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Lee, Stuart, and Jackson, was worthy of it. Mosby was regarded by the people of Virginia in his true light as a man of great courage, decision, and energy, who embarked like others in a revolution whose principles and objects he fully approved. In the hard struggle he fought bravely, exposed his person without stint, and overcame his opponents by superior military ability. To stigmatize him as a ruffian because he was a partisan is to throw obloquy upon the memory of Marion, Sumter, and Harry Lee, of the old Revolution. As long as war lasts, surprise of an enemy will continue to be a part of military tactics; the destruction of his trains, munitions, stores, and communications, a legitimate object of endeavour. This Mosby did with great success, and he had no other object in view. The charge that he fought for plunder is singularly unjust. The writer of this is able to state of his own knowledge that Colonel Mosby rarely appropriated anything to his own use, unless it were arms
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
ject of Washington's first love. He was a son of glorious Legion Harry Lee, who used his sword gallantly in the old war for independence andArlington The Arlington estate was not the actual property of Colonel Lee. The late Mr. Custis, by his Will, left it to his daughter, MrsMrs. Lee, during her life, when it was to become the property of her eldest son, who also became a general in the army in rebellion against his G decease, which occurred in October, 1857. It is said that when Colonel Lee abandoned his home and his flag to make war on his Government, htler; Daniel, the coachman; and Aunt Eleanor, who was the nurse of Mrs. Lee in her infancy. These were all over seventy years of age, and wer In the midst of this garner of the ghastly fruits of the treason of Lee and his associates — fruits that had been literally laid at his door life-companion — the founders of Arlington House and the parents of Lee's wife. On that of the former we read the sweet words of Jesus, Ble
The first blood for Freedom fell; By the mother who thus bore you, Will you bid us all farewell? Wild and wilful, proud, impatient, Haughty sister, have you known Through your turbulent life we loved you For a beauty of your own,-- Loved you truly, Even unduly, And could never have you gone? By the memories of the Keystone,-- By the Jerseys' blood-stained snow,-- By old Empire's glorious battles,-- By the record of our foes,-- By Schuyler, Knox, old Putnam, Greene,-- By Marion's men, and Harry Lee, Let us forget all party strife, And only know that we are free. The world has seen What we have been. Oh! still preserve the Old Thirteen. With what blindness are we smitten, Brother thus opposing brother! In the nation's past 'tis written, Freedom is our glorious mother. You can count her pangs of travail In the banner waving o'er us; History tells the wreck and carnage That o'erspread her when she bore us. Shall love languish When her anguish, Beacon-like, still floats before us? Pal
It is rumored that Lincoln has been drunk for three days, and that Capt. Lee has command at the Capitol, and also that Col. Lee, of Va., who lately resigned, is bombarding Washington from Arlington Heights. If so, it will account for his not having arrived here to take command, as was expected.--Norfolk (Va.) Herald, April 22. It is rumored that Lincoln has been drunk for three days, and that Capt. Lee has command at the Capitol, and also that Col. Lee, of Va., who lately resigned, is bombarding Washington from Arlington Heights. If so, it will account for his not having arrived here to take command, as was expected.--Norfolk (Va.) Herald, April 22.
