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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Strength of General Lee's army in the Seven days battles around Richmond. (search)
book, in which all his reports were copied, and then in a separate copy made from the book; and the following is the statement of the losses sustained by the wing of the army he commanded, as given at the close of the report: List of killed, wounded and missing.  Officers.Enlisted Men.Aggregate. Killed61755816 Wounded2093,5303,729 Missing3293296    2734,5784,851 Respectfully submitted, (Signed) J. Longstreet Major-General Commanding. Headquarters Right Wing, June 11, 1862. To Major Thomas G. Rhett, A. A. General. You will perceive that he makes the loss in the portion of the troops commanded by him in the battle 1,851 more than you give it in your book. You give the loss in Longstreet's and D. H. Hill's divisions at 3,000; yet General Hill, in his report, which we also have, says: Appended is a list of killed and wounded. From this it appears that of less than 9,000 taken into action nearly 3,000 were struck down. Take Longstreet's statement of his
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
eldest son, and was his aid-decamp when John Brown was captured. Such was the man who stood before his commander on June 11, 1862, to receive his instructions. The next morning, at an early hour, Stuart was in the saddle, and, with twelve hundredd the instructions to start Stuart on his expedition, and then wrote Jackson as follows: headquarters near Richmond, June 11, 1862. General. On the same day, Lee writes to Randolph, the Secretary of War at Richmond: Headquarters, Dobb's House, June 11, 1862. Honorable George W. Randolph, Secretary of War, Richmond, Va. Sir: It is very desirable and important that the ac by a victory in the Valley. On this day, too, he published Special Orders No. 130, Headquarters, Northern Virginia, June 11, 1862, directing Brigadier-General W. H. C. Whiting, with two brigades of Smith's division to be selected by himself, to re
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 9: Robert E. Lee in command. (search)
consequence of that strong ground, a move somewhat similar, ordered by General Johnston for the 28th of May, was abandoned. At the same time he was assured that a march of an hour could turn the head of the creek and dislodge the force behind it. He received me pleasantly and gave a patient hearing to the suggestions, without indicating approval or disapproval. A few days after he wrote General Jackson: Rebellion Record, vol. XII. part III. p. 910. Headquarters, Near Richmond, Va., June 11, 1862. Brigadier-General Thomas J. Jackson, Commanding Valley District: General,-- Your recent successes have been the cause of the liveliest joy in this army as well as in the country. The admiration excited by your skill and boldness has been constantly mingled with solicitude for your situation. The practicability of reinforcing you has been the subject of earnest consideration. It has been determined to do so at the expense of weakening this army. Brigadier-General Lawton, with six
nd in return pretended to give a bond, which they know is not worth the paper on which it is written. One had the assurance to tell C. that her husband would be paid if he took the oath of allegiance. She told him that he would not do that for all the corn in the Southern Confederacy. Within two or three days they have become very bold; they ride up and demand the key of the corn-house or meat-house, and if it is not immediately given, they break open the door and help themselves. June 11th, 1862. Yesterday evening we had another visit from the Lancers: they fed their horses at M's barn, ripping off the planks that the corn might roll out. The door was opened by the overseer, but that was too slow a way for thieves and robbers. They encamped for the night in front of W. C. was detained here yesterday by rain, and was not at home all day, and they took that opportunity for searching every thing. While they were filling the wagons at the barn, four officers went over every p
June 11th, 1862. Yesterday evening we had another visit from the Lancers: they fed their horses at M's barn, ripping off the planks that the corn might roll out. The door was opened by the overseer, but that was too slow a way for thieves and robbers. They encamped for the night in front of W. C. was detained here yesterday by rain, and was not at home all day, and they took that opportunity for searching every thing. While they were filling the wagons at the barn, four officers went over every part of the house, even the drawers and trunks. They were moderate in their robberies, only taking some damask towels and napkins from the drawers, and a cooked ham and a plate of rolls from the pantry. These men wore the trappings of officers! While I write, I have six wagons in view at my brother's barn, taking off his corn, and the choice spirits accompanying them are catching the sheep and carrying them off. This robbery now goes on every day. The worst part of our thraldom is, t
