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Braxton Bragg (search for this): chapter 23
bitterly grieved; all the more, because he saw what the necessary result must now be. He was thoroughly convinced that the present hopeless strait could have been avoided had his counsel prevailed, when he urged the withdrawal of a portion of General Lee's army to strike Sherman's columns, then far from their base; and even later, about the 21st of February, when he again strenuously advised concentration at or near Salisbury, with a reinforcement of twenty thousand men from Generals Lee and Bragg, to defeat Sherman first, and attack Grant afterwards. The battle of Bentonville had proved to General Beauregard that the spirit of the Confederate troops was unbroken, and that, with approximate equality in numbers, those troops could achieve victory. It was now plain that the grand drama which had lasted for four years was fast drawing to an end. But he resolved, nevertheless, not to relax his efforts to uphold the cause until the last hour. On his return to Greensboroa, General Beau
William Butler (search for this): chapter 23
The small Confederate army, under General Johnston, stood between the two roads leading to Raleigh on the one hand, and to Weldon, on the other, so as to be ahead of the enemy on whichever line of march he might adopt, and in order, also, to be able to unite with the Army of Northern Virginia, in case General Lee should favor such a movement, although it was now, probably, too late to carry it out successfully. The position was wisely selected. Wheeler's cavalry was stationed north, and Butler's south, of the enemy's camps surrounding Goldsboroa. On the 1st of April, owing to a despatch just received from General Lee, empowering him to assume command of all troops from Western Virginia and Western North Carolina within his reach, General Beauregard left Greensboroa for Salisbury. His purpose was, if possible, to confer with Generals Lee and Johnston relative to the actual condition of affairs, and the best disposition to be made of all available troops, from Salisbury to Green
J. E. Johston (search for this): chapter 23
may adopt to engage your forces before a prompt The telegram in our files has the word prompt, as we have given it, instead of proposed, as written in Mr. Davis's book. The meaning of the despatch is not altered by the use of either word. junction with General Walker and others? Your more intimate knowledge of the data for the solution of the problem deters me from making a specific suggestion on that point. Jeffn. Davis. 2. Greensboroa, N. C., April 11th, 1865:3.30 P. M. General J. E. Johston, Headquarters, via. Raleigh: The enemy's cavalry, in small force, this morning cut the Danville Railroad, ten miles from here, and, as reported, moved eastwardly. Lest communication should be lost, I telegraph to say that General Beauregard proposes, after General Walker shall join him, which will be ordered to commence forthwith, to unite with you at the Yadkin, in front of Salisbury. And this seems to me to be the most easy method, if pursued, of effecting the proposed junct
G. T. Beauregard (search for this): chapter 23
om Petersburg. evacuation of Richmond. General Beauregard returns to Greensboroa. Receives despatding terms thrown upon Generals Johnston and Beauregard. President Davis's efforts to organize a cat Airy and Wytheville, in West Virginia— General Beauregard ordered three brigades, under Featherstoined to the President by a despatch from General Beauregard, dated Greensboroa, April 5th, 1865. near Smithfield, April 6th, 1865. General G. T. Beauregard: It is not necessary to remain lonrd: Danville, April 9th, 1865. General G. T. Beauregard: General Walker, commanding here, is desirable. Jeffn. Davis. Before General Beauregard had had time to decide upon any course o lines at some important point; that he, General Beauregard, was collecting at Salisbury, Greensboroder to do so with more celerity he asked General Beauregard to send him one hundred cars, which was d by General Johnston, in his own and in General Beauregard's name, at the renewal of the conference[52 more...]
