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Rock Creek, Menard County, Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
ocation for a battery. Through these passes the little valley of Rock Creek, crossing the Baltimore turnpike a couple of miles or so from towake his cavalry force and guard against a dash down the valley of Rock Creek into the rear and centre. The rebels met the preparation and dredown toward the extreme right. A brigade had been thrown east of Rock Creek to watch the possible attempt at repeating the effort to get down Gregg threw his force up a little brook that comes down between Rock Creek and the post village of Two Taverns. The rebel cavalry no soonerh in the valley below, the rifts of woodland along the borders of Rock Creek, the orchards far down on the left, the fields green and beautifucharge. The Second corps hospital was situated on the banks of Rock Creek, in tents, about eighty rods north of the house indicated on the , about one hundred rods above the junction of White's Creek with Rock Creek, on Schwietzel's farm. It contained two thousand five hundred an
Front Royal (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
th the infantry in the proposed expedition into the lower valley, and at the same time General Imboden was directed, with his command, to make a demonstration in the direction of Romney, in order to cover the movement against Winchester, and prevent the enemy at that place from being reenforced by the troops on the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Both of these officers were in position when General Ewell left Culpeper Court-House on the sixteenth. Crossing the Shenandoah near Front Royal, he detached Rodes's division to Berryville, with instructions, after dislodging the force stationed there, to cut off the communication between Winchester and the Potomac. With the divisions of Early and Johnson, General Ewell advanced directly upon Winchester, driving the enemy into his works around the town on the thirteenth. On the same day the troops at Berryville fell back before General Rodes, retreating to Winchester. On the fourteenth General Early stormed the works at the lat
Media, Delaware (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
od beef-soup, coffee, and fresh bread, for over three thousand slightly wounded soldiers whose injuries did not prevent them from walking to this point, while we sheltered each night about fifty more serious cases, which had been brought down by ambulance, and whose wounds required the attention of a surgeon. We were fortunate in having during these days the volunteer aid of Dr. Hooper, from Boston, who devoted himself to this latter work. Mr. Clark, from New-Hampshire, Mr. Hawkins, from Media, Pa., and Mr. Shippen, from Pittsburgh, also lent their assistance, and all these gentlemen materially aided us at this and at the second lodge until it was fully organized. With the transfer of our material to town, the irregular organization was changed to a permanent working basis. Dr. W. F. Cheney, who arrived on the tenth, was placed in charge of the camp. He brought with him seven assistants, Messrs. Latz, Cooley, McGuinness, Chesebro, Blakeley, Sherwin, Freshoner, from Canandaigua,
Cashtown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
urgh; and Hill's corps between that place and Cashtown. The twenty-eighth of June was spent in asettysburgh the appearance of the enemy on the Cashtown road in some force, Gen. Reynolds was directebouched his infantry through the mountains on Cashtown, but was being held in check in the most gall the town of Gettysburgh, and advanced on the Cashtown road, and without a moment's hesitation deplohe enemy debouching from the mountains on the Cashtown road, known to be Hill's corps. In the earlyarrival of reenforcements to the enemy on the Cashtown road, and the junction of Ewell's corps cominon the Fairfield road, and the cavalry on the Cashtown road, and by Emmetsburgh and Monterey passes.oad through Fairfield, and the rest by way of Cashtown, guarded by General Imboden. In passing throthe South-Mountain, at a small village called Cashtown. This halt was made while the division was nable: Location. Division. Surgeon. No. Cashtown, Gen. Parine's, Dr. Wilson, 171 On Chamber
Frederick, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
nd we hastened the more rapidly on. From Frederick out the whole road was lined with stragglerstwelve or fifteen miles to the north-west of Frederick; by Tuesday night, the First corps lay encamy, to move with seven thousand men to occupy Frederick and the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railrtimo. At that time his headquarters were at Frederick, and Lee's at Hagerstown. It will be seen tllowed in the train of the army, had reached Frederick and reported to Dr. Steiner. It was still d. George G. Edgerly, and a third car-load to Frederick, to the care of Dr. Steiner. These were t of the wagons, sent out by Dr. Steiner from Frederick, gives the following account: I left F June twenty-ninth. Mr. Hoag and myself left Frederick with two wagon loads, in connection with thet to Washington, ordering up more supplies. Frederick was spoken of, but upon inquiry at different. In the mean time, Mr. Hoag had been to Frederick with the two wagons, and had returned with f[13 more...]
