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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
es in Maryland, were teeming with food for men and horses. Half a million rounds of ammunition for small arms had been captured. Gorgas, chief of ordnance, had many rounds also in Richmond, for on July 14th General Lee ordered him to send a full supply to General Wise in West Virginia. Besides ammunition, large quantities of muskets, pistols, knapsacks, swords, cannons, blankets, wagons, ambulances, hospital and subsistence stores, and camp and garrison equipment were captured. On July 22, 1861, there were no troops in Baltimore with which any defense of that city could have been made. There were a few regiments for provost duty, but no available fighting force. Banks was ninety-five miles from Baltimore by the nearest road. White's Ford, on the Potomac, where Johnston and Beauregard could have crossed, is about forty-five miles from Baltimore. The occupation of the Relay House might have produced the immediate evacuation of Washington by the Federals, the transfer of the s
egation greatly excited. Perhaps there was no one present who had not some near relative at Manassas, and the impression was universal that they were then fighting. This suspense is fearful; but we must possess our souls in patience. Monday, July 22, 1861. We can hear nothing from Manassas at all reliable. Men are passing through the neighbourhood giving contradictory reports. They are evidently deserters. They only concur in one statement — that there was a battle yesterday. Tur the battle of Manassas. I copy it here because I want his little relations, for whom I am writing this diary, to have a graphic description of the fight, and to know what their family and friends suffered for the great cause. Centreville, July 22, 1861. My dear---- :--For the last four days we have never been longer than two hours in any one place, have slept upon the ground in good weather and bad, eaten nothing but crackers and fried bacon, and rested little at any time; for all of whi
the surrounding fortifications. The treachery was as great as if his drawings had been valuable, which they could not have been, as we had only then commenced the detached works which were designed as a system of defences for Richmond. The following letter, written by a Virginia soldier, illustrates the kindness of manner which characterized Mr. Davis toward all subordinates. He was approachable by all, even to the lowest in rank. The latter is given in illustration. On Monday, July 22, 1861, the day after the first battle of Manassas, it was raining very hard; President Davis, Beauregard, and Johnston were holding a council of war in a tent. A young Mr. Fauntleroy, of my company, asked me to go with him on a little matter of business, not telling me what it was. He took me in the direction of the Moss mansion, and upon reaching the arched gateway we were confronted by a sentinel who promptly halted us. Fauntleroy remonstrated, telling the sentinel that he must see Pres
old.--(Doc. 116.) The Third and Fourth Regiments of Massachusetts Volunteers, who have been on duty at Fortress Monroe, Va., returned to Boston.--N. Y. Times, July 21. Major General McClellan, under instructions from the War Department at Washington, this morning left Beverly, Va., to assume the command of the Federal forces on the Potomac in Virginia. His departure was announced in the following order :-- Headquarters Department of the Ohio and Western Virginia, Beverly, July 22, 1861. In compliance with instructions which have been received from the War Department, the undersigned hereby relinquishes the command of the army of occupation of Western Virginia and the Department of Ohio. The same devolves upon Brigadier-General Rosecrans, United States Army. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General. Seth Williams, Major and Act. Asst. Adjutant-General. --Cincinnati Gazette, July 25. Caleb Lyon of Lyonsdale, presented to Mrs. Lincoln at Washington, a finely-wrough
in the regular army, resigning with the rank of captain; General Fremont, ten years continuously in the regular army, resigning with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. General Butler was commissioned under section four of an act approved July twenty-second, 1861, entitled, An act to authorize the employment of volunteers, etc. The fourth section reads, That the President shall be authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the command of the forces provided for ior can settle seniority of rank. But certainly there are many precedents which go to show that they can and do settle such questions. The Act of August sixth, 1861, made General Butler senior to brigadier-generals appointed on or after July twenty-second, 1861, and gave him his only claim to seniority upon the ground of superior rank when appointed. General Butler adds, that questions of seniority now are only useful in points of etiquette and service upon courts-martial. But these questio
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
