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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 12 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
eutenant in the Corps of Engineers. It is interesting to notice that his eldest son, George Washington Custis Lee, also entered the Military Academy twenty-five years after his father, was also the cwas bright and clean, and its stock was rubbed so as to almost resemble polished mahogany. Cadet Lee in 1829 became Lieutenant Lee of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army. The cadets whoLieutenant Lee of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army. The cadets who graduate in each class with first honors are assigned to it, and its ranks are kept full of first-class material; its members are composed of students who obey the regulations, are proficient in theiucation had been added, their ascent to distinction would have been greatly facilitated. Lieutenant Lee entered upon the usual life of a young officer of engineers; his chosen profession had his eer fire water; while the bold dragoon who scorned all care rode far and sometimes drank deep. Lee was naturally exposed to an engineer's temptations, but was careful and abstemious. He went much
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
p his word. Catumseh was not much pleased with Lee's views, receiving them with an emphatic grunt, had six wives, and would have more respect for Lee if he had followed his example. The visit was bility taking the measure of Lee's scalp, while Lee was in turn disgusted with the paint and orname combined with murder, theft, and perfidy. Colonel Lee was doubtless glad to get away from them. gurating war between the whites and blacks, Colonel Lee was enjoying the hospitality of his Arlingtar's office turned by mere force of instinct to Lee, and he promptly responded to the summons. A b hung on the 2d of December, 1859. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee, from Harper's Ferry, December 1, 1859re volunteers tendered their service. When Colonel Lee was ordered to Harper's Ferry, J. E. B. Stuanger, he at once volunteered as aid-de-camp to Lee, asked and received permission to accompany him States District Attorney, Mr. Robert Ould, and Lee returned to Washington and Arlington, and in a [8 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
n sixteen miles. The next day, when Hill and Ewell were fighting, he resumed his march, lost his way, had to retrace his steps, and finally went into camp on the night of the 5th near Verdiersville, some ten miles in the rear of where Hill and Ewell had been fighting, broke camp at 12.30 A. M. on the 6th, and reached Hill, whose two divisions had been assailed by six Federal divisions under Hancock, just in time to save Lee's right. Lee has stated since the war Told his son, General G. W. Custis Lee. that he sent an officer to Longstreet to stay with him and show him the roads, anticipating he would move him when Grant crossed the Rapidan, but Longstreet discharged him, and, by taking the wrong road, did not get up to his position until May 6th, when he might have joined him on the 5th. Gordonsville was only ten miles from Orange Court House and the court house thirteen from Verdiersville, where Longstreet bivouacked the night of the 5th. By the route he should have marched
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
with handsome spurs, elegant gauntlets, and at his side a splendid sword. The handle of this sword is white, with a lion's head at the top and wrapped with gilt wire (not studded with jewels, as has been pub-lished), with gilt guard, the scabbard of blue steel with gilt trimmings. Where the rings are attached, on one side of the blade, are the words, General Robert E. Lee, from a Marylander, 1863 ; on the other, Aide toi et Dieu t'aidera. This sword is in the possession of Gen-eral G. W. C. Lee, son of General Lee, and the President of Washing-ton and Lee University at Lexington, Va. With a magnificent physique, not a pound of superfluous flesh, ruddy cheeks bronzed by exposure, grave and dignified, he was the focus for all eyes. His demeanor was that of a thoroughly possessed gentleman who had a disagreeable duty to perform, but was determined to get through it as well and as soon as he could without the exhibition of temper or mortification. Generals Lee and Grant had met on
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
g to catch a glimpse of its occupant. Not desiring to make a public exhibition of himself, the paroled soldier was a prisoner in his own house; and his condition produced the desire to move to more secluded quarters. Mrs. Lee's health, too, would be benefited by going out of town during the coming summer months. The house he lived in belonged to Mr. John Stewart, of Brook Hill, a fine specimen of the kind-hearted, benevolent Scotch gentleman. He had rented it to General Lee's son, General G. W. C. Lee, some time before the war closed. The general felt that he should make post-war terms with his excellent landlord; but, before he could take any steps, Mrs. Lee received a note from Mr. Stewart which read: I am not presuming on your good opinion when I feel that you will believe me-first, that you and yours are heartily welcome to the house as long as your convenience leads you to stay in Richmond; and, next, that you owe me nothing, but, if you insist on pay, that the payment mu
r General Lee made small effort to recover the property, but in 1877 George Washington Custis Lee, the heir under the law, established his title to the place and rece depended on two men,—the captains of the contending forces. Grant that day had Lee at his mercy. He had but to close his hand, and his opponent was crushed. Thinnyielding. Most fortunately for us, they were what and who they were,—Grant and Lee. More, I need not, could not say; this only let me add,—a people has good right the greatest civil conflict of modern times—the soldiers of the Union army after Lee's surrender grouped before Appomattox Court House, and citizens of the hitherto The next morning he rode to the Confederate lines and held a last interview with Lee, after which he returned to the McLean house before setting out for Washington. fractus illabatur orbis Impavidum ferient ruinae. With a home no longer his, Lee then sheathed his sword. With the silent dignity of his subsequent life, after
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
nel First Virginia Cavalry, August, 1861; colonel First Virginia Cavalry, March, 1862; brigadier-general, July 24, 1862; major-general, August 3, 1863. Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Virginia Regiments, Cavalry and Breathed's Battery of Horse Artillery, A. N. Va.; division in August, 1863, composed of cavalry brigades of W. H. F. Lee, Lomax and Wickham; subquently assigned to command of Cavalry Corps, A. N. Va., composed of divisions of W. H. F. Lee, Rosser and Munford. George Washington Custis Lee, captain Corps of Engineers, C. S. A., July 1, 1861; colonel and aide-de-camp to the President, August 31, 1861; brigadier-general, June 25, 1863; major-general, October 20, 1864. Commands—Commanding brigade of local troops for defense of Richmond; as major-general commanding troops for defense of Richmond, consisting of Barton's Brigade, the brigade of Confederate States' employees and several battalions of heavy artillery. Robert Edward Lee, major-general, commanding Virgi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
hambliss, John R., 106 Chiltun, R. H., 106 Cocke, Philip St. Geo., 106 Colston Raleigh E., 107 Cooke, John R., 107 Cooper, Samuel 107 Corse, M. D., 107 Dearing, James 107 Early. Jubal A.. 108 Echols. John, 108 Ewell, Robert S., 108 Foyd, John B., 108 Garland, Jr., Samuel, 109 Garnett, R. K., 109 Garnett, Robert S., 109 Killing of, 146 Heth. Henry. 109 Hill, Ambrose P., 109 Hunton, Eppa, 110 DeLagnel, Julius, 110 Lee Edwin G., 110 Lee, Fitzhugh, 110 Lee, Geo. W. Custis, 110 Lee, Robert E., 110 Lee, Wm. H. F., 111 Lilley. R. D., 111 Lomax. Lunsford L. 111 Long, Armistead L. 112 Magruder, John B., 112 Mahone, Wm., 112 Maury, Dabney H. 112 McCausland, John, 113 Moore, Patrick T., 113 Munford, Thos. T., 113 Page, Richard L., 113 Paxton, E. F., 113 Payne W H., 114,285 Pegram John 114 Pemberton John C., 114 Pickett, Geo. E., 115 Pendleton Wm. N. 114 Pryor Roger A., 115 Randolph, Geo. W, 115 Reynolds, Alex W., 115 Ro