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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
Chapter 6 Report for service at the War office. received orders on November 24th. correspondence with the War Department. Colonel Morgan's achievement at Hartsville. meet the President at Chattanooga, and accompany him to Mississippi. battle of Murfreesboroa. Van Dorn attacked at Franklin. while en route to Mississippi, ordered to take direct command of General Bragg's army. events in Mississippi. General Pemberton's dispatches. battle near Port Gibson. ordered to Mississippi to take chief command. The effects of the wounds received at Seven Pines made me unfit for active military service until about the 12th of November, when I reported for duty at the war-office. At that time General Lee's army had been reorganized, and was in high condition, and much stronger than when it fought in Maryland; but that to which it was opposed was much stronger in numbers. General Bragg had returned from his expedition into Kentucky, and was placing at Murfreesboroa the
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
eing persisted in after your failure to point out, when requested, the letter or dispatch justifying you in such a conclusion, rendered it necessary, as you were informed in my dispatch of 8th instant, that I should make a more extended reply than could be given in a telegram. That there may be no possible room for further mistake in the matter, I am compelled to recapitulate the substance of all orders and instructions given to you, so far as they bear on this question. II. On the 24th November last you were assigned, by Special Order No. 275, to a definite geographical command. Tie description includes a portion of Western North Carolina, and Northern Georgia, the States of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, and that part of the State of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River. The order concluded in the following language: General Johnston will, for the purpose of correspondence and reports, establish his headquarters at Chattanooga, or such other place as in his judgment