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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 342 4 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 333 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 292 10 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. 278 8 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 5 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 267 45 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 263 15 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 252 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 228 36 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 228 22 Browse Search
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in the duties of soldiers till September, when we were ordered to join the rightof General Joseph E. Johnston's Army at Dumfries. Honorable L. I. Wigfall had been appointed Brigadier General and assih to Yorktown, at which place we arrived a few days prior to the 17th of April, the date of General Johnston's assumption of the command of all the forces on the Peninsula. I was here placed in reser service on the right. Our loss was slight, whereas that of the enemy was quite severe. General Johnston states in his Narrative that if Northern publications of that period are to be relied upon, Law's brigade came in contact with the Federals as my troops would soon have done, had not General Johnston, in person, unfortunately changed my direction by ordering me to move off by the right flanthwith, as our troops on the left required support, and, at the same time, informed me that General Johnston had been wounded. I immediately started back, but nightfall approached before I was enable
of our history, commanded my admiration; he was not only battling with enemies abroad, but with a turbulent Congress at home. It was during our pleasant excursions round Richmond that he imparted to me his purpose to largely re-enforce General J. E. Johnston's Army at Dalton, for the object of moving in the early Spring to the rear of the Federal Army, then concentrating at Chattanooga. He also expressed a desire to send me to command a corps under General Johnston. I was deeply impressed wo leave General Lee and the troops with whom I had served for so long a period. I was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, left Richmond about the 1st of February, arrived at Dalton, Georgia, on the 4th, and reported for duty to General J. E. Johnston. A short time before leaving the Capital General Breckinridge, whilst we were together in my room at the Spotswood Hotel, approached the seat I was occupying, and placed his hands upon my head, saying, My dear Hood, here you are belove
joy Station: General:--My appointment was dated 1st June. I took command a few days thereafter, relieving General Wayne, who returned to the duties of his office as Adjutant and Inspector General of the State. The force then in the field was composed entirely of State officers, civil and military. They had been formed into two brigades of three regiments each, and one battalion of artillery, making in all a little over three thousand (3000). The command had reported for duty to General J. E. Johnston, and had been ordered to guard the crossings of the Chattahoocnee river from Boswell Bridge to West Point. These troops were far superior to those usually found in the ranks of the militia, as they weie composed of the civil and military officers of the State, and were possessed of more pride and intelligence. They could have performed noble service in well-constructed redoubts in Mill Creek and Snake Creek Gaps; would have proved the equal of regulars in those positions, and ha
observations, I am forced to believe that General Johnston makes an error in his book in discreditint heard of the celebrated battle order of General Johnston. I refer to that order in which it was age of his position. I have heard that General Johnston, in his history of the war, says you were in rear of the town, this General writes: Johnston's Narrative, page 323. The Federal artill The truth is, General Shoupe reported to General Johnston that a large portion of the ridge he propsent at the time the conversation between General Johnston and myself took place, and strongly suppout poorly harmonizes with the following : Johnston's Narrative, pages 323, 324. On reachingting, however, for the sake of argument, that Johnston intended to fight when in position on the unt I am most truly yours, A. M. Polk. General Johnston, as evidence that without any proviso we t we are both to blame for not permitting General Johnston to fight, when he was so desirous to deli[20 more...]
