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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 127 5 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 122 2 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 107 1 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 105 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 95 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 88 4 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 55 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 48 6 Browse Search
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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 28 2 Browse Search
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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 13: Patterson's campaign. (search)
guns, and had retreated upon Winchester. Patterson and his officers were greatly mystified by te river to-day in pursuit of the enemy. But Patterson complained that Johnston outnumbered him, ang the short time he yet remained in command, Patterson's military conduct becomes the subject of crections from July 1st to the 13th, informed Patterson that McDowell would make an advance against ed to depend alone on the customary orders. Patterson's former indecision and hesitancy had creates time two impulses struggled for mastery in Patterson's mind. Apparently he was both seeking and patience began to give way, and he now sent Patterson two prompting telegrams, which ought to haveavy battle between McDowell and Beauregard, Patterson had moved from Martinsburg on July 15th, diromas, and consult them on the movement. General Patterson replied: No, sir; for I know they will om it. With his intentions thus changed, Patterson late that night ordered a retrograde movemen[31 more...]
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 14: Manassas. (search)
he Gosport Navy Yard at Norfolk; to hold Baltimore and Maryland; to prosecute Patterson's campaign against Harper's Ferry; to recover West Virginia through McClellanate a programme. As events had shaped themselves, it seemed necessary to aid Patterson. The possibility that Beauregard and Johnston might unite their armies was cn being not to fight a battle, but merely make a threatening diversion to aid Patterson. There were at that time only some six thousand rebels at Manassas, accordinthe design could take final shape, Johnston had evacuated Harper's Ferry, and Patterson's first movement was thereby terminated. This occurred about the middle of Jtrength; but that if General J. E. Johnston's force is kept engaged by Major-General Patterson, and Major-General Butler occupies the force now in his vicinity (Fort gave him the distinct assurance: If Johnston joins Beauregard, he shall have Patterson on his heels. With this understanding, the movement was ordered to begin a w
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 15: Bull Run. (search)
unday morning. Johnston, who now as ranking officer assumed command, adopted Beauregard's plan. Part of the Army of the Shenandoah had arrived before and with him; the remainder was expected that night. He had every reason to suppose that Patterson would promptly follow him to join McDowell. To secure the fruit of his own movement, he must therefore crush McDowell before Patterson could arrive. The orders for such an advance and attack were duly written out, and Johnston signed his apprPatterson could arrive. The orders for such an advance and attack were duly written out, and Johnston signed his approval of them in the gray twilight of Sunday morning. An hour or two, however, revealed to him the uselessness of these orders, on which the ink was scarcely dry. At sunrise he heard Tyler's signal-guns, and soon received notice that McDowell had taken the offensive. The remainder of his Army of the Shenandoah had not arrived, as he hoped. Under these circumstances his plan of attack must be abandoned. Beauregard thereupon proposed a modification of the plan — to attack with their right
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 17: conclusion. (search)
The evil was, however, quickly remedied. By Monday noon the full extent of the disaster, though not yet certainly known, could be reasonably estimated, since indications began to show that the enemy had not pressed their pursuit in force. But, in due preparation for the worst, and in addition to all possible precautions for local defence, General McClellan was called to Washington to take command, Mc-Dowell being continued in charge of the defenses on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Patterson's time having expired, he was mustered out of the service; Banks was sent to Harper's Ferry, Dix put in command at Baltimore, and Rosecrans in West Virginia. Coming to Washington under the favorable acquaintanceship and estimate of General Scott, and with the prestige of his recent success in West Virginia, McClellan's arrival was hailed by officials and citizens with something more than ordinary warmth and satisfaction. This good opinion was greatly augmented by the General's own per
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
Island, 16 Johnston, General Joseph E, resigns from Federal army, 108; in command at Harper's Ferry, 158; destroys Harper's Ferry, 161; movements of, before Patterson, in the Shenandoah Valley, 162 et seq.; his march to Manassas, 168; in command at Bull Run, 182 et seq.; opinion of, on the battle of Bull Run, 211 Jones, Co Ohio levies, 128 Ohio, Military Department of the, 140 Ohio River, 127 P. Paducah, 134 Palmetto flag, 32 Parkersburg, 142 Patterson, General, Robert, 155; map of his campaign, 159; indecision of, 161; Scott's orders to, 163 et seq. Pawnee, the, 110 Pegram, Colonel, 147 Peirpont, F. H., Goverer, 51; orders the reinforcement of Harper's Ferry, 95 et seq.; concentrates troops in Washington, 99 et seq.; protects St. Louis, 116; orders and suggestions to Patterson, 162 et seq.; his campaign plans, 171, 172 St. George, W. Va., 151 St. Louis, 116 St. Philip, Fort, 79 Secession, causes of, 1 et seq.; passage of or