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Browsing named entities in Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865. You can also browse the collection for Maryland (Maryland, United States) or search for Maryland (Maryland, United States) in all documents.

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erson, would detach a sufficient number from his force to reinforce Garnett, and make him superior to McClellan. Having defeated McClellan, General Garnett could then unite with Johnston, and the two cross the Potomac, at the nearest point, for Maryland, and, arousing the people as they proceeded, march to the rear of Washington, while you would attack it in front. To these propositions, respectful and earnest consideration was given by the President and the generals I have mentioned. The sny men as necessary to attack and disperse General Patterson's army, before he could know positively what had become of you. We could then proceed to General McClellan's theatre of war, and treat him likewise, after which we could pass over into Maryland, to operate in rear of Washington. I think this whole campaign could be completed brilliantly in from fifteen to twentyfive days. Oh, that we had but one good head to conduct all our operations! We are laboring, unfortunately, under the disad
to the safety of Washington; then troops could cross into Maryland, should the enemy move in a large force from Washington tbe at once neutralized by a bold movement from above into Maryland and on the rear of Washington. He was willing, besides, en, to exchange Richmond, temporarily, for Washington and Maryland. As to a general action, he desired it, for the reason tortified. McClellan's army thus placed at our mercy, and Maryland won, the theatre of war was to be transferred to the Nortll a compromise, being thus settled, the plan of invading Maryland was earnestly supported by the three senior generals. Mr.t up the force required for the contemplated advance into Maryland to eighty thousand men and no less. This assertion showsit was proposed to them? by Mr. Davis, to cross into eastern Maryland, on a steamer in our possession, for a partial campai brigade, but, at least, a division —thus to be sent into Maryland, would, of necessity, have had to return to the Virginia
as now drawn to a controversy, raised in the press, about that portion of a published synopsis of his Manassas report which revealed to the public his plan of campaign, as proposed to the President through Colonel Chestnut, for the occupation of Maryland and the capture of Washington, Chapter VIII:, page 85. which had been, at that time, the 14th of July, 1861, discarded by Mr. Davis and pronounced impracticable. This publication, and the discussion arising from it, were subjects of much conour report of the battle of the 21st of July past, and in which it is represented that you had been overruled by me in your plan for a battle with the enemy south of the Potomac, for the capture of Baltimore and Washington, and the liberation of Maryland. I inquired for your long-expected report, and it has to-day been submitted to my inspection; it appears by official endorsement to have been received by the Adjutant-General on the 15th of October, though it is dated August 26th, 1861. Ge
gn, and could not properly have weighed in deciding the main question of General Johnston's concentration with General Beauregard, in order to defeat Mc-Dowell and Patterson. These two results, even if not followed by the proposed movement into Maryland, and on the rear of Washington, would have driven McClellan back into Ohio, or, if he had ventured a farther advance into Virginia, would have left him at our mercy. The third main reason which rendered General Beauregard's scheme impossible n; needs which, left unsupplied, as they were, made it impossible for that army, immediately upon the defeat of McDowell, to undertake the only practicable offensive movement, to wit, the passage of the Potomac, at or about Edwards's Ferry, into Maryland, and a march thence upon the rear of Washington. If Mr. Davis had allowed General Beauregard to carry out his proposed plan of operations against McDowell and Patterson, we should have captured from the enemy all the requisite supplies that t
n the cause of a congressional investigation on the deplorable condition of our army, and its inability either to advance or retreat. From New Orleans, March, 1876, in answer to the Hon. John C. Ferriss, of Tennessee, who wished to be informed upon this point, General Beauregard explained how it was that no advance was made on Washington. We commend to the serious attention of the reader the following passage from his letter: Our only proper operation was to pass the Potomac above, into Maryland, at or about Edwards's Ferry, and march upon the rear of Washington. With the hope of undertaking such a movement, I had caused a reconnoisance of the country and shore (south of the Potomac) in that quarter to be made in the month of June; but the necessary transportation even for the ammunition essential to such a movement had not been provided for my forces, notwithstanding my application for it during more than a month beforehand; nor was there twenty-four hours food at Manassas, for t
d able to defeat that officer. This done, General Garnett was to form an immediate junction with General Johnston, who was forthwith to cross the Potomac into Maryland with his whole force, arouse the people, as he advanced, to the recovery of their political rights and the defence of their homes and families from an offensive, as a second reserve, which might occasionally be moved towards the Potomac to keep the enemy constantly alarmed for the safety of Washington, and to cross into Maryland should he send off a large force from Washington to any point on the lower Potomac. If these suggestions are accepted, I would then transfer my headquarters to Brigade, Brigadier-General Toombs, to consist of four Georgia regiments. Third Brigade, Brigadier-General Elzey, to consist of three Georgia regiments and one Maryland. Fourth Brigade, Brigadier-General Evans, to consist of five North Carolina regiments. Fifth Brigade, Brigadier-General Wigfall, to consist of three Texas