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Jackson's first affair with the enemy. Johnston amusing the enemy. affair of Rich Mountain. McClellan's march into Northwestern Virginia. Rosecrans' capture of the Confederate force on Rich Mountat an attempt would be made by that general to form a junction in the Shenandoah Valley with Gen. McClellan, then advancing towards Winchester from the western parts of Virginia. To prevent this juncnd the rich counties of the Southwest. The affair of Rich Mountain. An army under Gen. George B. McClellan was to be used for this purpose. Its advanced regiments had already penetrated far in try roads, from Wheeling and the Ohio River to Buckhannon, in Upshur County. The movements of McClellan were now directed towards Beverley, with the object of getting to the rear of Gen. Garnett, whnd men, was to gain, by a difficult march through the mountain, Pegram's left and rear, while McClellan attacked in front with five thousand men, and a number of pieces of artillery. On the 11th of
, its universal mind and energy were consolidated in its war upon the South. There is no more remarkable phenomenon in the whole history of the war than the display of fully awakened Northern energy in it, alike wonderful in the ingenuity of its expedients and in the concentrated force of its action. At every stage of the war the North adopted the best means for securing specific results. It used the popularity of Fremont to bring an army into the field. It combined with the science of McClellan, Buell, and Halleck, such elements of popularity as could be found in the names of Banks, Butler, and Baker. It patronized the great ship-brokers and ship-owners of New York to create a navy. The world was to be astonished soon to find the North more united than ever in the prosecution of the contest, and the proportions of the war so swollen as to cover with its armies and its navies the frontiers of half a continent. While these immense preparations were in progress in the North, an
Lincoln's political discovery. his remarkable measures of war. an era of despotism. violent acts of Congress. the seed of Abolition. suspension of the habeas corpus. curious apology for it. military arrests. a Confidential document from McClellan. curious disposition of the Northern people to surrender their liberties. Conservatism of the Confederate cause. Lincoln's view of State neutrality in the war. application of it to Kentucky. the elections in Kentucky. the Confederates ant I leave this exceedingly important affair to your tact and discretion-and have but one thing to impress upon you — the absolute necessity of secrecy and success. With the highest regard, I am, my dear General, your sincere friend, George B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A. But the policy of arrests did not end with this singular violation of the freedom of a legislative body. Other citizens were taken. Military arrests were made in the dead hour of night. The most honourable and
of the North. Gen. Scott. the clamour for McClellan. his exaltation in the newspapers. the theck to Centreville. the battle of Leesburg. McClellan's movement on the Confederate left. Evans' he clamour was for young commanders. Gen. George B. McClellan had been lifted into a sudden popular giant infant would yield I The father was Dr. McClellan, and the son-General McClellan I! our younGeneral McClellan I! our young commander on the Potomac. The country will see a prophetic charm in this incident. For monthiet extended along the line of the Potomac. McClellan had tolerated the advance of the Confederated by it; but there is reason to suppose that McClellan's splendid army, that was constantly entertaf the Confederates to Centreville encouraged McClellan to make an advance on the extreme left wing After the lesson administered at Leesburg, McClellan for some months attempted nothing but some fn the region of the Potomac, and constituted McClellan's first success since the engagement of Rich[4 more...]
tion, April, 1861. Early affectations of Lincoln's Administration on the subject of slavery. McClellan's address. McDowell's order. Revocation of the emancipation measures of Fremont and Hunter. iron vessels. discussion in the newspapers. addition of ironclads to the Federal navy. what McClellan thought of the Virginia. capture of Newbern, &c. objects of Burnside's expedition. branch'sf Washington and returned, by judicial process, to their masters. On the 26th of May, 1861, Gen. McClellan issued an address to the people of Western Virginia, assuring them that not only would the F and was thought of such importance with respect to the Peninsular approach to Richmond that Gen. McClellan, who, as we shall see some months later, turned his design on Richmond in this direction, nad with the capture of Roanoke Island. These objects, as stated in a memorandum furnished by Gen. McClellan, who directed the expedition as part of a general campaign for 1862, were an assault on Newb
inia. Lincoln's order of the 22d February. McClellan's dissent. when Johnston determined to channd the rigours of active operations. If Gen. McClellan had designed to have written something to ake position at Centreville, in pursuance of McClellan's plan for the protection of Washington, a b of the long line of tents at Newport News. McClellan, having the advantage of water-carriage, hadive the appearance of numbers to the enemy. McClellan took to the spade, and commenced the operatiilliamsburg. It may be well imagined that McClellan, sorely disappointed, and knowing very well s of captured artillery. Yet so anxious was McClellan for the colour of victory that he dispatchedint in the Confederacy. The fact was that McClellan's army had received a serious check at Willive been converted into a disastrous defeat. McClellan had also planned a flank movement upon JohnsBluff was of but little present advantage to McClellan, as his base of supplies was on the Pamunkey[21 more...]
