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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last letters and telegrams of the Confederacy—Correspondence of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
me he expected his messenger to return from Washington to-day. Please answer. J. E. Johnston, General Greensboroa, Apl. 24th. Hon. J. C. Breckinridge,—Gen'l Johnston directs me to remain in this office to ascertain if you can decipher the telegram. You will please notify me, that I may report to him. D. S. Ryan, Opr. fory have either dispersed or marched toward their homes, accompanied by many of their officers. Five days ago the effective force in infantry and artillery of General Johnston's army was but 14,770 men, and it continues to diminish. That officer thinks it wholly impossible for him to make any head against the overwhelming forces ou gave me orders on 25th to move on my return on 26th. I found Military Convention. I think I am free from its terms by your previous order. Have notified Gen'l Johnston that I will abide by your decision. Am ready to move as ordered. Answer here or Lexington. Wade Hampton, Lt.-Gen'l This has no endorsement. You perce
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Military operations of General Beauregard. (search)
ested the expediency of uniting the forces of Johnston and Holmes with his own for a sudden attack uell, who was to be attacked and beaten. Then Johnston was to return with his own and 10,000 of Beauin West Virginia and destroy McClellan. Then Johnston's and Garnett's forces were to cross the Potoby all present at the conference, because: 1, Johnston had hardly 10,000 men, instead of 25,000, whiou has abandoned an immediate attack, and General Johnston has not moved, you had better withdraw th its plans for attack, of course did not stop Johnston, who reached Manassas on the 20th, followed br sending it. The dispatch shows for itself. Johnston was not to be stopped unless McDowell had abar Manassas. Colonel Roman's claim is that if Johnston had been ordered to join Beauregard on July 1dvancing on both sides of the Potomac. Well, Johnston was ordered to join Beauregard with his wholeegard as commander of the troops engaged, and Johnston as commander-in-chief. After the battle John[14 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Military operations of General Beauregard. (search)
ctive force of 40,000 men. This force, wrote General Beauregard to Johnston, would enable us to destroy the forces of General Scott and McDoweiantly in from fifteen to twenty days. Holmes assented readily; Johnston stated objections. At Richmond, a sort of council of war, composeforces could effect junctions to attack them in detail. At last Johnston was permitted by the Government to join Beauregard, if practicablearily concise and limited review. Before and during the battle, Johnston was apprehensive of the appearance of Patterson on the field. Henok. If, after the battle of Manassas, the combined forces of Generals Johnston and Beauregard could not march immediately and directly to Waustive plan; but was he not sufficiently crushed to have permitted Johnston's troops, who had come in a few hours to Manassas, to return swiftm Manassas? This movement having not been executed by such men as Johnston and Beauregard, it must be supposed that it was really impossible.