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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
y adopted then, and four divisions formed of the thirteen brigades of the army. E. Van Dorn, G. W. Smith, J. Longstreet, and T. J. Jackson, were appointed majors-general to command them. Bonham's, . Jones's, Ewell's, and Cocke's, joined Longstreet's; those of S. Jones, Toombs, and Wilcox, G. W. Smith's; and Jackson's was composed of his former brigade, Elzey's, Crittenden's, and Walker's. ion, the evening of the next day, in General Beauregard's quarters, with that officer, Major-General G. W. Smith, and myself. It was conceded that no decisive success could be gained by attacking, could easily furnish the necessary reenforcements. The President asked us, beginning with General Smith, what was the smallest number of men with which such a campaign might be commenced. He replied the ground between Union Mills and the village of Centreville — the former on the right; G. W. Smith's formed on the left, thrown back on the heights nearly parallel to and north of the Warrento
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
l's on the Rappahannock, Longstreet's at Orange Court-House, and G. W. Smith's at Fredericksburg. Before the 10th, the President was convnd General Ewell was instructed to comply with such a call. Major-General Smith was instructed to leave a mixed force, equal to a brigade, iose at Norfolk, on the Peninsula, and then near Richmond, including Smith's and Longstreet's divisions, which had arrived. The great army thor the purpose; at my suggestion, he authorized me to invite Major-Generals Smith and Longstreet to the conference. I was confident of the suion with all its available forces. In giving the invitation to General Smith, I explained to him the object of the conference, after which wented, so that the adoption of a new plan was necessary. Major-General Smith was then asked by the President to give his opinion, and sugd his decision in favor of General Lee's opinion, and directed that Smith's and Longstreet's divisions should join the Army of the Peninsula,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
e followed, at two o'clock next morning, by G. W. Smith's, which was to keep the New Kent road. Ththose on the left. At daybreak on the 5th, Smith's division and the baggage-train marched in a fficer on the field, stated that two-thirds of Smith's division and Peck's brigade were also engage of the 5th at Diascund Bridge; that of Major-General Smith at Barhamsville, twelve miles from New rated near Barhamsville. In the mean time General Smith had ascertained that the enemy was occupyiops encountered Hatton's Tennessee brigade, of Smith's division, within three miles of Seven Pines,tion, as early as they could next morning; and Smith to march with his to the point of meeting of t more than a brigade, I did not doubt that General Smith was quite strong enough to cope with them.six of his regiments charged and put to flight Smith's whole division, needs no comment. His estimt Fair Oaks Saturday evening. If he had driven Smith's division from the field in flight, it is not[22 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 11 (search)
iven in, and their ground held by the enemy. A division of State militia organized by Governor Brown, under Major-General G. W. Smith, and transferred to the army, was charged about this time with the defense of the bridges and ferries of the Chemy had much reduced the cavalry of their left, and proportionally increased the strength of that of their right. Major-General Smith was therefore desired to bring forward his division to the support of Jackson's troops. It was done; and the Statft of the road, Hood's on the left of Hardee's, Wheeler's on the right of Loring's corps, and Jackson's, supported by General Smith, on the left of Hood's. During the twenty-six days in which the two armies confronted each other near Marietta, btheir design, or hold them in check. Cheatham's division, therefore, was sent to his assistance. In the evening, Major-General Smith reported that the Federal cavalry was pressing on him in such force, that he would be compelled to abandon the gro
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
undred. would enable him to turn us in a few hours. General Longstreet wrote to me, March 21, 186 : I cannot remember, at this late day, the particular reasons that were given for and against the move of the army to Yorktown in 1862, in our council held in Richmond while the move was going on. Mr. Davis, Mr. Benjamin, General Randolph, who had lately succeeded Mr. Benjamin in the War-Office. and General Lee, seemed to favor the move to Yorktown-you to oppose it, and I think, General G. W. Smith. The effort to represent you as favoring the move of the army to Yorktown is untrue and unjust, if such an effort is being made. General Wigfall wrote to me on the 29th of March, 1873: I know, from conversations at the time with Mr. Davis, that you did propose to him the concentration of all available forces at Richmond, for the purpose of giving battle to McClellan there, instead of concentrating and fighting at Yorktown. These conversations occurred immediately after I