Vermont in the civil war Volume 1

9781150414121: Vermont in the civil war Volume 1

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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...away of that regiment as a joke on them; and "seemed to feel perfectly competent to take care of all the "rebels in the Confederacy. I don't think it occurred to any "man in the line to leave because others had left. When I "reported the situation to General Davidson, who was a "nervous, outspoken Virginian, a regular army officer, his "disgust at the conduct of his own men was only equalled by "his admiration of the conduct of the Third; and the com"pliments he passed upon Vermont troops were too vehement "to bear repeating. These and other things showed that 1 "My troops formed on the new line well, except the Twentieth New York, who lost their formation."--Report of General John W. Davidson--6 very mild description of the conduct of the regiment named. "even at that early day the Vermont troops were highly "regarded by other commanders." Jackson's attempt to stampede the rear guard at White Oak Bridge thus failed. His artillery kept up its firing at intervals all day; but his cavalry and skirmishers were driven back whenever they appeared, and he was compelled to halt for the day on the north side of the creek, though he was greatly needed at Glendale, but three miles away to the southwest, where Longstreet and A. P. Hill were making a desperate effort to cut in two the retreating Union column. Jackson has been much blamed by writers on both sides for remaining comparatively quiet all that day, in plain hearing of Longstreet's guns. He said, in his report, that he was "eager to press forward;" but that the destruction of the bridge and the strong position of the enemy prevented his advancing till next morning. It was the firm front held by Smith's division which...

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