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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 299 299 Browse Search
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it de corps Centering on Virginia varied Types of different States the Marylanders at the South mixed equipments and Properties doubtful points Norfolk to Manassas where the battle ground would be Missouri's first move. Notwithstanding the haste of removal from Montgomery, the vast amount of work to be reduced to reg avenge his untimely end. The men who made the grim vow were of the stuff to keep it; the name of Jackson, the Martyr, became a war-cry, and the bloody tracks of Manassas How that oath was kept can tell! On the 23d of May, Joseph E. Johnston received his commission as General in the Regular Army, and went to Harper's Ferryd of all troops in that region-known as the Army of the Shenandoah. Beauregard, with the same grade, was recalled on his way to the West, and sent to command at Manassas. From the great ease of putting troops across the fords of the Potomac into Virginia, it was considered necessary to concentrate, at points from which they c
the southern pulse Beware of Johnston's Retreats I Bull run the day before Manassas waiting! On the afternoon of June 10, 1861, Richmond was thrown into a comly laurels was gathered. An aide on General Beauregard's staff came down from Manassas a few days after Bethel, in charge of prisoners; and he told me that the men hian took in such part, that he at once prepared to dispatch his whole force to Manassas to join Beauregard. Well did General Scott say, Beware of Johnston's retreatsf Prague, to fill a train on the Central, or Fredericksburg road, en route for Manassas. Constantly, at gray dawn the dull, rumbling sound, cut sharply by the clear irst decisive battle would be joined by the Army of the Shenandoah, or that of Manassas. A hushed, feverish suspense-like the sultry stillness before the burst ofaper the lieutenant handed him-Hello! Adjutant, read that! Boys, I'm off for Manassas to-night. Turning my back on a fight, by-! Just then I felt a hand on my s
Chapter 15: after Manassas. How rumors came jubilation and revulsion anxiety for news the decisive charge an Austrian view the President's return his speech to the people the first train of wounded sorrow and consolation how women worked material and moral results of Manassas spoils and Overconfidence singular errors in public mind General belief in advance the Siesta and itut that the President had left that morning, on a special train and with a volunteer staff, for Manassas. This set the whole tribe agog, and wonderful were the speculations and rumors that flew aboutr truth to be expected from the morbid anxiety. No one reflected that these men must have left Manassas before the fighting was even hotly joined; and could only have gained their diluted intelligenc in deepest mourning, to recall the fever of that fearful night. Though the after effect of Manassas proved undoubtedly bad, the immediate fruits of the victory were of incalculable value. Panics
theories, to account for the paralysis after Manassas, were each in turn discussed, and each found The President took no command on his visit to Manassas, for he reached the field only after the battd anger him; and events immediately following Manassas showed there could be little jealousy or piquwere the most disorganized mass. The army of Manassas was almost entirely undisciplined, and had neat was sufficient reason for not following up Manassas. The army, ordinarily, was not in a conditiod to stand open, to deluge the country around Manassas until it became a perfect lake of mud. Roads cy of the South; and by that time the army of Manassas was in better condition than could be expectee. For these combined reasons the army of Manassas, which a few weeks before had gone so gaily i-would again vindicate the name it had won at Manassas. These thinkers saw that some branches of the Sawyer gun. The echo of the paeans from Manassas came back to them, but softened by distance a
ies was frequently stated by surgeons of perfect reliability: their sick reports were much smaller than those of the hardiest mountain organizations. This they attributed to two causes: greater attention to personal cleanliness and to all hygienic precautions; and the exercise of better trained minds and wills keeping them free from the deadly blue devils. Numbers of them, of course, broke down at once. Many a poor fellow who would have achieved a brilliant future perished mid the mud of Manassas, or slept under the snowy slopes of the western mountains. The practice was kill or cure, but it was in a vast majority of cases, the latter; and men who stood the hardship thrived upon it. The Marylanders, too, were a marvel of patience. Self-made exiles, not only from the accustomed comforts of home, but cut off from communication with their absent ones and harrowed by vague stories of wrong and violence about them — it would have been natural had they yielded to the combined strain
