History and Roster of the Seventh Pa. Cavalry Veteran Volunteers

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Miners' Journal, 1904 - United States - 141 pages
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Page 8 - In this formation we moved through a cedar-thicket, with a dense undergrowth, rendering it almost impossible to force our way through. We had occasional heavy skirmishing with the enemy, who continued to shell us as we advanced. About six miles out we met the enemy in force. A sharp skirmish ensued, the Fourth Cavalry, First Tennessee Infantry, and the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry having to bear the brunt of the fight on our side. The enemy were driven from the field with heavy loss, and we returned...
Page 7 - Tennessee skirmishers, and then attacked the Seventh Pennsylvania with great fury, but met with a determined resistance. I went forward to the line of dismounted skirmishers and endeavored to move them to the right to strengthen the Seventh Pennsylvania, but the moment the right of the line showed itself from behind the fence where they were posted, the whole of the enemy's fire was directed on it, turning it completely round.
Page 7 - ... them to the right to strengthen the Seventh Pennsylvania, but the moment the right of the line showed itself from behind the fence where they were posted, the whole of the enemy's fire was directed on it, turning it completely round. At this moment the Fifteenth Pennsylvania gave way and retreated rapidly, leaving the battalion of the Seventh Pennsylvania and the dismounted men entirely unsupported, and no alternative but to retreat.
Page 12 - Long, with admirale judgment, determined to make the assault at once, and, without waiting the signal, gave the order to advance. The troops dismounted, sprang forward with confident alacrity, and in less than fifteen minutes, without even stopping, wavering, or faltering, had swept over the works and driven...
Page 7 - I met the enemy, who were chiefly dressed in our uniforms. The Seventh Pennsylvania drove them until after dark. I joined Colonel Walker's brigade, and camped with them near Lavergne for the night. Wednesday, December 31. — Under orders from General Rosecrans I reported to Brigadier General Stanley, Chief of Cavalry, who came up the same morning with the First Middle Tennessee, and a part of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania...
Page 12 - Biggs in the breast. I doubt if the history of this or any other war will show another instance in which a line of works...
Page 7 - ... vedettes in rear of line of battle, with orders to drive up all stragglers. Under orders from the Colonel commanding the division, I took the Fourth Michigan, and one battalion of the Seventh Pennsylvania, back on the Nashville road to operate against Wheeler's Cavalry, who, a few hours before, had captured the train of the Twenty-Eighth Brigade on the Jefferson pike. Between Stewart's Creek and Lavergne I met the enemy, who were chiefly dressed in our uniforms. The Seventh Pennsylvania drove...
Page 7 - One battalion of the 7th Pennsylvania and one battalion of the 3d Kentucky formed a chain of videttes in rear of the line of battle, with orders to drive up all stragglers. Under orders from the Colonel commanding the division, I took the 4th Michigan and one battalion of the 7th Pennsylvania back on the Nashville pike to operate against Wheeler's cavalry, who a few hours before had captured the train of the 28th brigade on the Jefferson pike, between Stewart's Creek...
Page 3 - ... Wynkoop, of Pottsville, who accepted, and recruiting commenced. The rendezvous was fixed at Camp Cameron, near Harrisburg, and at a later period the regiment was turned over to the State authorities and was completed as the Seventh of the cavalry and Eightieth of the line. Companies A and F were raised in Schuylkill County ; B in Lycoming and Tioga; C in Tioga and Bradford; D in Northumberland and Montour ; E in Clinton and Centre ; G in Chester ; H in Montour and Luzerne ; I in Dauphin ; K in...
Page 7 - The enemy advanced rapidly with two thousand five hundred cavalry, mounted and dismounted, and three pieces of artillery, all under the command of Generals Wheeler, Wharton, and Buford. They drove back the Fourth Michigan to the line of the First Tennessee skirmishers, and then attacked the Seventh Pennsylvania with great fury, but met with a determined resistance. I went forward to the line of dismounted skirmishers and endeavored to move them to the right to strengthen the Seventh Pennsylvania,...

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