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Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
l. All that I was certain of was that my own department was seriously threatened. July fifth, information was brought to my headquarters in Baltimore that a column of rebel cavalry — the same that had been raiding in the border counties of Pennsylvania--was in the Middletown Valley, moving eastwardly. Taking this report as true, the enemy had turned his back upon the department of Major-General Couch, and reduced his probable objectives to Washington, Baltimore, or Maryland Heights. In tMajor-General Sigel reached me, stating that the enemy had that morning retired from before Maryland Heights, and was marching with his main body up the Middletown Valley toward Boonesboro. The question then was — were the rebels marching for Pennsylvania, or coming eastward by the Jefferson or Middletown pikes? I concluded to await events in Frederick City, satisfied they would not be long delayed. As Johnson still held the mountain pass to Middletown, the day (eighth) was spent in trying
Ricketts (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
ivision, three regiments-making a very important reinforcement. About eight o'clock A. M., the enemy marched by the pike from Frederick, and threw out skirmishers, behind whom he put his guns in position, and began the engagement. His columns followed a little after nine o'clock. Passing through the fields, just out of range of my pieces, without attempting to drive in my skirmishers, they moved rapidly around to the left, and forced a passage of the river at a ford about one mile below Ricketts. From nine o'clock to half-past 10 the action was little more than a warm skirmish and experimental cannonading, in which, however, the enemy's superiority in the number and calibre of his guns was fully shown. Against my six three-inch rifles he opposed not less than sixteen Napoleons. In this time, also, the fighting at the stone bridge assumed serious proportions. Colonel Brown held his position with great difficulty. About half-past 10 o'clock the enemy's first line of battle m
Camp Carroll (Nevada, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
Allen out on the Elysville road six miles. He came up in the rear of a few rebel cavalrymen, killed two, and wounded the officers in command. All that could be found on my flank were a few rebel cavalry. On Monday evening, the eleventh, I was ordered to bring up the rear of General Ricketts' division, and move to Baltimore on the pike. I arrived in the city about seven (7) o'clock in the evening, and immediately reported to the commanding officer for orders, and was ordered to go into Camp Carroll, and rest my men and horses. In conclusion I am pleased to state that Captain Allen did all in his power to assist me in carrying out my orders. All the orders I gave he promptly carried out, and to my entire satisfaction. I am pleased to state that the mounted men under my command did well, more than I expected from men that have been in the service so short a time, and not used to riding. The whole time I was absent I could not find time to procure forage for my horses, and ration
Hagerstown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
g in my front across the river. Permit me to state that, in fighting, I had three objects in view: one to keep open, if possible, the communication by rail to Harper's Ferry, the second to cover the roads to Washington and Baltimore; the last, to make the enemy develop his force. I failed in all but the last, and from what I saw, it can be safely asserted that the enemy must have two corps of troops north of the Potomac. In the computation I include his column operating in the region of Hagerstown, that about Harper's Ferry, and the one which fought me yesterday. A rebel officer dying on the field, told a staff officer of General Ricketts that Lee was managing these operations in person, and would shortly have three corps about the Potomac for business against Washington and Baltimore. This circumstance is true; give it what weight you please. I regret to add that we were able to bring off but few of our wounded, and none of our dead. The hundred-days men straggled badly, while
Monrovia (Liberia) (search for this): chapter 197
the rebels had only to move their cavalry round my right by way of Urbana and Monrovia; suspecting such was his plan, I used the utmost expedition to pass the comman for which I waited so anxiously the last two hours of the engagement reaching Monrovia in good time to have joined me, halted there — a singular proceeding, for which no explanation has as yet been furnished me. Monrovia is but eight miles from the battle-ground. The commanding officer at that place must, therefore, have heard taptured the battle-flag of the Seventeenth Virginia. The three regiments in Monrovia joined me at New Market, and afterward served a good purpose in covering the m road. I immediately called back my skirmishers over a hill, and fell back to Monrovia, where I found trains loaded with wounded and stragglers moving off. Crossing ad, supported howitzer skirmishing on river. Monocacy Junction G 1 3 1   Monrovia H         Supporting battery north of railroad, not engaged. Mounted as scout
Buckeystown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