John N. Hendren (search for this): chapter 23
within a few miles of that place on the morning of the 16th. It is necessary to mention an occurrence of the day before, which, though in itself of no great importance, was the cause somewhat later of much complication and annoyance. Mr. John N. Hendren, Treasurer, C. S., as he signed himself, had been ordered by the President to turn over to General Beauregard, as a military chest to be moved with his army train, certain silver coin, estimated at $39,000, with the request that an officertter to General Johnston, as was plainly the proper course to be pursued by him, and stated in his endorsement that the Secretary of War authorized the use of said coin for the wants of the army, in case of need. See Appendix for letters of Mr. Hendren, and endorsement on them by General Beauregard. It appears—owing, no doubt, to General Johnston's absence at the time—that no immediate attention was paid to the matter, which greatly incensed the Treasurer, who thus brought upon himself a rat
Joseph E. Johnston (search for this): chapter 23
dent, his Cabinet, and the two Generals. General Johnston reluctantly authorized to treat with General Sherman. General Johnston forwards letter to General Sherman on the 14th. incident mentioned o Beauregard. General Sherman's answer to General Johnston. troops ordered to halt at all points. General Beauregard's suggestion to General Johnston concerning negotiations. General Breckinridge p if possible, to confer with Generals Lee and Johnston relative to the actual condition of affairs, remain longer. No news from General Lee. J. E. Johnston. General Beauregard consequently retute of North Carolina, by and between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate Army, ande on the 18th instant, by and between General J. E. Johnston, of the Confederate States Army, and Ge, near Durham's Station, N. C., between Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Mancluded in the terms of this convention. J. E. Johnston, Genl. Comdg. Confed. States forces in N.[25 more...]
of 2258. It is easy to perceive that the error is not ours. This estimate does not include General Stoneman's force of cavalry, amounting to 4000, then operating around Greensboroa and Salisbury, anddelay, in the direction of Greensboroa, whither he returned the same evening. Soon afterwards, Stoneman appearing more directly to threaten Danville, which was then defended by a mere handful of troillsboroa, where they then lay, unsupplied with horses and of no use. The reports concerning Stoneman's raid indicated that he was moving from Wytheville, along the Virginia and Tennessee railroad,d flanks and protect his communications; that a very strong force of the enemy's cavalry,.under Stoneman, was reported to be moving along the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, having already reached Weral Grant an order to suspend the movements of any troops from the direction of Virginia. General Stoneman is under my command, and my order will suspend any devastation or destruction contemplated
John C. Breckinridge (search for this): chapter 23
rals Johnston and Sherman on the 18th. General Breckinridge communicates paper to President Davis. his delay in answering. letter of General Breckinridge to President Davis. his final answer to Geincoln. what the South thought of it. General Breckinridge's telegram of April 24th. General Johnit the arrival of the Secretary of War, General Breckinridge, whose presence was deemed necessary ben of the members of the Cabinet present—General Breckinridge included —and receiving the assurance fhe United States in North Carolina. General Breckinridge returned to Greensboroa on the 19th, an3d, forwarded the following telegram to General Breckinridge: General Sherman writes that he expno answer came, but the result was that General Breckinridge saw the President, and also addressed h Greensboroa, April 25th: 10 A. M. Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War: Your despatch nston telegraphed as follows: Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War: I have proposed t[6 more...]<
Pierre Soule Richmond (search for this): chapter 23
had now determined to take temporary refuge, supposing— and indeed knowing—that General Lee, upon his retreat from Petersburg, would endeavor to reach Danville with his army. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, vol. II., p. 668. The line of our defences around Petersburg was broken on the 2d of April, in the morning, and our troops were compelled to fall back on their inner works, thus making the evacuation of the city a mere question of hours. General Lee had advised that Richmond should be evacuated simultaneously with the withdrawal of his troops that night ; Ibid., vol. II., p. 661. and President Davis, informed of the disaster, began immediate preparations for his removal and that of the heads of the various State Departments from the capital of the Confederacy. He says: The event had come before Lee had expected it, and the announcement was received by us in Richmond with sorrow and surprise; for, though it had been foreseen as a coming event which might po
s: Will await here arrival of President. Road between this place and Danville safe. Raiders are at or near Salem. He then without delay telegraphed General Ferguson to hurry up with his cavalry brigade, from High Point, as fast as he could. The need of cavalry was greatly felt at that hour, not only to oppose the enemy,o young to be very efficient, who had patriotically offered their services, furnishing their own horses and equipments; that he was, however, daily expecting General Ferguson's brigade of cavalry, which was coming from Augusta, Ga., as rapidly as possible, and, in all likelihood, would reach Graham that day. General Beauregard, the Federal cavalry, at Salisbury and other minor points, in relation to which General Beauregard was yet issuing orders to Generals Lomax, Bradley Johnson, and Ferguson, nothing of importance occurred from the 14th to the day of the meeting of Generals Johnston and Sherman. The greater part of the Confederate forces, then temp
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