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Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 67 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 33 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 29 3 Browse Search
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Fannie A. Beers, Memories: a record of personal exeperience and adventure during four years of war. 17 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 14 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 1 Browse Search
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rt in an open field near Casey's Headquarters, and his encampment was called so after them. 'Tis a pretty name enough, but I think, as we defeated them so utterly, they should have left naming the field to us. It would have looked more modest. Johnston calls it the Battle of Chickahominy, from the river that runs across our front and to their rear. It was up this river that the celebrated Captain John Smith sailed when captured by, Indians in early days. These banks were the hunting-groundslsehood and hypocrisy cannot last long, although I believe if the enemy were whipped out of their boots they would still shout victory, victory, as loudly as ever. There is no doubt that poor old Casey was sadly out-generalled and beaten by Johnston, but had not our attack been delayed on the right and left, we should have driven them all into the river. Did you hear that we captured Casey's private papers, public documents, etc.? It is so. A young man in the Twelfth Mississippi seized th
g time our cause seemed one of Herculean labor, and devoid of prospective success. “Lee, for instance, was considered one of the finest engineers in the service, and was second only to Scott in the estimation and love of the people. Albert Sydney Johnston stood perhaps higher as an active commander, but few, if any, surpassed him in a thorough knowledge of his profession, or greater ability in council. His property and effects were in Northern hands; he was offered chief command in the field; but he abandoned all, and, bereft of every thing, offered himself to his native State. Johnston, Beauregard, Van Dorn, Evans, Longstreet, Ewell, and a host of others, made similar sacrifices, and for a long time were without any settled rank or command. They had to fight their way up, and have successfully done so. The same may be said of the navy. Lynch, Tatnall, Ingraham, Hollins, and others, followed their illustrious example. Maury — the world-renowed Maury-had all to lose and nothi
firing like madmen. Brigadier-General Daniel P. Whiting is a native of New-York, about fifty years of age, small in stature, thin, wiry, and active, an excellent officer in any department, and, though always in the infantry, proved himself an admirable engineer, by fortifying Harper's Ferry, in May, 1861. He entered the old service Second Lieutenant Second Infantry, July first, 1832; was Brevet Major April eighteenth, 1847; and full Major when hostilities commenced. He was assigned to Johnston's command in the Shenandoah Valley, May, 1861, as chief engineer there-Johnston on many occasions testifying to his merit and industry. In the absence of General Gustavus Smith, Whiting always commanded the division, and proved himself an officer of great ability at Seven Pines, where he commanded the left attack. At the battle of Gaines's Mills he won immortal honor by the skilful manner of handling his division; and to cheer on the men sprang to the front on foot, cap in hand, fighting
e fleet night bombardment of Vicksburgh flight of the Federals capture of a Federal despatch boat. Dear Friend: My last letter contained details of the battle of Shiloh on the first and second day; of the first day's victory, of Albert Sydney Johnston's death; and of our reverse and retreat on the second day, before the combined armies of Buell and Grant. I also informed you that the retreat was covered by General Breckinridge, with his Kentuckians, and of the admirable manner in whicelessness, this celebrated retreat would perhaps stand unrivalled in the history of warfare, as being the most secret, successful, and disastrous blow which a feeble army ever dealt to an all-powerful and confident enemy. Your description of Johnston's retreat from Manassas leads me to believe that Beauregard was desirous of emulating your commander; the result at any rate does him infinite credit. Halleck had stored his camps with immense supplies; he had destroyed hundreds of horses, wag
The camp at Harper's Ferry is broken up. General Johnston knows why; I am sure that I do not. He isnsburg and Shepherdstown in large force. General Johnston immediately drew up his army at a place chester for the last two days, at Dr. S's. General Johnston's army encamped at The Lick. Some Southetaken possession of Martinsburg, and that General Johnston had sent Colonel Stuart, with his cavalrytill rages. Winchester is fortified, and General Johnston has been reinforced. He now awaits Generthe turnpike. We soon found the whole of General Johnston's army was passing by, on its way to joinrefreshments. While halting at Millwood, General Johnston announced to them that General Beauregard has gone to join McDowell. I trust that General Johnston may get there in time. They were passingsfied that he was so completely foiled by General Johnston. General Johnston was fighting the battleGeneral Johnston was fighting the battle of Manassas before General P. knew that he had left the Valley. The rumour that he had gone to joi
