Sunday, May 27, 2012
1862 May 28 on road to Richmond
[From the diary of Samuel Johnson of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]
The cannonading heard yesterday, was as
supposed. Porter’s corps, who met, and after
a severe fight of eight hours, badly whipped
the rebs at Hanover Junction capturing 15.
pieces of Artillery. A train of cars, and its
engine, a train of wagons loaded with supplies,
500 prisoners. and seized and effectualy
destroyed the rail road. The balloons were
up to day. Gen Banks has been defeated
and driven across the Potomac by the
rebel Gen Stonewall Jackson, Pleasant
and very warm.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]