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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 40 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 24 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
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sitting in his tent smoking and talking to one of his staff-officers. The stranger approached the chieftain, and inquired of him as follows: General, if you flank Lee and get between him and Richmond, will you not uncover Washington, and leave it a prey to the enemy? General Grant, discharging a cloud of smoke from his mouth, indifferently replied: Yes, I reckon so. The stranger, encouraged by a reply, propounded question number two: General, do you not think Lee can detach sufficient force from his army to reinforce Beauregard and overwhelm Butler? Not a doubt of it, replied the General. Becoming fortified by his success, the stranger propounded question number three, as follows: General, is there not dancer that Johnston may come up and reinforce Lee, so that the latter will swing round and cut off your conmunications, and seize your supplies? Very likely, was L the cool reply of the General, and he knocked the ashes from the end of his cigar. The stranger, horrified at the
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Letter from three good little boys. (search)
is so Bad and we are getting so Weak in our Joynts. We know that the Fellows in old Mr. Northup's office says the People is to Blame. But that is the way all fellows do that Neglect their Bisness. They try to throw the Blame on somebody Else, Because if they did not throw the Blame on somebody Else, they would have to be Punished for their Faults and at the same time to confess that their Punishment was Just. But this Goes Against the Grain, especially of the Fellows that Does Wrong. Either old Mr. Northup and his fellows aint got the sense to Manage their bisness or else they have neglected it. Any way, they Ought to Quit and Make room for a New Sett. If they dont, us Boys will Starve, the Yankees will whip us, and then You all Hoam Fokes will Ketch the Verry Devil. Hoping, dearest Pa, that you will Atend to this Right Away, we sign our names, with all love and Duty. Your affectionate sons, Bob Lee Gus Bowrygard Joe Jonsing. To Mr Deff Javis, Esq Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond. Can it be taken, General? asked one of these. With ease, was the response. By the Peninsula? continued the querist. No, replied the General. If I had charge of the matter, I would want two large armies; one to move directly on Lee, and the other to land at City Point, and cut communications to the southward. Lee would be then compelled to fall back, and the army from the North could press, and, if possible, defeat him. If he would open up communications again with the CLee would be then compelled to fall back, and the army from the North could press, and, if possible, defeat him. If he would open up communications again with the Cotton States, he must fight the army south of the James; and to do this, he must cross his whole force, otherwise he could be defeated in detail. If he did so cross, the Northern army could take Richmond; if he did not, that from the South could move up the heights south of the James, and shell and destroy the city. I communicated this fact to two confidential friends the day Grant was first called to Washington, and now for the first time make it public. At the time the remarks were made