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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
n's division; but the change required time. Lee had in person been in the midst of Hill's trooply, but might ultimately succeed as long as General Lee lost one man to his three, because the FedeCorps broke through the Confederate lines. General Lee was very sensitive about his lines being brand be in position to dispatch what was left of Lee after he had crushed him in Spottsylvania, justSpottsylvania Court House, drew his troops from Lee's front on the night of the 20th and started onrs, while another had been disabled by wounds. Lee's sickness made it manifest he was the head andike his North Anna situation. He said he found Lee's position stronger than either of the two prevand up the York, landed, and marched to Grant. Lee was also re-enforced by a division of North Carh of the former's command. Colonel Taylor, General Lee's able adjutant general, places the number n. This is a marvelous monument to the skill of Lee and the courage of his troops. Grant's hammeri[39 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
and rear before they began to fortify; but General Lee pronounced against the plan. Grant and Meaer before the sun lifted the mists of morning. Lee too had communication with the Richmond defensettempted. In the midst of the gathering gloom, Lee once more attempted to diminish the troops in hlent to Longstreet's whole corps. In that case Lee would again re-enforce Early and transfer the pnd the increase of that of their opponents. Lee could only wait, watch, and frustrate Grant's p Valley would have to carry its rations. General Lee's duties were very exacting, and he was cond the discourse on the subject of salvation. Lee and Grant, dissimilar in many characteristics, roved it, and work was commenced on June 25th. Lee knew what was going on and directed countermini all things will be made right. Hancock kept Lee from attending divine services. By Grant's dirment was made to prevent further detachments of Lee's army going to the Valley, and if possible cal[24 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
ice force. But I am not quite sure we can get that number. June 28 By order of Brig.-Gen. G. W. Custis Lee, the department companies were paraded to-day, armed and equipped. These, with the min the arsenal to-day, and found an almost unlimited amount of arms. We get not a word from Gen. Lee. This, I think, augurs well, for bad news flies fast. No doubt we shall soon hear something f Sunday afternoon.--There are two reports of important events current in the streets: first, that Lee's army has taken and destroyed Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and second, that Vicksburg has fallen. And yet one or both may be confirmed to-morrow; and if so, that is, if Vicksburg has fallen, and Lee should retire, as he must sooner or later, there will be a dark and desponding season in the ConfYork, etc. etc. This comes on the flag of truce boat, and is derived from the enemy themselves. Lee will not descend to the retaliation instigated by petty malice; but proclaim to the inhabitants t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
ting at that place. Yankees repulsed at Charleston. Lee and Meade facing each other. Pemberton surrenders hiof Port Hudson. second class conscripts called for. Lee has got back across the Potomac. Lincoln getting fresh troops. Lee writes that he cannot be responsible if the soldiers fail for want of food. rumors of Grant coreat blunder. He cannot take Richmond, nor draw back Lee, and the detachment of so many of his men may endangef the North bag the administration at Washington! Gen. Lee's course is right onward, and cannot be affected b defend the city, he can't send much ammunition to Gen. Lee! A letter from Lieut.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith, dathe neighborhood of this city, another indication that Lee has gained a victory. Dix has done but little damagereafter in the future progress of the war. If not, Gen. Lee will have orders to desolate the Northern States, at liberty to divulge. There may be later news from Lee; or Vicksburg may be relieved; or New Orleans taken;
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
s the approbation of the President, as Gen. G. W. Custis Lee is one of his special aids, with the rnumber of troops are marching out of Virginia. Lee, however, it is now believed, will not go to Tee, writes July 24th, 1863, that the bad news of Lee's failure in Pennsylvania and retreat across ths. When will this year's calamities end? Gen. Lee is at Orange Court House, and probably will nuthers (of Tennessee) begs that 20,000 men from Lee's army be sent out on Rosecrans's left flank toked for immediately, near Orange C. H., where Gen. Lee awaits the foe in an advantageous position. op of victories immediately. September 17 Lee and Meade have their armies daily drawn up in b it may be probable that a battle is imminent. Lee is apt to fight when the enemy is present facinditional has been heard from either Bragg's or Lee's army. But the positions of both seem quite s September 30 Still nothing additional from Lee's or Bragg's army; but from abroad we learn tha[2 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
