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Jackson County (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. General Lee modifies his order of march continuous skirmishing cavalry commander Stuart gets into General Pope's Headquarters and captures his personal equipment his uniform coat and hat shown along the Confederate lines Jackson's superb flank movement Confederates capture trains, supplies, munitions, and prisoners Hooker and Ewell at Bristoe Station Jackson first on the old field of Bull Run Longstreet's command joins passing Thoroughfare Gap Pope practically throws responsibility for aggressive action on McDowell preliminary fighting General Pope surprised by Jackson Pope's orders to Fitz John Porter. Under the retrograde of the Union army, General Lee so modified his order of march as to meet the new conditions. On the 20th of August the march was made, the right wing to the vicinity of Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River, the left to the railroad bridge and fords above. At Kelly's Ford it seemed possible
Bristoe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
and embankments of an unfinished railroad. The road upon which Porter marched was crowded during the night, so that he and his officers thought that they would make better time and be in better condition by marching at three A. M. He reached Bristoe at ten A. M., Kearny at eight, and Reno in due season. But it was late in the morning when McDowell was ready to march, and later in the day when his left swung out on the march to the Junction. At twelve o'clock, General Pope reached Manas front by a line of skirmishers, and withdrew his command to a place of rest. At one A. M. the division was withdrawn and marched back to Manassas. Ricketts, finding himself in isolated position at Gainesville, left at daylight and marched to Bristoe. Jackson moved his forces at daylight, and reestablished his line behind the unfinished railroad, his own division under General Stark, Ewell's under General Lawton, with A. P. Hill on his left. General Pope's orders for the night directed
Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
A field battery came from the direction of Centreville, and tried to make trouble at long range, bs Junction, crossed Bull Run, and halted at Centreville. Ewell followed at daylight towards CentreCentreville, crossed Bull Run, marched up some distance, recrossed, and joined Jackson, forming on Taliafny's and Hooker's divisions of the Third to Centreville, in search of Jackson, while the latter was met detachments ordered by General Pope to Centreville, and held them back to the south side untile Confederate columns had hied away towards Centreville, he ordered thither those corps, and called divisions that had been ordered by Pope to Centreville reached that point, driving off some Confedylight in the morning the entire force from Centreville and Manassas Junction should be up and in pirecting Porter to move at daylight towards Centreville, for position in co-operation of the projec. Under the orders, Porter marched towards Centreville, and Reno towards the field for battle. Ke[2 more...]
Franklin, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
at and near Warrenton under McDowell; Reno east of Warrenton about three miles, on the turnpike; Porter's (Fifth) corps near Bealton, ordered to join Reno, and Heintzelman's (Third) corps, ten thousand strong, at Warrenton Junction. The Sixth (Franklin's) Corps, ten thousand strong, Army of the Potomac, was at Alexandria awaiting transportation, as were the divisions of Sturgis, ten thousand, and Cox, seven thousand,--the latter from West Virginia. General Pope asked to have Franklin's corps mFranklin's corps march by the Warrenton turnpike to join him, and sent instructions to different parties to see that the guards in his rear were strengthened; that at Manassas Junction by a division. Under assurances from Washington of the prompt arrival of forces from that quarter, he looked for the approach of Franklin as far as Gainesville, marching by the Warrenton turnpike, and a division to reinforce the command at Manassas Junction, so that when Jackson cut in on his rear and captured the detachment a
Gainesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
march on the 26th, he passed Thoroughfare Gap to Gainesville, where Stuart joined him with all of his cavalry. From Gainesville he inclined to the right for Bristoe Station, the cavalry holding the curtain between his co he looked for the approach of Franklin as far as Gainesville, marching by the Warrenton turnpike, and a divisivision and Sigel's corps, to march so as to be at Gainesville at nightfall; Reno's corps and Kearny's division elieved by Banks's corps, then to push on towards Gainesville, Banks to follow by the railroad route. In ths corps for Manassas Junction, and McDowell, from Gainesville, was ordered to swing around to his right and marRicketts, finding himself in isolated position at Gainesville, left at daylight and marched to Bristoe. Jacksoorps and King's division of McDowell's command to Gainesville, to co-operate with his movements along the Warre out the joint order to McDowell and Porter to have their joint commands execute the move towards Gainesville.
