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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
sville Early received intelligence of the rapid advance of Hunter upon Lynchburg with a force of twenty thousand men. Proen and boys, whose age exempted them from active service. Hunter, finding himself unexpectedly confronted by Early, relinquuit, which continued with uninterrupted pertinacity, until Hunter was overtaken in the neighborhood of Salem, a small town ortook with the force at his command, after the disposal of Hunter's army. By uniting with his own corps the division of Breerior gravity of his opponents. After the dispersion of Hunter's forces, one day in preparation sufficed Early for the cough the country had been laid waste a short time before by Hunter, the genial season and fertile soil had already reproducedThroughout the march down the Valley the unsparing hand of Hunter was proclaimed by the charred ruins of the once beautiful nd the army advanced to Sharpsburg. Since the defeat of Hunter the advance of Early has been so rapid that his design to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
The toasts. Then came the toasts, as follows: The Day We Celebrate. Responded to by Comrade Surgeon Harold Snowden, surgeon Seventeenth Virginia infantry, Confederate States army. The Infantry. Colonel Edmund Berkeley, colonel Eighth Virginia infantry, Confederate States army. The Artillery. Captain K. Kemper. First South Carolina artillery, Confederate States army. The Cavalry. General William H. F. Lee. The Navy. Captain S. B. Davis. The Private Soldier. Comrade Alexander Hunter, Seventeenth Virginia infantry, Confederate States army. A number of impromptu toasts were also responded to, and the evening was enlivened by yarns of camp life that brought forth peals of laughter. The Address. The evening was closed by the reading of General Lee's Farewell Address to the army by Comrade Richard M. Latham. Norfolk. Soon after sunrise flags and bunting were fluttering in the breeze from public and prominent private buildings. The day was observed as
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
alley, with instructions to capture or destroy the army of Hunter, a recreant Virginian, who was marching in the direction om, who was in command of the whole cavalry in the valley. Hunter was in camp near the city of Lynchburg. In a letter to meis time he (Ramseur) and I reconnoiterd the right flank of Hunter's army and found it could be most advantageously assailed,ion had arrived from Richmond. The opportunity to destroy Hunter's army was then lost. Hunter took council of his fears anHunter took council of his fears and advantage of the cover of night and darkness to make a hasty retreat. Early on the morning of the 19th we commenced a purd drove it through the place. It was now ascertained that Hunter had not taken the route that we anticipated, but had retren from which to successfully assail him the following day. Hunter, by our failure to promptly pursue at daylight, made his eo a test of strength, he began to think him no better than Hunter, and entertained more contempt for than fear of him. He se
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 31 (search)
he war. [from the Baltimore (Md.) sun, July 11, 1890.] How General Hunter executed to the letter General Grant's memorable Order—Valuablef her father's home near Lexington, Virginia, in June, 1864, by General Hunter, upon the order of General Grant. Mrs. Showell says: Lexiernor Letcher had been warned by an ante-bellum friend, a member of Hunter's brigade, to make his escape. A large reward had been offered forith no other warning of any kind, delivered a verbal order from General Hunter, in General Grant's name, for the destruction of the place and . Showell says: When the division of the Union Army under General Hunter passed through the Valley of Virginia it left a record like thebefore the Israelites, indicating the favor of God, followed behind Hunter's division, typifying the vengeance of man and the unbridled animosengeance and ruthless destruction of the one. Down the Valley came Hunter's army, and woe and loss and pitiful despair followed everywhere in