Chapter 6: Reply to General Johnston Cassville. When the preceding chapter was written, setting forth my most positive denial of General Johnston's sGeneral Johnston's statements in regard to that which he avers to have been said by General Polk and myself, at Polk's headquarters, during this important council; and when I charged GenGeneral Johnston with the suppression of the most important part of the recommendations made to him by each of us, I was under the impression that only Johnston, Polk anJohnston, Polk and I were present in the room during the discussion. Fortunately, however, the complete vindication of my assertion has arisen from a source I little expected. In ads d'armee, and who was present, in the room, during the council of war held by Johnston, Polk, and myself, with map and measurement of angles of the position in queste Confederate Armies of Tennessee and Mississippi, under the command of General J. E. Johnston, and the Federal Army under General Sherman, were manoeuvring in the ne
decided. The, following extract from a letter of Lieutenant General A. P. Stewart will show that I was desirous General Johnston should remain in command: St. Louis, August 7th, 1872. General J. B. Hood. my Dear General:--Your letter of the 25th ultimo was received some days since, and I avail myself of the first opportunity to answer it. You ask me to send you a statement setting forth the facts as you (I) understand them, of the circumstances attending the removal of General J. E. Johnston from the command of our Army in Georgia, in 1864, and my appointment to succeed him. It gives me pleasure to comply with your request. * * * Monday morning,(July i8th,)you will remember we met about sunrise in the road near Johnston's headquarters; and I then informed you of the object of seeking an interview, and that was that we should all three unite in an effort to prevail on General Johnston to withhold the order, and retain command of the Army until the impending battle should
our military opinion upon this subject is that in General Jos. E. Johnston's forthcoming book appears the following statement: Johnston's Narrative, pages 350, 351. In transferring the command to General Hood I explained my plans to him. Fi they could have been expected to accomplish all that General Johnston seems to have anticipated, i. e., man so long a line d when, as you will remember, within three days after General Johnston relinquished the command, the enemy's left was acrossand of our common cause, a larger number of troops to General Johnston than to myself; neither could I perceive in what mannh a single corps and the cavalry. I very much regret General Johnston's inability to have remained, and enlightened me in rchieved, great results might have ensued. In view of General Johnston's now avowed intention to have made a stand at Atlantther the material nor the force to repair them. If General Johnston considered Atlanta so especially adapted to his purpo
Chapter 9: Reply to General Johnston his intention to abandon Atlanta evacuation of R am, therefore, reluctant to believe that General Johnston possessed any more definite idea of defenVirginia, a volunteer aid on the staff of General Johnston at the time of his retreat from Yorktown Richmond would have been abandoned by General Johnston at the outset of the struggle, had he beeent of Mr. McFarland to you, in regard to General Johnston's giving up the city of Richmond at the tnication which was confidentially made by General Johnston to him, and which he would, probably, not many unwarranted statements contained in General Johnston's book, I may find it necessary to bring a loss so utterly insignificant. Was it General Johnston's policy to retreat till he had demoraliz desired him to give you the information. J. E. Johnston. I replied as follows: Chester, South Carolina, April 4th, 1865. General J. E. Johnston, Smithfield, N. C. Your telegram of thi[20 more...]
e of the campaign to the Alabama line, and thereafter into Tennessee.Total Army 23,053 33,393 36,426 80,125 86,982 Respectfully submitted, A. P. Mason, Lieutenant Colonel, A. A. G. Columbus, Georgia, April 3d, 1866. Consolidated summaries in the Armies of Tennessee and Mississippi during the campaign commencing May 7th, 1864, at Dalton, Georgia, and ending after the engagement with the enemy at Jonesboroa and the evacuation of Atlanta, furnished for the information of General J. E. Johnston. Consolidated summary of casualties of the Armies of Tennessee and Misssisippi in the series of engagements around and from Dalton, Georgia, to the Etowah river, for the periaod commencing May the 7th, and ending May 20th, 1864: Corps. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 119 859 978 Hood's 283 1,564 1,847 Polk's Army, Mississippi 42 405 447   444 2,828 3,372 Consolidated summary of casualties of the Armies of Tennessee and Mississippi in the series of engagement
the ensuing morning, we rode forth together to the front, with the object of making an informal review of the troops. Some brigades received the President with enthusiasm; others were seemingly dissatisfied, and inclined to cry out, give us General Johnston. I regretted I should have been the cause of this uncourteous reception to His Excellency; at the same time, I could recall no offence save that of having insisted that they should fight for and hold Atlanta forty-six days, whereas they hadad never sought preferment from him either directly or indirectly, and assured him I cherished but one desire, which was to do my whole duty to my country. I told him I was aware of the outcry against me, through the press, since the removal of Johnston, and, if he adjudged a change of commanders expedient, not to hesitate to relieve me entirely from duty with the Army of Tennessee or to give me a corps or division, under a more competent leader than myself. After final counsel with the Lieu
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