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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Administration in the Peninsular campaign. (search)
newly constituted army corps, the President authorized the movement by Fort Monroe, as it was finally made. McClellan expected to take with him to the Peninsula 146,000 men of all arms, to be increased to 156,000 by a division to be drawn from Fort Monroe. On the 31st of March, the President informed him that he had been obliged to order Blenker's division of about 10,000 men, General McClellan's figures. The latest return, Feb. 28th, showed 8396 for duty.--R. B. I. with 18 guns, to Fremont. I did this with great pain, he says, knowing that you would wish it otherwise. If you could know the full pressure of the case, I am confident you would approve. The council of corps commanders had annexed to their approval, among other conditions, the following: Fourth, that the force to be left to cover Washington shall be such as to give an entire feeling of security for its safety from menace. . . Note.--That with the forts on the right bank of the Potomac fully garrisoned and tho
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
formed me that the purpose was to unite the armies under McDowell, Fremont, and Banks, all three of whom were my seniors in rank, and to plac little or no communication or concert of action with one another; Fremont and Banks being at Middletown, in the Shenandoah Valley, and McDow of Virginia, to consist of the army corps of McDowell, Banks, and Fremont, and placing me in command. One result of this order was the very natural protest of General Fremont against being placed under the command of his junior in rank, and his request to be relieved from the cnsisted of the three corps above named, which numbered as follows: Fremont's corps, 11,500; Banks's corps, 8000, and McDowell's corps, 18,500s to have been about as follows: Headquarters, 200; Sigel's corps (Fremont's), 13,200; Banks's, 12,100; McDowell's, 19,300; cavalry, 5800. T condition. This was especially the case in the army corps of General Fremont, as shown in the report of General Sigel which was sent me whe
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Jackson's foot-cavalry at the Second Bull Run. (search)
Jackson's foot-cavalry at the Second Bull Run. by Allen C. Redwood, 55TH Virginia regiment, C. S. A. Route step. In the operations of 1862, in Northern Virginia, the men of Jackson's corps have always claimed a peculiar proprietorship. The reorganization of the disrupted forces of Banks, Fremont, and McDowell under a new head seemed a direct challenge to the soldiers who had made the Valley Campaign, and the proclamation of General Pope The following is the full text of General Pope's address to his army: headquarters Army of Virginia, Washington, D. C., July 14th, 1862.to the officers and soldiers of the Army of Virginia: By special assignment of the President of the United States, I have assumed the command of this army. I have spent two weeks in learning your whereabouts, your condition, and your wants, in preparing you for active operations, and in placing you in positions from which you can act promptly and to the purpose. These labors are nearly comple
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of South Mountain, or Boonsboro‘ (search)
hand in my drubbing. The sons of the South struck her many heavy blows. Farragut, of Tennessee, rose, as a reward of merit, to the highest rank in the Federal navy. A large number of his associates were from the South. In the Federal army there were of Southern blood and lineage Generals Thomas, Sykes, Reno, Newton, J. J Reynolds, Canby, Ord, Brannan, William Nelson, Crittenden, Blair, R. W. Johnson, T. J. Wood, N. B. Buford, Terrill, Graham, Davidson, Cooke, Alexander, Getty, French, Fremont, Pope, Hunter. Some of these doubtless served the South better by the side they took; most of them were fine, and some superb, officers. Moreover, the South had three hundred thousand of her sons in the Federal army in subordinate capacities. According to a printed statement dated at the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, November 9th, 1880, the slave-holding States furnished troops to the Union army as follows: Delaware, 12,284; Maryland, 46,638; West Virginia, 32,068; District
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