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enemy's camp. The place is seven miles from Richmond. General Lee is ordered to take General Johnston's place. The fight self! but we are a blessed people to have such a man as General Lee to take his place. He (Gen. J.) is at the house of a ge. The carnage is frightful. General Jackson has joined General Lee, and nearly the whole army on both sides were engaged. men were hurled against them, and repulsed in disorder. General Lee was heard to say to General Jackson, The fighting is des Captain Mason of our navy, of Mrs. General Cooper and Mrs. S. S. Lee, should consent to come among his nearest of kin, at ts of Manassas, on the 28th, 29th, and 30th. I will give General Lee's telegram: Army of Northern Virginia, Groveton, Augustarmy, except a letter in the morning's paper speaking of General Lee's being pleased with his reception in Maryland, and thatim to hold out until he could bring him reinforcements. General Lee ordered General D. H. Hill to keep McClellan in check, a
busy around us. to-day. They watch this river, and are evidently fearing a flank movement upon them. Wagons passing to Dr. N's for corn, guarded by Lancers, who are decidedly the worst specimens we have seen. Compared with them, the regulars are welcome guests. It is so strange that Colonel Rush, the son of a distinguished man, whose mother belonged to one of the first families in Maryland, the first-cousin of James M. Mason, and Captain Mason of our navy, of Mrs. General Cooper and Mrs. S. S. Lee, should consent to come among his nearest of kin, at the head of ruffians like the Lancers, to despoil and destroy our country! I suppose that living in Philadelphia has hardened his heart against us, for the city of Brotherly Love is certainly more fierce towards us than any other. Boston cannot compare with it. This is mortifying, because many of us had friends in Philadelphia, whom we loved and admired. We hope and believe that the Quaker clement there is at the foundation of thei
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
t the question was so important that he would hear it fully discussed before making his decision, and desired me to meet General Randolph (Secretary of War) and General Lee, in his office, at an appointed time, for the purpose; at my suggestion, he authorized me to invite Major-Generals Smith and Longstreet to the conference. I wat least the temporary abandonment of Norfolk, which would involve the probable loss of the materials for many vessels-of-war, contained in the navy-yard there. General Lee opposed it, because he thought that the withdrawal from South Carolina and Georgia of any considerable number of troops would expose the important seaports of Clthough languidly, until 1 A. M., when it ceased, and the President, who previously had expressed no opinion on the question, announced his decision in favor of General Lee's opinion, and directed that Smith's and Longstreet's divisions should join the Army of the Peninsula, and ordered me to go there and take command, the Departm
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
form a powerful army near Richmond, of all the available forces of the Confederacy, to fall upon McClellan's army when it should come within reach. Major. General Huger was instructed, at the same time, to prepare to evacuate Norfolk, and Captain S. S. Lee, commanding the navy-yard at Gosport, to remove to a place of safety as much of the valuable property it contained as he could. On Saturday, the 3d of May, the army was ordered to fall back, on information that the Federal batteries wouburg, and G. W. Smith's and D. H. Hill's by that from Yorktown-the movement to begin at midnight, and the rear-guard, of cavalry, to follow at daybreak. Information of this was sent to Commodore Tatnall, commanding the iron-clad Virginia, and Captain Lee, at the navy-yard, and instructions were sent to Major-General Huger to march to Richmond. The four divisions were assembled at Williamsburg about noon of the 4th. Magruder's division, temporarily commanded by Brigadier-General D. R. Jone
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of Confederate States Navy in defence of New Orleans. (search)
ll. Confederate States Navy Department, Richmond, December 5, 1863. Finding and Opinion of a Naval Court of Inquiry, convened in the City of Richmond, Virginia, January 5th, 1863, by virtue of the following precept: Confederate States Navy Department, Office of orders and detail, Richmond, December 24, 1862. Sir — By order of the Secretary of the Navy, you are hereby appointed president of a court of inquiry to be convened in this city on the 5th day of January next. Captain S. S. Lee and Commander Robert G. Robb have been ordered to report to you, and with yourself will compose the court. Mr. George Lee Brent will report to you as recorder. You will inquire into the whole official conduct of Commander John K. Mitchell, Confederate States navy, while in command of the steamer Louisiana, and in charge of the vessels of the Confederate States navy at and below New Orleans; and report the same to this Department, with your opinion whether the said officer did, or
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate flag. (search)
