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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
. orders sent Johnston. Johnston marches. Patterson remains ignorant. the odds against us. mar upper Potomac threatening Winchester, under Patterson; at Alexandria under McDowell; and, at FortrMcDowell, at Alexandria with 35,000 men, and Patterson near Harper's Ferry, about 50 miles away, with McDowell's, but McDowell was assured that Patterson should threaten Johnston, and keep him in thttacked, and could bring up, at his leisure, Patterson and other reenforcements. The only effectiv felt any reluctance to the movement, or had Patterson's attitude been in the least threatening, ex. Meanwhile, by monumental mismanagement, Patterson's army might as well have been upon another ve. If Johnston's sword had been as long as Patterson believed, it would have been creditable in treconnoissance, but confidence was felt that Patterson would keep Johnston in the valley, so the enn their march down from the Valley. But, as Patterson's army might be expected to follow Johnston,[2 more...]