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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
eral. There were, however, several other officers of that grade. A few hours after my arrival, Governor Letcher gave me the appointment of major-general. The commander-in-chief assigned me to the service of organizing and instructing the volunteers then just beginning to assemble at the call of the Governor. He himself was then selecting the points to be occupied by these troops for the protection of the State, and determining the number to be assigned to each. Norfolk, a point near Yorktown, another in front of Fredericksburg, Manassas Junction, Harper's Ferry, and Grafton, seemed to be regarded by him as the most important positions, for they were to be occupied in greatest force. I was assisted in my duties by Lieutenant-Colonel Pemberton, Majors Jackson and Gilham, and Captain T. L. Preston. Near the end of April, however, the second named was promoted to a colonelcy and assigned to the command of Harper's Ferry, held until then by Colonel Kenton Harper. I was emp
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
h Carolina, and the second to Magruder's army near Yorktown. Major-General Holmes having been assigned to Federal army was marching from Fort Monroe toward Yorktown, D. H. Hill's, D. R. Jones's, and Early's divisionhirteen thousand effective men. on a line of which Yorktown, intrenched, made the left flank. This boldness iy, extending to the bend in its course opposite to Yorktown, and a line of field-works just begun, to connect north bank of York River, and directly opposite to Yorktown, was also intrenched. Water-batteries had been esering the weakness of our unfinished works between Yorktown and the head of the inundations, to force his way occupying it; the still unfortified space between Yorktown and the head of the inundations; the fact that thee smooth-bore guns, could destroy the batteries of Yorktown and Gloucester Point; and the very strong probabilof molesting our batteries at Gloucester Point and Yorktown, and turning our position by transporting his army
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
nsive preparations. inform War Department of intention to abandon Yorktown. battle of Williamsburg. affair near Eltham. no further interru, and Smith's the reserve. The fieldworks at Gloucester Point and Yorktown, on the left flank, and Mulberry Point, on the right, were occupiesition we had nothing to do but to finish the works begun, between Yorktown and the head of the inundations, and observe the enemy's operationght, and the construction of a long line of batteries in front of Yorktown, and beyond the range of our old-fashioned ship-guns. These battears. A battery on the shore, three miles (pilot's distance) below Yorktown, received the first guns mounted. Shots of the first volley, firemed the War Department of the fact, and of my intention to abandon Yorktown and the Warwick, before the fire of that artillery should be openehe river. About four o'clock P. M., the cavalry rear-guard, on the Yorktown road, was driven in, and rapidly followed by the enemy. Brigadier
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
ry to it; then the accusations against you at Yorktown, at Seven Pines, and at Vicksburg; and the algiven for and against the move of the army to Yorktown in 1862, in our council held in Richmond whilesent you as favoring the move of the army to Yorktown is untrue and unjust, if such an effort is beere, instead of concentrating and fighting at Yorktown. These conversations occurred immediately af your way from the Rapidan to take command at Yorktown. These three papers prove that I earnestled to me in the message. The movement from Yorktown was not made suddenly. The President was infd by the department, from the withdrawal from Yorktown by the army, I regard as so inconsiderable ie sixteen during which we confronted him near Yorktown; and fought him successfully at Williamsburg, the Army of Northern Virginia was ordered to Yorktown, my conduct had more than confirmed previous fall of 1862 he had thought of my conduct at Yorktown, and in the battle of Seven Pines, as he wrot[3 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
Johnston, General. Memorandum. In regard to supplies lost at Yorktown, it is sufficient that I should call attention to the fact that, after the Army of Northern Virginia arrived at the vicinity of Yorktown, application was made to have stopped the supplies from Richmond, except upon my requisition. Very few stores were at the post of Yorktown, and transports could not with safety reach the post. A portion of the troops drew regularly from Yorktown. Provisions for the regular supply were hauled in wagons from King's-Mill Landing on James River. A few at great disadvantage; and that it was untenable after the guns of Yorktown were silenced-a result admitted to be inevitable by all our office move toward Williamsburg on the night of the 3d by the roads from Yorktown and Warwick Court-House. They were assembled about Williamsburg b leading. Early in the afternoon the cavalry rear-guard on the Yorktown road was driven in, and rapidly followed by the enemy. Brigadier-