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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
because it had been formerly constructed by General Braddock. Hunter followed Miles, Annandale being designated as his first halting-place. Heintzelman, with the strongest division, was directed to proceed by certain cross-roads which, passing south of the line of railway, led to the bank of a stream called Pohick Creek. The soldiers carried three days rations in their haversacks. The supply-trains were to leave Alexandria on the following day, and join the army on the turnpike between Fairfax and Centreville. McDowell's plan was to surprise Bonham's brigade of the enemy stationed at Fairfax by causing it to be attacked on the 17th at the same time by Miles in front and by Hunter in flank. He intended afterwards to make a demonstration by way of Centreville, and lead the bulk of his forces with Heintzelman along the course of Bull Run, below Union Mills, to pass the river at a dash and turn Beauregard's position by the right. The troops started at the appointed time, but t
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
packet did not obey that summons, Wilkes sent after her a shell, which burst in front of her bow and compelled her to heave to. A moment after, a boat with Lieutenant Fairfax and a detachment of marines boarded the Trent, whose deck was crowded with passengers awaiting the issue of this unexpected scene. The Federal officer, clothe commissioners themselves came forward, protesting in their turn against the act of violence with which they were threatened. The reinforcements called for by Fairfax had come aboard and been drawn up amidships with fixed bayonets, while Messrs. Mason and Slidell retired to their respective cabins, declaring that they would not come out unless compelled by force. Fairfax went to bring them out, and with the aid of a few armed men took them by the shoulders, as if intending to carry them along. While engaged in the performance of this degrading act of violence he was struck, it is said, by Miss Slidell, who had bravely posted herself across the door to