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oted and ordered elsewhere; the Hamptons, Kershaw, Hugers, Ramseur, M. C. Butler, Bee, Bonham, Bartow, Drayton, the Prestons, Dick Anderson, Jenkins, and Stephen D. Lee, commander of artillery in Virginia and corps commander in the Army of Tennessee, a body of fine gentlemen who illustrated the proverbial daring of their class. A. P. Hill, the fierce young fighter, who, famous in many battles, came opportunely from Harper's Ferry to Sharpsburg, beat back Burnside, and saved the flank of Lee's army, but fell at last on the field of Petersburg; from the first hour to his last not only doing his best, but all that man could accomplish, to serve his countrnt has occurred — with a deep sabre cut which accentuates rather than mars the noble contour of his face. Or what could be more touching than the meeting of General Lee with his young son Robert, on the bloody field of Fredericksburg, mounted on one of the artillery caissons of the battery in which he was serving as a private.
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 62: leaving Charlotte.—The rumors of surrender. (search)
that kind which is reputed to travel fast, but did not over the broken railways, and tangled and trailing telegraph wires. At last came the dreadful rumor that General Lee was retreating, and the President and his cabinet were coming to Charlotte to meet General Johnston and his army. I felt then that I must obey Mr. Davis's soleew days resting, and in painful expectation of worse news, It came, as we feared, all too soon. The following letter was received, and a despatch announcing General Lee's surrender. Augusta, April 21, 1865. Madame: Herewith I send despatch just received, and which I hope will reach you promptly. I send you copy of despal Grant had sent couriers to the different raiding parties to that effect; that commissioners to negotiate terms had been appointed, consisting on our part of Generals Lee, Johnston, and Beauregard, and on the part of the Yankees of Grant, Sherman, and Thomas; also that the French fleet had attacked the Yankee gun-boats at New O
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 63: the journey to Greensborough.—the surrender of Johnston. (search)
h. The President telegraphed to General Johnston from Danville that Lee had surrendered, and on arriving at Greensborough, conditionally req army to surrender while it was able either to fight or to retreat. Lee had surrendered only when it was impossible for him to do either, anral Sherman, who offered the same terms which had been made with General Lee. Johnston accepted the terms, and the surrender was made, his teral Wilson, 52,543; in all under General Johnston, 89,360. General Lee had succumbed to the inevitable. Some persons, with probably a desire to pay a weak tribute to Lee's kind heart, or to rob Grant of his claims to magnanimity il the matter of the surrender, have said that General Lee had only surrendered to stop the effusion of blood. This is not true. He had no weaknesses where his plain duty was concerth an unlighted cigar in his mouth, talking of the misfortune of General Lee's surrender. On the following morning, at breakfast, Mr. Dav
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Atlanta campaign. May 3d-September 8th, 1864. (search)
R. Russell, Capt. R. R. Asbury, Capt. J. R. Russell; 1st Ga. (State troops), Col. E. M. Gait, Capt.--Howell, Maj. Williamn Tate. Clayton's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. H. D. Clayton, Brig.-Gen. J. T. Holtzclaw, Col. Bushrod Jones: 18th Ala., Col. J. T. Holtzclaw, Lieut.-Col. P. F. Hunley; 32d and 58th Ala., Col. Bushrod Jones, Maj. H. I. Thornton; 36th Ala., Col. L. T. Woodruff, Capt. J. A. Wemyss, Lieut.-Col. T. H. Herndon, Capt. N. M. Carpenter; 38th Ala., Col. A. R. Lankford, Capt. G. W. Welch, Capt. D. Lee, Capt. B. L. Posey. Baker's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Alpheus Baker: 37th Ala., Lieut.-Col. A. A. Greene, Capt. T. J. Griffin; 40th Ala., Col. John H. Higley; 42d Ala., Lieut.-Col. T. C. Lanier, Capt. W. D. McNeill, Capt. R. K. Wells, Capt. W. B. Kendrick; 54th Ala., Lieut.-Col. J. A. Minter. Gibson's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Randall L. Gibson: 1st La., Maj. S. S. Batchelor, Capt. W. H. Sparks, Lieut. C. L. Huger, Capt. W. Quirk; 4th La., Col. S. E. Hunter; 13th La., Lieut.-Col. F. L. Campbell; 16th
