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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
l. General Stuart's letter is written in the firm and flowing hand which characterized the great cavalry officer, and reads as follows: headquarters cavalry Brigade, Camp Qui Vive, January 10, 1862. To Lieutenant C. L. Jackson, C. S. A. Aid-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Sam Jones, and Volunteer Aid to General Stuart at Drainesville. Sir,—I have the pleasure to enclose herewith a note which was sent to me by Colonel Kane, who commanded a regiment of Federals at Drainesville, on the 20th ult. From what I saw myself of your gallantry on that day, together with diligent inquiry into the matter, I am satisfied that you are the officer who rode the gray horse. Such a testimonial from an enemy must be very gratifying to you and your friends, and I trust you will be spared to impress many more such Yankee colonels with the prowess of the gray horse's rider. Fully concurring, on this one point concerning the battle of Drainesville, with Colonel Kane, I am, Most respectfully an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
Feeding General Lee's army. [from the Washington Post, January 25, 1894.] A New version of an incident of the surrender at Appomattox. Editor of the Washington Post: The incidents connected with the order for the issue of rations to General Lee's army at the time of the arrangement of the details of the surrender, as given in the account published in your issue of the 20th instant, are not quite accurate as to the personnel involved, according to my recollection. I was General Grant's chief commissary, and was present in the room during the interview between him and General Lee. After the terms of the surrender had been agreed upon, General Lee said to General Grant: General, I would like my army fed. General Grant turned to me, as his chief commissary, and said: Colonel, feed the Confederate army. I asked: How many men are there? General Grant asked: How many men have you, General Lee? General Lee replied, Our books are lost; our organizations are broken