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Hagerstown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
men, had crossed the Potomac, passed through Hagerstown, and was marching up the Cumberland Valley. which I am satisfied has all passed through Hagerstown towards Chambersburg. My endeavors will be of June, pursuing the direct route by way of Hagerstown and Greencastle to Chambersburg, where it wahe latter at Shepardstown. Concentrating at Hagerstown, they marched on Chambersburg, where they arircle, he will find that Carlisle, York, and Hagerstown lie only a short distance outside of, and abed when the final advance had been ordered. Hagerstown, on the enemy's side of the mountains, and j way of Middletown and South Mountain toward Hagerstown should be drawn up, but not issued: July 5the principal force is between Fairfield and Hagerstown, but I apprehend they will be likely to let the Cumberland Valley between Fairfield and Hagerstown toward the Potomac. Let us now turn to thngstreet, in the advance, was about to enter Hagerstown followed by Ewell at Waynesboro. See Map [2 more...]
Taneytown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
wn on map. Walkersville and Woodsborough, to Taneytown. 4 A. M. The 2d Corps, by Johnsville, Libtsburg.1st Corps to Gettysburg. 2d Corps to Taneytown.11th Corps to Gettysburg. (or supporting dinover. General Meade's Headquarters were at Taneytown. The same night, the 30th of June, the Aressage had had time to reach Headquarters at Taneytown, and certainly before Hancock's 5.25 P. M. weade's order, started soon after 7 P. M. for Taneytown, and had marched in that direction beyond thf the commanding general, ridden direct from Taneytown. The sight which met his gaze upon his ar and everything being now quiet, started for Taneytown, to report to the commanding general. He arthe commanding general, was on the road from Taneytown to Gettysburg, in the rear of the Second Corosition, General Hancock, just returned from Taneytown, arrived on the field and resumed command ofaching. As soon as General Meade learned at Taneytown of the death of Reynolds, and that his corps[20 more...]
Cemetery Ridge (Oregon, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
h two brigades of his division, arrived at Cemetery Ridge about 6 P. M., and was massed to the rear e plain, and stretching away parallel with Cemetery Ridge, were the lines of the two brigades of cavmetery Hill, and along its continuation as Cemetery Ridge, and beyond, to where the land dips beforeal Meade to place the corps in position on Cemetery Ridge, which was pointed out, extending the linecond Corps and left of the Eleventh Corps. Cemetery Ridge runs for nearly half a mile about due sout since early in the morning been massed on Cemetery Ridge on the left of the Second Corps. About no the Emmettsburg Road on his front, and to Cemetery Ridge in his rear. The ground immediately beyoning its way unopposed to gain the crest of Cemetery Ridge. This is Wilcox's brigade of Anderson's drtillery had been placed in position along Cemetery Ridge. About one o'clock, just after General ry gun which could be brought to bear from Cemetery Ridge. This cannonade lasted almost two hours. [12 more...]
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
he Potomac, had passed up the Cumberland Valley, and had entered Pennsylvania. Before beginning this campaign the Army of Northern Virginiae order to march meant the fall of the capital of the great State of Pennsylvania. General D. N. Couch, a veteran of the Army of the Potoma. Under various calls of the President, and of the Governor of Pennsylvania, for troops for the pending emergency, he had been able to colle the left of the Confederate army on its march into Maryland and Pennsylvania, and had inflicted great damage along the Baltimore and Ohio Raiuld have contemplated nothing more definite than the invasion of Pennsylvania by such a march that, while his right flank was for a long time irst Brigade—the Fifth Ohio and the One Hundred and Fortyseventh Pennsylvania. Slocum, in person, did not arrive at Cemetery Hill until 6 Pne on to Round Top. In advance of these, McCandless's brigade of Pennsylvania reserves, of the Fifth Corps, and Nevin's brigade, of the Sixth
Johnsonville, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ds, 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 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, Liberty and Union, Or Uniontown. to Frizzleburg. 4 A. M. The 3d Corps, by Woodsborough and Middleburg (from Walkersville), to Taneytown. The 5th Corps will follow the 2d Corps, moving at 8 A. M., camping at Union. Or Uniontown. The 6th Corps, by roads to the right of the 5th and 2d Corps, to New Windsor. The Reserve Artillery will precede the 12th Corps, at 4 A. M., and camp between Middleburg and Taneytown. General Lockwood, General Lockwood and command had just ar
McAllister (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
urg. (or supporting distance). 5th Corps to Hanover.12th Corps to Two Taverns. Cavalry to froorder. The Telegraph Corps to work east from Hanover, repairing the line, and all commanders to woline in their vicinity between Gettysburg and Hanover. Staff-officers to report daily from each s off again, and going by a cross cut reached Hanover about 10 A. M., just as General Kilpatrick's out a mile beyond Littlestown, on the road to Hanover. General Sykes was at Union Mills. General right, at Two Taverns, the Twelfth Corps; at Hanover, the Fifth Corps; the Second Corps is on the ters. General Sykes has been ordered up from Hanover to Gettysburg, and General Slocum from Little the country in that direction. Gregg was at Hanover, with two brigades of cavalry, having sent thlpatrick, after his encounter with Stuart, at Hanover, had followed him as far as Berlin, but failithe exception of Huey's brigade, arrived from Hanover about noon, and was posted on the extreme rig[3 more...]
