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The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Sketches of "captured rebel Generals." (search)
wing up those works he built his ditch in the interior of the parapet — a fact that created much merriment among the troops of his command. At the battle of Cerro Gordo he commanded a brigade of Pennsylvania troops. He was ordered to operate on the Mexican right wing. He advanced kid command to within gunshot of the enemy to line and then skeltered himself behind a rock, until he was reproved by his officers for his cowardly conduct, when shame obliged him to face the enemy. By this time Shield's brigade had turned the enemy's left, and this saved Pillow's brigade from probable defeat. As the breaking out of the present rebellion he was appointed Major-General of the Tennessee State troops. He collected a force of several thousand men and proceeded to the Mississippi river, in the vicinity of Memphis, where he erected several batteries. He subsequently went to Columbus, Kentucky, and there commenced the fortification of that place, but before the mark was completed he was un by
the Strasburg pike, and within full sight of the town. From this point they fired into some baggage wagons and tents stationed on the outskirts of the town, but without damage. Not knowing the precise nature of the attack, the whole of General Shield's division were called to arms, and held in readiness. Three batteries of artillery were sent at once to the scene of action, and a sharp skirmish ensued. The Rebels had four pieces placed at different points on the road and hills, supportened in force. It is generally accredited here that information had been carried to the Rebels that the Union forces had left the town, with the exception of a guard for polices duty. It was not generally known among the inhabitants that General Shield's division was lying some three or four miles north of the town. Acting on information conveyed to them enemy recapture of the place was anticipated. It was currently reports that two or three of Ashy's cavalry were in the town on Satu
so famous, is situated at the western entrance into Manassas Gap, and consists of two or three churches, a few mills, taverns, an apothecary's establishment, and about thirty residences. It never numbered over three hundred inhabitants, and is now almost entirely deserted, save by our soldiers. The railway depot was burned by the rebels on Friday last, when they were driven out by General Shields. The village was occupied by the Twelfth Georgia regiment, and was retaken by the cavalry of Shield's division, who charged down into the town, chasing the rebels across the Shenandoah and saving all the bridges. One hundred and forty prisoners were taken and are now confined in the large new hospital buildings erected last summer by the rebels. Our forces had eight killed and four wounded. The enemy carried off their own dead and wounded, and we have no means of estimating their loss. Of course there was great rejoicing among our own men who were captured by the rebels a few days
town. The report also stated that some rebel troops were encamped between the hills, eight or nine miles distant. A body of infantry and cavalry were started this morning to see if they could find them, but no signs of the enemy were discovered. Three men were drowned in attempting to cross the Shenandoah last night. A boat with fifteen men was carried away, but went ashore some two miles below. All hands were given. [Second Dispatch] Front Royal, June 8. --News from General Shield's Division state that a scouting party crossed the river at Columbian bridge, and went to New Market, where they found that Jackson had retreated through there three days ago. His army had been reduced to about 5,000 men, the remainder having scattered through the mountains to save themselves. Fremont's army had followed them all the way, capturing wagons, prisoners and supplies. Important from Charleston. Philadelphia June 7. --The United Stated gunboat Bienville ni
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bill to be entitled "an act to further provide for the public residence. (search)
n. It was, therefore, determined to enter the lists with the enemy in a race or a battle, as he should choose, for the possession of Winchester, the key of the Valley, and for us the position of safety. The march. At three o'clock A. M., the 24th instant, the reinforcements, infantry, artillery and cavalry, sent to Colonel-Kenly, were recalled; the advance guard, Colonel Donnelly's brigade, were ordered to return to Strasburg; several hundred disabled men, left in our charge by General Shield's Division, were yet upon the march, and our wagon train ordered forward to Winchester under escort of cavalry and infantry. General Hatch, with nearly our whole force of cavalry and six pieces of artillery, was charged with the protection of the rear of the column, and the destruction of army stores for which transportation was not provided, with instructions to remain in front of the town as long as possible, and hold the enemy in check, our expectations of attack being in that direct
