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s on the 27th of March. offers to turn over command of the army to General Beauregard, who declines. General Beauregard urges an early offensive movement against the enemy, and gives his views as to plan of organizing the forces. General Johnston authorizes him to complete the organization already begun. General orders of March 29th. reasons why the army was formed into small corps. General Beauregard desirous of moving against the enemy on the 1st of April. why it was not done. on the 2d, General Cheatham reports a strong Federal force threatening his front. General Beauregard advises an immediate advance. General Johnston yields. General Jordan's statement of his interview with General Johnston on that occasion. special orders no. 8, otherwise called order of March and battle. by whom suggested and by whom written. General Beauregard explains the order to corps commanders. tardiness of the first corps in marching from Corinth. our forces in position for battle on the
rals Polk and Hardee, who received them, as well as now remembered, at 1.40 A. M., as stated in the receipts signed by those officers, respectively, at the time. General Breckinridge, commanding a detached division at Beirnsville, received his orders from the telegraph-office. After having despatched the orders in question, I repaired directly to your headquarters, roused Captain A. R. Chisolm, of your personal staff, and told him to awake you at 5 A. M. About 7 A. M. of (next day) the 3d April, you sent for me, and I found that you had drawn up the notes of a general order, prescribing the order and method of the movement from Corinth upon Pittsburg, with peculiar minuteness, as, from the wooded and broken nature of the country to be traversed, it would be a most difficult matter to move so large a body of men with the requisite celerity for the contemplated attack. These notes you gave me as the basis for the proper general order to be issued, directing and regulating the march
out seventeen and a half miles. True, there were heavy rain-falls during the night of the 4th, and the early part of the next day, which made the roads somewhat difficult, not to speak of their narrowness and of the fact of their crossing a densely wooded country. But these causes account only in part for the slowness of the march, which was mainly attributable to the rawness of the troops and the inexperience of the officers, including some of superior rank. During the advance of the 4th of April a reconnaissance in force was injudiciously made by a part of the cavalry of the Second Corps, with such audacity—capturing an officer and thirteen men of the enemy—that it ought to have warned the Federal commander of our meditated attack. Our forces could not get into position for battle until late on the afternoon of the 5th—too late to commence the action on that day. Soon after General Hardee's line of battle (the front one) had been formed, he sent a messenger with an urgent requ<
March 18th (search for this): chapter 20
thousand strong, exclusive of cavalry—were halted at Beirnsville and Iuka, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. A shade of sadness, if not of despondency, rested upon General Johnston's brow. The keen anxiety and still-increasing gloom overspreading the country weighed heavily upon him. He suffered deeply, both as a patriot and as a soldier; but men of his courage and character are uncomplaining. The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, he wrote to Mr. Davis, on the 18th of March, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. The concluding lines of his letter show what were his feelings, when complying with General Beauregard's urgent request for a junction of their armies: If I join this corps to the forces of Beauregard (I confess, a hazardous experiment), then, those who are now declaiming against me will be without an argument. Soon after General Johnston's arrival, and in the course of his first conference with General Beauregard, he expressed,
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