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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
Virginians—had been class-mates at West Point, Lee graduating No. 2, and Johnston No. 13, in the cer-general. Under the act of March 6 Cooper, Lee and J. E. Johnston had been appointed brigadier 2. Albert Sidney Johnston, May 28. 3. Robert E. Lee, June 14. 4. Joseph E. Johnston, July 4 Adjutant-General Cooper protesting against General Lee's acting as commander of the forces. On this mistaken, as I think, in asserting that Robert E. Lee had held the higher rank in the United Stahe detachments that were brought forward before Lee ventured to attack McClellan. This would give th jealous suspicion, perhaps even dislike, but Lee's reputation was so overshadowingly great and wthe spring of 1861, directed to him through General Lee, offering him a brigadier-generalcy, were nSherman was relatively stronger than Grant over Lee, that his own effective force was less than fify. He pertinently observes, that like himself, Lee was falling back before Grant in Virginia, yet [16 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy (search)
carcely one hundred thousand men. The great army of Northern Virginia, surrendered by General Robert E. Lee on the 9th of April, 1865, could not muster ten thousand men fit for active warfare. Ofal list of the paroled officers and men of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, April 9th, 1865, furnished three hundred and ten surgeons and assistant-surgeons. Th the outer circle surrounds the venerated and golden head of the great Southern captain, General Robert E. Lee, who was the type of all that was heroic, noble and benevolent in the Confederate Army and Navy. Grand in battle and victory, General Lee was equally grand and noble in defeat; and his farewell address to his soldiers has been the most powerful utterance for the pacification of the waThere are a number of Confederate camps in various parts of the State, the principal one being R. E. Lee Camp, in this city, by which maintenance is given to needy veterans. Very respectfully, Jas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
re the winds that blow By the slopes of a thousand graves. We may scourge from the spirit all thought of ill In the midnight of grief held fast, And yet, oh Brothers, be loyal still To the sacred and stainless Past. She is glancing now from the vapor and cloud, From the waning mansion of Mars, And the pride of her beauty is wanly bowed, And her eyes are misted stars. And she speaks in a voice that is sad as death, “There is duty still to be done, Thoa the trumpet of onset has spent its breath, And the battle been lost and won.” And she points with a trembling hand below, To the wasted and worn array Of the heroes who strove in the morning glow For the grandeur that crowned the Grey. Oh God! they come not as once they came In the magical years of yore; For the trenchant sword and soul of flame Shall quiver and flash no more. Alas! for the broken and battered hosts: Frail wrecks from a gory sea; Though pale as a band in the realm of ghosts, Salute them. They fought with Lee
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
llantry in action. General Long in his life of General Lee says, in speaking of the work at Gettysburg: This report of the first battle of Fredericksburg, General Lee says: The artillery rendered efficient serv numbered as deserving especial commendation. General Lee never had the time to write a report of the most h any army, a campaign, in which the movements of General Lee were so daring and wonderful, that a writer has s and strong and willing arm of men of this metal that Lee and Jackson and the other great leaders of our armiess we rode that day he said that with the force at General Lee's disposal the line fronting Richmond and Petersbany reports from the right. Thirty minutes after General Lee rode up from the other side of the Appomattox unaun to General Mahone's headquarters. I conducted General Lee by this near way, and before getting to General Mne's headquarters we found his troops in motion. General Lee passed through the line and out in the open, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
entless enemies, who would not have consented to the conditions imposed by General Grant upon General Lee, and who would have disregarded them had not General Grant threatened to resign upon their rerant. The President directs me to say to you that he wishes you to have no conference with General Lee unless it be for the capitulation of Lee's army, or on solely minor or purely military matterLee's army, or on solely minor or purely military matters. He instructs me to say to you that you are not to decide, discuss, or confer on any political question; such questions the President holds in his own hands, and will submit them to no: military cs would be resumed, whereupon Johnston's army was surrendered upon the terms accorded by Grant to Lee. As a matter of prudence and necessity, Mr. Stanton telegraphed to General John A. Dix, then iame may be said, but to a less degree, of Mr. Lincoln and General Grant in their arrangement with Lee. General Sherman had not understood the political bearing of that agreement. It is his misfortun
