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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 650 0 Browse Search
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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 271 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 99 1 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 52 2 Browse Search
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of Bull Run. Doc. 1.-official reports. Gen. McDowell's General orders before the battle of Stonents on the hill, and proceeded to call on Gen. McDowell, whom I found engaged in rallying the rese a reserve in case of a later emergency. Gen McDowell directed me to take them to the foot of the hr was disabled by a severe wound, and that Gen. McDowell was on the field. I sought him out and rearters Second brigade, Second Division Major General McDowell's column, Washington, July 24, 1861. Tolonel Hunter's division became engaged. General McDowell, who, accompanied by his staff, had passet back Captain Wright of the engineers and Major McDowell, one of his aids, with orders to send forwsumed position under the direct command of Gen. McDowell, who sent a major (an aid) to me, directind that he had received direct orders front Gen. McDowell to bring up the rear, and prevent any attalery of the Corps d'armee, commanded by Brig. Gen. McDowell, and having served in that capacity dur[33 more...]
ne favor we are again victorious. To God be the glory. The armies of the North and South yesterday faced each other — the former not less than 50,000 men, This is an error — the Federal force amounted to only 33,000, including reserves. Gen. McDowell's Report states 18,000 only were engaged. W. F. B. the latter not exceeding 30,000--and wrestled together for six long hours, with that desperate courage which Americans only can show. I proceed to give you, as near as I can, a full and dek ingloriously a force exceeding 35,000, supported by nearly 100 pieces of cannon. I believe the official report will sustain me in the assertion that Gen. Beauregard did not bring more than 15,000 men into the action. The total force under Gen. McDowell was over 50,000, but 35,000 will probably cover the entire force in action at the Stone Bridge. Of the pursuit, already the particulars are known. Suffice it to say, we followed them on the Leesburg road and on the Centreville road as far
facts. If the Confederates force the left of McDowell's army, they will obtain possession of the lition of the Junction, and it is probable that McDowell, advancing from Centreville, has met the enemThe effective strength of the infantry, under McDowell, may be taken at 30,000, and there are about y of death for making such solicitations. Gen. McDowell writes in his despatch from Fairfax Court- This curiosity was aroused by the story that McDowell had been actually ordered to make an attack on the beautiful moonlight, so as to arrive at McDowell's camp in the early dawn; but the aides coulds until after 5 o'clock in the morning. When McDowell moved away, he took so many of the troops abo and wagon, which was on its way to enable Gen. McDowell to reconnoitre the position he was then en village was held by a part of the reserve of McDowell's force, possibly 1,000 strong. The inhabitahad mistaken an effigy for a human being. Gen. McDowell has been much distressed by the dastardly [13 more...]
e opposition which they displayed before retiring from point to point. While our division waited, quiet and alert, Gen. McDowell led the columns of hunter and Heintzelman far around by the right, to the enemy's flank and rear. The march was longts history. The secret of that panic will perhaps never be known. All essay to explain it, and all fail. Whether Gen. McDowell did or did not give an order to retreat I cannot say of my own knowledge. I am assured by one who was with him that How nearly one great object of the day had been accomplished may be understood when it is known that Gen. Tyler and Gen. McDowell had actually met. Many who came into the battle with Col. Heintzelman and Col. Hunter fled by the road over which Genear them. Over and over again Blenker begged permission to maintain his post, or even to advance. Retreat! said he to McDowell's messenger; bring me the word to go on, sir! --but the command was peremptory, and he was left no alternative. Notwi
sappers and miners. A plan was at once projected by Gen. McDowell for a decisive attack upon the enemy's line of defence,viewed the Third Tyler brigade, passed a few hours with Gen. McDowell, and then left for Washington, in spirits depressed by w experiences. After midnight a carriage was placed at Gen. McDowell's tent, which was to bear him to the scene of action. to fall in to the division to which it was assigned. General McDowell and staff went in the centre of Tyler's, the central word disunion was a portion of an unknown tongue. General McDowell's carriage halted at the junction of the two roads, ae extreme right. he had previously sent a courier to General McDowell, reporting that he had safely crossed the run. The gethree days work, and should have rested long before. But McDowell tried to vanquish the South in a single struggle, and theFairfax, but are now within the Arlington lines, and that McDowell, a stunned and vanquished general, is overlooking the wre
