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Port Republic (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
s position, retreated beyond New Market toward Harrisonburg and Port Republic, and our forces encamped in positions in advance of New Market.and other means of crossing the Shenandoah, from Front Royal to Port Republic, rendering it impossible for Shields's division either to strikh only 1200 men and 1 battery, by order of General Shields, for Port Republic, to secure and hold the bridge at that crossing, if it should ning him to battle. On the 8th, Carroll reached the bridge at Port Republic with Tyler yet fifteen miles in rear. My brigade, under ordersross Keys. See pp. 291-293 for details of the engagements at Port Republic and Cross Keys. Jackson, being hard pressed, prepared to save he brigade, with artillery, to secure a crossing for his army at Port Republic, he met Carroll, and, forcing him back, secured the bridge. Ththe field. See pp. 291-293 for details of the engagements at Port Republic and Cross Keys. On the 9th, at sundown, Shields, now with m
Cross Keys (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
d encamped with Ferry's, and on the 9th moved forward, leaving Ferry in his position. On the 8th, Fremont brought Jackson to bay, and engaged him in battle at Cross Keys. See pp. 291-293 for details of the engagements at Port Republic and Cross Keys. Jackson, being hard pressed, prepared to save his army by retreat. Sending one brigade, with artillery, to secure a crossing for his army at Port Republic, he met Carroll, and, forcing him back, secured the bridge. That night, Jackson's entis, and Jackson himself was compelled to rally and lead them back to the contest; then, with Dick Taylor's and other brigades and batteries, he forced our men from the field. See pp. 291-293 for details of the engagements at Port Republic and Cross Keys. On the 9th, at sundown, Shields, now with me, received by the gallant Myles W. Keogh As captain in the 7th United States Cavalry, Keogh was killed in the massacre, by the Sioux, of Custer's command, June 25th, 1876, on a branch of the L
Staunton, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
under orders from General Banks to make a reconnoissance, moved out from Winchester, following the route taken by Jackson along the turnpike up the valley toward Staunton, with flanking parties of cavalry upon the Front Royal and other parallel roads. In the afternoon of the 17th, a force of the enemy with cavalry and artillery weft near the crossing of the Shenandoah toward Luray. Under cover of these a part of the force under Edward Johnson moved, on the 7th, to prevent the capture of Staunton by Milroy. Meeting General Milroy at McDowell and checking Milroy's advance, Jackson again returned to our front. Both sides claimed success in the affair at Mbeyond the Shenandoah by Banks and Shields. General McDowell, with his army, held Fredericksburg and the line of the Rappahannock, General Fremont moving toward Staunton from the west, and General McClellan, with the Army of the Potomac, was advancing up the peninsula, confronting the Confederate army under Johnston. Thus was Wa
Jackson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
ainst Stonewall Jackson. For an account of Jackson's early operations in the valley, see Vol. I thrice advanced to the attack, gave way, and Jackson's army was badly beaten — his shattered brigaactive in demonstrations. On the 1st of May, Jackson's army made movements threatening our right athe valley of Virginia in our possession, and Jackson's army held in cheek beyond the Shenandoah bytions. The latter was warned by this dash of Jackson's purposes. He says in his report: The ent had passed over the mountains and attacked Jackson's forces at Fisher's Hill. General Shields, ahe Shenandoah and Massanutten mountain, while Jackson's army, pursued by Fremont, was moving up thee was 6 miles north of Luray. Fremont's and Jackson's guns were distinctly heard beyond the riverng him back, secured the bridge. That night, Jackson's entire force fled from Fremont, crossed thehe retreat of our small but gallant command. Jackson's own old Stonewall Brigade was first repulse
Rude's Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
s moved forward, with three days rations, but without tents or baggage, to Woodstock, the enemy having continued his retreat to Mount Jackson. Receiving additional supplies, we moved forward from Woodstock on the 8th, meeting and skirmishing with the enemy daily. On the 15th our army arrived near Mount Jackson, finding the enemy in force, and after a brisk engagement compelling him to fall back and his main force to cross the Shenandoah at Mount Jackson, beyond which he took position at Rude's Hill, covering the village and the crossings of the river. General Banks, on the morning of the 17th, directed a forward movement to force a passage across the river. The river was much swollen by rains, rendering it impossible to ford. There being but one bridge, it became the center of contest, the enemy having failed to destroy it, although he had set fire to it. A splendid dash by a detachment of our cavalry through the bridge drove the enemy away and extinguished the flames. This ga
Strasburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
ed the place, retreated up the valley toward Strasburg. On the 13th, General Shields arrived with and artillery was met at Fisher's Hill, near Strasburg, where brisk skirmishing was commenced and cn the night of the 18th at Fisher's Hill and Strasburg. On the morning of the 19th, waiting until ery. Ashby, advancing from the direction of Strasburg, forced our outposts back upon their reservef before he could reach Fisher's Hill beyond Strasburg. Major-General Banks, arriving as this moveMount Jackson. Our army remained in camp at Strasburg and Fisher's Hill, awaiting supplies, until , and General Banks moved down the valley to Strasburg, thus opening the way for Jackson [see map, s's 9000, mostly stationed in detachments at Strasburg and Front Royal, nearly 20 miles apart, by tmy having gone from view in the direction of Strasburg and Winchester. That portion of our commandy the roar of cannon away to our left toward Strasburg. Fremont had passed over the mountains and [3 more...]
