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Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 15: (search)
ttle amounted to not less that 150,000 men. Reaching our lines, we found General Lee on an eminence which, rising considerably above the other heights, a few hun of his own army in accordance therewith. This hill having been occupied by General Lee during the entire progress of the battle, received his name, and to all futu the Federals to force the building of their bridges had been defeated. But General Lee knew very well that he would not be able to prevent the passage of the riveris part which we had scarcely dared to hope for. Even the face of our great commander Lee, which rarely underwent any change of expression at the news of victory or ad seen, we returned to our horses, and I received orders to ride at once to General Lee to make report of our reconnaissance, General Stuart himself galloping over to A. P. Hill. After a ride of a few minutes, I met Generals Lee and Jackson, who were taking a turn to inspect our own lines, and to reconnoitre those of the enemy.
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 16: (search)
nnock, or caused that fire to be ineffective; but General Lee had decided in council of war against any offensiur artillery maintained as yet a perfect silence, General Lee having given orders that our guns should not openm was highly complimented in Stuart's, Jackson's, and Lee's reports, the latter of which styled him the gallant his accustomed composure, and where our great leader Lee himself inspired the troops by his presence. This pof we now hastened to Jackson, who at once sent to General Lee the request that he might leave his intrenchmentse in the act of taking luncheon under a tree. General Lee has been much criticised, and chiefly by English speculated upon the incapacity of the adversary. General Lee, who had been careful to strengthen the weaker po hope of rescuing from the hands of the Yankees, Miss Mary Lee, the daughter of our commander-in-chief and a de lieutenants had reached in safety the house where Miss Lee was staying; but as her friends were afraid to all
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Iv.--origin of the Lee tomatoes. (search)
les Marshall, an aide on his staff, my visits at army headquarters were exceptionally pleasant. When General Lee approached me on this occasion, he said: Captain, can General Field spare you a little while? I replied, Certainly, General; what can I do for you? I have some property, he answered, in the hands of the enemy, and General McClellan has informed me that he would deliver it to me at any time I asked for it. Then, putting aside his jesting manner, he told me that his wife and Miss Mary Lee, his daughter, had been caught within the Federal lines at the White House, the residence of General W. H. F. Lee, his son, and he desired me to take a courier and proceed with a flag of truce to Meadow Bridge and carry a sealed dispatch to General McClellan. At the Federal Headquarters I would meet the ladies, and escort them to Mrs. Gooch's farm, inside our lines. I passed beyond the pickets to the second bridge, where I waved my flag of truce, and was asked by the Union officer of t
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 6: battles of Fairfax Court house, Flint Hill and Antietam. (search)
have him die alone. With tears streaming down her motherly face she promised me she would not leave him, but would see him buried and would send me word where he was laid,--which promise she faithfully kept. The name of this good woman was Mrs. Mary Lee of Philadelphia, Pa. She had a son in Baxter's Fire Zouaves, who was with her that day. Several years ago, when Post 2, G. A. R., of Philadelphia, was in Boston, I saw that one of the old battle-flags was the Fire Zouaves, and was carried by Sergeant Lee. He proved to be the son I had met that sad day at Antietam; a few months later I visited his mother in Philadelphia, who was working just the same for the soldiers as she had done during the war. While my brother lay wounded on the field inside the rebel lines an officer of the 8th South Carolina came along, and seeing 19 on his cap asked to what regiment he belonged. Being informed that it was the 19th Massachusetts, he said he had a brother in that regiment named Daniel W. S
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 7: battle of Fredericksburg and Marye's Heights. (search)
Chapter 7: battle of Fredericksburg and Marye's Heights. We continued the march through the valley to Warrenton, where General McClellan was relieved of the command of the army and General Burnside succeeded him. Nearly all the men were sad at the loss of McClellan. He was our first love, and the men were loyal and devoted to him. I did not share in this sorrow. My faith had become shaken when we retreated from before Richmond, and when he allowed Lee's army to get away from Antietam I was disgusted, and glad to see a change. Sad as the army felt at the loss of McClellan, they were loyal to the cause for which they had enlisted, and followed their new commander as faithfully as they had the old. We arrived at Falmouth about the middle of November, and went into camp two miles from the town; here we spent our second Thanksgiving. No dance for the officers this year. We had a dinner of hard tack and salt pork, and should have passed a miserable day had not the commissary a
