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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
able. correspondence, on the subject, with General Lee and the Confederate authorities. General Bch that place until daybreak, Thursday. General Lee had been appointed commander-in-chief, withrther instructions from Governor Letcher or General Lee; but offered me, in the mean while, every fmander-in-chief of the forces of the State, General Lee increased the garrison of Harper's Ferry, ass as commander of outposts; and Pendleton, General Lee's commander of artillery. These troops n the newspapers. My conversations with General Lee in Richmond, and the President's oral instrere captured, almost without resistance, by General Lee's troops, coming from Maryland. My objeh and 28th, and June 6th, and replied to by General Lee After Richmond became the seat of the Confederate Government, General Lee performed a part of the duties of the Secretary of War, and of the th Maryland, held to be very important. General Lee wrote in his letter of June 1st: I received[2 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
anies of the Eleventh. General Bee and myself accompanied these troops. Brigadier-General E. Kirby Smith was left at Piedmont to expedite the transportation of the remaining brigades-about three-fifths of the army. We reached General Beauregard's position about noon. The Seventh and Eighth Georgia regiments were united to the detachment just arrived, to form a temporary brigade for General Bee. As the army had not been informed, in the usual way, of the promotion of Generals Cooper, Lee, and myself, to the grade of general, I had, after leaving Winchester, requested the President, by telegraph, to state what my rank in the army was, to prevent the possibility of a doubt of the relative rank of General Beauregard and myself in the mind of the former. His reply was received on the 20th. His excellency said, in his telegram: You are a general in the Confederate army, possessed of all the powers attaching to that rank. The position occupied by the Confederate army was too
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
the date of the law creating the grade; second, A. S. Johnston, to rank from May 28th; third, R. E. Lee, from June 14th; fourth, J. E. Johnston, from July 4th; and, fifth, G. T. Beauregard, from Julmy is organized, shall be made by selection from the army. Under the first act, S. Cooper, R. E. Lee, and myself, were brigadiers-general on the 16th of May, when the fourth was approved; and undnited States army before secession, when I was brigadier-general, General Cooper colonel, and General Lee lieutenant-colonel in that army. The passage of the fourth act made us generals, and, accordo abolished the grade of brigadier-general in the army to which we belonged. General Cooper, General Lee, and myself, had no commissions if we were not generals. If we were generals, executive acti. A.); second, S. Cooper (colonel U. S. A.); third, A. S. Johnston (colonel U. S. A.); fourth, R. E. Lee (lieutenant-colonel U. S. A.); G. T. Beauregard (captain U. S. A.). The change in the legal ar
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
the field in an ambulance; not, however, before the President, who was with General Lee, not far in the rear, had heard of the accident, and visited me, manifesting proof, also, that the Confederates were not even threatened. About noon General Lee was assigned to the command of the Army of Northern Virginia, by the Preside other biographers, represent, to my disparagement, that the army with which General Lee fought in the seven days was only that which I had commanded. It is very far from the truth. General Lee did not attack the enemy until the 26th of June, because he was employed, from the 1st until then, in forming a great army, by bringin, to that which I had commanded, fifteen thousand General Holmes told me in General Lee's presence, just before the fight began on the 31st, that he had that force r Anderson, then of General Holmes's staff, that he brought that number into General Lee's army. men from North Carolina, under Major-General Holmes, General Ripley
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
company him to Mississippi. battle of Murfreesboroa. Van Dorn attacked at Franklin. while en route to Mississippi, ordered to take direct command of General Bragg's army. events in Mississippi. General Pemberton's dispatches. battle near Port Gibson. ordered to Mississippi to take chief command. The effects of the wounds received at Seven Pines made me unfit for active military service until about the 12th of November, when I reported for duty at the war-office. At that time General Lee's army had been reorganized, and was in high condition, and much stronger than when it fought in Maryland; but that to which it was opposed was much stronger in numbers. General Bragg had returned from his expedition into Kentucky, and was placing at Murfreesboroa the army he had received at Tupelo-outnumbered greatly, however, by the Federal forces in and near Nashville, commanded by Major-General Rosecrans. Lieutenant-General Pemberton, recently appointed to command the Department of M
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
