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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
es's at McLean's Ford, Longstreet's at Blackburn's, and Bonham's at Mitchell's. Holmes's and Early's were in the second line, the former on the right. The remaining my intention to hurry to it. Orders were accordingly dispatched at once to General Holmes and Colonel Early to march with their brigades as rapidly as possible to thcements could be brought to their aid. Urgent messages were sent to Bonham, Holmes, and Early, to hasten the march of their troops; and Ewell was directed to follar of our right, when the retreat commenced; it was quickly met and repelled by Holmes's brigade just arriving, principally by his artillery, Captain Lindsay Walker's told that it would not be wanted, and desired to lead it back to its camp; General Holmes was requested to do likewise; their immediate commander, General Beauregardd Jackson's brigades were ordered to the vicinity of the Stone Bridge, those of Holmes and Early should have been moved to the left also, and placed in the interval o
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
ontier of Virginia, by which my command was extended to the Alleghany on one side and the Chesapeake on the other, by the formation of the Department of Northern Virginia. It was composed of the Valley district, lying between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge, commanded by Major-General Jackson; the District of the Potomac, commanded by General Beauregard, and extending from the Blue Ridge to the Quantico; and that of the Acquia, lying between the Quantico and the Chesapeake, commanded by Major-General Holmes. The Stonewall brigade was transferred with General Jackson to the Valley district. Brigadier-General R. B. Garnett, who joined the army soon after, was sent to Winchester, where General Jackson's headquarters were established, to command it. Major-General E. Kirby Smith, who had recovered from his wound, and rejoined the army just then, succeeded General Jackson in the command of the reserve. The Texan Brigade, ever after so distinguished in the Army of Northern Virginia, had
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
roe. Brigadier-Generals Whiting and D. II. Hill were ordered to march on the morning of the 7th: the first from the Lower Occoquan and neighborhood of Dumfries, with his own, Wigfall's, and Hampton's brigades, to Fredericksburg, where Major-General Holmes was directed to concentrate his troops; and the second from Leesburg by Thoroughfare and Warrenton to the south side of the Rappahannock. The troops near Centreville and Manassas Junction were directed to march on the morning of the 8th;urg, and that of Brigadier-General Wilcox from the Rapidan; neither was permitted to pause in Richmond, however, the first being sent on to join the Confederate forces in North Carolina, and the second to Magruder's army near Yorktown. Major-General Holmes having been assigned to the command of the Confederate forces in North Carolina, I transferred Major-General Smith to Fredericksburg, to command the troops there. Brigadier. General D. R. Jones was promoted to command Smith's division.
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
would also have given us an accession of about eight thousand men that arrived from the south next morning, under Major-General Holmes and Brigadier-General Ripley; they had been ordered to Richmond without my knowledge, nor was I informed of their oyed, from the 1st until then, in forming a great army, by bringing, to that which I had commanded, fifteen thousand General Holmes told me in General Lee's presence, just before the fight began on the 31st, that he had that force ready to join me when the President should give the order. I have also the written testimony of Colonel Archer Anderson, then of General Holmes's staff, that he brought that number into General Lee's army. men from North Carolina, under Major-General Holmes, GeneralMajor-General Holmes, General Ripley gave me this number. He brought the first brigade--five thousand men. General Lawton told me that his was six thousand, General Drayton that his was seven thousand; there was another brigade, of which I do not know the strength. twenty-two
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
berton's reports to me. In Arkansas, Lieutenant-General Holmes, who commanded the Trans-Mississippim to countermand his instructions to Lieutenant-General Holmes. A day or two after this, General Rjor-General Grant with the forces of Lieutenant-Generals Holmes and Pemberton, united for the purposack before superior forces, and that Lieutenant-General Holmes had been peremptorily ordered to reenforce him; but that, as Lieutenant-General Holmes's troops might be too late, the President urged he President's arrival, that a division of General Holmes's army, of ten thousand men, was approachiI therefore proposed to the President that General Holmes should be instructed to send twenty thousat, however, I expressed again the opinion that Holmes's and Pemberton's troops should be concentraten Mississippi. The President suggested to General Holmes, but did not order him, to send the twenty thousand men asked for. General Holmes, very properly, waited for orders. From Vicksburg the Pr[2 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
this time the Confederate Government was so earnest in the scheme of raising negro troops, that I was directed to furnish a cavalry officer of ability, General J. T. Morgan, for that service, in Alabama. being unable to furnish the number, and on the 10th of April thirteen hundred of this admirable infantry were still unarmed. This inaction gave time for conference with the General-in-Chief with reference to the union of our forces against General Sherman's army, and an officer Lieutenant-General Holmes. of high rank, the personal friend of both, visited General Lee, for me, on this interesting subject. It also enabled the chief quartermaster and chief commissary to provide for a march by collecting supplies of food and forage. The press dispatches, received in the morning of April 5th, announced that Richmond was evacuated by the Administration in the night of the 2d. I inferred from this that General Lee was about to abandon the defense of Richmond, to unite our forces. S
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
d Third Divisions will form the command of General Holmes, the Fourth and Fifth Divisions that of thon. Every man we have should be here. Major-General Holmes's troops should, therefore, be ordered jor-General Grant with the troops of Lieutenant-Generals Holmes and Pemberton united for the purpose to hold the Mississippi, and permit Lieutenant-General Holmes to move into Missouri. As our trook before a very superior force; that Lieutenant-General Holmes has been peremptorily ordered to reenforce him; but that, as General Holmes's troops may be too late, the President urges on me the impoI suppose, will be toward Vicksburg, where General Holmes's troops must cross the river. His movemeseems to me, consequently, that the aid of General Holmes can better be relied on than that of Genernd, Virginia: The map convinces me that General Holmes's troops can reinforce sooner than Generale hear of no movement in this direction by General Holmes. Grant's forces are reported distributed a