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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 15 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
are very handsomely done, and we take off our hat to the gallant soldier who could see these qualities in Rebels, and has had the moral courage to publish his convictions. His criticisms of our especial pets--General John Pope, General Halleck, and General Milroy--are as scathingly severe as they are fully sustained by the facts. He very ably defends General McClellan from charges made against him in connection with Pope's disasters, and makes a most triumphant vindication of General Fitz. John Porter from the charges under which that gallant soldier has suffered for these long years. And now we must regret that so good a book should be marred by some very serious blemishes, which our space does not allow us now to point out, but to which we shall hereafter fully pay our respects. We hold ourselves prepared to show that in his treatment of the relative numbers of the two armies he has fallen into the almost universal error of Northern writers in underestimating Federal and e
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga. (search)
ited States Senate, on the bill for the relief of General Fitz. John Porter. Mr. Cameron, in the course of his defence of GenGeneral Porter, said: It became my duty to take charge of the railroad from Harrisburg to Baltimore, and while so engaged aed to me should atone to a great extent for any errors General Porter may have committed, if any, at a later period of the w by a messenger, who came across the country, directing Major Porter to send the troops then at Carlisle to Washington, withs of it, and had but a handful of men for its protection. Porter, with a quick perception of the gravity of the situation aim to report to him at my office in Harrisburg, that being Porter's headquarters. Thomas arrived there promptly the same as any man could, the South had just cause for complaint. Porter took the position that he, Thomas, as a soldier, had no rias attacked, whether by foes from without or from within. Porter pleaded as zealously, as eloquently, as I have ever heard
forenoon, as caused dispatches to be sent here that induced Gen. McClellan to hasten over there some what earlier in the day than usual. These demonstrations were the discovery by scouts from the respective commands of Gen. Smith and Gen. Fitz. John Porter, of signs of three or four strong bodies of the enemy, stretching along a line mostly concealed by woods, only four miles distant from our advanced entrenchments, from Lewinsville on the right, to nearly opposite Munson's hill on the leftmore of the enemy's scouts will venture upon it. Its occupation by Gen. McClellan, as explained above, is equivalent to a forward movement of his advance of perhaps two miles. At one time yesterday forenoon Gens. McClellan, Barry, Stoneman, Fitz. John Porter, Butterfield, and Morell--six general officers--were together on that hill. From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, Oct. 15. --Twelve of the New York Zouave regiment were yesterday taken by the rebels a short distance above