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Engineers and artillery in the Louisiana State forces, Declines. plan to obstruct river near Forts. floating booms. is summoned to Montgomery by President Davis. ordered to Charleston, S. C., to assume command and direct operations against Fort Sumter.> while in charge of the military defences of Louisiana, and of the construction of the New Orleans custom-house, in the fall of 1860, General Beauregard, then brevet Major of United States Engineers, received the following order from Washington: Special order, no. 238. War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, November 8th, 1860. By direction of the President, brevet Major Peter G. T. Beauregard, Corps of Engineers, is appointed superintendent of the Military Academy, and will relieve the present superintendent at the close of the approaching semi-annual examination of cadets. By order of the Secretary of War. S. Cooper, Adjutant-General. This was not only an honorable position, much coveted,
rleston. General Beauregard's arrival. cursory sketch of the condition of the public mind in the South. the Hon. Robert Barnwell Rhett. one sentiment and one resolve animating South Carolinians. South Carolina commissioners to Washington. failure of negotiations. Major Anderson evacuates Fort Moultrie and occupies Fort Sumter. hoisting of Palmetto flags. steamer Star of the West. Governor Pickens summons Major Anderson to surrender the Fort. he declines, but refers the matter to Washington. Mr. Buchanan refuses to withdraw federal garrison. all eyes centred on South Carolina. system and plan of operations adopted by General Beauregard. more troops volunteer than are needed.> Seven miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and looking out upon it to the southeast, stands the city of Charleston, built at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. It is on a tongue of the mainland, consisting of gray sandy soil, and extends southward, tapering in width from two miles to half
Chapter 6: Secession of Virginia. Confederate troops sent to her assistance. arrival of General Beauregard in Richmond. he assumes command at Manassas. position of our forces. his proclamation and the reasons for it. Site of camp Pickens. his letter to President Davis. our deficiencies. mismanagement in Quartermaster's and Commissary's Departments. how he could have procured transportation. manufacture of cartridges. secret service with Washington.> Not until Fort Sumter had surrendered to the South Carolina troops under General Beauregard; not until Mr. Lincoln, misapprehending the attitude of those Southern States still nominally belonging to the Union, had made his requisition on them for their quota of men to aid in suppressing the Rebellion, did Virginia, faithful to her old-time traditions, openly 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 ap
d, General Beauregard, in a letter dated July 13th, had also communicated the outlines of this plan to General Johnston, whose influence in its support he was anxious to secure. He was as unfortunate there as he was with the President. An expectant and defensive policy was, at that moment, the one absorbing thought of President Davis and of Generals Cooper, Lee, and Johnston. At last the crisis came upon us. On the 16th of July General Beauregard was informed, by a secret message from Washington, that General McDowell had been ordered to advance, and would do so that very night. He forwarded this news to Richmond, and, undaunted by his former fruitless attempts, urged the absolute necessity of ordering Generals Johnston and Holmes to join their forces to his. Then it was—but only then—that President Davis consented to the long-suggested, long-prayed — for concentration, so repeatedly and vainly demanded. An order—not an imperative one, however—was sent to General Johnston
ere supplies can be obtained. Respectfully submitting the case for the action of the General, I have the honor to be, Your obedient servant, E. P. Alexander, Capt. Eng., Chief Ord. and Arty. To Col. Thomas Jordan, A. A. Genl. 1st Corps. Headquarters 1ST corps army of the Potomac, Fairfax Court-House, Sept. 13th, 1861. To His Excellency President Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.: Dear Sir,—I have the honor to enclose you, herewith, copy of information just received from Washington, through a very good private channel, and which, no doubt, contains a great deal of truth mixed up with some exaggeration. There is, however, little doubt but that the enemy is making Herculean efforts to increase his forces in infantry, artillery, and cavalry, for a last effort in or about these quarters, before the cold weather sets in. He probably has, at present, on both sides of the Potomac, and about Washington, not far from seventy thousand men, including a large number of field-gu