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Dover, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ar 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 eachnt, at once charges and pursues them, and takes possession of the village. But, having been warned in time of the approach of the enemy, Munford has hastened from Dover with his brigade. This encounter was a complete surprise on both sides. Their forces were about equal, consisting of four regiments of cavalry and a battery of anchester. But, whereas the former crosses the defile of Snicker's Gap, the latter, more to the south, crosses Ashby's Gap after having successively passed through Dover, Middleburg, Rector's Cross-roads, Upperville, where several roads converge, and finally Paris, located in the very gorge of the mountain. It is this last-mention
Shippensburg (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
such as surround Washington, are to be met with; villages abound; the roads are numerous and generally well kept. Two lines of railroad traverse this section of country—one, that of the Cumberland Valley, between Harrisburg, Chambersburg, and Shippensburg, by way of Carlisle; the other, the Northern Central, connecting Baltimore with Harrisburg, with two branches—one running west from Hanover Junction, by way of Hanover, to Gettysburg; the other eastward, from York to Wrightsville, where it croterminus of a railway line, and the former, besides the roads already enumerated, possesses four or five others of less importance, which lead to Hanover at the eastward, south-westward to Fairfield, north-westward to Mummasburg, and thence to Shippensburg by way of the mountain, and north-eastward to Hunterstown. The town of Gettysburg, as we have shown, is situated almost at the dividing-point between the waters of the Susquehanna and those of the Potomac, but it still belongs to the basin o
Cromwell Creek (Montana, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
to Gregg's division. While the latter, supported by a battery of artillery under the immediate direction of the corps commander, was to push the enemy along the Ashby's Gap road, Buford, who was on the right, was ordered to menace his flank, so as to compel him to fall back upon the defile. Before eight o'clock, Vincent's brigade and the artillery, taking the advance, attacked the positions that Stuart had occupied with his three brigades for the last two days on a small stream called Cromwell Creek. Pleasonton's artillery soon silenced the Confederate guns, and the latter, finding themselves attacked by infantry, abandoned their positions so precipitately that they left two dismounted pieces in the hands of the assailants—trophies which were the more precious to them as being the first that had thus been captured by main force from Stuart's batteries. Then Kilpatrick, with his fine brigade of cavalry, pushing forward to the front, presses close upon the enemy and takes possession
Cavetown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
centre. All the roads in which we are now interested start from Westminster. In 1863 this village formed the extremity of a branch railroad running from Baltimore as far as the foot of the hills of which we have spoken. The various roads starting from this point form each a connection with one of the South Mountain passes: the one running farthest south, by way of New Windsor and Frederick, reaches Crampton's Gap; the next one, by way of Union, Middleburg, and Mechanicstown, the pass of Cavetown; the third, by way of Frizzellburg, Taneytown, and Emmettsburg, that of Waynesboroa; finally, the last, passing by Littlestown, Two Taverns, and Gettysburg, crosses the mountains west of Cashtown and descends toward Chambersburg by way of Greenwood and Fayetteville. A glance at the map will show much better than this explanation that the two centres of communication in this valley are Gettysburg and Westminster: each of these two villages forms the terminus of a railway line, and the forme
Mexico (Mexico) (search for this): chapter 4
he is encouraging his soldiers by his own example, at a distance of less than sixty paces from the latter he is struck in the head by a ball, and expires without uttering a word. Reynolds was undoubtedly the most remarkable man among all the officers that the Army of the Potomac saw fall on the battlefield during the four years of its existence; and Meade could say of him that he was the noblest and bravest of them all. A graduate of West Point, he had early distinguished himself in that Mexican army which was destined to become the nursery of staff officers both North and South. His former comrades, who had become either his colleagues or his adversaries, held him in the greatest estimation on account of his military talents, for under a cold exterior he concealed an ardent soul; and it was not the slowness, but rather the clearness, of his judgment that enabled him to preserve his coolness at the most critical moments. The confidence he inspired, alike in his inferiors, his equ
Martinsburg (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