he streets of Baltimore — the President and his Cabinet, with the General-in-chief, might have been assassinated or made prisoners, the archives and buildings of the Government seized, and Jefferson Davis proclaimed Dictator from the great eastern portico of the Capitol, where Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated only forty-five days before. These citizen soldiers well deserved the thanks of the nation voted by Congress at its called session in July following, In the House of Representatives, July 22, 1861, on motion of Hon. James Campbell, it was Resolved, That the thanks of this House are due, and are hereby tendered, to the five hundred and thirty soldiers from Pennsylvania who passed through the mob at Baltimore, and reached Washington on the 18th day of April last, for the defense of the National Capital. and a grateful people will ever delight to do homage to their patriotism. The Philadelphia Press, on the 8th of April, 1862, said:--We understand that a gentleman of high positi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
nal standard. He believed the day was lost. Why did not Early come with his three fresh regiments? He had sent him word at eleven Cavalry of Hampton's Legion. o'clock to hurry forward, and now it was three. By some mischance, the order did not reach him until two. He was on the way; but would he be up in time? Oh for four regiments! cried Johnston to Colonel Cocke, in the bitterness of his soul. Statement of an eye and ear witness, in a letter to the Richmond Despatch, dated July 22, 1861. His wish was soon more than satisfied. Just then, a cloud of dust was seen in the direction of the Manassas Gap Railway. Johnston had already been informed that United States troops were on that road. He believed Patterson had outmarched his oncoming Army of the Shenandoah, and with fresh troops would easily gain a victory for the Nationals. The story was untrue. They were Johnston's own troops, about four thousand in number, under General E. Kirby Smith, of Connecticut. They ha
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
they dreaded; so they were content to have the vanity of their followers gratified by the accident of a victory at Bull's Run, and hoped to, accomplish, by negotiation and compromise, what they could not expect to win by arms. The National Government now acted with decision and energy. General McClellan, who, with able subordinates and brave troops, had made a brilliant and successful campaign in Western Virginia, was summoned to Washington on the day after the Battle of Bull's Run, July 22, 1861. and, with the approbation of the people, who were loudly sounding his praises, he was placed in command of the shattered army at and near the seat of Government. General McDowell, like a true soldier, gracefully withdrew, and on the 25th of July, the Adjutant-General announced the creation of a Geographical Division, formed of the Departments of Washington and of Northeastern Virginia, under the young chieftain, with headquarters at Washington City. Other changes had already been de
862 1 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 2 Stone's River, Tenn. 35 Siege of Atlanta 6 Chickamauga, Ga. 47 Jonesboro, Ga. 1 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 12 Lovejoy's Station, Ga. 1 Rocky Face Ridge, Ga. 1 Spring Hill, Tenn. 23 Resaca, Ga. 8 Franklin, Tenn. 13 Adairsville, Ga. 2 Nashville, Tenn. 5 New Hope Church, Ga. 4 Place unknown 4 Pine Mountain, Ga. 2     Present, also, at Island No.10; New Madrid; Siege of Corinth; Hoover's Gap; Dandridge. notes.--Organized at Chicago, July 22, 1861, and left the State, September 21st, proceeding to St. Louis. It served in Missouri until April, 1862, when it was ordered to Corinth. During the siege of that place it was engaged in the affair at Farmington, losing 2 killed, 12 wounded, and 3 missing. After marching through Mississippi, Northern Alabama, and Tennessee, its next battle occurred at Stone's River. It was then in Roberts's Illinois Brigade, Sheridan's (3d) Division, McCook's Corps; loss, 19 killed, 96 wounded, and 46 mi
to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Arnold Elzey, Brigadier-General Commanding 4th Brigade. To Major Thomas G. Rhett, Ass't Adj't-Gen. Report of Capt. John D. Imboden, of the Staunton artillery. Manassas Junction, Va., July 22, 1861. Brigadier-General W. H. Whiting, Commanding the Third Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah: I submit the following summary report of the part taken in the engagement of yesterday, by the battery of the brigade — the Staunton Artillery--uls. Respectfully submitted, J. D. Imboden, Capt. Battery, 3d Brigade, C. S. A. --Richmond Dispatch, July 26. Report of Major Walton, of the Washington artillery. Headquarters, Washington artillery, near Stone Bridge, Bull Run, July 22, 1861. General: I have the honor to report:--On the morning of the 21st instant, (Sunday,) the battalion of Washington artillery, consisting of four companies, numbering 284 officers and men and thirteen guns--six 6-pounders, smooth bore, four 1
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