History of the Colored Race in America
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...and pursued by General Hobson. Morgan crossed into withdrawing his forces to the Northern bank. The Union losses amounted in killed, wounded and prisoners to about seventeen thousand; those of the Confederates to about twelve thousaud. Next followed the cavalry raid of General Stoneman. On the 29th of April, he crossed the Rappahannock with ten thousand men, tore up the Virginia Central Railroad, cut General Lee's communications, swept around within a few miles of Richmond, and then recrossed the Rappahannock in safety. General Lee now determined to carry the war into the North. In the first week of June he crossed the Potomac and captured Hagerstown. On the 22d, he entered Chambersburg. and then pushed on through Carlisle to within a few miles of Harrisburg. The militia of Pennsylvania was called out, and volunteers came pouring in from other States. General Hooker pushed forward to attack his antagonist; General Lee rapidly concentrated his forces near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ou the eve of battle, the command of the Union army was transferred to General George G. Meade, who took up a position on the hills around Gettysburg. Here the two armies, each numbering about eighty thousand men, were brought face to face. After more than two years of indecisive warfare it seemed that the fate of the American Republic was to be staked on the issue of a single battle. On the morning of the 1st of July the Union advance, led by Generals Reynolds and Buford, while moving Westward from Gettysburg, encountered the Confederate division of General Hill coming up on the road from Hagerstown, and the struggle began. In the afternoon strong re-inforcements were received, and a severe battle was fought for the possession of Seminary Ridgo. In this initial conflict...
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