they committed. battle of savage Station. McClellan crosses White Oak Swamp. failure of Huger'sdefence. Having reached the Chickahominy, McClellan threw a portion of his army across the river estimated at about ninety thousand men; and McClellan's, considering his losses on the Peninsula, ern journals to have exceeded ten thousand. McClellan officially states it at 5,739. The visible might have demolished the enemy; as it was, McClellan's left was routed and demoralized, and we haeat. the battle of Gaines' Mills had forced McClellan from his original strongholds on the north st irreparable errour had been committed; and McClellan had succeeded in massing his entire force, aon the rear guard of the retreating army. McClellan's column had already been swallowed in the morning of the 2d July it was discovered that McClellan had again retired, and was in full retreat, oked for the capitulation or annihilation of McClellan's entire forces, after they had been driven [23 more...]
ment. New measures of violence in the war. McClellan's ideas of the conduct of the war. his Harrthe battle the next day. why he retreated. McClellan's claim of victory. how it was an afterthou the great Federal army under the command of McClellan from before Richmond to the James River, cauonfederate capital, was busily used to throw McClellan into the shade, to disparage his career, andn Virginia were early developed. Several of McClellan's generals of division asked relief from dutry respectfully, your obedient servant, George B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. His Excelleno declare that he would deplore a victory of McClellan, because ( the sore would be salved over, anle, to units with Gen. Pope, and a part of Gen. McClellan's army was believed to have left Westover , at Warrenton Junction. Another portion of McClellan's army, transported from Westover, consistin Federal host with about forty thousand men. McClellan's force was certainly not less than ninety t[15 more...]
dition of Stuart's cavalry into Pennsylvania. removal of McClellan. the true reasons for it. Gen. Burnside's on to Richmon of Fredericksburg. After Lee's retreat into Virginia, McClellan appeared to be concentrating in and near Harper's Ferry, ncoln had ordered an immediate advance, recommending that McClellan should take the interiour line between Washington and Lee's forces, and make an early battle. McClellan hesitated, and seemed disposed to spend time in complaints of inadequate suppmount of public property, making the entire circuit of Gen. McClellan's army, and thwarting all the arrangements by which thr own, which was closely observing his movements. Here McClellan's hesitation and timidity were very evident. Weeks wore at day a messenger arrived at Warrenton, and delivered to McClellan an order to resign the command of the army to Gen. Burnsi order was unexpected. Whatever the military demerits of McClellan, it was undoubtedly designed at Washington as a coup dae
ared that these acts were diverting the war to the ends of fanaticism, and that the Government had deliberately violated the pledge contained in the resolution offered by Mr. Crittenden of Kentucky, and passed almost unanimously in the House of Representatives at the beginning of the civil conflict, to the effect that the war should not be waged in hostility to the institutions of any of the States. President Lincoln, as we have already seen, had been advised, in the summer of 1862, that McClellan disapproved of any infraction of the laws of civilized and Christian warfare; that he disapproved of arbitrary arrests in places where the insurrection did not prevail; that he did not contemplate any seizure of private property for the support of the army, or measures for punishing or desolating the region invaded; but that he earnestly desired that the war should be carried on as a duel between organized armies, and not against non-combatants; that the institutions of the States should b
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