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ary experience, has equaled him in achievement or ability. His courage, energy, and ability are unsurpassed except by our greatest generals. He has a local knowledge of the seat of war in Western Virginia beyond that of all other living men. Jo. Johnston alone approaches him in this respect among our prominent generals and for the same cause. Like him, he is familiar with the country from his childhood. By the by, in my opinion, a mountaineer chiefly, beyond all men except inspired military oyd does understand this country, and knows how to defend it. Above all, the country believes in him and desires him to be intrusted with its defense. It will rally under him as it will rally under no other man who is likely to be sent here. Jo. Johnston or Beauregard could alone command the same confidence (or more). The exigency is pressing. We can't wait for a Congressional inquiry. Congress has adjourned. The war will be decided before it meets again. If Floyd's brigade is to oper
bottom, and setting afloat several of our new-made bridges. Gen. Jo. Johnston, who commanded the Rebel army, saw his opportunity, and resol his scouts of the numbers and isolated position of Keyes's corps, Johnston resolved to assail and crush it before it could be adequately reenhe front. On the Rebel left, Gen. Smith's attack was delayed by Johnston, who was there in person, until 4 P. M., listening for the sound oere either killed or wounded; and near this point, at sunset, Gen. Jo. Johnston, the Rebel Commander-in-chief, was struck in the side by a shcamp equipage to Richmond ; following themselves after nightfall. Johnston says that Smith did not renew his attack on our right, because of ed the ground held by Casey's advance on the morning of May 31. Johnston reports the loss in Smith's division at 1,233, and in Longstreet'ser to the above total, making in all 6,733: but it is evident that Johnston includes Hill's loss in that of Longstreet, who was in command of
rson; numbering, according to their own authority, 38,000 men. which he makes less than 20,000 in all. He says, in his testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War: Our own force in the fight was about 15,700 infantry and artillery, and about 2,500 effective cavalry. Among his trophies were 14 flags, 2 guns, 3,300 small arms, &c.; while the Rebels, in their retreat, blew up many ammunition and other wagons, and left the ground strewn with tents, accouterments, &c. Among our killed were Gen. Pleasant A. Hackleman, Repeatedly a Whig candidate for Congress in the Franklin district, Indiana. Col. Thomas Kilby Smith, 43d Ohio, and Cols. Thrush, Baker, and Miles; while Gen. Richard J. Oglesby, Since elected Governor of Illinois. Adjt.-Gen. Clark, of Rosecrans's staff, and Col. Mower, 11th Missouri, were among the severely wounded. On the Rebel side, Acting Brigadiers Rogers, Johnston, and Martin were killed, and Cols. Pritchard, Daily, and McClain were wounded.
k prisoners from ten different regiments; and Johnston reports that Gregg's force numbered 6,000. Heceived, next morning, May 16. a note from Johnston, directing him to move northward, so as to foant, who apprehended an attack on his rear by Johnston, strongly reenforced from Bragg's army, and wo, keeping a sharp lookout for an attack by Jo. Johnston on his rear, Grant sat down to digging his throughout the progress of the siege, that Jo. Johnston was behind him, using every exertion to raiRebel Generals, and who was doubtless sent by Johnston to Pemberton with assurances that he would spall with blinding dust, our army pressed back Johnston into Jackson, forcing him to take refuge Jr flank was pushed forward to Pearl river. Johnston says he had but 24,000 men — sufficient to reat to remain was simply to court destruction, Johnston — apprised that heavy trains of ammunition weimmediately, July 18-19. on information of Johnston's flight from Jackson, and, reembarking, retu[10 more...]<
that there is no peace for the wicked. The following extracts from the diary of a Rebel soldier (John A. Kennedy, 1st Alabama), who was captured while endeavoring to make his way out through our lines with a letter in cipher from Gardner to Jo. Johnston, gives the most vivid inside view of the siege: May 29.--The fight continued until long after night yesterday evening. Tile fight has opened — it opened at daybreak. The fight has been very warm to-day. I received a shot in the foot, aylor, who would inevitably retrace his steps across the country out of which he had so lately been driven, capturing and conscripting by the way; and he might, very possibly, bring from Texas a force sufficient to capture New Orleans itself. Jo. Johnston, with an overwhelming force, might swoop down from Jackson at any moment; Alabama and Georgia might supply a fresh force adequate to the raising of the siege and the rout of the besiegers; add to which, Lee — so recently victorious at Chancell