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 17: the exchange and return north. (search)
xtension. The war was nearly over, Richmond had fallen, and I was miles away, a paroled prisoner, not allowed to bear arms until exchanged. While at home I had the pleasure of meeting my old comrade, Isaac H. Boyd. He had started as a private in Company A, and was now major of the regiment. I left him one Saturday at the Providence depot in Boston, he returning to the front. In two weeks I received his body at the same depot. He was killed in the last battle of the war, the day before Lee surrendered,--one of the bravest officers who ever drew a sword. Early in May I returned to Annapolis, and was pleasantly quartered in the house of a Mr. Harper, the only man in the city who voted for President Lincoln in 1860. While standing on the street one day a small squad of prisoners passed. This was an unusual sight, as all had come through the lines weeks before. I heard a voice say, How are you, captain? and looking up saw a white head sticking out of a bundle of rags, and r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
nators W. H. Kenna, Samuel Pascoe; Colonel William Lamb. Members of General Robert E. Lee's staff, Colonels Walter. H. Taylor, Charles Marshall, T. M. R. Talcott, Colonel Charles S. Venable. Members of General Lee's family, Misses Mildred and Mary Lee, General W. H. F. Lee, wife and sons, Bolling and R. E. Lee, nephews. General Fitzhugh Lee, the chief marshal, and his chief of staff, General John R. Cooke, rode into Broad street a few minutes before noon, and as the city bells sounded the mes, of Roanoke, who was a private in the Eighth Virginia regiment, marched in the file with Dr. Jones the latter part of the march. Lee's daughter Weeps. When the statue was unveiled amid salvos of artillery and the shouts of the crowd Miss Mary Lee was seen wiping away the unbidden tears. She was doubtless thinking not of the great soldier, but of the tender, loving father, who used to be the joy of the dear old home at Arlington and Lexington. Placing wreaths. The Lee and the Ja
ire the coming year, had better be sent in to me as early after Christmas as possible. To those at a distance to whom I'm personally unknown. I beg to refer to the following persons: Dickinson. Hill & Co., Richmond; Dr. Thomas Latane, Arthur Temple. John Lumpkin. Thomas Fauntlercy. King and Queen county; Dr. F. O. Wheelwright Rev Thomas E. Locke, Westmoreland county; John L Latane, W. C. instance, Dr. John Lewis. King William county; Geo. Turner, Richard Turner. F. Maginniss Thomas Lee, King George county; Ro. Hudson Dr. John D. Butler. Caroline county; N. J. B. Whitlock, Dr. James H. Latane, Fd F. Noel, Bev, D Roy. J. Roy Micon. Wilsey Fogg, Geo. T. Wright, Essex county: Dr. Thomas C Clopton Jefferson Jasper C. Hughes, Gloucester county; Patkes Slater James City county; Dr. Ro. A. Payne, Richmond county; Wm. E. Clopton, Ro. Howle Dr. L. C. Crump. Jno. S, Lacy, R. T. Lac. New Kent county, Dabney Parrish Louisa county; Wm. D. Clopton. P. B. Foster. Cumberland county; W. W
100 dollars reward. --Ran away from the residence of the writer, corner of 7th and Deigh sts, on Monday morning last, a gingerbread colored boy, named Jim, about 14 years old, very large month, very sprightly and lively, and fond of singing comic songs when at leisure. He is very fond of soldiers, and my impression is that he has gone off with some of the local companies around Richmond or Petersburg, which latter place he was raised by a Mr. or Mrs. Piermon and sold here 17th March last, at Lee & James's, by C C Burton. There are no scars recollected except whip marks from appearances when he was very young. The above reward will be paid if delivered to Hill, Dickinson & Co, Richmond. F J Sampson, General Freight Agent R & D Railroad. se 10--3t
A review in Gen. Lee's army. --Gen. Ewell's corps was reviewed by Gen. Lee last Wednesday. A correspondent of the PetGen. Lee last Wednesday. A correspondent of the Petersburg Express gives a description of the same: The bugle soon announced all in readiness and Gen. Lee was dispatchedGen. Lee was dispatched for, who soon came riding up, and now the cavalcade, composed of Gen. Lee and Staff, Gen. Ewell and Staff, and the divisionGen. Lee and Staff, Gen. Ewell and Staff, and the division commanders, started off at a swift gallop to the right of the first division, and soon they are seen coming down the front having gone so swiftly over being fully nine miles. General Lee immediately dismounted and came to his carriage, which we flag, and the troops commenced passing in review before Gen. Lee, and as each flag in passing would be lowered as a salutes dispersed, and the troops, with three hearty cheers for Gen. Lee, commenced wending their way back to their camps.--Among ger the men of this army are always to get a good view of Gen. Lee, for though a person has seen him a hundred times, yet he
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