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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 13: Patterson's campaign. (search)
, and under date of June 13th they authorized Johnston to retire upon Winchester, after destroying eoperations against Manassas. In this interim Johnston remained in camp about Winchester, pushing hi of the enemy. But Patterson complained that Johnston outnumbered him, and clamored for reinforceme make an advance against Beauregard, and that Johnston must be defeated or detained in the Shenandoaeeping in this vicinity the command under General Johnston, who is now pretending to be engaged in fopposed to the rebel army, which, altogether, Johnston states to have been less than twelve thousandnd that he could most advantageously threaten Johnston from Charlestown. Accordingly, on July 12th,rom Martinsburg on July 15th, directly toward Johnston at Winchester, as far as Bunker Hill, within uregard's camp, at Manassas, that afternoon. Johnston himself, with another detachment, arrived at July 21st. It was these nine thousand men of Johnston's army which not merely decided, but principa[6 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 14: Manassas. (search)
es, it seemed necessary to aid Patterson. The possibility that Beauregard and Johnston might unite their armies was clearly enough perceived; hence, a column to thre, according to Beauregard's report. Before the design could take final shape, Johnston had evacuated Harper's Ferry, and Patterson's first movement was thereby termi emphatic in his protest that he could not hope to beat the combined armies of Johnston and Beauregard; uponwhich Scott gave him the distinct assurance: If Johnston jJohnston joins Beauregard, he shall have Patterson on his heels. With this understanding, the movement was ordered to begin a week from that day. The enterprise did not esrd at a total of 1,355, and 6 guns. It was posted as a support for Ewell. Johnston's Army of the Shenandoah consisted of Jackson's brigade of five regiments, posirginia Regiment, 550. Recapitulation:Men.Guns. Beauregard's army21,83329 Johnston's army8,88422 Holmes' brigade1,3556 Totals32,07257 To which may be added su
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 15: Bull Run. (search)
ion on the railroad. He was yet unaware that Johnston had joined Beauregard, and sought to prevent army, in its camps, early Sunday morning. Johnston, who now as ranking officer assumed command, advance and attack were duly written out, and Johnston signed his approval of them in the gray twiliof the stone bridge. This suggestion, again, Johnston adopted and ordered to be carried out. Bucements. Four regiments and two companies of Johnston's Army of the Shenandoah, under General Bee, t the first rebel line was composed mainly of Johnston's troops. As they retreated up the hill sout Jackson's brigade of five regiments, also of Johnston's army, was just arriving there on its way tonson house. Under the personal directions of Johnston and Beauregard, they now formed their line alnearest reinforcements were already arriving; Johnston's report sums up the strength of this complethad thereby become hopeless. The question of Johnston's possible presence in the battle had run thr[4 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 16: the retreat. (search)
on Centreville; while to Blenker the more judicious order was given to advance his brigade toward Stone Bridge, which he did, deploying it in line of battle across the Warrenton turnpike, half-way between Centreville and Cub Run. As soon as Johnston and Beauregard had sufficiently recovered from their astonishment at seeing the Union army in unmistakable retreat, they ordered pursuit to be made, but, as it would seem, with the greatest caution. In truth, McDowell's vanquished brigades marcected, that they could only dash in here and there and pick up or scatter isolated squads of stragglers. Another reserve battalion of rebel cavalry under Radford was sent in pursuit from the vicinity of Ball's Ford up toward the turnpike; while Johnston also sent orders to Bonham to take the remainder of his own and Longstreet's brigades, and move against the line of retreat at Centreville. Radford, like Stuart, saw that the retreating brigades of Sherman, Keyes, and Schenck were too formidabl
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 17: conclusion. (search)
one of the best-planned battles of the war, but one of the worstfought, and that both armies were fairly defeated. General Johnston says: If the tactics of the Federals had been equal to their strategy, we should have been beaten. To the military bulk of his army turned Manassas into a fortified camp. Some of the earliest reasons for this course are explained by Johnston with blunt frankness. The Confederate army, he writes, was more disorganized by victory than that of the United States n, the rebel commanders invited Jefferson Davis to Manassas to discuss a plan of active operations for the autumn. Generals Johnston, Beauregard, and G. W. Smith proposed the concentration there of all the available forces of the Confederate Statesossing the Potomac into Maryland at the nearest ford with this army, and placing it in rear of Washington. This, writes Johnston, we thought would compel McClellan to fight with the chances of battle against him. Success would bring Maryland into th
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Appendix B. (search)
Appendix B. Organization, at the dates indicated, of the Confederate forces combined at the battle of Manassas, under the command of Brigadier-General Johnston, C. S. Army. army of the Potomac (Afterwards first Corps), July 21, 1861. From a field return for that date, but dated September 25, 1861. The reports following show other combinations during the battle. Brigadier-General G. T. Beauregard. Infantry. First Brigade. Brigadier-General M. L. Bonham. 11th North Carolina. 2s Battalion Cavalry. Independent Companies (ten) Cavalry. Washington (Louisiana) Battalion Artillery. Artillery. Kemper's Battery Loudoun Battery. Latham's Battery. Shields's Battery. Camp Pickens Companies. Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston's Division), June 30, 1861. from return of that date. Brigadier-General Joseph E. Johnston. First Brigade. Colonel T. J. Jackson. 2d Virginia Infantry. 4th Virginia Infantry. 5th Virginia Infantry. 27th Virginia Infantry. Pendleton'