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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
turally grew fond of these animals, his son-in-law being among them. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee would not cut the skirt of his robe, as did Mohammed, to prevent disturbing his cat, which was sleeping on it, nor, like Cardinal Wolsey, give audience with a cat seated beside him, nor let his cat rest among his papers and books, as did Richelieu, nor wish a statue with his right hand resting on his cat, as did Whittington, the famous Lord Mayor of London, but he liked to see a well-fed puss, such as Gray described in his ode On the death of a favorite cat : Her conscious tail her joy disclosed, The fair round face, the snowy beard, The relish of her paws; Her coat that with the tortoise vies, Her ears of jet and emerald eyes, She saw and purr'd applause. From Fort Brown, Texas, February 16, 1857, he tells Mrs. Lee: Tell your father Mrs. Colonel Waite has a fine large cat which she takes with her everywhere. He is her companion by day, and sleeps on her bed at night. In public conve
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racter, 326; crosses the Rapidan, 328; in the Wilderness, 332; dispatch to Halleck, 336; crosses the Pamunkey, 340; at Cold Harbor, 341, 342; attacks Petersburg, 346; at City Point, 349; orders assault, 377; enters Petersburg, 382; proposes surrender, 388; sends second letter, 389; his third note, 391; final note to Lee, 392; receives Lee's surrender, 393; conditions, 394; liberal terms, 395; generosity at Appomattox, 398; interferes in behalf of Lee, 401. Grape Vine Bridge, 162. Gray, General, William, 10. Greene, General, Nathanael, 10, 14, 15, 16, 410. Gregg, General, killed at Fredericksburg, 233. Gregg's cavalry division, 270, 284, 298, 315, 343; captured, 386. Griffin's division in the Wilderness, 329- Halleck, General William H., mentioned, 175, 179, 180, 194, 195, 196, 200, 202, 216, 218, 219, 220, 239, 262, 268, 305, 306. Hamilton's Crossing, 226, 227. Hampton, General, Wade, mentioned, 181, 183, 205, 219, 224, 241; wounded at Gettysburg, 298; confronts Sher
uth Church at Boston, Mass. At noon the star-spangled banner was raised with great demonstration of enthusiasm from the post-office and custom-house at Baltimore, Md., by order of the newly-appointed officials. A large crowd assembled in front of the custom-house to witness the flag-raising. A new flag-staff was erected over the portico, and at precisely quarter to twelve, Captain Frazier, a veteran sea-captain of Fells Point, who was assigned the honor, drew up the flag, which, as it spread to the breeze, was greeted with tremendous applause, waving of hats, cheers for the Union and the old flag. The crowd then joined in singing the Star-spangled Banner. --N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, May 1. William Gray, of Boston, Mass., gave ten thousand dollars for the benefit of the volunteers' families.--N. Y. Times, May 2. The South Carolina College Cadets and the Washington Artillery returned to Charleston, S. C., from duty at the forts in the harbor of that place.--(Doc. 127.)
r the declaration of war against Great Britain by the Congress of the United States.--(Doc. 132.) The artists of New York met at the rooms of Messrs. Kensett and Lang in that city. Mr. D. Huntingdon was called to the chair. Messrs. Kensett, Gray, and Lang embodied resolutions which were adopted by those present, expressing their desire to contribute to the relief of families of volunteers of the city of New York who are now serving in defence of government and law, and resolving that a committee be appointed to solicit contributions of pictures or other works of art, to be disposed of at public auction; said committee to have power, also, to receive moneys presented in aid of the fund. Messrs. Gray, Lang, Hubbard, Huntington, Stone, and Baker were named the committee, with full power to forward the plan proposed.--N. Y. Evening Post, May 7. The Ithaca (N. Y.) volunteers arrived in New York on their way to the seat of war. They number one hundred and fifteen men, and are co
r hours he came suddenly on them, and after an hour's severe fighting, succeeded in killing twenty-one and putting the others to flight, without loss to his command. The rebels numbered 200, and were composed of the worst characters of the county, led on by Zack Cochrane, sheriff under Gov. Letcher.--Ohio Statesman, August 16. The banks of New York, Philadelphia, and Boston agreed to take fifty millions of the Government loan, they to be the sole recipients of the Treasury notes. William Gray, Franklin Haven, and J. Amory Davis were chosen a committee by the Boston bank directors to confer with the committees of the New York and Philadelphia banks in regard to the Government loan. The meeting adopted the following instructions to the Committee: That the Committee be authorized to say to the gentlemen of the Committees from the New York and Philadelphia banks, that, in the judgment of the gentlemen here assembled, the banks and bankers of Boston and of the State of Mass
