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Bartonsville (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
nemy back, and protect all the train that's left, were my instructions, as I pushed on, until Bartonsville, So called on the Government map of our operations in the valley. a little town about one army that I was now confronting at Newtown. The time occupied in returning to Newtown from Bartonsville, and driving the enemy out of the town, brings this narrative up to nearly four o'clock in thI held no communication with General Banks, had neither seen nor heard from him since we left Bartonsville. I looked upon my position as most perilous: my force was small, could cover only a small fr p. 104. The night was calm, but dark. Pursuers and pursued had passed over the half-mile to Bartonsville, and reached the creek which crosses the road south of the town, when the Rebels, with Jacksoel Andrews' arrival. Frequent reports from that officer had advised me since his skirmish at Bartonsville of his good progress; but that progress was slow. He was impeded by his wounded, who were be
Front Royal (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ral Lee heard of Shields's movement towards Front Royal, and wrote Jackson that it was very desirabginia. About one mile and a half north of Front Royal, in a direct line with Winchester, the two -travelled highway that leads from Luray to Front Royal, and by a steep and narrow footpath gained s Cedarville, which is five miles north of Front Royal, in the direction of Winchester. Here KenlStrasburg was aroused. On the road towards Front Royal, Banks sent troops with the vain purpose, pforce took part in the affair with Kenly at Front Royal, it is possible that the reports of Kenly'sis morning shows that the enemy returned to Front Royal last night, and will not, now at least, attaryland and Wheat's battalion, and move for Front Royal by the direct and shorter route. This boy-aign (Allan), p. 102. which is distant from Front Royal twelve miles. Steuart's orders were to strtion of fatigue in which his troops entered Front Royal on the night of the 23d, it will be remembe[27 more...]
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
1. to have been his main reason for planning his attack between Front Royal and Strasburg; although it is said that others of weight were, to avoid our fortifications, and insure the issuing of Banks from them to save his communications with eastern Virginia. That Jackson got fairly upon Banks's flank without his knowledge the latter admits. On the twenty-third of May, it was discovered that the whole force of the enemy was in movement down the valley of the Shenandoah, between the Massanuttenat the foot of high hills, which tower abruptly above it on almost every side. To the east runs the Blue Ridge, over whose summits, by winding and steep pathways, roads lead through the gaps known as Chester and Manassas into the valleys of eastern Virginia. About one mile and a half north of Front Royal, in a direct line with Winchester, the two branches of the Shenandoah unite into the single stream that pours its waters into the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. The pike road from Front Royal to
Clear Spring, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
t; First Vermont, Colonel Tompkins; five Companies of the First Maine, Lieutenant-Colonel Douty. The Hampton Battery and one section of Best's Battery, half of the First Maine and two Companies of the First Vermont, had accompanied the column, and at Middletown were sent towards Front Royal to observe Jackson. The subsequent history of this command we may as well give here. The six companies of the Fifth New York cavalry, under Colonel De Forrest, came into our lines via Hancock, at Clear Spring, north of the Potomac, bringing with them thirty-two wagons and many stragglers; the Zouaves came to us at Williamsport; the First Vermont joined the column at Winchester, with six pieces of artillery, in time for the fight; and General Hatch united with me in a few hours, as will appear. Major Collins of the cavalry, with three companies, attempted after dusk to proceed up the road towards Middletown, intending to turn off where the main body under Hatch left the pike; but mistaking the
Meadow Mills (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
M. Our course was directly for Winchester; the distance was eighteen miles. Fortunately for us, the day was cool and misty. We had cleared the town and reached Cedar Creek, about two miles out, when signs of excitement and panic were apparent. Frightened teamsters came thundering back towards Strasburg, urging their mules at a gal's brigade, Jackson brought up his guns and replied to Hatch's fire. After a short skirmish, a column of flame and smoke was seen arising from the bridge over Cedar Creek. The Zouaves d 'Afrique, having been attacked by the part of Jackson's force that had swept southward, had fired the bridge and retreated to Strasburg. Then Hnfirmed my fears of the numbers of the enemy; told me he had been set upon in strong force; that a portion of the rear of our train, such stores as were left at Cedar Creek, and such forces as had not haply escaped, had been captured. Hatch dwelt with much feeling upon the mistake made by Collins of the cavalry in charging upon th
