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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 718 4 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 564 12 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 458 4 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 458 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 376 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 306 2 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 280 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 279 23 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 237 5 Browse Search
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence 216 6 Browse Search
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demanded arms and aid from the more thickly settled portions of the State, as their territory was peculiarly vulnerable by way of the Ohio and the navigable waters of the Big Sandy, the Guyandotte and the Big Kanawha. These waterways gave easy access for the troops and supplies of the enemy for more than 100 miles toward the interior of the State, and made the problem of its defense one difficult to solve. On the 29th of April, six days after he took command of the forces of Virginia, General Lee sent Lieut.-Col. John McCausland, a native of the Kanawha valley and a graduate of the Virginia military institute, to muster into the service of the State ten companies of volunteers from the Kanawha region, take command of these, and direct military operations for strictly defensive purposes. On May 3d, Col. C. Q. Tompkins, a West Point graduate and former officer in the United States army, having his home in the Kanawha valley, was appointed colonel of volunteers in the Virginia servi
mac above and below Washington. On the 28th, Federal troops guarded the northern, and Confederate troops the southern, end of the long bridge; but on the 30th, General Lee ordered the withdrawal of all troops between the long bridge and Alexandria, to avoid provoking a collision for which he was unprepared. On the 5th of May, theVirginia. The supposition of Colonel Terrett, who evacuated Alexandria, was that the Federals proposed to advance toward Leesburg. The next day Bonham reported to Lee that he then had at Manassas Junction but 500 infantry, four pieces of artillery and one troop of cavalry. Before the opening of the Manassas campaign there wereany officers served, on both sides, who afterward became distinguished, or famous. On the Confederate side were Johnston, Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, Fitz Lee, Longstreet, Kirby Smith, Ewell, Early, Whiting, D. R. Jones, Sam Jones, Holmes, Evans, Elzey, Radford and Jordan—all graduates of West Point. Among those hold
tion and evacuation. He suggested that a competent military force be stationed to resist such efforts, saying that he could muster only 73 men under arms in the yard, and scarcely 40 appeared from the town, and only two of those properly armed. On the 30th of April, G. J. Pendergrast, commanding the Federal squadron, gave formal notice of an efficient blockade of the ports of Virginia and North Carolina. Col. S. Bassett French, aide to Governor Letcher, from Norfolk, May 2d, notified General Lee of this blockade, and that the troops from Suffolk, some 300, had been brought to Norfolk, leaving the Nansemond river approaches undefended. He thought 10,000 men absolutely necessary for the defense of the public property in and about Norfolk. The Bay line was permitted, on the 4th, to resume trips for mails and passengers. A British ship from Liverpool, with salt for Richmond, was boarded at Old Point, but sailed on and delivered its cargo. It was reported, on the 6th of May, tha
which is now the scene of operations. Stuart soon became brigadier-general of cavalry, later major-general, and then lieutenant-general, and the famous commander of the cavalry corps of the army of Northern Virginia until he fell in action. Fitz Lee soon became colonel, then brigadier-general, and finally the distinguished leader, as major-general, of a cavalry division in the same army, and in 1898 a famous consulgen-eral of the United States and a major-general in its army in the Cuban waon artillery by Captain Rosser and Lieutenant Slocomb, is the most brilliant part of the affair. Colonel Stuart has, I think, fairly won his claim to brigadier. Captain Rosser became the colonel of the Fifth Virginia cavalry, a brigadier in Fitz Lee's division of cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia, and a majorgen-eral in command of a cavalry division in the same army; Major Terrill became colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia infantry; Captain Patrick became major of the Seventeenth batt
ied by Banks. On the 28th, Jackson appealed to Lee, now the acting commander-in-chief of the Confeim from the force covering Fredericksburg. General Lee was favorably impressed with Jackson's sugg hold Banks in check. Jackson gladly accepted Lee's suggestions, and, at his headquarters at Conrut endangering Staunton, a base of supplies for Lee's as well as Jackson's army; that town was alsot also be at hand to respond to a call from General Lee, Jackson, after resting his army, fell backad arranged with Ewell, with the consent of General Lee, to join him in a movement on Banks, holdin on the shortest line of communication with General Lee, through Brown's gap, which he had crossed ine of communication with Staunton and with General Lee by way of Mechum River. Fremont having aith the armies of his enemy. On June 11th, General Lee wrote to Jackson from Richmond: Your recentEwell, and on the 28th, when Jackson had joined Lee and was actually fighting McClellan before Rich[2 more...]
