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23_Leopold, though, warmed in the glow of a war-maker
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1. Andrew Leopold’s Forlorn Hope (1) – by Jim Surkamp With Author Steve French
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Andrew Leopold’s Forlorn Hope (1)– by Jim Surkamp With Author Steve French.
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What is a mother to do?
1_Polly Zittle’s 22-year old kid.
Polly Zittle’s 22-year old kid, Andrew– soon-to-be-hanged– had much to think about in his singular cell in the deepest sanctum of Fort McHenry jail near Baltimore.
Warmaker Andrew T. Leopold (also Laypole, Lepole, and Isadore Laypole) had in his hands a small book that he hoped he could put in the hands of another detainee who, unlike him, would leave the prison upright and alive.
2_The crash of battle shells.
The crash of battle shells, the squashing of bones like lath and weeps, the groans, the clash of sabers, the shrieking excitement of musketry, the shattering in general– had unleashed something strong in Andrew, belonging to the weapon– this one-time team mate on a lazy Potomac canal boat, who a young lady called Mary referred to as: “well constructed, directly as an arrow, not handsome of face, but with a sincere, severe face that a person knew how to trust.”.
3_He composed in his cell on the blank leavesGlimpses_of_Heaven_frontispiece.
He composed in his cell on the blank leaves of “Glances of Heaven or, The Light Beyond Jordan”: My dear and kind caring mother, It is with the inmost sorrow that your simple son has to report to you the sad news of my unfortunate and much unexpected fate which is deemed for me by now. However be of good cheer. I have good grounds to believe and hope that I go to a better world for I have actually cast myself on the mercies of our God. Aim to his Boy, Jesus Christ, who passed away upon the cross without sin that we may have everlasting life by believing in him. I intend to meet you and my 2 siblings in that intense land where sin and problems disappear and there to reveal forth like to God and Jesus Christ, our redeemer. My fate is that of a felon. I know not the day that I have spoken with a minister of the Gospel that I am not to suffer death on “Hangman’s Day,” however that is poor consolation to you but it will be an alleviation to understand that I went prepared and prepared to fulfill my peace maker … I write this hoping you might get this book and hope the gentleman who discovers it might send it to you. May God be merciful to you is the prayer of your unfortunate son and sibling.”– Spirit of Jefferson., April 19, 1898, Image 1.
4_Robert Baylor, the detainee there from Charlestown.
Robert Baylor, the prisoner there from Charlestown, also condemned to death but who had his commuted less than 10 days after Leopold’s last, wrote in his journal that Leopold’s “Glimpses” book had actually underlined by Andrew numerous pertinent poetic lines.
5_1859_Leopold’s River of Peace.
1859: Leopold’s River of Peace:.
6_Andrew’s peaceful days simply before the war years.
Andrew’s quiet days prior to the war years on the deck and pulling the lines for a canal boat are best put by a fellow boatman in the year 1859:.
7_Only the almost inaudible ripple of the boat.
Only the practically inaudible ripple of the boat in the water, the distant click of the mules’ feet, the purring of the river, the hum of bugs, and occasionally chirp of a bird broke the stillness. It was almost an ideal state of repose. The days drifted by as a dream and as I recall, it was a very peaceful dream, day ran into day, sunshine into sunshine, without any care or believed for the morrow.– Ella E. Clark (ed.).
1860: War Clouds Stir Leopold To Action:.
8_Even after the John Brown Raiders.
Even after the John Brown Raiders, their capture, trials in a Virginia Court and hangings– Shepherdstown’s Hamtramck Guards and all militias, hard-marched much more in anticipation.
Ahead was the November election for president. Residents didn’t support Lincoln, however they didn’t support Breckinridge either. They chose a pro-unionist “conciliator,” named John Bell. The Shepherdstown Register editor, John Zittle, the 2nd other half of Leopold’s mom, wrote July 14, 1860:.
9_There are four candidates for president.
