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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
could tell them of how he was introduced to General Lee by Jackson as one of his aides, and how GenGeneral Lee laid his hand on his shoulder and told him he was a lucky dog. Or he could tell of a Christmas dinner that Lee, Jackson, and Stuart ate together. Or of how General Lee sent him to get newsGeneral Lee sent him to get news from A. P. Hill, and when he returned the General made him sit down beside him on his blanket and waist and joked with him. And later at night of Lee and Jackson warming their hands at the fire andkson was wounded of carrying a note to him from Lee saying the victory was due to his efforts. LLee's greatness. Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge was called upon by Major Stringfellow to respond to the toast: In memory of General Lee—great as a man, great as a soldier, and greater still as an exemplar of a London. The Doctor concluded by comparing Lee's memory to the brightly-shining morning star. e. He laid great stress upon the fact that General Lee was the only man of the century whose name [3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4 (search)
or Stiles the following: Virginia mourns the last of her great Soldier Triumvirate, Jackson, Lee, Johnston—all stainless; each one as good as great. Within a year after he drew aside the veil that hid the image of the God-like Lee, Johnston himself passed from us, and beyond that greater vale the three Christian heroes have entered upon immortal comradeship. Weeping Virginia, though RacChristian religion. The speaker showed how Sir Philip Sidney, Havelock, Chinese Gordon, Jackson, Lee, and others were not anomalies, but the development of the soldier-life, and drew a striking pictf Music, Sunday afternoon, April 26th. The commodious hall was filled to its utmost capacity. Lee and Pickett Camps Confederate Veterans attended in a body. Governor McKinney and Colonel William shone with resplendent brightness in his fighting march from Dalton to Atlanta. Compared with Lee's last campaign. The brilliancy of this campaign, the speaker continued, will further ap
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6 (search)
seven days battle, when he ordered me to report to General R. E. Lee as courier. General Johnston thanked me for recovering his sword and pistols, which were of the finest make, being a present from the inventor, Colonel Colt. The General made me a present of one of the pistols, and had on it engraved, From General Joseph E. Johnston to D. L. Armistead, and on the reverse side of the breech Seven Pines. On his recovery he also gave me a furlough to visit my home and two hundred dollars. The furlough was accepted, but the money I declined. When General Johnston was ordered to the command of the Western army, he offered to take me with him; but my friends didn't want me to leave the State, and I decided to remain. I have never met the General from that time until last year in Richmond at the unveiling of General Lee's statue. I also met him a few days later, the 30th of May, at Seven Pines, exactly twenty-eight years to the day from the time that I carried him off of the field.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial services in Memphis Tenn., March 31, 1891. (search)
re passing away. Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, McClellan, Hancock, Meade, Thomas, Logan, Farragut and Porter; Davis, Lee, Bragg, Hood, Forrest, Cheatham, Price and Semmes have all passed the mysterious border which divides time from eternity, ot from Texas, under a common flag, and in the pride of a common country, will do equal honor to the memories of Grant and Lee, and Johnston and Sherman. If I were asked to state the most important incident in American history, I would answer theanimity extended by Grant and Sherman in accepting the surrender of the Confederate armies, and the absolute good faith of Lee and Johnston in guiding the steps of their people back to the fold of the Union. Distinguished gentlemen will, before thety-fifth year of his age. He was graduated at the United States Military Academy at West Point, in the same class with General Lee, in 1829, and was commisssioned second lieutenant of the artillery. His service in military and topographical duty wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
compelled to fall back and was directed by General Lee to take a large body of prisoners to the re of Northern Virginia, who stood second only to Lee, Stonewall Jackson, fell mortally wounded, and e for the first time only very recently. General Lee's tribute. It reads as follows: headq best on the continent! Who sends a message to Lee about Ramseur that is worthy to be repeated to seur, with his brigade, accompanied the army of Lee in its invasion of Pennsylvania. In connectioned to provost guard duty. As a further mark of Lee's appreciation of Ramseur, this brigade was asso confront him when he should make this change, Lee had directed that the guns in front of Ed. Johnndon Morning Herald, who had familiar access to Lee's headquarters, in a description of the battle Army of Northern Virginia, Colonel Venable, of Lee's staff, says; The restoration of the battle onservices had so signalized his ability that General Lee specially selected him to take charge of th[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), United Confederate Veterans. (search)
