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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
ad been so prevalent, that the average effective strength of the regiments of this army did not much exceed five hundred men. About one o'clock A. M., on the 18th, I received the following telegram from General Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General: General Beauregard is attacked; to strike the enemy a decisive blow, a junction of all your effective force will be needed. If practicable, make the movement, sending your sick and baggage to Culpepper Court-House either by railroad or by Warrenton. In all the arrangement, exercise your discretion. A half-hour later, a telegram from General Beauregard informed me of his urgent need of the aid I had promised him in such an emergency. This intelligence, dispatched to me by him when he reported to the War Department, had been unaccountably delayed. Being confident that the troops under my command could render no service in the Valley, so important to the Confederacy as that of preventing a Federal victory at Manassas Junction, I
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
hat route; as well as to unite with any Confederate forces that might be sent to oppose him should he move by the Lower Rappahannock or Fort Monroe. Brigadier-Generals Whiting and D. II. Hill were ordered to march on the morning of the 7th: the first from the Lower Occoquan and neighborhood of Dumfries, with his own, Wigfall's, and Hampton's brigades, to Fredericksburg, where Major-General Holmes was directed to concentrate his troops; and the second from Leesburg 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 Longstreet's divisions and Pendleton's reserve artillery by the Turnpike — to the south side of the Rappahannock — by the bridge near the Warrenton Springs; and Ewell's and Early's (late Bonham's) to the south side of that river near the railroad-bridge-one part taking the road following the railroad, and the other that to the south of it,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
reby transferred to the Department of North Carolina, and General Kilpatrick will report in person to Major-General Schofield for orders. 2. The cavalry command of Major-General George Stoneman will return to East Tennessee, and that of Brevet Major-General J. H. Wilson will be conducted back to the Tennessee River, in the neighborhood of Decatur, Alabama. 3. Major-General Howard will conduct the Army of the Tennessee to Richmond, Virginia, following roads substantially by Lewisburg, Warrenton, Lawrenceville, and Petersburg, or to the right of that line. Major-General Slocum will conduct the Army of Georgia to Richmond by roads to the left of the one indicated for General Howard, viz., by Oxford, Boydton, and Nottoway Court-House. These armies will turn in, at this point, the contents of their ordnance-trains, and use the wagons for extra forage and provisions. These columns will be conducted slowly and in the best of order, and aim to be at Richmond, ready to resume the marc
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
d Stevenson moved from the line they had occupied between Warrenton and Big Black Bridge to Edwards's Depot, General Stevenso and Forney's divisions, extending from Snyder's Mills to Warrenton, numbering, effective, seven thousand eight hundred men. the approaches by Chickasaw Bayou, by Snyder's Mills, and Warrenton, against a coup de main. My effective aggregate did not earris, attached (about six hundred), guarded the front at Warrenton and the approaches from the lower ferries on the Big Blacigadier-General Moore's brigade was drawn in at once from Warrenton, and placed in the intrenchments on either side of Baldwion's division of five brigades occupied the line from the Warrenton road, including a portion of the river-front, to the railhold Snyder's Mills, Chickasaw Bayou, the city front, and Warrenton — a line of over twenty miles in length. In addition rg and Grand Gulf, which threatened the latter as well as Warrenton, where a landing, under cover of his gunboats, might have