” There are four prospects for president of the United States. The contest bids fair to be the hottest ever understood in the political record of our nation. The struggling waters appear so threatening to engulf us we can conjure up the true blessings of providence to direct us through.”.
10_The 4th of July event.
The Fourth of July event at Big Spring held together– barely. It started “with the Hamtramck Guards; Capt. V. M. Butler with the perky notes of the fife and the inspired music of the drum … All hands did justice in eliminating the table of it’s ponderous weight of provisions ‘done up brown’ by our good friend Martin Yontz,” composed Zittle. Capt. Heskitt had previously marched the Guards, the town militia, from the town armory in full parade gown, each man having fifteen rounds of blank cartridges. Auctioneer George McGlincey raised his glass to:.
11_The Union might the ship of state ride securely.
” The Union … might the ship of state flight safely into port over the troubled waters.” Then C. W. Yontz counter-toasted: “To Virginia, so long as she includes the tombs of Washington, Jefferson, and a Madison, she needs to be faithful to her wonderful title of Old Rule.”.
12_Lincoln is chosen. War begins.
1860-April, 1861– Lincoln is chosen. War begins April, 1861:.
The crisis at Fort Sumter, South Carolina changed hot words to hot weapons. Virginia voted to join the secession, pending a referendum. With the secession vote prepared the next day on whether to secede, these very same local militias marched that night towards Harper’s Ferry to take the Federal toolbox.
David Hunter Strother, who signed up with the Federal Army, wrote of the night of April 18th at Harpers Ferryboat after the Federal guard blew up much of the armory to keep militias from capturing the arms there. The vote on secession in Richmond had actually not been completed:.
13_many more were on the way.
As the night advanced, the streets ended up being more crowded with people from the town and area. By one o’clock (early April 19th) the fires had actually sunk in ashes, when, gloomy, cooled and fatigued, I looked for a bed at your house of an associate. I did not sleep soundly and was frequently disrupted during the night by the noise of drums and the tramp of passing squadrons … a lot more were on the method.– p. 14.
Amongst those en route to employ that April 18th was firebrand soldier William A. Morgan from his Falling Spring manse outside Shepherdstown, who was quickly made Captain of Business F of the 1st Virginia Cavalry and, as was his nature would participate in most significant battles in his state and walk away from many horses shot from under him as the way of the warring life till peace showed up again at last.
14_Leopold, the next day, joined Company F.
Andrew Thomas Leopold, the next day, signed up with Company F under Captain Morgan’s command– and impact. Two other boys about Shepherdstown, both about Leopold’s age, had the exact same intent to enlist in Confederate routines and nearly at the same time. Nineteen-year-old carpenter, Jacob Hudson, and seventeen-year-old Charles Ed Entler, a ferryboat boatman– were making the trip to Harper’s Ferryboat to join Company B of the Second Virginia infantry routine under the command of this unidentified, odd Col. Thomas Jonathan Jackson, with long days simply ahead of sorry-making, endless drill.
15_tutelage and charisma of Capt. Morgan.
However Leopold had a ferocious role model in the tutelage and charisma of Capt. Morgan.
So they all prepared. In June, Confederates under Gen. Joseph Johnston left Harper’s Ferry, relieved upriver to Falling Waters, encamping for their awaited first war-time brush with the Federal Army close by. Leopold would come in person with another enchanting cavalryman, J.E.B. Stuart, who, in early July on the eve of fight, talked his males in this camp:.
16_you are oblivious of this type of work.
” Attention!” he cried. “Now I want to speak to you, guys … you are oblivious of this type of work, and I am teaching you. I want you to observe that a great guy on a great horse can never be caught. Another thing: cavalry can trot far from anything, and a gallop is a gait unbecoming a soldier, unless he is approaching the enemy. Bear in mind that. We gallop at the opponent, and trot away, always. p. 116.
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Leopold and Morgan– the “Reckless Invincibles:”.
17_the very first Battle of Bull Run/Manassas.
