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as he returned to Washington. His story comes from one who had it from his own lips: He [Brady] had watched the ebb and flow of the battle on that Sunday morning in July, 1861, and seen now the success of the green Federal troops under General McDowell in the field, and now the stubborn defense of the green troops under that General Jackson who thereby earned the sobriquet of Stonewall. At last Johnston, who with Beauregard and Jackson, was a Confederate commander, strengthened by reenforints all made. Humphrey's Journal in October, 1861, contained the following: Photographs of war series Among the portraits in Brady's selection, spoken of in our last number, are those of many leading generals and colonels-McClellan, McDowell, Heintzelman, Burnside, Wood, Corcoran, Slocum, and others. Of the larger groups, the most effective are those of the army passing through Fairfax village, the battery of the 1st Rhode Island regiment at Camp Sprague, the 71st Regiment [New Yor
tream as a contested barrier between them and McDowell's troops. At daylight of July 21, 1861, Tyleull Run for the Northern Army was Brigadier-General Irvin McDowell, then in command of the forces be the President and General Scott were to send McDowell against Beauregard, while Patterson was to deimpending conflict. The opposing commanders, McDowell and Beauregard, had been long-time friends; teneral Daniel Tyler, commanding a division of McDowell's army, pushed a reconnaissance to the north 's time Johnston had served his country; like McDowell and Beauregard, he had battled at the gates o planned to take place a few hours later than McDowell had decided to move. The Southern troops werauregard on the western bank. By this attack McDowell hoped to succeed in falling unexpectedly on t shout of victory. At three o'clock, while McDowell and his men were congratulating themselves on the Confederates returned to their camps. McDowell made a desperate effort to check and reorgani[10 more...]
Yorktown: the Peninsula Campaign. Henry W. Elson A shattered and discomfited army were the hosts of McDowell when they reached the banks of the Potomac, after that ill-fated July Sunday at Bull Run. Dispirited by the sting of defeat, this motley and unorganized mass of men became rather a mob than an army. The transformat well fed and fat, the men happy and well sheltered in comfortable tents. The army had already been divided into four corps, commanded, respectively, by Generals McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, and Keyes, but at the last moment McDowell had been detached by President Lincoln. The van was led by General Hamilton's division of tMcDowell had been detached by President Lincoln. The van was led by General Hamilton's division of the Third Corps. On the afternoon of the second day the first transports entered Chesapeake Bay. In the shadowy distance, low against the sky-line, could be descried the faint outlines of the Virginia shore. The vessels passed toward Hampton Roads where a short time before had occurred the duel of the ironclads, the Monitor and
ederate lines. In the meantime, newly constructed bridges were beginning to span the Chickahominy, and the Federal army soon was crossing to the south bank of the river. General McClellan had been promised reenforcements from the north. General McDowell with forty thousand men had started from Fredericksburg to join him north of the Chickahominy. For this reason, General McClellan had thrown the right wing of his army on the north of the river while his left would rest on the south side of the time had now come to give battle, and perhaps destroy the small portion of the Union forces south of the river. Meanwhile, General Stonewall Jackson, in the Shenandoah, was making threatening movements in the direction of Washington, and McDowell's orders to unite with McClellan were recalled. The roads in and about Richmond radiate from that city like the spokes of a wheel. One of these is the Williamsburg stage-road, crossing the Chickahominy at Bottom's Bridge, only eleven miles f
hrough the North, and both the troops of Banks and McDowell were held in the vicinity of Washington for its de the brilliant strategist. With the assistance of McDowell's corps, he expected in all confidence to be in thPresident began to fear that Jackson's goal was McDowell and McClellan-two Union leaders whose plans Stonewlan's plan for the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, General McDowell, with the First Army Corps of 37,000 men, was hough defeated, so alarmed the Administration that McDowell was ordered to remain at Manassas to protect the cretreat to the Potomac. At the news of this event McDowell was ordered not to join McClellan in front of Richranged proper protection for the city. Therefore, McDowell and his corps of thirty-seven thousand men were or Mr. Lincoln now rescinded his resolution to send McDowell to McClellan. Instead, he transferred twenty thoulan that he was not, after all, to have the aid of McDowell's forty thousand men. Fremont was coming from t
last picked military leaders that could rival him in the field. veritable bog. Now that the sweltering heat of June was coming on, the malarious swamps were fountains of disease. The polluted waters of the sluggish streams soon began to tell on the health of the men. Malaria and typhoid were prevalent; the hospitals were crowded, and the death rate was appalling. Such conditions were not inspiring to either general or army. McClellan was still hoping for substantial reenforcements. McDowell, with his forty thousand men, had been promised him, but he was doomed to disappointment from that source. Yet in the existing state of affairs he dared not be inactive. South of the Chickahominy, the army was almost secure from surprise, owing to well-protected rifle-pits flanked by marshy thickets or covered with felled trees. But the Federal forces were still divided by the fickle stream, and this was a constant source of anxiety to the commander. He proceeded to transfer all of his
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ah River Fort Pulaski at the entrance to Savannah River division, Yorktown garrison. Losses: Union 35 killed, 129 wounded. Confed. 20 killed, 75 wounded, 50 captured. April 17-19, 1862: Falmouth and Fredericksburg, Va. Union, Gen. McDowell's Army. Confed., Gen. Field's Brigade. Losses: Union 7 killed, 16 wounded. Confed. 3 killed, 8 captured. April 18-28, 1862: forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the capture of New Orleans, La. Union, Commodore Farragut's fleet Union 49 killed, 104 wounded, 41 missing. Confed. 8 killed, 40 wounded. May 5, 1862: Somerville heights, Va. Union, 13th Ind. Confed. Maj. Wheat's La. Battalion. Losses: Union 3 killed, 5 wounded, 21 missing. May 8, 1862: McDowell or Bull Pasture, Va. Union, 25th, 32d, 75th, and 82d Ohio, 3d W. Va., 1st W. Va. Cav., 1st Conn. Cav., 1st Ind. Battery. Confed., 12th Ga., 10th, 21st, 23d, 25th, 31st, 37th, 42d, 44th, 48th, 52d, 58th Va., 1st Va. (Irish) Battalion. Lo