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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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ssion) retreat in confusion and fall back upon the Potomac? It appears to us that only a terrific slaughter could have caused the conceded demoralization of General McDowell's corps.-- Indianapolis Sentinel. Miscellaneous. The Government loan is at a stand-still in Wall street. Men of money are waiting to get over the asliably informed that they can live a few days at least upon the large quantity of provisions taken from the "grand army." It took about three months for General McDowell to march his grand army from Washington City to Bull's Run, and it is a remarkable fact that the same army returned to Washington in the short space of three hours. If Gen. McDowell marched from Washington with 53,000 men, and was afterwards reinforced with 26,000. Where were all but the 22,000 that were engaged in the fight? Gen. Johnston joined the Confederate forces at Manassas the night before the great battle, and the Kentucky boys under the immediate command of Col. Du
Arlington Heights; and it was no doubt owing to their wholesome horror of being caught in it that they did not pursue the retreating Federal forces in their confusion and disorder, cut them off from Washington, and capture that city. There were various ways of getting to Richmond without going through Manassas Junction, and the selection of that route seems like the stubbornness of a bull running his head against a locomotive. The attack was made against the judgment of Gen. Scott and Gen. McDowell, and it is known that the latter had a presentiment of defeat, though he obeyed orders. There was the most bitter resentment against the Cabinet for being led away by the blood thirsty, fanatical abolitionists of the party, such as Hickman, Wade, Fessenden, Sumner, Lovejoy and Chandler, and being induced by their clamor's to order a premature advance upon Richmond, which has so disastrously resulted in the sacrifice and disgrace of our brave troops. It is the opinion of these Repub
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Partition of territory in the Old Union. (search)
ed scattered regiments threw all into confusion. After retreating a mile or so, Col. Burnside formed the brigade to cover the retreat — not by the orders of General McDowell, I believe, as I do not think he was seen again by any of our force after he left the field. The brigade was soon thrown into confusion again by cavalry ande patriotic ladies of Wheeling. the Battles of Manassas. The Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger (Black Republican) says: As to Gen. McDowell, it may be said that he should have brought his reserve into action to neutralize that of the enemy, which made a "battle lost a battle won." But it can propeed by a mass of stampeding politicians, teamsters, camp followers, &c. There is, however, one thing that does not conflict great credit upon the qualities of General McDowell as a great captain, t. c., the soldiers were not all brought nigh to the point of battle on the night precedent to the engagement. On the contrary, they sta