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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
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
Ohio levies, 128
Ohio, Military Department of the, 140
Ohio River, 127
Palmetto flag, 32
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