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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2.12 (search)
Speech of General Fitz. Lee, at A. N. V. Banquet, October 28th, 1875. After speaking in general terms to the sentiment of the toast to the cavalry, General Lee delivered the following beautiful tribute to his old commander, General J. E. B. Stuart: Brother Confederates--I hope I may receive your pardon if 1 occupy a brief portion of your time in talking to you of the Chief of Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, for my thoughts just now go out, in the language of General Johnston, to the Indefatigable Stuart. To-day, comrades, I visited his grave. He sleeps his last sleep upon a little hillside in Hollywood, in so quiet, secluded a spot that I felt indeed that no sound could awake him to glory again. A simple wooden slab marks the spot, upon which is inscribed--General Stuart, wounded May 11th, 1864; died May 12th, 1864. And there rests poor J. E. B. Stuart, It was in 1852 I first knew him, the date of my entry as a cadet in the United States Military Academy--tw
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Strength of General Lee's army in the Seven days battles around Richmond. (search)
servant, J. E. Johnston. Reply of General J. A. Early to General Johnston. Richmond, February 8, 1875. Editors of the Dispatch: Having received from General Johnston a copy of his reply to Colonel Marshall's address, with the request that it be filed along with the addrrn Virginia at least, I send you a copy of my communication to General Johnston, with the request that you publish it in your paper. In a lethich General Lee made the attack on McClellan in 1862 was what General Johnston's estimates would make it, then I concede that he and his suboof Richmond in 1862; and in regard to the figures furnished by General Johnston on the authority of the officers named by him, I am willing tovors of them, having already the assurance of one of them that General Johnston misapprehended him, and that his official report (to which I hbrought to Virginia. Disclaiming all purpose of imputing to General Johnston any unworthy motive in promulgating his estimate of General Le
nolds, the constitutional Lieutenant-Governor of Missouri, and, after Governor Jackson's death, its legal Governor, has given the writer his recollections of General Johnston at Columbus. Himself a gentleman of fine talents and culture, Governor Reynolds's opinions and impressions cannot fail to receive consideration: My reclways take into consideration, and be minutely and accurately informed of, the condition, resources, etc., of the country in which he operates. At that time General Johnston contemplated a campaign in Missouri, General Price having taken Lexington about that time, and Fremont being the Federal commander in this State. I acceptedo little confidence in our holding it, that he had joined a campaign in some other quarter. The only incident at all resembling actual hostilities during General Johnston's stay at Columbus, Kentucky, occurred on October 11, 1861. A Federal gunboat commenced shelling the fortifications we were erecting on the high bluff immed
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
e there and future operations. Please inform Johnston of this via Staunton, and also Holmes. Send roops, and is next to fatal with raw levies. Johnston chose the wiser course of moving by rail to Mishes of the General-in-Chief, in keeping General Johnston's force at Winchester. At the very hour that Patterson was writing this dispatch Johnston's advance was leaving Winchester. On the 18th Johot relieve the authorities from the fear that Johnston might rush down and seize Washington. Generak, difficult if not impossible, of preventing Johnston from moving on the capital and from joining Be of battle with his and Bartow's brigades of Johnston's army on the Henry house plateau, a strongerunder cover of Stonewall Jackson's brigade of Johnston's army. The Sudley Springs road, looking ut the heavy firing on the left soon diverted Johnston and Beauregard from all thought of an offensi as Beauregard put into action reserves which Johnston sent from the right and reenforcements which [21 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Incidents of the first Bull Run. (search)
his arrival at Winchester [see page 124], General Johnston was ceaseless in his labors to improve th commanders were assembled in a room with General Johnston, and a conference of one or two hours wasneral Beauregard. He repeated a telegram General Johnston had received from Adjutant-General Cooperformed me of the disposition of our troops of Johnston's army so far as they had arrived at Manassasde, marching by the flank at a double-quick. Johnston and Beauregard had arrived upon the field, an made a colonel and chief of artillery to General Johnston, which separated him from the Rockbridge battery. Nearing the Lewis house, we saw General Johnston and his staff coming toward us slowly, pruregard did not follow on to Washington. General Johnston, in his Narrative, has clearly and concluTo ascertain the exact facts of the case, General Johnston organized a board of officers to investigplies for such an emergency as arose when General Johnston brought his army from the valley, but tha[7 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Responsibilities of the first Bull Run. (search)
