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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
g at Mill Spring, the nation will realize its hopes, and delight to honor its brave soldiers. The defeat was severely felt by the Confederates; for they were wise enough to understand its significance, prophesying, as it truly did, of further melancholy disasters to their cause. The conspirators perceived the urgent necessity for a bold, able, and dashing commander in the West, and believing Beauregard to be such an one, he was ordered to Johnston's Department, Jan. 27, 1862. and General G. W. Smith, who had been an active democratic politician in New York city, was appointed to succeed him at Manassas. On leaving the army at Manassas, Beauregard issued a characteristic address to them, telling them he hoped soon to be back among them. I am anxious, he said, that my brave countrymen here in arms, fronting the haughty array and muster of Northern mercenaries, should thoroughly appreciate the exigency. Alluding to their disquietude because of long inaction, and the disposition
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
City road toward their left flank, and General G. W. Smith should follow the New Bridge road towarich was heavily pressed by the corps of General G. W. Smith. That officer, who was accompanied by r had been doing, he immediately threw forward Smith's command, which fell upon the Nationals at Fae field, leaving that wing in charge of General G. W. Smith, who was also disabled soon afterward. ous attack of infantry. Burns on one side and Smith on the other supported Hancock with their Napoward, the corps of Sumner and Heintzelman, and Smith's division of Franklin's corps, were ordered te. The Confederates opened their artillery on Smith's division from Garnett's Hill, and from Porteoved his corps to Savage's, uniting there with Smith's division of Franklin's corps,. and taking che, he found it destroyed, and was there met by Smith, Richardson, and Naglee, and the batteries of and Hooker; next Sedgwick and Richardson; next Smith and Slocum; then the remainder of Keyes's corp