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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Eppa Hunton at the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. (search)
ge against a front attack. I was engaged in cutting a heavy body of timber out of the way on the bottom land leading to the bridge, so as to enable our artillery to sweep the turnpike and adjacent low land, for over a mile in the direction of Centreville, and had just finished this work when the enemy attacked at Blackburn's and Mitchell's fords. There was so little blood shed, and the Federal forces were so easily repulsed, that I began to look upon the whole movement as a feint, and believendeavor to prove that General Hunton was the man. The people in the vicinity of the battlefield were in possession of information that a battle was imminent, and were on the lookout. On Saturday evening, July 20th, Captain J. D. Debell, of Centreville, who had been in our vicinity for several days, came to Sudley and remained that night. He believed with me that the advance would be made through the route referred to, and Bull Run passed at Sudley Ford. He had a field-glass, small, but a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Some war history never published. (search)
discretion. I think the time has now come when it ought to be given to the public, with the paper, Council of War at Centreville. I submit them for publication at your discretion. Very truly, Marcus J. Wright. Council of war at CentreviCentreville. October 1, 1861. The exact date does not appear in the records. That above is approximately, if not absolutely, correct. On the 26th September, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston addressed a letter to the Secretary of War in regard to eneral G. W. Smith. C. T. Beauregard, General, C. S. Army. J. E. Johnston, General, C. S. Army. Signed in triplicate. Centreville, January 31, 1862. Beauvoir, Harrison County, Miss., 6th December, 1882. General M. J. Wright; My Dear Sir,—Col.dness to inform me how the derivation from the certified copy occurred? My recollection is that the army was not at Centreville on October I, 1861. If General Smith, as early as the 1st October, was engaged in a combination to undermine, his sub
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Military Record of Captain Martin Binney (search)
at Washington, D. C., May 1, 1861. Subsequently it crossed Long Bridge into Virginia, and was camped at Shooters Hill, Virginia, until July 17, 1861, on which day we marched to Centreville Heights, near Manassas Junction. With thirty other men I was detailed under Captain Messer of the Haverhill company to march up a side road. Here we met a body of rebels on July 18, at a place called Wolf Run Shoals, and had quite an engagement. We then overtook the army two days later, encamped on Centreville Heights, and on the 21st of July (Sunday), went into the battle of Bull Run or Manassas. From there the regiment returned to Washington, and our time of enlistment having expired August 1, 1861, we were mustered out and returned to Boston. In the following September, 1861, Captain George W. West, who was formerly first lieutenant in the Somerville Light Infantry, but who did not go out with the company on three months service, asked Captain Brastow to name two men of his old company
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Somerville Soldiers in the Rebellion. (search)
embarked for the South on a steamer on the 22nd, were quartered mainly in the hold upon loose hay, among artillery caissons, and reached Washington via Annapolis about the 26th, and were quartered in the Treasury building until the last days of May. We participated honorably in the Bull Run campaign. The battle of that name, July 21, 1861, was hotly contested for three hours. The enemy's loss in killed and wounded exceeded ours, and their army could have been fought the following day at Centreville, ten miles distant. The result was a disappointment and an awakening. The defeat has been much exaggerated by noncombatants, who followed the army, and have been truthful so far as they portrayed their own cowardice. The company was mustered out July 31, having more than served its three months term. It went under fire when discharge could have been equitably claimed, though the regiment was technically held from date of mustering in at Washington May 1, 1861. The duty rendered by the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
derals that the moment for undertaking this campaign had at last arrived. We have stated that by the end of September the Confederates were concentrated around Centreville and Manassas. Their outposts, wherever they had been maintained, appeared ready to fall back, and the lukewarmness they exhibited on the occasion of a trifling them reconnoitre the whole line in front of them. Only some cavalry pickets were found, and it was ascertained that the enemy was nowhere in force in front of Centreville. McCall, who was at the extreme right, advanced along the road parallel to the river; and placing two of his brigades en echelon, in order to cover his communi country. McClellan justly thought that he had gone too far, and fearing lest he should expose his flank to an attack on the part of the Confederates posted at Centreville, ordered him to fall back as far as Drainesville. But struck with the absence of the enemy in that direction, and deceived by a false report from Banks, he con
ctions of the Supreme Court. Looked upon the Constitution as the law of limitation upon the one side and of obedience upon the other. Mr. Ewing also spoke of our country, her boundless resources and mighty improvements; looked forward to the amicable settlement of our national difficulties, and hoped for the future prosperity of our nation. Mr. Ewing left the floor amid much applause. Primary meeting at Centreville. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held at Centreville, Queen Anne's county, Md., on the 3d instant, at which several spirited addresses were made, and twenty-five delegates appointed to the Peace Convention to be held in Baltimore on the 10th of the present month. The resolutions adopted charge upon the Federal Government the most gross and palpable violations of the Constitution; insist that our fellow-citizens illegally imprisoned shall be either set at liberty or surrendered for trial to the civil authorities; declare uncompromising opposition to the
The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], Congressional election in Virginia. (search)
Attack on a Newspaper Office in Maryland. --An attack was recently made on the office of the States Rights Advocate published in Centreville, Md., by a portion of Capt Stafford's company, stationed near that place. A correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette furnishes the following particulars: After the parade in the morning the band and a part of the company repaired to the office of Mr. T. J. Keating, when the spokesman, with a revolver in his hand, demanded an apology for the appearance of the following editorial notice: "In Town.--The soldiers, whose anticipated arrival came to our ears just as we were going to press on Friday of last week, are here sure enough. They marched into town on the afternoon of that day to the tune of 'Dixie,' as it was tooled from half a dozen or more brass horns, followed by a crowd of negroes and some white people, and took quarters for the night in the negro meeting-house at Sandy Bottom. The next morning they occupied the Court-Hous
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Plan for the improvement of the Currency. (search)
ously been offered to Gens. Sedgwick and Warren, but they had declined acceptance. The estimates of the Yankee Secretary of War this year are two millions less than they were last. Washington letters do not show on what view of the war this diminution is based. A negro conscript, who put his head out of the window of the prison, in Washington, where he was confined, on Tuesday, was ordered to withdraw it. He refused, and abused the guard, who shot him. He died. A fire in Centreville, Md., last Friday, destroyed the office of the States Rights newspaper and other buildings. Hawkins, one of the parties in the recent kidnapping case at Montreal, has been tried and found guilty. The trial of Joshua R. Giddings, Yankee Consul at Montreal, on the same charge, is set down for the 17th inst. A great meeting, to stimulate enlistments, was held at Indianapolis on Friday night. Twenty-eight volunteers were obtained. About thirty leading citizens pledged themselves to o
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