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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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Chapter 12: settling to the real work. Regulars of the States Virginia sentiment unanimity of purpose Lee and Johnston Esprit de corps Centering on Virginia varied Types of different States the Marylanders at the South mixed equipments and Properties doubtful points Norfolk to Manassas where the battle grounm her borders, had promptly resigned and tendered their swords and services to her governor. Robert E. Lee — with his great family influence and connection-Joseph E. Johnston, Magruder, Stuart, and a host of others whose names shine bright in the annals of war, had even anticipated the formal act of secession; and its passage fouto keep it; the name of Jackson, the Martyr, became a war-cry, and the bloody tracks of Manassas How that oath was kept can tell! On the 23d of May, Joseph E. Johnston received his commission as General in the Regular Army, and went to Harper's Ferry in command of all troops in that region-known as the Army of the Shenando
on-to-richmond! Clangor the southern pulse Beware of Johnston's Retreats I Bull run the day before Manassas waiting! nts of discipline, like hounds in the leash. When General Johnston took command of the Army of the Shenandoah at Harper'ening Winchester, at which point he would be able to cut Johnston's supplies and at the same time effect his desired junctiellan. To prevent this, about the middle of June, General Johnston evacuated Harper's Ferry, destroying the magazines an in his front-declared to be a real movement; warning General Johnston that the blow was at last to fall in earnest. This wo join Beauregard. Well did General Scott say, Beware of Johnston's retreats; for-whatever the country may have thought of ewn the ground for miles with the slain and spoils! Then Johnston had met the enemy at Winchester and, after oceans of blooe-too far from his base, sir! He'll amuse Beauregard and Johnston while they sweep down on Magruder. I want my orders for
nd it; the fortifications were perfectly uncovered and their small garrisons utterly demoralized by the woe-begone and terrified fugitives constantly streaming by them. The triumphant legions of the South were almost near enough for their battle-cry to be heard in the Cabinet; and the southern people could not believe that the bright victory that had perched upon their banners would be allowed to fold her wings before another and bloodier flight, that would leave the North prostrate at her feet. Day after day they waited and — the wish being father to the thought-day after day the sun rose on fresh stories of an advance---a bloody fight — a splendid victory-or the capture of Washington. But the sun always set on an authoritative contradiction of them; and at last the excitement was forced to settle down on the news that General Johnston had extended his pickets as far as Mason's and Munson's hills, and the army had gone into camp on the field it had so bloodily won the week befo
Chapter 16: the Spawn of lethargy. Reaction of sentiment conflicting ideas about inaction popular wish for aggressive war sentiment settles to fact Mr. Davis' attitude to Johnston and Beauregard after-battle confusion strategic reasons inaction breeds grave discontent effect on the army sober second thought Government use of the lull bombast and sense a glance North the western outlook John B. Floyd. Considering the surroundings, it seems inevitable that the lull after the first great victory should have been followed by reaction, all over the South; and that reasons — as ridiculous as they were numerousshould have been assigned for inaction that appeared so unwarranted. Discontent-at first whispered, and coming as the wind comethgradually took tongue; and discussion of the situation grew loud and varied. One side declared that the orders for a general advance had been already given, when the President countermanded them upon the field, and sent orders by
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 21: the conscription and its consequences. (search)
ptly left it to cast their lot with the new Government. So little difference could be found in their claims for precedence, that the dates of their old commissions decided it. They were Samuel Cooper, Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston and Pierre G. T. Beauregard. These nominations had been received with unanimity by the Senate, and with profound satisfaction by the people. Had fitness and right been consulted equally in other appointments, much priceless blood mightmissions, with which they were to win names as proud as any in the bright array of the South; a Kentucky brigade-whose endurance and valiant deeds were to shed a luster on her name that even the acts of her recreant sons could not dimwere in General Johnston's van; some of her ablest and most venerable statesmen had given up honors and home for the privilege of being freemen! All the South knew that the admission of the state was but an empty form-powerless alike to aid their cause, or to wrest
