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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 286 0 Browse Search
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G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 138 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 97 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 87 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 75 1 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 71 1 Browse Search
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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 1 (search)
with each other, and that the Federal general-in-chief would direct their combined forces against Richmond. This supposition was partially sustained by our scouts and friends in Maryland, who reported that the armies of Generals Patterson and McClellan were to unite at Winchester; and this report was confirmed by the Northern press. It was necessary, of course, that the Confederate troops in the Valley should always be ready to meet this invasion, as well as to unite quickly with the armeased to almost seven thousand men of all arms. At sunrise on the 13th the Hon. James M. Mason brought from Winchester intelligence, received there the night before, that two thousand Federal troops, supposed to be the advanced guard of General McClellan's army, had marched into Romney the day before. That place is forty-three miles west of Winchester. As this information had come from the most respectable sources, it was believed, and Colonel A. P. Hill immediately dispatched to Winches
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
service. Mason's and Munson's Hills occupied. Colonel J. E. B. Stuart. General McClellan in command of the Federal forces. consequences of want of preparation fo protection of infantry. The Federal intrenchments, in front of which General McClellan had encamped his army, had been greatly extended by him, and they covered was practicable for us to hold our position against such a force even as General McClellan was supposed to command. It was important to do so, to avoid the discour It was conceded that no decisive success could be gained by attacking General McClellan's army in its position under the guns of a long line of forts. It was ags army, and placing it in rear of Washington. This, we thought, would compel McClellan to fight with the chances of battle against him. Success would bring Marylandthe contingency of being made strong enough to assume the offensive while General McClellan's was still unprepared to take the field. The semicircular course of the
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
Randolph Secretary of War. movements of General McClellan. another conference with the President.ing the following letter of that date to General McClellan, by the hands of Lieutenant-Colonel July from Centreville would be necessary before McClellan's invasion, which might be expected as soon efore, that this route would be taken by General McClellan. The opinion was first suggested by theing any considerable detachment to reenforce McClellan, but not so near that he might be compelled d do no more on the Peninsula than delay General McClellan's progress toward Richmond, and that, ifsed them, they would not enable us to defeat McClellan; and called his attention to the great lengtnt; and the very strong probability that General McClellan's plan was to open York River to his fleI had done to him, and representing that General McClellan's probable design of molesting our batteshould for that reason make the contest with McClellan's army there. General Longstreet took littl[3 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
es in Virginia at this time. advance of General McClellan. reported movement of McDowell. battleable forces of the Confederacy, to fall upon McClellan's army when it should come within reach. M concentrate all his available forces before McClellan's army. In making the suggestion on this se the probability of so great an accession to McClellan's force as McDowell could bring, this intelly-three of our twenty-seven brigades against McClellan's left wing--about two-fifths of his army. t three thousand; Longstreet's report. General McClellan adds Hill's loss, twenty-five hundred, te hundred and twenty-three, according to General McClellan's report. Three hundred and fifty pras the Northern people prefer to call it-General McClellan made no step forward, but employed his tation the formation of a great army to repel McClellan's invasion, by assembling all the Confederathe proofs against these claims are, that General McClellan, who had been advancing, although cautio[2 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 9 (search)
ppi 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 retreat thence to Dalton,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
as a place from which to operate against General McClellan, coming from the West, or Patterson, or it was essential that he should keep between McClellan and Patterson, to prevent their junction; anfrom Richmond commanded him to do so. 3. McClellan having changed his base to Fort Monroe, it tf the Chickahominy was occupied. As soon as McClellan came up, however, he again broke up his campfront of the city several weeks. 4. When McClellan, emboldened by Johnston's want of enterpriseity of uniting all our forces promptly, when McClellan's designs should be developed. It terminateichmond, for the purpose of giving battle to McClellan there, instead of concentrating and fightingon and people for postponing his attack upon McClellan four weeks, that he might make it with a for We did not fall back to Richmond because McClellan came up, but took that position in expectatiConfederacy, Colonel Andrew Tallcott. 4. McClellan placed not a division, but two corps of his [1 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
he last mail. On the 2d instant, I sent Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison, Virginia cavalry, with a proposition to Major-General McClellan for an exchange of prisoners of war. That officer was stopped by the enemy's pickets near Falls Church, and his ral Wadsworth at Arlington. That officer informed Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison that they were promptly forwarded to General McClellan. He waited for the answer until yesterday, when, being informed by Brigadier-General Wadsworth that he could form ry 11, 1862. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of War. Sir: On the morning of the 2d instant, I dispatched to Major-General G. B. McClellan a proposition for the general exchange of prisoners of war according to modern usage. He was informed that tom you. According to some of the Northern newspapers, this letter was the subject of a cabinet council at which General McClellan assisted. No answer has been received, and it is now reasonable to suppose that none is intended. Under such c