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Front Royal (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
il Gen Ewell, who was in the rear, should have sufficient time to come up, cross the river at Front Royal, proceed without interruption down the Valley and cross the mountains at a point lower down. direction of Centreville and Manassas, with the purpose of taking possession of the Gaps near Front Royal and prevent the "escape" of that portion of our army that had not attained the Eastern side oom the field. Gens. Rodes and Johnston, accompanied by Wright's brigade, then marched beyond Front Royal, encamped for the night, and next morning proceeded on the march up Luray Valley. I havend is doing well. The Yankees finding no opposition to obstruct them, took possession of Front Royal Friday morning, Gen. Early being a day's march in the rear, and thus prevented from crossing r at that point, deemed it prudent to turn to the right at Cedarville, about three miles from Front Royal, and marched down the Valley, striking the Winchester and Staunton turnpike again at Middleto
Cedarville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
loss fell chiefly on Wright's brigade, readily accounted for by the vastly superior odds against which they had to contend before reinforcements came up. Col. Edward Walker, of the 3d Georgia, was severely wounded in the thigh, and is doing well. The Yankees finding no opposition to obstruct them, took possession of Front Royal Friday morning, Gen. Early being a day's march in the rear, and thus prevented from crossing the river at that point, deemed it prudent to turn to the right at Cedarville, about three miles from Front Royal, and marched down the Valley, striking the Winchester and Staunton turnpike again at Middletown. The whole corps which the enemy confidently believed would be effectually cut off from the main body of our army is now safely out of their clutches. P. S.--The numerous friends of Gen. Kemper will be gratified to learn that his family, who reside in this place, are in receipt of very recent information from the North stating that he had passed the cris
Madison Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
Our army Correspondence. Madison C. H., Va., July 28, 1863. Having been on the march with Ewell's corp since Thursday, the 23d, I have had no opportunity of communicating with you, and no means of forwarding a letter had the opportunity of writing been presented. I have just arrived here, and have only time enough before the closing of the mail for Richmond to give some particulars of the fight at Manassas Gap, on the afternoon of the 23d, the day we left Winchester. Generals Longstreet and Hill preceded Gen. Ewell, and passing through Chester's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, Wright's brigade, of Anderson's division, was detached by Gen. Hill, and left to guard the pass until Gen Ewell, who was in the rear, should have sufficient time to come up, cross the river at Front Royal, proceed without interruption down the Valley and cross the mountains at a point lower down. Not long after the departure of the corps of Hill and Longstreet, the Yankees, estimated by some at one or two c
Chester Gap (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 11
3. Having been on the march with Ewell's corp since Thursday, the 23d, I have had no opportunity of communicating with you, and no means of forwarding a letter had the opportunity of writing been presented. I have just arrived here, and have only time enough before the closing of the mail for Richmond to give some particulars of the fight at Manassas Gap, on the afternoon of the 23d, the day we left Winchester. Generals Longstreet and Hill preceded Gen. Ewell, and passing through Chester's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, Wright's brigade, of Anderson's division, was detached by Gen. Hill, and left to guard the pass until Gen Ewell, who was in the rear, should have sufficient time to come up, cross the river at Front Royal, proceed without interruption down the Valley and cross the mountains at a point lower down. Not long after the departure of the corps of Hill and Longstreet, the Yankees, estimated by some at one or two corps, advanced from the direction of Centreville and Manassas
since Thursday, the 23d, I have had no opportunity of communicating with you, and no means of forwarding a letter had the opportunity of writing been presented. I have just arrived here, and have only time enough before the closing of the mail for Richmond to give some particulars of the fight at Manassas Gap, on the afternoon of the 23d, the day we left Winchester. Generals Longstreet and Hill preceded Gen. Ewell, and passing through Chester's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, Wright's brigade, of Anderson's division, was detached by Gen. Hill, and left to guard the pass until Gen Ewell, who was in the rear, should have sufficient time to come up, cross the river at Front Royal, proceed without interruption down the Valley and cross the mountains at a point lower down. Not long after the departure of the corps of Hill and Longstreet, the Yankees, estimated by some at one or two corps, advanced from the direction of Centreville and Manassas, with the purpose of taking possession of the Gaps n
