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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 204 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 144 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 113 11 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 93 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 73 3 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 60 12 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 60 6 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 55 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 51 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 42 18 Browse Search
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rievous disappointment. The Washington Artillery, who had drawn their guns up the hill and in front of the house known as Mr. Lewis'--Gen. Cocke's and Gen. Jefferson's headquarters, and which was pieces artillery, drive back ingloriously a force exceeding 35,000, supported by nearly a hundred pieces of cannon. I believe the official reports will sustain me in the assertion that General Beauregard did not bring more than fifteen thousand men into the action.--The total force under Gen. McDowell was over 50,000, but 35,000 will probably cover the force in action at the Stone Bridge. Many of the prisoners say that General Scott slept on Saturday night at Centerville, and was within two miles of his lines on Sunday in his carriage. Whether this be so or not, this defeat is his, and the first he ever suffered; but the men who fought and won his battles were now arrayed against him, and they were determined not to be conquered. Secretary Cameron, of the War Department, Wa
adverse to the Federal troops in this affair, owing solely to the enemy's superior position and his hidden battery. General McDowell, I am told, was some miles in the rear, with his advancing column, when the engagement was provoked by General Tyler, as is alleged, contrary to his (General McDowell's) orders. The letter to which I allude, states the Federal loss in killed to be about 25, and 30 or 40 wounded. Most of these were of the First Massachusetts. A very intelligent gentleman, ome discomfiture, but no want of confidence in anticipated results. Vigorous efforts are making towards reinforcing General McDowell, and in a short time his army, it is expected, will be equal to any emergency. It is conceded on all sides thathousand men. This informant further says some eight or ten regiments have just been ordered from Washington to reinforce McDowell. I, however, take his whole story with many grains of allowance. The telegraph only works to Fairfax, and I am too nea
nths, and that the North has been greatly deceived, not only in their numbers and discipline, but in their fighting qualities — rushing as they did into battle with a shout which rose above the roar of cannon, whilst their artillery was served in unsurpassed style. One ball fell directly amidst a group of Congressmen, amongst whom was Owen Lovejoy, which caused a ludicrous scampering and dodging behind trees, very unbecoming these dignitaries. One remarkable feature which impressed itself on the minds of the Congressmen, during their route to the scene of action, was the absence of all the male population capable of bearing arms. The few whom they saw were a few decrepit old men and women, whose eyes "fairly flashed fire at the sight of the Yankee soldiers." The letter concludes with the opinion of Gen. McDowell, that there would not be an immediate engagement, unless his troops stumbled over some of those inevitable "masked batteries" which seem so much to exercise our invaders.