ghting Joe would so readily have accorded? Why shun the convenient and inspiring neighborhood of Cedar Mountain and Bull Run for one more remote, and which invoked ominous recollections of South Mountain and the Antietam? Grant was beginning to be triumphant in Mississippi, and would soon be thundering at the gates of Vicksburg; Dick Taylor, chased almost out of Louisiana by Banks, could do little toward the rescue of threatened Port Hudson: why not spare Longstreet to needy, beseeching Jo. Johnston, enabling him to overwhelm Grant and then to crush out Banks, restoring the Confederate ascendency on the Mississippi, while simply holding on along the Rappahannock, trusting to the great advantages afforded to the defensive by the rugged topography of that region, and to the terrors inspired by the memories of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville? In fact, Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania at that juncture was justifiable on political grounds alone. The Confederate chiefs m
nnessee just above Chattanooga. Bragg was in a quandary. Chattanooga was strong, and he could hold it against an assault by Rosecrans's larger army; but what use in this, and how long could he defy starvation, if that army, having crossed the river below him, should cut his communications and establish itself across the railroad in his rear? To abandon Chattanooga was to provoke clamor; but to divide his forces, or allow them to be cooped up here, was to court destruction. He did what Johnston tried, when too late, to have done with regard to Vicksburg — he relinquished Chattanooga and saved his army ; retiring Sept. 7-8. southward into Georgia, and posting his divisions along the highway from Gordon's mill to Lafayette, facing Pigeon mountain, through whose passes our army was expected to emerge from McLamore's cove. Rosecrans was evidently misled — though he does not fairly admit it — into believing the enemy absorbingly intent on escaping to Rome. Crittenden, having tak<
, seeking and finding concealment with congenial spirits throughout the surrounding region. Perhaps 100 of them were overtaken and killed in the pursuit; but the greater number escaped, and were soon indistinguishable. Col. Woodson, with 600 Missourians, starting Aug. 21. from Pilot Knob, Mo., dashed into Pocahontas, Aug. 24. Ark., where he captured Gen M. Jeff. Thompson and some 50 others; returning unmolested. The surrender of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, with the retreat of Jo. Johnston from Jackson, having left Gen. Grant's army at leisure, Maj.-Gen. F. Steele was sent to Helena, July 31. to fit out and lead an expedition for the capture of little Rock. The force assigned him for this task numbered 6,000 men of all arms, including 500 cavalry, with 22 guns; but Gen. Davidson, with nearly 6,000 more men, mainly mounted, and 18 guns, soon joined him from Missouri; swelling his aggregate to 12,000 men and 40 guns. Steele soon moved out, Aug. 10. Davidson's cavalry
n, but could not take the fort, and were finally repelled by reenforcements from below. The place was evacuated, by order from Vicksburg, soon afterward. Gen. Jo. Johnston, commanding in northern Georgia, having dispatched two divisions of Hardee's corps, under Stewart and Anderson, to the aid of Polk in Mississippi, Gen. Grantally increasing resistance, to within two miles of Dalton ; where, hearing that the two Rebel divisions which were sent south had been brought back, and that all Johnston's (late Bragg's) army was on his hands, he fell back to Tunnel Hill, and ultimately to Ringgold; March 10. having lost 350 killed and wounded. The Rebel kille, was sent from Memphis after Forrest, with instructions to push on till he was found and beaten, so as to prevent the transfer of a large part of his force to Jo. Johnston, then resisting Sherman in northern Georgia. Maj.-Gen. S. D. Sturgis--in spite of overwhelming proofs of his aggravated unfitness — was again intrusted with th
and is repulsed with a loss of 3,000 flanks Johnston out of it passes the Chattahoochee Hood relprobably numbered hardly more than 50,000. Johnston reported his infantry at 40,900. Sherman estow at the front, was probably about 70,000 to Johnston's 45,000. Johnston's army was organized in thIt had been well fortified, early in 1863. Johnston's position at Dalton was covered by an impass in its rear, while Schofield should press on Johnston's right. In executing these orders, Thomas wcarry it, and dared not remain between it and Johnston's main body; so he fell back to a strong posithus retreated, but was unable to reach him — Johnston having the only direct, good road, while our tance to the enemy; leaving here a garrison. Johnston made a momentary stand against our central adnightfall, Kenesaw was forthwith evacuated by Johnston; our skirmishers stood on the summit at dawn t; and, before active operations recommenced, Johnston had been superseded in chief command by Gen. [16 more...]
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