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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 259 15 Browse Search
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 137 11 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 51 3 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Seacoast defences of South Carolina and Georgia. (search)
ll force generally at his disposition, made it difficult for General Beauregard to secure the vital points of the long Confederate lines from sudden mortal attack. The successful defence, therefore, of that large department under such circumstances, is one of the most brilliant achievements in war, and must make it an admirable study of the art of defensive war reduced to perfect practice in all its ramifications and details, including a creative military administration. General Lee's own reputation, which rests solidly upon his own resplendent deeds as commander of the superlative Army of Northern Virginia, cannot possibly be enhanced one particle by the attribution of things that do not belong to him. Were he alive, he would be the first to disclaim such credit for the defence of the seacoast of South Carolina and Georgia as is given by the article of General Long, I doubt not unconscious of the injustice thus done to General Beauregard. Thomas Jordan. New York, May 1st, 1876.
eserve every possible analogy to the Hebrews; and this memorable migration out of Egypt to the promised land has enabled them to indulge it. Utah reproduced to their imaginations a new and enlarged type of Canaan. As they emerged from the defiles of the Rocky Mountains they beheld a vast basin, in which lay a Dead Sea, with a shore-line of 290 miles, in a frame of treeless mountains, its sullen waves lapping a snow-white beach. From a second sea of Galilee — the beautiful Utah Lake-another Jordan poured down, along whose green banks the Mormon, in his mind's eye, saw set the cities of the Lord. Brigham Young looked beyond these types, and perceived himself posted in a stronghold where he thought he could bid defiance to the armies of the world. Lofty and inaccessible mountains girdled it, to whose few and narrow gateways he would hold the key. His new city would be a Tadmor of the desert, a city of refuge, a holy place, and a prison whose door he would keep — a city of which the
imals, etc. The party is well armed, and, by observing a good compact order of march and vigilance in camp, we will be free from any danger of attack from Indians. I think there is no need of apprehension of molestation on the part of the authorities, civil or military, unless orders come from Washington. Should there be such, I will have notice in time. We find it very hot in some parts of the day; in others, not unpleasant. We have, tell your brother, in our mess, Captain Dillard, Mr. Jordan, and Mr. Frazee; and, with Ran as our cook and driver of my carriage, I could have no better arrangement for the most comfortable traveling the season and route will admit of. I have ridden but a few miles in the carriage since we started ... I have nothing to say to my boys that has not already been said. I have perfect confidence that they will be all that ought to be desired or expected. They must learn that one man by an exhibition of physical power can control but few. It is by mora
with the blood of most of these peerless horsemen, who, following the example of their chivalric leader, rode gayly and dauntlessly down to death. In the second week in October a cavalry battalion of eight companies was organized at Memphis, of which Nathan Bedford Forrest was elected lieutenant-colonel. It was soon after increased to a regiment. Both this command and its leader were greatly distinguished during the war. Forrest's biography Life of General N. B. Forrest, by Colonel Thomas Jordan. has been written, and his exploits are well known. He was a man whose indomitable energy and eager spirit would have won distinction in any active vocation. Without the aid of influence or education, he had achieved wealth and local power in time of peace. Without military training, or special advantages, he became famous in a four years war as a bold and enterprising trooper, and a formidable soldier wherever he crossed swords. Forrest was forty years of age when the war bro
ful Southern marksmen volunteered to occupy their attention, and finally forced them to retire. Jordan says that two of Forrest's companies were thus engaged. About half-past 8 o'clock the Twelft United States Navy, and Hoppin's Life of Foote, give the Federal version of this conflict. Colonel Jordan shows conclusively, in his Life of Forrest, pages 67-69, the Federal superiority in armamenttimate, was composed of five small brigades of infantry, 5,360 strong, and about 1,000 cavalry. Jordan, in his Life of Forrest, puts the cavalry at 800. Appendix A will show the grounds for this eston of all who saw him; and when he was being carried, bleeding, from the field, he exclaimed, as Jordan has it, to the only unwounded officer left with his battery, Lieutenant John W. Morton, a mere lof the war became chief of artillery to General Forrest. Darkness separated the combatants. Jordan, in his Life of Forrest (page 86), calls the works gained, the mere narrow foothold seized on th
