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regard advocates concentration, June 12th. letter to that effect to President Davis. answer declining. General Beauregard suggests a junction with General Holmes. again refused. division of General Beauregard's forces into brigades, 20th June. begins forward movement. instructions to brigade commanders. reconnoissances made at the end of June. McDowell's strength. General Beauregard's anxieties. his letter to Senator Wigfall. Submits another plan of operations to the President, July 11th.> The Confederate troops in northern Virginia, east of the grand chain of the Alleghanies, now formed a series of detached commands, stretching from northwest to southeast respectively, under General Joseph E. Johnston, at Harper's Ferry, General Beauregard, at Manassas, and General Holmes, at Aquia Creek; each outnumbered by confronting forces, excepting General Holmes's command, whose position on the lower Potomac was taken only to prevent a possible landing of the enemy at that point
o as to put a stop, at once, to the improvidence spoken of. On the next day he forwarded the following telegram: Manassas, July 9th, 1861. President Davis: Enemy's force increasing and advancing daily this side of Potomac. He will soon attack with very superior numbers. No time should be lost in reinforcing me here, with at least ten thousand men, volunteers or militia. I write to-day. G. T. Beauregard, Brig.-Gen. Comdg. He did not write on that day, but did so on the 11th of July, setting forth the disparity of numbers between his forces and those of the enemy, and alluding to the apprehension of his left flank being turned and his communication with Richmond eventually destroyed. In view of the odds against; me—he wrote in that letter—and of the vital importance, at this juncture, of avoiding the hazard of defeat, which would open to the enemy the way to Richmond, I shall act with extreme caution. If forced to retire before an overwhelming force, . . . my line