, 1862. Our victory at Shiloh complete, but General Albert Sydney Johnston was killed. The nation mourns him as one of och they did in good order. This was done by order of General Johnston, should Buell reinforce Grant. They are now at Corinal is so dependent, to be free from private anxiety. General Johnston is falling back from Yorktown, not intending to fight fall of that boy I thank God that he had no mother. General Johnston still falls back, leaving the revered Alma Mater of ozens, are now reduced to couples. It is said that General Johnston, by an admirable series of manoeuvres, is managing toheart be raised to the God of battles. Evening. General Johnston brought in wounded, not mortally, but painfully, in t miles from Richmond. General Lee is ordered to take General Johnston's place. The fight may be renewed to-morrow. Ju 1, 1862. The loss yesterday comparatively small. General Johnston had managed his command with great success and abilit
ay be so! May 20th, 1863. I feel depressed to-night. Army news from the South bad. General Pemberton has been repulsed between Jackson and Vicksburg. General Johnston is there; I hope, by the mercy of God, he may be able to keep the enemy out of Vicksburg. Besides the depressing news, the day has been distressing in the hn sent against it; we await its fate with breathless anxiety. May 25th, 1863. The enemy repulsed at Vicksburg, though it is still in a state of siege. General Johnston is there, and we hope that the best means will be used to save that heroic little city; and we pray that God may bless the means used. A friend called thf war, from the strife of man, and from the curse of sin forever. I remember so well when, during our stay in Winchester, the first summer of the war, while General Johnston's army was stationed near there, how he, and so many others, would come in to see us, with their yet unfaded suits of gray-already sunburnt and soldier-like,
he Monumental Church this morning. Mr. -- read the service, and Mr. Johnston, of Alexandria, preached. Wednesday, may 11, 1864. The lasto Waynesborough, leaving Staunton in the hands of the enemy. General Johnston is doing well in Georgia. Oh, that he may use up Sherman entit a word, conveying blame of the President for having removed General Johnston. This blame always irritates me, because the public became so impatient at General Johnston's want of action, that they were clamorous for his removal. For weeks the President was abused without measurem. The same people who a month ago curled the lip in scorn at General Johnston's sloth and want of energy, and praised General Hood's course able Brigadier, but his promotion was most unfortunate ; while General Johnston's Fabian policy is now pronounced the very thing for the situaic infallibility of the conduct of the President, General Lee, General Johnston, General Hampton, General Beauregard, General Wise, together
, sleeping for sorrow? or are they moving southward triumphantly, to join General Johnston, still able and willing — ah, far more than willing — to avenge their coun and self-denial could do has been done. We do not yet give up all hope. General Johnston is in the field, but there are thousands of the enemy to his tens. The cintry, no government, no future. I cannot, like some others, look with hope on Johnston's army. He will do what he can; but ah, what can he do? Our anxiety now is te is full of enthusiasm and visions of coming success, and is bent on joining Johnston. Dear boy, his hopeful spirit has infected me, and aroused a hope which I am il 28th, 1865. We have no mail communication, and can hear nothing from General Johnston. We go on as usual, but are almost despairing. Dear M., in her sadness, ned with glory. But not yet — I cannot feel that all is over yet. May 4, 1865. General Johnston surrendered on the 26th of April. My native land, good-ni
es, declaring all offices, civil and military, vacant and no longer existing, and making provision for the government of the Territory until such time as the Confederate Congress may otherwise provide. Col. Baylor, as Governor of the Territory, has also appointed a Seeretary of the Territory, Attorney-General, and other officers.--Lieut. R. H. Brewer, late of the first regiment of the United States Dragoons, has arrived in New Orleans, and informs the Picayune that on the 5th ultimo, Gen. A. S. Johnston, who arrived from California, was at Picach, about five miles north of Mesilla, in command of the Confederate forces, which command, tendered by Lieut.-Col. Baylor, the General had accepted. The Confederate forces numbered about five hundred men, and had four pieces of artillery. They were awaiting the approach of four companies of Federal troops (two companies of dragoons and two companies of infantry) under command of Lieut. Moore. Forts Breckinridge and Buchanan had been destroy
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