d you a letter on the same subject through my adjutant-general, Colonel Jordan. Yesterday evening, however, Captain Jordan submitted to meCaptain Jordan submitted to me your intentions, formed, no doubt, before having received my communications, above referred to, relative to a proposed movement on your part, submitted by me to Generals Johnston and Bragg, in presence of Colonel Jordan, chief of staff of the whole army, and they were accepted without one word of alteration. They were then put in proper form by Colonel Jordan, and furnished to the corps commanders. These orders are ingard. Conceding the arrangement of the details to Beauregard or Jordan, General Bragg continues: In this case, as I understood then,gave general instructions for the general movement. . . . Over his (Jordan's) signature these elaborated details reached the army. Generalt region, and of which indeed they could learn nothing definite. Jordan's Life of Forrest, p. 110. Governor Harris informs the writer that
differing in details, agree in all essential facts. The council was held at the cross-roads, a few hundred yards from the headquarters of the night before. Colonel Jordan's account is as follows, and is presumably to be received as General Beauregard's own statement of the matter. Life of Forrest, p. 113. Mentioning in a notrgan's, Forrest's, and Wharton's (Eighth Texas), will be given in its proper place. The army, exclusive of its cavalry, was between 35,000 and 36,000 strong. Jordan, in an official report, made in July, 1862, to the writer, then on inspection-duty, gave the effective total of all arms at 38,773, who marched April 3d. In his orty-seventh Tennessee Regiment, which came up on the 7th. There are apparently some errors in the return of July, 1862. The writer believes that the figures in Jordan's Life of Forrest approach the truth most nearly. It now behooves us to consider the employment of the Federal army during those fateful first days of April,
Shiloh. his report. fatal order to retire. Jordan's statements. errors corrected. the evidenced formed on his right. At eleven o'clock, Colonel Jordan ordered Cheatham to charge, which he did aeral Beauregard to consummate the victory, Colonel Jordan, General Beauregard's chief of staff, saysest warrant. And if General Beauregard, as Jordan also states, after Prentiss's surrender, urgedd in part executed before six o'clock. Colonel Jordan also says that the gunboats were used with The substance of the statements made by Colonel Jordan is, that the order of withdrawal was issuewith fruitless results, as he styles them, Colonel Jordan cites an unsuccessful attempt of Colonel Mohnston — no one can fill the vacancy. Colonel Jordan, after saying that the officers in immedianally, I shall take the liberty of quoting Colonel Jordan in reply to himself ( Life of Forrest, pag the enemy might be driven into the river. Jordan also says in a note (page 135), that Willie Fo[5 more...]
sally, not knowing how they lay toward friend or foe. Jordan estimates the losses of the 6th ( Life of Forrest, page 13ready for battle on the morning of the 7th, at 20,000 men. Jordan also says that Polk led his troops a mile and a half to th a misleading dispatch from Decatur (or Florence). Colonel Jordan, in a letter to the Savannah Republican, says of Generhe makes no mention of seventy-five prisoners, said by Colonel Jordan to have been captured and carried off. No steps were the wounded left on and near the field in Monday's battle. Jordan speaks of the loss on the first day at about 6,500, which n. These troops, added to the effective total reported by Jordan after the battle of Shiloh, 32,212, give an army of nearlyction I will mention particularly my adjutant-general, Colonel Jordan, who was of much assistance to me on this occasion, as duties carried them constantly under fire, namely: Colonel Thomas Jordan, Captain Clifton H. Smith, and Lieutenant John M. O
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing armies at the first Bull Run. (search)
n C. Vaughn; 10th Va., Col. S. B. Gibbons; 13th Va., Col. A. P. Hill. Loss: k, 8; w, 19 = 27. Artillery: Imboden's, Stanard's, Pendleton's, Alburtis's, and Beckham's batteries. Cavalry: 1st Va., Col. J. E. B. Stuart. (Loss not specifically reported.) Total loss Army of the Shenandoah: k, 282; w, 1063; m, 1 = 1346. Total loss of the Confederate Army: killed, 387; wounded, 1582; captured or missing, 13,--grand total, 1982. Strength of the Confederate army. In October, 1884, General Thomas Jordan, who was General Beauregard's adjutant-general, prepared a statement of the strength of the Confederate army at Bull Run or Manassas, of which the following is a condensation:

So far as the troops of Beauregard's immediate Army of the Potomac are concerned, this statement is condensed from two that I prepared with the sub-returns of ail the commands before me as the adjutant-general of that army, September 25th, 1861, and I will vouch for its exactness. In respect to the Army of

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