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y orders discussion in the British House of Lords recognition of the Confederacy as a belligerent exchange of prisoners theory of the United States views of McClellan revolutionary conduct of United States government extent of the war at the close of 1861 victories of the year New branches of manufactures election of Confe were not at that time educated up to the point. A revolt from too sudden a revelation of its entire policy was apprehended. Even as late as July 7, 1862, General McClellan wrote to the authorities at Washington from the vicinity of Richmond, A declaration of radical views, especially upon slavery, will rapidly disintegrate our the exchanges were made by various commanders under flags of truce. Thus some were exchanged in New York, Washington, Cairo, and Columbus, Kentucky, and by General McClellan in western Virginia and elsewhere. On the whole, the partial exchanges were inconsiderable and inconclusive as to the main question. The condition at the c
Chapter 16: Military arrangements of the enemy Marshall and Garfield Fishing Creek Crittenden's report Fort Henry; its surrender Fort Donelson; its position assaults surrender losses. Important changes in the military arrangements of the enemy were made about this time. Major General George B. McClellan was assigned to the chief command of his army, in place of Lieutenant General Scott, retired. A Department of Ohio was constituted, embracing the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky east of the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers; Brigadier General D. C. Buell was assigned to its command. At the same time, General Henry W. Halleck superseded General John C. Fremont in command of the United States Department of the West. General W. T. Sherman was removed from Kentucky and sent to report to General Halleck. General A. S. Johnston was now confronted by General Halleck in the West and by General Buell in Kentucky. The former, with armies at Cairo and P
Chapter 20: Advance of General McClellan toward Centreville; his report our forces or, by the direction of President Lincoln, General McClellan held a council with twelve of the generaa between the York and James Rivers when General McClellan embarked the mass of the army he commandheld it against any supposable attack. When McClellan advanced with his immense army, Magruder felginia which arrived on the Peninsula. General McClellan, in a cipher dispatch of April 7th, two patch of April 7th to President Lincoln, General McClellan acknowledges a telegram of the previous own. In addition to the answer given by General McClellan, I quote from the testimony of General Kgarded as ungenerous complaint, wrote to General McClellan; If you have had a drawn battle or a repe. A telegram from President Lincoln to General McClellan is suggestive on this point. It reads ts than fifty thousand present for duty. General McClellan's report on April 30, 1862, as shown by [15 more...]
hnston crosses the Chickahominy position of McClellan position of McDowell strength of opposing wer James River, together with the fact that McClellan's army, by changing his base to the head of defense of that city to make a junction with McClellan, all combined to give a new phase to our milnks. The considerations which induced General McClellan to make his base on the York River had aodore Goldsborough had a conference with General McClellan regarding the means to be employed for removing that obstacle. . . . General McClellan, as we have stated above, might have continued to foantages without involving any risk. . . . If McClellan could have foreseen how deceptive were the pd the Comte de Paris represents, deceive General McClellan, and prevent him from moving to the souteninsula, Prince de Joinville, 1862. General McClellan, in his testimony December 10, 1862, bef. On April 30, 1862, the official report of McClellan's army gives the aggregate present for duty [1 more...]
