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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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Opinion of an enemy. --Michael Corcoran; late commander of the famous New York 69th Regiment, (now a resident of this city,) is reported on the authority of a correspondent of a Southern paper, to have said in reference to the battle of Manassas Plains, on the 21st of July: "That the rapid concentration of troops against our left swelled the attacking force to 37,000 or 38,000 men by eleven o'clock, and at one P. M., McDowell and Scott felt confident of victory; that this huge army consisted of the flower of the Federal army, and if every Southern soldier had not been a hero, a dreadful defeat would have been given us. That their loss must be appalling; that the blow will so effectually disorganize their army, which was dissatisfied and shattered before, that they cannot, if they would, again assume the offensive; that Beauregard and Johnston are among the first commanders of the age, and their army, whilst fighting in the defence, must always prove invincible." While those
untry to the battle-field, saving not only the time necessary to go from that point to Manassas, but a five-miles march in the heat of the day. In the meantime Patterson himself was on his march round the northern spur of the ridge. He arrived too late, and with his men in an exhausted condition. The fact is, this was to be the grand wiping out expedition of the "rebellion." It is probable even that the movements of McClellan in the Northwest were principally designed to deceive Beauregard here, and so far as possible to play into the hands of General Scott here. The Federalists certainly cannot have expected to make headway either in the mountains or the Valley of the Kanawha, a rugged country, where the masses of the people are hostile, however disaffected individuals may be. The promptness with which McClellan was summoned to Washington immediately after the defeat of McDowell, also shows that he was not greatly needed where he has recently been pretending to operate.
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outhern cause, in seizing Staunton or attacking Johnston at Winchester, than any other Federal General has possessed, his column has completely illustrated the schoolboy story of one step forward and two back. The magnificent natural rampart of Cheat Mountain, which either side may make a Gibraltar, has fallen into our hands; the army of thirty-six thousand is growing "small by degrees and beautifully less, " whilst our own column is gradually and steadily advancing upon their retreating foot steps. Not a single General in the whole Federal army has come as near a grand success as McClellan, and not one who ever lived has let the bird of good fortune make such a wonderful escape. We see nothing, therefore, in McClellan's Western Virginia campaign to make us believe that he can show more military science, energy, and pertinacity at Washington than Mansfield, McDowell, and the large crowd of skillful and experienced army advisers by whom Gen. Scott has been counselled and assisted.