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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 1: explanation of the title-scheme of the work. (search)
Marster, whether he referred to the one up at headquarters or the One up yonder. We never compared him with other men, either friend or foe. He was in a superlative and absolute class by himself. Beyond a vague suggestion, after the death of Jackson, as to what might have been if he had lived, I cannot recall even an approach to a comparative estimate of Lee. As to his opponents, we recked not at all of them, but only of the immense material force behind them; and as to that, we trustedsaid we never criticised him. I ought, perhaps, to make one qualification of this statement. It has been suggested by others and I have myself once or twice felt that Lee was too lenient, too full of sweet charity and allowance. He did not, as Jackson did, instantly and relentlessly remove incompetent officers. The picture is before you, and yet it is not intended as a full picture, but only as such a presentation of him, from the point of view of his soldiers, as will explain and justify
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 6: from Manassas to Leesburg. (search)
and Gen. D. H. Hill, of North Carolina, was put in his place. He was a brother-in-law of Stonewall Jackson and, like him, a thorough Christian and thorough Calvinist. That he was likewise a thorouional institutions of high grade and a writer of books, both scientific and religious. Like Jackson he was, too, a born fighter — as aggressive, pugnacious and tenacious as a bull-dog, or as any rs with a mere handful of troops against McClellan's overwhelming numbers, thus giving time for Jackson to complete his capture of Harper's Ferry and join Lee at Sharpsburg. It is said that toward tting but also something akin to the disgrace of desertion. With D. H. Hill, worship of Stonewall Jackson held a place next after and close alongside his religion. He had the greatest admiration elous career. Even at that early day, Hill predicted that if the war should last six years and Jackson live so long, he would be in supreme command. It is fair to add that the pure white star of
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. (search)
had much demoralized our army. In short, the selection of military officers by the elective method is a monstrosity, an utter reversal of the essential spirit of military appointment and promotion. It ought to be enough to immortalize it as such that, about the time of or soon after the original enlistments, the men of one of the Virginia regiments, in the exercise of their volunteer right to choose their officers, protested successfully against the assignment of General, then Colonel, Jackson to command them. It is fair also to add that the result, in the case of our own company — as I have abundantly shown an exceptionally intelligent corps,--so far as the newly-elected captain was concerned, could not have been more satisfactory, as he was a man of the noblest nature and every inch a soldier. But this was not by any means the case with all the officers elected by us. Our two preceding captains were promoted, the one to be colonel commanding Camp Lee --the camp of instruct
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 8: Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)
lost the Thrigger Early dawn on a battle-field Lee and Jackson. I turn back a moment to the mud and the march up the Perally, and in particular to arrange for the withdrawal of Jackson from the valley, yet it must be admitted that, as to the mtified free communication between his two wings; also that Jackson had been secretly drawn down from the Valley, and was now mpaign which had so thrilled the army and the country. Jackson and the little sorrel stopped in the middle of the road, pking in the distorted faces to identify their friends. Jackson glanced a moment toward this scene. Not a muscle quiveredelf and horse was absolute perfection. When he recognized Jackson he rode forward with a courier, his staff halting. As he t, and advanced, drawing the gauntlet from his right hand, Jackson flung himself off his horse and advanced to meet Lee, litt left side and back toward me, Jackson's right and front. Jackson began talking in a jerky, impetuous way, meanwhile drawing
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 9: Malvern Hill and the effect of the Seven Days battles (search)
llan would never have reached this position. The third line, of which Lee and Jackson spoke in the interview described in the preceding chapter, was never drawn. Ttance if McClellan attacked them in the morning. It was difficult to wake General Jackson, as he was exhausted and very sound asleep. I tried it myself, and after y illustrates two of the greatest and most distinguishing traits and powers of Jackson as a general: he did not know what demoralization meant, and he never failed tht and felt and proposed to do. In the present instance, not only did all that Jackson said and implied turn out to be true, that McClellan was thinking only of escaossession of them. Stuart at once informed General Lee and received word that Jackson and Longstreet were en route to support him; but again the guides proved incomt the native air of a young man. He was, in some respects, of the type of Stonewall Jackson, and like him combined the strongest Christian faith and the deepest spir
