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Lewistown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
army of the Potomac, Frederick, Md., June 28, 1863. Orders: The army will march to-morrow as follows: 4 A. M. The 1st Corps, Major General Reynolds, by Lewistown and Mechanicstown to Emmettsburg, keeping the left of the road from Frederick to Lewistown, between J. P. Cramer's Not shown on map. and where the road branchLewistown, between J. P. Cramer's Not shown on map. and where the road branches to Utica and Cregerstown, to enable the 11th Corps to march parallel to it. 4 A. M. The 11th Corps, Major General Howard, by Utica and Cregerstown to Emmettsburg. 4 A. M. The 12th Corps, by Ceresville, Ceresville not shown on map. Walkersville and Woodsborough, to Taneytown. 4 A. M. The 2d Corps, by Johnsville, Libesued: July 5, 1863. Circular. The following movements of troops are ordered:— The 1st, 6th, and 3d Corps by Emmettsburg direct road to Mechanicstown, Lewistown, Hamburgh, to Middletown. The 5th and 11th Corps by the left hand Taneytown road through Emmettsburg, Cregerstown, Utica, High Knob Pass, to Middletown. Th
Mechanicstown (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
e. Whether the holding of the Cashtown Gap is to prevent our entrance, or is their advance against us, remains to be seen. * * * With Buford at Gettysburg and Mechanicstown, and a regiment in front of Emmettsburg, you ought to be advised in time of their approach. In case of an advance in force, either against you, or Howard at Elong on its ever-memorable forced march to reach their comrades in battle. Merritt's cavalry brigade, of Buford's division, was still in the neighborhood of Mechanicstown, scouting the country in that direction. Gregg was at Hanover, with two brigades of cavalry, having sent the Third Brigade (Huey's) back to Westminster, to asp, but not issued: July 5, 1863. Circular. The following movements of troops are ordered:— The 1st, 6th, and 3d Corps by Emmettsburg direct road to Mechanicstown, Lewistown, Hamburgh, to Middletown. The 5th and 11th Corps by the left hand Taneytown road through Emmettsburg, Cregerstown, Utica, High Knob Pass, to Midd
Cumberland Valley (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
, Asst. Adjt. Genl. Immediately upon the issue of this order, General Meade sent at 2 P. M. the following report to General Halleck, at Washington: Yesterday I sent General Sedgwick with the 6th Corps in pursuit of the enemy towards Fairfield and a brigade of cavalry towards Cashtown. General Sedgwick's report indicating a large force of the enemy in the mountains, I deemed it prudent to suspend the movement to Middletown until I could be certain the enemy were evacuating Cumberland Valley. I find great difficulty in getting reliable information, but from all I can learn I have reason to believe the enemy is retiring, very much crippled and hampered with his trains. Gen. Sedgwick reported that the Gap at Fairfield was very formidable and would enable a small force to hold my column in check for a long time. I have accordingly resumed the movement to Middletown, and I expect by to-morrow night to assemble the army in that vicinity. Supplies will be then forwarded, and
Mummasburg (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
Division of General Ewell's corps (Early's) crossed the Potomac at Shepardstown on the 22d, marched along the western base of South Mountain, and reached Greenwood on the 24th. Resuming his march on the 26th, and proceeding by way of Cashtown, Mummasburg, and Berlin, General Early reached York on the 28th. General Early encamped on the 27th at Berlin. At Cashtown he had detached one of his brigades (Gordon's), with White's battalion of cavalry, to march by way of Gettysburg, which force pass, was forced to fall back to the next ridge, about two hundred yards to the rear. Devins's brigade was brought up and deployed on Gamble's right, his line extending across the Mummasburg Road, Mummasburg Road, not shown on map, extends from Mummasburg to Gettysburg. with a line of pickets well out to the right and rear, across the Carlisle Road Carlisle Road, not shown on map, enters Gettysburg from the north. to Rock Creek, Rock Creek, name not shown on map, flows south, three-quarter
Dover, Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
rg. General Ewell, with Rodes's division, was at Heidlersburg. General Early's division was within three miles of Heidlersburg. General Johnson, with his division, was at Scotland. Jenkins's brigade of cavalry was with General Johnson, convoying General Ewell's trains. Colonel White's battalion was on General Early's left, on the direct road from York to Gettysburg. General Stuart, with the main body of the cavalry, was, as we have seen, making the best of his way between Jefferson and Dover, searching for some portion of the main body of the army. General Lee's Headquarters had been just outside of Chambersburg since the 25th. On the morning of the 30th he rode to Greenwood, where he passed the night. When Lee started from Fredericksburg he could have contemplated nothing more definite than the invasion of Pennsylvania by such a march that, while his right flank was for a long time protected by the Blue Ridge and his base of supplies well established at the most salient be
