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proclaim her adhesion to the Southern cause, and assume her rightful place among the seceded States. Hers was a disinterested step; one taken with a full appreciation of the inevitable dangers and devastation in store for her, owing to her geographical position. Her hesitation was but another instance of the historic firmness and deliberation which had always characterized her official acts, and it was, no doubt, her example which shortly afterwards determined the withdrawal of Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Carolina. No sooner had Virginia's voice, through her assembled convention, pronounced her severance from the North, than the seven States forming the Confederacy, anxious to welcome her among them, hurried forward to her support a portion of their best troops. As a natural sequence to this provident measure, it followed that the most experienced and successful of our military leaders were selected to be placed at the head of such commands. Hence the order transferring Gener
e will really be placed in the best possible position for the defence of his own home and hearthstone. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, General C. S. A. He also called upon General Bragg for what forces he could spare from Pensacola and Mobile, inviting him to come in person, if he could. A similar demand for troops he addressed to General Lovell, at New Orleans; and General Van Dorn was requested to join him at once, with ten thousand of his forces, from Arkansas, across the Mississippi. The following is the letter despatched to General Van Dorn. Its importance and historical value justify us in transcribing it here: Jackson, Tenn., February 21st, 1862. My dear General,—By the fall of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, the forces under General Polk (now to be under me) are entirely cut off from those under General A. S. Johnston, and must henceforth depend upon themselves alone for the defence of the Mississippi River and contiguous St
the hands of the enemy. At Island No.10 and the batteries in the Bend, the difficulty of placing the guns in position from the spot where they had been landed was such that for at least two days neither of those defences could have successfully resisted the passage—if attempted —of any of the Federal gunboats. Had Commodore Foote then displayed the boldness which he afterwards showed at the same place, and which so characterized Admirals Farragut and Buchanan, and Captain Brown, of the Arkansas, he might have passed without much resistance and captured New Orleans from the rear. Instead of this, he merely left a gunboat and two mortar-boats to protect Columbus from the river, and, with the remainder, quietly returned to Cairo. See Record of the Rebellion, vol. IV. p. 226. A part of the heavy armament and ammunition from Columbus was sent to the unfinished batteries on the upper end of Island No.10, a naturally good and defensible position in New Madrid Bend, and to those
ck Creek, on its south side—would have concentrated all their available forces against General Buell's first three divisions, which would have been destroyed before they could have been reinforced, either by his other two divisions or by troops from Pittsburg Landing. Then the Confederate commanders would have attacked General Grant himself, with all the chances of success in their favor, especially if, meanwhile, Van Dorn could have joined them (as already instructed) with his forces from Arkansas. V. General Beauregard is of opinion that General Sherman committed a grave error by protracting, as he did, the defence of the position he held at the Shiloh meeting-house. When, at 8 A. M., he became satisfied, for the first time, that the enemy designed a determined attack on his whole camp—knowing his unprepared condition to offer a long resistance—he should have made a virtue of necessity, and, instead of calling on McClernand, in his rear, to come to his assistance, he should <
pleted, equipped, and manned. history of the Arkansas. tribute to Captain Isaac Brown and crew. p, Commodore Maffitt, and Captain Brown of the Arkansas. Among the gunboats brought from New Orlealow. We want a few days longer to finish the Arkansas. G. T. Beauregard. On the 19th he asks Gf it is true that more iron is needed for the Arkansas, and if no work is being done on her, and on . Captain Reid was one of the officers of the Arkansas, and it was he who, by order of Commodore Lynwas superior in guns, armor, and speed to the Arkansas. Captain Brown promptly assailed this advanceher friends. The subsequent history of the Arkansas may be given in a few words. On the evening officers. A week later, when the crew of the Arkansas had been reduced to twenty-eight men, by sick. Unfortunately the damaged condition of the Arkansas would not allow pursuit. Of admirals and nan the commander of the Confederate iron-clad Arkansas. His name, and, coupled with it, the names of[7 more...]
iews of administration—to say the least—of Colonel Northrop will starve out this army unless I make other arrangements, which I have done. I trust it may not be altogether too late, and that the government will sustain me with means. G. T. Beauregard, Gen. Comdg. The truth is, it was almost impossible to have regular issues of fresh provisions made to the Confederate troops at that time, until General Beauregard took the matter into his own hands, and sent agents to northern Texas and Arkansas, where he bought large herds of cattle, which soon relieved the pressing necessities of his army. Part of these supplies, however, he was afterwards compelled to transfer to the General Subsistence Department, for other armies in the field. It soon became apparent to General Beauregard that the insalubrity of Corinth would increase as the season advanced, and that, apart from the danger of being overwhelmed by a steadily growing army in his front, he would have to select another strateg
t off, and they would have either to surrender or cross without resources into Arkansas, where General Holmes would take good care of them. From Fort Pillow I would L. T. Wigfall,Texas. —Mences, C. W. Bell,Mo. C. J. Villere,La. G. D. Royston,Ark. J. M. Elliott,Ky. David Clopton,Ark. G. W. Ewing,Ky. W. N. Cooke,Mo. F. S. Ark. G. W. Ewing,Ky. W. N. Cooke,Mo. F. S. Lyon,Ala. J. Perkins, Jr.,La. C. M. Conrad, J. Wilcox,Texas. P. W. Gray, T. B. Cexton, J. C. Atkins,Tenn. W. G. Swan, H. S. Foote, T. B. Handle,Ark. H. W. BArk. H. W. Bruce,Ky. R. J. Breckinridge, W. R. Smith,Ala. E. L. Gardenshire,Tenn. J. W. Moore,Ky. D. F. Kenner,La. L. C. Dupre, E. S. Dargan,Ala. F. J. Batson,Ark. J.Ark. J. B. Heiskell,Tenn. G. B. Hodge, Ky. T. A. Harris,Mo. H. E. Reid, C. C. Herbert,Texas. Wm. H. Tibbs,Tenn. F. J. Foster,Ala. J. L. M. Curry,Ala. E. M. Bruce,Ky. A. W. Conrow,Mo. A. H. Garland,Ark. F. W. Freeman, G. G. Vest, Mo. Wm. Porcher Miles,S. C. J. D. Crocket,Ky. M. L. Bonham, W. R. Machen, W. W. Boyce, H. R.
Buren, Ark., March 21st, 1862. I march my first brigade to-morrow towards Jacksonport, Arkansas. All the troops here will march in a few days to the same point. I will probably have, on White River, by 10th or 12th April, twenty thousand men or more, and about seventy pieces of artillery. It was my intention to attack the forces near New Madrid and Point Pleasant from the north by Greenville. What do you now advise? There is an army of about twenty thousand. Enemy north of this in Arkansas, but they cannot subsist there; nor do I think they can do much harm in the West. We cannot subsist here. I think it more important to save the Mississippi River. Answer me at once. I start for Little Rock day after to-morrow. Earl Van Dorn. I shall try to see you to-morrow, unless you prefer to come here. G. T. Beauregard. Jackson, March 22d, 9 h. P. M. Major-General E. Van Dorn, Little Rock, Ark.: Despatch received. 'Tis important to join our forces for defence of valley