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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
October, 1861. The forces of which General Johnston is the Commander-in-Chief, have been reor the last under the command of Gen.Holmes, Gen. Johnston of course remains Commander in Chief of thoops belong, as far as practicable. Generals Johnston and Beauregard have long felt the necessDowell, urgently asking for a junction of General Johnston's forces with his own, and continued to mstate that his plan of battle assigned to General Johnston an attack on the enemy on the left at or is movement was superintended in person by Gen. Johnston, Gen. Beauregard remaining to direct the m He acknowledges the great generosity of General Johnston, in fully according to him (Gen. B.) the e, and in the effective cooperation which General Johnston so chivalrously extended to him on that ed on 21st, to 27,000, which includes 6,200 of Johnston's army, and 1,700 brought up by General Holmeengthy, and is accompanied by another from Gen. Johnston, giving an account of the movements of his[1 more...]
Rumored Appointments. It was extensively reported yesterday and believed in some quarters, that the Hon. John C. Breckinridge had received the appointment of Secretary of War. We are not prepared to vouch for the accuracy of the report, for no official announcement has yet been made; but if there is no legal obstacle arising out of the fact that Mr. Breckinridge is a citizen of a State not yet a member of the Confederacy, his appointment to the high and responsible position would meet with universal approval. It was also currently reported last evening that the President had appointed Gen. Jos E. Johnston to the command of the entire Confederate forces in the Northern department of Virginia. This is slow rumor, for Gen. J. has held that position for some time past.
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
a letter from a staff officer of the Army of the Potomac: My note has been detained, and in the meantime I have seen as article in the Mercury of the 24th of September, named, "Justice to our Generals on the Potomac." Gen. Beauregard called my attention to it, and authorized me to deny unequivocally the assertion that "he had applied to President Davis for leave to advance on the enemy and that it had been refused." I have the means of knowing, and have good reason to believe that Gens. Johnston, Beauregard, and Smith, are in full accord with the President (who is now here,) as to the policy of the existing operations of the army. A patriotic man The Macon Telegraph, of Monday last, says: We were introduced yesterday to Col. John Smith, of Wilkinson, who offers, in his own example, a bright illustration of patriotic devotion to the country. He is a planter of considerable wealth--sixty years of age.--stalwart in frame, and with a body still sound and vigorous.