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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 87 11 Browse Search
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cing in position of a small Blakely rifled gun, the first ever used in America, which had just arrived from England—an unexpected present to the State from Charles K. Prioleau, of Charleston, a partner in the Liverpool branch of the firm of John Frazer & Co. It arrived off the harbor on the day before the order from Montgomery was received, and delayed its execution for twenty-four hours. At two o'clock P. M. April 11th, General Beauregard, through his aids, Captain S. D. Lee, Colonel James Chestnut, Jr., and Lieutenant A. R. Chisolm, made a formal demand for the immediate surrender of Fort Sumter. The terms offered were: to transport Major Anderson and his command to any port in the United States he might select; to allow him to move out of the fort with company arms and property, and all private property; and to salute his flag on lowering it. General Beauregard's Report of the Bombardment of Sumter. General Beauregard's despatch, forwarded on the same day to the Secreta
Pleasant mortars; Captain George S. Thomas at Fort Johnson; and Castle Pinckney had been placed under the charge of an officer whose name we have not been able to procure. A few days previous to the bombardment, the general commanding had announced, in general orders, the names of the officers composing his staff. They were Major D. R. Jones, Assistant-Adjutant-General, Captain S. D. Lee, Captain S. Ferguson, Lieutenant Sydney Legare—of the Regular staff; Messrs. John L. Manning, James Chestnut, Jr., William Porcher Miles, A. J. Gonzales, and A. R. Chisolm, and Colonels L. T. Wigfall, of Texas, and Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia—of the Volunteer staff. Though the opening of hostilities had, for the last two days, been almost hourly expected by officers and men of the various commands, and by the whole population of the city of Charleston, still, so good was the tone of the troops, so confident of the result were the non-combatants, that when the last message of the commanding gen
of distance from river, and reserves for quick reinforcements. Respectfully submitted, James Chestnut, Vol. A. D. C. Before commenting upon this report, and to illustrate—as we think we eauregard to General Johnston is submitted to the reader. It was written on the day before Colonel Chestnut was sent to Richmond. Manassas Junction, Va., July 13th, 1861. General J. E. Johnstomistakes, or to change the merciless logic of facts and events. Before leaving Richmond, Colonel Chestnut had telegraphed to General Beauregard that his recommendations would not be approved. Thi crossings of that river, with orders to throw up such fieldworks as would command them. Colonel Chestnut had returned deeply impressed by the views and ideas of the Richmond authorities, particulaformerly a clerk in one of the departments at Washington, was introduced at headquarters by Colonel Chestnut as perfectly trustworthy, and capable of performing the delicate office of communicating wi
ommissary-General. The general directs me to say, that unless immediate supplies are forwarded, in conformity with these requisitions, most serious consequences are inevitable. With much respect, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, Lieut.-Col. C. S. A., and Chief Commissary of Army of Potomac. On the 29th of July, no satisfactory change having resulted from the foregoing communication to the President, General Beauregard wrote the following letter to Colonels Wm. P. Miles and James Chestnut, both members of the Confederate Congress, at that time, and both of whom had acted as his volunteer aids in South Carolina and in Virginia. Manassas, Virginia, July 29th, 1861. My dear Colonels,—I send you, herewith, some important suggestions relative to the best mode of providing for the wants of this army, furnished me by Colonel L. M. Hatch, whose experience in such matters entitles his views and opinions to considerable weight. Unless the requirements of our army in the
