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 War between the States - The Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas)
Elzey; and one Virginia regiment of infantry and one of cavalry, not brigaded.
The army of the Potomac, it was estimated, had 9,713 men of all arms engaged; the army of the Shenandoah had a total of 8,340 of all arms for duty.
The brigades of the army of the Shenandoah that had already arrived were placed in reserve; those of Bee and Bartow between McLean's and Blackburn's fords, in the rear of Early's and Longstreet's brigades, and Jackson's to the left, between Blackburn's and Mitchell's fords, covering the rear of parts of Longstreet's and Bonham's brigades.
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 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Cedar Creek
And on 30 July, two cavalry brigades (BG John McCausland, commanding) of the Army of the Valley raided and burned Chambersburg, PA in retaliation for Hunter's depredations in the upper Shenandoah during the Summer.
At 4 PM the reenergized Army of the Shenandoah swept forward, and in an astounding reversal of fortune, its massed infantry and cavalry carried the field.
Army Organization: Although authorized and actual strength and the rank of the commanding officer often varied, the standard military unit during the War was the infantry regiment (1,000 men, COL commanding) which was comprised of 10 companies (100 men each, CPT commanding).
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 Joseph Johnston's Report of the Battle of 1st Bull Run (1st Manassas)
The Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah mentioned in the report were names given to the two wings of the Confederate Army in Virginia at this time.
I regarded the arrival of the remainder of the Army of the Shenandoah during the night as certain, and Patterson's junction with the Grand Army on the 22d as probable.
That of the Army of the Shenandoah was 270 killed, 979 wounded, and 18 missing.
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 Cedar Creek Report, Commander, 3d Cavalry Division, Army of the Shenandoah (OR, 43, 522-529)
About this time a staff officer reached me from the major-general commanding the army informing me that preparations were nearly completed for a general attack along our entire line, and that I was to hold my division in readiness to participate in the attack about to be made.
It was no longer a question to be decided by force of arms, by skill, or by courage; it was simply a question of speed between pursuers and pursued; prisoners were taken by hundreds, entire companies threw down their arms, and appeared glad when summoned to surrender.
Owing to the darkness and the necessary delay at the fords, the regiments which I was expecting failed to reach me in time to assist or even overtake the two regiments, which were then far on their way to Strasburg.
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 Civil War Battle History of Third Winchester, Virginia
The Shenandoah Valley stretches approximately 165 mile from Lexington, Virginia to the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers at Harpers Ferry.
Due to its agricultural and strategic importance, the Shenandoah Valley was a region of contention during the war and it was the scene of three major campaigns.
The war was progressing slowly in the east as Grant's Army of the Potomac was mired in a stalemate with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia around Petersburg.
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 Union - U.S. Regular Army Artillery (Part 3)
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Artillery Brigade, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to November, 1863.
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 ACWGC - Army of the Shenandoah
MG David Hunter with a federal army of 8,500 defeats General William "Grumble" Jones and his 5,500 rebels at the Battle of Piedmont.
Early's Army of the Valley arrives at the outskirts of Washington.
Informally the VI, VIII, and XIX Corps and a cavalry corps were known as the Army of the Shenandoah (it would become its official name in the Fall).
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Army, commanding the Mountain Department, of operations May 24-June 17, and including instructions from the President and Secretary of War.
The steadiness and gallantry displayed by the army, after the hardships to which they had been exposed during their forced marches to the scene of action, elicited my warmest admiration, and I hope will give pleasure to the President.
McDowell's troops, which had been ordered up to the extreme left of our line of battle, after a very short contest, lasting not over half an hour, were retiring from their position, abandoning the woods to the enemy, who at once poured heavy masses of infantry into them, seconded by artillery.
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 Philip Sheridan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888), a military man and one of the great (A general officer of the highest rank) generals in the (Civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865) American Civil War.
General (18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)) Ulysses S. Grant, newly promoted to be general-in-chief of all the Union armies, decided he wanted Sheridan when he went east.
Sheridan rejoined the Army of the Potomac in March, 1865.
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 43 NYVI Home Page
Continuing the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, the regiment was engaged at Charlestown, the Opequan, Fisher's hill, and Cedar Creek.
It shared in the final assault April 2, 1865, in the battle of Sailor's creek, and was present at the surrender of Lee's Army at Appomattox.
The total strength of the regiment was 2,327 members, of whom 692 were killed, wounded or captured, 94 died from accident or disease, and 27 perished in prison.
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 National Obituary Archive(NOA) - Arrangeonline.com
At the first Battle of Bull Run, Johnston, commander of the Army of the Shenandoah, almost brought the war to an early end.
Johnston himself was wounded on the first day of the battle as Robert E. Lee was placed in command of the Army of Northern Virginia and held that position the remainder of the war.
When Braxton Bragg was defeated at Chattanooga, Johnston took command of the Army of Tennessee, but his withdrawal tactics on the battlefield caused President Davis to relieve him of his command near Atlanta in 1864 when General William Tecumseh Sherman began his crushing March to the Sea.
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 George Armstrong Custer Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Transferred to the Shenandoah Valley with his men, he played a major role in the defeat of Early's army at Winchester and Cedar Creek, commanding a division at the latter.
Remaining in the army after the war, in 1866 he was appointed Lt. Col.
His army career ended June 25, 1876, at the battle of Little Big Horn, which resulted in the extermination of his immediate command and a total loss of some 266 officers and men.
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 General Joseph Johnston
His Army of the Shenandoah was soon absorbed into the Confederate States forces and he was made brigadier general in the Confederate Army.