the greatest gallantry and coolness, firing their guns as if no gunboat was in their vicinity, and seemed convinced that a gunboat was not so dangerous as they had supposed. The enemy were much annoyed on their trips, and kept several gunboats engaged in shelling the woods and vicinity, doing no damage. They even fired at the houses in the vicinity, occupied only by inoffensive families. On the evening of the seventh, the batteries returned to their camp. Respectfully submitted. S D. Lee, Colonel of Artillery, commanding Guns in Vicinity of Charles City Court-House. Turkey Island Bridge, July 22, 1862. General Magruder, Richmond, Virginia: General; Enclosed I send you my report of the artillery of your division. I must apologize for its coming in so late; but on your leaving Crew's farm, I was put on duty with the cavalry, in command of the Ninth North Carolina, late on picket duty. It was impossible for me to prepare it, from the fact that I was put into camp of instr
ineteenth Militia regiment (afterward Second State Reserves): Evans, Thomas J., colonel; Powell, D. Lee, lieutenant-colonel; Pendleton, S. T., major. Twentieth Artillery battalion (De Lagnel's batttalion): Cary, John B., lieutenant-colonel; Ewell, Benjamin S., colonel; Goggin, James M., major; Lee, Baker P., Jr., major; Montague, Edgar B., colonel; Sinclair, Jefferson, major; Willis, William R., major, colonel; Huston, George, major, lieutenant-colonel; Jones, John R., lieutenant-colonel; Lee, Edwin G., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Neff, John F., colonel; Spengler, Abraham, lieutenac H., major; Edmonds, Edward C., colonel; Griggs, George K., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Lee, Henderson L., major; Martin, George A., lieutenant-colonel; Whittle, Powhatan Boiling, lieutenanundred and Fifty-sixth Militia regiment: Adams, T. C., major; Bennett, Thomas F., colonel; Ross, D. Lee, lieutenantcol-onel; Taylor, James A., major. One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Militia regiment:
to the vicinity of Fredericksburg, where General Field was then stationed, and instructed by General Lee to assume command in that quarter, attack the enemy or confine his field of operations. Fredinual skirmishing until the advance to Malvern hill. In this latter battle he was ordered by General Lee to charge with a yell upon the enemy's position, after the action of the artillery had been snd campaign, he was assigned to the duty of provost marshalgeneral of the army, considered by General Lee at that juncture of the greatest importance, and in that capacity he brought up the rear of o succeeded to the immediate command of the remnant of the brigade that was led into action. General Lee wrote in his report, Brigadier-Generals Armistead, Barksdale, Garnett and Semmes died as theyg except that it was Stonewall Jackson's order. His faith in Jackson was like Jackson's faith in Lee. It is this trust of the army in its leaders reciprocated by the faith of the leaders in the army
wkins, the Third cavalry under Lieut.-Col. J. S. Boggess, the Sixth cavalry under Capt. Jack Wharton, and McNally's battery. They fought a spirited engagement at Oakland, Miss., December 3d. Maury's division reached Vicksburg just as Stephen D. Lee had magnificently repelled the attack of General Sherman at Chickasaw bayou, but the Texans with him were not to be deprived of a taste of battle. On the morning of January 2, 1863, learning that Sherman was removing his troops to the transports, Lee started in pursuit with the Second Texas in front, deployed as skirmishers, supported by two Tennessee and an Alabama regiment. General Lee records the spirited conduct of the Texas regiment in his graphic report: The enemy was found drawn up in line of battle, two regiments, on the river bank, under cover of their gunboats, about twelve in number, and the river bank being lined with their transports. The Second Texas advanced to 100 yards of the boats without opening fire. Neither
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
enty-eight pieces. F. Czarnosky is drum-major, and A. Itzel the leader of this great musical combination. Colonel William A. Boykin was in command, and was accompanied by his staff—Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Markoe, Major Lawrason Riggs, Captain William Gilmor Hoffman, Jr., adjutant; Major William H. Crimm, surgeon; Captain Robert J. Miller, quartermaster; Captain E. C. Johnson, commissary; Captain J. R. Trimble, assistant surgeon; Captain B. T. Stokes, ordnance officer; Captain Columbus O'D. Lee, inspector rifle practice; Captain S. Sterritt McKim, paymaster. There were ten companies, as follows: Company A, Captain William D. Robinson, 45 men; Company B, Captain R. Dorsey Coale, 40 men; Company C, Captain Robert P. Brown, 60 men; Company D, Captain George C. Cole, 40 men; Company E, Captain Harry Pennington, 45 men; Company F, Captain J. Frank Suppler, 55 men; Company G, First-Lieutenant J. Frank Phillips, commanding, 45 men; Company H, Captain Charles F. Albers, 40 men; Company