irs between rear and advance guards seemed as a general thing to have no particular purpose in view beyond finding out where the enemy was, and when he was found, since no supporting columns were at hand and no one in supreme control was present to give directions, our skirmishing was of little avail and brought but small reward. A short time subsequent to these occurrences, Colonel Elliott was made a brigadier-general, and as General Pope appointed him his ChiefofStaff, I, on the 11th of June, 1862, fell in command of the brigade by seniority. For the rest of the month but little of moment occurred, and we settled down into camp at Booneville on the 26th of June, in a position which my brigade had been ordered to take up some twenty miles in advance of the main army for the purpose of covering its front. Although but a few days had elapsed from the date of my appointment as colonel of the Second Michigan to that of my succeeding to the command of the brigade, I believe I can s
show of resistance there, and with his superior forces cross the Chickahominy with his main body, and, breaking through our centre, go right into Richmond. The understanding with General Lee was, that President Davis should stay with our centre, and if McClellan made that attempt he should hold the centre as long as he could.--Colonel William Preston Johnston, Belford's Magazine, June, 1890. From President Davis to Mrs. Davis. Confederate States of America, Executive Department, June 11, 1862. I am in usual health, though the weather has been very inclement. The roads to the different positions of the army could not be worse and remain passable. The enemy is intrenching and bringing up heavy guns on the York River railroad, which not being useful to our army nor paid for by our treasury, was of course not destroyed. His policy is to advance by regular approaches covered by successive lines of earth — works, that reviled policy of West Pointism and spades, which is s
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Prophecies and Probabilities. (search)
economy, of the necessity of which we are every day reminded; and he who writes us down fools, before we have proved our incompetency, is himself included in his own accusation. There is an abiding compensation in all our troubles. Through successes and reverses, through doubts and distractions, not less than through encouraging good fortunes, we are making for ourselves an antiquity and a history — we are consolidating a nationality — we are storing up precious traditions — we are, in the midst of war, becoming worthy of the blessings of peace. Those who believe that there is nothing for us but a ruinous and irremediable dissolution, must be shamefully ignorant, or contemptibly besotted by spleen and prejudice. No nation could be more grateful than ours, not for foreign arms taken up in our behalf, but for foreign sympathy; yet if it cannot be ours, without a sacrifice of principle or honor, certainly there is no nation that can better afford to do without it. June 11, 1862
p. April 29, 1862.-skirmish near Cumberland Gap. June 10, 1862.-skirmish at Wilson's Gap.-skirmish at Rogers' Gap. June 11-12, 1862.-skirmishes in Big Creek Gap June 15, 1862.-action at Big Creek Gap. June 18, 1862.-skirmish at Wilson's Gaou would have to fall back. James B. Fry, ColoneL and Chief of Staff. [inclosure no. 10.] headquarters, June 11, 1862. General Morgan, Cumberland Ford: General Negley has been withdrawn from before Chattanooga, but General Mitchel ieat the force opposed to you. D. C. .Buell, Major-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 11.] headquarters, June 11, 1862. General Mitchel, Huntsville, Ala.: General Morgan is advancing on Cumberland Gal. Endeavor as much as possible to received a dispatch from Spears, inclosing a letter from Colonel Carter, of the rebel cavalry, dated Cumberland Gap, June 11, 1862, and addressed to Major Bean, as follows: Major Bean: Maintain your position, if you possibly can, until to-morro
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
l, Commanding. Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck, Commanding Department of the Mississsppi. No. 36.-report of Brig. Gen. John A. Logan, D. A. Army, commanding First Division, of operations from April 19 to May 29. Hdqrs., 1ST Div. Res. Corps, Army of the Tennessee, Bethel, Tenn., June--, 1862. I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the different arms of the First Division since my connection with it, in pursuance of a request from your headquarters of date June 11, 1862: I was assigned to and took command of the First Brigade, consisting of the Eighth Illinois Infantry, Col. F. L. Rhoads; Eighteenth Illinois Infantry, Col. M. K. Lawler; Thirtieth Illinois Infantry, Col. E. S. Dennis; Thirty-first Illinois Infantry, Col. L. Ozburn, and Twelfth Michigan Infantry, Col. F. Quinn, on the 19th day of April, 1862, by General Field Orders, No. 402 from your headquarters, and occupied Camp No. 1, which may be designated as General Oglesby's old camp, 1 mile
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