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Yorktown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
er, forming a strait commanded by the guns of Yorktown, and batteries erected opposite, at Gloucesteposition, sent him a formal order to evacuate Yorktown and to abandon the entire peninsula. But Magr line. A general cannonade was opened, from Yorktown to Lee's Mills, so as not to draw the enemy'seans of a regular siege. The surroundings of Yorktown alone afforded means of approach well adaptedemployed the Confederate prisoners in ridding Yorktown of these dangerous snares. When the Federawhole column. Longstreet, after evacuating Yorktown during the night of the 3d-4th of May, proceecounted for. Two days after the evacuation of Yorktown, on the evening of the battle of Williamsburginia, as York River had been by the cannon of Yorktown, was opened by the destruction of that ship, ot the man to neglect such an opportunity. Yorktown had just been evacuated. All the Confederateirty-eight. The garrisons of Fort Monroe and Yorktown should be deducted from the first figure. Su[36 more...]
New Cold Harbor (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
to Mechanicsville by way of the houses of New Cold Harbor and Doctor Gaines'; a third, passing by Mght angles and facing north, followed the New Cold Harbor road, resting upon the woods; thence it sd is only the extremity, and resting upon New Cold Harbor. The position of the last was a difficulattack had been directed upon the wood of New Cold Harbor, between that place on the left and a poiuctions, Hill returned to the charge near New Cold Harbor, and Longstreet, who had deployed on his equal violence along the whole line from New Cold Harbor to the Chickahominy. The brigades and re, who was posted between McGee's farm and New Cold Harbor, had seen all his efforts fail before thead been thrown by the loss of the wood at New Cold Harbor, to take possession of it; but every time bravely kept up the fight in the wood of New Cold Harbor when all was giving way around them, find, who has taken possession of the wood of New Cold Harbor, Sykes falls back, defending the ground f[3 more...]
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
in the valley of Virginia. After having carried trouble into the councils of the enemy, after having thrown the latter on the wrong scent, and drawn a portion of the forces destined for the reduction of Richmond into the mountains, he had to effect his escape and double in his tracks, in order to go to the rescue of those who were making a stand against the large Federal army. No precaution was neglected to secure the success of this plan. Jackson, who had at first thought of invading Pennsylvania, eagerly accepted the new part assigned to him by Lee, the importance of which he understood. The battle of Port Republic had terminated the campaign in the valley of Virginia on the 9th of June, and arrested the pursuit of the Federals. Jackson gave some rest to his troops at Weyer's Cave, not far from the field of battle, and made ostensible preparations to undertake a new offensive movement on the same ground. On the 11th, Whiting's division, nearly ten thousand strong, was detach
Roanoke Island (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ting another plan, which, although apparently more hazardous, promised, nevertheless, to be surer and more decisive. As we have said before, the Confederates had only deferred the evacuation of Yorktown in order to secure that of Norfolk. General Huger, who occupied that place with his division, had succeeded, like Magruder, in deceiving his adversaries in regard to his numerical weakness, and the Federal authorities had not dared to send Burnside's corps, then stationed at Roanoke Island, in North Carolina, against him. There is no doubt but that these troops would only have had to make a simple demonstration, without even going entirely through so difficult a country, to precipitate the evacuation of Norfolk, and thus deprive the Confederates of all the materiel which they had not yet been able to transfer to Richmond. As soon as Huger was informed of Johnston's retreat, he sent away all his troops, remaining almost alone in Norfolk, ready to destroy the docks, the workshops, t
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
he beginning of the war. Early's brigade, which, while charging Hancock's troops, cried out to them ironically, Bull Run, learnt to its own cost that it had committed an anachronism. Differing widely from the encounter of which the Manassas plateau had been the scene the preceding year, this bloody and undecided battle, continued during an entire day on a narrow space of ground, marks, in fact, the real commencement of the long struggle between the two large armies of the Potomac and Northern Virginia, which, after unheard — of sacrifices on both sides, terminated in the annihilation of the latter at the end of three years. The town of Williamsburg was full of Confederate wounded. The spacious halls of the college, which had been converted into a hospital, presented a painful sight to the uninitiated. But the most cruel sufferings were reserved for those soldiers of both parties who had fallen in the midst of the abatis. Hidden under the branches of the felled trees, they esca
