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Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
hment of considerable size was stationed at Centreville, another farther on at Fairfax Court-house,e and Fairfax Court-house before it reaches Centreville. It became necessary, therefore, to move tallowed time to fall back quietly by way of Centreville, and to take position at Mitchell's Ford, ormy. Having ordered Tyler simply to occupy Centreville, which was only eight kilometers distant fre two brigades regained the neighborhood of Centreville in the evening. The losses on each side had expired, and who shamefully left him at Centreville. On the 19th he found himself in the vicine made the next morning. Miles remained at Centreville in order to draw the attention of the enemy the offensive and proceed to attack him at Centreville. While McDowell was issuing orders for puts struck into the narrow roads leading from Centreville to Sudeley Ford, which being much longer thhat he was preparing to make an attack upon Centreville with his right. He immediately took the ne[14 more...]
Russia (Russia) (search for this): chapter 5
ave wished to offer. The French government followed this example on the 11th of June. America, therefore, who had a right to rely upon the sympathies of abolitionist England in her struggle with slavery, and upon those of the land of Rochambeau and La Fayette, in her efforts to preserve the work of Washington, only found in the governments of those two countries doubting spectators, who like the friends of Job were ready to take advantage of her misfortunes in order to teach her a lesson. Russia, on the contrary, being more shrewd, hastened to tender her those assurances of deep interest to which, in the hour of great trial, nations are as sensitive as individuals, and showed thereby a political foresight in striking reproof of the other European powers. The partisans of the insurgents, who under the name of Peace Democrats followed the lead of Mr. Breckenridge in the Senate, and of Mr. Vallandigham in the other house, formed only a small minority in Congress. Their efforts, the
Blakely (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
nion. But this iron, smelted with wood, was of a superior quality, which, fortunately for the Confederate artillery, compensated for the carelessness in the manufacture of cannon and the inexperience of those who directed the operations. The Blakeley guns, on the contrary, which had come from England, were not only constructed of superior materials, but with the greatest care, and were held in high repute, even in England, for their excellent qualities. Before landing at Charleston they hactiles manufactured in the South for rifled guns resembled those of the Parrott model; the Confederates also frequently used Parrott projectiles, obtained from some captured ammunition train or park of artillery carried off after a victory. The Blakeley projectile, which greatly resembled them in its construction, produced the best results. It has at its base a plate of copper, fastened by three screws, the sides of which, bent inward, give way, and are crushed into the grooves by the expansiv
Bull Run, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
out to commence in earnest. Chapter 2: Bull Run. ON the 4th of July, 1861, the anniversaryont of Patterson's army. The stream called Bull Run covered the positions occupied by Beauregard drilling, and where it was covered by line of Bull Run. A few earthworks surrounded the railway stallery was in position at the various fords of Bull Run, forming batteries skilfully masked by the fos forces with Heintzelman along the course of Bull Run, below Union Mills, to pass the river at a dae position at Mitchell's Ford, on the line of Bull Run, where Beauregard was posting his troops. Onrn's Ford, in the hope of being able to cross Bull Run with these forces. Beauregard was waiting determined to turn their extreme left, where Bull Run, fordable and badly guarded, no longer affordntre of a wood extending along, both sides of Bull Run, were designated as the points at which to cr new and heavier sacrifices. If the check of Bull Run demonstrated the inexperience of the American[41 more...]