Uniontown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
o Taneytown. 4 A. M. The 2d Corps, by Johnsville, Liberty and Union, Or Uniontown. to Frizzleburg. 4 A. M. The 3d Corps, by Woodsborough and Middleburg (froth Corps will follow the 2d Corps, moving at 8 A. M., camping at Union. Or Uniontown. The 6th Corps, by roads to the right of the 5th and 2d Corps, to New Winits orders, did not start until eight o'clock, and was halted one mile beyond Uniontown, by two o'clock at night, having in the interval accomplished, with its entironsequence, the latter corps only reached Liberty instead of its destination, Uniontown. The march was disagreeable and fatiguing, owing to a drizzling rain and theand Emmettsburg. General Sickles was at Emmettsburg. General Hancock was at Uniontown. General Slocum was about a mile beyond Littlestown, on the road to Hanover. During the morning the Second Corps, under Hancock, had been marching from Uniontown, and about eleven o'clock halted outside of Taneytown and bivouacked. Hancoc
Hunterstown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ng covered the allotted distance, he halted for the night. On the morning of the next day, July 2, he continued on to Hunterstown, and was moving thence toward Gettysburg, to take position on the left of Lee's army, when he learned of the approach of a body of Federal cavalry moving on Hunterstown, and was directed by Stuart to return and meet it. It proved to be Kilpatrick's division of cavalry, which having, on the morning of July 2, returned from Abbottstown to the right flank of the army, had been again sent out in the direction of Hunterstown to endeavor to get in the rear of Lee's army and damage his trains. Custer's brigade, in the advance, came in contact with Hampton, and quite a sharp fight between the two followed, lasting w ordered during the night to return to Two Taverns, which place he reached at daylight of July 3, Hampton remaining at Hunterstown during the night. Toward the afternoon of July 2, Stuart, with Fitz Lee's and Chambliss's brigades, took position on
Tilton (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
and thus far held their ground. Anderson, on the Confederate side, has been brought up on Robertson's left; he again and again assaults De Trobriand, but is repulsed with severe loss, Anderson himself being desperately wounded. The arrival of Benning, however, has enabled Robertson's men to reform, and the whole line again advancing, Ward and De Trobriand are gradually forced back, some guns (three in number) of Smith's battery falling, as Hunt had predicted, into the hands of the enemy. Tilton's and Sweitzer's brigades, of Barnes's division of the Fifth Corps, have been 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 som
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 5
r if he turns towards Baltimore, to give him battle. I would say that I trust that every available man that can be spared will be sent to me, as, from all accounts, the enemy is in strong force. So soon as I can post myself up I will communicate more in detail. George G. Meade, Major General. The general then at once issued his order assuming the command of the army. Headquarters army of the Potomac, June 28, 1863. General orders, no. 67. By direction of the President of the United States, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac. As a soldier, in obeying this order—an order totally unexpected and unsolicited—I have no promises or pledges to make. The country looks to this army to relieve it from the devastation and disgrace of a foreign invasion. Whatever fatigues and sacrifices we may be called upon to undergo, let us have in view, constantly, the magnitude of the interests involved, and let each man determine to do his duty, leaving to an all-controlli
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