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o resist an attack on the capital. Notwithstanding the assurance given that the destruction of railroads and bridges proved that our army could not intend to advance, apprehension was still entertained of an attack upon Washington. As soon as we ascertained that the enemy was concentrating his forces at Fortress Monroe, to advance upon our capital by that line of approach, all our disposable force was ordered to the Peninsula, between the James and York Rivers, to the support of General John B. Magruder, who, with a force of seven to eight thousand men, had, by availing himself of the Warwick River, a small stream which runs through a low, marshy country, from near Yorktown to the James River, constructed an entrenched line across the Peninsula, and with equal skill and intrepidity had thus far successfully checked every at tempt to break it, though the enemy was vastly superior in numbers to the troops under General Magruder's command. Having a force entirely inadequate to occupy
each time repulsed with heavy loss. After a personal reconnaissance on the left of the open in our front, I sent one, then another, and another courier to General Magruder, directing him to send a force down by the wooded path, just under the bluff, to attack the enemy in flank and reverse. Impatient of delay, I had started to see General Magruder, when I met the third courier, who said he had not found General Magruder, but had delivered the message to Brigadier General Griffith, who was moving by the path designated to make the attack. On returning to the field, I found that the attack in front had ceased; it was, therefore, too late for a single General Magruder, but had delivered the message to Brigadier General Griffith, who was moving by the path designated to make the attack. On returning to the field, I found that the attack in front had ceased; it was, therefore, too late for a single brigade to effect anything against the large force of the enemy, and messengers were sent through the woods to direct General Griffith to go back. The heavy rain during the night of the 30th had swollen the Chickahominy; it was rising when the battle of Seven Pines was fought, but had not reached such height as to prevent the e
rth side of the Chickahominy toward the York River Railroad—Jackson on the left and in advance; Longstreet nearest the river and in the rear. Huger, McLaws, and Magruder, remaining on the south side of the Chickahominy, were ordered to hold their positions as long as possible against any assault of the enemy, to observe his movemn Chickahominy, and late in the afternoon the enemy's works were reported to be fully manned. The strength of these fortifications prevented Generals Huger and Magruder from discovering what was passing in their front. Below the enemy's works the country was densely wooded and intersected by swamps, concealing his movements andticable in the presence of his whole army and powerful batteries. We were therefore compelled to wait until his purpose should be developed. Generals Huger and Magruder were again directed to use the utmost vigilance, and to pursue the foe vigorously should they discover that he was retreating. During the afternoon of the 28th
ight, General McLaws's in the center, and General Magruder's on the left. The night was quite dark,nite his command and direct its movements. Magruder and Huger found the whole line of works deserove down the south side of the Chickahominy. Magruder reached the vicinity of Savage Station, whereursue the enemy on the road he had taken, and Magruder to follow Longstreet by the Darbytown Road. all arms were taken. After this engagement Magruder, who had been ordered to go to the support ofJackson's own division were held in reserve. Magruder was directed to take position on Jackson's riigades came up and were placed next to Hill. Magruder subsequently formed on the right of these bri the attack was gallantly made by Huger's and Magruder's commands. Two brigades of the former comme two were subsequently sent to the support of Magruder and Hill. Several determined efforts were ma. Anderson, Wilson, Colston, and Pryor13,816 Magruder's division, consisting of the brigades of McL[1 more...]
nd the bridge which connected the island with the mainland, and a battalion of Massachusetts volunteers was posted on one of the wharves. Late in 1862 General John B. Magruder, a skillful and knightly soldier, who had at an earlier period of the year rendered distinguished service by his defense of the peninsula between the Jamrigade, also commanded the volunteers from his regiment for the naval expedition, in which every officer and every man won for himself imperishable renown. J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General. The conduct of Commander Renshaw toward the inhabitants of Galveston had been marked by moderation and propriety, and the closing act oGeneral calls on every man able to bear arms to bring his guns or arms, no matter of what kind, and be prepared to make a sturdy resistance to the foe. Major-General J. B. Magruder. Edmund P. Turner, Assistant Adjutant-General. The Daily Post, Houston, Texas, of August 22, 1880, has the following: A few days after the bat
aptures he made is in no small degree attributable. On board one of the ships captured they got New York papers, from which he learned that General Banks, with a large fleet of transports, was to sail on a certain day for Galveston. On this he decided to go to the rendezvous appointed for his coal ship, and make all due preparation for a dash into the fleet when they should arrive at the harbor of Galveston, and therefore directed his course into the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime General Magruder had recaptured Galveston, so that on his arrival the lookout informed him that, instead of a fleet, there were five ships of war blockading the harbor and throwing shells into the town, from which his keen perception drew the proper conclusion that he had possession of the town, and that he was confronted by ships of war, not transports laden with troops. As each of the five ships observed by the lookout were supposed to be larger than his own, he had of course no disposition to run in
country. In the worst view of the case it should have been able to cross the trans-Mississippi Department, and there uniting with the armies of E. K. Smith and Magruder to form an army, which in the portion of that country abounding in supplies, and deficient in rivers and railroads, could have continued the war until our enemy,ospect of a successful resistance east of the Mississippi, I intended then to cross to the trans-Mississippi Department, where I believed General E. K. Smith and Magruder would continue to uphold our cause. That I was not mistaken in the character of these men, I extract from the order issued by General E. K. Smith to the soldierits vast extent, the numbers, the discipline, and the efficiency of the army, will secure to our country terms that a proud people can with honor accept. General Magruder, with like heroic determination, invoked the troops and people of Texas not to despond, and pointed out their ability in the interior of that vast state to c
m transferring Bragg to Jackson, Miss., 60. Conference with generals concerning abandonment of Magruder's defense, 70. Telegram to J. E. Johnston concerning evacuation of Norfolk, 74. Presence at ban, 21. Jackson, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 185, 186. Lafayette, 403, 405, 406, 408, 413. Magruder, 76, 77. McAllister, 484. McHenry, 391, 392, 406. Morgan, 172-73, 176, 218. Pemberton, 332., 582, 587, 588, 591. Preparations around Charleston, 64-65. Advice concerning abandonment of Magruder's defense, 70-71. Consultation with Davis, 99. Assumes command of defense of Richmond, 106-07 advance on Richmond, 67-68. Advance, the, 68-69, 71-72, 76-78, 84-85. Extract from report of Magruder's strength, 69. Strength of army, April 30. 1862, 87-88. Letter to Lincoln concerning action Captain, 217. Escape of Florida from Mobile harbor, 218-19. Activities of the Florida, 219. Magruder, Gen. John B., 60, 71, 76, 79, 102, 111, 119, 120-21, 124, 126, 127, 131, 196-97, 199, 201, 212