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Slaughter Mountain (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
not yet arrived, being detained by the artillery. The streams — Cedar Run and Rappahannock — were in my rear, and the former was reported another series of fights, commencing at Richmond and going through Cedar Run, Manassas, Harper's Ferry, and Sharpsburg, entering the last wearof the part taken by this brigade in the various engagements from Cedar Run to Shepherdstown, inclusive. The report must necessarily be impert taken in the various battles by their respective commands. Cedar Run, August 9TH. After a long, rapid, and weary march, we reached the battle-field at Cedar Run on the afternoon of the ninth August, and took the position assigned us in line of battle by General Branch, inluntarily surrendered themselves. After advancing in line beyond Cedar Run, we were half-wheeled to the right and marched across the road, t I understand that the call does not include the Cedar Run or Slaughter Mountain campaign, which this brigade, as part of your division, made
Monocacy River (United States) (search for this): chapter 88
On the fourth, Anderson's brigade was sent to fire on the Yankee trains at Berlin, and, with two brigades, we drove away the Yankee forces near the mouth of the Monocacy, and crossed the Potomac. That night and the next day were spent in destroying the lock and canal banks. The aqueduct could not be destroyed for want of powderrper's Ferry.: On the ninth of September, I was instructed by General Lee to proceed from the Monocacy Junction, near Frederick, Maryland, to the mouth of the Monocacy, and destroy the aqueduct of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. We arrived at the aqueduct about eleven o'clock, P. M., and found it occupied by the enemy's picketsommanded by Brigadier-General Garnett, and Jenkins's brigade, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, marched through Buckeystown, and camped on the banks of the Monocacy, marching next day to the Monocacy Junction, and going into camp near Frederick City. On the morning of the tenth, I marched through Boonsboroa, Funkstown, an
Hampton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
e army's advance to the Rappahannock, in August last: My command, at that time, consisted of Hampton's brigade, left on observation on the Charles City border, where the enemy's demonstrations lefport of Brigadier-General Hampton of operations after recrossing the Potomac. headquarters Hampton's brigade, October 21, 1862. To Major-General Stuart: General: The enclosed report of Genera-over one half. We have to mourn the loss of Majors Dale, of the First Texas, and Dingle, of Hampton's legion, two gallant officers, who fell in the thickest of the fight. Also Captains Tompkins and Smith, and Lieutenant Exum, of Hampton's legion; Lieutenants Underwood and Cleaveland, of the Eighteenth Georgia; Lieutenants Huffman, Russell, Waterhouse, Patton, and Thompson, of the First Texatenant-Colonel Ruff, commanding the Eighteenth Georgia, and Lieutenant-Colonel Gary, commanding Hampton's legion. Respectfully submitted. W. S. Wofford, Colonel, commanding Brigade. Report of
Blue Ridge (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
nemy, Harper's Ferry could never be occupied by us. If we gained possession of the heights, the town was no longer tenable to them. Pleasant Valley was approached from the east, first by the railroad, turnpike, and canal, at the south end of Blue Ridge. Second, by a road over the ridge, passing Buckettsville, a small town, about a mile or less from the foot of the Blue Ridge over Brownsville Gap, and by another through a gap to the north of the last-named road, known as Crampton's Gap. The t Passing from the valley, going west, were two roads, one along the south end of Maryland Heights, already mentioned, and another through Solomon's Gap, a slight depression in Elk Ridge, about five miles north of the first. At the south end of Blue Ridge, and just at the commencement of the pass, coming from the east, is the small town of Weverton. About half way between that place and Harper's Ferry, along the turn-pike, is another small place called Sandy Hook. The road from Sandy Hook ran
Amissville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
ope, and to break up his railroad communication with the Federal capital. Taking the route by Amissville, crossing Hedgeman River, one of the tributaries of the Rappahannock, at Henson's Mill, and mo extent. The brigades, after recrossing the Rappahannock, took position between Jefferson and Amissville, the main portion of the army being now between the two rivers. I feel bound to accord to tnued in the saddle all night. I followed, by direction, the route of General Jackson, through Amissville, across the Rappahannock, at Hinson's Mill, four miles above Waterloo, proceeded through Orleahe directed me to select the most direct and covered route to Manassas. I recommended that by Amissville, Hinson's Mill, Orlean, Salem, Thoroughfare, and Gainesville, which he approved, and directed following morning. Finding General Ewell's division the most advanced, I conducted it through Amissville, and crossed the Rappahannock at Hinson's Mill. Soon after crossing the river, I was ordered
Petersburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
the head, from a piece of shell, while carrying an order to one of my regiments. The enclosed reports of Generals Featherston and Pryor will bring to your notice such instances of men and officers in their brigades as are deserving of commendation. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, C. M. Wilcox, Brigadier-General, commanding, &c., &c. Brigadier-General French's Report of his night attack on the shipping and camp of General McClellan. headquarters Petersburg, Virginia, August 31, 1862. General D. H. Hill, commanding Department of North Carolina: General: Numerous causes have prevented my sending you a report, ere this, of an attack on the shipping and camp of General McClellan, by the expedition under my command, on the night of the thirty-first of July last. On the morning of July twenty-ninth, you directed me to have the brigades commanded by Colonels Manning and Daniel ready to move the following night. But when I had an interview, that e
Dunavant (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
l J. Longstreet in the Engagements at Thoroughfare Gap, Rappahannock, Freeman's Ford, Manassas, Crampton's Gap, Maryland Heigust, inclusive, embracing actions at Thoroughfare Gap, Rappahannock, Freeman's Ford, and Manassas: Killed, 663; wounded, 4,pahannock Station; but, about midway between Brandy and Rappahannock, made a determined stand, in solid columns of squadronsdetained by the artillery. The streams — Cedar Run and Rappahannock — were in my rear, and the former was reported already -General T. J. Jackson, commanding Second Army Corps on Rappahannock: General: In compliance with your order of this daterious opposition from him. Wounded in the Affair at Rappahannock. Thirteenth regiment South Carolina volunteers,2 Fo      3 Recapitulation — Killed and Wounded.  Rappahannock.Second Manassas.Ox Hill.Sharpsburg.Shepherdstown.Snickea report of the actions of my brigade in the affairs at Rappahannock, twenty-third August; Thoroughfare Gap, August twe
Opequan Creek (United States) (search for this): chapter 88
r devotion to the southern cause with their life's blood. May their memories ever be enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen! This report has been delayed for the reasons assigned in my report of the battle of Boonsboroa. A list of killed, wounded, &c., is herewith furnished, as far as could be obtained. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. B. Garnett, Brigadier-General, commanding. Report of Brigadier-General Ripley. headquarters Ripley's brigade, camp on Opequon Creek, September 21, 1862. Major Archer Anderson, Assistant Adjutant-General: Major: On the evening of September thirteenth, I received orders from Major-General D. H. Hill to march with my brigade and take a position, with it and a battery of artillery, on the eminence immediately on the north-east of Boonsboroa, and to send a regiment, at daylight on the following morning, to occupy the Hamburg pass. This was accomplished, and on the following morning, at an early hour, Colonel Doles, wi
Lexington, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
commanders, and approve their high encomiums of their officers and men. Reports of killed, wounded, and missing have already been forwarded. I remain, sir, with respect, Your obedient servant, J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General, commanding. Report of General Jackson of operations from 15th August to 5th September, 1862. Cottage house, N. C., May 22, 1863. Colonel R. H. Chilton, A. A. and I. General, Department N. V.: Colonel: On opening General Jackson's trunk in Lexington, Virginia, we found in it the accompanying report of the operations of his command, from the fifteenth of August to fifth of September, 1862. Also an unfinished report embracing operations of his command from fifth of September to the end of the Maryland campaign. The unfinished report Lieutenant Smith, A. D. C., has. He intends giving it to Colonel Faulkner to finish; it will then be forwarded. I am, Colonel, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Morrison, A. D. C. to Lieute
Catharpin Run (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 88
upon our right, and about dark the brigade was hurried to the scene of action, and ordered to report to General Ewell, who was directing the engagement. Arrived on the field after dark, finding General Ewell badly wounded. Soon after the firing ceased. We slept upon our arms near Ewell's battle-field, and the next morning, at early dawn, returned near the position first taken up by us the evening before, and were placed in line of battle on the extreme left of the whole command, near Catharpin Run. We occupied a small, rocky, wooded knoll, having a railroad excavation bending around the east and north fronts, and a cleared field on the north-west. This position was slightly in advance of the general line, and besides being on the extreme left, was considered important, because of the Sudley Ford road, which it commanded. Our line made an obtuse angle, pointing toward the enemy, one side of which ran nearly parallel with the railroad cut, and the other along the fence bordering
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