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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
al 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 employed in this way about two weeks
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
tinued to come from Richmond, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Fredericksburg. I requested the commissary-general by telegraph, on e Potomac to the mouth of Potomac Creek, and thence by Fredericksburg; the third and fourth by water, the one to the Lower RFederal army advancing by Manassas, and near enough to Fredericksburg to meet the enemy there, should he take that route; ass, with his own, Wigfall's, and Hampton's brigades, to Fredericksburg, where Major-General Holmes was directed to concentration. Brigadier-General John G. Walker's was sent from Fredericksburg, and that of Brigadier-General Wilcox from the Rapidann North Carolina, I transferred Major-General Smith to Fredericksburg, to command the troops there. Brigadier. General D. Rngstreet's at Orange Court-House, and G. W. Smith's at Fredericksburg. Before the 10th, the President was convinced, by o leave a mixed force, equal to a brigade, in front of Fredericksburg, and move towards Richmond with all his remaining troo
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
neral J. R. Anderson, with nine thousand men, in observation of General McDowell, who was at Fredericksburg with forty-two thousand men; Brigadier-General Branch, with four or five thousand, at Gordonon to the west by the Federal right made me apprehend the separation of the detachments near Fredericksburg and Gordonsville, from the army, and induced me to order them to fall back and unite where the Fredericksburg road crosses the Chickahominy. Near Hanover Court-House, on the 27th, Branch's brigade was attacked by Porter's corps, and suffered severely in the encounter. It was united with Anl A. P. Hill, just promoted, was assigned. In the afternoon a party of cavalry left near Fredericksburg by General Anderson, to observe McDowell's movements, reported that his troops were marchiny observing McDowell's corps, reported that the troops that had been marching southward from Fredericksburg had returned. This indicated, of course, that the intention of uniting the two Federal armi
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
strong enough to cope with that of General Rosecrans. The military condition in Virginia seems to have been such in all the spring of 1863, that that corps was not required in General Lee's army, for in all that time it was detached generally in the southern and eastern parts of the State, in some service far less important, certainly, than that which might have been given it near Vicksburg. While it was thus detached, General Lee was able not only to hold the Federal army in check at Fredericksburg, but to gain the victory of Chancellorsville. Until the expedition into Pennsylvania was decided upon, it was engaged in some operations not above secondary. It was well worth delaying an invasion of the Northern States, to preserve the great valley of the Mississippi; and, by sending Longstreet with his corps to that department, we might have been able to repel Grant's invasion, without exposing our armies in Virginia and Tennessee. During the remainder of the year the operations
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
w that it had moved. The position had been prepared by field-works near the railroad-bridge, and a depot of provision. The Chief Commissary was informed early in the winter that, when the army left its present position, its next would be behind the Rappahannock. When the orders to remove public property were given on the 22d of February, the principal staff-officers were informed that the new position of the army would be the south bank of the Rappahannock. The right wing, ordered to Fredericksburg, had taken its position before the main body moved. The President certainly did not stop it. Colonel A. H. Cole, of the Quartermaster's Department, wrote to me on the 30th of March, 1872: 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 removal of the military stores from Manassas, February 22d, your principal staff-officers were informed that the position of the army would be
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
d be necessary to try. The necessity of holding the Yazoo, as well as Vicksburg, employs a large force, too widely distributed to be in condition for the offensive. We have no news from Arkansas, which proves, I think, that we are to get no help from that side of the Mississippi. The Legislature has done nothing yet. We require about twenty thousand men, the number you have asked for from Arkansas, to make headway against both Grant and Sherman. Will the great victory at Fredericksburg enable General Lee to spare a part of his force Should the enemy's forces be respectably handled, the task you have set me will be above my ability. But the hand of Almighty God has delivered us in times of great danger! Believing that He is with us, I will not lose hope. J. E. Johnston, General. Jackson, January 6, 1863. Colonel B. S. Ewell, Chattanooga: Ascertain General Bragg's intentions, wants, and condition, compared with that of the enemy. Ask him for full information.