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at was not the remedy. I hope, my dear sister, you are in good health, and that you may long live to enjoy the good things Providence has placed in your hands. Such is the prayer of your affectionate brother, A. S. Johnston. It is a pleasant thought, now that death has reunited these kindred and exalted spirits, to remember that, though differing so widely, the affection of a lifetime was not imbittered even by the events of the civil war. This venerable lady cherished a tender, sisterly recollection for the memory of the soldier to whose martial virtues her benign influence had early imparted some of the grace of her own refined and elegant character. In a letter to the writer, dated July 12, 1861, she says: I truly grieve for the necessity of your father's resignation. Still, I cannot blame him. He has always been the soul of honor; and so he will be, in my estimation, while I live. Years afterward these sentiments were reiterated by the trembling hand of age.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
onfederate forces then opposed to General Patterson in the Valley of Virginia. The first condition was pledged, and he was told by General Scott that if Johnston joined Beauregard he should have Patterson at his heels. General Lee had worked incessantly, leaving no stone unturned to give Beauregard a sufficient force to cope successfully with McDowell. He put away personal ambition, and had no thought except to do all in his power to enable others to win victories. From Richmond, July 12, 1861, he wrote Mrs. Lee: You know that Rob has been made captain of Company A of the University. He has written for a sword and sash, which I have not yet been able to get for him. I shall send him a sword of mine, but can not procure him a sash. I am very anxious to get into the field, but am detained by matters beyond my control. I have never heard of the assignment to which you allude — of commander in chief of the Southern army-nor have I any expectation or wish for it. President Davis
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
spatch to the War Department: We have completely annihilated the enemy in Western Virginia. Our loss is about thirteen killed, and not more than forty wounded; while the enemy's loss is not far from two hundred killed; and the number of prisoners we have taken will amount to at least one thousand. We have captured seven of the enemy's guns in all. General Cox had been successful in the Kanawha Valley. He crossed the Ohio at the mouth of the Guyandotte River, captured Barboursville July 12, 1861. after a slight skirmish, and pushed on to the Kanawha River. Wise was then in the valley of that stream, below Charleston, the capital of Kanawha County, and had an outpost at Scareytown, composed of a small force under Captain Patton. This was attacked by fifteen hundred Ohio troops under Colonel Lowe, who were repulsed. That night, the assailed insurgents fled up the valley to Wise's camp, and gave him such an alarming. account of the numbers of the invaders, that the General at o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
of the Government to sanction that arrangement, and of General Lyon to treat with the disloyal Governor Jackson. The latter plainly saw the force of this advantage, and proceeded immediately to array the State militia, under his control, in opposition to Lyon and his troops and the General Government, and, by the violence of immediate war, to sever Missouri from the Union. As we have observed, See page 471. Governor Jackson, by proclamation, called into the service of the State July 12, 1861. fifty thousand of the militia, for the purpose of repelling invasion, et coetera; in other words, he called into the service of the disloyal politicians of Missouri a host of men to repel the visible authority of the National Government, in the form of United States troops and regiments of loyal citizens of the Commonwealth. The Legislature worked in harmony with him, and various moneys of the State, such as the School Fund, the money provided for the payment of the July interest of th
ion, Va. 1 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 2 Chancellorsville, Va. 22 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 5 Beverly Ford, Va. 2 Siege of Savannah, Ga. 1 Gettysburg, Pa. 2 Argyle Island, Ga. 1 Guerillas, Tenn. 1 Averasboro, N. C. 7 Present, also, at Newtown, Va; Cassville, Ga.; Sherman's March; Robertsville, Ga.; Bentonville, N. C.; The Carolinas. notes.--The above enrollment includes 586 conscripts and substitutes, very few of whom joined the regiment. The Third Wisconsin left the State on July 12, 1861, proceeding to Maryland, where for several months, it remained on duty in Frederick and along, or near, the Upper Potomac. While there, a forage party of three companies had a sharp fight with Ashby at Harper's Ferry, in which they held their ground against a superior force, but with a loss of 6 killed, and 8 wounded. In February, 1862, it moved with Banks's Corps up the Shenandoah Valley, having been assigned to Williams's Division in which it remained without further transfer during t
