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en. Comdg. The troops were located at the following points: one regiment at Mitchell's Ford, where the country road, from Manassas to Centreville, crosses Bull Run, at a point midway between the two. Another regiment was stationed at Union Mills Ford, not far from where the railroad to Alexandria crosses the same stream. d by it, it becomes a question whether these works could be held more than a few days, when thus isolated. I have reconnoitred closely several of the fords on Bull Run, and one on Occoquan Run (about three miles from here), which offer strong natural features of defence, but they are so numerous and far apart, that only a much under all circumstances. I remain, dear Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard. From what precedes it is easy to see why Bull Run did not naturally afford a strong defensive line. In fact, the ground on the Federal side of the run commanded, in most places, the ground occupied by the Confe
f three regiments each, occupied a triangle as follows: at Mitchell's Ford, on Bull Run, one regiment; at Centreville and another point half-way to Germantown, one brCourt-House and Fairfax Station) touching their respective lines of retreat on Bull Run, in case they should be menaced by a combined serious movement of the enemy witurnpike from Alexandria, through Fairfax Court-House and Centreville, crosses Bull Run, on its way to Warrenton. The works, armed with naval guns, were manned by thh that of Colonel Cocke, commanding the 5th Brigade at the stone bridge across Bull Run. Colonel Sloan's regiment, 4th South Carolina Volunteers, has already fallen bhe exigency, on the naturally strong positions enumerated therein, afforded by Bull Run, in the hope of conducting the movement so as to induce the enemy to offer me ctly understood, however, that if the enemy should offer battle on the line of Bull Run, I shall accept it for my command, against whatsoever odds he may array in my
rong demonstration against General Bonham. General Beauregard's telegram to the President. General Johnston ordered to make junction if practicable. action of Bull Run. what Major Barnard, U. S. E., says of it. repulse of the enemy. War Department inclined to withdraw order to General Johnston. General Beauregard disregardsgram to the President: Headquarters, Manassas, July 17th, 1861. The enemy has assailed my outposts in heavy force. I have fallen back on the line of Bull Run and will make a stand at Mitchell's Ford. If his force is overwhelming I shall retire to the Rappahannock railroad bridge, saving my command for defence there aand two companies of cavalry, held the left flank, and protected the stone-bridge crossing. Early's brigade stood in the rear of, and as support to, Ewell's. Bull Run is a small stream running in this locality, nearly from west to east. Its banks, for the most part, are rocky and steep. The country on either side, much broke
t of history.> After the check received at Bull Run, on July 18th, the Federal army remained inacby the enemy, the day after the engagement of Bull Run, caused an alteration of his plans, as originry, had been sent to take up a position along Bull Run to guard the interval between Cocke's right ahad thrown his brigade across the stream at Union Mills. It was evidently too late to undertake thee sides by small water-courses emptying into Bull Run, rose to an elevation of one hundred feet above the stream. Its crest ran obliquely to Bull Run, and to the Brentsville and turnpike roads. Easdisorder, in all available directions towards Bull Run. The rout had now become general and completre he should effect a lodgment on our side of Bull Run. He asked also for such reinforcements as conear McLean's Ford. General Jones had crossed Bull Run at that point, in the morning, as already sta new instructions, he was again thrown across Bull Run, to make demonstrations against the enemy fro[1 more...]
next morning. Another obstacle, of no minor importance, intervened, which was sufficient of itself to cut short all idea of then following the routed Federal army. On the evening of the 21st, at about nine o'clock, the heavens began to assume a threatening appearance, and, a few hours later, a heavy rain fell, which lasted unremittingly throughout the whole of the succeeding day. Meanwhile, our troops were without provisions, and had no means of transportation. The railroad bridge across Bull Run had been destroyed, too, and its reconstruction was indispensable to open the way for a farther advance, which, thus deferred, could no longer be called a pursuit. The fact is, the pursuit ordered by General Beauregard, at the close of the battle, See report of battle, in Chapter IX. having been stopped at about 6.30 P. M., in consequence of the false alarm referred to in the preceding chapter, no movement that night could have met with a successful result. It should have been instant
a pitched battle, into which the enemy might have been drawn in an attempt to seize them, the result to General McClellan might have been made destructive, as, on his side, the ground was very bad, and unfavorable to the movements of troops. General McClellan so describes it in his report. Such an attack was intended by him about the time the positions were abandoned. The Confederate forces now took up a line of triangular shape, with Centreville as the salient, one side running to Union Mills and the other to the stone bridge, with outposts of regiments three or four miles forward in all directions, and cavalry pickets as far in advance as Fairfax Court-House. The Federals followed with a corresponding advance of their outposts. Afterwards, upon the closer approach of the enemy, in order to supply the deficiency of cannon, General Beauregard devised a substitute in wooden logs, so shaped and blackened as to present the appearance of guns. They were covered with a shed of br
de upon it; and it was not known that the army had advanced beyond the line of Bull Run, the position previously selected by General Lee, and which was supposed to had been advanced to Fairfax Court-House, and Ewell's brigade posted in front of Bull Run, at Union Mills Ford; all of which had been duly announced, and was well known assertion that it was not known that the army had advanced beyond the line of Bull Run. The entire army had not, but two of its brigades had; and General Beauregard, on the 19th of July, after checking Mc-Dowell's advance at the engagement of Bull Run, refused to withdraw the call made upon General Johnston, so that the latter mat least forty-eight hours earlier than the date at which it was effected, and Bull Run would have been fought with the combined forces of both Generals Johnston and tting the thanks of the Legislature of his State, for the victories of Sumter, Bull Run, and Manassas. Executive office, Baton Rouge, La., January 14th, 1862.
tle of the 21st. He would certainly have arrived too late, had not the result of the action of Bull Run, on the 18th, deterred General McDowell from sooner making his contemplated attack. And it muse same, and has hardly had any sleep at all since the 17th, the day preceding the engagement of Bull Run, goes on with the active preparations needed at the hour; issues and distributes the order of my. He wished it clearly understood, however, that should the enemy offer battle on the line of Bull Run, he would accept it for his command, against whatever odds he (the enemy) might array in his frhim that the enemy will attack in force the next morning. And the enemy did. The engagement of Bull Run was fought and won; and General McDowell, frustrated in this his attempt to carry our lines, fohe field after the last-armed enemy had left it, when none were within cannon-shot, or south of Bull Run, when the victory was complete as well as assured, and no opportunity left for the influence of
s from a hill, over one and a half miles from Bull Run. At the same time Kemper, supported by two cof, the retreat from Fairfax Court-House, on Bull Run. Called from the head of his regiment, by whthe occupation and maintenance of the line of Bull Run. Colonel Thomas Jordan, Assistant Adjutanto retire again for a time within the lines of Bull Run with my main force. Patterson having been viry, had been sent to take up a position along Bull Run, to guard the interval between Cocke's right ust thrown his brigade across the stream at Union Mills. But, in my judgment, it was now too late of quite one hundred feet above the level of Bull Run, at the bridge, it falls off on three sides twas also ordered by General Johnston to cross Bull Run and attack the enemy from the direction of Legade, and that of General Longstreet, back to Bull Run. General D. R. Jones, early in the day, cr 6TH brigade, Colonel Early, in position on Bull Run, one mile above Stone Bridge. Evans's comm[31 more...]