adversary. When McPherson, with two divisions, had come up, and McClernand with four, including Blair's of Sherman's corps, was within an hour's march of the field, the action was begun by Hovey's division, which assailed the left and centre of Stevenson's. Logan's division, moving by the right of Hovey's, passed the left of Stevenson's line as if to take it in reverse. Stevenson transferred Barton's brigade from his right to the left rear to meet this movement, while with Cumming's and Lee's he opposed Hovey's attack. This opposition was so effective that General Hovey called for aid, and McPherson's other division, Quimby's, was sent to his assistance. In the mean time Logan had engaged Barton, and Stevenson's three brigades were forced back by the three Federal divisions; and at two o'clock they had lost the ground on which they had just stood, many men, and much of their artillery. Lieutenant-General Pemberton restored the fight by bringing Bowen's division, unemployed t
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
f 1863, that that corps was not required in General Lee's army, for in all that time it was detacheear Vicksburg. While it was thus detached, General Lee was able not only to hold the Federal army onfederate service, except that occupied by General Lee. The accusations of this letter were anursuit of the party from Yazoo City; and Major-General Lee took prompt measures to unite Chalmers'same day, to send a body of cavalry under Major-General Lee, to interrupt the railroad communicatio department, and then near Tuscumbia, to Major-General Lee's detachment. That officer was instr Soon after the middle of the month, Major-General Lee arrived at the point where he intended troops in that district of country convinced General Lee that he could not operate in it with hope o be the theatre of future operations. Major-General Lee, with his twenty-five hundred cavalry, ceral Ferguson, who had been detached, by Major-General Lee, with a part of his brigade in pursuit o
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 9 (search)
nt back to Mississippi by the President two weeks after. and the cavalry sent back by Longstreet, No cavalry had been sent back by Longstreet; Martin's division, referred to, rejoined us in April following. would furnish a force exceeding in number that actually engaged in any battle, on the Confederate side, during the present war. To disprove this assertion, it is not necessary to go back to the previous years of the war, and the greatest of the Confederate armies-those directed by General Lee against McClellan and Pope. It is enough to refer to the recent history of this very army — the remnant of that which fought at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. On the first of those occasions a number more than double the effective total in question must have been led into battle, for it lost eighteen thousand men then. Statement of General Mackall, General Bragg's chief-of-staff. At least seven thousand were killed, wounded, dispersed, or taken at Missionary Ridge, and in the retrea
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 10 (search)
ecially a competent commander. I therefore respectfully urge that such a one be sent me. I have applied for Colonel Alexander, Recommending his promotion. but General Lee objects that he is too valuable in his present position to be taken from it. His value to the country would be more than doubled, I think, by the promotion and and field transportation will be referred to the Quartermaster-General. Colonel Alexander, applied for by you, as chief of artillery, is deemed necessary by General Lee, in his present position. Brigadier-General W. N. Pendleton, an experienced officer of artillery, has been ordered to your headquarters to inspect that part ofthat ours was not so strong as on the morning of that battle. A day or two after Colonel Ewell's departure, General Pendleton, commander of the artillery of General Lee's army, came to Dalton from Richmond. He was sent by the President, to explain his Excellency's wishes in relation to the employment of the Army of Tennessee,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
been very valuable, to transport provisions to Lee's army. Their preservation would have been easn Sherman and him was so much less than between Lee and Grant, that constant hope was entertained oat, after assuming command, you reported to General Lee against the occupation of Harper's Ferry, aition was abandoned. It is evident from General Lee's letters, Page 20. of June 1st and 7th, t 1862, or in Middle Tennessee in 1863. Yet General Lee was justly sustained by the Administration im responsible for the want of results. General Lee had not acquired the confidence of the army can claim no merit for the selection, for General Lee was the only general available; and was theo Atlanta. In all this, I was sustained by General Lee's similar course in Virginia. The differend by adding two armies to it, and this when General Lee, whom he regarded (though illegally) as my to Congress, and I was ordered to report to General Lee (who had just been appointed commander-in-c[5 more...]
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