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Chickasaw Bayou (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
that, mixing up, like the latter—most unfortunately for the army— civil affairs with military matters, he had deprived McClellan of his command. We have seen that the emancipation announced on the 22d of September was proclaimed on the 1st of January, 1863. The leaders of the Democratic party found themselves, in the mean while, in the situation, painful for sincere patriots, of all oppositions which lay aside their arms in times of war. The disaster of Fredericksburg, the check of Chickasaw Bayou, the inaction of Rosecrans after Murfreesborough, were so many political victories for their cause. The vote of three Northeastern States—where the Republicans, hitherto all-powerful, had considerable trouble in electing their candidates—showed in the months of March and April what progress the Democratic party had made. Shortly afterward the arrest and banishment of Mr. Vallandigham caused a greater excitement throughout the country, inasmuch as these acts of summary justice were co
Cross Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ed no alarm to the Federals, who for many months past had been in the habit of coming in contact with them. Accustomed to marching, not burdened with heavy loads—for they carried only a blanket, some cartridges, and a little bread—sleeping in the open air, relying upon the resources of the country for food, Ewell's soldiers advanced rapidly toward the Valley of Virginia. His three divisions and twenty batteries, which had left Culpeper on the 10th, passed through Sperryville, Gaines' Cross-roads, and Flint Hill, crossing the Blue Ridge at Chester Gap, and, pushing beyond Front Royal, reached the banks of the Shenandoah at Cedarville on the evening of the 12th. Ewell immediately made all necessary arrangements for reaping the greatest possible benefit from the ignorance which his adversaries were still laboring under in regard to his movements. Although he had already marched fifty miles since the day previous, Rodes led his division as far as Stone Ridge, five miles farther on
Oak Shade (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
y surrounding it. Jones' brigade, composed of Virginia partisans recently attached to Stuart's corps, watched the fords of the Rappahannock, while Fitzhugh Lee's brigade, commanded by Colonel Munford, its chief being sick, had gone to encamp at Oak Shade on the other side of Hazel River, along the road which all the cavalry had to follow. The other three brigades, under the respective commands of Generals Robertson, Hampton, and W. H. F. Lee, as well as the mounted artillery, were assembled at of the passage of Beverly Ford by the enemy, the commander of the Confederate cavalry had hastened with most of the forces at his disposal, W. H. F. Lee's and Hampton's brigades: Fitzhugh Lee's brigade, under Munford, was hastily recalled from Oak Shade, while Robertson remained watching Brandy Station. The forces so promptly gathered before Buford enabled Stuart to resume the offensive at once. It was about ten o'clock in the morning. But the Federals, strongly posted along the edge of the
Taneytown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
lished itself, with general headquarters, at Taneytown; the former, leaving this point in the afterafternoon when Meade, at his Headquarters in Taneytown, was successively informed of the battles foek. In the event of Reynolds coming back to Taneytown with the three corps under his command, whicgeneral plan, had led the Twelfth corps from Taneytown to Two Taverns since morning. He had hardlylly, at seven o'clock he started himself for Taneytown in order to give him a verbal account of theysburg, had passed to the second line on the Taneytown road. Merritt, with the regular cavalry bri The reserve artillery, which had halted at Taneytown on the morning of the 1st of July, had been ss Plum Run, and finally to connect with the Taneytown road north of the Little Round Top; the roadal cultivation, stretching out as far as the Taneytown road, completely enveloping this rocky sectiir object being to turn his position between Taneytown and Gettysburg; for he cannot otherwise acco[16 more...]
Jackson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
a had been partitioned between Longstreet and Jackson, to whom Lee allowed great freedom of action squadron. A Virginian by birth, like Lee and Jackson, he possessed on that soil, so fruitful in vaoah might be the scene of an expedition after Jackson's fashion. We have stated that he had notifiny distance along the road which had once led Jackson's soldiers to victory. Surrounded by a netwotheir manoeuvres, Ewell won the confidence of Jackson's old soldiers. No one, however, at the Nobeen said, and very justly, we think, that if Jackson had been alive and in command of his army corops to take part in it. Accustomed to find in Jackson a lieutenant to whom it was not necessary to ction which two months previously had secured Jackson's success. In fact, having at that time onlys numerous as the combatants themselves. But Jackson's soldiers, accustomed never to back out, are and are satisfied that a new manoeuvre after Jackson's fashion will take them to Baltimore. But J[5 more...]