December 25. A skirmish took place at Green's Chapel, near Munfordville, Ky., between a detachment of Union troops, under the command of Colonel Gray, and the advance-guard of the rebel forces under General J. 11. Morgan, which resulted in the latter falling back on the main body, with a loss of nine killed, twenty-two wounded, and five prisoners.--(Doc. 88.) The rebel schooner Break-o‘--Day, with a cargo of cotton, ran the blockade of Mobile, Ala.--Colonel Shanks, in command of the Twelfth Kentucky cavalry, attacked the rear-guard of the rebel forces, under General Morgan, at Bear Wallow, Ky., killing one, wounding two, and taking ten or twelve officers and men prisoners, with no loss to his own force.--(Doc. 88.) A skirmish took place at Bacon Creek, near Munfordville, Ky., between a company of the Second Michigan, Captain Dickey, and the advance-guard of the rebel forces, under General Morgan, resulting in a retreat of the Unionists, with a loss of twenty-one men a
January 14. To-day an engagement took place on the Bayou Teche, La., between four Union gunboats, under the command of Commodore Buchanan, assisted by a force of troops, under General Weitzel, and the iron-clad rebel steamer J. A. Cotton, assisted by a body of rebel troops, under the command of Colonel Gray, resulting, after a contest of several hours' duration, in the destruction of the rebel iron-clad. Commodore Buchanan was killed in this action by a rebel sharp-shooter.--(Doc. 106.) The steamer Forrest Queen was captured and burned by guerrillas at Commerce, Miss., this evening.--The National gunboat Queen of the West, under the command of Colonel Charles E. Ellet, commanding the ram fleet in Western water, while on a reconnoissance on the Red River, was fired on, near Gordon's Landing, by a battery of four guns, and subsequently captured by the rebels.--(Doc. 105.)
epartment, from his head quarters at Fairfax Court-House, Va. : All is quiet along our lines and in front, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. This morning, when the relief passed, our pickets were attacked on Sawyer's road by guerrillas. Colonel Gray at once started, with about one hundred and twenty men, in pursuit of them, but could find nothing of them in the woods. He then went on to scout the whole country, and when he passed Frying-Pan, his rear-guard was attacked by about one hundred rebels, who were hidden in a thick wood. Colonel Gray turned his column, and charged the rebels, who fled in great haste through the woods. He followed them up to Aldie, and from there returned, via Drainesville. Our entire loss is three, and some horses wounded. We captured their surgeon, Dr. Alexander. An expedition left Yorktown, Va., proceeding to West-Point, and thence to Walkerstown, by way of the Mattapony. Thence it proceeded to Aylette's Warehouse, about ten miles from the
were ashore and in column en route up the beach toward Aranzas Pass. About eleven o'clock the Monongahela opened her two hundred-pound Parrott on the enemy's battery, which was planted behind the sand-hills so as to completely cover the channel and southern point of St. Joseph's Island. In the mean time the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Maine, the two advance regiments, succeeded in getting in the rear of the works within two miles, without being discovered. The armed transport McClellan, Captain Gray, drawing less water than the Monongahela, worked up close on to the battery, soon making it untenable. They abandoned the battery, sought shelter from the sand-hills, until their flag of truce was discovered, when they were permitted to surrender without terms. Their battery consisted of three twenty-four-pounders and one eight-inch sea-howitzer. The force of the garrison consisted of one company of regular artillery and two companies of drafted Texan militia, in all, about one hundred
—, judge of Troy, N. Y., D. 27 Grace Church in N. Y., American flag raised on the spire of, P. 56; the flag on, a sign of the times, Doc. 175 Grafton, Va., evacuated, D. 82; taken possession of by the Federal troops, D. 86, 90 Gray, —, artist, N. Y., D. 56 Gray, William, of Boston, D. 35 Great Bethel, Va., battle of, D. 98; Lieut. Greble's gallantry at, P. 147; official reports of the battle at, Doc. 356; Confederate account, Doc. 360 Greatly descended men, Gray, William, of Boston, D. 35 Great Bethel, Va., battle of, D. 98; Lieut. Greble's gallantry at, P. 147; official reports of the battle at, Doc. 356; Confederate account, Doc. 360 Greatly descended men, P. 109 Great pop-gun practice, P. 99 Greble, —, Lieut., at the battle of Great Betel, D. 98; his gallantry at Great Bethel, P. 147 Green, Samuel, captured, D. 97 Gregory, Mr., on Southern recognition, Doc. 41; remarks in the British House of Commons, D. 84; Doc. 303 Grinnell, Joseph. Doc. 5 Grinnell, Moses H. Doc. 109, 110 Griswold, A. W., speech to the officers and soldiers of the Mass. 8th regt. militia, Doc. 81 Gulf City Guards leave Mobile, D. 44 <
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