ri. speculations of government agents. from Gen. Lee. Judge Hastings's scheme. visit to our pris markets. Campbellites and Methodists. from Gen. Lee. from the Southwest. October 1 We havend from the Peninsula, with 25,000 men, to keep Lee from crossing the Potomac. We have absolutepiration of vitality. It is now said that Gen. Lee, despairing of being attacked in his chosen p Rosecrans. Well, we shall know more soon, for Lee is preparing for a movement. It may occur thishowever, may have done it some injury. From Lee and Meade we have nothing. A rather startlir help us-while Bragg commands. He begs that Gen. Lee be sent there, while the Army of Virginia remdefinite and decisive must occur shortly. Gen. Lee's army crossed the Rapidan yesterday, and a b only 40,000 or 50,000 men; and, if this be so, Lee is strong enough to assume the offensive. T our army is pursuing. We have about 40,000 in Lee's army, and it is reported that Meade has 50,00
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
ivisions of Longstreet since the battle of Sunday last, with some eight generals-among them Lieut.-Gen. Ewell, Major-Gen. G. W. Custis Lee, etc. The clergy also seem to favor a convention, and the resumption by Virginia of her old position in thnds. The guard promenading in front of the house says a dispatch has been received from Grant announcing the surrender of Lee! I hear that Gen. Pickett was killed in the recent battle! April 10 Raining. I was startled in bed by the sound suppose another hundred guns were fired; and I learn this morning that the Federals declare, and most people believe, that Lee has really surrendered his army — if not indeed all the armies. My Diary is surely drawing to a close, and I feel as o, correcting, etc. what I have written. I never supposed it would end in this way. Ten A. M. It is true! Yesterday Gen. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. His son, Custis Lee, and other generals, had surrendered a few days previous
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Kilpatrick's and Dahlgren's raid to Richmond. (search)
body moved forward and crossed the South Anna at Ground Squirrel Bridge. Early on Tuesday, March 1st, the column was again in motion, and by 10 o'clock faced the northern lines of Richmond, on the Brook pike, five miles from the city. Its arrival was wholly unexpected; still a telegraphic dispatch that Union cavalry were raiding south of the Rapidan having reached Richmond the day before, General Elzey had that morning, as a precaution, sent out troops to the west of the city under General G. W. C. Lee, and to the north under Colonel Stevens, those sent to the Brook road consisting of five hundred men and six guns. Kilpatrick's advance quickly drove back the pickets of this last force and their supports, and thus found itself lose up to the inner lines of the Richmond defenses. Some skirmishing with artillery firing went, n for several hours, Kilpatriek mean-while awaiting signs of the approach of Dahlgren. The latter officer, on separating from the main body below Spotsylvania
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Lee in the Wilderness campaign. (search)
troops were driven back, with heavy loss, to their intrenchments on the Brock road. Longstreet's wounding, and the necessary delay in the change of commanders, R. H. Anderson was taken from Hill's corps to command Longstreet's, and Mahone assumed command of Anderson's division.--editors. caused loss of time in attacking them in this position. An attack made in the afternoon failed, after some partial successes, to gain possession of the Federal breastworks. The rumor which Major-General G. W. C. Lee, C. S. A. From a photograph. General Grant mentions in his Memoirs, and to which he seems to have given credence, that Lee's men were in confusion after this attack, and that his efforts failed to restore order, was without foundation in fact. On the same afternoon, of the 6th, a successful flank assault was made by Gordon, with three brigades of Ewell's corps, the results of which were not so great as hoped for, because night put a stop to his further successful rolling up o
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
and dispersed. I had no artillery, all being with the train. My line ran across a little ravine which leads nearly at right angles toward Sailor's Creek. General G. W. C. Lee was on the left with the Naval Battalion, under Commodore [John R.] Tucker, behind his right. Kershaw's division was on the right. All of Lee's and part ed, I surrendered myself and staff to a cavalry officer who came in by the same road General Anderson had gone out on. At my request he sent a messenger to General G. W. C. Lee, who was nearest, with a note from me telling him he was surrounded, General Anderson's attack had failed, I had surrendered, and lie had better do so, toold,.covered with dead and dying, the fire of artillery and musketry ceased, and General Ewell, together with eleven of his general officers [including Kershaw, G. W. C. Lee, Barton, Du Bose, Hunton, and Corse], and about all his gallant army that survived, were prisoners. Commodore Tucker and his Marine Brigade, numbering about 2
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