Transactions of the Southern Historical Society Volume 1-2

Transactions of the Southern Historical Society Volume 1-2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...Sunday night. The enemy did not seem disposed to follow the rearguard, and the command moved forward without interruption towards the Pamunkey. The enemy had burned most of the boats in this river, so that if it had been desirable to cross, such a movement was entirely impracticable." For all these services and for previous gallant conduct, . Colonel Johnson received his deserved promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General. Thursday morning General Kilpatrick moved towards New Kent Courthouse, and on the way met General Spear in command of a cavalry force looking after him. The meeting was gratifying to both sides. We stated heretofore that Dahlgren was retreating towards Walkerton in King and Queen County. In this neighborhood there was stationed a company called the-Home Guard of King and Queen County. These had been reinforced by Lieutenant Pollard with 22 men, part of a company of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, also by detachments from Robins' Virginia battalion under Captains McGruder and Blake, and Fox's company of the Fifth Virginia cavalry. Capt. McGruder being the senior officer, assumed the command, and his force continued the process of harassing Dahlgren in front and rear. On reaching the forks of the road a few miles above Walkerton, Lieutenant Pollard learned that Dahlgren's force had taken the river road. Leaving a few men to follow them, Pollard by Captain McGruder's orders quitted the main road, and taking the road by Stevensville, threw himself in front of Dahlgren, who had stopped in Gresham's clover-field to feed his horses. A little before midnight Dahlgren was informed by one of his scouts that he had met a small opposing force directly in front on the main road. He determined at once to force his way through, and...
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601947
  • 9781236601940