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it must be supposed, with no evil intention, but with inconceivable recklessness. . . . It was the mainspring removed from a great work already begun. It deranged everything. Among the divisions of the corps of McDowell, there was one—that of Franklin—which was regretted more than all the rest. . . . He [the commander in chief] held it in great esteem, and earnestly demanded its restoration. It was sent back to him without any explanation, in the same manner as it had been withheld. This sppril 30, 1862, as shown by the certified statement, gives the aggregate present for duty at one hundred twelve thousand, three hundred ninety-two. Report on the Conduct of the War, pp. 323, 324. When the Confederates evacuated Yorktown, General Franklin's division had just been disembarked from the transports. It was reembarked, and started on the morning of the 6th up the York River. Army of the Potomac, Swinton, p. 117. After the battle of Williamsburg our army continued its retreat
sustained and justified by international law. The complaints made by the government of the United States against the government of Great Britain for acts involving a breach of neutrality find no support in the letter of the law or in its principles, and were conclusively answered by the interpretations of American jurists. At the same time they are condemned by the antecedent acts of the United States government. Some of these will be presented. In the war of the American Revolution, Dr. Franklin and Silas Deane were sent to France as commissioners to look after the interests of the colonies. In the years 1776 and 1777 they became extensively connected with naval movements. They built, purchased, equipped, and commissioned ships, all in neutral territory, even filling up blank commissions sent out to them by the Congress for the purpose. Among expeditions fitted out by them was one under Captain Wickes to intercept a convoy of linen ships from Ireland. He went first into the B
sist the gunners at Fort De Russy, which, though still unfinished, contained eight heavy guns and two field pieces. Three companies of mounted men were watching the Mississippi, and the remainder of a regiment was on the Teche. On March 12th Admiral Porter, with nineteen gunboats and ten thousand men of Sherman's army, entered the Red River. A detachment on the 14th marched to De Russy and took possession of it. On the 15th the advance of Porter reached Alexandria, and on the 19th General Franklin left the lower Teche with eighteen thousand men to meet him. General Steele, in Arkansas, reported his force at seven thousand men. The force of General Taylor at this time had increased to five thousand three hundred infantry, five hundred cavalry, and three hundred artillerymen; Liddel on the north had about the same number of cavalry and a four-gun battery. Some reenforcements were soon received. On March 31st Banks's advance reached Natchitoches, and Taylor moved toward Pleasant H
r the attack he retired to Franklin. From dispatches captured at Spring Hill, Hood learned that Schofield was instructed by Thomas to hold that position until Franklin could be made secure, and thus knew that it was important to attack Schofield promptly, concluding that, if he should escape at Franklin, he would gain the forti; its relation to Murfreesboro, where a garrison was maintained, would seem to render this a probable part of a plan to maintain communication with Chattanooga. Franklin had to us, as a mere military question, no other value than that the road to Nashville led through it. Whether it would have been possible to turn the position snemy; the position he then gained being such as to enfilade us, caused our entire line to give way in a few moments and our troops to retreat in the direction of Franklin, most of them in great confusion. Confidence in the ability to hold the line had caused the artillery horses to be sent to the rear for safety; the abandonment
f Arkansas, 642. Brown, Governor of Georgia, 472. Major, account of Fort Donelson's surrender, 28. Commander Isaac N., 192. Report on activities of the Arkansas, 203-05. Browne, Col. W. M., 482. Bryan, 85. Buchanan, General, 639. Admiral Franklin, 82, 165, 168, 169, 170, 173. Trial battle with Federal ships, 166-67. Buckner, Gen. Simon B., 24, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 337, 356, 357,358, 359, 360, 462, 526. Buell, Gen. D. C., 15, 31, 35, 38, 41, 43, 46, 47, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 324, 185. Steadman, 552; Gordon's report on attack, 552-55. Stevens, 446. Sumter, 63, 171, 352, 533-34. Walker, 63. Warren, 406, 421. Fortress Monroe, 7, 8, 67, 68, 82, 87, 128, 134, 420, 497. France, attempted arbitration, 318-20. Franklin, General, 73, 78, 79, 275, 286, 456. Benjamin, 229. Tenn., Battle of, 488-89. Frazier, General I. W., 356-57. Frazier's Farm, Battle of, 124-25. Fredericksburg, Battle of, 294-300, 306-07. Freedmen's bureau, 616, 620. Fremont, Gen. John