Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War: In Two Volumes. Supplemental to Senate Report No. 142, 38th Congress, 2d Session ...

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Page 184 - Tell me what you wish me to do, and I will do all in my power to accomplish it. I wish to know what my orders and authority are. I ask for nothing, but will obey whatever orders you give. I only ask a prompt decision, that I may at once give the necessary orders. It will not do to delay longer.
Page 66 - Farmville; and the 2d corps by the High Bridge Road. It was soon found that the enemy had crossed to the north side of the Appomattox; but so close was the pursuit, that the...
Page 152 - Heintzelman, Sigel, and Reno are moving on the Warrenton turnpike, and must now be not far from Gainesville. I desire that, as soon as communication is established between this force and your own, the whole command shall halt.
Page 179 - Sumner's corps here by water as rapidly as possible ; to make immediate arrangements for placing the works in front of Washington in an efficient condition of defense.
Page 181 - Franklin is with me here. I will know in a few minutes the condition of artillery and cavalry. " We are not yet in condition to move ; may be by to-morrow morning. " Pope must cut through to-day, or adopt the plan I suggested. I have ordered troops to garrison the works at Upton's hill. They must be held at any cost. As soon as I can see the way to spare them, I will send a corps of good troops there. It is the key to Washington, which cannot be seriously menaced as long as it is held.
Page 113 - ... pay to the United States, in money or in property, to be levied by military force, the full amount of the pay and subsistence of the whole force necessary to coerce the performance of the work during the time occupied in completing it.
Page 166 - Manassas without a fight, and in plain hearing, at less than three miles distance, of a furious battle, which raged all day. It was only in consequence of peremptory orders that he joined me next day. One of his brigades, the Brigadier-General of which professed to be looking for his Division, absolutely remained all day at Centreville, in plain view of the battle, and made no attempt to join.
Page 186 - We fought a terrific battle here yesterday with the combined * forces of the enemy, which lasted with continuous fury from daylight until dark, by which time the enemy was driven from the field, which we now occupy.
Page 156 - I have been instructed by General McClellan to inform you that he will have all the available wagons at Alexandria loaded with rations for your troops, and all of the cars, also, as soon as you will send in a cavalry escort to Alexandria as a guard to the train. " Respectfully, "WB FRANKLIN, " Major- General Commanding Sixth Corps" " Such a letter," says General Pope, " when we were fighting the enemy, and Alexandria was swarming with troops, needs no comment.
Page 142 - I was satis fied that the troops which had been promised me from the direction of Washington had made no considerable progress. Had Franklin been even at Centreville on the 26th, or had Cox and Sturgis been as far west as Bull Run on that day, the movement of Jackson through Thoroughfare Gap upon the railroad at Manassas would have been utterly impracticable. So confidently did I expect, from the assurances which I had time and again received, that these troops would be in position, or, at all events...

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