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the Washington Administration claimed a victory at Manassas, the whole nation vociferously chaunted the praisen Jackson's corps, and his repulse, he wrote: Manassas Junction, August 28th, 10 P. M. As soon as I discove force of the enemy were turning our right towards Manassas, and that the division I had ordered to take post corps and Hooker's division, I marched back to Manassas Junction. McDowell was ordered to interpose between the forces of the enemy which had passed down to Manassas through Gainesville, and his main body moving down e enemy. The division of Hooker, marching towards Manassas, came upon the enemy near Kettle Run, on the after (twenty-eighth) the command pushed rapidly to Manassas Junction, which Jackson had evacuated three hours befor as soon as Fitz-John Porter's corps comes up from Manassas. The enemy is still in front, but badly used. We. M. The army achieved to-day, on the plains of Manassas, a signal victory over the combined forces of Gene
ission to visit the city, basking in the sunlight at the foot of the hill. The thought of Lynchburgh tobacco tempted many to make large investments for the campaign; but in this we committed grave mistakes, for we were compelled to carry every pound of freight we accumulated, and found from experience that tobacco of a far superior quality could be obtained thousands of miles away on the Gulf Coast. After a few days' stay, we continued our march, and for the first time heard mention of Manassas, and Manassas Gap. Our quartermasters being inexperienced, we suffered many disappointments before we could leave: train after train started before us, and we had to bivouac around the railroad station as best we could for two nights, waiting for accommodation. At last we got started, and rapidly traversed one of the most beautiful regions in the world: hills and valleys, adorned with picturesque little villages, substantial and elegantly laid out towns, and colleges and schools without
Chapter 3: Arrival at Manassas appearance of things by night operations of our army opposed to Patterson around Harper's Ferry forward movements of the enemy Jackson opens the Ball Colonel Maxey Gregg attacks the Northern troops on the railway at Vienna earthworks at Manassas strength of our troops scouting parties letter from a friend, giving details of the action at Carthage. Our engineless train lay along the track, with others in the rear; no one was stirring; the st retired. While Johnston's and Patterson's forces were thus facing each other near Charlestown things were unchanged at Manassas. Reports, indeed, were circulated daily regarding the enemy's movements, but nothing of consequence transpired. Whi any reverse they might meet with at our hands. As the month of June drew to a close, our preparations in and around Manassas began to assume a formidable appearance. Heavy guns were brought up, and earthworks began to rise in different directio
Chapter 4: Warlike preparations around Manassas Beauregard and other Generals our position at Bull Run advancssee, and Johnston in the Valley; Beauregard was alone at Manassas, having Evans, Ewell, Longstreet, and a few less known na Winchester and Strasburgh; and he himself had arrived at Manassas on Friday night, (the nineteenth,) while Jackson, with onand men. These prisoners did not wish to be sent far from Manassas, and for peculiar reasons. Don't send us to Richmond, they said; our army will be in Manassas before Sunday, and therefore we wish to save trouble. Lincoln and Scott both promise ake any thing in the world that the rebels would evacuate Manassas before morning! He only wished he came across half-a-dozvy masses being sent round to turn our left, and get into Manassas by the flank. When we were relieved at midnight, we comm,) and fled with his friends across Sudley's Ford towards Manassas — a distance of some seven or more miles. Hearing that t
was appointed Brigadier-General of volunteers, and made himself conspicuous at Manassas. In the old army he enjoyed great reputation as an artillerist, but now seemsy Captain James B. Ricketts, of New-York, who greatly distinguished himself at Manassas, and quite eclipsed the fame of Sherman as an artillery officer. while Evans ah every moment; their design, so far as we could judge, was to cut us off from Manassas, and entirely surround our small but heroic band. To add to our misfortune twy moment. In the distance shot and shell were ploughing up the ground Towards Manassas the dark Federal line was approaching slowly, like an immense serpent moving tith's brigade — that had been mistaken for the enemy. As the train approached Manassas, Smith knew by the firing that a great struggle was in progress, and, having soar, confusion, and dust it is impossible to imagine. Every road leading from Manassas was crowded by the fugitives-soldiers in every style of costume, ladies, membe
