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Littlestown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ame time giving him discretionary power to offer battle where the advance of the Army then was, or to withdraw the troops to the line of Pipe Creek. Hancock arrived just as the beaten forces were hurrying toward Cemetery Hill. He was satisfied with the new position chosen by General Howard, and so reported to General Meade. After assisting in forming a new battle-line with the troops then present, and turning over the command to General Slocum, who arrived with his corps (Twelfth) from Littlestown at sunset, Hancock returned to Headquarters late in the evening. Fortunately for the cause, Howard had called early upon Sickles and Slocum for aid, and both had promptly responded by moving forward. The former, with his corps (Third), was near Emmettsburg, where he had been halted in the morning by a circular letter from General Meade, ordering the advance to fall back, and the whole Army to form a line of battle along the General direction of Pipe Creek, between Middleburg and Manch
National (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
cock to Howard's assistance, helped to repulse the Confederates and secure the integrity of the National line. in the mean time Ewell's left division, under Johnson, had pushed up the little vale l held a consultation, when it was agreed to remain and accept battle again in the morning. The National line, with the exception of the small portion on the extreme right occupied by Johnson's men, wLongstreet. He confidently expected Ewell would follow up his victory in the morning, when the National line might be assailed in front, flank, and rear. provision was made by Meade during the nignes through the ranks, yet they moved steadily on, and pressed up to within musket-range of the National line of infantry, where Gibbons was in command, Hancock being wounded. Half concealed, the infe began to see the evidences of the struggle of Slocum's corps with the foe on the right of the National line. Unexploded conical shells were half-buried in the oak-trees, whose branches were cut and
Drewry's Bluff (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
n in public service, while a large number of slaves were employed in various labors, such as working on fortifications, as teamsters, et cetera, for the cause of the conspirators. The following is the form of the voucher held by the Government as the employer of slaves. for such purposes:-- We, the subscribers, acknowledge to have received of John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers, the sums set opposite our names, respectively, being in full for the services of our slaves at Drewry's Bluff, during the months of March and April, 1863, having signed duplicate receipts. from whom hired.name and occupation.time Bmployed.rate of Wages.amount for each Slave.amount received.signatures. J. G. Woodfire.William, laborer.22 days.$16 a month. $13 33Joseph G. Woodfire. William E. Martin.Richard, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.$19 75   William E. Martin.Henry, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.19 7589 46W. E. Martin. I certify the above pay-roll is correct and just, John B. Stannard.
McAllister (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
in the rear of the Creek; the center, consisting of Generals Slocum (Twelfth) and Sykes's (Fifth) Corps, to move toward Hanover, in advance of the Creek, and the left, nearest the foe, under General John F. Reynolds, formerly of the Pennsylvania Rethe 29th, June, 1863. occupied Gettysburg. At about the same hour, Kilpatrick, with his command, while passing through Hanover, was suddenly and unexpectedly assailed by Stuart (then on his march for Carlisle), who led a desperate charge, in persoced night march, arrived early in the morning, and the latter at two o'clock in the afternoon. Sykes was not far from Hanover, twenty-three miles distant, when ordered to advance, and Sedgwick was at Manchester, more than thirty miles distant. the junction, where lay the charred remains of a train of cars, destroyed by the invaders, and toward evening arrived at Hanover. There we tarried an hour, and the writer visited the scene of the cavalry fight on the 29th of June, and made the sket
Westminster (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
on the same day crossed the Potomac at Seneca, with a large force of his cavalry, captured men and destroyed property near the River, he burned 17 canal boats and a train of 178 Army wagons, all laden with public stores. and, pushing on to Westminster, at the right of the Army of the Potomac, swept across its front to Carlisle, encountering Kilpatrick on the way, and then followed in the track of Ewell, toward Gettysburg. The latter had been directed to recall his columns, and take positioncentrate his troops, and engage advantageously in the great struggle which he knew was impending. He chose the line of Big Pipe Creek, on the water-shed between the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, southeast of Gettysburg, with the hills at Westminster in the rear. On the night of the 30th, he issued orders for the right wing, composed of General Sedgwick's (Sixth) Corps, to take position at Manchester, in the rear of the Creek; the center, consisting of Generals Slocum (Twelfth) and Sykes'
