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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1,542 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 328 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 122 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 63 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 60 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 60 0 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 50 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 38 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 36 0 Browse Search
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ires to go back to his army in Virginia. General Johnston urges him to stay and assume command at Cd Donelson to force a battle upon Grant. General Johnston fears the risk of such a movement, and ader to were all unfounded, and the matters General Johnston and myself had to communicate, through yobetween the 15th and 16th—as mentioned in General Johnston's telegram—the commanding officers, regaracy. A cry of condemnation arose against General Johnston, upon whom, as commander of the Western D save the cause from irretrievable loss. General Johnston, with that elevation of mind and uncomplat have been made before the 17th: whereas General Johnston had, at Bowling Green, on the 7th, about umbus, in the defensive line then held by General Johnston. It was, therefore, deeply to be regrett works might have been constructed, after General Johnston's assumption of command, at the narrowest immediately exposed, the only course for General Johnston was to concentrate, at the proper time, a[14 more...]<
Columbus. Governor Harris of Tennessee. General Johnston retreating towards Stevenson, along the N makes use of the discretion given him by General Johnston. his plan of operations. Believes succee similar inquiries of the President and Generals Johnston and Pillow, so as to enable him to rallyus; but his communication of that date to General Johnston, having been referred to the former, and t yet directly assumed command, requested General Johnston, in accordance with his letter of the 12torces, on the defensive line laid down by General Johnston, as shown by the memorandum of the 7th, tcise of that full discretion given him by General Johnston's telegrams of February 16th and 18th, tcould have been made in the memorandum of General Johnston's strategic movements, so often alluded tfterwards General) S. W. Ferguson went to General Johnston and Governor Harris, at Murfreesboroa; Li as no further opposition was offered. General Johnston, who was then at Murfreesboroa, reorganiz[12 more...]
nsive movement by the enemy. danger of isolation for General Johnston. General Beauregard's letter to him. the great batt of the controversy to be fought at or near Corinth. General Johnston accedes to General Beauregard's request, and begins aof an attack upon that place, that he had telegraphed General Johnston for a brigade to be sent there, as soon as possible, see River, which might result in completely isolating General Johnston's forces, General Beauregard, who now had the assuran2d of March despatched Captain Otey, of his staff, to General Johnston, with written evidence of the enemy's threatening intsame day, and to the same effect, he also telegraphed General Johnston, reaffirming the urgency of a junction at Corinth, antanooga, by order of the War Department, to reinforce General Johnston, then moving upon Stevenson, and about the dispositiements coming from the adjacent States. On the 3d, General Johnston, through Colonel Mackall, A. A. G., replied, from She
the troops we had to oppose them. what General Johnston thought of Bolivar as a base of operationd efficient Assistant Adjutant-General of General Johnston's army, was selected to command at Madridtions for offensive operations. In fact, General Johnston, regarding Corinth as too close to the Ten contrast with the assertions of some of General Johnston's panegyrists, that, as early as January,osed. General Beauregard differed with General Johnston on that allimportant subject, because, whto be joined, before the end of March, by General Johnston's command, of about thirteen thousand menvements of concentration were approved by General Johnston, but had received no encouragement from tined at Nashville, a passive spectator of General Johnston's slow and quiet retreat, first to Murfre, under General O. M. Mitchell, to pursue General Johnston and destroy the Memphis and Charleston Ratrate all his forces. He therefore urged General Johnston to join him at Corinth at the earliest mo
Chapter 19: Arrival of General Johnston at Corinth. position of his troops on the 27th Jordan's statement of his interview with General Johnston on that occasion. special orders no. 8, ill be without an argument. Soon after General Johnston's arrival, and in the course of his first the best plan of organizing our forces. General Johnston readily agreed to what General Beauregardhe Mississippi, which, upon submission to General Johnston, was signed by the latter, without the sl was able to shape the order in question, General Johnston and, soon thereafter, General Bragg, camehe order with the necessary precision. General Johnston weighed all that was said with much delibhat time from General Bragg himself, that General Johnston had said, soon after his arrival at Corinroduced a visible effect on all present. General Johnston, although shaken, after some reflection chless with astonishment when brought to Generals Johnston and Beauregard, at beholding so large a [26 more...]
