I think, however, you will find that the whole force of the enemy in your front has crossed the river. I fear now more than ever t by Rohrersville on the direct road to Boonsborough, if the main column has not succeeded in its attack. If it has succeeded, take the road to Rohrersville, to Sharpsburg and Williamsport, in order either to cut off the retreat of Hill and Longstreet towards the Potomac, or prevent the repassage of Jackson. My general idea is tontends to attack to-morrow — and join the main body of the army at that place. Should you find, however, that the enemy has retreated from Boonsborough towards Sharpsburg, you will endeavor to fall upon him and cut off his retreat. By command of Maj.-Gen. McClellan. Geo. D. Ruggles, Col. and A. B. C. Gen. Franklin. On the
Middletown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
ef. The left was therefore ordered to move through Crampton's Pass in front of Burkittsville, while the centre and right marched upon Turner's Pass in front of Middletown. It may be asked, by those who are not acquainted with the topography of the country in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, why Franklin, instead of marching histched three copies by three different couriers on different routes. I did not, however, learn that any of these men succeeded in reaching Harper's Ferry: Middletown, Sept. 14, 1862. colonel: The army is being rapidly concentrated here. We are now attacking the pass on the Hagerstown road over the Blue Ridge. A column iavalry to bring up stragglers, etc. We have cleared out all the cavalry this side of the mountains and north of us. The last I heard from Pleasonton he occupied Middletown, after several sharp skirmishes. A division of Burnside's command started several hours ago to support him. The whole of Burnside's command, including Hooker's
Tennallytown (United States) (search for this): chapter 33
rged the sphere of operations; for, in case of a crossing in force, an active campaign would be necessary to cover Baltimore, prevent the invasion of Pennsylvania, and clear Maryland. I therefore, on the 3d, ordered the 2d and 12th corps to Tennallytown, and the 9th corps to a point on the Seventh street road near Washington, and sent such cavalry as was available to the fords near Poolesville, to watch and impede the enemy in any attempt to cross in that vicinity. As soon as this was donekville, and Couch's division (the only one of the 4th corps that had been brought from the Peninsula) to Offutt's cross-roads. On the 6th the 1st and 9th corps were ordered to Leesburg; the 6th corps and Sykes's division of the 5th corps to Tennallytown. On the 7th the 6th corps was advanced to Rockville, to which place my headquarters were moved on the same day. All the necessary arrangements for the defence of the city under the new condition of things had been made, and Gen. Banks wa
Williamsport (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
12th I received the following telegram from his Excellency the President: Governor Curtin telegraphs me: I have advices that Jackson is crossing the Potomac at Williamsport, and probably the whole rebel army will be drawn from Maryland. The President adds: Receiving nothing from Harper's Ferry or Martinsburg to-day, and positiveI was approaching was cut off. Up to that time, however, Col. Miles could, in my opinion, have marched his command into Pennsylvania by crossing the Potomac at Williamsport or above; and this opinion was confirmed by the fact that Col. Davis marched the cavalry part of Col. Miles's command from Harper's Ferry on the 14th, taking t on the direct road to Boonsborough, if the main column has not succeeded in its attack. If it has succeeded, take the road to Rohrersville, to Sharpsburg and Williamsport, in order either to cut off the retreat of Hill and Longstreet towards the Potomac, or prevent the repassage of Jackson. My general idea is to cut the enemy i
Frederick, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 33
ee took up a position behind the Seneca near Frederick, the whole army could be rapidly concentrate the command of Maj.-Gen. Burnside, moved on Frederick; the 1st corps via Brookeville, Cooksville, , under the command of Gen. Sumner, moved on Frederick; the former via Clarksburg and Urbana, the 1right wing and covering the direct road from Frederick to Washington. The 6th corps, under the com that Gen. Lee's army was in the vicinity of Frederick, but whether his intention was to move toward towards Hagerstown, to press on rapidly to Frederick, keeping his troops constantly ready to meetthe 12th a portion of the right wing entered Frederick, after a brisk skirmish at the outskirts of of the right wing and centre passed through Frederick. In the report of a military commission, ng: headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Frederick, Sept. 14, 1862, 2 P. M. Your despatch ofe centre and right wing, which had united at Frederick on the 13th, were engaged in the contest for[1 more...]
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