in the battle. The charging on that occasion was done by the glorious Louisiana brigade, and that theymade the Yankees"run like sheep is proved by the result.] A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, giving an account of the battle, puts down the Federal lose at 450 killed and wounded, including several Colonels and captains, and the rebel loss at 600, including Gen. Stewart killed ! Remarkable statement ! The writer concludes: Col. S. S. Carroll, of Ohio, with two regiments of Shield's division, reached the opposite side of the river from here yesterday morning.(8th,) and attempted to hold the bridge, but was driven back by Jackson. He opened with his artillery this morning on the bridge, as the rebel army were crossing, out was driven back by the superior force of Jackson, and retreated down the river. "curious rebel Document" The New York Herold informs us that the following "curious rebel document" was found, with others, in a partially destroyed railroad ca
on the success of their movements. Further than these movements there is nothing to report from the Army of the Potomac. The Herald then introduces a brief summary from a "curious account" of Stuart's dashing affair, published in the Richmond papers of the 16th inst. It makes no comment, but says, "Our space is too limited to give the account in full. Upon its accuracy it is not necessary to say anything." We find the following allusion to affairs in the Valley: Nearly all Gen. Shield's command have arrived at Front Royal. From heavy firing heard in Gen. Fremont's camp on Saturday last, it was thought that a reconnoitering party of Jackson's army had come into collision with the rear guard of General Shields, opposite Mount Jackson. A view of affairs at Richmond. The same paper contains an "important statement" from a refugee, who had just arrived in New York from Richmond, and thus alludes to it editorially: We submit to our readers this morning, from a
d frequently declared that he should be proud to follow him in character, and for any duty. As for his personal courage, it is enough to say that the very morning General Banks entered Winchester, Ashby went to his headquarters disguised as a market-man, and in reply to questions from staff officers, described his rebel self. The day before the battle of Winchester he rode through the streets of that town, with one of his captains, in Union uniform. One of the most gallant Colonels in Shield's command, who has observed Ashby in three engagements, said in a verbal report to the Government a few days ago, that the Black Horse General had of late become the most reckless man to be found on either side; that he seemed to plunge into all forms of danger with delight, riding wherever the fire was flattest, waving his sword, discharging his pistol at our best officers, and continually inviting hand-to-hand encounters. Our Colonel once saw him leap his horse over an abandoned gun to ma
ashington with, and not a single gun mounted on wheels. A part of this force was new and undisciplined, and some nearly disorganized. He then read from the testimony of John Tucker, Assistant Secretary of War, who testified that prior to the 5th of April 120,000 men were first sent down to McClellan; then Franklin's division of 12,000 was sent, and on the 1st of June McCall's division of 10,000 more; and about that time 11,000 from Baltimore and Fortress Monroe, and on the last of June Shield's division of about 5,000; making a total of 158,000 men sent to General McClellan prior to the engagements before Richmond. Mr. Tucker further testified that he did not know of any other force which could have been sent to McClellan. Thus it is shown that 158,000 of the best troops that ever stood on God's footstool, had been sent to McClellan. And yet the treasonable press of the country are howling against the Secretary of War, because he did not send reinforcements to McClellan.
Wednesday. These facts have already been laid before the public through our columns; but now that they are officially promulgated, they must strike the loyal people with double force.--The at my of the Potomac was originally 230,000 strong. Prior to the 5th of April, according to the testimony of the Assistant Secretary of War, Tucker, McClellan had 120,000 men at Yorktown. Subsequently, Franklin's division, 12,000; McCall's division, 10,000; 11,000 from Baltimore and Fortress Monroe, and Shield's division, 5,000, were sent to him, making a total of 158,000, Generals Meigs and Wadsworth testified that McClellan had all be asked for. Only nineteen regiments were left to guard Washington. The correspondent of the Commercial telegraphs that the responsibility for Bal Bluff is divided between Stone and McClellan; yet Stone was sent to Fort Warren, while McClellan has been suffered to hold in his hands the destinies of this great nation. It is known that the President said, on his
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