Leodium (Belgium) (search for this): chapter 5
e, were entrusted to them by the agents of the Confederate government in Europe. The exact amount of these importations will never be known, for the transactions were conducted with great secrecy; but it was currently reported in the South that during the first year of the war three hundred thousand muskets were brought over from Europe, with one thousand charges for each musket, and that one single ship, the Bermuda, had a cargo of sixty-five thousand. Those muskets manufactured either at Liege or at Birmingham were selected with much more ease than the arms destined for the Federals, for in the struggle between the agents of the two parties to secure the best materials the Confederates had generally the advantage. The materiel of the artillery was obtained in the same manner. Mr. Floyd had not forgotten the armament of the Federal forts situated in the South, while leaving garrisons in them too weak for their defence. Different cities furnished cannon which had been in their
Greensboro (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ous junctions, the names of which have nearly all figured in the war. Along the line which runs close to the shore, rounding the gulfs and striking the sea from port to port, it is sufficient to mention Richmond, Petersburg, Goldsborough, Wilmington, Charleston, and Savannah, where the track leaves the Atlantic basin to connect with that of the Mexican Gulf at Macon. Along the intermediate line between the mountains and the sea, we find the names of Manassas, Gordonsville, Burkesville, Greensborough, Columbia, Augusta, and finally Atlanta, which is its terminus. At Atlanta, the central point between the three groups, we also find, in another direction, the principal artery of the Gulf basin, together with an important branch which, availing itself of a gap in the Alleghanies, runs direct from Chattanooga to connect the group of the Ohio basin with the other two groups. The States bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, more recently settled and less populated than those of the East, ar
Fairfax, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
turnpike between Fairfax and Centreville. McDowell's plan was to surprise Bonham's brigade of the enemy stationed at Fairfax by causing it to be attacked on the 17th at the same time by Miles in front and by Hunter in flank. He intended afterwagard was posting his troops. On the evening of the 17th three divisions of the Federal army were in the neighborhood of Fairfax, while Heintzelman, with the fourth, occupied Sangster's Station on the railway. They had marched about twenty-four kst without even a biscuit to eat. The provisions, which only left Alexandria when they should already have arrived at Fairfax, required time to reach the army. Having ordered Tyler simply to occupy Centreville, which was only eight kilometers diCentreville, while the right, by a flank movement, would come to their assistance or strike the enemy in the rear on the Fairfax road. It will be seen that Beauregard, being exclusively preoccupied with his plans for offensive operations, had made
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
eography is the most imperfect. Another capital difficulty in the way of military operations arose from the fact that the products of the Southern States, especially during the early stages of the war, were not adapted for the subsistence of armies. The cotton-plant and the sugarcane reigned without rivals in the extreme South, and, more to the northward, tobacco. Virginia alone cultivated wheat to a great extent in the elevated valleys of the Alleghanies, but like the neighboring State of Kentucky, her principal product was the slave himself. She took him out of her infamous pens to supply the sugar and cotton plantations, and to repair the ravages of forced labor and an insatiable climate. This interior traffic, which an odious application of the politico-economical principle of the relations between supply and demand had developed since the suppression of the African slave-trade, had by a just retaliation struck a death-blow to the prosperity of those States. The production
Vermont (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ound; and the sorrier the horses the greater the consumption, and consequently the larger the amount of fresh horses required to replace them. During the first year of the war the number of horses procured for the cavalry and the artillery alone was one hundred and ten thousand. Immense corrals were established among the vacant lots in the neighborhood of Washington and of the Western cities to receive droves of animals emaciated by long journeys which the horse-contractors brought from Vermont and Kentucky. Taken a few days previously from the farm upon which they were grazing at liberty, never having been broken, these horses were crowded in a too narrow space, carelessly picketed, badly fed, seldom groomed, and without any shelter. Their power of endurance under so many trials showed what robust constitutions they possessed in spite of their appearance, and the impunity with which the contractors, horse-dealers, inspectors, and the officers authorized to make their own select
Paducah (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
(quarantes hectares) of tall forests in a single day. Sometimes an unfair advantage was taken of the aptitude of the volunteers for this kind of work. They had scarcely been mustered into service when a great portion of the time which should have been devoted to drilling was employed in the formation of artistically constructed abattis and in making large entrenched camps in all the positions which it was suspected the enemy intended to attack in the vicinity of Washington, Louisville, Paducah, and St. Louis. These works, at first, were only simple breastworks (├ępaulements), formed of trunks of trees and earth, on the skirts of clearings which had been made for the purpose of freeing the approaches of the positions to be defended, and were protected by abattis of from ten to forty feet in thickness, where all the branches, skilfully turned outward, sharpened at the points, and hardened by fire, were inextricably intertwined. It was soon rendered necessary to construct improved
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