e of the ex-President. General Beauregard, for one, had already had occasion to learn what light work could be made with a plan of operations verbally submitted to the Commander-in-Chief of our armies. We refer to the plan proposed, through Colonel Chestnut, on the 14th of July, 1861, before the battle of Manassas, which Mr. Davis denied having ever had any official cognizance of, because no written communication had been handed to him at the time; and because, no doubt, he was unaware that a full report of the circumstance had been drawn up by Colonel Chestnut, and was in General Beauregard's possession. And here, perhaps, the following query may find a fitting place in this review: Did Mr. Davis ever communicate to General Beauregard his official endorsement upon the report of the battle of Manassas? If he had done so, his charge of concealment, unjust though it is, would come with a better grace than it does; but, as he did not, his imputation of duplicity falls upon himself. F
lic his plan of campaign, as proposed to the President through Colonel Chestnut, for the occupation of Maryland and the capture of Washington,the plan of campaign which you say was submitted to me through Colonel Chestnut, allow me to request that you will furnish me with a duplicateented to his consideration through the medium of such a man as Colonel Chestnut, could have altogether disappeared from his memory, is an assen was not written, but presented to Mr. Davis himself, through Colonel Chestnut, who carried a written memorandum of its main features, and fuport of the battle of Manassas, to wit: 1st. Report of the Hon. James Chestnut of his visit to Richmond, July 14th, 1861, to submit to yoeen sent for safe-keeping, with other important papers. See Colonel Chestnut's report to General Beauregard, given in full in Chapter VIII. 11 o'clock P. M., on the 13th of July last, for the use of Colonel James Chestnut, one of my volunteer aids. The memorandum was never return
Jones, about written memorandum given to Colonel Chestnut by General Beauregard. Mr. Davis, aft, inquiry having developed the fact, that Colonel Chestnut did, in effect, verbally deliver a messagenemy, ably and exhaustively explained by Colonel Chestnut, in a conference granted him by the Presias he was then in possession, not only of Colonel Chestnut's report, sent him by General Beauregard one proposed by him through the medium of Colonel Chestnut. Early in the month of June, Bonham's d aggression, communicated to him through Colonel Chestnut. We mention it here, that our silence ma. It was based, as related from memory by Colonel Chestnut, on the supposition of drawing a force ofnt could have had. This is established by Colonel Chestnut's official report, already referred to, wstration of the kind. On the other hand, Colonel Chestnut's report shows that General Beauregard hatered arrived within forty-eight hours of Colonel Chestnut's arrival in Richmond. This reference[6 more...]
communication been forwarded to Richmond, before he despatched thither Colonel Preston, and, immediately afterwards, Colonel Chestnut, with another and more extensive plan of concentration and aggression. It is given in full in Colonel Chestnut's reColonel Chestnut's report of his mission, to which we refer the reader. To be found at the beginning of Chapter VIII. The result was, that, after consultation with Generals Cooper and Lee, the President once more refused to accede to the plan of concentration offered t of the country has already been rendered. In a letter to General Beauregard, dated Richmond, August 25th, 1861, Colonel Chestnut, of South Carolina, so aptly and forcibly expresses this opinion, that we feel impelled to transcribe his words. Helace. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * With great respect, Your friend and obedient servant, Jas. Chestnut, Jr. General Beauregard. III. A few words will suffice to explain why our victory was not pushed after the battle
my volunteer staff, Messrs. Chisolm, Wigfall, Chestnut, Manning, Miles, Gonzales, and Pryor—I am mucly last as a memorandum for the use of Colonel James Chestnut, who was the next morning to repair tocidentally in your verbal instructions to Colonel Chestnut. I have a very clear recollection of your instructions to Colonel Chestnut, as I wrote the memorandum myself under your dictation, and aftill await this morning for conclusion. James Chestnut, Jr. Telegram. Manassas, Julyand Ordnance. Volunteer Aids. Colonel James Chestnut, Jr., South Carolina. Colonel J. L. Meer aides-de-camp, Colonels Preston, Manning, Chestnut, Miles, Chisolm, and Heyward, of South Caroliatched, on 13th July, one of my staff, Colonel James Chestnut, of South Carolina, to submit for the y volunteer aids— Colonels Preston, Manning, Chestnut, Miles, Rice, Heyward, and Chisolm—to whom I to therein, at once. Read it, also, to Colonels Chestnut and Preston. Yours truly, G. T. Bea[2 more...