Rectortown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
tuart, after receiving some detailed information from Mosby regarding the positions which the Federals had occupied the day before, and believing them still far distant from the Bull Run Mountains, left his bivouacs along the Manassas Railroad to occupy the passes of these mountains. Chambliss, following the road which crosses Thoroughfare Gap, was ordered to post himself at Salem in order to watch this defile; Munford to pass through Middleburg and occupy Aldie; and Robertson to stop at Rectortown, so as to be able to support either of them. Men and horses were alike worn out, and the generals, believing themselves to be far away from the enemy, abated somewhat of that vigilance for which they were ordinarily noted. Munford, who alone had a long road to travel, halted his column at Dover, and only sent a few squadrons to occupy the village of Aldie. Stuart had remained with his staff at Middleburg, where old friends and new admirers vied with each other in entertaining the young
Fountain Dale (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
n, made a bold dash along the western slope of South Mountain in order to ascertain if the enemy had lingered on the borders of the Antietam on the left flank of the Army of the Potomac. Leaving Middletown With Gamble's and Devin's brigades.—Ed. at daybreak on the 29th, and descending toward Boonesboroa, he followed the range of the mountains in a northerly direction as far as Waynesboroa, and, crossing them again at the Monterey defile without having encountered the enemy, halted at Fountain Dale, situated halfway. It was scarcely dark when this vigilant chief perceived in the distance, along the Fairfield road, the bivouac-fires of a hostile body of troops, probably Davis' brigade of Heth's division. Before daylight on the 30th he bore down upon Fairfield for the purpose of attacking it, but after a few shots he became convinced that he could not accomplish his object without artillery; and while the enemy was falling back toward the north, Buford, not daring to engage in an a
Alleghany Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 4
masking the movements of the infantry was sufficient occupation for him, preventing a thought of undertaking a raid on his own account. Longstreet remained at Culpeper with his corps, to form the centre of the long column which was to extend from Fredericksburg to within sight of the Maryland mountains; and on the morning of the 10th, Ewell resumed his line of march. Two brigades of cavalry were ordered to clear his way. Imboden's brigade, which was already among the upper valleys of the Alleghanies above Romney, was instructed to cover his left and destroy the track of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, in order to prevent Milroy from receiving reinforcements from the West. Jenkins' brigade preceded the infantry into the valley of the Shenandoah, which it had left only a few days before. These two brigades, which had but recently been really attached to the Army of Northern Virginia, Jones' brigade is reported as attached in the returns of this army for the month of May. Imbod
Murfreesboro (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
y efforts of the free States, they had held their numerous soldiers in check everywhere. The year 1862 was brought to a close in the West by Sherman's disaster before Vicksburg and Grant's retreat; in the centre, by the indecisive battle of Murfreesborough; and in the East, by Burnside's disaster in front of Fredericksburg. The Confederates, forming one compact state notwithstanding the extent of their territory, remained masters of Richmond and the Mississippi; they had not, therefore, been found themselves, in the mean while, in the situation, painful for sincere patriots, of all oppositions which lay aside their arms in times of war. The disaster of Fredericksburg, the check of Chickasaw Bayou, the inaction of Rosecrans after Murfreesborough, were so many political victories for their cause. The vote of three Northeastern States—where the Republicans, hitherto all-powerful, had considerable trouble in electing their candidates—showed in the months of March and April what progre
Little's Run (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ows a ridge but slightly elevated and running parallel with Cress' Run. The plain which stretches out, a little more than half a mile in width, between these elevations, cultivated and intersected by some fences, is watered by a small stream, Little's Run, the source of which is found in the Rummel farmyard at the foot of Cress' Ridge, four hundred yards south-west of the cross-road connecting the Dutch road with the York turnpike. This cross-road passes through two small pieces of wood situavre he has undertaken. The combat, brought on in spite of him, is of too serious a character not to engage thenceforth his whole attention. Indeed, the regiment sent out by Chambliss has found the Federals strongly posted behind a fence near Little's Run. The Fifth Michigan, armed with repeating carbines, receives it with a well-sustained fire: the attack of the Confederates is repulsed. Fitzhugh Lee, who, from his position on the left of the Rummel farm, has anxiously watched all the phases
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