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
emy advanced cautiously, and were received with shells from Knapp's Battery. With a grim humor Jackson selected a Rebel Maryland regiment Colonel Bradley T. Johnson's. to attack the loyal Marylanders. Supported by cavalry, who in turn were sustach odds there was no hope. Setting fire to his camp, Kenly retreated to the first bridge, closely followed by the Rebel Maryland, the Louisiana battalions, and the cavalry. Here a stand was made, but without avail; for the enemy in overwhelming numngs, but in vain. Artillery and cavalry were mingled together, sabres waved over the heads of the doomed loyalists from Maryland, and the word Surrender! passed from every mouth. It was finished. Save an insignificant number of men, and one piecehen an unexpected visitor was brought before me. It was one of Jackson's medical officers, a surgeon attached to a Rebel Maryland battery. While more than half drunk, probably on our liquor found in the captured wagons, the noncombatant surgeon stum
Port Republic (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
re widely separated; Banks's were concentrated. So for this reason and for those already given, Jackson determined to attack Milroy: and he would begin his movement so secretly that his enemies should be misled. On the twenty-ninth of April, Ashby made demonstrations in force towards Harrisonburg. They were repeated on the 30th. Banks appeared to be quietly at rest. In the afternoon of the thirtieth of April Jackson left his camp: it was soon occupied by Ewell. Straight onward to Port Republic, on the eastern side of the Shenandoah River, Jackson directed his march. The day was rainy,--indeed for the past ten days heavy rains had fallen. Do their best, the troops made but five miles; on the next they made but five; the next, the second of May, the struggle with the mud continued. By nightfall Jackson had passed Lewiston to a bivouac between that point and Brown's Gap. On the 3d, by this gap and Whitehall, he pressed onward towards Mechum's River station on the Virginia Cen
Cedarville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
force appeared on the Winchester road, and above Kenly, who had now been driven back as far as Cedarville, which is five miles north of Front Royal, in the direction of Winchester. Here Kenly formedoad track. Then night came, and all around the Shenandoah, at Front Royal, and on the road to Cedarville, there were corpses of brave men recently strong in life; and there were wounded moaning in that night, they threw themselves exhausted on the ground, and remained there until morning. At Cedarville, four and a half miles further north, were the cavalry and infantry that had captured Kenly. ke him in flank; while Jackson, reserving to himself the main body of his army, after reaching Cedarville marched by a crossroad towards Middletown. Ashby moved in Jackson's front with batteries, and distant twelve miles, at between six and seven A. M. Steuart, with his cavalry, starting from Cedarville at daylight, would have moved over his ten miles by six or seven o'clock, and the refugees wou
Mount Crawford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
oving down the valley, cautioned him not to lose sight of the fact that it might become necessary for him to come to the support of General Johnston, and that whatever movement he made against Banks must be made speedily, and if successful drive him back towards the Potomac, and create the impression, as far as practicable, that he designed threatening that line. Campaign in the Valley of Virginia in 1861-1862, p. 88. On the morning of the eighteenth of May General Jackson was at Mount Crawford, Battle-fields of the South (Ashton's Letter), p. 324. eight miles from Harrisonburg on the Staunton pike. He then knew that Banks had fallen back to Strasburg: we had been there since the 13th. At Mossy Creek, Ewell conferred in person with Jackson. Then and there a vigorous campaign against Banks was planned. One of Ewell's brigades, the largest of his command (Taylor's), was to march from Elk Run Valley, by way of Keezletown, and unite with Jackson in the valley turnpike, a f
Hulls Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
re Mountain, and from its plateau looked down on the village of MacDowell and Milroy's camps in the valley of the Bull Pasture. Though Jackson could have reached the village and the camps with artillery from this site, Called Litlington's Hill. he resisted the temptation. The way was too rough and precipitous for the use of horses, and the possibility of withdrawal in a fight problematical. He had other plans and better. A circuitous road, practicable for artillery, to the right of Hull's Hill (an elevation northeast of the turnpike), re-entering the turnpike five miles west of MacDowell, had been discovered by Jackson's engineers. It was a grand opportunity to play his favorite flanking game, and that night Jackson determined to run the hazard of it. But in the mean time Schenck had left Franklin. Making thirty-four miles in twenty-three hours, he had reached Milroy at 10 A. M. of the 8th, with 1,300 infantry, one battery, and 250 cavalry. Jackson's reconnoissance on Li
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