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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
easy communication with the Manassas Gap Railroad. This road is, perhaps, little shorter than that from Manassas Junction to Harper's Ferry; but there were insuperable objections to the latter. Near Harper's Ferry it follows the course of the Potomac, and could be completely swept by artillery on the north bank of the river, so that it might have been closed to us by a few Federal batteries; and, even if our troops following it escaped that danger, they might have been intercepted near Centreville by the Federal army. The United States had, at that time, three armies threatening Virginia. The principal one at Washington, commanded by Major-General McDowell; the second at Chambersburg, under Major-General Patterson's command; and the third in Northwestern Virginia, under that of Major-General MoClellan. We supposed that these armies would cooperate with each other, and that the Federal general-in-chief would direct their combined forces against Richmond. This supposition w
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
all upon the rear of the Federal right, at Centreville, while his troops, advancing from Bull Run,n troops, and that of the Federal army near Centreville. Unfortunately, this map only represented ad ordered the Federal army to advance from Centreville by roads eastward of that leading directly d out, on his map, five roads converging to Centreville from different points of his front, and pro near Vienna. Leaving another, Miles's, at Centreville, to divert attention from the movements ofted us from attacking the Federal army near Centreville; or, later, engaging it between that place marched off hastily by the turnpike toward Centreville. It was then twenty minutes before fiveate of the Valley as they and others did at Centreville and Fairfax Court-House. I have said thney's brigades, were placed near and beyond Centreville; those of Ewell, S. Jones, and Early, were ould be found. He selected one a mile from Centreville, on the road to Fairfax Court-House, on whi
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
s, of course, became more hazardous. On the 19th of October, therefore, it was drawn back to Centreville — a position much stronger in front, as well as less easily and safely turned. Van Dorn's and Longstreet's divisions occupied 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 parallerth of the Warrenton Turnpike; and Jackson's, constituting the reserve, was posted in rear of Centreville. The engineers were directed to fortify the summit of the hill near this village — that, by ty-seven thousand infantry and artillery, and twenty-four hundred cavalry, at and in front of Centreville, twenty-two hundred at Manassas Junction, six thousand seven hundred between Dumfries and the a preparation for the contingency of our finding it necessary or expedient to fall back from Centreville to the line of the Rappahannock. On the 20th, Brigadier-General Stuart was sent to forage<
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
he army to a less exposed position. I replied that, although the withdrawal of the army from Centreville would be necessary before McClellan's invasion, which might be expected as soon as the countrthat day the question of withdrawing the army from the line then occupied. On my way back to Centreville next day, I met an acquaintance from the county of Fauquier, too deaf to hear conversation noesburg by Thoroughfare and Warrenton to the south side of the Rappahannock. The troops near Centreville and Manassas Junction were directed to march on the morning of the 8th; Smith's and Longstreell remaining in the depots on the morning of the 8th, that the commanders of the divisions at Centreville and Bull Run were directed to keep their positions. They remained in them until the evening the conference. I was confident of the support of the former, for at Fairfax Court-House and Centreville we had discussed the general question, and agreed that the Confederate Government ought to me
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
the subject in the night of the l7th, after the Federal army had encamped at Centreville, but three and a half miles from Beauregard's line, the Army of the Shenando hope of assuming the offensive, and, in consequence, the army was placed at Centreville and intrenched. So far from expressing satisfaction with the strength aolph, who had just reported, by the lower. I reported to you on the 6th, at Centreville; received orders on the 7th to prepare Rappahannock Bridge for the passage o hazardous. The army was not halted by the President's command. It left Centreville and Bull Run to take position on the south bank of the Rappahannock; and had2: In reply to your questions in relation to the withdrawal of the army from Centreville and Bull Run in March, 1862, I will state that, when you ordered the removalrginia, in Congress, were greatly excited by the withdrawal of the army from Centreville, and saw the President on the subject. This may have drawn from him an orde