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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 342 4 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 333 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 292 10 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 278 8 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 5 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 267 45 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 263 15 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 252 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 228 36 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 228 22 Browse Search
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dred and sixty-one, and in the eighty-fifth year of the commonwealth of Virginia. This ordinance was adopted by a vote of 81 for and 5 against. Subsequently, after the will of the people was made known by a vote taken on May 23d, which by an overwhelming majority ratified the act of the convention, others signed the ordinance, until the signatures of 146 members of the convention were attached to it, leaving but few, mainly from Trans-Appalachian Virginia, who refused to sign. Gen. J. E. Johnston, in the opening of his Narrative, says: The composition of the convention assembled in Richmond in the spring of 1861 to consider the question of secession, proved that the people of Virginia did not regard Mr. Lincoln's election as a sufficient cause for that measure, for at least two-thirds of its members were elected as Union men. And they and their constituents continued to be so, until the determination to coerce the seceded States was proclaimed by the President of the Unit
re, from the effects of measles and mumps. Johnston had been distinctly informed, in his conversarth mountains, as they had done for Jackson. Johnston had cartridge boxes, belts and cartridges man information came from most reliable sources, Johnston at once sent Col. A. P. Hill, with his Thirtrced march. It was this movement that misled Johnston and induced him to send Hill to Romney. Ther in which his orders had been executed, and Johnston called attention to the difference it exhibie same time concealing his own. His report to Johnston showed that at 9 o'clock of the 18th, Patters in the great battle that had already begun. Johnston, accustomed to the steady gait of regular soltence. He was also under the impression that Johnston's army had been increased to 13,000 men. On tnd the position then held a dangerous one, as Johnston could easily flank it, and all agreed that th Three times on that same 18th of July, while Johnston's army was rapidly marching from the valley t[63 more...]
p railroad, which led from Manassas Junction to Strasburg in the lower valley of the Shenandoah, giving quick connection with the army there operating under Gen. J. E. Johnston. Excellent highways from Alexandria and Washington, and from other important points to the northwest and southwest, converged at Centreville, about 3 milhich, under Brig.-Gen. G. T. Beauregard, had been holding Manassas and the line of the Potomac east of the Blue ridge, and the army of the Shenandoah, under Gen. J. E. Johnston, which reinforced the former, from the Shenandoah valley, during the engagement. The army of the Potomac, before the battle, consisted of the First brigadethe entire Confederate army within the field of action at the battle of Bull Run, show that the most of the fighting was done by the army of the Shenandoah (Gen. J. E. Johnston's), as indicated in the following comparative table of losses: Army of the Shenandoah, 282 killed, 1,063 wounded and 1 missing; total loss, 1,346. Army of t
ed the next day because of their conduct in the reconnoissance of the 11th. To the Confederates this engagement was an important one because such a large force of the enemy had been discomfited by a much smaller one in consequence of the skill and daring of its leader. It gave additional confidence to the Confederate outposts which Stuart's boldness and restless activity had been keeping in sight of the dome of the capitol, and had a dispiriting effect upon those of the Federals. Gen. J. E. Johnston, the next day, issued congratulatory orders, from the headquarters of the army of the Potomac, in which he expressed great satisfaction in making known the excellent conduct of Col. J. E. B. Stuart, and of the officers and men of his command, in the affair of Lewinsville, . . . in which they attacked and drove from that position, in confusion, three regiments of infantry, eight pieces of artillery, and a large body of cavalry, inflicting severe loss, but incurring none; and in a repor
des]. Consequently he withdrew in order. The enemy was evidently too much crippled to follow in pursuit, and after a short halt at the railroad I proceeded to Fryingpan church, where the wounded were cared for. Early next morning, with two fresh regiments, Stuart returned to the field, and found that the enemy had evacuated Dranesville and left some of their wounded there. The official returns of casualties were, on the Federal side, 7 killed and 61 wounded; on the Confederate, 43 killed, 143 wounded and 8 missing. The return of the department of Northern Virginia, Gen. J. E. Johnston commanding, for December, showed for the Potomac district, General Beauregard, aggregate infantry, cavalry and artillery, present and absent, 68,047; aggregate present, 55,165; effective total, 44,563. The forces in the Valley district, General Jackson, were reported at 12,922 present; in the Aquia district, General Holmes, 8,244, raising the aggregate present of Johnston's command to 76,331.