ifty killed and wounded. The division of Gen. Edward Johnston, which followed that of Gen. Rodes, was moved up within supporting distance during the fight, and, it is said, left the rations they were preparing on the fire. The division of Gen. Early was at the time encamped about three miles from Winchester. Night coming on space and putting an end to the conflict, the Yankees withdrew from the field. Gens. Rodes and Johnston, accompanied by Wright's brigade, then marched beyond Front Roy had to contend before reinforcements came up. Col. Edward Walker, of the 3d Georgia, was severely wounded in the thigh, and is doing well. The Yankees finding no opposition to obstruct them, took possession of Front Royal Friday morning, Gen. Early being a day's march in the rear, and thus prevented from crossing the river at that point, deemed it prudent to turn to the right at Cedarville, about three miles from Front Royal, and marched down the Valley, striking the Winchester and Staunt
is doing well. The Yankees finding no opposition to obstruct them, took possession of Front Royal Friday morning, Gen. Early being a day's march in the rear, and thus prevented from crossing the river at that point, deemed it prudent to turn to the right at Cedarville, about three miles from Front Royal, and marched down the Valley, striking the Winchester and Staunton turnpike again at Middletown. The whole corps which the enemy confidently believed would be effectually cut off from the main body of our army is now safely out of their clutches. P. S.--The numerous friends of Gen. Kemper will be gratified to learn that his family, who reside in this place, are in receipt of very recent information from the North stating that he had passed the crisis of his case, and is in a fair way of recovery. His lower extremities were paralyzed from the effect of his wound — received in the groin — but no doubt is entertained by the surgeon that he will recover the use of his limb
Edward Johnston (search for this): article 11
orted loud cries of pain from the wounded Yankees, to which our men responded with cheers. The ground was literally blue with the killed and wounded. Our loss is estimated at one hundred and fifty killed and wounded. The division of Gen. Edward Johnston, which followed that of Gen. Rodes, was moved up within supporting distance during the fight, and, it is said, left the rations they were preparing on the fire. The division of Gen. Early was at the time encamped about three miles from Winchester. Night coming on space and putting an end to the conflict, the Yankees withdrew from the field. Gens. Rodes and Johnston, accompanied by Wright's brigade, then marched beyond Front Royal, encamped for the night, and next morning proceeded on the march up Luray Valley. I have been unable to procure a list of killed and wounded, which loss fell chiefly on Wright's brigade, readily accounted for by the vastly superior odds against which they had to contend before reinforcements came
ough fighting most gallantly, were compelled to fall back gradually, and did so in good order. The timely arrival of General Rodes, with his splendid division, the advance of Ewell's corps, changed the fortune of the day and put a speedy end to thequence had it not been relieved of the great disadvantages under which it was contending, by the opportune coming up of Gen. Rodes. The latter, after throwing a pontoon bridge across the Shenandoah at the junction of the two forks, immediately advanstimated at one hundred and fifty killed and wounded. The division of Gen. Edward Johnston, which followed that of Gen. Rodes, was moved up within supporting distance during the fight, and, it is said, left the rations they were preparing on theiles from Winchester. Night coming on space and putting an end to the conflict, the Yankees withdrew from the field. Gens. Rodes and Johnston, accompanied by Wright's brigade, then marched beyond Front Royal, encamped for the night, and next morni
Our army Correspondence. Madison C. H., Va., July 28, 1863. Having been on the march with Ewell's corp since Thursday, the 23d, I have had no opportunity of communicating with you, and no means of forwarding a letter had the opportunity of fight at Manassas Gap, on the afternoon of the 23d, the day we left Winchester. Generals Longstreet and Hill preceded Gen. Ewell, and passing through Chester's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, Wright's brigade, of Anderson's division, was detached by Gen. Hill, and left to guard the pass until Gen Ewell, who was in the rear, should have sufficient time to come up, cross the river at Front Royal, proceed without interruption down the Valley and cross the mountains at a point lower down. Not long afterack gradually, and did so in good order. The timely arrival of General Rodes, with his splendid division, the advance of Ewell's corps, changed the fortune of the day and put a speedy end to the conflict. Although Wright's brigade, even falling ba
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