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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Mosby's men. (search)
c. This morning I sent around Merritt's and Custer's divisions via Piedmont, to burn grain, &c., ry. Had Sheridan directed General Merritt and Custer to arrest them on that burning raid, the orderh upon Grant's tomb. My conclusion that General Custer had not directed the execution of our men R. Lowell, Jr., commanding; First brigade, General Custer commanding; Second brigade, General Devin impression from the citizens of Front Royal. Custer's brigade was marching next to Lowell's, and had arrived before the execution. General Custer was a conspicuous figure, in his velvet uniform, wieneral Thomas L. Rosser for a statement. Generals Custer and Rosser were friends before the war, aor murder of those men. I have no doubt of Custer's innocence, for he was not in command, and hit such a matter would have been turned over to Custer under the circumstances. Yours most truly, e, and the future historian must exonerate General Custer from the responsibility of the Front Royal[2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel Mosby Indicts Custer for the hanging. (search)
Colonel Mosby Indicts Custer for the hanging. San Francisco, December 19, 1899. Mr. John R. Russell, Berryville, Va.: I was sorry ugh two pages are devoted to an account of the killing of Meigs and Custer's burning dwelling-houses in Rockingham county in revenge. Meigs w They came just in time to surrender. I don't care a straw whether Custer was solely responsible for the hanging of our men or jointly with othey must have committed suicide. Contemporary evidence is against Custer. I wonder if he also denied burning dwelling-houses around Berryvihen I came out of his room, one of the secretaries told me that General Custer had called the day before, but that General Grant refused to see him. The incident is related in the Life of Custer. A few weeks afterward Custer was killed in the Sitting Bull massacre. Our acts our Custer was killed in the Sitting Bull massacre. Our acts our angels are—for good or ill— Our fatal shadows that walk by us still. Major Richards further says that there was scarcely a family in all t