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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 71 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 70 4 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 66 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 57 1 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 52 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 50 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 48 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 44 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 44 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 36 0 Browse Search
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ral and extensive, that they obtained almost universal credence, and great was the gratification manifested on all aides at the supposed victory. About midday, however, these flattering reports received an official contradiction, and the following paragraph found posted upon the bulletin boards of the different journals of the city: "An official letter from General Johnston, ed at Barhamsville, 11 A. M. yesterday, es that the enemy were landing under the of their gunboats, near West Point. No tion is made of the imminency of an engagement; but, on the contrary, the tenor of the letter indicates that Gen. J. did not expect a conflict with the enemy. He states that the repulse of the enemy at Williamsburg seems to have stopped their advance in that direction altogether. The prisoners on Monday were principally of Heintzleman's division, and part of Sumner's.--Nothing said of the extent of casualties on either side" Thus it will be seen that all the information heret
West Point The advantages of a regular military education are obvious enough, and the fact that West Point has turned out many accomplished Generals cannot be denied. But a General, like a poet, must be made by nature; he must be born a GeneraWest Point has turned out many accomplished Generals cannot be denied. But a General, like a poet, must be made by nature; he must be born a General, or else all the military schools in the world cannot make up the deficiency. We have as much contempt as any one for politicians who affect to play the part of great soldiers; but it is absurd to assume that all are soldiers who have gone through for the farmer Jackson, who defended successfully against the picked veterans of England that city which a graduate of West Point has given up without firing a gun ! Even Scott himself, who gained such laurels in that war, was not educated to the profession of arms. West Point is very well, but we must not deify it. It is an admirable school, but human nature and the management of volunteers are not taught there. Some of its Southern graduates now in command of our armies, happily for us, are