el Catlin telegraphed me that a heavy force of rebel infantry was moving toward Urbana by the Buckeystown road. This threatened my lines of retreat and the position at Monocacy bridge; what was more infantry to cover a ford across the Monocacy, and was down between the river and the road to Buckeystown, which was the line I designed taking up, when the enemy charged across the river with a brigve the advance back, and for a few minutes held his ground, then retired in good order to the Buckeystown road, which he held until the infantry came to his support. The enemy dismounted their cavalas far as Urbana, and fifty men of Major Wells' command at the latter place, patroling toward Buckeystown. When the rebel infantry charged upon our left, and our forces had fallen back, I retired rocure rations for my men. I met General Tyler on the road, who ordered me to move out on the Buckeystown road and feel the enemy. I moved out about five (5) miles, and was moving on when I was orde
Martinsburg (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
of Monocacy, fought ninth July last. The informal report telegraphed Major-General Halleck from Ellicott's Mills, during the retreat, is appended hereto, and will serve to make the record complete. The situation in the department of West Virginia about the beginning of July was very uncertain. Major-General Hunter had retreated westwardly from Lynchburg, leaving open the Shenandoah Valley, up which a column of rebels of unknown strength had marched, and thrown General Sigel back from Martinsburg to Williamsport, thence down the left bank of the Potomac to Maryland Heights, where, with his command, he was supposed to be besieged. The strength of the invading column, by whom it was commanded, what its objects were, the means provided to repel it — everything, in fact, connected with it — were on my part purely conjectural. All that I was certain of was that my own department was seriously threatened. July fifth, information was brought to my headquarters in Baltimore that a co
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
of the casualties as far as we are able to obtain them at this time. Very respectfully submitted, E. B. Tyler. Brigadier-General Commanding. Samuel B. Lawrence, Lieutenant-Colonel and A. A. G. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Clendenin. Baltimore, Md., July 14, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel B. Lawrence A. A. G: sir — I have the honor to report that I left Washington, D. C., July fourth, at seven o'clock P. M. with two hundred and thirty officers and men of the Eighth regiment Illinois cavalry, and arrived at Point of Rocks at two o clock P. M., July fifth, where I found Moseby with two pieces of artillery and about two hundred men posted on the south bank of the Potomac. Dismounting one half of my command, I skirmished with him for an hour and a half, killing one of his men, and wounding two others, when he retired down the river. He fired but six shots from his artillery. I lost no men. Hearing that he was crossing at Nolan's Ferry, I moved down and drove him back
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
under General Tyler, making a force of scant twenty-five hundred men of all arms, and composed as follows: Third regiment (Md.) Potomac Home Brigade, Colonel Charles Gilpin; Eleventh (Md.) infantry, Colonel Landstreet; seven companies of the One HunMd.) infantry, Colonel Landstreet; seven companies of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth, and three companies of the Hundred and Fifty-ninth Ohio National Guard, consolidated, temporarily, under Colonel A. L. Brown; Captain Alexander's (Md.) battery, and one hundred men of the Hundred and Fifty-ninth Ohio National Gf Lieutenant-Colonel Clendenin's squadron of cavalry, two hundred and fifty men, and four companies of the First regiment (Md.) Potomac Home Brigade, about two hundred strong, under Captain Brown. Of this force, it is proper to add, the Eleventh Mant-General to General Tyler; Captain Adam E. King, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Ricketts; Captain Brown, First (Maryland) Potomac Home Brigade, and Captain N. H. Allen, of the company serving as mounted infantry. General Ricketts has not
Ellicotts Mills (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 197
t. The informal report telegraphed Major-General Halleck from Ellicott's Mills, during the retreat, is appended hereto, and will serve to maka railroad. But, under an order, received while en route to Ellicott's mills, directing me to rally my forces and make every possible efforervant, Lew. Wallace, Major-General Commanding headquarters, Ellicott's Mills, 2:05 P. M., July 10, 1864. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Chiefovered the rear of our retreating forces until they arrived at Ellicott's Mills. My loss this day was one man killed-Lieutenant J. A. Kinley- though with little ammunition left, and joined the battery at Ellicott's Mills at eleven A. M., Sunday, July tenth, when I moved to Baltimoreumber. The enemy did not follow after he drove them back. At Ellicott's Mills I threw out pickets and remained under General Ricketts' order H, First Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade, being added to it at Ellicott's Mills, where I was furnished transportation to Baltimore Sunday, Jul
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