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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
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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
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avis ain't afraid. He will make his speech. Mr. Davis proceeded at once to make the address for which the crowd called, and his audience closed around him with expressions of affectionate respect. The disturber of the peace was hustled out. The interruption lasted about ten minutes. Much has been made of this scene, but it was merely the vagary of a drunken man, for which his brother apologized. As soon as we reached Mississippi, man after man boarded the train and accompanied us to Jackson, until nearly a brigade was on the cars. The Governor and the State authorities met Mr. Davis informally, and went with him to a boarding-house kept by an old lady of wonderful acumen, named Dixon, whose husband had been a member of Congress. She knew intimately every man of prominence in the State, and had no little political influence. We were rendered very anxious by the accounts she gave of the state of excitement pervading everyone; there was no rest anywhere. At Jackson, Mr. D
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 26: the gun-boats in the James River-battle of seven Pines. (search)
ster. Thus ended the offensive-defensive programme from which Lee expected much, and of which I was hopeful. On the morning of May 3st my husband wrote me as follows: I packed some valuable books and the sword I wore for many years, together with the pistols used at Monterey and Buena Vista, and my old dressing-case. These articles will have a value to the boys in after-time, and to you now. They will probably go forward to-day. Thank you for congratulations on success of Jackson. Had the movement been made when I first proposed it, the effect would have been more important. In that night's long conference it was regarded impossible. We have not made any balloon discoveries. The only case in which much is to be expected from such means will be when large masses of troops are in motion. A balloon called the Intrepid, containing two people, ascended from Richmond and hung over McClellan's camp for two hours, about the end of July, 1862. Yesterday mornin
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 34: campaign against Pope.—Second Manassas.—Sharpsburg.—Fredericksburg. (search)
on Washington would force Mc-Clellan's withdrawal for its protection, early in August, sent General Jackson in advance, to engage General Pope, who commanded a new army in Northern Virginia. Immelan began to transfer troops to Washington, and Lee moved with the rest of his army to join General Jackson. After several engagements the enemy was forced to withdraw, and the next morning Longstreet resumed his march to join Jackson. At this time a Federal critic said: The truth is, the rebel generals strip their armies for a march as a man strips to run a race. Their men are destitutThe career of General Pope was as brief, boastful, and disastrous, as those of Generals Lee and Jackson were brilliant, audacious, and successful. Immediately after the battle of Second Manassas,ately pushed on to South Mountain Pass, where D. H. Hill had been left to guard the rear, while Jackson went to Harper's Ferry and Longstreet to Hagerstown. Hill made a heroic defence, but being ou
s corps, numbered 57,000 of all arms. General Jackson had not entirely recovered from an attack, about two miles from Chancellorsville. General Jackson formed his corps into three columns for askets, to the fords of the Rappahannock. General Jackson's battle-cry was Press ouward! At every a powerful body of fresh troops to break General Jackson's cordon about the Federal rear. While G with his staff coming toward the party. General Jackson's officers were mistaken for the enemy's ding many others, and woe worth the day, General Jackson. His right hand was penetrated by a ballay that the rest of the bearers fled and left Jackson on the litter, where he lay with his feet to t day, when Lee and Stuart, who had succeeded Jackson in command, had joined forces, they captured annock. General Lee's report. When General Jackson arrived at the field hospital his arm wause he wanted to hear every word she said. Mrs. Jackson, though racked by grief, joined those about[5 more...]
Chapter 39: General Lee's offer of resignation. The President was a prey to the acutest anxiety during this period, and again and again said, If I could take one wing and Lee the other, I think we could between us wrest a victory from those people. At another time he exclaimed, With Jackson, Lee would be on his feet. When General Lee had returned to Virginia after his repulse at Gettysburg, although he had withdrawn his army thoroughly organized, with confidence and pride unimpaired, and was in full possession of his legitimate line of defence, he was conscious that all had not been accomplished which the late advance was designed to compass. The tone of the public press and the sentiment of the country indicated dissatisfaction with the result of the campaign, from which grander achievements had been expected than the number of troops and extent of our resources justified. General Lee could not remain entirely indifferent or unaffected by such expressions. As he pa
berton from Tullahoma the same day, Disposition of troops, as far as understood, judicious. Can be readily concentrated against Grant's army. When he reached Jackson, learning that the enemy was between that place and the position occupied by General Pemberton's forces, about thirty miles distant, he halted there and opened coon the Raymond road, in our front. At the same moment a courier arrived and delivered the following despatch from General Johnston: Canton Road, Ten Miles from Jackson, May 15, 1863, 8.30 A. M. Our being compelled to leave Jackson makes your plan impracticable. The only mode by which we can unite is by your moving directly tJackson makes your plan impracticable. The only mode by which we can unite is by your moving directly to Clinton and informing me, that we may move to that point with about six thousand. Pemberton reversed his column to return to Edward's Depot and take the Brownsville road, so as to proceed toward Clinton, on the north side of the railroad, and sent a reply to General Johnston to notify him of the retrograde movement. Just as
, the great cavalry leader and exemplary Christian, at peace with God and man. His wife reached the house of death about ten o'clock on the Thursday night, about one hour and a half after his dissolution, and the poor young creature was utterly desolate. Her father was a Federal general in the regular army, and she was separated even from her family in her hour of trial. General Philip St. George Cooke, however, was an honorable foe, and his old friends sorrowed with her for his sake also. No military escort accompanied the procession, but our young hero was laid in his last resting-place on the hill-side, while the earth trembled with the roar of artillery and the noise of the deadly strife of two armies --the one bent upon desecrating and devastating his native land, and the other defiantly standing in the path, but invoking the blessing of Heaven upon their cause. They fought in better cheer for the memory of such sainted leaders as Stonewall Jackson and Beauty Stuart.
figures that crowd the memory of every Confederate who looks backward on the field of war. Louisiana gave us Richard Taylor, who fought under the eye of Stonewall Jackson in the Valley, and whose men charged and took Shields's batteries at Port Republic, and who in Louisiana hurled back in disorder the magnificent army of Banky! a fragment of shell penetrated his skull, and his brave spirit took its flight. Tennessee gave us Forrest, the great leader of cavalry, Frazier, Cheatham, Jackson, Green, A. J. Vaughn, O. F. Strahl, Archer, and the last, but not least, on this very incomplete list, Cadmus Wilcox, who led his brigade at Gettysburg on July 2drgeous crown of glory than to name them all. Florida gave Kirby Smith and Anderson and many other gallant and true men. And Old Virginia gave us her Lees, Jackson, Early, Ewell, Pickett, Ed. Johnson, Archer, Heth, Lomax, Dearing, Ashby, Mumford, Rosser, the brothers Pegram; and the gallant men who fell on the heights of Get