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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the American army. (search)
d the mission, on the success of which the salvation of the army depended, after unheard — of sufferings. Thanks to him, the fresh supplies arrived in time, and Johnston was able to reach Great Salt Lake City in the spring. When hostilities broke out with any of the Indian tribes, it was necessary, in the midst of these diffice is nothing to allay their violence; then the cold and the snow followed in quick succession, bringing new sufferings to the troops they overtook, like those of Johnston. Such a life formed marchers trained to long stages; but campaigning in a desert, where they carried everything with them, and unable to separate themselves forthose campaigns where it was necessary to prepare everything in advance that the army could require. The reader will understand this when he recalls the fact of Johnston's army being followed by a train of four thousand wagons. It is not astonishing, therefore, that when it became necessary to provide for a million of volunteers
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
ntly and complete their organization. Placed under the command of Johnston, one of the two generals of that name who a month before had left aturally take place. The organization of a body of troops under Johnston at Harper's Ferry showed that the Richmond authorities had fully uf the Shenandoah, which penetrates into the heart of Virginia, and Johnston was thus master of the two lines of railway which branch off at thdispersed them. A little more to the eastward, at Harper's Ferry, Johnston's forces were increasing at a rate to cause great uneasiness to thd men he marched toward the Potomac, for the purpose of disturbing Johnston at Harper's Ferry in his turn. The little confidence that generals like Johnston then placed in their troops was the cause that, during the early stages of the conflict, marches and counter-marches played a In order to effect this, it would have been sufficient to drive Johnston into Winchester and to join hands, by means of a few posts, with W
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
ich the Confederates might have detached from Johnston's corps stationed at Winchester, to send themepared against him, Beauregard had applied to Johnston for assistance. The latter started on the fooints at which to cross. In the mean time, Johnston's troops, numbering 8334 men, re-divided intoll, were held in reserve. It was agreed that Johnston's troops should come to reinforce the former united two by two into temporary divisions. Johnston's army, as we have stated, gave the Confedera impression was that, having been informed of Johnston's movements, he had halted to wait in his tur knew nothing of the arrival on the ground of Johnston's troops, and instead of remaining on the defn the opposite wing, and the tardy arrival of Johnston's last brigades, which had been delayed by th The fourth and fifth divisions, commanded by Johnston himself, were to cross Bull Run between Mitchof the road, and might succeed in cutting it. Johnston, leading his soldiers in person, had brought [9 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
last to take the offensive. The Confederates, on their side, had not been inactive. General Sidney Johnston, already known by his campaign against the Mormons, had embraced their cause. He was iy of the main road, for which the suspension bridge was constructed. Finally, the troops which Johnston had left in the valley of Virginia, reinforced by new levies, were now under the command of Jaof the inexperience of his troops, singularly overrated the strength and discipline of those of Johnston, who had superseded Beauregard in the command of the Confederate army—the army of Northern Virghe activity of the central government and of their military leaders, the army then commanded by Johnston increased by one-third, and raised from sixty-six thousand two hundred and forty-three men, foree, were adopted in order to fill up the ranks of the Confederate armies, we shall find that of Johnston reduced, on the 1st of March, to forty-seven thousand six hundred and seventeen combatants, out
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
by the defeat of Crittenden at Mill Springs, Johnston had detached several regiments from Bowling G It was, therefore, along the Cumberland that Johnston had to look for a new line of defence whose c take the trouble of informing his commander, Johnston, of his position, nor of asking for instructidraw or surrender. But when, at the sight of Johnston's regiments, which passed through the city onmean while, the Confederates, in pursuance of Johnston's instructions, had abandoned Columbus a few hostile armies were entirely separated. But Johnston, far from taking advantage of this to attempt no longer menaced, even from a distance, and Johnston was no longer obliged to cover that importanttheir comrades. The combined army, of which Johnston had assumed command, numbered on the 2d of Apvision of four thousand four hundred horses. Johnston was commander-in-chief, Beauregard second in of it was covered by the course of Bull Run. Johnston had the tact to magnify the number of his for[24 more...]