s commissioned majorgeneral. On November 4th he left Manassas to take command of the Valley district, to which, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, in command of the department of Northern Virginia, had assigned him, and established his headquarters at Winchester. Although forming the left wing of Johnston's army, the main body of which was in the vicinity of Manassas Junction, Jackson's command was, in some respects, an independent one, as he had assigned to him not only the protection of the lower valney, where he supposed the force of the enemy was about 10,000, but being constantly reinforced. He wrote to both Gen. J. E. Johnston and Adjutant-General Cooper. He was not listened to, and later in the winter Johnson was forced to fall back to tthe pretense that a movement was being made to cut it off, without sending the order through his superior officer, Gen. J. E. Johnston, and without consultation with either of these capable commanders in the field of operations. Jackson promptly ob
y of Northern Virginia still had its center, in command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, on the field of its victory at Manassas, while its right great army, from the intrenched camps around Washington, to attack Johnston at Centreville and Manassas, but when, after floundering through tg mud of midland Virginia, he reached his objective, he found that Johnston, his able and wily opponent, had anticipated his coming, and, abany, he fell back to Strasburg, conforming his movements to those of Johnston, but, in the person of Ashby, his famous cavalry leader, constantlheld the Rappahannock, at Fredericksburg, with a brigade of 2,000; Johnston held the line of the upper Rappahannock with about 47,000 men than that his numbers permitted him to place before Johnson, Jackson, Johnston and Holmes, while he landed his great army for active invasion on 's bluff; at the same time he recalled all but Ewell's division of Johnston's army from the line of the upper Rappahannock, and with these rei
nks marched from Frederick to attack him, Jackson, in obedience to Johnston's orders, sent the Seventh and Fourteenth Tennessee regiments to Mwho were not Virginians. Having been thus depleted, Jackson asked Johnston, by letter, February 24th, whether he desired additional fortificand those at Leesburg could quickly co-operate. At that very time Johnston was sending his stores and baggage to the rear, and on the 7th of renton, toward the Rappahannock; and on the 9th, the center, under Johnston himself, abandoned Centreville and Manassas. By March 11th all thovements left Jackson exposed to both front and flank attacks; but Johnston had confidence in his ability to take care of himself, and instrucurg and he was following them. Jackson, having been instructed by Johnston to hold in the valley the enemy already there, followed after Ashbhere he could easily hold the road leading to Ewell's division, of Johnston's army, which had fallen back and was holding the line of the Rapi
pecially the lines in front of Yorktown. General Johnston took command on the Peninsula the 17th ofvy siege trains. Looking over the situation, Johnston thought it advisable to retreat, but the authn. J. E. B. Stuart, with his cavalry, covered Johnston's retreat, aided by the muddy roads, which hahis rear, either by the York or by the James, Johnston continued his retreat, holding back Mc-Clella H. Hill's division, which was in the rear of Johnston's retreat, and about the middle of the aftern, the retreat toward Richmond. That was what Johnston contended for, and the battle of Williamsburgn, unopposed in his progress, on the 19th. Johnston, ever wary and on the alert, watching the slo large addition could be made to his forces. Johnston's new line of defense extended from Drewry's he Chickahominy, presenting a convex front to Johnston on the south side of the Chickahominy, and coeir water and mud soaked bivouacs that night, Johnston having ordered his men, at 7 p. m., to sleep [14 more...]
range of the gunboats, stationed in the James all along the rear of the Federal camp. But three short months had passed since the superbly organized and every way equipped army of the Potomac had begun its on to Richmond, but its every movement had been a failure. Jackson, with a small force in hand, had with strategic power routed or demoralized and then left stranded in the Valley 60,000 of its best men, during a month and a half of this quarter of a year. First Magruder, and then J. E. Johnston, had delayed and badly damaged the march of the main body, under the leadership of McClellan in person, on the Peninsula, keeping him back with fierce blows at Williamsburg, Yorktown and Eltham's landing, and by a bold front at Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, held him hesitating in sight of Richmond. Lee, taking immediate command after the wounding of Johnston, had gathered from all directions his scattered forces, hurled them fiercely upon Mc-Clellan's lines and intrenchments, and after sev
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