175. General Harney. by Lexington. Come, now, a cheer for Harney, The valiant and the true! Faithful among the faithless, Give him the honor due. Rebellion wooed and threatened; Friends, kindred, claimed his aid; And soon the wronging whisper ran, “By him, too, we're betrayed! ”And, like the hoary traitor Of Pascagoula's shore, Like Lee, and Chase, and Beauregard, He breaks the oath he swore! “ But he wavered not an instant; On the old flag he gazed, With thoughts of those old battle-fields Where its Stars and Stripes had blazed; And he swore by all that touches A loyal soldier's heart, To stand by that bright banner Till life and he should part. So, then, a cheer for Harney! Long may he live to see The flag he perils all to save, Wave o'er a people free! --Boston Transc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
did not mention the English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swiss, Partuguese and Negroes, who were to swell the numbers of the enemy, and as our army grew less make his larger. True, there was not much fight in all this rubbish, but they answered well enough for drivers of wagons and ambulances, guarding stores and lines of communication, and doing all sorts of duty, while the good material was doing the fighting. Sherman's army, marching through Richmond after the surrender of Lee and Johnston, seemed to be composed of a race of giants, well-fed and well-clad. Many feared the war would end before they would have a fair chance to make a record, and that when the cruel war was over they would have to sit by, dumb, and hear the more fortunate ones who had smelt the battle tell to admiring home circles the story of the bloody field. Most of these got in in time to satisfy their longings, and got out to learn that the man who did not go, but kept out and made money, wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.29 (search)
icers were brought in from Fortress Monroe and Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Among them were Colonel J. W. Hinton, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Major R. C. Taylor, of Norfolk, Virginia, a brother of Colonel W. H. Taylor, A. A. General to General Lee; Lieutenant J. A. Morgan, of Hertford, North Carolina, and others. Our meals are growing exceedingly scanty, and there is universal complaint of hunger. The hours for meals are looked forward to with growing eagerness. Daily talk of the lon and dies no more. The great Captain of us all has promoted these Rebels to higher rank. and given them more honorable and exalted commissions. George Washington, Francis Marion, Israel Putnam, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and Light horse Harry Lee (father of our beloved R. E. Lee), were all Rebels. The glorious name is the patronym of all the mighty dead of this land. Almost every name held in honor is that of a Rebel: Rebels give names to our universities and colleges, to our charitab
or 15th of April, I first remember taking part in the transport question. In common with all Massachusetts, I then offered my services to the Governor, and was authorized to make preliminary arrangements for securing transportation. I accordingly got posted up, with the help of George B. Upton, Esq., of Boston, and Colonel Borden, of Fall River, as to the available steamers at both places, and was accordingly prepared to act, when, about five P. M., of Tuesday, the 16th [?] of April, Colonel Harry Lee, of His Excellency's staff, conveyed to me an order to go ahead with vessels; the despatch having arrived to start two regiments for Fortress Monroe, besides those which it was arranged to send by land. I remember well the electric shock which this order gave me. I felt that it would the whole country. A north-east storm was blowing; and a glance at the window was enough to enable me to tell the colonel, Too late for to-night. But, with the help of the friends above referred to, you
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
Washington yesterday or to-day. . . . What new views may be in his mind, it is impossible to say, or even whether he will return desiring to hurry or postpone the organization of new regiments. I confidently expect to go in some way, but whether in the arrangement I originally planned, or not, I cannot now say. ... I have got my ten companies planned out, but whether he will think they promise sufficiently I do not know, for he judges everything for himself, and sometimes impulsively. Harry Lee says, Of course the Governor ought to be governed by his aides, but he is not and they have to yield to his decisions. He is not a man of practical judgment, nor does he understand men; my judgment (with a droll grimace) is a great deal better than his; it ought to be, for I am older than he. Nevertheless the Governor has his own way and his aristocratic aides are very deferential to him. Certainly he has done better than Banks would have done, for he works much more straightforwardly
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 9: in the house of labor 1896-1897; aet. 77-78 (search)
d marched beautifully; our Cadets marched about as well. There was also a squad from our battleships, two of which were in the harbor. At twelve o'clock we all went to Music Hall where they sang my Battle Hymn. The Governor and Mayor and Colonel Harry Lee spoke. Willie James gave the oration and Booker Washington really made the address of the day, simple, balanced, and very eloquent. I had a visit yesterday from Larz and Isabel [Anderson]. He told me much about you. Darling, this is a ver, a comfort, a delight to so many people, and I have had so little of all this! The remembrance of what I have had is indeed most precious, but alas! for the long and wide separation. What an enviable memory she leaves! No shadows to dim its beauty. I send you, dear, a statement regarding my relations with Lee and Shepard. I am much disheartened about my poems and almost feel like giving up. But I won't. Affect., Mother. In November, 1897, she sailed for Italy with the Elliotts.
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