Battles in Culpeper County, Virginia, 1861-1865: And Other Articles, Volume 21

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Exponent Printing Office, 1900 - Culpeper County (Va.) - 56 pages
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Page 9 - Continuing the hypnosis still further, these sensitive strata become condensed into two poles of sensitivity, the one on the right and the other on the left of the patient.
Page 8 - ... hills beyond, passed in review before the greatest soldier of modern times Who, that was present, will ever forget the swelling of the soul, which he experienced, as he passsd the position occupied by the reviewing officers, and knew that the eyes of the great Robert E. Lee were upon him. The column moved at a walk until it came within some fifty or one hundred paces of the position occupied by the reviewing general, when squadron by squadron would take up first the trot, then the gallop, until...
Page 40 - Church, and drove them beyond that point. The fight continued during the night, and at daylight this morning he turned their left and routed them. When they reached Reams...
Page 8 - An engine brought down a train of flat cars from Culpeper, filled with soldiers and civilians, to witness the review. Gen Lee, with his staff, first rode rapidly along the front of the line, around the left flank, then along the rear, around the right flank to his position on the hill in the front. At the sound of the bugle, taken up and repeated along the line, the corps of horsemen broke by right wheel into columns of squadron, and moving south fora short distance, the head of the column was turned...
Page 8 - Auburn" estate and the Hall estate, and about three hundred yards west of the railroad, on the land now owned by Mr. Schlosser, and extending, in a line parallel with the railroad, along by the broadspreading elm tree that stood in the flat in rear of the grave yard, on the Ross estate, quite to the run. Along this long straight furrow the twenty two regiments of cavalry were formed in two ranks, facing the railroad, extending nearly or quite its whole length. The horse artillery, of four batteries...
Page 2 - Mountain overlooking Cedar Run, and the dim levels of Brandy Station, the scene of the great cavalry battle, just visible beyond. Far away to the northeast, the faint outline of a range of hills marks the source of Bull Run and the Manassas plateau, and to the west, the long ramparts of the Blue Ridge, softened by the distance, stand high above the Virginia plains.
Page 40 - HON. SECRETARY OF WAR. " SIR :—Gen. Hampton reports that he attacked the enemy's cavalry yesterday afternoon, on their return from Staunton River bridge, this side of Sappony Church, and drove them beyond that point. " The fight continued during the night, and at daylight this morning he turned their left and routed them.
Page 23 - Ewell's corps, was formed in line of battle a mile or more in rear of the river, and so remained till after night, but the enemy made no further movement than to effect a lodgement on the South bank of the river. During the night of the 7th the Federals massed a heavy column in front of the tete de pont at Rappahannock Station, charged the position held by the Confederates on the north bank of the river, and succeeded in taking possession of the same, and capturing the greater part of Hays' and Hokes'...
Page 1 - ... portion of the time during the latter years of the war. Major Grimsley has an accurate memory, which, together with his thorough knowledge of military affairs, virtually renders him an oracle, and he is always sought out by those in search of information along these lines. After the war, Judge Grimsley studied law under a private tutor, Mr.
Page 2 - ... and pastoral district, remote from the beaten tracks of trade and travel, and inhabited by a quiet and industrious people. Today there are few regions which boast sterner or more heroic memories. To the right, rolling away in light and shadow for a score of miles, is the great forest of Spotsylvania, within whose gloomy depths lie the fields of Chancellorsville ; where the breastworks of the Wilderness can still be traced ; and on the eastern verge of which stand the grass-grown batteries of...

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