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T. Kinloch Fauntleroy (search for this): chapter 19
Manassas to seven Pines, seems to have entirely forgotten that Mr. Davis visited him at his headquarters in the field after he had retreated to the south bank of the Rappahannock, and that together they went to Fredericksburg. He uses these words: Mr. Davis's narrative that follows is disposed of by the proof that after the army left Manassas the President did not visit it until about May 14 That he did not make such a visit is proved by Major J. B. Washington, aide-de-camp, Dr. Fauntleroy, surgeon, and Colonel E. J. Harvie, staff officers, who testify that they have no recollection whatever of such a visit at such a time. While it may not be of any great importance to history whether Mr. Davis and General Johnston did or did not visit Fredericksburg together, still positive proof is presented that such a visit was made, and that General Johnston's memory has failed him. In the Rebellion Records, published by the War Department at Washington, volume XI., part 3, pa
Robert E. Lee (search for this): chapter 19
III. The troops when passing through Richmond will be reported to the Adjutant-General for any instructions which it may be needful to give them at that point. Very respectfully yours, Jefferson Davis. Special orders, no. 83. headquarters, Department of Northern Virginia, Rapidan, March 23, 1862. Under orders of the President: I. Major-General T. H. Holmes, commanding Acquia District, is relieved from the command of that district, and assigned to duty temporarily with General Lee, and will report to the Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va., for further orders. By command of General Johnston. A. P. Mason. The following letters, written by residents of Fredericksburg, are also appended to prove conclusively that Mr. Davis, and not General Johnston, is right: Fredericksburg, Va., August 10, 1885. Judge William S. Barton. my dear Sir: In reply to your inquiry whether I knew that President Davis visited Fredericksburg in March, 1862, I beg to say
Edward Johnston (search for this): chapter 19
the steadiness of the brave possess a double value. The military paradox that impossibilities must be rendered possible, had never better occasion for its application. The engineers for whom you asked have been ordered to report to you, and further additions will be made to your list of brigadier-generals. Let me hear from you often and fully. Very truly and respectfully yours, Jefferson Davis. The President again wrote as follows: Richmond, Va., March 6, 1862. Generalj. E. Johnston: Notwithstanding the threatening position of the enemy, I infer from your account of the roads and streams that his active operations must be for some time delayed, and thus I am permitted to hope that you will be able to mobilize your army by the removal of your heavy ordnance and such stores as are not required for active operations, so that, whenever you are required to move, it may be without public loss and without impediment to celerity. I was fully impressed with the difficulti
E. Johnston (search for this): chapter 19
h as would involve serious suffering, because the same reasons must restrain the operations of the enemy Very respectfully yours, Jefferson Davis. General Johnston began his retreat on March 7th, but such was the confusion incident upon moving the troops out of their winter quarters, that it was not until the evening of, where a halt was called, and the troops encamped. In the undue haste to retire from the front of McClellan, who did not follow, nor even interfere with General Johnston's rear-guard, stores, arms, clothing, etc., were abandoned and burned, notwithstanding the urgent warning of Mr. Davis in his letters of February 28th and ofve that all might have been carried off from Manassas if the railroads had been energetically operated. On March 10th the President, not then informed of General Johnston's retrograde movement, telegraphed him as follows: Further assurances given me this day that you shall be promptly reinforced, so as to enable you to
Generai Johnston (search for this): chapter 19
ho testify that they have no recollection whatever of such a visit at such a time. While it may not be of any great importance to history whether Mr. Davis and General Johnston did or did not visit Fredericksburg together, still positive proof is presented that such a visit was made, and that General Johnston's memory has failed him. In the Rebellion Records, published by the War Department at Washington, volume XI., part 3, page 392, will be found the following order, issued to Generai Johnston by the President, while at Fredericksburg, March 22, 1862. Fredericksburg, Va., March 22, 1862. General Joseph H. Johnston, Sir: I. You will relieve Major-General Holmes of his command, and direct him to report at Richmond for further orders. II. You will detach two brigades of infantry and two companies of artillery, with orders to report to Major-General Holmes with the least delay at his headquarters in the field. III. The troops when passing through Richmond will be r
