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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
e or four days march which separated him from the army of the Potomac. The desire to form a new army, which was to achieve easy successes under the personal direction of the Secretary of War, had decided the government to detain this general on the Rappahannock. The safety of Washington, which Jackson could not seriously menace, had only been, it must be acknowledged, a false pretext for conferring the command of an army, which absorbed all the reinforcements promised to McClellan, upon General Pope, an officer as brave as he was inexperienced, who had become the favorite of the hour. Mc-Dowell's corps was designed to swell its numbers uselessly, at the moment when every interest called it to the borders of the Chickahominy. Meanwhile, a bold reconnaissance had revealed to General Lee the weak points of his adversary. On the morning of the 13th a brigade of cavalry, about one thousand two hundred strong, and accompanied by a few pieces of artillery, left Richmond under command
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
Arkansas, which was stripped of all resources, Pope was ordered to bring to Corinth the troops whicboats. The latter tried in vain to bombard it. Pope landed his troops to invest the place; but as tate their strange adventures. The arrival of Pope had increased the forces assembled at that placCrittenden. The army of the Mississippi, which Pope had brought from Missouri, and to which Curtis ve orders not to bring on a general engagement, Pope did not dare to assist him, but remained a merenched himself in his new positions. Meanwhile, Pope, who occupied the extreme left, was advancing omunicated to all the newspapers, announced that Pope, at the head of forty thousand men, was within e wished. During the entire period of the war, Pope never suffered a bitter word to escape him, norous pretexts. Their correspondence, placed by Pope in the hands of the committee on the conduct ofgeneral. It was only on the 7th of June that Pope resumed command of his troops, which, during hi[10 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
d along the banks of the Rapidan. On the 14th, Pope sent him instructions from Washington to make ad the direction of the army of the Potomac; and Pope, as chief of the military department on the soiresume the offensive on the James. In fighting Pope with all his forces he was fully certain of drawn, at Raccoon Ford. They expected to surprise Pope in the positions which he had occupied since the enemy's country. That of Alexandria supplied Pope's army with provisions. After passing all the ng the telegraph connecting Washington with General Pope's headquarters became suddenly silent; it wManassas. It was between these two points that Pope intended to post himself to prevent this juncticonfusion that on the morning of the 29th, when Pope had been able to ascertain the precise situatiorred against McDowell and Porter the road which Pope had indicated, when he ordered them to march uputset he obtained that ready co-operation which Pope had sought in vain from his subordinates. The [108 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
Book IV:—Kentucky Chapter 1: Perryville. THE defeats of Pope in Virginia, followed by the invasion of Maryland, had reawakened the aggressive ardor of the Confederates in the West. Belved; for in Virginia, Lee had again faced his soldiers toward Washington, and was about to attack Pope's army on the Rapidan. Along the whole of this immense line, laid out across the continent by tho good account, and the two adversaries found themselves nearly in the same situation as Lee and Pope three weeks previous, each almost turning his back upon his true base of operations. Buell had c left him, was bounded on the south by that of the Mississippi, under Rosecrans, the successor of Pope in the command of the army of the Mississippi; but this division was of a purely administrative curi and the young States of Iowa and Minnesota, had been mustered into the ranks of Halleck's and Pope's armies to the last man; their departure had left the frontier, constantly menaced by indigenous
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
needed reorganizing and rest. We have seen that when McClellan resumed the command of it, after Pope's disastrous campaign, it seemed to be on the point of dissolution, and the despondency which had some bold movement upon McClellan's rear, similar to that which had proved so successful against Pope two months and a half before, but they were playing a very dangerous game, for never had the armyh, which could not be easily maintained. But the army could have advanced as far as the Rapidan; Pope had done so with inferior forces, and had only been dislodged from it owing to a succession of mild have felt less confident if he had remembered the disappointments experienced by McClellan and Pope under similar circumstances; in fact, the troops assembled at Washington being nominally all undethe same space of time, when McDowell occupied Fredericksburg, and was destroyed in August during Pope's campaign. In the estimation of those who took a calm view of the matter, a campaign in this
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
reparing to demolish. But in Missouri, where the war assumed quite a different character, requisitions on both sides were merely organized depredations. When General Pope, who had begun the war in that State, was summoned to Virginia, he sought to introduce some of the practices he had followed among the combative communities we village near which his troops had met with any partisans, threatening to shoot them if the Confederates continued that kind of warfare against him. His chief, General Pope, having committed the grave error of sanctioning such proceedings, the Richmond government was greatly enraged, and on the 1st of August, 1862, General Lee was instructed to inform his adversaries that if Pope, Von Steinwehr and the officers who followed their directions were captured, they should be detained in view of possible reprisals. Von Steinwehr's orders were neither revoked nor again enforced, the hostages who had been seized by the Federals were promptly released, and the re
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
rginia, the following is the official estimate of Pope's forces on the 31st of July; but in giving it the Ghed by the particular number assigned to them by General Pope. As soon as they were mustered back into the ar, Banks' the Fiftn and Siegel's the Eleventh. Major-General Pope. 1st corps, Siegel (formerly the army of ts or definite specifications. After his defeat, General Pope censured his lieutenant for not having preventedharges brought against him by the publication of General Pope have been modified and restricted. Pope has blaPope has blamed him for not having left the Gainesville road, which had been designated to him in his first instructions, e of their chiefs; and the contradictory orders that Pope's lieutenants had been receiving for some days may, , plead in excuse of Porter's fatal hesitation. General Pope has weakened the effect of this second charge byt order is not to be wondered at. On the other hand, Pope, in his anxiety to prove that Porter's inaction had