reconnoissance love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as reconnaissance.

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  • noun dated Alternative spelling of reconnaissance.


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  • The reconnoissance was a success in one way -- that is, in finding out that the enemy was at the point supposed by,

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • 'reconnoissance' in very heavy force indeed upon three points of our front at once both north and south of the James river; so that it may be very properly considered as three reconnoissances in force; made with a view of feeling, as it were, LEE'S position; and the object of the three reconnoissances having been fully attained -- that is, LEE having been felt -- they retired.

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee

  • In the remainder of the text, obvious printer errors have been corrected, but archaic spellings (e.g., "reconnoissance" for

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • This reconnoissance determined definitely that Early had abandoned the projected movement into Maryland, if he ever seriously contemplated it; and I marched my infantry out from Halltown to the front of Charlestown, with the intention of occupying a line between Clifton and Berryville the moment matters should so shape themselves that I could do so with advantage.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Having heard during the night that the enemy had halted on the mountain near the University -- an educational establishment on the summit -- I directed Watkins to make a reconnoissance and find out the value of the information.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I directed Torbert to make a reconnoissance up the Gordonsville road, to secure a by-road leading over Mallory's ford, on the North Anna, to the Catharpen road, as I purposed following that route to Spottsylvania Court House on my return, and thence via Bowling Green and Dunkirk to the White House.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • This task fell to the Fourth Corps, and at 12 o'clock on the 23d I was notified that Wood's division would make a reconnoissance to an elevated point in its front called Orchard Knob, and that I was to support it with my division and prevent Wood's right flank from being turned by an advance of the enemy on Moore's road or from the direction of Rossville.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • A reconnoissance sent across the Appomattox reports the enemy moving on the Cumberland road to Appomattox Station, where they expect to get supplies.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I remarked: "It's all right; Grover has gone out this morning to make a reconnoissance, and he is merely feeling the enemy."

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Lynchburg was undoubtedly his objective point now; so, resolving to throw my cavalry again across his path, and hold him till the infantry could overtake him, I directed everything on Appomattox depot, recalling Crook the night of the 7th to Prospect Station, while Merritt camped at Buffalo Creek, and Mackenzie made a reconnoissance along the Lynchburg railroad.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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