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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
round. He had chosen the southern bank of Bull Run for his defensive line; and, on information cthat ford: Ewell's brigade on the right, at Union Mills, D. R. Jones's at McLean's Ford, Longstreetidge (by which the Warrenton turnpike crosses Bull Run) a half-mile above, and a farmford a thousandvisible on the opposite side of the valley of Bull Run. I had previously requested General Beauregaf his signal-stations, crossing the valley of Bull Run, about two miles above our extreme left. Whenter's, and Heintzelman's divisions, to cross Bull Run at Sudley Ford, two miles and a half above thor, later, engaging it between that place and Bull Run, according to the second plan, suggested by Geld in reserve near me, was directed to cross Bull Run at Ball's Ford, and strike that column in flahen none were within cannon-shot, or south of Bull Run, when the victory was complete as well as assrmy would have been two days in marching from Bull Run to the Federal intrenchments, with less than [4 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
and roads converging from different points on it to our position, made it easy for the Federal army to turn either of our flanks without exposing its own communications. As that great army became capable of manoeuvring, the position of ours, of course, became more hazardous. On the 19th of October, therefore, it was drawn back to Centreville — a position much stronger in front, as well as less easily and safely turned. Van Dorn's and Longstreet's divisions occupied the ground between Union Mills and the village of Centreville — the former on the right; G. W. Smith's formed on the left, thrown back on the heights nearly parallel to and north of the Warrenton Turnpike; and Jackson's, constituting the reserve, was posted in rear of Centreville. The engineers were directed to fortify the summit of the hill near this village — that, by holding it, the strongest and salient point of the position, with two or three thousand men, the army itself might be free to manoeuvre. As we had no<
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
river was begun, and so place himself at least two days march nearer to Richmond than the Army of Northern Virginia, on Bull Run. I did not doubt, therefore, that this route would be taken by General McClellan. The opinion was first suggested by trty was still remaining in the depots on the morning of the 8th, that the commanders of the divisions at Centreville and Bull Run were directed to keep their positions. They remained in them until the evening of the 9th, when they marched to rejoin on as Hill's brigade, in passing, had taken as much of it as it could transport. General Stuart occupied the line of Bull Run with the cavalry, during the night of the 9th, and at ten o'clock next morning set fire to the abandoned storehouses. E The line of the Rappahannock had been taken temporarily, in preference to that of the Rapidan, be-. cause it is nearer Bull Run, and covered more of the country; the river being deeper, protected the troops better, and we wished to use the provisio
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
commissary stores. The vast quantities (rather more than a sixth of the whole supply) destroyed ought not to have been removed. It would have been too hazardous. The army was not halted by the President's command. It left Centreville and Bull Run to take position on the south bank of the Rappahannock; and had reached that line before the President knew that it had moved. The position had been prepared by field-works near the railroad-bridge, and a depot of provision. The Chief Commissan 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 on the south side of the Rappahannock, near th
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
r Whiting's connection with the matter. General McGowan, of Abbeville, and Judge Aldrich, of Barnwell, then on my staff, remember this matter substantially as stated; and probably others of my staff. Yours very truly, M. L. Bonham. General J. E. Johnston. General McDowell's orders for the 21st of July were as follows: Headquarters Department Army of Eastern Virginia, Centreville, July 20, 1861. The enemy has planted a battery on the Warrenton turnpike to defend the passage of Bull Run; has seized the Stone Bridge and made a heavy abattis on the right bank, to oppose our advance in that direction. The ford above the bridge is also guarded, whether with artillery or not is not positively known, but every indication favors the belief that he proposes to defend the passage of the stream. It is intended to turn the position, force the enemy from the road, that it may be reopened, and, if possible, destroy the railroad leading from Manassas to the Valley of Virginia, where