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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
ts, prevented it from taking the field at an earlier day, and jeopardized the success of the plan of operations so happily conceived by its chief. Nevertheless, after the unlooked — for evacuation of Manassas by the Confederates, after the combats which kept in the valley of Virginia troops that would have been more useful elsewhere, after Mr. Lincoln's interference in reducing his force to strengthen the garrison of Washington, that army finally embarked at Alexandria, in the last days of March, for the great expedition which was to transfer the seat of war to the vicinity of the enemy's capital; and General McClellan, when he landed upon the peninsula of Virginia, notwithstanding all these drawbacks, had still a fine army under his command—a numerous army, however imprudently reduced, composed of ardent, vigorous, brave, and intelligent men, although without experience. Recruited among all classes of society, the ranks of this army contained many men of military ability, as yet u
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
tained by their armies in the North-west were a subject of increasing alarm to the Richmond authorities. In the month of March Lovell had been obliged to send five thousand men to Columbus, and little by little all those of his soldiers who had enl retain these vessels, as well as six of the gun-boats. The other eight were taken from him. Nevertheless, at the end of March the Confederate flotilla found itself in a condition to afford powerful aid to Forts Jackson and St. Philip if they shoulnce to those we have already described. Consequently, when Farragut tried to enter the Mississippi River in the month of March, he had the greatest difficulty in getting his sloops-of-war over the bar. The frigate Colorado, drawing twenty-two feet him the possession of some of the most important points on the coast of Florida, and which we shall find at work early in March. The Atlantic coast, south of the mouths of the Savannah as far as the point where the peninsula of Florida commences,