Johnston was one of five men advanced to the rank of full general in the Confederate Army, but an acrimonious dispute between himself and the Confederate president over seniority within the five further poisoned their mutual relationship.
Johnston himself was wounded in the fighting and was compelled to relinquish command of the army.
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 8th Vermont
Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July 1863.
Division, Army of the Shenandoah to April 1865.
Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April 1865.
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 Shenandoah Valley
During the American Civil War the Shenandoah Valley was of great strategic importance and was the scene of many battles.
By the summer of 1862 the main Union Army under George McClellan was ready to march on Richmond.
The Shenandoah Valley was very important to the Confederates, because it was the principal storehouse they now had for feeding their armies about Richmond.
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 Edmund Kirby Smith Biography
Joining the Confederacy, his assignments included: lieutenant colonel, Cavalry (spring 1861); chief of staff, Army of the Shenandoah (spring-summer 1861); brigadier general, CSA (June 17, 1861); commanding 4th Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah (ca.
June-July 20,1861); commanding 4th Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (July 20-21, 1861); major general, CSA (October 11, 1861); commanding 4th Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia (October 22, 1861-February 21, 1862); commanding Department of East Tennessee (March 8-August 25, ca.
After serving as Joseph E. Johnston's staff head in the Shenandoah Valley he was promoted to brigadier general and given command of a brigade which he led at 1st Bull Run.
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 Cedar Creek Report, Commander, 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Shenandoah (OR 43, 478-81)
Cedar Creek Report, Commander, 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Shenandoah (OR 43, 478-81)
The Ninth New York was ordered to move up on the east side of the river; two squadrons of the First New York were deployed to move up the west bank, and with the remainder of the brigade I moved to the right of the ridge east of the turnpike.
October 21, I was ordered to march to Strasburg; thence crossing Cedar Creek, the brigade moved into camp with the division on the left of the army.
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 Last Stand in the Shenandoah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
With his once-formidable army reduced to a mere shadow of its former self, Confederate General Jubal Early pulled up at Waynesboro to face his old nemesis, Phil Sheridan, for the last time.
The winter of 1864-65 was one of the harshest on record in Virginia's war-torn Shenandoah Valley.
With the two opposing armies largely locked into place for the winter, only the cavalry could negotiate the ice-wracked countryside, and Custer and his troopers had set out on a raid toward Staunton.
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 The Winchester Star-Army Orchestra to Perform at SU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sam has been a soloist with the Army orchestra several times, and has performed in numerous recitals.
Pierson came to the Army Strings in September of 1998.
The Army concert is free and open to the public.
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 Story of Cedar Creek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In October of 1864 the Federal Army of the Shenandoah, having soundly defeated the Confederate Army of the Valley at Winchester (September 19) and again at Fisher's Hill (September 22), chased the Confederate forces out of the Shenandoah Valley and either burned or appropriated all food reserves and livestock between Staunton and Strasburg.
On the night of October 18, he sent three of his divisions under Major General John B. Gordon across the Shenandoah River and along the flank of Massanutten Mountain to approach the Federal position from the east, behind its entrenchments along Cedar Creek.
Hearing the sounds of battle, Sheridan made a hard ride from Winchester (later celebrated in poetry and song), found his army along a ridge north of Middletown, rallied his men and counterattacked, sweeping the Confederates from the field.
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 Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign
Grant realized that as long as the Confederacy maintained an army in the valley, the capitol would never be safe.
So the Army of the Shenandoah was born.
The army of the Shenandoah followed in the wake of Early’s shattered forces.
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 General Joseph E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Early in the war, he brought his army from the Shenandoah Valley to Manassas Junction to support the Confederate Army under General P. Beauregard.
After the Army of Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg was defeated at Chattanooga, General Johnston was given immediate command of the Army of Tennessee.
Late in the war, General Johnston was again given command of the Army of Tennessee as it retreated across the Carolinas.
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 Coll. 141: Anonymous, "War Records of the 25th New York Vol[unteer] Cav[alry] 1863 and 1865," n.d.
In June, the 25th was transferred to the Provost Guard (military police) of the Army of the Potomac.
When the bulk of Sheridan's command was transferred back to the Army of the Potomac, the 25th was one of the regiments that stayed behind in the Shenandoah.
The 25th Regiment returned home to New York in June, when they were mustered out of the army on June 27 at Hart's Island, having suffered the loss of one officer and 65 enlisted men during their term of service.
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 Brigadier General Richard N. Batchelder - Quartermaster General 1890-1896   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He then was appointed Quartermaster of the 7th Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, (July 1861 - August 1861); Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers, August 1861; Chief Quartermaster Corps of Observation, Poolesville, Maryland (August 1861- March 1862) and was present during the battle of Ball's Bluff.
Promoted to Colonel he assumed duties as Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac until it was mustered out in June 1865, during this time he was involved in the siege of Petersburg and capitulation of Confederate forces at Appamattox.
He reverted to the regular Army rank of Captain assumed the positions of Assistant Quartermaster U.S. Army at the end of the war.
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 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 ipedia.com: Army of the Shenandoah Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Army of the Shenandoah, first promulgated in 1861 and then disbanded, is best known for its creation in 1864 under Philip Sheridan.
The force was next created by order of Ulysses S. Grant on 7 July 1864 in response to a raid by Jubal A. Early and his army of 15,000 on Washington, D.C, and especially his defeat of Lew Wallace at the Battle of the Monocacy River.
Brief Introduction on the Army of the Shenandoah
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