Chapter 25: the war in the West. A gloomy outlook Lone Jack the butcher, McNeil Corinth and Murfreesboro their bloody cost the cry wrung from the people Mr. Davis stands firm Johnston relieves Bragg the Emancipation proclamation Magruder's Galveston amphiboid the Atlantic seaboard popular estimate of the status hope for the New year. And misfortunes did not come singly, but in battalions. The trans-Mississippi was so far distant that only broken echoes of its troublehis chosen instruments-seeking no counsel, asking no aid-and day by day losing the confidence of the sand-shifting populace, who had once made him their God! And one act of his now did more than all besides to reassure the public mind. Joseph E. Johnston was sent to command the armies of the West! Since his wound at Seven Pines, the Government-from causes unknown to the people-had allowed this brilliant soldier to rust in inactivity; and now, when all of evil that ill-fortune and want of c
ase. There is no necessity for defense of Captain Semmes' position; but it may be well to record how blind is the hate which still attempts to brand as Pirate a regularly-commissioned officer in service, whose long career gained him nothing but respect under the northern-nothing but glory under the southern flag. If Raphael Semmes be a pirate, then was the northern recognition of belligerents but an active lie! Then was Robert E. Lee a marauder-Wade Hampton but a bushwhacker, and Joseph E. Johnston but a guerrilla! When the Sumter began her work, she was soon followed by the Florida --a vessel somewhat better, but still of the same class. Under the dashing and efficient Maffitt, the Florida, too, wrought daring destruction. Her record, like that of her rival, is too familiar for repetition; ag is the later substitution of the Alabama for the worn-out Sumter. During the long war, these three vessels-and but two of them at one time — were the only cruisers the Confederacy
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
is reckless and ill-handled assaults upon the strong works at Vicksburg-so freely criticised on his own side, by army and by press — were but preface of a volume, so bloodily written to the end before Petersburg. Under ordinary combinations, Johnston had found it easy to crush Grant and prevent even his escape to the distant base behind him. But, unhappily, Government would not re-enforce Johnstoneven to the very limited extent it might; and Mr. Davis promoted Pemberton to a lieutenant-generalcy and sent him to Vicksburg. But this is no place to discuss General Pemberton's abilities-his alleged disobedience of orders — the disasters of Baker's creek and Big Black; or his shutting up in Vicksburg, hopeless of relief from Johnston. Suffice it, the dismal echo of falling Vicksburg supplemented the gloom after Gettysburg; and the swift-following loss of Port Hudson completed the blockade of the Mississippi; and made the trans-river territory a foreign land! The coast of Maine met
Chapter 36: the land of darkness and the Shadow of death. Comparison of numbers the ratio of loss the process of attrition Stuart's last fight the river approaches Beauregard bottles Butler Grant sits down before Petersburg Swapping with boot feeling of the southern people the lines in Georgia military chess different methods of Sherman and Grant southern view public confidence in Johnston Hood relieves him how received by the people the army divided the back door opened at last! Mr. Davis visits Hood's army the truce and the chances on the rack. It is essential to a clear understanding of the events, directly preceding the fall of the Confederacy, to pause here and glance at the means with which that result was so long delayed, but at last so fully accomplished. From official northern sources, we learn that General Grant crossed the Rapidan with three corps, averaging over 47,000 men. Therefore, he must have fought the battles of the Wilderness
stand a moment on a corner, without dispersion by a provost-guard. Finally came the news of Johnston's surrender — of the last blow to the cause, now lost indeed. Still this fact had been consideushing weight that had made them refuse to believe in the latter. Confident as all were in General Johnston's ability to do all that man might, they still knew his numerical weakness; that he must era sigh, rather than a groan. There was a momentary hope that the wise covenant between Generals Johnston and Sherman, as to the basis of the surrender, would be indorsed by the Government; but thwild and maddened spirits, who refused to accept Lee's cartel, and started to work their way to Johnston, could have had no hope of his final success in their calmer moments. But Johnston's surrenJohnston's surrender did not lift the yoke from Richmond, in any degree. Police regulations of the most annoying character were imposed; the fact of a parole bearing any significance was entirely ignored; no sort of
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