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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Biographical note. (search)
n official commendation. In the final action near Appomattox Court House on the ninth of April, Chamberlain was called by General Sheridan to replace the leading division of cavalry, and the first flag of truce from Longstreet came to Chamberlain's headquarters. His Corps Commander says in an official report: In the final action, General Chamberlain had the advance, and at the time the announcement of the surrender was made he was driving the enemy rapidly before him. At the surrender of Lee's army, General Chamberlain was designated to command the parade, and it was characteristic of his refined nature that he received the surrendering army with a salute of honor. At the final grand review in Washington, Chamberlain's division was placed at the head of the column of the Army of the Potomac. The General was mustered out of military service on the sixteenth of January, 1866, having declined the offer of a Colonelcy in the regular army. In his service of three-and-a-half years,
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Introductory. (search)
its of the Fifth Corps. No eminence is claimed for it beyond others in that campaign. But the circumstance that this Corps was assigned to an active part with Sheridan during the period chiefly in view — the envelopment and final out-flanking of Lee's army warrants the prominence given in this review. It may be permitted to hope that this simple recital may throw some light on a passage of the history of this Corps, the record of which has been obscured in consequence of the summary changed as ex parte testimony before military tribunals where the highest military officers of the Government were parties, and the attitudes of plaintiff and defendant almost inevitably biased expression. In the strange lull after the surrender of Lee and the sudden release from intense action and responsibility, but as yet in the field and in the active habit not readily relinquished, it occurred to me, impressed with the deep-wrought visions of those tragic days, to write down, while fresh in
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 1: the situation. (search)
ise on weakly-defended Petersburg, and thus cut Lee's main communications and turn his entire posit as by far exceeding the whole number of men in Lee's army at any time in this last campaign. Rerand tactics in the continuous movement to turn Lee's right, and also cut his communications. Whenf Petersburg or Richmond, or the destruction of Lee's army, or even the quick overthrow of the rebeent, and this must be still to the left, to cut Lee's communications and envelop his existing lines their last avenue of sea-coast communication. Lee had two railroads: the Richmond and Danville, le with his alert and dashing army he threatened Lee's sea communication and also the flank and rearr flank and rear, and thus between his army and Lee's we should be caught in the jaws of a leviatha to do. We were more troubled by the rumor that Lee, presuming on our inertness, was preparing to m the Potomac. Grant was evidently anxious lest Lee should manage to get away from our front and ef[7 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 2: the overture. (search)
Grant's general plan involved an alternative: to cut Lee's communications or turn the right flank of his entreailroads, which are now the only avenues of supply to Lee's army, you may return to this army or go on into Norstart out with no distinct view, further than holding Lee's forces from following Sheridan. But I shall be alould work his way up to Burkesville, and thus cut off Lee's communications, and force him to come out of his enthat his army at Goldsboro was strong enough to fight Lee's army and Johnston's combined, if Grant would come ul were animated with confidence of quick success. If Lee's lines before Petersburg were held in place, it woulur comrades in the old lines would make short work of Lee's entrenchments and his army. At daylight on the Run: but we did not know where, nor with what force, Lee might see fit to push out a counter movement to thwarter three days resulted in turning the right flank of Lee's army. We had been fighting Gracie's, Ransom's, Wal
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 3: the White Oak Road. (search)
s, Lee had on the 28th of March ordered General Fitzhugh Lee with his division of cavalry — about 13n the Quaker Road. On the morning of the 29th, Lee had also despatched General R. H. Anderson withe enemy's entrenchments on the White Oak Road. Lee, also, apprehensive for his right, sent McGowanenchments), to go with Pickett to reinforce Fitzhugh Lee at Five Forks. W. H. F. Lee's Division of cs reinforcements of infantry and cavalry to Fitzhugh Lee at Five Forks, where they arrived about sun in my front. Had I known of the fact that General Lee himself was personally directing affairs inor the Fifth Corps to leave the White Oak Road, Lee's company, and everything else, and rush back frk, to help Sheridan stay where Pickett and Fitzhugh Lee had put him. Indeed, the suggestive informaemy's communications; the other, the turning of Lee's right and breaking up his army by our infantr direct the assault immediately on the right of Lee's entrenched lines on the Fifth Corps front,--t[24 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