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The life and character of William L. Saunders, Ll.D. (search)
ad the pleasure of meeting him; an opportunity afforded by a memorable occasion, and a satisfaction never to be forgotten. On the 28th of October, 1887, the day following the laying of the cornerstone of the grand monument to the peerless patriot Lee, a brief note summoned the writer to the Exchange Hotel, Richmond. He was apprised of the physical disability of Colonel Saunders, who, from a rheumatic affection had been unable to walk for many years; being wheeled about in a chair. In activif the man as he was, in his relation to the public, and in private life. I will not go farther into his record as a soldier in the war between the States, than merely to say that he went in as a subaltern and came out with the glorious remnant of Lee's army the colonel of a decimated and war-scarred regiment, bearing upon his person terrible wounds, and enjoying the unqualified respect of his associates for duty faithfully and gallantly performed. In 1871, towards the close of the Reconstru
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
nto the edge of the village of Sharpsburg. But Lee, anticipating this movement, sends five brigaderyland campaign, which includes Harper's Ferry, Lee's army, never larger than 40,000, fought the bartillery. This flank movement of Hooker made Lee remove the larger part of his army to the rear f Hooker. Lee had come out from his defences. Lee then occupied a position between the two great lorsville, with his right commanded by Howard. Lee confronts him at Chancellorsville, and in the m72,000. Hooker, with his 130,000 fled, leaving Lee, with his 60,000, master of the field. The bat borders, gave signs of woe over his death, and Lee had spoken of him as his right arm, while a norlized the strength of the opposing armies. General Lee, in his report, says the battle closed aftese of the battle on the 3d. (See Report of General Lee, Official Records, Vol. XXVII, pages 313-3 was the upper millstone, two inches thick, and Lee's was the nether-stone, one inch thick. The fr[46 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers (search)
e presents the orator. The exercises at the Theatre began a few minutes after 2 o'clock. The lower part of the building was occupied by the Howitzer Association, Lee and Pickett Camps of Confederate Veterans, and the present Howitzer Battery. The galleries were thrown open to the general public, and in the throng that gathered Cutshaw, and Mr. W. L. White. The Richmond Light Infantry Blues, commanded by Captain Sol. Cutchins and headed by their splendid band, preceded the veterans of Lee and Pickett camps. The Lee Camp veterans were headed by Colonel A. W. Archer, while Mr. H. A. Wallace commanded the old soldiers of Pickett Camp. The drum-corps o Association, animated once more with their old-time martial emotions, entered the enclosed section in which the monument stood, and after them came the veterans of Lee and Pickett Camps. It was a pleasing sight to note the reverential look upon the faces of those who silently gazed at the handsome memorial, which was still shroud
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The private Infantryman. (search)
and heeds no danger in its pursuit. It is that spirit which warmed the hearts and steeled the nerves to bear the burdens of both the Old and the New South. My ideal hero embraced it with superb unselfishness. Some would say he should be Robert E. Lee, whose great heart and lofty leadership enchained the everlasting affection of the South. Some would say he should be Stonewall Jackson, whose magic power so often awakened the wonder of the world. Some would say he should be Jefferson r by an hundredfold and a thousand times more beautiful in design than any of these dedicated to the infantry privates of the South? Aye! I wish a shaft of burnished gold could lift its head from Virginia's valley, in which sleep the remains of Lee and Jackson, in memory of the private infantrymen of the Confederacy, emblazoning their glory to coming generations, for their heroism is the grandest type of all the thousand bloody fields which heralded Southern valor. The private infantrymen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
institution. The roll of inmates. Some of its Benefactors—its several Buildings—The Management—Legis— lative appropriations. [From the Richmond Dispatch, November 27, 1892.] In none of her monuments erected since the war, more than in Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, does Virginia teach the reverence she bears those who stood by her in her hour of sorest trial. None of her monuments speak more eloquently of the cause for which so many of the flower of the South laid down their lives; nonecitated for work will materially increase, and it follows that any further donations to, or enlargement of the facilities of the Home would be in the line of patriotic duty. History of the Home. The inception of the Home and the inception of Lee Camp Confederate Veterans are coeval and their histories run parallel. In March, 1883, seven gentlemen met in this city and informally talked over the matter of raising funds to support a few disabled Confederate veterans whose condition had bee
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