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 10: Second Manassas-SharpsburgFredericksburg (search)
of 1862 Col. Willis, of the Twelfth Georgia Jackson in the Railroad cut at Manassas Sharpsburg tmen. But in a few moments he began telling of Jackson, and then I dropped my pen and hung eagerly o masterpiece, and as he had been closely with Jackson through it all, I considered what he said of ly — I had almost said dastardly-way in which Jackson managed to find out all Pope's plans and purpe time, while waiting for Lee and Longstreet, Jackson was in extreme peril, dodging between and agal these tactics of deception were exhausted! Jackson was straight in front, in the famous position resisting such an onslaught — were complete, Jackson heard from Longstreet, who promised him aid i be delayed, however, only a few moments, and Jackson, feeling the imminence of the crisis, startedad melted into a mass of fugitives. Again Jackson rode down his lines: Half an hour men, only ho, I think, by possibility might make another Jackson! In less than a month from that time he wa[4 more...]<
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 12: between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (search)
s staff characteristic interview between General Jackson and my father the Army telegraph Presidst leaving. The captain informed me that General Jackson had sent an order for me to report immedir the second time, an autograph note from General Jackson, addressed to Captain Mc-Carthy, and to tinctly remember the general appearance of General Jackson's note. It was written in pencil on a smthe fragments floated adown the air. I told Mrs. Jackson of the circumstance not long after the war,s not as sure of me as my dear father was; to Jackson, certainly, I was the untried man. I have ofcouraged by the counsel and confidence of General Jackson, he determined still further to divide hild hold the enemy in his front, he would hurl Jackson upon his flank and rear and crush and crumbler talent and individual excellence of Lee and Jackson. For quickness of perception, boldness in plof bold designs and impetuosity in attacking, Jackson had not his peer. About the 28th of April[1 more...]
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 13: Chancellorsville (search)
McLaws' division, and of the 14,000 (Anderson's and McLaws' commands) with which General Lee undertook to hold, and did hold, the front of Hooker's 92,000, while Jackson, with the balance of our forces, swung around his right flank and rear. Two of our batteries, the Howitzers and Manly's, left Fredericksburg at midnight, Apri drawn up in column on the side of the Old Turnpike, head toward Chancellorsville, to allow the Light division, as Gen. A. P. Hill's command was called, to pass. Jackson, as we understood, was somewhere ahead, and Hill's superb troops seemed to be resolved that he should not be compelled to wait even a moment for them. They were ding general, Robert Lee. He was very plucky in a personal difficulty, but I blush to say, an abject coward in battle. The Howitzer dog, whom we christened Stonewall Jackson, came to us a mere puppy in the summer of 1862, after the battles around Richmond, and while we were waiting for the re-equipment of the battery. He was a W
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 15: in Pennsylvania (search)
nnsylvania Impressing horses the only plundering Lee's Army did a remarkable interview with an old lady in a Pennsylvania town she expects to meet Stonewall Jackson in Heaven two Pennsylvania boys make friends with the rebels Extra Billy Leads the Confederate column into York, his brigade band playing Yankee Doodle, terly utter performances in the way of faun-like pranks, that grown and sane men ever indulged in. Before I left the old lady asked me if I had ever seen Stonewall Jackson, and upon my responding that I had, she said quietly, but with the deepest feeling, that she expected to see him soon, for if anyone had ever left this eartriotic devotion and his other sterling and heroic qualities. I have seldom heard him speak of any other officer or soldier in the service, save of course Lee and Jackson, in such exalted terms as of the old Governor-General. May I be pardoned for relating one more incident of our Pennsylvania trip, and that not strictly a remin
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 16: Gettysburg (search)
ach the fortifications of Washington, or how far his bursting shell could terrorize the Federal capital? On the eve of Gettysburg the Army of Northern Virginia, with the exception of the cavalry, was well in hand and in the finest possible plight. Of course its equipment was not perfect, though better, I think, than I remember to have seen it at any other time, while the physical condition and the spirit of the men could not have been finer. The way in which the army took the death of Jackson was a striking test of its high mettle. I do not recall having talked with a man who seemed to be depressed by it, while the common soldiers spoke of it in wondrous fashion. They seemed to have imbibed, to a great extent, the spirit of Lee's order announcing Jackson's death. They said they felt that his spirit was with us and would be throughout the campaign. It seemed to be their idea that God would let his warrior soul leave for a time the tamer bliss of Heaven that it might revel onc
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