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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 204 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 144 2 Browse Search
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. 113 11 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 93 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 73 3 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 60 12 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 60 6 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 55 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 51 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 42 18 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
r the capital, if not an army, at least a vast assemblage of armed men. The command of these troops was conferred on General McDowell, who had long held an important position on the staff of General Scott. It was a difficult task, but McDowell posseMcDowell possessed as much experience of military affairs as it was possible for any American officer to have acquired; he was well acquainted with his profession, and had too much good sense to share the delusions entertained by those around him, regarding the q Richmond government displayed extraordinary activity in its efforts to place in the field forces superior to those that McDowell had at his disposal. On the 1st of June, Beauregard, who since the capture of Sumter had become, too soon for his own r, because the precise hour at which their term of enlistment expired had struck. The army assembled at Washington under McDowell in June, 1861, was mainly composed of such men. The magnitude of the danger, at last apparent, called out a second le
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
e to reinforce the latter. The inaction of McDowell for the last two days seemed to justify this early hour, the left of the Confederates, if McDowell's orders had been punctually executed, would n efforts of the Federals would be directed. McDowell had more thoroughly fathomed the intentions oad rested near the fresh waters of Bull Run. McDowell, impatient at the delay of this brigade, proc Sudeley-Springs road. Fortune smiled upon McDowell. He had turned, surprised, and routed the lens between the Federal army and Centreville. McDowell had already 18,000 men engaged on the right bicers time to rally their soldiers. Besides, McDowell's men were tired out by the very effort which knowledge. Consequently, the line formed by McDowell to cover his disaster was only molested by a l battle. There had followed in the train of McDowell's army from Alexandria, members of Congress, hich united the heterogeneous elements led by McDowell to the field of Manassas had not been able to[25 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
o slip between them under cover of the woods and spread confusion in the capital itself. It was necessary, above all, to inspire with confidence the remnants of McDowell's army and the new troops, whose imagination had been excited by fanciful descriptions of the battle of Bull Run. The sight of the fortifications which rose aroior officer, General Scott, who regarded him as his pupil, thwarted him in nothing. His inferiors unanimously submitted to his authority without a murmur, while McDowell considered it an honor to serve under his orders. The strength of the army was quintupled without extending the circle of the positions it occupied around Wast seven strong divisions on the right bank of the Potomac and four on the left. The former, commanded respectively by Generals McCall, Smith, Fitz John Porter, McDowell, Blenker, Franklin, and Heintzelmann, were encamped, in the order in which we have enumerated them, along the line of defence from the suspension bridge to Alexa
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
er had seized him before he had time to transfer the command to one of his lieutenants. Seniority would have designated McDowell. The staff did not deem it proper to recommend the vanquished soldier of the 21st of July for so important an interim, -chief should submit his project to the examination of a council of war. Twelve generals This council was composed of McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, F. J. Porter, Franklin, McCall, Blenker, division commanders; Naglee, representing Hooker, entire success. With the exception of a few belated regiments, no troops remained in the neighborhood of Alexandria but McDowell's corps; but this corps was the finest in the army; it presented an effective force of thirty-eight thousand four hundreent of General Mc-Clellan, indispensable to secure the success of a rapid campaign. Yet just as he was about to embark, McDowell received an order from the President directing him to remain, with all his forces, in the neighborhood of Washington; wh
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
to unravel the truth from among so many contradictory assertions if we had not as guides the official reports of both parties, remarkable for their completeness and the manner in which they agree with each other. This labor has been facilitated for us by the works of two American writers, Mr. Swinton, who has written two accounts of the battle of Bull Run with his wonted sagacity, and Mr. Lossing, the prolific draughtsman and scrupulous narrator. Finally, the author himself accompanied McDowell a few months after the battle, when the latter visited for the first time since the action the scene of his defeat; and he thus received on the spot, from the mouth of the principal actors, who recognized, with emotions easy to understand, here the route on which they had at first been victorious, there the point where some of their bravest companions had fallen, and farther on a trifling break in the ground, insignificant in appearance, which marked the spot where the rout of their troops