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John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 14: Manassas. (search)
r twenty thousand, was posted at the various fords of Bull Run, in a line some eight miles long, and extending from the Manassas Railroad to the Stone Bridge on the Warrenton turnpike. At Union Mills Ford, Ewell's brigade of three regiments; at McLean's Ford, Jones' brigade of three regiments; at Blackburn's Ford, Longstreet's brigade of five regiments; above Mitchell's Ford, Bonham's brigade of five regiments; at Lewis' Ford, Cocke's brigade of portions of six regiments; at Stone Bridge, Evans' demi-brigade of a regiment and a half; Early's brigade of four regiments was posted as a reserve in rear and support of Longstreet and Jones. All the above, together with some seven other regiments and portions, not brigaded, con-stituted Beauregard's Army of the Potomac. His official report states the total effective, on the morning of the battle (July 21st), to have been 21,833, and 29 guns, Holmes' brigade, an independent command ordered up from Acquia Creek, consisted of two regiments
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 15: Bull Run. (search)
mber had been felled to form a heavy abattis behind the bridge; but Evans, the rebel officer in charge, had only a regiment and a half, with the bridge, and began his demonstration; but made it so feebly that Evans soon became convinced no real assault was intended; and having learnter's path. The Union approach having become plainly discernible, Evans posted his eleven companies on the ridge immediately north of the Wliberation and a united onset, these would easily have brushed away Evans' thin line; but, in the delay incident to the first actual experime Bee, hurried up and formed to the right and a little in advance of Evans' original line, while Imboden's battery of four guns took position an attack, however, was now no longer necessary. We have seen how Evans had withdrawn to oppose Hunter; and the four companies he left behing's Branch was a higher and stronger position than that from which Evans and Bee had been driven. Its crest ran in a westerly curve from th
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
Declaration of Causes by South Carolina, 5 et seq. Dennison, Governor, 140 Dix, Secretary John A., 33, 76, 208 Doubleday, Captain (afterward General) Abner, 29, 64 Douglas, Stephen A., adherents of, 8; his interview with President Lincoln, 76 Dogan Heights, 191 Duke, Captain, 117 Dumont, Colonel, 143, 15 E. Ellsworth, Col. E. E., 110 et seq.; shot at Alexandria, 113; buried from the White House, 114 Ellsworth's Zouaves, 110 Elzey, General, 194 Evans, Colonel, 183 Evarts, Wm. M., 76 Everett, Edward, 76 F. Falling Waters, W. Va., skirmish at, 162 Federal Hill, Baltimore, 108 Field, David Dudley, 76 Fitzpatrick, Senator, 37 Florida, attitude of, with regard to secession, 2, 8; secession of, 14 Floyd, Secretary, 6, 17, 20, 23 et seq., 26, 30; his malfeasance in office, 31; resigns, 32 Follansbee, Captain, 86 et seq. Foster, Captain, 28, 63 Fox, Captain G. V., 51; sails in command of expedition for relief of Fo