E. J. Harvie (search for this): chapter 19
o have entirely forgotten that Mr. Davis visited him at his headquarters in the field after he had retreated to the south bank of the Rappahannock, and that together they went to Fredericksburg. He uses these words: Mr. Davis's narrative that follows is disposed of by the proof that after the army left Manassas the President did not visit it until about May 14 That he did not make such a visit is proved by Major J. B. Washington, aide-de-camp, Dr. Fauntleroy, surgeon, and Colonel E. J. Harvie, staff officers, who testify that they have no recollection whatever of such a visit at such a time. While it may not be of any great importance to history whether Mr. Davis and General Johnston did or did not visit Fredericksburg together, still positive proof is presented that such a visit was made, and that General Johnston's memory has failed him. In the Rebellion Records, published by the War Department at Washington, volume XI., part 3, page 392, will be found the follow
February 28th (search for this): chapter 19
ed the succeeding twenty-four hours on the roadside, and suffered much from the inclement weather and excessive cold. The retreat continued to the south bank of the Rappahannock, where a halt was called, and the troops encamped. In the undue haste to retire from the front of McClellan, who did not follow, nor even interfere with General Johnston's rear-guard, stores, arms, clothing, etc., were abandoned and burned, notwithstanding the urgent warning of Mr. Davis in his letters of February 28th and of March 6th. General Early, in stating the amount of unnecessary loss at Manassas, wrote as follows: A very large amount of stores and provisions had been abandoned for want of transportation, and among the stores was a very large quantity of clothing, blankets, etc., which had been provided by the States south of Virginia for their own troops. The pile of trunks along the railroad was appalling to behold. All these stores, clothing, trunks, etc., were consigned to the
of the enemy's plans. General Johnston, in an article in the Century of May, 1885, entitled Manassas to seven Pines, seems to have entirely forgotten that Mr. Davis visited him at his headquarters in the field after he had retreated to the south bank of the Rappahannock, and that together they went to Fredericksburg. He uses these words: Mr. Davis's narrative that follows is disposed of by the proof that after the army left Manassas the President did not visit it until about May 14 That he did not make such a visit is proved by Major J. B. Washington, aide-de-camp, Dr. Fauntleroy, surgeon, and Colonel E. J. Harvie, staff officers, who testify that they have no recollection whatever of such a visit at such a time. While it may not be of any great importance to history whether Mr. Davis and General Johnston did or did not visit Fredericksburg together, still positive proof is presented that such a visit was made, and that General Johnston's memory has failed him.
raphed him as follows: Further assurances given me this day that you shall be promptly reinforced, so as to enable you to maintain your position and resume first policy when the roads will permit. The first policy was to carry the war beyond our own border. On March 15th the President received notice that the army was in retreat, and replied: Richmond, Va., March 15, 1862. General J. E. Johnston, Headquarters Army of the Potomac. General: I have received your letter of the 13th instant, giving the first official account I have received of the retrograde movement of your army. Your letter would lead me to infer that others had been sent to apprise me of your plans and movements. If so, they have not reached me; and before the receipt of yours of the 13th I was as much in the dark as to your purposes, condition, and necessities, as at the time of our conversation on the subject about a month since. It is true I have had many and alarming reports of great destruc
States of America, do proclaim that martial law is hereby extended over the city of Richmond and the adjoining country to the distance of ten miles. And I do proclaim the suspension of all civil jurisdiction with the exception of the Mayor of the city, and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus within the said city and surrounding country to the distance aforesaid. In faith whereof I have hereunto signed my name and set my seal, at the city of Richmond, on the first day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. (Seal.) Jefferson Davis. On February 2d General Beauregard took leave of the Army of the Potomac, having been transferred to the army in West Tennessee, commanded by Albert Sidney Johnston. The Federal forces then organizing in front of Washington, under General George B. McClellan, and estimated to number one hundred thousand men, gave indication of active operations. General Johnston, in a personal interview in Ric
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