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Kelly's Ford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
equipment of the Confederate Army composition of the opposing forces, 21. cavalry battle at Kelly's Ford Moseby, the guerrilla chief, 22. Stoneman's raid movement for flanking the Confederates, 2fter Moseby's bold exploit, the first purely cavalry battle of the war occurred, not far from Kelly's Ford, on the Rappahannock, between National troops, under General W. W. Averill, and Confederates ly the column moved up the Rappahannock, and crossed it April 28, 29. on a pontoon bridge at Kelly's Ford, twenty-seven miles above Fredericksburg, the march well masked by the passage of a heavy forrginia with Richmond. Stoneman crossed the Rappahannock May 29, 1863. with the main body at Kelly's Ford, and Averill (who had been ordered to push on through Culpepper Court-House to Gordonsville, Rapid Anna at the Raccoon Ford, and on Friday, the 8th of May, recrossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford. Much property had been destroyed during the raid, but the chief object of the expedition, n
Columbia, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
. F. Lee's troops that attacked them, the Nationals, toward evening, moved off to Thompson's Four Corners, where, at midnight, Stoneman gave orders for operations upon Lee's communications by separate parties, led respectively by General David McM. Gregg, Colonel Percy Wyndham, Colonel Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, and Colonel Hasbrouck Davis. In the bright moonlight these expeditions started on their destructive errands. Wyndham, with the First Maine and First New Jersey, pushed southward to Columbia, on the James River, and on the morning of the 3d, destroyed canal boats, bridges, a large quantity of Confederate supplies and medical stores; tried to demolish the massive stone aqueduct there where the waters of the canal flow over the river, and then rejoined Stoneman. Kilpatrick, with the Harris Light Cavalry (Sixth New York), reached Hungary Station, on the Fredericksburg railway, on the morning of the 4th, destroyed the depots and railroad there, crossed to the Brook turnpike, and,
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
otomac, lying at Falmouth, nearly opposite Fredericksburg, when Hooker took the command, was weak anone thousand nine hundred and sixty-four Fredericksburg in the Spring of 1863. this is from a phat Lee would find it necessary to abandon Fredericksburg and fly toward Richmond. But his efforts d now, with his army well in hand, from Hamilton's Crossing, on the railway, to the Rappahannock netillery, to hold his fortified position at Fredericksburg against Sedgwick, and at a little past midnd the distance between Sedgwick, opposite Fredericksburg, and the main army at Chancellorsville, waft, Meade's corps, with their faces toward Fredericksburg, joined Slocum's, Hancock's division beingbout thirty thousand men, being still near Fredericksburg. Hooker had vainly hoped for the appearanof the plank! road, about four miles from Fredericksburg. was filled with Wilcox's troops, and made early hour in the day he was cut off from Fredericksburg by Early, who had marched swiftly, and, wi[21 more...]
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
artillery into one corps, and placed it under the command of General Pendleton, as chief. He also gave a similar organization to his cavalry. When April came, Lee found himself at the head of an army unsurpassed in discipline, and full of enthusiasm; yet it was divided, for, so early as February, he had sent Longstreet with two divisions to operate against General J. J. Peck in the vicinity of Suffolk, on the south side of the James River, and other troops were raiding with Imboden in West Virginia. Yet he felt strong, with only about half the number, of troops in hand commanded by his antagonist, for he had extended and strengthened his fortifications in rear of Fredericksburg, and constructed a system of elaborate works along his whole front reaching from Banks's Ford to Port Royal, more than twenty-five miles. Chancellorsville, by Hotchkiss and Allan, page 15. Even with his superior force Hooker's army was composed of seven corps, and comprised twenty-three divisions. The
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
s, 230 beef cattle, and 85 wagons and ambulances, with the loss of little more than twenty of his own men. According to a statement to the author, by Colonel H. S. Gansevort, whose command was Moseby's most. dreaded enemy in the region of Upper Virginia, east of the Blue Ridge, during the years 1863 and 1864, a large number of Moseby's men were volunteers from the regular Confederate cavalry, whose love of adventure and, lust for plunder made them so much attached to their leader, that a thr hands of the Nationals, for at that time its supplies came from Richmond, and it had not more than a few days' rations ahead at any time. Let us now turn for a moment and view events of the greatest importance, which were occurring in Southeastern Virginia, at the time of the struggle at Chancellorsville. We have observed (page 21) that Lee had sent Longstreet to command the troops operating against General John J. Peck, at Suffolk. Ever since the Confederates lost Norfolk, See page