for a distance of about twelve miles in the direction of Martinsburg and the Potomac. North-west of Winchester, Applepie Riding entirely lost his track, went to look for him toward Martinsburg, and bivouacked on the evening of the 13th at Summit Sta not have failed to betray his movements, and gained the Martinsburg road without being perceived by the enemy. The Confederhe station he heard the Federal column passing along the Martinsburg road, only a few hundred yards from the railroad. He stroops which yet remained under his control to follow the Martinsburg road, which was yet free, trying to delay the pursuit of who, following an imaginary enemy, had pushed as far as Martinsburg, whence he had dislodged a detachment of Tyler's divisioe enemy's column in two. If the head of Lee's army is at Martinsburg and the tail of it on the plank-road between Fredericksb the Potomac at Williamsport, after dislodging them from Martinsburg. The substantial population of all the neighboring tow
Middleburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
re Gap since morning, and was to join him at Middleburg. On the same day, Stuart, after receivingo watch this defile; Munford to pass through Middleburg and occupy Aldie; and Robertson to stop at es, one branch of it running westward toward Middleburg and Ashby's Gap, the other northwestward in re is a hill, at the foot of which winds the Middleburg road, while the other ascends the northern sced in the rear, and quickly falls back upon Middleburg. Kilpatrick, feeling satisfied, halts on th. Shortly after Duffie was in possession of Middleburg, and hastened to barricade its approaches. . During the night Munford joined Stuart at Middleburg, where the three Confederate brigades of cavh Robertson and Chambliss, taken position at Middleburg, where he hoped to see Jones' brigade, cominwo divisions. He made his appearance before Middleburg on the morning of the 18th: after a few skirbertson, about fifteen hundred yards back of Middleburg, resting his centre on an isolated wood in t[7 more...]
Goose Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
the next morning: the Twelfth corps in the vicinity of Leesburg; the Eleventh in the rear, along the Aldie road, near Goose Creek; the First near Herndon Station; the Third at Gum Springs; the Second remained at Centreville, and the Sixth at Germanbrigade of cavalry, pushing forward to the front, presses close upon the enemy and takes possession of the bridge over Goose Creek before the latter has been able to destroy it. Stuart, who has rallied his men, checks him a little farther off in fro left time to join him at Upperville before he has been driven back upon Ashby's Gap. A large open plain extends from Goose Creek to this village. Stuart, who has twelve or thirteen regiments under his control, makes them fall back by échelon—a maShepherdstown. Two bridges had been thrown over the river by the Union general at Edwards' Ferry, near the mouth of Goose Creek, and in rear of the positions occupied by the Second corps at Leesburg. The Twelfth, not the Second, corps was at L
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
of the Union scouts who were watching along the course of the river. The campaign was about to commence. Stuart was to menace the Federals in the vicinity of Warrenton in order to conceal from them the movements of the infantry, which was about to turn its back almost completely upon them as it proceeded northwestward, by way cer in whom Hooker justly placed the utmost confidence. Écheloned along the railroad, this wing could easily concentrate itself either on the Rappahannock or at Warrenton, or at Manassas if Washington itself was menaced. Hooker remained with the left wing, composed of the other four corps, near Falmouth, facing south. In the mon, which had been added to Hooker's cavalry: at this moment it was a useful reinforcement. Pleasonton was watching at the west, along the Rappahannock and near Warrenton, the point of contact with Jones' cavalry. The news of Milroy's disaster, spreading like wild-fire, had caused a profound sensation in the North. People saw
Piedmont, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ch Longstreet had to follow, proceeded toward Barbee's Cross-roads; while Stuart, bearing more to the right, crossed the Rappahannock at Hinson's Mills with Robertson and Colonel Chambliss, the latter of whom commanded W. H. F. Lee's brigade since the latter had been wounded at Brandy Station. Jones was directed to watch Aestham River, and to join the rest of the division after the whole army had crossed this water-course. The next day Stuart struck the railroad from Manassas to Salem and Piedmont without having met the enemy. Pleasonton had followed the movement of the Federal infantry in the direction of Washington, while Longstreet quietly planted himself at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge, without having succeeded, as he had hoped, in drawing the attention of the Federals, who did not even suspect his presence in that locality. As we have stated, Milroy's defeat had alarmed General Halleck about the safety of Harper's Ferry. Believing every rumor that was
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