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Fall's Church (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 3
to the enemy's lines to make a reconnaissance. Starting from Gen. Stuart's headquarters they went on the Alexandria turnpike through Fairfax and thence by the Falls Church road until the pickets of the enemy were seen. A short distance this side of Falls Church a party of Yankees were seen going into a house. These were surrounFalls Church a party of Yankees were seen going into a house. These were surrounded and captured. Seven were taken, five belonging to the 30th New York regiment and two to the 23d. It seems they were out on a thieving expedition and had been accompanied by others who had been gone but a few moments when our party came up. The men were very silly and uncultivated, and all seemed to care very little about theey were posted on an eminence commanding a view of the country for some miles. I believe they have some force near Annandale, and along the line from there to Falls Church and Lewinsville. From the top of the hotel in Fairfax we could still see the Stars and Stripes flying from Upton's Hill, and also the line of their fortif
Beachy Head (United Kingdom) (search for this): article 3
se amusements. It was laughable to see how old and young enjoyed the most childish sports. Finally, St. Agnes light came in sight, and we run into the English Channel. When the pilot boat came in sight, bets were made as to which leg he would put over the rail first; whether he would wear a coat or a northwester; a cap or a "stove pipe" on his head, or whether he was fat or lean. The bets being made, there was great excitement until the little man was at the helm steering away towards Beachy Head and the bets decided. Some of the boats the boys had made were fine models, and had been made and rigged with especial reference to fast sailing. Really, the yacht race was very interesting. One could but remember the days of childhood, and the boat sailing period of his youth. There is really nothing to write about of interest, and I almost give up all hope of a fight at this point. Still, I believe our Generals expect one before snow comes again, upon general principles mer
English Channel (search for this): article 3
ery amusement. I recollect a few years ago, while on a voyage to Europe, how hard pushed we were to occupy the time. Reading was impossible; cords played out; chess too much labor; watching the petrel and the huge schools of porpoise had become an old story, and so we collected our party and formed a committee of ways and means to devise amusements. It was laughable to see how old and young enjoyed the most childish sports. Finally, St. Agnes light came in sight, and we run into the English Channel. When the pilot boat came in sight, bets were made as to which leg he would put over the rail first; whether he would wear a coat or a northwester; a cap or a "stove pipe" on his head, or whether he was fat or lean. The bets being made, there was great excitement until the little man was at the helm steering away towards Beachy Head and the bets decided. Some of the boats the boys had made were fine models, and had been made and rigged with especial reference to fast sailing. Re
Germantown (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 3
Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Manassas, Nov. 9th, 1861. There was a rumor here this evening that the enemy had advanced upon Germantown, and had driven in our pickets. This I believe to be untrue. Yesterday I was some distance into the enemy's country, and quite three miles beyond our line of pickets. We saw no signs of the Federals beyond a small party on a foraging expedition, who fled at our approach. Yesterday morning a scouting party, consisting of about see time ago that McClellan has tried to advance at three different times, but his men failed to come up to the mark. Returning from Fairfax, we called upon Captain Squires, of the First Company, Washington Artillery, now on picket duty near Germantown. We found the camp on a little hill, in front of which was a valley and a small stream of water. This stream has been a source of much amusement to the boys. Having nothing to do, time hangs heavily on their hands, and they have nearly exhau
Upton's Hill (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 3
ink it was no wonder we whipped them in every fight. On being asked why they were there, one replied, laughing all the while, "We came out to protect this old man's pigs, the Garibaldians come out to steal them. Now you have taken us they'll steal every one of them." Nothing but such silly talk as this could be gotten out of them. They seemed to know very little about army movements — in fact very few questions were asked them for fear it might annoy them. The 30th New York was on Upton's hill, and the 23d close by.--Two fine Maynard rifles were taken with them and some muskets; I do not remember if all were armed. They were sent under guard to Centreville, and while coming into the village were met by a large party of boys who were standing upon the hill watching some experiments with spherical care. They kept quiet for a time, but all could not be restrained, and giving three cheers, they crowded around the prisoners. "Why didn't you come on us when we run from you at