Suffolk, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
upplies, his forces were in a perilous situation. The enlistments of his nine months and two years men, to the number of almost thirty thousand, were expiring; and at the close of May, 1863. his effective army did not exceed eighty-eight thousand men. His cavalry had been reduced by one-third since March, and in every way his army was sadly weakened. Lee, meanwhile, had been. re-enforced by the remainder of Longstreet's troops, which had been brought up from before the fortifications at Suffolk, See page 42. and the chief had reorganized his army into three corps, commanded respectively by Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and Ewell, Probably at no time during the war was the Confederate army more complete in numbers, equipment, and materials, than at the middle of June, 1863, when, according to the most careful estimates made from the Confederate official returns, there were at least 500,000 men on the rolls, and more than 300,000 present, and fit for duty. Full one-half of the whit
National (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ommand of all the troops on the field of action. He placed the divisions of Barlow and Schurz to the right of the First Corps, to confront Early, and so, from the necessity of meeting an expected simultaneous attack from the North and west, the National line was lengthened and attenuated along a curve for about three miles. This was an unfortunate necessity that could not be avoided, for Howard had perceived the value of a position for the army on the series of ridges of which Cemetery Hill fority of Seminary Ridge, occupied the key-point of the entire field; and when, at about three o'clock in the afternoon, Early had pressed Barlow back, and there was a general advance of the Confederates, Rodes dashed through the weak center of the National line, and, aided by an enfilading battery, threw into confusion the right of the First and the left of the Eleventh Corps. Then the Nationals fell back in some confusion upon the village, in which they became entangled, when Early, dashing forw
Taneytown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ck) was directed to take position, with the Army Headquarters, at Taneytown, on the road from Emmettsburg to Winchester. Meade's cavalry, inh the mountains with the large trains. when General Meade, at Taneytown, thirteen miles distant, heard of the death of Reynolds, he order made his Headquarters at the house of Mrs. Lydia Leister, on the Taneytown road, a short distance in the rear of Cemetery Hill. Only the con angle formed by the Emmettsburg road, and a cross lane from the Taneytown road, which entered it and ended there. from that point Birney's uming by fire, were where Hancock's batteries were, and along the Taneytown road, near Meade's Headquarters. No less than eight dead horses n the Union lines we saw the remains of not less Scene near the Taneytown road. than two hundred of these noble brutes, many of them on fiketching Meade's Headquarters, see page 63. we passed down the Taneytown road a short distance, and turned into a rough by-way that led ov
Vicksburg (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
f slaves were employed on the fortifications in different. parts of the Confederacy. all able leaders, and each bearing the commission of Lieutenant-General. Recent events had greatly inspirited the Confederates, and given a buoyant tone to the feelings of the army. Richmond seemed secure from harm for at least a year to come. Its prisons (especially the Libby, which became both famous and infamous during the war) were crowded with captives. Charleston was defiant, and with reason. Vicksburg and Port Hudson, on the Mississippi, though seriously menaced, seemed impregnable against. any force Grant and Banks might array before them; and the appeals of Johnston, Libby Prison. this was a large store and warehouse belonging to a man named Libby, who, it is said, was a friend of the Union, and the conspirators gladly ordered his property to be used for public purposes. It stands on the corner of Carey and Nineteenth streets. near Jackson, for re-enforcements, See page 615
Chambersburg, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ety to Harrisburg, by way of Hagerstown and Chambersburg. Milroy lost nearly all of his artillery a swept up the Cumberland Valley to Chambersburg, in Pennsylvania, destroyed the railway in that neindise were purchased by the Confederates in Chambersburg, and paid for in Confederate scrip. Duringnkins, and then up the Cumberland Valley to Chambersburg, June 22. where General Knipe was in commaWhen the news came that Jenkins had been at Chambersburg and Ewell was in Maryland, he wrote to a le in the same direction, and press on by the Chambersburg road, leading through Gettysburg to Baltimoof the Confederates was over 70,000. on the Chambersburg road, near Willoughby's Run, between Seminan, with Hall's battery, on each side of the Chambersburg road and across a railway-grading at a deepthree regiments of Cutler's brigade, on the Chambersburg road, causing them to retire behind a wood rters when the writer sketched it, from the Chambersburg road, late in September, 1866. it was a su[3 more...]
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