Peach Orchard (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
een placed by Sykes in support of Birney's line. These brigades have advanced across the Wheat Field and relieved Birney's troops. On the Confederate side McLaws's division has, in its turn, taken up the attack. Kershaw's brigade has moved out, followed by Semmes, exposed to the heavy fire of McGilvery's guns. He has directed his column to the heights held by Tilton and Sweitzer, although he has had to detach some of his regiments to attend to the Federal batteries posted along the Peach Orchard road. Barksdale has made a determined assault on Graham, at the angle at the Peach Orchard. The contest has been fierce and stubborn all along the line, but the angle has been broken in, Graham's brigade routed, Graham himself being wounded and a prisoner, the enemy is advancing, and the Third Corps, notwithstanding its heroic fight and stubborn resistance, is being swept from the field. The batteries on the Peach Orchard crest are, now that the angle is broken in, taken in flank and
Chambersburg, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
oncentrating at Hagerstown, they marched on Chambersburg, where they arrived on the 27th and encampe He left his Third Division (Pickett's) at Chambersburg, guarding the trains, to await the arrival reenwood; his Third Division (Pickett's) at Chambersburg. General Ewell, with Rodes's division, wasounting from west to east; or anywhere from Chambersburg and Heidlersburg to Emmettsburg and Pipe Croubtedly occupy the Cumberland Valley, from Chambersburg, in force; whether the holding of Cashtown situated somewhere on a line drawn between Chambersburg and York, through Heidlersburg, and to the circle toward the centre, Gettysburg. From Chambersburg, a point on the circumference itself, and t's main direction in the final advance from Chambersburg to Gettysburg, and the line from Manchestertt's division of this corps had remained at Chambersburg, guarding the rear. General Lee was encampden's brigade of cavalry was advancing from Chambersburg to Gettysburg. Thus by the night of July 2[16 more...]
Hood's Mill (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
time at which, as will be perceived by the preceding narrative, General Meade was first apprised of the presence of the enemy's cavalry. The raid upon Rockville occupied the cavalry a good part of the day. When finished, it pushed forward and reached Brookville at night, when, finding that the number of prisoners was embarrassing, they were paroled, and it kept on, marching all night, passing through Cooksville on the morning of the 29th, and striking the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Hood's Mill. Here the cavalry tore up the track for miles, destroyed the bridge at Sykesville, and cut the telegraph wires, thus severing all communication between the Army of the Potomac and Washington and Baltimore. Hence it marched direct on Westminster, reaching that place at 5 P. M. on June 29, where it had a smart skirmish with a portion of the Fifth Delaware Cavalry, which had been sent out from Baltimore. It soon disposed of this force, though with the loss of two officers and several men.
Hamburg (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ad which the enemy himself had taken. In order to be fully prepared to move as soon as he could determine that the enemy were in full retreat for the Potomac, he directed that the following order for the movement of the various corps by way of Middletown and South Mountain toward Hagerstown should be drawn up, but not issued: July 5, 1863. Circular. The following movements of troops are ordered:— The 1st, 6th, and 3d Corps by Emmettsburg direct road to Mechanicstown, Lewistown, Hamburgh, to Middletown. The 5th and 11th Corps by the left hand Taneytown road through Emmettsburg, Cregerstown, Utica, High Knob Pass, to Middletown. The 12th and 2d Corps via Taneytown, Middleburg, and Woodsborough, through Frederick, to Middletown. The trains will move with their corps, those at Westminster crossing to Middletown via Frederick. The Artillery Reserve follow via Taneytown and Middleburg. Headquarters will be at Cregerstown to-night. The army will assemble at Middletown
Rocky Hook (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
t corps, and their relative positions, and of the position and movements of the enemy; and when, on the following day, the army moved forward, the enthusiasm and determination evinced on all sides was a favorable omen of success. The Army of the Potomac consisted at this time of seven corps of infantry, one of cavalry, and the Artillery Reserve. See Map No. 1, position June 28. The First Corps, commanded by Major-General John F. Reynolds, numbered 10,022 men; its position was at Middletown, Maryland. The Second Corps, commanded by Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock, numbered 12,996 men; it was on the march from Sugar Loaf Mountain, Maryland, under orders from General Hooker, to encamp at Frederick City. By orders of General Meade it was halted near Monocacy Junction, and encamped there during the night. The Third Corps, commanded by Major-General Daniel E. Sickles, General Sickles resumed the command of the Third Corps, relieving General Birney, on the morning of the 28th
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