ides. triumphant advance of our troops. General Johnston in command of the right and centre. Geneurst of the storm. Shortly before this General Johnston, meeting General Beauregard near the form's staff, now came in with a message from General Johnston, informing him that General Hardee's lineuarter. But later a courier came in from General Johnston, with information that the enemy was not le some distance off, on the right flank, General Johnston led Chalmers's and Jackson's brigades backson's brigade opening the conflict under General Johnston's personal order. Report of Colonel Jorrying on the attack against Stuart under General Johnston. The contest now went on in all parts aged with those of Hurlbut and Prentiss. General Johnston had been some three quarters of an hour i a battery on their immediate left, found General Johnston wounded. This was between two and halfpaf the field at half-past 2, shortly after General Johnston's withdrawal, and finding Breckinridge's [5 more...]
noon of the 7th, it must have been made very cautiously, for the Confederates were not at all disturbed in their slow and quiet retreat. General Breckinridge, commanding the reserve, bivouacked for the night near the former headquarters of Generals Johnston and Beauregard, on the night of the 5th, at about one and a half miles from the battle-field. The next morning (on the 8th) he fell back to a position only three miles farther to the rear, where he remained undisturbed for several days, wie opportunity of striking another blow at their antagonists. The loss on the Confederate side was unusually heavy, but this was due to the fact that it had been the assailant all day on the 6th, and very often on the 7th. The army under Generals Johnston and Beauregard had gone into the battle with thirty-nine thousand six hundred and thirty men of all arms and condition, and it received no reinforcements during the two days fight, except Colonel Hill's Tennessee regiment, which reached the
entaries on the battle of Shiloh: I. Why Generals Johnston and Beauregard did not sooner move the a day of the battle, and, when informed of General Johnston's death, quietly remained where he was, waiting the issue of events.> I. Generals Johnston and Beauregard have both been censured for lable at that time; and he also requested General Johnston, who was then at Murfreesboroa, retiring,th, at the proper time. To this request, General Johnston willingly acceded. By the 27th of Marcing the night of the 5th in fancied security, Johnston's army of forty thousand men was in close prohad had time to carry out his intention, Generals Johnston and Beauregard—guarding well the crossin but when the request was made unanimous, General Johnston urging, you consented, on condition that d was held by the corps commanders and by General Johnston himself. They illustrate and explain thelock A. M., on the 6th—had any officer of General Johnston's staff been sent to General Beauregard, [3 more...]<
auregard, exhibiting the general plans of operations adopted by General A. S. Johnston at that time; Chapter XV: p. 220. to General Beauregard's letter to General Johnston, dated February 12th, 1862; Ibid. p. 221. to the telegram of the Secretary of War, dated February 19th, authorizing the evacuation of Columbus, as suggest whose promotion he had long been urging, and who, he knew, would have fulfilled all his expectations, had it been possible sooner to secure his services. General Johnston sustained the application, but could not spare Brigadier-General Mackall, until his own and General Beauregard's forces were united at Corinth, which only oth the difficulties of the situation, and successfully direct any and all movements originating within the limits of his military district. The telegrams of General Johnston, dated February 16th and 18th, confirm this interpretation. You must do as your judgment dictates. And again: You must now act as seems best to you. The se
were also nearer to the Tuscumbia Creek, which afforded a good line to retire behind, whenever it should become necessary to abandon Corinth. If a stronger line could have been taken in the vicinity of Corinth, answering the same purposes, Generals Johnston, Bragg, and myself were unable to discover it. Question No. 4.—What was the cause of the sickness at Camp Corinth? Would it have been avoided by occupying the higher grounds in front? Has it been avoided by retiring to the present posifurnished to the troops being often not fit to eat), also the almost total want of fresh beef and vegetables, beef having been furnished once a week or every ten days, instead of five times a week as ordered. The Commissary-General assured General Johnston, a few days before the battle of Shiloh, that he had made ample provisions for the supply of fresh beef to this army, requested that the matter should be left solely to his own (Colonel Northrop's) agents; this supply has since been ascertai
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