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heridan Early abandons the Valley censures of Lee disappointment in Richmond. Atlanta had fale rebels were in force in Sheridan's front, and Lee had not abandoned Richmond. Grant looked the scould arrive; but south and east of Petersburg, Lee kept his main army, and here he relied for defehe siege. McCabe's Life and Campaigns of General Lee; a work containing more trustworthy informaand, was watching his opportunity, and whenever Lee recalled any force from the Valley, he meant tol road—follow that far. On the 26th of August, Lee made his last attempt, at Ream's station, to re Valley was shipped to Richmond, for the use of Lee's army. The country from here to Staunton was elf described his condition very graphically to Lee: My troops are very much shattered, the men verttempt to compile a history of their campaigns. Lee fully appreciated the disasters of his subordinebuke, but more direct censure was not spared. Lee added words which coming from him were signifi[13 more...]
erations consternation in Richmond anxiety of Lee. In the midst of Sheridan's brilliant succes sever the only remaining line between Hood and Lee, and be better able, in case of need, to co-opele if by any chance, evil happened at the East, Lee might detach, or Davis assemble, an army betweemond. Four divisions were hurried to the spot, Lee was present in person, and the troops were tolde insignificant. Thus, at each end of his line Lee made energetic efforts to regain what he had loes and the immense advantage of interior lines, Lee was still able to hold the national columns offisparity in numbers was by no means so great as Lee declared. The returns of each army for the monPotomac and the James, to have been 76,000, and Lee's 50,000. There were besides 6,000 rebel troopreduced by the same long and arduous service as Lee's, and Grant's recent recruits had not been numrth and south of the James simultaneously—a blunder; but Lee, it appears, was of a different mind. [9 more...]
part of the operations against Richmond. But Lee could not yet make up his mind to abandon the i in the text, are taken from Early's letters to Lee at the time, the contents of which he appears tuers. I have therefore inserted his letters to Lee, in full, in the Appendix, to correct his memore; Kershaw's division was therefore returned to Lee, and Cosby's cavalry to Breckenridge; and not l. Early, and, among others, Colonel Taylor, of Lee's staff, in his Four Years with General Lee, hahich had so lost confidence in its leader, that Lee, on this account, was compelled to relieve him the north, and when the national army advanced, Lee had simply moved out and occupied the works alre usual stragglers who are always picked up. Lee reported the capture of four hundred prisoners.more than that number. His killed and wounded, Lee, as usual, failed to report. On the 27th, Leit has been shown, was based on the belief that Lee's entrenchments extended only to the crossing o[36 more...]
most importance. Sherman's movement may compel Lee to send troops from Richmond, and if he does, I to capture the rebel capital, and not to drive Lee out of Petersburg. On the 13th of November, heclosely watching every contingency, and holding Lee fast so that he could neither reinforce Hood noade by the army under General Sherman may cause Lee to detach largely from the force defending Richthat Early had been recalled from the Valley by Lee, and Grant sent word at once to City Point: Shoatch Early, while Meade and Butler held fast to Lee, left no large force to oppose the advance of Sn in his turn moved in such a way as to cut off Lee's supplies, the most important of which now camthe South, and proved it by the desertions from Lee's army, which, since the elections, had amounterness; they appreciated his object in detaining Lee in Richmond; and though many went away marvelliat it was quite as important to destroy them as Lee. Overpowering in will, masterful in passion,
, the first news from Sherman was received, through the rebel newspapers. Immense supplies in kind, intended for Hood and Lee, had been piled along the roads, all of which Sherman had seized, or the enemy was obliged to destroy, to prevent their fa. This movement would be simultaneous with that of Palmer in North Carolina, and both were intended, not only to distress Lee still further for his supplies, but to prevent reinforcements being sent to Wilmington, when Weitzel's expedition should start. It was at this time reported that Lee's cavalry had been sent to Georgia, to aid in the resistance against Sherman, and on the 30th of November, Grant said to Meade: Try to ascertain how much force Hampton has taken from here with him. He on I have ordered to cut the Weldon road south of the Roanoke. At the same time, as Hampton had been sent to Georgia, and Lee's infantry would be occupied in watching Meade's movement southward, Grant reverted to his constant idea of destroying the
