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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jones, William Alfred (search)
Jones, William Alfred Born in New York City, June 26, 1817; graduated at Columbia College in 1836; appointed librarian of Columbia College in 1851. He is the author of The Library of Columbia College; The first century of Columbia College, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
t of the needs of Pope, if indeed he had any, Porter had necessarily to bide McDowell's arrival on his right. In the mean time, his duty was manifestly to engage Longstreet's attention and prevent him from moving against Pope, especially while McDowell was out of support of both Pope and Porter. If General Grant has examined the evidence carefully, he will find that Porter faced no such numbers; there was nothing in his front during the day except cavalry pickets, except at one time when Jones's brigade moved down on another road, on a higher position, where they could look at Porter, and fired a few shots from two pieces of light artillery, forcing Porter to have his men hide in the brush (which the evidence shows) to keep from being seen. His duty, General Grant says, was to purposely engage Longstreet's attention. I presume he does not mean that Pope should have done this by not moving forward, either to attack or under pretext of attacking, nor by moving all his troops to