Charles Town (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
on the 5th, and on the 7th, while we were on the way, General Shields arrived from Washington and assumed command. General Banks had already crossed the Potomac with his divisions, and with but little opposition had occupied Harper's Ferry, Charlestown, and Martinsburg, the enemy retiring toward Winchester. The object of this movement under Banks was the protection of the reopening of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad west of Harper's Ferry. The region of the upper Potomac and the Shenandoy toward Strasburg. On the 13th, General Shields arrived with his Second and Third Brigades (Sullivan's and Tyler's), having left detachments to garrison Martinsburg, while other forces of General Banks's command remained at Harpers Ferry and Charlestown. General Hamilton, commanding the First Division, having received orders assigning him to duty elsewhere, General Banks assigned General Alpheus S. Williams to the command of that division. Early on the morning of March 17th, Shields, unde
Woodstock, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
e enemy. On the morning of the 18th, General Shields pushed forward — meeting with but little resistance — as far as Woodstock; then, halting with his infantry, he sent his cavalry forward, following the enemy to Mount Jackson, where, having cros of the 25th, and after light skirmishing occupied Strasburg and Fisher's Hill, the enemy continuing his retreat toward Woodstock and Mount Jackson. Our army remained in camp at Strasburg and Fisher's Hill, awaiting supplies, until April 1st. On the morning of April 1st our forces moved forward, with three days rations, but without tents or baggage, to Woodstock, the enemy having continued his retreat to Mount Jackson. Receiving additional supplies, we moved forward from Woodstock on the Woodstock on the 8th, meeting and skirmishing with the enemy daily. On the 15th our army arrived near Mount Jackson, finding the enemy in force, and after a brisk engagement compelling him to fall back and his main force to cross the Shenandoah at Mount Jackson, be
Winchester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
Fighting Jackson at Kernstown. by Nathan Kimball, Brevet Major-General, U. S. V. Early in 186d moved forward, and was then advancing near Winchester. Expecting that the enemy would resist his his cavalry,--at 10 o'clock,--he marched for Winchester, where the command arrived late in the eveniurned, intent upon victory, the recapture of Winchester, and the possession of the beautiful valley. our position and moving directly forward to Winchester. My gallant line of skirmishers opened theiore this want was supplied. The losses at Kernstown were: Union, 118 killed, 450 wounded, 22 misst, 1862, congratulated Battle-field of Kernstown, Va., September, 1885. On this side of the s, as he should choose, for the possession of Winchester, the key of the valley, and for us the posit his rear-guard also repulsed an attack near Kernstown. At Winchester, another stand was made one division, united, that had defeated him at Kernstown. In the afternoon General Fremont succeed[10 more...]
Martinsburg (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.41
y crossed the Potomac with his divisions, and with but little opposition had occupied Harper's Ferry, Charlestown, and Martinsburg, the enemy retiring toward Winchester. The object of this movement under Banks was the protection of the reopening campaign, Banks was given a separate command, the Department of the Shenandoah.--Editors. When our division arrived at Martinsburg on the 10th, General C. S. Hamilton's had moved forward, and was then advancing near Winchester. Expecting that the eneral Shields arrived with his Second and Third Brigades (Sullivan's and Tyler's), having left detachments to garrison Martinsburg, while other forces of General Banks's command remained at Harpers Ferry and Charlestown. General Hamilton, commandin to meet them. The Confederates were held in check several hours, and that night Banks's retreat was continued toward Martinsburg. See p. 288.--Editors. With the information of this reverse came the order directing Shields's division to move back
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