t he knew the defense of Richmond must be made at a distance from it. Seeing no preparation to keep the enemy at a distance, and kept in ignorance of any plan for such purpose, I sent for General R. E. Lee, then at Richmond, in general charge of army operations, and told him why and how I was dissatisfied with the condition of affairs. He asked me what I thought it was proper to do. Recurring to a conversation held about the time we had together visited General Johnston, I answered that McClellan should be attacked on the other side of the Chickahominy before he matured his preparations for a siege of Richmond. To this he promptly assented, as I anticipated he would, for I knew it had been his own opinion. He then said: General Johnston should of course advise you of what he expects or proposes to do. Let me go and see him, and defer this discussion until I return. It may be proper here to say that I had not doubted that General Johnston was fully in accord with me as to the p
erations movements of General Jackson daring and fortitude of Lee offensive-defensive policy General Stuart's movement order of attack critical position of McClellan order of Lincoln creating the army of Virginia arrival of Jackson position of the enemy diversion of General Longstreet the enemy forced back South of the Cflank of the enemy north of the Chickahominy. The manner in which the division was detached to reenforce General Jackson was so open that it was not doubted General McClellan would soon be apprised of it, and would probably attribute it to any other than the real motive, and would confirm him in his exaggerated estimate of our strhe enemy in check. I pointed out to him that our force and entrenched line between that left flank and Richmond was too weak for a protracted resistance, and if McClellan was the man I took him for when I nominated him for promotion in a new regiment of cavalry, and subsequently selected him for one of the military commission sent
our naval forces, for the commanders of squadrons felt it their duty to be careful when dealing with an element of warfare of which they knew so little, and the character and disposition of which it was so difficult to discover. In this system of defense, therefore, the enemy found their greatest security; and, notwithstanding all the efforts of Du Pont and Dahlgren, Charleston, Wilmington, and Savannah remained closed to our forces until near the close of the war. In 1862, while General McClellan was in command of the enemy's forces below Richmond, it was observed that they had more than a hundred vessels in the James River, as if they were about to make an advance by that way upon the city. This led to an order placing General G. J. Rains in charge of the submarine defenses; on the James River opposite Drewry's Bluff the first submarine torpedo was made. The secret of all his future success consisted in the sensitive primer, which is unrivaled by any other means to explode t
ce of General Jackson atrocious order of General Pope letter of McClellan on the conduct of the war letter of the President to General Lee night battle at Ox Hill losses of the enemy. This defect of McClellan's army led me to issue the following address: Richmond, Junity independence. Jefferson Davis. After the retreat of General McClellan to Westover, his army remained inactive about a month. His f have been more brutal. In recurring to the letter of General George B. McClellan, written at Camp near Harrison's Landing, Virginia, Julybe struck with the strong contrast between the suggestions of General McClellan and the orders of General Pope. The inquiry naturally arisesys after the battle to unite with General Pope, and a part of General McClellan's army had left Westover for the same purpose. It therefore of the Rappahannock as far above as Waterloo. The army of General McClellan had left Westover, and a part had marched to join General Pop
mber 3d, toward Leesburg. The armies of Generals McClellan and Pope had now been brought back to thederick, happening to fall into the hands of McClellan, disclosed to him the disposition of our for a soldier, and was soon in the hands of General McClellan. The copy of the order, it was stated ay by some one at Hill's quarters. Says General McClellan, Upon learning the contents of this ordeonce gave orders for a vigorous pursuit.—General McClellan's testimony, Report on the Conduct of thould not hazard a renewal of the engagement; McClellan, by his great superiority of numbers, could lished without interruption. The advance of McClellan's army did not appear on the west side of thof the river. It was now nearly dark, and McClellan had massed a number of batteries to sweep thvicinity of Bunker Hill and Winchester. General McClellan seemed to be concentrating in and near Ht as we contended with the advanced guard of McClellan on the 15th and forenoon of the 16th. Durin[3 more...]
and wounded Stuart in command battle renewed Fredericksburg reoccupied attack on the Heights repulse of the enemy the enemy Withdraws in the night our strength losses death of General Jackson. About the middle of October, 1862, General McClellan crossed the Potomac east of the Blue Ridge and advanced southward, seizing the passes of the mountains as he progressed. In the latter part of the month he began to incline eastwardly from the mountains, moving in the direction of Warrentoirection of Falmouth, and gunboats and transports had entered Aquia Creek. McLaws's and Ransom's divisions were ordered to proceed to that city; on the 21st it became apparent that the whole army—under General Burnside, who had succeeded General McClellan—was concentrating on the north side of the Rappahannock. About November 26th Jackson was directed to advance toward Fredericksburg. As some of the enemy's gunboats had appeared in the river at Port Royal, and it was possible that an att
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