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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Report of Hon. L. T. Wigfall in the Senate of the Confederate States, march 18, 1865. (search)
s (at least without remonstrance) which involves the safety of his army; so that he should sacrifice every thing but victory, and many great commanders have sacrificed even victory rather than appear to undervalue this vital principle. Sir Arthur Wellesley absolutely refused to cooperate in this short and violent campaign. He remained a quiet spectator of events at the most critical period of the war; and yet, on paper, the Spanish project promised well .... This man, so cautious, so conscough the Peninsular War. False, then, are the opinions of those who, asserting that Napoleon might have been driven over the Ebro in 1808-9, blame Sir John Moore's conduct. Such reasons would as certainly have charged the ruin of Spain on Sir Arthur Wellesley, if, at this period, the chances of war had sent him to his grave. But in all times the wise and brave man's toil has been the sport of fools. The complaint against General Johnston cannot be that he would not fight, for he fought alm
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 12: (search)
os, a good-natured gentleman, whom I knew in Madrid; and to the little dances at the Countess de Castillejas, which made a more rational amusement than I ever met before at a Spanish tertulia. Every day, too, I dined regularly at the Moorish castle, with its chivalrous castellan, Sir John Downie, a frank, vehement Scotchman, who has risen to much favor by his conduct during the last war. He came out first with Sir John Moore, and returned with the expedition; then came out again with Sir Arthur Wellesley, and gained such reputation in Estremadura, that a legion of seven thousand men was collected by the influence of his name, and served under him during the rest of the war with great success. It was there he received the present of Pizarro's sword, from Pizarro's family, which he showed to me, and which I saw with no common interest. This sword, too, has attached to it a story that well shows the chivalrous character of its present possessor. He had it at his side in 1812, when the
orce, was repulsed in an attack on Valencia. Murst, sensible of the powerful effect these various transactions had wrought upon the populace of Madrid, withdrew his army to the Retiro, an eminence commanding the city. Joseph Bonaparte, under the protection of 10,000 men, entered his new capital on the 27th of July, the very day that Dupont's army surrendered. As soon as the news reached Madrid, the new monarch and his court fled for their lives, the former consoling himself by carrying off all the regalia and crown jewels. Nor did he stop until he reached Burgos. Bessieres, in alarm for the state of affairs, gave up the design of marching on Portugal, and left Junnot to be over whelmed and captured by the British forces under Sir Arthur Wellesley. Thus in the space of two months Spain found herself nearly free from enemies. But her trials had but commenced. We must reserve farther notice of them for another article, this having already exceeded all legitimate proportions.
The example of Spain. During the month of August of this year, an English army, under Sir Arthur Wellesley, landed in the Mondego, and captured the army of Junot, which held possession of Portugal. That English army was subsequently reinforced and placed under the command of Sir John Moore, with orders to enter Spain and lend all possible assistance to the patriots whenever an opportunity might offer. Napoleon had gone to Erfurth, to meet the Emperor Alexander, and settle the affairs of the world. In the meantime, while the Spanish armies, apparently overcome by their late exertions, were resting in fancied security, the French were pouring in troops by all the passes of the Pyrenees. By the 1st of November, their armies, seven in number, presented a force of 325,000 veteran troops; the most formidable force, when, their character, their equipments, and the character of their officers is taken into consideration, that up to that day had ever threatened the subjugation of a fr