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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A secret-service episode [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, October 21, 1900.] (search)
acks to contend against, McDowell fixed on July 9, 1861, for an excellently devised move against the Confederates under Beauregard, but on account of lack of transportation, the advance commenced on the 16th. The commander of the Army of the Potomac0 men, was ordered to observe and attack the Confederates under Joseph E. Johnston, then holding Harper's Ferry. General Beauregard had been terribly busy for weeks in licking into shape the motley Confederate organizations as they arrived from Rily in all matters pertaining to war, aroused a storm of indignation through the land by their comments on the fact that Beauregard's army had not pursued the routed foe into Washington; and fierce was their denunciation of the administration and the the advantage gained after fierce fighting during all that hot summer day had not been followed up. It was in vain that Beauregard, Johnston and President Davis explained, in orders and reports, that fatigue and the lack of adequate equipment prevent
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate States Navy and a brief history of what became of it. [from the Richmond, Va. Times December 30, 1900.] (search)
ior, Harmony, and Kankakee near Norfolk, and the Schrapnel at Richmond. In the fall of 1861 the citizens of New Orleans fitted up a number of river boats as rams for local defense, and put them under command of Captain J. Edward Montgomery. They were bravely fought and were sunk in battle at Memphis and New Orleans. They were not attached to the Confederate States Navy. They were the Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Resolute, Defiance, Breckenridge, Van Horn, Price, Bragg, Lovell, Sumter, Beauregard, Jeff. Thompson. Little Rebel, Governor Mooore, Quitman, and possibly three or four others. There were in the Confederate States Navy at Richmond three torpedo launches—the Hornet, Scorpion and Wasp. The Wasp was destroyed by the Federal batteries at Trent's Reach, in January, 1865, and the others were burned by the Confederates at the evacuation of Richmond, in April, 1865. There was also a torpedo launch at Charleston, with which Lieutenant Glassell attacked the Ironsides, and also t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The correspondence of Gen. Robt. E. Lee. (search)
to do, and will perish from disease and inaction. Bring Beauregard with them and put him in command here. R. E. Lee, May 2ges withdrawal of troops from Carolina and Georgia under Beauregard and part at least pushed forward to Culpeper C. H. His pGood results would follow from sending forward under General Beauregard such of the troops about Richmond and North Carolinait is especially if the plan of assembling an army under Beauregard at Culpeper C. H. is adopted. General Lee opposite Willthe other day of organizing an army even in effigy under Beauregard at Culpeper C. H., can be carried into effect, much relink cannot be spared, were ordered there at once, and General Beauregard were sent there, if he had to return to South Caroligether with as many as can be drawn from the army of General Beauregard at Culpeper C. H., under the command of that officerne 28, 1863. Giving reasons why he could not send General Beauregard to Culpeper C. H., or any troops to Culpeper C. H.,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official report of the history Committee of the Grand Camp C. V., Department of Virginia. (search)
aceably if permitted, but forciblely if they must. He further says: The war was then and there inaugurated and begun by the authorities at Washington. General Beauregard did not open fire upon Fort Sumter until this fleet was to his knowledge, very near the Harbor of Charleston, and until he had enquired of Major Anderson, and of the Fort, whether he would engage to take no part in the expected blow, then coming down upon him from the approaching fleet? Governor Pickens and General Beauregard had been notified from Washington of the approach of this fleet, and the objects for which it was sent, but this notice did not reach them (owing to the treof every American citizen), until the fleet had neared its destination. But Anderson refused to make any promise, and when he did this, it became necessary for Beauregard to reduce the fort as he did. Otherwise his command would have been exposed to two fires—one in front and the other in the rear. Seward's treachery and dupli
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thomas R. R. Cobb. (search)
took $40,000 in the Confederate loan and gave $10,000 to the volunteers and their families. This is but an index of the popular feeling. We may have a long and hard fought war, but I do not believe it. May 6.—I made the acquaintance of General Beauregard this morning. He is decidedly Frenchy in his appearance; a small thin man, slightly gray and very pleasant in conversation. Why he was called here is left a secret to the administration. May 7.—The Virginia delegates who were sworn in vernor Brown is interfering again. He refuses to allow any volunteer companies to take their arms out of Georgia unless they are first accepted by him. Richmond, Va., July 21, 1861.—Nobody here fears anything from an approach of the enemy. Beauregard has plenty of men to repe them. Rumor says President Davis went to Manassas to-day. The soldiers are pouring in here. I came from Petersburg with 600 and left 2000 waiting for cars to come in. July 22.—The telegraph has informed you of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard. (search)
dress of General Johnson Hagood at the great Beauregard memorial meeting in Charleston, S. C., Decemve action of his own and General Lee's army, Beauregard dispatched Colonel Stephens to Richmond for hickahominy, but a few hours were needed for Beauregard, moving from Drewry's to be in actual confli's right. Ransom and Whiting to blame. Beauregard's plan of battle was the same as indicated i Whiting in their execution are noted in General Beauregard's official report. The first failed to intervened between them and destruction. Beauregard's story of the battle. The details of thehe river where it was in a position to go to Beauregard or to act as a reserve in his own operationse 17th, at 4:30 P. M., again telegraphed General Beauregard: Have no information of Grant's crossing afterward. They were placed on the right. Beauregard had now 20,000 men against 93,000. About 3 t 15,000 men—a number half as large again as Beauregard's entire force until the arrival of Kershaw [43 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A confederation of Southern Memorial Associations. (search)
attox Courthonse, Wants of the army at, 39; Last charge at, 41, 259; Last man killed at, 252. April 9th, 1865, lines by Percy Greg, 376. Arizona organized by the C. S. Government in 1862, 222. Armistead Brigade transferred, 8 Army of Northern Virginia unparalleled, 113. Artis Avis or Bird of Art, 304. Attucks, Crispus, 157. Barn-burners, Sheridan's, 98. Bartlett, General William F., 47, 207. Barton Jr., Lieut David R., 69. Beale, General R. L. T., 253. Beauregard, General P. G. T., 287; at Drewry's Bluff and Petersburg, 318. Behan, Mrs. W. J 380. Benton, Thomas A., Views of, 163. Bermuda Hundred, 330. Bernard, George S., 204. Bingen on the Rhine, 350. Birthday of Lee, poem 238. Blackford. Lieutenant L. M., 70. Blakemore, The Bravest, 49 Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 157. Bouldin, Captain E. E., 71, 77, 250. Bowie, Lieut., Walter, how he died, 135. Boyd, Belle, 296. Boyd, Lieutenant, E. Holmes, 69 Branch, Major, Thomas, 26. Brand