erns and torches flickered in the gloom, while Manassas Junction seemed to be in a blaze from the multitude of loody. Then, having received orders to proceed to Manassas, I procured a good mount, and chose the most circu their own and our surgeons. Hastening towards Manassas, I came upon the fields where the enemy's flankingthe dead. This was the spot (about two miles from Manassas) which the closing scenes of the day had rendered ing of a large black line from Sudley Ford towards Manassas, but: until the afternoon could not comprehend it.y remembrances of the field after the battle. Manassas Junction, when I reached the spot, resembled a vast faighing not less than one ton. Strangers poured into Manassas daily to see the sights, and carry off relics. Une afterwards, mounting his grey mare ambled off to Manassas, as unostentatiously as if he were the least persong into our camp arrangements, and looking towards Manassas with his glass. All three were dressed as citizen
, and medical outfits; immense supplies of every description; much clothing, shoes, tents, ammunition, and camp utensils, together with about one million dollars stolen from various banks, which we instantly returned. Mulligan's sword was politely returned to him by Price with a neat speech, and all the prisoners being paroled, were immediately sent North on their way rejoicing. Such jubilation was visible in every camp as I will not attempt to describe, although, from your description of Manassas, I suppose one scene is very much like another in this respect. My left arm was wounded in the assault on the bluff, and has caused me much suffering; but to keep my promise I have partly written and partly dictated this scrawl, so that you may form some idea of our doings. The mails between us are few and far between, but I look for a letter from you every days Love to all your boys and any old friends, for I suppose you meet old schoolmates every day in various regiments. I do not know
he country to Leesburgh — a stone's throw from the Potomac and Maryland. What our ultimate destination might be, none knew or cared. Any thing to get away from Manassas and Centreville, any place where we could have a change of scene, and find butter, eggs, and poultry procurable for money, all such articles having been consumedhirty to forty thousand men. The truth is, that Johnston and Beauregard were manoeuvring around Fairfax Court-House with the main army, while Centreville and Manassas were being impregnably fortified; the total force with which we made so great a show numbering only some three thousand infantry, with four light field-pieces, aille, sixteen miles farther east on the south bank, and could cut off our retreat across Goose Creek to the south by a bold and dashing movement; Centreville and Manassas were thirty miles distant, and from the state of the country it was impossible to bring up supplies or receive reenforcements; yet Evans was told to hold the pla
nseparably linked to ours, we shall be prone to pity and commiserate, rather than revile them for their helplessness. Well, Lige, no one disputes all that. We know that old Maryland is sound enough, and has two or three full regiments at Manassas; but take a drink out of Tom's canteen-prime old rye, too-and go on with your trip, said one who was yawning, and wanted something exciting to keep him awake. Well, boys, continued Lige, refilling his pipe, one of my trips is much likehe stage, like Samson, they slew their thousands with loud applause, and ended with a large expenditure of blue fire, a waving of banners, and the stereotyped finale of Hail Columbia or Yankee Doodle. This theatrical taste was well developed at Manassas. Orators first addressed the troops, music took up the theme, and with waving. banners they marched to battle and, with few exceptions, bolted at the first fire. There was plenty of shouting, indeed, when out of danger; but though their best
Chapter 10: Position at Manassas Ashby at Harper's Ferry his preparations for attack our artillery co-operate incidents of the fight General McCall leaves Drainsville, and threatens our retreat our alarming position to Goose Creek and back again. During the month of October there was no change in affairs at Manassas or Centreville. At the latter place, fortifications had been erected under the superintendence of Generals Gustavus Smith and Beauregard, and were generally cManassas or Centreville. At the latter place, fortifications had been erected under the superintendence of Generals Gustavus Smith and Beauregard, and were generally considered to be impregnable. Our pickets were at Fairfax Court-House, but the Yankees were in winter quarters to the front, and could not be coaxed to advance. Active movements were on foot, however, at Harper's Ferry, and General Banks had pushed his outposts several miles up the Valley. Ashby, with his cavalry, whose daring raids I have mentioned, grew bolder every day, and solicited reenforcements. These were not granted him, the authorities perhaps judging it prudent not to fight, althou
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