arrangements, but I can well appreciate them, although I do not believe in the hostile advance of General Patterson, for I am informed, on what I consider good authority, that they have quite a stampede in Washington—thinking we are going to unite our forces for its attack, or that you are going to cross the Potomac at or about Edwards's Ferry to attack it in rear, while I attack it in front —hence, probably, the proposed movement of Patterson to keep you at bay. . . . Not being able to obtain a full supply of cartridges for my increased forces, I am going to establish a manufactory of them here. Whenever you can spare a few guns for Leesburg, pray send them. Yours very truly,
Appendix to Chapter VIII.General Sam. Jones's statement concerning strategic portion of General Beauregard's report of the battle of Manassas.
camp at Centreville, Nov. 9th, 1861.General,—I have examined the extract which you handed to me, from your report giving the strategy of the battle of Manassas, and find it, so far as my memory serves me, substantially the same as that dictated by you to me on the night of the 13th July last as a memorandum for the use of Colonel James Chestnut, who was the next morning to repair to Richmond to urge upon the government the importance of adopting its recommendations; not much importance being attached to the joint action of General Holmes, who was supposed to have but few troops to dispose of, he, I think, was not mentioned in the memorandum, but only referred to incidentally in your verbal instructions to Colonel Chestnut. I have a very clear recollection of your instructions to Colonel Chestnut, as I wrote the memorandum myself under your dictation, and after a long and free conversation with you on the general plan of campaign, and especially of the then impending battle. Very faithfully yours,
1. Telegram from Colonel John S. Preston to General Beauregard, about concentration of Generals Johnston and Holmes's forces with army at Manassas.Centreville, Va., Nov. 9th, 1861.The above statement of General Sam. Jones agrees perfectly well with my recollections of the matter referred to.
G. T. Beauregard, Genl. C. S. A.