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1864. Sherman's demand of numbers. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's command. he proposes an offensive movement. is balked by Bragg at Richmond. statement of Johnston's forces on 1st May. Johnston's policy of retreat. he proposes to fight at Cassvillf Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had been called again, although unwillingly, into service by President Davis, who had displaced Bragg from the Army of Tennessee only after he had accomplished a complete sum of disaster, and capped his career of misfortunen as possible. But a most untimely controversy in Richmond defeated Johnston's just and promising plan of operations. Gen. Bragg had been removed from command of the army he had so disastrously led, to take the post, by the persistent partiality of; and for the first time in its history there was no barefoot soldier in its ranks. Ninety days before, the army left by Bragg was disheartened, despairing, and on the verge of dissolution. By judicious measures Gen. Johnston had restored confiden
Chapter 35: An intrigue in Richmond against Gen. Johnston. evidence of it. Gen. Bragg's visit to Atlanta. removal of Gen. Johnston from command. the battles of Atlanta. engagements of the 20th, 22d, and 28th July. Sherman's designs on the Macon road. unsuccessful raids of Stoneman and McCook. Hood's great mistpation of being soon elevated from the position of corps commander to the head of the Army of Tennessee. There was other evidence of the intrigue in Richmond. Gen. Bragg, the military adviser of President Davis, visited Johnston in his lines around Atlanta; never apprised him that his visit was of an official nature; put togethee to Gen. Hood, and the fact that my family was in the town. That the public workshops were removed, and no large supplies deposited in the town, as alleged by Gen. Bragg, were measures of common prudence, and no more indicated the intention to abandon the place than the sending the wagons of an army to the rear, on a day of batt
of, the enemy's fleet. its terrible fire. Gen. Bragg evacuates Wilmington. Grant's instructions rating columns from Wilmington and Newbern. Gen. Bragg engages the enemy near Kinston. success of t, and its garrison was largely increased when Bragg took command, it was very much feared that the dislodge them as soon as they got ashore; and Bragg's forces were disposed with that view, Gen. Hoank, extending nearly across the peninsula. Gen. Bragg at first gave the order to charge the enemy attacked on the 8th March, near Kinston, by Gen. Bragg, with his own troops and Hill's division of hundred prisoners taken. On the 9th March, Gen. Bragg found the enemy several miles in rear strongwas moving to the same point. It was easy for Bragg and Hoke in North Carolina also to effect a jun forward. This attack was so vigorous that Gen. Bragg called for aid, and McLaw's division then aratter being thrown on the enemy's left flank. Bragg's troops were ordered to join in the movement [6 more...]
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