isions were essential to the armies of Hood and Lee. The damage done to the state of Georgia he estdictated the movements of each, but, by holding Lee, had rendered the success of either practicable closing out the rebellion will be to close out Lee and his army. You have now destroyed the roadsixty thousand men, will be a reinforcement that Lee cannot disregard. Indeed, with my present commhe greater part of your army here, and wipe out Lee. The turn affairs now seem to be taking has sha ought to be done. . . . My own opinion is that Lee is averse to going out of Virginia, and, if theed men had arrived at Wilmington. This day General Lee telegraphed to Seddon: Bragg reports the eserves at Sugar Loaf550 Kirkland1,473 Hagood (Lee's dispatch)400 —— 3,500 The garrison, it is talike; its effect was felt at home and abroad. Lee knew its significance as thoroughly as Grant, porting Sherman's future movements, and presented an opportunity to complete the isolation of Lee
to negotiate with Grant correspondence between Lee and Grant, and between Grant and the governmenttion news from Sheridan Grant's prescience of Lee's movements Gradual envelopment of both Lee anllion was based was openly advocated. Even General Lee was in favor of arming the slaves. This turns, and was jealous and overbearing towards Lee. He was denounced in the rebel congress and by rant. The game then, he said, would be up with Lee, unless he comes out of Richmond, avoids you, ang as proposed, will do it. The possibility of Lee's leaving Richmond in order to attack Sherman w Sherman's column. The great danger was that Lee might not be inclined to sit quietly in Richmonom Atlanta, were certain to be in his path, but Lee himself with the army of Northern Virginia mighor the safety of the capital. At this time, if Lee could spare any considerable force, it would beithin supporting distance of Schofield, even if Lee should proceed to North Carolina, this movement[21 more...]
en and Sheridan. On the 25th of March, 1865, Lee had still seventy thousand effective men in theshould say 20th) of February, 1865, the date of Lee's last return, the rebel general had exactly 39ll of Early's force in the Valley, which joined Lee for his last campaign, and all the troops, regurch, precisely similar in character to those of Lee, show, in the Present for duty, equipped. A order to fall upon Sherman, Grant would follow Lee as rapidly as possible; or, if events rendered on for pursuit, but retard the concentration of Lee and Johnston, besides compelling the rebels to es to conquer their adversary. But the army of Lee was in reality at the mercy of its old-time foenston's army. On the 25th of March, however, Lee made an attack upon the right of Meade's line, ers. This was the only fighting during the day. Lee, not having attacked in the morning, when the nither army. If Five Forks was gained by Grant, Lee could not remain in Petersburg. Sheridan pus[22 more...]
o long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. General R. E. Lee. While Grant was writing he chanced to look up at Lee, who sat nearly opposite, and at that moment noticed the 8th instant, they are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect. R. E. Lee, General. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant. While the conditions were being copied the various national officers wereitten on the paper before the ration could be drawn. A ticket for a destitute rationwas accordingly made out for General Robert E. Lee. I have already stated that I was sent to Richmond by General Grant after the close of the Appomattox campaign; and it fell to me to make the inquiry, mentioned in the text, of General Lee, and to write his name on the order for the supply. Subsequently I had an important interview with the rebel chief. He made a verbal request of General Grant, through
ust select a good chief of artillery for the present. Wishing you every prosperity and success, I am very truly yours, R. E. Lee, General. General J. A. Early, commanding Valley. (Official Copy) C. Marshall, Aide-de-camp. General Early to Gener Without Kershaw, I would have about six thousand muskets. Very respectfully, J. A. Early, Lieutenant-General. General R. E. Lee, commanding Army of Northern Virginia. General Early to General Lee. Headquarters, Valley District (New market), October 9, 1864. General R. E. Lee: General: In advance of a detailed report, I have determined to give you an informal account of the recent disasters to my command, which I have not had leisure to do before. On the 17th of September, I mov Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General. General Early to General Lee. New market, October 20, 1864. General R. E. Lee, commanding Army of Northern Virginia: General: The telegraph has already informed you of the disaster of the 19
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