r. They have been approved by some of the best artists in the Confederacy, and after a careful examination have been pronounced correct by some of the most experienced officers of the navy, such as Commodore Forrest, Captain Raphael Semmes, Captain S. S. Lee, Captain Mason and Captain W. H. Parker, the latter being at the head of the Confederate States Naval Academy. Your committee has been furnished by the Quartermaster General with a model flag, made in strict accordance therewith. It may b In this ambulance Colonel Crutchfield and Major Rogers had been placed when wounded. Although badly hurt, the latter insisted upon being taken out to make room for the General, and Jackson was laid in his place. The following letters from General Lee and General Jackson's Adjutant-General bear testimony to the gallantry of this officer: headquarters army of Northern Virginia, near Fredericksburg, January 6th, 1864. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, &c., Richmond:
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Correspondence and orders concerning the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ery indifferently armed. I arrived here but a few hours ago. R. Ransom, Brigadier-General, Commanding Department of Appomattox. Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, June 1, 1862. S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, Richmond, Virginia: Reported four transports landing troops at Howlett's Landing, seven miles below, and two gunboats coming up, firing occasionally to clear the banks. We have only a small force to prevent them from outflanking us. I do not know who commands the forces outside. S. S. Lee, Captain, Commanding. Petersburg, Virginia, June 1, 1862. Hon. G W. Randolph, Secretary of War: Two gunboats and one transport passed our pickets at Giles's Landing, on James River, at 12 M. on their way up the river. No particulars. Your obedient servant, James F. Milligan, Captain and Signal Officer. Petersburg, Virginia, June 1, 1862. Hon. G. W. Randolph: The Thirtieth Virginia left here at 10 P. M., and the Forty-eighth Georgia at 11. A train has also [been] ordered, as
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Commissioned and Warrant officers of the Navy of the Cofederate States January 1, 1864. (search)
Abroad. CaptainWilliam F. LynchVirginiaVirginia June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Commanding naval defences of North Carolina. CaptainIsaac S. SterettMarylandMaryland June 10, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.March 26, 1861.Waiting orders. CaptainS. S. LeeVirginiaVirginia June 11, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.Feb. 8, 1862.Commanding at Drewry's Bluff. CaptainWilliam C. WhittleVirginiaVirginia June 11, 1861.Oct. 23, 1862.Feb. 8, 1862.Waiting orders. CaptainRaphael SemmesMarylandAlabama March 26, 1861.Aug. Captain in Pro. NavyE. FarrandNew YorkFlorida March 26, 1861.Jan. 7, 1864.May 13, 1863.Special service. Captain in Pro. NavyJohn R. TuckerD. C.Virginia June 10, 1861.Jan. 7, 1864.May 18, 1863.Commanding naval squadron at Charleston. CommanderS. S. LeeVirginiaVirginia June 11, 1861.June 21, 1861.March 26, 1861.Commanding at Drewry's Bluff. CommanderWilliam C. WhittleVirginiaVirginia June 11, 1861.June 21, 1861.March 26, 1861.Waiting orders. CommanderRobert D. ThorburnVirginiaVirginia June 1
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 42: batteries Eleven and Twelve and Fort Rice. Battle at Boydton Plank Road. (search)
were withdrawn. Thirty men of the regiment were left on the skirmish line, under Lieutenants Condon and Aytoun all night, and the next morning, on finding that the troops had been withdrawn, they made their escape, during which they were attacked by the enemy's cavalry and three fell into the hands of the latter. The regiment lost 11 missing in action as follows: Co. C.Sergt. E. A. Nichols. Co. A.Private Geo. F. Francis. Co. B.Nicholas Doyle. James P. Brown. Co. C.James Craig. S. S. Lee. Charles Payson. E. Tuttle. Co. G.D. Mahoney. Co. H.Octave Bennett. Co. I.Chas. Routnair. The regimental return for October, 1864, makes note of the following changes in the command. Captain Elisha A. Hinks, discharged for disability, on account of wounds, Oct. 7th, 1862. Capt. Wm. F. Rice, discharged, expiration of service, Oct. 9, 1864. Quartermaster Thomas F. Winthrop, discharged, expiration of service, October 9th, 1864. Lieut. Chas. S. Palmer, discharged, expirat
Chapter 43: Hatcher's Run. News of Lee's surrender. From December 16, 1864, until February 5, 1865, the regiment remained at Fort Emory, on the Vaughan Road. On February 5, marching orders were received. At 5 A. M. the regiment joined the brigade and marched out on to the Vaughan Road to take part in the expedition which ended in the battle of Hatcher's Run. They tramped to within half of a mile of the junction of the Gravelly Run and the Vaughan Road, where the corps massed. Gen. Humphreys had succeeded Gen. Hancock in command of the corps. The division was commanded by Gen. William Hays, although at this particular time it was in charge of Gen. Thomas A. Symth, of the Third Brigade, while the Second Brigade was in charge of Col. William A. Olmstead of the 59th New York Regiment. General Smyth was ordered to send one of his regiments out to find the enemy and feel their position. For this important work the Nineteenth Massachusetts was detailed. Col. Rice at once a
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