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Martinsburg (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11.83
t. Casualties in all the skirmishes light. August 22 March resumed at daylight for Charlestown. Meet General Early. Latter's troops encamped in front of Charlestown, ours back on the road we came, about two miles and a half from town. August 23 Without change. August 24 In the afternoon the enemy makes a slight demonstration with his cavalry on Early. August 25 Kershaw moves at daylight with Cuttshaw to relieve Rodes and Ramseur. Early's force moves to threaten Martinsburg, and Fitz. Lee (who has resumed command of all the cavalry) towards Williamsport. August 26 Enemy in position and quiet until afternoon about 5 o'clock, when he advances four or five regiments of infantry and one of cavalry to feel our lines. The picket line of the Fifteenth South Carolina regiment, Kershaw's brigade, breaks, and about a hundred men of it are captured. The enemy soon retires. During the night we hear from Early, who is at Leetown, and it is determined to move for
eld and Pickett extend to fill the old trenches as far as Dickerson's house. June 10th, 11th and 12th No change in our line. Affairs quiet. June 13th The enemy is discovered to have disappeared from our front. The troops are at once put in motion. Kershaw, Pickett and Field crossing the Chickahominy at McClellan's bridge — trains by New bridge. We march by Seven Pines and over to the Charles City road, move down that, turn off at Williams' and bivouac near the battlefield of Frazier's farm. A little skirmishing at Riddle's shop by A. P. Hill. June 14th Quiet. No enemy immediately in front. Supposed to have crossed the James. In the evening orders are received to take position on Three Mile creek. June 15th Gary reports the enemy advancing and passed Nance's shop. Movement suspended in consequence. June 16th Pickett and Field move at 3 and 5 A. M., cross James river at Drewry's Bluff, and move down the turnpike towards Petersburg to occupy the line
shelling and picket firing. July 23 Kershaw moves at 6.30 A. M. for Chaffin's Bluff. July 24, 25, 26 Affairs unchanged. July 27 At 1.30 o'clock P. M., we received orders to move our headquarters to the north side of James river. Heth's division moved over. We arrived at Chaffin's at 8.30 P. M. Before our arrival four guns of the Rockbridge artillery, on the left of Kershaw, had been captured by the enemy. July 28 In the morning we move with four brigades-Conner's, Lane'division of cavalry is also sent to the north side. July 30 In the morning the enemy is discovered to have abandoned the Long Bridge road and retired to the other side of the river, leaving a force at Deep Bottom on the right of our line. Heth's division is sent back to Rice's turnout. His trenches are occupied by Field. In the evening Kershaw recrosses to the south side by Chaffin's Bluff to halt for the night near the Clay house. July 31, August 1 and 2 Affairs unchanged. A
G. T. Anderson (search for this): chapter 11.83
ld does not get on the line until near morning. Until G. T. Anderson can be brought from the left of Hoke, Wofford occupieshaw in reserve. Wofford taken out of Field's line and G. T. Anderson is retained in reserve for Field. At 12 M. orders are Are passed without change or incident. July 17 General Anderson makes a personal reconnoissance for an assault. At ngust 4, 5 Quiet and without change. August 6 General Anderson visits Richmond to meet the President and General Lee Move from Richmond to Swift run. September 28 General Anderson receives orders to move to north side and assume commled in the ditch. General Lee arrives, and Bratton's and Anderson's brigades come over, making Field's full division. In t. After reconnoissance, Fort Harrison is attacked by Law, Anderson and Bratton, and Clingman and Colquitt. The attack is rencounters Kautz's cavalry in the exterior trenches. With Anderson's and Bratton's brigades and Gary and Law on the Charles
between them. Clingman's brigade gives way. Wofford's, on his left, being flanked, does the same. The Fifty-third Georgia, on Wofford's left, ditto. Kershaw brings up the Second and Third South support. Field sends Gregg's brigade to aid Wofford in retaking his position. The effort, howeveke's left nearly on Clingman's original line, Wofford bending back his right to connect with him. nderson can be brought from the left of Hoke, Wofford occupies that portion of the line near the Rifour brigades-Conner's, Lane's, Kershaw's and Wofford's — to dislodge the enemy from the Long BridgHill and cover the passage of the Shenandoah, Wofford's brigade of infantry and Wickham's of cavalrs done with the loss of but eight or ten men. Wofford, however, moves off to the right to attack thand driven back our own cavalry, pitches into Wofford and drives him back in confusion and with loshaving been exaggerated, it returns to camp. Wofford is posted near town on the Valley pike. Se[1 more...]
