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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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ewall Jackson's first affair with the enemy. Johnston amusing the enemy. affair of Rich Mountain. ates. the grand army advancing on Manassas. Johnston's movement to Beauregard's line. the battle g to relate. In the latter part of May, Gen. Johnston assumed command of the Army of the Shenandrts of Virginia. To prevent this junction Gen. Johnston abandoned Harper's Ferry, on the 13th of Jthe more skilfully executed feint movement of Johnston completely deceived the enemy to the last moment. But while Johnston was thus keeping in check Patterson's column at the head of the Shenandoa On the 18th of July, a despatch reached Gen. Johnston at Winchester, that the great Northern armnce on Centreville had miscarried. He and Gen. Johnston had taken position on a commanding hill, axious commander directed him to proceed to Gen. Johnston, and request him to have his reserves coll the arrival of Kirby Smith with a portion of Johnston's army left in the Shenandoah Valley, which h[10 more...]
Chapter 14: The New line of Confederate defence south of Nashville. its objects. co-operation of Johnston and Beauregard. capture of Island no.10 by the enemy. Gen. Polk's evacuation of Columbus. McCown's occupation of Island no.10 le. the enemy driven from his encampments. splendid and irresistible charge of the Confederates. tragical death of Gen. Johnston. the Confederates press on in their career of victory. Grant in the last extremity of defeat. he retreats to the b of carnage. Beauregard's claim of success. Federal interpretation of the battle. exultation at Washington. death of Johnston, a serious loss to the Confederacy. sketch of his military life. President Davis' tribute to the fallen hero. his obsequies in New Orleans Since falling back to Murfreesboroa, Gen. Johnston had managed, by combining Crittenden's division and the fugitives from Donelson, to collect an army of seventeen thousand men. His object was now to co-operate with Gen. Bea
the 22d February. McClellan's dissent. when Johnston determined to change his line on the Potomac.mplished. McClellan's advance. discovery of Johnston's evacuation of Manassas and Centreville. heBarhamsville. the line of the Chickahominy. Johnston's brilliant strategy. evacuation of Norfolk.and guns were removed far to the rear, before Johnston's own men realized the possibility of a retre than in the sentences quoted above. When Johnston's army had crossed the Rappahannock, it was d to more equal terms. It was readily seen by Johnston that in falling back to defences already prepeach the enemy a lesson in the art of war. Johnston had obtained all the delay he desired in keeprom two redoubts he had occupied, and secured Johnston's retreat so effectually, that the next mornilellan had also planned a flank movement upon Johnston's retreat. This performance, too, proved a mhamsville had been Confederate successes; and Johnston's movement to the line of the Chickahominy tu[16 more...]
rge of the troops of Longstreet and Hill. Gen. Johnston wounded. the affair of the next day. impas Charleston, troops were withdrawn to match Johnston's numbers as far as possible with those of thswollen the Chickahominy in Keyes' rear, that Johnston indulged the prospect of having to deal with esults were possible in the far-spent day. Gen. Johnston remained with Smith on the left, to observwater red with carnage. On the left, where Johnston commanded in person, the enemy held his positto dislodge him. On this part of the field Gen. Johnston was disabled by a severe wound in the shouspeedily abandoned. Had Huger obeyed orders, Johnston might have demolished the enemy; as it was, Maccepted it. The disabling wound, which Gen. Johnston had received, was the occasion of an imporer-in-chief and have the army of the Potomac; Johnston to be entrusted with the war in the Valley ofell affected towards Lee, he took occasion of Johnston's disability to put the first not only in com[3 more...]