Camp of Confederate Veterans of Mississippi, announcing the decease of its Grand Commander, General W. S. Featherstone, at Holly Springs, Miss., May 28, 1891, offered the following resolutions: Resolved, That recognizing the eminent military and civic services of our late comrade, and recalling his devoted loyalty to, and sympathy for, the memory of the cause which we have organized to commemorate, and in which he bore a conspicuous part: 1. As an officer under Generals Joe Johnston and Lee in Virginia, and later under Generals Joe Johnston and Hood in the West, the United Confederate Veterans, in reunion assembled, do hereby express their deep sorrow at his death, acknowledge their irreparable loss in being denied his continued valuable service in a cause so near his and the hearts of us all, and their irrepressible regrets that the inscrutable decrees of an all-wise Providence have deprived them of the fond privilege of his courtly presence and wise counsels at this—a reunion
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General R. E. Lee's war-horses, Traveller and Lucy long. (search)
felt in the monument about to be erected to General Lee, and that many are desirous that his war-hosition on Big Sewell and retreat westward. General Lee was thereupon ordered to South Carolina. Ts horse near Pocotalipo, in South Carolina, General Lee at once recognized the horse, and again inqas returned to my brother, with a note from General Lee stating that the animal suited him, but thag Sewell mountains. My brother wrote me of General Lee's desire to have the horse, and asked me whwhat it cost me. He then sold the horse to General Lee for $200 in currency, the sum of $25 havingtember, 1861, to February, 1862. In 1868 General Lee wrote to my brother, stating that this hors above mentioned, and sent by my brother to General Lee. The following account of Lucy Long, another war-horse of General Lee, appeared in the Abingdon Virginian, of February 13, 1891: Thengton to his father. Several years after General Lee's death, and possibly thirteen years ago, w[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Monument to the Confederate dead at Fredericksburg, Virginia, unveiled June 10, 1891. (search)
between the States is concentrated, crystalized about and emanates from the cause of the Confederacy. In the North to-day no name stirs human hearts like that of Lee, no fame electrifies the people like Stonewall, no flag flashes, no sabre glitters like that of Stuart. Neither Grant nor Sherman nor Sheridan, the great and succe of the last gun died away up the valley the sun sank to rest in a bed of gold and crimson clouds, and the heroes who responded to their country's call and followed Lee, Jackson and Stuart, conquering, yet unconquering, and gave their life in the defence of their country, were left alone in their bed of glory, covered with flowers as cast at the bronze works of the Bridgeport Monumental Company, of Bridgeport, Conn. Personal. A. B. Bowering, leader of Bowering Band, this city, is an exConfederate veteran, and led the band that played the last tune heard by General Lee from a military band of his army as he rode away from Appomattox after the surrender.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 33 (search)
and seemed to be completely carried away with his speeches, and I understand General Lee on one or two occasions forgot his usual dignity and laughed heartily at hisrtillery works to defend the bridge and sweep the turnpike at Liberty Mills. General Lee has issued his transportation order, which will produce quite an exodus of oenforced and nothing has yet been done to relieve the officers. I addressed General Lee an official communication asking that I be allowed to report officer's servanything from the subsistence department. I shall address a communication to General Lee tomorrow to see if he will not be allowed either to draw or purchase rationsl, disguised as an overgrown Dutch boy, and when taken to army headquarters, General Lee invited him to breakfast in his ridiculous suit. * * * Xix. near Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. McAllister commanding, reported to General D. H. Hill, Lee's corps, army of Tennessee, and surrendered with them near Greensboroa, N. C. On
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 34 (search)
, may be inferred from its esteem abroad, where its importance as a professional treatise is evidenced by the fact that a society of French officers deemed it worthy of translation into their language. Intelligent criticism is always to be welcomed, even if it sometimes discovers our faults. The more welcome is it, of course, when it resolves itself, as Major Scheibert's comments often do, into a eulogy of our people, and finds so much to admire in the splendid abilities and achievements of Lee and his fellow-officers and soldiers. In a Berlin journal of recent date Major Scheibert has again contributed a series of articles to the literature of the subject, and in a manner that entitles him anew to our respect and gratitude. In this latest utterance he has attempted to enlighten the dense ignorance of his fellow-countrymen on the historical and political questions of our great controversy. In an admirable series of short studies of the subject, these questions and the material
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