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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
occasion when Governor Curtin, accompanied by the President and Secretary of War, presented a set of flags to the Pennsylvania Brigade of General McCall, on Arlington Heights. These words found a ready response from the soldiers and the people, and they were pondered with hope, and repeated with praise. In them were promises of teding July, in his private steam yacht. He went to Washington, where he was entertained by the President, and visited the Houses of Congress and the army on Arlington Heights and vicinity. He passed through the lines and visited the Confederate forces under Beauregard, at Manassas. Returning to New York, he started on a tour to perfect success demonstrated the feasibility of the joint use of the balloon and telegraph in reconnoitering. At the height of full five hundred feet above Arlington Heights, Mr. Lowe telegraphed to the President, at Washington, as follows: Sir:--From this point of observation we command an extent of country nearly fifty
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
corps, reported to his commander that the forces of the Confederates at that date were as follows: At Manassas, and within twenty miles of it, 98,000 men, at Leesburg and vicinity, 4,500; and in the Shenandoah Valley 18,500, making a total of 115,000. He also reported that they had about 800 field-guns, and from 26 to 30 siege-guns in front of Washington. See General McClellan's Report, pages 56 and 57. At the same time General Wool at Fortress Monroe, and General Wadsworth, back of Arlington Heights, had the most reliable information that, ten days before the evacuation, not 50,000 troops were in front of the Army of the Potomac. Subsequent investigations and statements reduce that number below 40,000. But from the statements of the Confederate commanders, and writers in the interest of the rebellion, it appears that Johnston had at no time during the winter intended to make a stand at Manassas, for his troops were too few in number and too scantily provided to make even a show o