of Major Whiting to General Johnston, and General Johnston's letter (probably referred to as the indich army, whether Beauregard's at Manassas or Johnston's in the Valley, should be reinforced by the rly the enemy's purpose, that you ordered General Johnston, with his effective force, to march at one of these events, says: During the 20th, General Johnston arrived at Manassas Junction by the railrthe 22d, I held a second conference with Generals Johnston and Beauregard. I was in no conference e in a publication made by me in 1874, See Johnston's narrative (New York: D. Appleton & Co.), pp W. Smith's memorandum of the discussion: General Johnston said that he did not feel at liberty to e In The Century magazine for May, 1885, General Johnston, to support his assertion, quoted statemeeturned to that of the whole field. And in Johnston's narrative, published in 1874, it is expressort states the circumstance thus: I urged General Johnston to leave the immediate conduct of the fie[14 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
ct, if it was a defect, was converted into a charm by the martial aspect of his mustache and imperial, and by an exuberant growth of brownish hair. Quitting the United States army when Mississippi seceded, he first entered her service, and was afterward appointed to that of the Confederacy and placed in command of Texas. Transferred thence to Virginia in September, 1861, he was commissioned major-general and ordered to report to General J. E. Johnston, commanding the Army of the Potomac. Johnston ordered him to Beauregard, and Beauregard assigned him to the command of a division, October 4th, 1861. He was assigned to the command of the Trans-Mississippi District, January 10th, 1862. We Missourians were delighted; for he was known to be a fighting man, and we felt sure he would help us to regain our State. I explained to him the condition of affairs in Missouri, and General Price's views. Van Dorn had already decided upon a plan of campaign, and in execution of it ordered Gene
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Stuart in camp and field. (search)
orage cap covered with a white havelock, resembling a chain helmet, which made his head resemble that of a knight of the days of chivalry; and at the head of his troopers, as they moved through the spring forests, he was a romantic figure. When Johnston crossed the mountains, Stuart covered the movement with very great skill, charged the Zouaves at Manassas, held the outposts afterward toward Alexandria, and brought up the rear when Johnston fell back to the Rapidan, subsequently taking a promiJohnston fell back to the Rapidan, subsequently taking a prominent part in the obstinate battles on the Chickahominy. Just preceding these battles he made his remarkable march, with about fifteen hundred cavalry, entirely around General McClellan's army, originating thus the system of cavalry raiding, which afterward proved so fatal to the South. The ability and energy displayed in these movements gained for him the commission of major general, and from that time, to his death, he remained Chief of Cavalry of General Lee's army. When the Confederate
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
atory to an attack on the Confederate batteries along the Lower Potomac. These indications of activity announced to General Johnston that the time had come for carrying out his plan-already determined upon-of retreating behind the Rappahannock. On meanwhile, remained at Winchester, watching closely the advance of Banks, and doing what was possible to impede it. General Johnston thus describes the duty assigned to him: After it had become evident that the Valley was to be invaded by an arso deprived McClellan of the finest body of troops in his army. Thus Jackson's bold dash had effected the object of General Johnston in leaving him in the Valley, in a way far more secure than either of them could have expected. The next month w with Ewell, Jackson took the responsibility of detaining him until the condition of affairs could be represented to General Johnston, and, meantime, they united in a vigorous pursuit of Banks. Ashby has followed close on Banks' heels, and now oc
to your country and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell. R. E. Lee, General. General Johnston's farewell order to the army of Tennessee. General order, no. 18. headquarters army of Tennessee, Near Greensboro, N. C., April 27, 1865. y the terms of a army and savinbg b country from further devastation and our people from ruin. J. E. Johnston, General. General Sherman's order on his convention with General Johnston: special field order, no. 65. Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 27, 1865. The General Commanding announces a further suspension of hostilities and a final agreement with General Johnston, which terminates the war as to the armies under his command and the country east of the Chattahoochee. Copies of the terms of convention will be furnished Major-Generals Schofield, Gillmore and Wilson,who are specially charged with the exec
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