The Popular History Of The Civil War In America, 1861-1865; A Complete Narrative Of Events, Military, Naval, Political And Congressional, That Occurre by George B. Herbert

The Popular History Of The Civil War In America, 1861-1865; A Complete Narrative Of Events…

byGeorge B. Herbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...were concerned, for he was ever as consistent as he was stubborn. The War Department at once issued orders for transports, and on the 8th of March the President, in General Order No. 2, directed the division of the Army of the Potomac into four corps, under Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman and McDowell respectively. It is not a liitle significant that these were the four generals who voted against McClellan's plans and in favor of Lincoln's, but, of course, the President may have been swayed by other and quite different considerations. That he still doubted the wisdom of McClellan's views was shown by another order, in which it was provided that not more than 50,000 troops should be moved on the proposed expedition until the Potomac should be cleared of obstructions, and further that a competent force should be left to guard Washington. He also directed, peremptorily, that the new movement on Chesapeake Bay should begin not later than March 18th. While these arrangements were being made by the Federal forces, the Confederates had not been idle. Johnston had for weeks been secretly removing his stores and munitions from Manassas and Centreville, and on the 9th of March his troops suddenly abandoned both of those positions and fell back slowly on Richmond. They did not quit the immediate locality for some days, but lingered around Warrenton Junction. As soon as this retrograde movement came to the knowledge of McClellan, he ordered an advance of the entire army on the abandoned posts. The advance crossed the Potomac and occupied Centreville on the 10th, and General Stoneman, with a cavalry force, was sent to harry the retreat. The movement, however, was not followed up, and after a reconnoissance in force toward the Rappahannock, McClellan ordered the main...

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Title:The Popular History Of The Civil War In America, 1861-1865; A Complete Narrative Of Events…Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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