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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
believe it possible to complete the manoeuvre which had been interrupted by Sumner against their left wing. It must be acknowledged, however, that the chances were greatly in his favor. Huger had made his appearance after the battle, and Generals Holmes and Ripley had just arrived in Richmond from North Carolina with eight thousand men. This timely reinforcement would perhaps permit them to resume the attack with greater hope of success, as the rise in the river rendered the position of thepponents. In this work Johnston severely blames the generals who succeeded him in command for not having followed up on the 1st of June their success of May 31st. He complains, moreover, of not having been informed beforehand of the approach of Holmes and Ripley, whose arrival he would have waited for before giving battle, if he had known of their being so near. As General Johnston's official report, addressed to the Confederate government, contains none of these reproaches, now embodied in a
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
mberton caused serious alarms to Mr. Davis and his advisers. They did not agree as to the means to be used for assisting Pemberton. Johnston, rightly believing, as we think, that the greatest danger to the Confederacy would be the defeat of Bragg, was opposed to any attempt to weaken his army, and had asked, as we have before said, that a portion of the army of Arkansas, which unfortunately was not under his command, should be sent to the relief of Pemberton. Mr. Davis thought otherwise. Holmes, at Little Rock, received, instead of formal instructions, a simple recommendation to detach a part of his forces eastward, and the President, interfering in person, took from Bragg's command Stevenson's division and one of McCown's brigades, amounting to about nine thousand men, who were despatched to Vicksburg. These troops did not reach Pemberton for more than three weeks, when Grant had already resumed his march toward Memphis; and it may be affirmed, without exaggeration, that if these
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
rly, Rhodes, Garland and Rains. 4th, Longstreet; 4 brigades, under McLaws, Kershaw, Semmes and R. H. Anderson. 5th, A. P. Hill; 2 or 3 brigades, under G. B. Anderson and Branch. 6th, Huger; 3 brigades, under Pryor, Mahone and Pickett. Holmes' division, comprising the three brigades under Ripley, Lawton and rayton, numbering 15,000 men, rejoined the army on the 2d of June. From the month of June, General Lee's reports enable us to give the most exact particulars. IV. Reivision, D. R. Jones. 1st Brigade, Toombs; 2d Brigade, G. T. Anderson. 3d Division, McLaws. 1st Brigade, Kershaw; 2d Brigade, Semmes. Huger's Division. 1st Brigade, Armistead; 2d Brigade, Ransom; 3d Brigade, Mahone; 4th Brigade, Wright. Holmes's Division. 1st Brigade, Wise; 2d Brigade, Daniel; 3d Brigade, Walker. Cavalry Division, Stuart; 9 regiments. Reserve Artillery, Pendleton. The exact strength of this army has never been officially stated, but it is easy to form a calcu