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ts arrival. At the same time he suggested to Johnston that he concentrate his army at the Aldie gaped his efforts to secure the early arrival of Johnston's forces, intending, with their help, to takes Gap railroad, hoping by so doing to prevent Johnston from joining Beauregard. This plan of engageld on and await reinforcements, which he knew Johnston was sending, for the final struggle, but to ade from McLean's ford, which, by direction of Johnston, swept around the rear of the woods through wed over the immediate command of the field to Johnston, who had generously left it in his hands up tt once returned, and, after consultation with Johnston, it was decided that he should take the brigaut 10 p. m., he found President Davis and General Johnston. The former had arrived from Richmond laen and 30 guns; and 18,000 men and 21 guns of Johnston's and Beauregard's Confederate divisions, thethe 21st. It appears to rest mainly upon General Johnston and President Davis, their excuses being [24 more...]
unattached regiments of infantry, and the numerous bodies of cavalry and artillery in his division, on the 5th of August McClellan called upon his outposts for information concerning the Confederate forces in his front. On the 25th of August a scout was sent into Virginia from the Great Falls, some 15 miles above Washington, with which Stuart had combat; on the 27th and 28th skirmishes took place at Bailey's and Ball's cross roads with the scouting parties of that vigilant eyes-and-ears of Johnston's command, in the immediate vicinity of Washington; and again on the 31st at Munson's hill, on the Leesburg turnpike, and along the Little river, or Fairfax turnpike, short distances from Alexandria. On the 2d of September a skirmish with Evans' cavalry occurred near Harper's Ferry; on the 4th, Stuart, with five field guns, shelled McCall's brigade at the Great Falls of the Potomac; on the 10th there was skirmishing at Lewinsville, a short distance beyond the northwestern fortifications of
th Carolina cavalry, under Col. Robert Ransom, and stampeded. Ransom reported the capture of 26 prisoners, and a considerable number of horses, sabers and carbines. The attention of the government was invited to these successful affairs by General Johnston. Skirmishes followed, of like character, near Dranesville on the 26th, near Fairfax on the 27th, and at Annandale, December 2d. Gen. S. G. French, stationed at Evansport, reported on December 15th that his position had been under fire 143 wounded and 8 missing. The return of the department of Northern Virginia, Gen. J. E. Johnston commanding, for December, showed for the Potomac district, General Beauregard, aggregate infantry, cavalry and artillery, present and absent, 68,047; aggregate present, 55,165; effective total, 44,563. The forces in the Valley district, General Jackson, were reported at 12,922 present; in the Aquia district, General Holmes, 8,244, raising the aggregate present of Johnston's command to 76,331.
upon the Valley for the purpose of seizing, fortifying and holding Winchester, and thus dominating all of northeastern Virginia, and at the same time threatening Johnston's position at Manassas. These intentions of the enemy were speedily frustrated by Jackson, when, on the 1st of January, 1862, a bright and pleasant day, his armd accept his resignation from the army, writing in this connection, With such interference in my command I cannot expect to be of much service in the field. General Johnston detained Jackson's letter to Benjamin, which had been sent through him as his immediate commander, and urged Jackson to reconsider it. Governor Letcher, learred to a new command, and the Tennessee, Georgia and Arkansas troops that had been with him were gradually taken away and joined to the other forces constituting Johnston's right wing near Centreville and Manassas, leaving only Virginia troops, those of Garnett's, Burks', and Taliaferro's brigades in the Valley with Jackson. The
left stranded in the Valley 60,000 of its best men, during a month and a half of this quarter of a year. First Magruder, and then J. E. Johnston, had delayed and badly damaged the march of the main body, under the leadership of McClellan in person, on the Peninsula, keeping him back with fierce blows at Williamsburg, Yorktown and Eltham's landing, and by a bold front at Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, held him hesitating in sight of Richmond. Lee, taking immediate command after the wounding of Johnston, had gathered from all directions his scattered forces, hurled them fiercely upon Mc-Clellan's lines and intrenchments, and after seven days of fierce contention at Ellison's mill, Gaines' mill, Charles City cross-roads and Malvern hill, had driven him back, followed by dire disaster, and left him stranded on the banks of the James with a loss of 16,000 men. The heroic struggles had cost Lee 20,000 of his brave Confederates, but had relieved his capital. Calmly reviewing these stirring e
ng the line, giving orders as occasion required in the name of General Johnston, and at one time having with him and under his direction the cd appointed chief engineer of the army of Northern Virginia, under Johnston, and was commended for his skillful and devoted services both in hoperations in the Carolinas against Sherman, arid surrendered with Johnston in April, 1865. After the war he was occupied as a civil and miniroughout the war. He became the eye of the army under Jackson and Johnston, so effectually that Johnston afterward wrote im from the West: HoJohnston afterward wrote im from the West: How can I eat, sleep or rest in peace without you upon the outpost. He screened Johnston's movement to Manassas, and in the fighting of July 21Johnston's movement to Manassas, and in the fighting of July 21st made an effective charge, of which Early wrote: Stuart did as much toward saving the battle of First Manassas as any subordinate who particary 1, 1865, to the rank of major-general. After the surrender of Johnston's army, he returned to Gloucester, Va., where he completed his lon