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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)
to wait for its effects. When this decision had been adopted, Johnston emptied his magazines, moved away his materiel and wagons, and established at the halting-places designated in his line of retreat such provisions as his army would need every evening after a rapid march. In order to conceal his movements, he had sacrificed his heavy artillery, which had kept up a continuous fire upon the besiegers to the last moment, the intensity of which had even been doubled on the evening of the 3d of May so as to deceive them more thoroughly. Seventy-one guns of various calibres were the only trophies abandoned to the Federals. The only thing which detracted from the merit of this able retreat was the commission of certain barbarous acts which the usages of war do not justify. Bombshells and infernal machines were placed in the huts and storehouses, so that they would explode under the feet of the first persons who might be drawn thither by curiosity. A few unfortunate individuals havi
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
i and Louisiana having been invaded, their militia were ordered to take the field, and were despatched to Corinth: it is true that these soldiers added rather to the numbers than to the strength of Beauregard's army. Finally, toward the 2d or 3d of May, the latter was joined by Lovell, with the greater portion of the garrison of New Orleans; this general atoned for the humiliation of his recent defeat by the promptness with which he joined the Confederate army of the West. The paramount duthousand five hundred men. Whether it was that he had not expected the enemy so soon, or that he did not attach great importance to this position, the Confederate general had failed to reinforce his lieutenant, and the latter had retired on the 3d of May, after an insignificant defence. Master of Farmington, where he stationed a brigade, Pope, who formed the advance of the Union forces, was enabled to cut the railroad track east of Corinth. He had planted himself in the rear of this place, w
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
e force of the regular troops and the navy, nor did he overstep the limit of his powers when on the 15th of April he asked the governors of the several States for a contingent of seventy-five thousand men; but the direct call he had made on the 3d of May for forty-two thousand three-years' volunteers, twenty-two thousand regulars and eighteen thousand sailors was an extraordinary act requiring the sanction of the legislative power. It was necessary, besides, to raise the requisite loans to cova call for five hundred thousand volunteers for three years, which was more than had been asked for; it is true that the battle of Bull Run had been fought during the interval. On the 27th it approved the measures taken by the President on the 3d of May for the increase of the regular army, and authorized eleven new regiments, nine of infantry, one of cavalry and one of artillery; finally, on the 6th of August, before adjourning, it legalized all the other calls which the President had made fo