Greenwich (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
ed from the Rappahannock, following on Jackson's trail, and camped at White Plains. The march during the day was delayed about an hour by a large force of cavalry which showed itself on my right front. As I had no cavalry, a little time was spent in learning of its import and following. General Pope ordered McDowell, with his own corps, including Reynolds's division and Sigel's corps, to march so as to be at Gainesville at nightfall; Reno's corps and Kearny's division of the Third to Greenwich to support McDowell. He rode with Hooker's division of the Third along the route by the railroad for Bristoe Station, ordered Porter's Fifth Corps to remain at Warrenton Junction till relieved by Banks's corps, then to push on towards Gainesville, Banks to follow by the railroad route. In the afternoon, Hooker encountered Ewell at Bristoe Station, where the divisions engaged in a severe fight, which was handsomely maintained till after night. Ewell, under his orders, withdrew to join
Kelly's Ford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
on army, General Lee so modified his order of march as to meet the new conditions. On the 20th of August the march was made, the right wing to the vicinity of Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River, the left to the railroad bridge and fords above. At Kelly's Ford it seemed possible to force a crossing. As we were preparing for Kelly's Ford it seemed possible to force a crossing. As we were preparing for it, an order came reporting the upper crossings too well defended, and calling for the right wing to march to that point, while the left marched up in search of more favorable points. As we were leaving Kelly's the enemy made a dash to cross, and engaged some of the brigades in a sharp fight, intending to delay our movements, butf the Rappahannock lifted quite above those occupied by the Confederates, giving advantageous position to the Union artillery fire, and offering no point above Kelly's Ford to force a crossing. When the left wing marched from Rappahannock Bridge, the enemy crossed a considerable force to the west bank, and covered it with a nu
McDowell, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
order of march continuous skirmishing cavalry commander Stuart gets into General Pope's Headquarters and captures his personal equipment his uniform coat and hat shown along the Confederate lines Jackson's superb flank movement Confederates capture trains, supplies, munitions, and prisoners Hooker and Ewell at Bristoe Station Jackson first on the old field of Bull Run Longstreet's command joins passing Thoroughfare Gap Pope practically throws responsibility for aggressive action on McDowell preliminary fighting General Pope surprised by Jackson Pope's orders to Fitz John Porter. Under the retrograde of the Union army, General Lee so modified his order of march as to meet the new conditions. On the 20th of August the march was made, the right wing to the vicinity of Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River, the left to the railroad bridge and fords above. At Kelly's Ford it seemed possible to force a crossing. As we were preparing for it, an order came reporting the upp
Manassas, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
trike the railway in the enemy's rear at Manassas Junction, his supply depot. Stuart's cavalry waspportunity, Jackson sent a detachment to Manassas Junction (seven miles). The gallant Trimble, withs in his rear were strengthened; that at Manassas Junction by a division. Under assurances fromd a division to reinforce the command at Manassas Junction, so that when Jackson cut in on his reaed for Bristoe Station, Reno's corps for Manassas Junction, and McDowell, from Gainesville, was ord guided by the Manassas Gap Railroad, to Manassas Junction. Ewell made his way along the railro At one A. M., A. P. Hill marched from Manassas Junction, crossed Bull Run, and halted at Centrev At twelve o'clock, General Pope reached Manassas Junction. Misled by the movements of A. P. Hill ed that he should not go farther towards Manassas Junction. These instructions were urgent, with ang the entire force from Centreville and Manassas Junction should be up and in prompt co-operation.[2 more...]
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
g from Orange Court-House as our reserve force. On the 22d, Munford's cavalry reported the Warrenton road open as far as the vicinity of General Pope's headquarters. General Stuart was ordered oterloo and Hunt's Mill with fifteen hundred troopers and Pelham's horse artillery, and rode to Warrenton. Passing through, he directed his ride towards Catlett's Station to first burn the bridge ove of the 23d was spent in severe artillery combat. General Jackson had gained the east bank at Warrenton (Sulphur Springs) crossing, and there seemed a fair prospect of making a permanent lodgement, concentrated the Army of Virginia, to which Reynolds's division had been assigned, at and near Warrenton under McDowell; Reno east of Warrenton about three miles, on the turnpike; Porter's (Fifth) coWarrenton about three miles, on the turnpike; Porter's (Fifth) corps near Bealton, ordered to join Reno, and Heintzelman's (Third) corps, ten thousand strong, at Warrenton Junction. The Sixth (Franklin's) Corps, ten thousand strong, Army of the Potomac, was at Al
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