Jackson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
movement by Jackson the Nationals deceived Jackson's attack on Hooker's right, 28. Hooker's rigbers. In the space of three months Stonewall Jackson's corps alone increased from twenty-five thouable here at low water. had called Stonewall Jackson's large force up from Moss Neck and its vicint midnight on the first of May, 1863. he put Jackson's column in motion toward Chancellorsville. s (Dowdall's tavern), discovered a portion of Jackson's column, under Rodes, crossing Lewis's Creek of alarm to the other divisions. Place of Jackson's attack on Howard. this was the appearanceneral Sickles who had commenced a pursuit of Jackson's column, appear to have been under the impreil, and to direct him to fall back and attack Jackson's left flank. Sickles was then in a criticaleasanton had just reached the artillery, when Jackson's pursuing column came thundering on after throw. When he heard of the southward march of Jackson's column on Saturday morning, May 2, 1863. h
Mine Run (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ous blows. His object was twofold: First, to secure the passage of the river at Banks's Ford, and thus widen the distance between Sedgwick and the main army; and, secondly, to compel Hooker to fight in his disadvantageous position at Chancellorsville, which was in the midst of a region covered with a dense forest of shrub-oaks and pines, and tangled undergrowth, broken by morasses, hills, and ravines, called The Wilderness, and which extended from a little eastward of Chancellor's house to Mine Run on the west, and several miles southward from the Rapid Anna. With these designs, Lee left General Early, with about nine thousand men and thirty pieces of artillery, to hold his fortified position at Fredericksburg against Sedgwick, and at a little past midnight on the first of May, 1863. he put Jackson's column in motion toward Chancellorsville. It joined Anderson's (which, as we have observed, had fallen back from Chancellorsville on the approach of the National forces) at eight o'clo
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
t Longstreet to command the troops operating against General John J. Peck, at Suffolk. Ever since the Confederates lost Norfolk, See page 888, volume II. and with it the mouth of the James River and the region bordering on the Nansemond and the oss the Nansemond, capture or disperse the National garrison, and then, without further difficulty, seize Portsmouth and Norfolk, and seriously menace, if not actually Operations of Major General J. J. Peck commanding at Suffolk, Va. And vicinityster for three thousand troops to oppose Hill, when a Confederate mail, captured by General Viele, who was in command at Norfolk, informed him of Longstreet's plans,.and the important fact that Hill's was only a co-operating movement. Viele had ae recovery of the whole country south of the James River, extending, to Albemarle Sound, in North Carolina; the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth; eighty miles of new railroad iron; the equipment of two roads, and the capture of all the United States
Tunstall (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ay at Ashland, where he intercepted an ambulance train filled with wounded soldiers from Chancellorsville. These were paroled. Then the road and other railway property was destroyed there, when Davis pushed on to Hanover Court-House, on the Virginia Central railway, swept away the depot by fire, and tore up the track in that vicinity. He then followed the line of the road to within seven miles of Richmond, when he inclined to the left and started for Williamsburg. Near the site of the White House See page 886, volume II. he met and skirmished with Confederate cavalry, and being repulsed, he inclined still more to the left, crossed the Pamunkey and Mattapony, and reached Gloucester Point without further interruption. Gregg and Buford had, meanwhile, been raiding in the neighborhood of the South Anna, closely watched by Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. They burnt — the bridges in their march. Dashing upon Hanover Junction, they destroyed the railway property there, and damaged the roa
Mississippi (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
cellorsville, 34. the Heights of Fredericksburg captured, 35. battle at Salem Church Sedgwick in peril, 36, 37. the National Army recrosses the Rappahannock, 38. another raid by Stoneman, 39, 40. National troops at Suffolk fortifications there, 41, 42. the siege of Suffolk by Longstreet, 43. Peck's defense of Suffolk Longstreet driven away services of the Army at Suffolk, 44. While a portion of the National troops were achieving important. victories on the banks. of the Lower Mississippi, See the closing chapter of volume. II. those composing the Army of the Potomac were winning an equally important victory, July, 1863. not far from the banks of the Susquehannah, We left that army in charge of General Joseph Hooker, after sad disasters at Fredericksburg, encamped near the Rappahannock; Page 497, volume II. let us now observe its movements from that time until its triumphs in the conflict at Gettysburg, between the Susquehannah and the Potomac rivers. During
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