Title: A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army (Army ...
Publisher: Butternut & Blue
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
093552343X New store stock, unread. Bookseller Inventory # 07278
Synopsis: 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. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII A GREAT FEDERAL RAID IN 1863 AND HOW IT WAS DEFEATED /" N the gth of April, 1863, General Joseph Hooker, com manding the Army of the Potomac, had as his guest at his headquarters, near Falmouth, President Lincoln, who, on the day following, returned to Washington. Hooker wrote him on the next day: "I sincerely trust you reached home safely and in good time yesterday. We all look back to your visit with great satisfaction." Among the grave matters discussed by the President and General Hooker, was one of supreme interest and importance, which contemplated a powerful cavalry raid under General George Stoneman, which, by destroying General Lee's supplies at Gordonsville and Charlottesville, tearing up the Central and Acquia Creek Railroads, and burning the bridges, and at the same time threatening Richmond, would force Lee to retreat from Fredericksburg and offer opportunity to the Federal army to make a concerted attack on his retiring lines with good prospects of complete success. These high functionaries agreed upon the plan, and on April I3th, orders were issued by Hooker directing the movement to begin, and providing that the troops should be supplied with eight days' rations and one hundred and forty rounds of ammunition for each man, with the injunction: "Corps commanders will require every serviceable man to march with the columns." The force employed in the proposed raid was the cavalry corps of Hooker's army, numbering 12,000 men, including six light batteries. It was arranged that these troops should march up into Fauquier County and cross thence over the Rappahannock into Culpeper--Davis's Brigade at Freeman's Ford; Averell's and Gregg's divisions, at Beverly's Ford; and Buford's reserve brigade, at Rappahannock Bridge. To facilitate ...
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