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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
r intelligence, received there the night before, that two thousand Federal troops, supposed to be the advanced guard of General McClellan's army, had marched into Romney the day before. That place is forty-three miles west of Winchester. As this information had come from the most respectable sources, it was believed, and Colonehought. Colonel Hill was instructed to add Colonel Vaughn's (Third Tennessee) regiment, which had just reached the town, to his detachment, and to move on toward Romney without delay, and to take the best measures in his power to retard the progress of the Federal troops, if they should be approaching the Valley. During that dwhich was replaced in observation along the Potomac; its colonel had already won its full confidence, and mine. In the night of the 18th Colonel Hill, then at Romney, detached Colonel Vaughn with two companies of his regiment (Third Tennessee), and two of the Thirteenth Virginia, to destroy the bridge of the Baltimore and Ohio
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
ard marches. In the distribution of the troops of the district, agreed upon by General Jackson and myself, General Loring's three brigades were stationed near Romney, General Meem's brigade of militia at Martinsburg, General Carson's at Bath, and the militia regiments of Colonels Monroe, McDonald, Harness, and Johnson, occupied Moorfield, and different points on a curved line thence, in advance of Romney, to Bath. A week or two after these dispositions were completed, General Jackson received the following order from Mr. Benjamin, acting Secretary of War: Our news indicates that a movement is being made to cut off General Loring's command. Order t on this subject on the 5th: I have just received from Major-General Jackson a copy of the letter of the Secretary of War to him, directing the evacuation of Romney, and withdrawal of our troops to Winchester. On a former occasion I ventured to appeal to your excellency against such exercise of military command by the Sec
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
is also in course of execution. In my opinion, the position of the Valley army ought, if possible, to enable it to cooperate with that of the Potomac, but it must also depend upon that of the enemy and his strength. General Jackson occupied Romney strongly, because the enemy was reported to be concentrating his troops, including those supposed to be near Harper's Ferry, at New Creek. I regret very much that you did not refer this matter to me before ordering General Loring to Winchester, n, General. Headquarters Department of Northern Virginia, Centreville, February 14, 1862. To the Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of War. Sir: .... In a letter dated February 12th, Major-General Jackson informed me that, since the evacuation of Romney by your orders, the United States troops have returned to it; and that the officer commanding at Moorefield reported that the enemy, three thousand strong, were approaching that place. The reduction of our force by the operation of the furlou