Hagerstown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
s also up, coming by way of Chambersburgh or Hagerstown. Longstreet was known to be on the way, andas at the same time sent to Williamsport and Hagerstown. The duty above assigned to the cavalry wr at Shepherdstown. The columns reunited at Hagerstown, and advanced thence into Pennsylvania, encaendered more difficult by the rains, reached Hagerstown on the afternoon of the sixth and morning ofiamsport, and that the two columns united at Hagerstown. From the latter place, one division — Rhodce we moved on Chambersburgh, via Funkstown, Hagerstown, and Middleburgh, reaching the former on thert, and, falling into our line of advance at Hagerstown, followed it to Fayetteville, reaching the lwere able to bear it, were being sent toward Hagerstown, and late in the afternoon our artillery and Having crossed the mountain, we moved on to Hagerstown, where we arrived on Monday, the sixth. Herear to us as Funkstown, four miles south of Hagerstown, and on Wednesday and Thursday his whole com[3 more...]
Maryland Heights (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
. These operations cleared the valley of the enemy, those at Harper's Ferry withdrawing to Maryland Heights. More than four thousand prisoners, twenty-nine pieces of artillery, two hundred and seven the enemy attacked Harper's Ferry the same day, but was shelled back by General Tyler from Maryland Heights. Ten thousand rebel infantry crossed the Potomac at Williamsburgh in the night, beginning i and the forces at Harper's Ferry and vicinity had been withdrawn into the intrenchments on Maryland Heights, where they were in some respects beleaguered. On the eighteenth of June, writes Dr. L. quantity of brandy, sherry, whiskey, chocolate, condensed milk, tea, lint, and bandages, to Maryland Heights. James Gall, Jr., relief agent, accompanied the stores, and Mr. Brengle drove the team. Td out a relief agent in that direction. Accordingly, Mr. James Gall, who had returned from Maryland Heights, was, on the twenty-seventh June, ordered to proceed along the line of that road, to push f
Poolesville (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
own to rest, most of us having been on the road thirty-one hours without food or sleep, except such as we could catch during the halts. Saturday, moved on to Poolesville, where we arrived at ten A. M. This point having been designated as a good one for an issue-station, a room was engaged, and before the wagons were unloaded two could obtain any thing. For the purpose of keeping our stock up, another wagon-load was sent up from Washington Friday afternoon, to intercept our train at Poolesville, Dr. McDonald having informed us from Fairfax that he should make that point. This wagon succeeded in getting through safely, although the road was very insecure, a long government train being seized a few hours after our wagon had passed a certain point in the road by a body of Stuart's cavalry. It reached Poolesville, accompanied by Major Bush and Mr. Clampitt, Saturday afternoon. One wagon was then returned to Washington for repairs. Sunday morning the army and trains moving on rapi
Aldie (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
Longstreet to watch the enemy, now reported to be moving into Loudon. On the seventeenth his cavalry encountered two brigades of ours, under General Stuart, near Aldie, and was driven back with loss. The next day the engagement was renewed, the Federal cavalry being strongly supported by infantry, and General Stuart was in turn rebel infantry crossed the Potomac at Williamsburgh in the night, beginning in earnest the great invasion which was now fully shown to be intended. The fights at Aldie on the eighteenth and nineteenth were between General Pleasanton's and a body of the enemy's cavalry, which is supposed to have flanked their rear. More rebels coon was to leave one wagon with relief agent and storekeeper at Fairfax, to send a similar force to Centreville and Thoroughfare Gap, and another to Gum Springs and Aldie; but on arriving at Fairfax, we were advised by General Sedgwick to remain where we then were, as the roads were not safe without an escort. Acting on this advice
Lousy Run (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 22
ve hundred and fifty wounded; of these, two hundred and fifty-nine were rebels. Dr. Hildreth was surgeon in charge. There were two divisions only, under separate organization, but remote from each other only by a narrow ravine. The Fifth corps hospital was in three divisions. The first division was on Mr. Little's farm, north of the house and south of White's Creek, and about one hundred rods east of Third corps. The second division was south of Mrs. Jesse Clapsaddle's house, across Lousy run, about one hundred rods south of White's Creek. The third division was about half a mile west of Two Taverns, on Jesse Werley's farm. This division hospital was the most remote of all the Union hospitals from the town of Gettysburgh. They contained together one thousand four hundred wounded, including seventy-five rebels. Dr. Clark, surgeon in charge. The three divisions of the Sixth corps hospital were, the first, about the house of John Frastle, near Peach Orchard, and the Second
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