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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
sink, manned by different men! I hear nothing more about Gen. Breckinridge as Mr. Seddon's successor, but he is the guest of the old law Congressmen oppose the acceptance of the portfolio of war by Gen. Breckinridge. Whoever accepts it must reform the conscription businessgnation again, or to hold on until --all is accomplished. Gen. Breckinridge, it is said, requires the removal of Northrop, before his accl-in-chief, and depriving Gen. Bragg of his staff. Major-Gen. Jno. C. Breckinridge has been appointed Secretary of War. May our success (almost) toward the President's office, to pick up news. He and Breckinridge were old rivals in the United States. The Enquirer seems in listening to Blair's propositions. Judge Campbell thinks Gen. Breckinridge will not make a good Secretary of War, as he is not a man of e were visibly going down. Although it is understood that Gen. Breckinridge has been confirmed by the Senate, he has not yet taken his se
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
applauding listeners, and Governor Smith speaks to-night. Gen. Breckinridge is here and will take his seat to-morrow. Every effort will the Commissary Department is inefficiently administered. Gen. Breckinridge is in his office to-day. A scramble is going on by the yoe-and soon. Gen. Wise sent me a letter of introduction to Gen. Breckinridge yesterday. I sent it in to-day. I want the system of passpohe rest, the very men the bill was intended to remove! Alas for Breckinridge and independence 1 The following dispatch has just been recet madness! Under which King, Benzonian? The President and Gen. Breckinridge rode out to Camp Lee yesterday, and mingled with the returneding of Lieut.-Col. Ruffin. He always looks down and darkly. Gen. Breckinridge seems to have his heart in the causenot his soul in his pockedown thirty days, our cause would assume a new phase. He thinks Breckinridge will make a successful Secretary. The President and Gen. Lee
amburg at 3 o'clock yesterday evening. Jno. C. Breckinridge. headquarters, Richmond, Va., March wen's brigade 1,744 2,199 3,029 Reserve (Breckinridge's) Corps 2,691 3,422 4,785 Forrest's cavossing of the Purdy and Ridge roads. General Breckinridge has not yet arrived from Burnsville, anorinth, April 4, 1862--10.40 a. m. Brigadier-General Breckinridge: General: General Hardee and Getime you will occupy the ground between General Breckinridge's left and Owl Creek. Respectfully, ve not yet found one. Respectfully, Jno. C. Breckinridge, Brigadier-General, C. S. Army. [Fie circumstances I think it unnecessary that Breckinridge's division should remain where it is to-nigk, however, that it would be preferable for Breckinridge's division to remove its encampment to the two companies? I hear nothing from Polk or Breckinridge, though their baggage trains are ahead of md to leave there to-morrow night. Polk and Breckinridge are both behind, though a portion of the la[21 more...]
regiments of Tennessee volunteers now under his command. 2d. Brigadier-General Trapier will be relieved from duty with the First Corps and will report to General Bragg. 3d. Brigadier-Generals Hawes and Helm will report for duty to Major-General Breckinridge. 4th. Blythe's regiment Mississippi and Marks' Eleventh Louisiana Volunteers are transferred from the First to the Second Army Corps. 5th. Robertson's regiment Alabama Volunteers, instead of being consolidated with the Sixteenth Regiment Alabama Volunteers, is transferred to Major-General Breckinridge's command, with its present organization. 6th. The Seventh Kentucky and Sixth Mississippi Volunteers are transferred to the reserve. II. The chief of artillery, Colonel Gill, will inspect the batteries of this army and organize them forthwith as follows: 1st. One battery of four guns to each brigade, each battery to consist either of four rifled guns or four smooth-bore guns, two of which shall be howitzers, ex
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last letters and telegrams of the Confederacy—Correspondence of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