Annandale (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 3
rmy, but were merely advised to leave. The enemy have been near the Court-House but twice or three times since we fell back from it, and then only in small parties, which were probably out on reconnoitering or foraging expeditions. On the Annandale road we heard a few men had been up early in the morning, but saw none near by. Riding down the turnpike, we finally saw a small party, some eight or ten in number, who ran as we came in sight. They seemed to be pickets, as they were posted on an eminence commanding a view of the country for some miles. I believe they have some force near Annandale, and along the line from there to Falls Church and Lewinsville. From the top of the hotel in Fairfax we could still see the Stars and Stripes flying from Upton's Hill, and also the line of their fortifications by Taylor's and White's hills. No other changes were visible except those made by the fall of the leaves, which gave a less obstructed view of their works. I believe there h
pon Germantown, and had driven in our pickets. This I believe to be untrue. Yesterday I was some distance into the enemy's country, and quite three miles beyond our line of pickets. We saw no signs of the Federals beyond a small party on a foraging expedition, who fled at our approach. Yesterday morning a scouting party, consisting of about seventy-five persons, under the command of Col. Jones, of the cavalry, started into the enemy's lines to make a reconnaissance. Starting from Gen. Stuart's headquarters they went on the Alexandria turnpike through Fairfax and thence by the Falls Church road until the pickets of the enemy were seen. A short distance this side of Falls Church a party of Yankees were seen going into a house. These were surrounded and captured. Seven were taken, five belonging to the 30th New York regiment and two to the 23d. It seems they were out on a thieving expedition and had been accompanied by others who had been gone but a few moments when our part
Tom Taylor (search for this): article 3
ve some force near Annandale, and along the line from there to Falls Church and Lewinsville. From the top of the hotel in Fairfax we could still see the Stars and Stripes flying from Upton's Hill, and also the line of their fortifications by Taylor's and White's hills. No other changes were visible except those made by the fall of the leaves, which gave a less obstructed view of their works. I believe there has been no advance since we left the town, except by small parties of scouts. I erely. If General McClellan does not fight, the Government can get no more men or money, and public opinion is pressing him very hard. Thursday night, the Hon. W. C. Preston, former Minister to Spain, paid a visit to the Kentucky camp, Col. Tom Taylor, and spent the night with his friends. During the evening he made them a speech, which was loudly cheered, and which gave great pleasure to the soldiers. Visits from such men, and speeches to the volunteers has a good effect, and seems to
down the turnpike, we finally saw a small party, some eight or ten in number, who ran as we came in sight. They seemed to be pickets, as they were posted on an eminence commanding a view of the country for some miles. I believe they have some force near Annandale, and along the line from there to Falls Church and Lewinsville. From the top of the hotel in Fairfax we could still see the Stars and Stripes flying from Upton's Hill, and also the line of their fortifications by Taylor's and White's hills. No other changes were visible except those made by the fall of the leaves, which gave a less obstructed view of their works. I believe there has been no advance since we left the town, except by small parties of scouts. I cannot help believing, however, the statement made some time ago that McClellan has tried to advance at three different times, but his men failed to come up to the mark. Returning from Fairfax, we called upon Captain Squires, of the First Company, Washingto
W. C. Preston (search for this): article 3
the yacht race was very interesting. One could but remember the days of childhood, and the boat sailing period of his youth. There is really nothing to write about of interest, and I almost give up all hope of a fight at this point. Still, I believe our Generals expect one before snow comes again, upon general principles merely. If General McClellan does not fight, the Government can get no more men or money, and public opinion is pressing him very hard. Thursday night, the Hon. W. C. Preston, former Minister to Spain, paid a visit to the Kentucky camp, Col. Tom Taylor, and spent the night with his friends. During the evening he made them a speech, which was loudly cheered, and which gave great pleasure to the soldiers. Visits from such men, and speeches to the volunteers has a good effect, and seems to enliven the tedium of camp life. I wish it were more common. Owing to the recent rain the roads have become in very bad condition, and in some places almost impass
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