B. R. Johnson (search for this): chapter 11.83
h and 21st Affairs unchanged. June 22d A. P. Hill goes out with Mahone and Wilcox — B. R. Johnson supporting — and drives the enemy from our right. It is a handsome affair--two thousand prikirmishing. At night two of Kershaw's brigades — Humphreys' and Kershaw's — are relieved by B. R. Johnson. June 26 The enemy shows some disposition to dig up to us. Anderson's brigade of Fieldo on the line to the left of the Rives house, the disposition being thus: Hoke on extreme left; Johnson on his right, and Field on right of Johnson. The change takes place on the night of the 28th, Johnson. The change takes place on the night of the 28th, and Field does not get on the line until near morning. Until G. T. Anderson can be brought from the left of Hoke, Wofford occupies that portion of the line near the Rives house. Field's brigades armp, the enemy is found in position near the New Market road. Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson has a spirited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out o
gue with four regiments of Pickett's troops, pushes up towards Fort Harrison. September 30 During last night Hoke came over with Kirkland's, Clingman's and Colquitt's brigades and Scales'. After reconnoissance, Fort Harrison is attacked by Law, Anderson and Bratton, and Clingman and Colquitt. The attack is repulsed. OctoColquitt. The attack is repulsed. October 1 Dispositions made for taking up a new line. A movement of the enemy to our left up the Darbytown and Williamsburg roads is discovered. Field, with Law's brigade and Montague's four regiments, is hurried off. On arriving at the point we find Moore's and Barton's brigades of reserves in the fortifications and the artillerments were sent to him in the morning, two regiments of Bratton relieving them. At night Field has four brigades on left of Darbytown road and Bratton on the right of it, Hoke touching his right, and Colquitt's brigade of his division extending to New Market road. October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Are all without change of note.
egins early. Early renews his attack, but appears to cease in about two hours without gaining much. Meantime the enemy is heavily massed in front of Kershaw's salient. Anderson's, Law's and Gregg's brigades are there to support Kershaw. Assault after assault is made, and each time repulsed with severe loss to the enemy. At eight o'clock A. M. fourteen had been made and repulsed (this means, I suppose, fourteen lines advanced). Law wounded. At dark a final and furious assault is made on Martin, the right brigade of Hoke. Hunton also severely engaged. June 4th Heavy skirmishing. In the afternoon the enemy becomes unusually quiet, and from this some new movement is apprehended. June 5th Quiet, and affairs unchanged. June 6th Enemy retires from Ewell's and Field's front. Hoke removed from the command of General Anderson. Enemy's line bends back from Pickett's. June 7th Early engaged in finding the enemy. Pickett's skirmishers supporting and co-operating w
e. August 21 At daylight we move with Kershaw and Cuttshaw by the old Charlestown road for Charlestown. Lomax's cavalry moves from Bunker Hill in the same direction via Leetown; Early's infantry by Smithfield and Fitz. Lee's cavalry by Berryville. About six miles from Summit Point we encounter the advance of Wilson's division of cavalry and drive it before us, skirmishing as far as Summit Point, where we arrive at 3.30 P. M. and camped, picketing all the roads. Fitz. Lee encounters Torbert's division and drives him through Berryville, and encamps one mile north of the town, on the Berryville and Winchester pike. Early arrives within two miles and a half of Charlestown and halts for the night. Casualties in all the skirmishes light. August 22 March resumed at daylight for Charlestown. Meet General Early. Latter's troops encamped in front of Charlestown, ours back on the road we came, about two miles and a half from town. August 23 Without change. August 24
eft, being flanked, does the same. The Fifty-third Georgia, on Wofford's left, ditto. Kershaw brings up the Second and Third South Carolina regiments and regains Bryan's lost ground and captures prisoners and a stand of colors. Hunton is sent to Hoke's support. Field sends Gregg's brigade to aid Wofford in retaking his positionz. Lee. August 29 Early drives the enemy's cavalry through Smithfield. His troops afterwards return to camp. August 30 Without change. August 31 Bryan's brigade moves at daylight into Winchester to watch a probable movement of the enemy on Winchester from Berryville, where he seems to be in force. In the afternomeet a Yankee raiding party, Sixteenth New York cavalry, which is found to have passed down to Rapidan bridge and burnt it. We intercept the party on its return by Bryan's brigade near Poney mountain. September 20 Move at 12 M. for Rapidan station. September 21, 22 At Rapidan station awaiting the completion of the bridg
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