Mill. Papers, April, 1865. They did not come. Greensboroa, Apl. 26, 7 A. M. General J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary War,—I am going to meet General Sherman at the same place. J. E. Johnston, General Greensboroa, April 24th. Hon. Jno. C. Breckinridge, Sec. War,—I telegraphed you yesterday that Gen'l Sherman informed me he expected his messenger to return from Washington to-day. Please answer. J. E. Johnston, General Greensboroa, Apl. 24th. Hon. J. C. Breckinridge,—Gen'l JohnGeneral Stoneman. (Signed) J. E. Johnston. I have sent a flag of truce, with a letter of General Cooper, to General Stoneman. Yours, respectfully, William J. Hoke, Colonel Com. Post. Catawba Bridge, 28th April, 1865. Hon. Jno. C. Breckinridge, Sec'y of War: My Dear Sir,— I send you a dispatch just received with instructions to deliver it without delay. I have heard nothing from General Wade Hampton except what is mentioned in the enclosed dispatch. I have answered him a
J W Allen, slightly; J T Edwards, do; C Courtney, do; S Jacobs, do; J G Kemper, severely; Sergt W M Embrey, do. A victory in the Valley. The popular mind was rendered jubilant yesterday morning by the receipt of the dispatch from Gen. Breckinridge, which we publish elsewhere. The location of this fight is about half way between Winchester and Staunton. The battle extended over a distance of about nine miles. From the following dispatch it will be seen that the Lexington Cadets bore an important part in the contest: Staunton, May 10, 1864. To Gen. W. H. Richardson: The corps of Cadets were with General Breckinridge in the fight with Sigel yesterday at New Market, and behaved splendidly. They lost five killed and fifteen wounded, to will Cadets Corbett, Jones, Crockett, McDowell, and Stanard, killed; and Cadets Carnell, Stuart, Bill, Randolph, Johnson, Dillard, Berkeley, Wise, Triplett, Marshall, Shriver, Watson, Reid, Turner and Whitson, Wounded. H. M. Bett,
Cheering news from the Shenandoah Valley--Sigel's column defeated with heavy loss. [official Dispatch.] New Market, May 16--7 A. M. To Gen. S. Cooper: This morning, two miles above New Market, my command met the enemy, under Gen. Sigel, advancing up the Valley, and defeated him with heavy loss. The action has just closed at Shenandoah river. The enemy fled across the north fork of the Shenandoah, burning the bridge behind him. Jno. C. Breckinridge, Major General Commanding.
Breckinridge's victory. We received yesterday early in the day the gratifying news that Gen. Breckinridge had whipped the German Red Republican Gen. Sigel, in a fight which took place near New Market, in Shenandoah county. His forces must have been badly routed, as they are represented as fleeing from the field across the north branch of the Shenandoah, which was near at hand, and burning the bridge after them. Of the relative number of men engaged in the battle we are not in formed. BuGen. Breckinridge had whipped the German Red Republican Gen. Sigel, in a fight which took place near New Market, in Shenandoah county. His forces must have been badly routed, as they are represented as fleeing from the field across the north branch of the Shenandoah, which was near at hand, and burning the bridge after them. Of the relative number of men engaged in the battle we are not in formed. But it must have been extraordinary if the enemy did not outnumber us.--Sigel's column was a part of the combined movement for our final subjugation, as was also Averill's. Both of them have been defeated, and thus falls three of the minor heads of the monster, Sheridan's raid constituting the third. The brave Confederates are lopping them off one after another. Let us hope that in a few days at least some of the larger ones, with more force and vitality, will fall to the ground and be crushed
Gen. Sigel. We believe that the fight with General Breckinridge was the first in which our forces have met Sigel in an independent command. He is the pride of his countrymen at the North, and of that school of agitators known as Red Republicans. He has been of great service to the treacherous Yankees in recruiting among foreigners from the European continent, to fill up the Federal armies sent to desolate the South. Like most of the leading agitators and political anarchists from Europe, he has certain ideas for the good of mankind — schemes which invariably propose social and pecuniary advantages to particular parties, at the expense of other people. Sigel, true to the selfish character of the school to which he belongs, avowed his object in entering this war to be to establish a German preponderance and control in the political and social system of the United States. His countrymen have concurred in his views, and have entered the United States army in immense numbers. Th