Chapter 27: General Joseph E. Johnston's prophecy of the fate of Tennessee. character and extraordinary foresight of this commander. how Tennessee was sacrificed to the attempted defence of Vicksburg. Bragg's army flanked at Hoover's o Confederate commander so remarkable for long foresight and for the most exact fulfilment of prophetic words as Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. He was more profound than Lee; his mind could range over larger fields; at all times of the war his cool, sedaon at Richmond and the extravagant vanity of the people. When the Vicksburg campaign was decided upon at Richmond, Gen. Johnston then warned the authorities there that they should make choice between Mississippi and Tennessee; and in urging the rip, might have driven Rosecrans from the State. But when Stevenson's division was sent to the lines of the Mississippi, Johnston saw the errour; he sent to Richmond a protest against it, which he thought of such historical importance as to duplicate
nd says nothing when the peril of his government is discussed cannot be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy; much more, if he talks ambiguously-talks for his country with buts, and ifs, and ands. Of how little value the constitutional provisions I have quoted will be rendered, if arrests shall never be made until defined crimes shall have been committed, may be illustrated by a few notable examples. General John C. Breckinridge, General Robert E. Lee, General Joseph E. Johnston, General John B. Magruder, General William B. Preston, General Simon B. Buckner, and Commodore Franklin Buchanan, now occupying the very highest places in the rebel war service, were all within the power of the government since the rebellion began, and were nearly as well known to be traitors then as now. Unquestionably, if we had seized and held them, the insurgent cause would be much weaker. But no one of them had then committed any crime defined in the law. Every one of them, i
Alabama, come upon the flank of Gen. Polk's army, and harass his retreat while Sherman rushed upon him in front; and thus by the possession of Mobile and Selma to obtain two important water-bases — the one on the Mississippi at Vicksburg, the other at Mobile on the Gulf, and to establish his army firmly in the triangle formed by the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers, and the railroad leading from Selma to Demopolis and Meridian. The immediate objects of the movement were to cut off Mobile from Johnston, who lay in front of Grant on the lines in North Georgia, to break up Polk's army, and then to turn down on Mobile, and co-operate with Farragut's fleet, which was at that time thundering at the gates of this city. On the 3d February, Sherman left Vicksburg with about thirty thousand infantry, pushed east, and crossed the entire State of Mississippi to Meridian. A few days later the column, eight thousand strong, under command of Gens. Smith and Grierson, started from Corinth and Holly
f offensive operations differing from that of Johnston; President Davis agreed with him. Gen. Johnstrge of dissolution. By judicious measures Gen. Johnston had restored confidence, re-established dilton., The flank movement on Resaca forced Johnston to evacuate Dalton. On the 14th May, having ton and Cassville. In rear of Cassville Gen. Johnston had proposed to deliver a decisive battle,mediately. So unwilling were they, writes Gen. Johnston, to depend on the ability of their corps tmerely developing his lines for a movement on Johnston's flank; and when, on the 30th of May, his letempted an assault by McPherson and Thomas on Johnston's left centre on Kenesaw Mountain. The battllank, and on the morning of the 3d found that Johnston, in consequence of this movement, had abandont the loss of materiel or of a single gun. Gen. Johnston held Atlanta more firmly than Lee held Ric long, traversing a wild and broken country. Johnston held him as it were suspended for destruction[21 more...]
ave been warrantable at the South, and was held to be unnecessary even there. No shadow of excuse existed for considering the North or any State of the North as disloyal; on the contrary, Democrats and Republicans poured out their money by millions, and sent their young men by hundreds of thousands to the support of the flag. Yet in the first weeks of the war, a system of arbitrary and despotic seizure and imprisonment was inaugurated, which continued even after the surrenders of Lee and Johnston. The number of arbitrary arrests that were made in the whole period of the war is variously estimated at from ten to thirty thousand. The great mass of arrested persons never had a trial, and knew nothing of the charges, if any at all, on which they were imprisoned. In the great majority of cases, not only was the writ of habeas corpus refused, but applications to be examined by officers selected by the Government itself were refused. Prisoners, suddenly arrested and dragged to prison,
An intrigue in Richmond against Gen. Johnston. evidence of it. Gen. Bragg's visit to Atlanta. removal of Gen. Johnston from command. the battles of Atlanta. engagements of the 20th, e of the retreat. It is curious that when Gen. Johnston moved from the Northern frontier of Georgi military adviser of President Davis, visited Johnston in his lines around Atlanta; never apprised her everything he could to make a case against Johnston, and returned to Richmond with the alarming rup Atlanta to the enemy 1 Of this nonsense Gen. Johnston has written: The proofs that I intended totch had been received from Richmond, removing Johnston from command, and appointing in his place Genanta completely. This was the great point in Johnston's calculations, when they were upset at Richmve found his master in the cool and dexterous Johnston, whereas in Hood he had plainly his inferiourexistence, as it were, the splendid army that Johnston had given up at Atlanta, and terminated forev[1 more...]
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