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nemy. They took the initiative, and came to meet us; but if they had not, we would have gone to them. It is now reasonably certain that matters here were so matured that the military authorities were ready and determined to advance, and it was with a feeling of relief, perhaps, that the first booming of the cannon at McLean's Ford removed from us the responsibilities of that movement. We were not entirely prepared — as well prepared, at least, as we might have hoped to be. The forces of Gen. Holmes, from Fredericksburg, and of Gen. Evans, from Leesburg, were in the battle; and so, also, were the most of those from Gen. Johnston. But two brigades of Gen. Johnston's force--Gen. Smith's and Col. Elzey's — had not arrived. Hampton's Legion and Wynder's Sixth regiment of North Carolina had not arrived the night before. Many that had arrived from the sources mentioned above were without the provisions of a military life, and were too wearied for the most efficient military service; but
General Johnston so chivalrously extended to him on that eventful day. He remarks that the retreat of our forces from Fairfax, immediately previous to the engagement of the 18th, is the first instance on record of volunteers retiring before an engagement, and with the object of giving battle in another position. The number under his command on the 18th July is set down at 17,000 effective men, and on the 21st to 27,000, which includes 6,200 of Johnston's army, and 1,700 brought up by Gen. Holmes from Fredericksburg. The killed on our side in this evermemorable battle are stated in the report to have been in number 393, and the wounded 1,200. The enemy's killed, wounded, and prisoners are estimated by General Beauregard at 4,500, which does not include the missing. New York times narrative: editorial correspondence. Washington, Sunday night, July 22, 1861. The battle yesterday was one of the most severe and sanguinary ever fought on this continent, and it ended in th
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 125.-Southern Bank Convention. (search)
Bank of Charleston, J. K. Sass and George A. Trenholm; Southwestern Railroad Bank, Jas. Rose, J. G. Holmes; Farmers' and Exchange Bank, John S. Davies; People's Bank, D. L. McKay and James S. Gibbes; st meeting of the Convention, agreeing to conform to the above resolutions. On motion of James G. Holmes, Esq., Resolved, That when this Convention adjourns, it adjourn to meet to-morrow, at 10ops as their necessities may require. Referred to Committee on Business. On motion of Mr. J. G. Holmes, his plan for arranging the Confederate loans, also a plan for equalizing the value of certrred to the Committee on Business without being read. On motion of Mr. G. A. Trenholm, Mr. James G. Holmes was added to the Committee on Business. The President read the following communicationsembled, we are, Very respectfully, &c., W. C. Tompkins. J. O. Nixon. On motion of Mr. J. G. Holmes, the Convention took a recess until 5 P. M. Evening session. The following impor