The Pennsylvania-German Volume 9

The Pennsylvania-German Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Friday, the 29th of July, in the neighborhood of Greencastle ten miles from Chambersburg. /V hen there was no longer any doubt that the rebels were moving toward Chambersburg General Couch tried several times to inform Averill of the danger. But the first two messengers could not find Averill; the third succeeded in finding him after midnight in the woods. Averill"now discovered that he had been flanked by the enemy, but promised to come to Chambersburg and protect the town. He had about 2,500 cavalrymen, but the horses of his men were worn out from long marches and_ _fatigu_e. VVhen_the morning' of that unfortunate day broke, Averill started for Chambersburg, but instead of taking the direct road, by which he could have reached the place in about two hours, he went far around, in order 'to prevent the enemy from flanking him again, and reached Chambersburg in the afternoon of that day, when the town was already lying in ruins, or standing still in flamesThe Rebels Arrive and Set the Town on Fire. In the evening of the 29th of _uly at Union horseman came galloping into the town and brought the news, that the rebels had crossed the Potomac early in the morning in three different divisions and that 3.000 rebel cavalry, who had crossed the river at Clear Springs were moving fast towards Chambersburg. This news brought anxiety into every house-and every heart. Merchants packed up their goods and sent them once more away. They had done so many times before. Those inhabitants, who had money under their control, took it to a place of safety, owners of horses sent them off. Frightened women talked together and told each. other the brutal actions of rebels during; their last invasion into.laryland. Whilst scores of boxes and...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740343
  • 9781236740342