Gloucester Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ser, forming a strait commanded by the guns of Yorktown, and batteries erected opposite, at Gloucester Point. Hence the importance which has always attached to the little place of Yorktown, around whontrol of James River, thanks to the Virginia, and of York River, owing to the batteries of Gloucester Point, they could not be turned by the Federal navy. The two rivers supplied them with provision of which crossed their fire with that of a large redoubt occupying the sandy promontory of Gloucester Point. The bastioned fortifications of Yorktown completely enclosed that small town. The lineven thousand soldiers to occupy about twenty kilometres. He had placed six thousand men at Gloucester Point and at Yorktown, and in a small work situated on the James, so that he had only five thousaejoined McClellan on the 22d of April. It had at first been intended for the investment of Gloucester Point, but instead of attempting a sudden assault in that direction, McClellan had preferred to l
Tunstall (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
nd resumed his march on the Richmond road, having lost but one man killed and one caisson stuck in the mud, during this adventurous expedition. The whole Federal cavalry had been started in pursuit of Stuart. As soon as he was known to be at Tunstall, McClellan had divined his purpose, and, as we have said before, despatched Averill with one brigade to intercept him at Jones' Bridge. But his orders, tardily transmitted, only reached the rest of his cavalry two hours after the passage of theg his lines to defend his communications with the White House, the Federal commander had concentrated his entire force in the neighborhood of the Chickahominy. It was necessary, therefore, that Jackson, who was proceeding toward the left of Tunstall station, should return to the right to attack the flank of the Federals in the positions they had selected, and cut them off entirely from York River, which was the object of all the manoeuvres executed during these three days. Cold Harbor was indic
Oak Grove (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
sburg to Richmond, beyond the positions occupied by Casey on the morning of the 31st of May. Hooker had just dislodged the Confederates from a small wood called Oak Grove, lying across the road, after a desperate engagement, when an order, wrongly construed, rendered it necessary for him to fall back. This error, however, was sootion of the battle, pushing forward the divisions of Kearny and Couch, with a portion of those of Casey and Richardson. Hooker, being thus sustained, re-entered Oak Grove and planted himself firmly in it; he extended his lines as far as the extreme edge of this wood, whence he commanded an immense open space, in which were seen some small works, with a few abandoned tents. This battle, known by the name of Oak Grove, cost the Federals fifty-one killed, four hundred and one wounded and sixty-four prisoners. They were not more than about four miles from Richmond, and yet the enemy, hitherto so stubborn, had exhibited too great a want of persistency in th
Hanover Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
all direction, surrendered without a struggle. After a slight skirmish, Martindale had also accomplished his task, and was on his way back to rejoin his chief at Hanover, when he suddenly fell in with the remainder of Branch's troops debouching by the same road which the Federals had followed in the morning. The Confederate chief to collect all his forces, had been turned by the Federal detachment, which had passed on his right, and had thus been driven upon the banks of the Pamunky, near Hanover. In order to extricate himself from this difficult position, he described a large arc around the Federals, which would have brought him back to the Richmond and h Martindale's small brigade. The latter fought the superior forces of the enemy with great spirit, until Porter, informed by the noise of cannon, came back from Hanover with the remainder of his division, and attacking the Confederates both in front on the road, and by the flank through the woods, drove them in disorder toward th
Strasburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
en Mountains, extending from Harrisonburg to Strasburg. East of these mountains flows the South Foger valley than that of South Fork as far as Strasburg, turns abruptly to the right. A little beloer valley of North Fork from Harrisonburg to Strasburg, through Woodstock, and thence down to Winch road, and, ascending the North Fork through Strasburg as far as Woodstock, terminates abruptly at ich could be entrusted to a small force; for Strasburg was approachable on every side, and Front Rons of the enemy in check, and Banks occupied Strasburg with the five thousand men composing his smad men. Instead of bearing down directly upon Strasburg by the main road and the broad valley of Norhe two roads converging upon Winchester from Strasburg and Front Royal form two sides of an equilatsed its failure by allowing Jackson to reach Strasburg before him by a forced march; finding himselmont, encamped on the neighboring heights of Strasburg, waited, without stirring, for Jackson to at[12 more...]
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