Quickly at the very first Battle of Bull Run/Manassas Leopold and Morgan were both amongst the 150 men in the First Virginia Cavalry– rumbling galloping, steam-nostril, horse weight tossing towards the panicked red-scarlet uniformed men in the New York Zouaves running away to anywhere, raised sabers at them. William Blackford kept in mind: “The significant.
18_horses at complete speed broke through.
motivation of horses at complete speed broke through their line like chaff before grain.”.
Leopold was “Seeing The Elephant,” the phrase of all soldiers for witnessing war’s instant scary. It was explained right after this July, 1861 battle by Morgan to his other half: By dawn the conflict started with the growing of weapons and the sharp reports of musketry, joined the hoarse commands given by the officers, the screams of the passing away horses and the groans of the wounded which maintained without intermission till moonlight. Two whole cavalry front ranks decreased as they went into the enemy’s line, myself and company remained in the very center of their ranks.
19_balls flying thick all around.
The balls flying thick all around– obviously as thick as hail and yet odd to say there was nobody eliminated– 2 or three of us were somewhat injured, myself amongst the number … My horse, George, behaved nobly, never ever flinching at any time.
… But Others Deserted:.
20_Unlike Leopold, Charles Entler.
Unlike Leopold, Charles Entler and Jacob Hudson both deserted from Co. B Second Virginia, returning house. Entler was already back house, once again a ferryboat boatman at Blackford’s Landing. His B business of the Second Virginia had actually travelled through Shepherdstown and.
21_set on fire on June 13, 1861, the wood covered bridge.
set on fire on June 13, 1861, the wood covered bridge across the River near the ferry. Composed his friend, Henry K. Douglas: I saw the glowing windows in my home on the hill beyond the river … I recognized that war had started … and my soul was filled with revengeful bitterness. Two days later on, on June 15th Charles Entler was reported as having actually deserted, resuming his ferry boat responsibilities.
22_Jacob Hudson would desert.
Jacob Hudson would desert the following spring on March 15,1862, likewise re-appearing in Shepherdstown, stricken from the rolls and out of uniform.
23_Leopold, however, warmed in the glow of a war-maker.
Leopold, though, warmed in the radiance of a war-maker:.
24_Leopold wrote his mother from Camp Ashby.
Leopold wrote his mother from Camp Ashby near Harrisonburg that he had a skirmish near Luray, where with sixteen guys he routed a Yankee Camp, recording 18 detainees, wounding 12 and eliminating 5, catching 10 thousand dollars worth of medicines, clothes and materials.– Martinsburg Statesmen (from the Shepherdstown Register), May 23, 1895.
This might have been an occasion Might 6, 1862, reported with some differences by Federal Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army:.
May 7, 1862. The 5th New York Cavalry had a sharp skirmish with Ashby’s cavalry (7th Virginia Cavalry-JS) yesterday near Harrisonburg. They (The Federals-JS) made a succession of many perky charges versus exceptional numbers, killing 10, wounding lots of, and recording 6 rebels. Their conduct provided the highest fulfillment. Their primary weapon was the saber. The opponent does disappoint himself other than by cavalry.– p. 456.
August 30, 1862– Leopold The Avenger at Second Manassas/Bull Run:.
25_Sergeant Leopold, of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, remained in the thickest of the battle.
Sergeant Leopold, of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, was in the thickest of the fight and acted most gallantly during its continuance. He was injured in 3 locations.– Official Report by his Brigade Commander Brig. General Beverly Holcombe Robertson– pp. 746-747.
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The cavalry brigade of Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson and the regiment of Col. Thomas Munford raced to the right wing of the Confederate position, hoping– with the assistance of 4 batteries of horse artillery– to block the pulling back Union males at Lewis Ford.
26_I charged the program on the hill and drove them back.
Col. Asher W. Harman of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, Leopold’s and Morgan’s program, composed:.
