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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
ssed the last piece I noticed a large card had been tacked on the rear of the caisson, and on it the following, in big black letters: To Sheridan in the care of Jubal Early. Early had been losing a good many pieces of artillery, and hence some wag had tacked on the card with the above inscription. On the 13th of June, soon after the Wilderness campaign, General Early had been made Lieutenant-General and placed in command of the Second Army Corps. On this date the corps left Gaines' Mill and marched towards the Blue Ridge to meet Hunter and Crook—Hunter came up the Shenandoah Valley with his command, and Crook came from the Kanawha by way of the Greenbrierrom Port Republic. The Federals made their appearance near Lynchburg on June 17th, thus menacing Lee's rear and also his bases of supplies. On the 18th of June, Early with his corps, formed a junction with Imboden and Jones near Lynchburg, and defeated Hunter, driving him in the direction of Salem, Va. Hunter had made an effort
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Johnson's Island. (search)
s a failure; when the North was filled with discontent, and Canada was flowing over with Southern sympathizers under the leadership of Jake Thompson. The time arranged for simultaneously releasing all of these prisoners was to be guaged by General Early's attack upon Washington, so that it would be impossible to send troops to the North. About this time the Democratic convention was held in Chicago, and it was at first the intention to take advantage of this meeting to make the attack. Four thousand Confederates were in Chicago during the session of the convention, waiting for the word to strike the blow, but Early's delay in attacking the capital caused a postponement of the plans in the West. This delay and the miscarriage of the plot at Johnson's Island saved the North. The man who figured most proliniently in this movement was Major C. H. Cole, a man of wonderful coolness, nerve and courage. He was barely of medium height, but his frame was wellknit and muscular, and h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Refused to burn it. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, April 27, 1902.] (search)
d not to obey it, and had so stated to General Johnson. Placed under arrest. Colonel Peters was at once put under arrest for disobedience, or rather defiance, of the orders of Brigadier-General Johnson, but the arrest was broken the same day, and he was returned to the command of his regiment while covering the retreat of the command when pressed by two brigades of Federal Cavalry. It is proper to state that in this affair General McCausland was acting under orders received from General Early. White, in his History of General Robert E. Lee, alluded to the foregoing incident, and is also recited in John William Jones' History of the United States. During the retreat from the invasion of Pennsylvania referred to McCausland's command reached Moorefield, in Hardy county, and encamped there on the 6th of August. Man of iron resolution. The Confederate Military History says: The lines were made, the camps pitched, and the pickets posted according to the orders of