t appeal for volunteers, and several regiments responded — a high compliment to his prestige won at Manassas.
The Comte de Paris mentions (vol.
i., page 525), on what authority does not appear, that Beauregard left Manassas with 15,000 men, and n Dorn, compact and terrible.
If, however, he pressed on, the blow must be struck without waiting for Van Dorn.
The Comte de Paris, in his history of the war, vol.
i., page 557, attributes this delay to hesitation; but there was no hesitation.
There their own rawness and the rain and mud-obstacles which neither foresight nor skill could avert or remedy.
The Comte de Paris advances, in the following paragraph, a better-grounded charge :
We are also of the opinion that they committedarrative, that the Confederate army attacked the Federal position in three lines parallel to its supposed front.
The Comte de Paris claims substantially that the three corps should have attacked by lines perpendicular, instead of parallel, to that f