At Manassas, on August 30, about 4 p.m., I was ordered, with 6 companies of my regiment (A, C, D, E, F, and H), to support the Second Virginia Cavalry. I discovered the opponent occupying the hill to the right of the Lewis house, with the First [West] Virginia Cavalry, supported by a New york city and the First Michigan Cavalry, prepared about 200 yards in their back.
I charged the program on the hill and drove them back on their support, which were in quick succession broken and driven back in complete condition. I pursued them over the run and as far as the pike near the stone bridge, catching many detainees, among them Colonel Brodhead and Major Atwood, of the First Michigan Cavalry, the previous significantly wounded. My loss was 6 guys wounded.– p. 752.
Author Eric Wittenberg wrote:.
The men of Robertson’s brigade formed into line and, (Harman composed) “in wedgelike form, rushed headlong toward the battle line of blue; and as the pinnacle of this swiftly moving mass will pierce the center of their line, it wavered for an instant, then broke and left in every instructions.”.
27_The charge of the 12th Virginia crashed into the West Virginians.
The charge of the 12th Virginia crashed into the West Virginians and drove them back upon their reserves. As one member of the 12th Virginia later on wrote, the West Virginians “broke and ran and we wanted them with handgun and saber.” A member of the Fourth New york city noted, “The Secesh used their revolvers with a determination to slaughter some of our lads” Capt. William Porter Wilken of the First West Virginia was left to cut his method out, and just hardly escaped capture when his horse bolted. He taped, “I believe nothing of charging against equivalent numbers, but to charge into a whole army of cavalry and infantry and artillery and see your pals trimmed down by their sabres and the fatal fire of their musketry and cannon, is not especially amusing.”.
The savage attack of the 12th Virginia broke the Union line and drove it back toward Bull Run.
28_Brodhead refused, the Confederate shot and mortally injured the Yankee officer.
Adjutant Lewis Harman of the 12th Virginia satisfied Brodhead near the Lewis Ford. Harman required Brodhead’s surrender and, when Brodhead refused, the Confederate shot and mortally injured the Yankee officer. Harman rode off with Brodhead’s horse, saddle, handguns, and sabre. Brodhead got a deathbed brevet to brigadier general for his worthy stand at the Lewis Ford … the 12th Virginia pursued as far as the Warrenton Turnpike. In his official report of the project, Stuart explained that the melee at the Lewis Ford “was of remarkably brief duration.”.
The fight at the ford, however, had actually been severe. Robertson’s males suffered 5 males killed and 40 guys injured, including Munford. One member of the 12th Virginia, a Sergeant Leopold, was wounded in three locations during the furious clash at Lewis Ford. Buford’s losses were much heavier, with around 300 casualties.– pp. 746-747.
29_Robertson’s routines swept down upon a force greatly surpassing them.
Stuart exulted in his official report of the campaign that at Lewis Ford, “… over 300 of the enemy’s cavalry were put hors de fight, they, together with their horses and equipments, falling under our hands.” Stuart extolled his triumph, specifying “Absolutely nothing might have equated to the elegance with which Robertson’s regiments swept down upon a force significantly outnumbering them, hence effectively indicating a claim for guts and discipline equivalent to any cavalry in the world.”– Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s Report to Gen. Robert E. Lee February 28, 1863, AUTHORITIES RECORDS: Series 1, vol 12, Part 2 (2nd Manassas) p. 737.
Leopold Becomes an Avenging Scout and Bushwhacker:.
September– late October, 1862: Leopold, still fired by the battlefield, recuperates.
30_J. E.B.Stuart and his staff are resting at The Bower.
31_overlooking the Opequon Creek.
Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B.Stuart and his staff are resting at The Bower neglecting the Opequon Creek and will remain there until late, October, 1862.
32_Probably under the terrific oaks there, Stuart discussed.
Most likely under the terrific oaks there, Stuart went over strategies and consulted with Redmond Burke and Andrew Leopold to make them mail-carriers, horse-thieves, conscriptors, and his “eyes” along the rivers around Jefferson County.
33_Stuart discussed plans and met Redmond Burke and Andrew Leopold
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