Doc. 84.-battle of Rich Mountain, Va. Gen. McClellan's official report. Headquarters, Department of the Ohio, Rich Mountain, Va., 9 a.m., July 12, 1861. Col. E. D. Townsend: We are in possession of all the enemy's works up to a point in the right of Beverly. I have taken all his guns, a very large amount of wagons, tents, &c.--everything he had — a large number of prisoners, many of whom were wounded, and several officers prisoners. They lost many killed. We have lost, in all, perhaps twenty killed and fifty wounded, of whom all but two or three were in the column under Rosecrans, which turned the position. The mass of the enemy escaped through the woods, entirely disorganized. Among the prisoners is Dr. Taylor, formerly of the army. Col. Pegram was in command. Colonel Rosecrans's column left camp yesterday morning, and marched some eight miles through the mountains, reaching the turnpike some two or three miles in rear of the enemy, defeating an advanced post,
Doc. 85.-McClellan's Second report. Beverly, July 12th, 1861. Col. E. D. Townsend, Washington, D. C,: The success of to-day is all that I could desire. We captured six brass cannons, of which one is rifled, all the enemy's camp equipage and transportation, even to his cups. The number of tents will probably reach two hundred, and more than sixty wagons. Their killed and wounded will amount to fully one hundred and fifty, with one hundred prisoners, and more coming in constantly. I know already of ten officers killed and prisoners. Their retreat is complete. I occupied Beverly by a rapid march. Garnett abandoned his camp early in the morning, leaving much of his equipage. He came within a few miles of Beverly, but our rapid march turned him back in great confusion, and he is now retreating on the road to St. George. I have ordered Gen. Morris to follow him up closely. I have telegraphed for the two Pennsylvania regiments at Cumberland to join Gen. Hill at Rowl
Doc. 86.-the fight at Barboursville, Va. July 12, 1861. The correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, accompanying Gen. Cox's division on the Kanawha, gives the following account of the taking possession of Barboursville, and the driving out of the secession troops by a portion of Col. Woodruff's regiment. At midnight on the night of the 12th inst., Col. Woodruff's companies A, B, D, F, and K were aroused from their slumbers, and placed under the command of Lieut.-Col. Neff, and, with one day's rations in their haversacks, they proceeded on their march — after a short but stirring address from Col. Woodruff. The column was conducted by a strong Union man, a resident of Barboursville, who had been driven thence some weeks since. It was proposed to make the attack at early daylight, but the deep silence observed along the route, together with the halts to send forward scouting parties, deferred their coming into sight of the enemy until the sun was two hours high. When t
Doc. 87.-Colonel Pegram's surrender. July 12, 1861. Gen. McClellan's report to Lieut.-Gen. Scott. Headquarters, Beverly, Va., July 13, 1861. Col. E. D. Townsend, Washington, D. C.:-- I have received from Col. Pegram propositions for the surrender, with his officers and remnant of his command — say six hundred men. They are said to be extremely penitent, and determined never again to take up arms against the General Government. I shall have near nine hundred or one thousand prisoncounts make the loss of the rebels in killed some one hundred and fifty. G. B. McClellan, Major-General Department of Ohio. The following correspondence preceded the capitulation: near Tygart's valley River, six miles from Beverly, July 12, 1861. To Commanding Officer of Northern Forces, Beverly, Va.: sir: I write to state to you that I have, in consequence of the retreat of General Garnett, and the jaded and reduced condition of my command, most of them having been without food f
Doc. 193.-nurses in the National army. General orders, no. 59. war Department, Adjutant-General's office Washington, August 17, 1861. First. So much of paragraph three of special orders, No. one hundred eighty-five from this office, dated July 12, 1861, as relates to the allowances of female nurses employed in permanent or general hospitals, is hereby rescinded, and such persons will receive, from and after the 3d inst., forty cents per day and one ration in kind or by computation, at cost price, in lieu of all emoluments except transportation in kind. Second. The minimum standard of height for one recruits is fixed at five feet three inches, instead of five feet four and a half inches, as heretofore established. Third. Every officer of the army will immediately report his address to this office, and thereafter every change of address, no matter whether permanent or temporary. Fourth. All volunteers in the service of the United States will be mustered for pa
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