iring ahead kept me dubious. It might mean Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry making a demonstration there; but651; Hunton's, p. 626. It was, in fact, Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, commanded now by the experienced the force we had to contend with that day. Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, dismounted, now commanded by Mun gained the Ford Road at about 6 P. M., but Fitzhugh Lee and Rosser not at all. Pickett narrowly escgh himself alert, was not kept informed by Fitzhugh Lee or Pickett of the movements of the Fifth Corps in relation to Five Forks, and that Lee was led by a word from Pickett to suppose that FitzhughFitzhugh Lee's and Rosser's cavalry were both close in support of Pickett's left flank at Five Forks. Re at no time on the field. We know now that General Lee afterwards wrote General Wade Hampton in thof this, as we might have done before him. Only Lee had now got a day's start of us, the head of hit wing brought to bay before them, waiting till Lee's final answer to Grant should come through She[9 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 5: the week of flying fights. (search)
retly hoping in our interior confessionals that Lee would also wait for them. We had all expectenefit of his doubt. It appears, however, that Lee being informed by Rooney Lee, his son, that SheLee, his son, that Sheridan had a heavy force of infantry here, gave up the attack and turned his columns off by a more nSheridan, however, wished to move up and attack Lee, even before the other corps got up to us. Meadare across the Danville Railroad, faced towards Lee's then approaching army, and asks Sheridan to ptachment to cut them in two. It was no part of Lee's plan to wait to be attacked by our whole armyelcomed by its armies. And it was reserved for Lee to be confronted by a man as magnanimous as himavalry-sweep around the left flank and front of Lee's rushing army while our Second and Sixth Corpshepardstown Ford after the battle of Antietam,--Lee's army in front of them, and a river behind theclock, pressing with all our powers to outflank Lee's march. This morning I received a wholesome l[51 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
right, to the Appomattox River, cutting across Lee's retreat. Already we hear the sharp ring of tk all night, and in fact now was holding at bay Lee's whole remaining army. I was proud to learn teparture from accustomed discipline. Only that Lee wants time to surrender, I answer with stage sod the cavalry as Grant admitted, had cut around Lee's best doings, and commanded the grand halt. Bers, one and all, Gordon, Wilcox, Heth, Rooney Lee, and all the rest, assure him of their good faiivered through Humphreys' skirmish line and Fitzhugh Lee's rear-guard, proposing to meet him for therpose of arranging terms of surrender. To this Lee replied that he had not intended to propose actards from the head of the Second Corps column. Lee's reason undoubtedly was that he was expecting n the ground, and the attack is suspended. For Lee in the meantime has sent a further letter throuhim on the road he is now on, at what point General Lee wishes the meeting to be — that is, by a me[19 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 7: the return of the Army. (search)
ply. It is bad news for the South, said I. Is it Lee or Davis? she asked, a look of pain pinching her feaport it, as well as reckless impulse to carry it out. Lee's army had been broken up; many able and honorable oft a few weeks before, when, freed from the control of Lee's army, it was pillaged and fired by the base hidden Station where a month before we had forced back Fitzhugh Lee and caught the last train out of Petersburg underwards made a maelstrom of the outrushing currents of Lee's broken army; then passing the focal point where th to general disgust with all creation. The houses of Lee and of Davis received much attention,--the latter app in review, to be pushed on as if still in pursuit of Lee. Yet on we pressed, out through the fortifications ofll rose before us in tumultuous phantasies. Here was Lee's home, too; and we gazed at it earnestly, wondering eir dead selves to higher things. Poor, great-hearted Lee; what was his place in the regenerated country? A
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
nets; thence swirling around Sailor's Creek and High Bridge, and finally at Appomattox by incredible marches circumventing Lee's flying column, and holding at bay Stonewall Jackson's old corps, with Hill's and Anderson's, under Gordon;--alone, this ock?-as in December, 1862, Sumner and Howard launched them from the exposed bank opposite Fredericksburg into the face of Lee's army — vainly opposing, --bridging the river of death, into the jaws of hell! Had we not a little later, a mile below, ody angle at Spottsylvania, the swirling fight at Farmville, and in the pressing pursuit along the Appomattox before which Lee was forced to face to the rear and answer Grant's first summons to surrender. We know them well. So it seems do these thousand prisoners, with Ewell and five of his best generals,--of them the redoubtable Kershaw; in the van in the pursuit of Lee, and with the Second Corps pressing him to a last stand, out of which came the first message of surrender. First comes
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