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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 388 2 Browse Search
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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 153 1 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. 146 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), 1. Bull Run, Sunday, July 21st. (search)
1. Bull Run, Sunday, July 21st. by Alice B. Haven. We — walking so slowly adown the green lane, With Sabbath-bells chiming, and birds singing psalms, He — eager with haste, pressing on o'er the slain, 'Mid the trampling of steeds and the drum-beat to arms, In that cool, dewy morning. We — waiting with faces all reverent and still, The organ's voice vibrant with praise unto God: His face set like flint with the impress of will, To press back the foe, or to die on the sod-- My fair, brave young brother! We — kneeling to hear benedictions of love, Our hearts all at peace with the message from Heaven! He — stretched on the field, gasping, wounded, to prove, If mercy were found where such courage had striven, In the midst of the slaughter. O God!--can I live with the horrible truth! Stabbed through as he lay, with their glittering steel; Could they look in that face, like a woman's for youth, And crush out its beauty with musket and heel, Like hounds, or like demons! That brow I
7. the civilians at Bull Run. by H. R. Tracy. Have you heard of the story, so lacking in glory, About the civilians who went to the fight? With every thing handy, from sandwich to brandy, To fill their broad stomachs, and make them all tight. nd members of Congress to see the great fun; Newspaper reporters, (some regular snorters,) On a beautiful Sunday went to Bull Run. Provided with passes as far as Manassas, The portly civilians rode jolly along; Till the sound of the battle, the roarasure and ruined their fun; There was terrible slaughter — blood ran like water, When civilians were pic-nicking down at Bull Run. Their forms aldermanic are shaken with panic, When the “Black Horse” sweep down like a cloud on the plain; They run hes cry out at the sound of each gun; No longer they're frisky with brandy and whiskey, No longer they seek for a fight at Bull Run! Did they come down there balmy, to stampede the army? It would seem so, for how like a Jehu they drive! O'er the dead <
At Bull Run, when the order came from the headquarters for the retreat, word was passed down the line to the New York Zouaves. Do not! exclaimed a core of the pet lambs in a breath. Do not! We are ordered to retreat, said the commander. Wot'n thunder's that! responded one of the hard-heads, who evidently did not comprehend the word exactly. Go back — retire, continued the commander. Go back--where? Leave the field. Leave? Why, that ain't what we come for. We're here to fight, insisted the boys. We came here with 1,040 men, said the commander. There are now 600 left. Fall back, boys! and the lambs sulkily retired, evidently displeased with the order. Two of the New Hampshire Second were leaving the field, through the woods, when they were suddenly confronted by five rebels, who ordered them to halt! or we fire. The Granite boys saw their dilemma, but the foremost of them presented his musket, and answered, Halt you, or we fire! and, at the word, both discharged the
Second New Hampshire regiment.--Both Gen. Scott and the Brigade Commander Col. Burnside, have expressed the warmest appreciation of the extraordinary firmness and steadiness of this regiment while under galling fire and during the retreat. Col. Marston was severely wounded in the beginning of the engagement at Bull Run, and although gallantly returning to the field, the command devolved upon Lieut.-Col. Fiske. Col. Burnside himself relates, that, testing the resources of his brigade, he said to Col. Fiske: Will your men obey such and such an order? To which Col. Fiske replied: My men will obey any order. The following paragraph from the Washington National Republican shows how far this confidence was justified:-- the Second New Hampshire regiment.--During the late engagement, the Second New Hampshire Regiment behaved with the utmost gallantry. Arriving on the field the second regiment, they were instantly called upon to support the right of the Rhode Island battery, and
An English officer asserts that he met one of Gen. Johnston's aids in New York on Sunday, and that he personally knew him to be such. The rebel spy — for he was nothing else — told the Englishman that Messrs. Davis, Beauregard, Lee and Co. consider their victory at Bull Run as a defeat, in comparison with what they expected and ought to have made it. They had their lines so skilfully arranged as to draw us within and beyond their flanks — to catch us in the most deadly kind of trap, attack us with shot, and musketry, and horse, from every side at once, and enforce a wholesale surrender of the grand army of the Potomac. They had been fighting, he says, all day, in such wise as merely to indicate a determined defence, and by a gradual retreat had nearly lured us into the desired position, when all their plan was defeated by the mistaken enthusiasm of Col. Kirby Smith. That officer brought on the railroad reinforcements from Winchester, and, instead of going straight to the Juncti<
One of the rebel papers gives the following reasons why our army was net pursued from Bull Run by the enemy: Under such a thorough defeat, rout, and disorganization of the Federal army, it might have been driven from Virginia; and Alexandria, Arlington, and all their intrenchments and guns on this side the Potomac taken. Great as the victory has been, its results would have been incalculable could we have pursued the flying and terror-stricken enemy to the Long Bridge. And why was it not done? Simply because Beauregard had not the force. Though only a part of the army was engaged in actual battle, all had been on active duty the whole day. The combined forces of Beauregard and Johnston did not exceed thirty-five thousand men in the field. At least half of these were engaged in the fight. The rest were under the fire of the enemy's guns, with an occasional encounter. All, in fact, were on the battle-field and in battle-array, from the earliest hour in the morning till the
The battle in Virginia. Summary. Manassas Races, July 18 and 21. Bull Run Course, Virginia--Match, Secession v. Union. Jeff. Davis enters colt Confederate, ridden by Beauregard,11 Abo Lincoln enters bl. g. Union, ridden by Scott,22 Time, 5h.--12h. --N. O. Picayune.
One of the Fire Zouaves, who had been in the battle of Bull Run and vamosed very soon thereafter, was recognized near Washington market, in this city, a day or two ago. What the devil are you doing here? asked the acquaintance, when he recognized him, got leave of absence? No thundered the Zouave. I got the word to fall back at Bull Run, and nobody has told me to halt, so I have kept on retreatina ever since, and got away here. Who says that Fire Zouave is not under thorough discipline?--N. Y. Tribune, Aug. 6.
tall running. --The American, edited by a valiant parson, says there was some tall running from Bull Run. Lovejoy, the abolition member of Congress from Illinois, was the first to reach the White House, almost breathless from his rapid flight, and announced to the President the disaster to the Federal force. The American, a rabid Republican print, gives the following additional account of the distinguished Republicans who concluded that the better part of valor was discretion, and therefore showed their heels to the enemy: It appears that other distinguished Indianians than State Agent Hudson had the pleasure of participating in the Bull Run affair. A bird from the scene of action informs us that foremost among the participators were Hon. Henry S. Lane, and John Peter Clever Shanks, whilom of Congress, but now of Gen. Fremont's staff. They had gone down to snuff the battle from afar, (we think the farther off the better for such soldiers,) and had the pleasure of participati
Our Zouaves at Bull Run. [Extract from a private letter from a Fire Zouave, now a prisoner of war.] Richmond, Va., Aug. 16, 1861. dear brother: Your welcome letter of the 3d came to hand on the 13th, by way of Louisville and Nashville. As I had written before, I have waited a few days, and have nothing new to write about. Please send a copy of that portion of my last letter relating to my capture to the colonel of my regiment, and state also that Capt. Downey, and forty-three non-commissioned officers and privates, are prisoners with me. I was very glad to know that you learned of my situation as soon as you did. It had worried me considerably, as I know it did you all until you heard from me. We hear all kinds of rumors here; some of them very extravagant: among others, that our regiment is disbanded, and that in the battle they broke, and ran at the first fire. To my own certain knowledge, they were broken and formed again three separate times, and held the hill and th
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