parent that proper methods had not been taken to meet the steady and persevering preparations of the North. Disaster after disaster followed the arms of the South in close succession; and the spirits of all classes fell to a depth the more profound, from their elevation of previous joyance. As early as the 29th of the previous August, a naval expedition under Commodore Stringham had, after a short bombardment, reduced the forts at Hatteras Inlet. In the stream of gratulation following Manassas, this small event had been carried out of sight; and even the conquest of Port Royal, South Carolina, by Admiral Dupont's fleet, on the 7th of November, had been looked upon as one of those little mischances that only serve to shade all pictures of general victory. They were not taken for what they really were-proofs of the entirely defenseless condition of an immense sweep of coast, in the face of the heavy and increasing naval armament of the United States. They were considered rever
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 21: the conscription and its consequences. (search)
he executive, or to resist popular clamor, backed by brutum fulmen of the press-a moment had come when even the blindest of legislators could not fail to see. More men, was the cry from every general in the field. With more men, the army of Manassas could have carried the war over the Potomac frontier; perhaps have ended it there. With more men, Nashville would have been saved and Shiloh won. With more men, the enemy, pouring over the daily contracting frontiers, if not checked in their adthat had fought so well at Roanoke Island. Green and awkward; shrinking away from the chaff of passing regulars; looking a little sheepish for being conscripts, Zeb Vance's boys yet proved not unworthy the companionship of the men of Bethel, of Manassas and of Richmond. At first the border states, or those overrun by the enemy, gave few additions to the conscript camps. Kentucky, on whose adherence and solid aid to the cause such reliance had been placed in the beginning, had sadly fail
rdeal by combat. The North Prepares a New on to Richmond. Joe Johnston's strategy from Manassas to Richmond Magruder's lively tactics the defenders come scenes of the March through a younarate corps of Banks, Fremont and Shields were hovering about the flanks of the devoted Army of Manassas; and the decisive blow was evidently to be aimed at that point. But the clear-sighted and coolk as to the actual movement and its consequences; knowing only that their cherished stronghold, Manassas, was deserted and its splendid system of river batteries left a spoil; hearing only the gloomi Main street, in steady tramp for the Peninsula. Grim and bronzed they were, those veterans of Manassas; smeared with the clay of their camp, unwashed, unkempt, unfed; many ragged and some shoeless. l and privation done its work so thoroughly; and were these the proud array that had marched to Manassas — the hardened, but gallant host that had gone gaily to Yorktown? Were these the only dependen
rom Drewry's Bluff, the bold and daring Pamunkey raid still further aided in this effect. General J. E. B. Stuart had by his successful conduct of the cavalry, no less than by his personal gallantry, worked his way from the colonelcy he held at Manassas to a major-generalcy of all that arm of the Virginia army. He had gained the confidence of General Lee and the greatest popularity in and out of the army; and, ably seconded by his brigadiers, Jeb Stuart was expected to do great deeds in the co tide rolled back, it swept into Richmond terrible fragments of the wreck it had made. Every conveyance that could follow the army, or could be pressed from the almost stripped country around it, bore in from the River Road its load of misery. Manassas had hinted the slaughter of a great fight; Seven Pines had sketched all the hard outlines of the picture; but the Seven Days put in the dismal shadows, with every variation of grotesque horror. In the dearth of transportation and the hurry o
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 24: echo of Seven days, North and South. (search)
eally taken to mean what they said. When Pope did at last find the rebel, Jackson, the hopeful public over the Potomac began to believe that their truculent pet might have simply paraphrased Falstaff, and cried- Lying and thieving have blown me up like a bladder! For Jackson gave the bladder a single prick, and lo! it collapsed. Resting his wearied and shattered troops only long enough to get them again into fighting trim, General Lee prepared to check the third great advance upon Manassas. Working on the inner line and being thus better able to concentrate his strength, he left only enough troops around Richmond to delay any advance of McClellan from the Peninsula; and, before the end of July, sent Stonewall Jackson — with Ewell's, A. P. Hill's, and his own old division under General Charles S. Winder, in all about 10,000 men — to frustrate the flatulent designs of the gong-sounding commander, whose Chinese warfare was echoing so loudly from the frontier. Cautious, rapi