he now famous Confederate general-in-chief; and Lee had the mortification of seeing from the summitg to him from the direction of Fredericksburg. Lee's military genius, and his conferences with Jac doubt gladly, his scheme of crossing to attack Lee's rear, and determined to concentrate against t him into line of battle facing any movement of Lee from Sulphur Springs toward Warrenton. Longstrvous, held by Ricketts and a Federal division. Lee promptly addressed himself to clear the way. Wiand hastened to the appointed place for meeting Lee, but by ways that completely baffled his over-cht, on the 29th, soon opened communication with Lee and Longstreet, who had but eight miles to marcction. By 10 a. m. of the morning of the 29th, Lee had stationed himself on a commanding knoll, ne was now too late in the day for so doing. But Lee had one force obedient to his commands, or raththe left, confident that the equally invincible Lee was not only watching the contest, but would, i[37 more...]
sburg, and formed his line of battle on the commanding ridge between that town and that river. Fitz Lee, with his cavalry, bravely kept back McClellan's advance, and General Lee's change of position General Lee's change of position was not only skillfully made but without any serious loss. McClellan was again placed at a disadvantage by Lee's prompt and bold strategic movement. The position occupied by Lee and destined to bLee's prompt and bold strategic movement. The position occupied by Lee and destined to become famous as the battlefield of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, was such that he could calmly await an attack by many times his own numbers, should McClellan venture to make one. He was ready for the daLee and destined to become famous as the battlefield of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, was such that he could calmly await an attack by many times his own numbers, should McClellan venture to make one. He was ready for the dawn of the 15th, and only awaited the gathering together of his army to try the issue by combat, notwithstanding the disparity of his numbers when compared with those of McClellan. While watching thers, would soon be with him, with his foot cavalry, and that McLaws would not be far behind, fired Lee's courage, and he determined that he would not recross the Potomac until after trial of battle wi
made ready to cross the Rappahannock and attack Lee's 63,000 veterans. Jackson held the front of two divisions of Longstreet that remained with Lee, McLaws held the front, from Jackson's left to rm an intrenched camp and be ready to fall upon Lee's flank as Hooker drove him in retreat toward R ground, Where certain destruction awaits him. Lee quietly, but quickly, accepted the challenge, tss awaited Sedgwick's movements. The mass of Lee's army, some 41,000 men, under Jackson, Anderso the act of opening the way to Fredericksburg. Lee himself spent the forenoon of the day with Earld the front of the fields at Chancellorsville. Lee's skirmishers followed until they found themselJackson, sending three divisions after him; but Lee turned Anderson's guns upon Sickles and checkedly one of infantry and light guns, that neither Lee nor Sickles had heard the noise of Jackson's bahe springing aside of his horse against a tree, Lee dictated this letter to Jackson: I have[45 more...]
t, led by Wade Hampton, of South Carolina; the Second, by Fitz Lee, of Virginia. Fitz Lee's three brigades, commanded by W.Fitz Lee's three brigades, commanded by W. H. F. Lee, L. L. Lomax and Williams F. Wickham, were all from Virginia. At the opening of the campaign, Stuart's cavalry huring the 7th, pressed southward on the Brock road, where Fitz Lee held them in sharp contention, and on the Catharpin road,ring the night of the 7th, would leave two corps in front of Lee and withdraw two farther to the east. Grant and Meade were apprehensive, during all the 7th, that Lee might again attack them, as indicated by the dispatch Grant sent to Washington, ao cover, rendered it impossible to inflict the heavy blow on Lee's Army I had hoped. My exact route to the James river. I hilures in the Wilderness battles, are ample confessions that Lee had thoroughly deranged Grant's confident plan of campaign. He was no longer urging Meade to hunt for Lee, and was looking anxiously for co-operation with Butler and the army of the Ja
aking certain the holding of the position which Lee's superior energy had secured. At 1 p. m. ofond the incurved line, as taken, on the right. Lee's position, as now occupied, extended from the arch to the eastward, and was moving to strike Lee's right and rear. Early, temporarily in commanis superior numbers, which were double those of Lee, attempt to turn both his flanks. During the ng of the 10th, Grant began his massed attack on Lee's left, which was met by Field's division and dmen caught the words and instantly shouted, General Lee to the rear, while Gordon, his mobile face s was added to Hancock's attack in the center. Lee had not another man to spare, but the few hardye Confederate log intrenchments, and fired upon Lee's three brigades of heroes, who, unhesitatinglyy. Fully occupied with the enemy in his front, Lee waited until the quiet of the 20th before officultaneous advance to capture Staunton and break Lee's communications with the Shenandoah valley, wi[47 more...]
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