rst, as far as it went. In this encampment the brigade remained till 7 A. M. Thursday, July 18, the brigade again marched one mile, and halted by command of Gen. McDowell. Here the brigade remained till 3 P. M., on an old camp-ground of the enemy, when the march was again taken up, under a scorching sun, till within a mile and a mile and a half beyond Centreville we were ordered to halt and cap our pieces. We then crossed a bridge, mounted a hill in the vicinity, and to the right of Gen. McDowell's Headquarters, and then turned to the right into a field, at a double-quick, which was kept tip about a quarter of an hour, passing through a wood and haltingward to the brow of the hill he received a shot in the leg of his pantaloons from one of his own men. Some time after this the firing ceased upon both sides. McDowell, with his staff, then rode through our lines, receiving a cheer from the Seventy-first, and passed down the hill to the left, within 600 feet of the enemy's line
t will be evident to any one who becomes familiar with the events of the day that I misapprehend many of the occurrences. The attack was made at a point above the Stone Bridge, on Bull Run, by the whole disposable force of the enemy, led by General McDowell. The importance of the movement was not at first estimated, and it was met by Gen. Evans, with only the Fourth South Carolina regiment, Colonel Sloan, the Independent Louisiana battalion, Major Wheat, and two guns of the Washington Artillerh pine thickets, and the battle-ground was an open valley, with a hill upon each side, rising some 100 feet above the low ground, and distant from each other about 600 yards. The struggle was an alternate movement of regiments. When the head of McDowell's column reached Sudley's Spring, a ford much higher than it was anticipated they would cross, as the Stone Bridge was the point we were defending upon our extreme left, quietly they sneaked along, getting in behind us, until discovered, I belie
Ossa of the horrible, and all that remains is to profit by the awful lesson.--Boston Post. After driving the rebel armies three miles beyond Bull's Run, our troops have been compelled to fall back. This is occasioned by the junction of General Johnston's army of twenty thousand men with Beauregard's main army. This gave the rebels between eighty-five and ninety thousand men to oppose our troops, which number less than fifty thousand. The rebel force was too great to withstand, and General McDowell has fallen back upon his intrenchments at Alexandria. The junction of Johnston with Beauregard it was General Patterson's business to prevent. It is not right to blame a commander without knowing all the circumstances which controlled his actions, and we must remember that all blame of subordinates falls at last upon the commander-in-chief. Nevertheless it is impossible not to see that the army corps of Patterson has not performed its very important share in the general attack, and t
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 60 1/2.-Gen. Schenck's defence. (search)
engineer of the train which took up the Ohio troops. The responsibility of the blunder which resulted so disastrously for our troops, rests upon Gen. Schenck. Now that you have published the above, will you do Gen. Schenck the justice to publish also this communication? I was at the time acting aid to Gen. Schenck, and at his side both upon and during the action, and have full knowledge, therefore, of every order given. The First Ohio Regiment were taken on a train furnished by Gen. McDowell, and pursuant to his orders. Six companies were left at different points along the line of the Loudon and Hampshire Railroad. The four remaining companies were to be stationed at Vienna. This same train had only the day before been at Vienna — not at Vienna alone, but three miles beyond — with Gen. Tyler and staff, who reported no evidence of troops in that neighborhood. It is true that some one told Gen. Schenck that some other man had heard that somebody had said that there had bee
d the picket guard with him, following them for some distance to see that that direction was properly carried out. Captain Taylor was carried immediately to Gen. McDowell's Headquarters, where, by telegraph, directions were received to send him to Gen. Scott's Headquarters at Washington. He arrived under a guard at seven P. M.,nce whatever with Davis. Captain Tom Taylor, of Uncle Sambo's cavalry, was next immediately faced in the direction from which he came, and marched back to General McDowell's Headquarters, where, though courteously and kindly treated, he was kept under a strict guard until an early hour this morning, when he was escorted back toh traitors in our midst, who had doubtless prepared to send to Beauregard, through him, important information concerning the alleged contemplated movement of General McDowell's army upon the inevitable Sambo's lines. Although the President has communicated the exact contents of the letter from Davis, brought by Capt. Taylor, to
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