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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
ompanies and a battery belonging to that brigade, under Colonel Evans, guarded the Stone Bridge (by which the Warrenton turnpont. At half-past 5 o'clock a report was received from Colonel Evans that a body of Federal infantry, with a long line of skthe Confederate left. This movement was reported to Colonel Evans, by his detachment stationed above the bridge. On receImboden's battery, there; but, being appealed to for aid by Evans, then fully engaged, and seeing that his troops, that had sscouraged Bee's troops, and destroyed or dispersed those of Evans — for we found him apparently without a command. The Fourtd by its neighborhood; they were Whiting's (late Bee's) and Evans's brigades. I say this from personal observation, having bcomplaints of bad water — not of stench or tainted air; and Evans's was sent to Leesburg as an outpost. Longstreet's, D. R. urial. Jackson's camp, After the removal of Whiting's and Evans's. the nearest to them, was about four miles off. The headq
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
rt that his regiment was not at Harper's Ferry at the time specified; but the three infantry regiments named belonged to Evans's brigade, of the Army I commanded, and to my certain knowledge were no nearer Harper's Ferry on the 16th than on the 21ss may reasonably doubt the occurrence, not merely of the victory claimed, but of any serious engagement. On the 21st, Evans's brigade, near Leesburg, was attacked by a detachment of Federal troops, commanded by Colonel Baker. Four Federal regimein such a panic that numbers rushed into the river and were drowned. Colonel Baker had fallen on the field. Brigadier-General Evans reported that the Confederate loss was thirty-six killed, including the gallant Colonel Burt, one hundred and se the Valley. The figures are taken from the return in my possession. Brigadier-General D. H. Hill had succeeded Brigadier-General Evans in the command of the troops near Leesburg, the latter being transferred to South Carolina. Early in Decembe
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
from the East, and where, while being equipped for the field, they might have the advantage of railroad transportation. On the 20th and 21st, Gist's brigade, sent by General Beauregard, and Ector's and McNair's, from General Bragg's army, joined me. Loring's division, separated from the army in the retreat, after the battle of Baker's Creek, reached Jackson on the 20th, and Maxey's brigade, from Port Hudson, on the 23d. On the 3d of June we had been reenforced, in addition to these, by Evans's brigade from South Carolina, and Breckenridge's division, and about two thousand cavalry from the Army of Tennessee. General Bragg's report. This body of cavalry was commanded by Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson. The Federal army was receiving considerable additions in the mean time, estimated by our scouts at not less than twenty thousand men. The Confederate forces enumerated above, not equal to a third of the Federal army, were almost without artillery and field transportation,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
son, I beg you to do it. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Canton, May 31, 1863. His Excellency the President, Richmond: Your dispatch of 30th received. By official returns, troops near Canton, including Gist's and Walker's brigades of Beauregard's army, Ector's and McNair's of Bragg's, and Gregg's of Pemberton's, have effective nine thousand four hundred. Troops near Jackson, including Loring's division and Maxcy's brigade of Pemberton's troops, and Evans's of Beauregard's, have effective seven thousand eight hundred. Major-General Breckenridge reports to-day five thousand eight hundred. Brigadier-General Jackson's cavalry, numbering about sixteen hundred when I was in Tennessee, not included, nor five field-batteries, probably four hundred. General Cooper informs me that no other reinforcements have been ordered to this department. Major-General Gardner is invested in Port Hudson. J. E. Johnston, General. Canton, June 5, 1863. Hon. J.