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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1,296 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 888 4 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 676 0 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 642 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 470 0 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 418 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 404 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 359 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 356 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 350 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
homas Jonathan Jackson, twenty-three years old, second lieutenant of Magruder's light battery of artillery. Young in years and rank, he gave early evidence of those qualities of a soldier for which he became distinguished under the name of Stonewall Jackson. Magruder, his captain, commended him highly in his report, writing that if devotion, industry, talent, and gallantry are the highest qualities of a soldier, then Lieutenant Jackson is entitled to the distinction which their possession conLieutenant Jackson is entitled to the distinction which their possession confers. In the army also was Longstreet, lieutenant of infantry, twenty-six years old, brevetted twice and wounded at Chapultepec; and Magruder, known among his comrades as Prince John, from courtly manners, distinguished appearance, and fine conversational powers, who commanded a light battery in Pillow's division, was twice brevetted and wounded at Chapultepec. John Sedgwick was with the army, first lieutenant of artillery, a classmate of Bragg and Early and Hooker, twice brevetted; and so was
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
and his army largely recruited. General John B. Floyd, who had been President Buchanan's Secretary of War, had been commissioned at Richmond as brigadier general, and had recruited and organized a brigade in southwest Virginia, and in July led it over to the region of the Kanawha. This was the first field assigned to George B. McClellan by the Federal War Department, an officer of great promise, who, graduating at West Point in 1846, had for his classmates, among others, Burnside and Stonewall Jackson. He served first in the Engineer Corps, and in 1855 was appointed a captain in the First Cavalry. His previous military experience had been much the same as Lee's. In 1857 he resigned, to take up railroad work, and when war commenced he was made a major general of Ohio volunteers. He crossed into northwest Virginia on the 26th of May, he says, of his own volition and without orders. A portion of his command was under General Cox on the Kanawha. In McClellan's immediate front was a
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
It was most fortunate for the South that Stonewall Jackson was selected to command this department.blance ceased. Above others, on either side, Jackson understood the great value of celerity in miltysburg; for General Lee has said, Had I Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg I would have won a great vnsive campaign against Richmond, and informed Jackson that if he was strong enough to hold Banks injoin them. Evading Banks at Harrisonburg, Jackson moved to Staunton, joined his force with Johnhe Valley, and Banks fell back to Strasburg. Jackson, having disposed of the two Federal commander think Washington was in danger of capture by Jackson, and that moving a part of McDowell's troops t succeed in destroying Jackson's forces. Jackson in the mean time, having disposed of Banks, dof the co-operation of McDowell's army, while Jackson contributed largely to the success of the batRichmond was probably saved at that period by Jackson. McClellan determined to clear the way for M[1 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
artillery, started to blaze the way for Stonewall Jackson's descent on the right rear of the Federmpression that he had been sent to re-enforce Jackson in the Valley, but the next day the head of hhe had suggested to the Secretary of War that Jackson be prepared to unite with the army near Richmdeparture from Richmond would be known. Stonewall Jackson left Lee on July 13th with his old divisas at Gordonsville with six thousand men, and Jackson at Louisa Court House, but a few miles distanplans and purposes of the contending forces. Jackson arrived at Gordonsville on July 19th, and at to his old position north of Cedar Run, while Jackson remained in the field next day, and then, heapromising and gallant soldiers of the South. Jackson mourned him as one of his most accomplished ooss has been severely felt. By this movement Jackson, as usual, had rendered great service. The qenforce Pope or Mc-Clellan was decided. Stonewall Jackson was in front of the army covering Washin[8 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
and retired, as he had been directed, to join Jackson. This enterprising officer, having executed n Longstreet's face. The other, in supposing Jackson was going to remain at Manassas in order thatturnpike crosses, and Taliaferro, whose march Jackson in person accompanied, to the vicinity of Suddid so. When he reached Manassas the next day Jackson was not there. He thought from the passage overging troops was directed upon that point. Jackson had exercised his usual skill in the selectiough Thoroughfare Gap with Longstreet. After Jackson had arrived at his new position a courier of ssas about midday on the 28th, and found that Jackson had left the night before after burning five following his supposed route to Centreville, Jackson in his war paint was in line beyond the Warre Lee the night before to his original lines. Jackson was still Pope's objective point. It was evi crowds hung around the commanding officers. Jackson was especially an object of much interest. T[31 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
ee divisions under Meade, Ricketts, and Doubleday (an officer that Jackson in one of the few jokes of his life called Forty-eight hours ), prd each claimed the advantage in the engagement which followed. Jackson reached Sharpsburg that morning from Harper's Ferry, and Walker la him as he galloped about on his black charger Daniel Webster. Jackson, too, had been stunned by the rearing and falling back of a large saddle, eating apples. The fate of a battle with Generals Lee and Jackson both in ambulances would have been uncertain. At dawn on the 1g and secured permission to lead the assault on Lee's left against Jackson, around the well-known Dunker Church, a mile to the north of Sharpeading his brigade. While this attack was going on, Lee ordered Jackson to turn the enemy's right, but found it extended nearly to the Potulpeper Court House to McClellan's front, and brought the corps of Jackson to the east side of the mountain. He had crossed swords, however,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
e reserve artillery under General Pendleton. Jackson found Anderson some six miles from Chancellorpon the last meeting in this world of Lee and Jackson. The Duke of Wellington is reported to have sunrise to see Jackson's troops file by. When Jackson came along he stopped and the two conversed fance in column. At 6 P. M., all being ready, Jackson ordered the advance. His men burst with a ch. While he was engaged in forming his lines, Jackson, who was a little in advance, sent a staff ofnotification of his being wounded he wrote to Jackson that, could he have directed the course of ev Upon Stuart's arrival upon the battlefield, Jackson had been taken to the rear, but A. P. Hill, sof my Order No. 49? If so, do not answer me. Jackson is dead, and Lee beats McClellan with his unt have to mourn the loss of the good and great Jackson. Any victory would be dear at such a price. . P. Hill. Ewell had been next in command to Jackson, participating in the glories of his Valley c[19 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
He had a reluctance to oppose the wishes of others, or to order them to do anything that would be disagreeable and to which they would not consent. Had I Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, I would have won a great victory, he said to Professor White, of the Washington and Lee University, after the war, because he knew it would have been sufficient for Jackson to have known his general views without transmitting positive orders, and that Stonewall, quick and impatient, would have been driving in the enemy's flank ere the rays of the morning sun lifted the mists from the Round Tops. If Lee had issued by his chief of staff his battle order for the 2d in writd, the great advantage of celerity of execution after carefully considered plans have matured — a qualification so conspicuous in the careers of Napoleon and Stonewall Jackson. This has been a sad day to us, said Lee, but we can not always expect to win victories. It was a sad day for the South, for at that time it was within
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
the massive grandeur of form and face began to contract. During the succeeding day he rapidly grew worse; his thoughts wandered to the fields where he had so often led his gray battalions to victory; and like the greatest of his captains, Stonewall Jackson, whose expiring utterance told A. P. Hill to prepare for action, he too, in death's delirium, said, Tell Hill he must come up! For the last forty-eight hours he seemed quite insensible of our presence, Mrs. Lee states; he breathed more heacure meat and vegetables for our mothers, each carrying his own basket; his rescuing me on one occasion from the fangs of his father's mastiff, Killbuck, and the grief of his mother and sisters when your aunt-Mrs. Lewis-having procured from President Jackson a cadet warrant (which was given upon her application, as a personal favor to her), it became necessary to send him to West Point; and my proffering my own services to attend in Robert's place to his mother's business — for his gentle, affe