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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 7 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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es, log-books, together with their naval-register, containing a list of all their officers who deserted the flag of the Union to take service in the insurgent navy. All these papers and documents were transmitted by Com. Goldsborough to the Navy Department. The following list of the navy is among them: Captains. Law. Rousseau,Geo. N. Hollins, French Forrest,D. N. Ingraham, Josiah Tatnall,Samuel Barron, V. M. Randolph,Wm. F. Lynch, Frank Buchanan,Isaac S. Sterett. commanders. Sidney S. Lee,John K. Mitchell, Wm. C. Whittle,Mat. F. Maury, Robt. D. Thorburn,Raphael Semmes, Robt. G. Robb,John R. Tucker, Wm. W. Hunter,Thomas J. Page, Henry K. Hoff,George Minor, Ebenezer Farrand,Robt. F. Pinkney, H. K. Thatcher,Thos. R. Rootes, John S. Missroon,H. J. Hartstene, Richard L. Page,J. L. Henderson, Frederick Chatard,Wm. T. Muse, Arthur Sinclair,Thos. T. Hunter, C. H. A. H. Kennedy,Chas. F. McIntosh. Thomas W. Brent,  Lieutenants. James W. Cooke,Jno. W. Bennett, C. F.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
h, about 10 A. M., it was observed that no Confederate flag was flying at Sewell's Point battery and that the fort seemed to be abandoned. Flag-Lieutenant J. Pembroke Jones was immediately sent to Craney Island, and there learned for the first time that a large force of the enemy had landed at Bay Shore and were rapidly marching on Norfolk, and that our troops were retreating. Lieutenant Jones was then sent to Norfolk to confer with General Huger, in command at that place, and with Captain Sidney S. Lee at the navy-yard. At the navy-yard he found everything in flames, and that all the officers had left on the railroad. At Norfolk he was informed that General Huger and all his officers had left and that the enemy were within half a mile of the city in treaty with the mayor for its surrender. About 7 P. M. he reached the Merrimac with his report, and at this hour all the batteries on the river and Craney Island had been abandoned by our troops. The night was fast approaching, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.2 (search)
Origin of the story. The whole story is founded on the following extract from Dr. Dabney's Life of Jackson: Jackson's army, marching from the Valley to join General Lee, encamped at Ashland, June 25, 1862, late at night. Two of the commanders of divisions went to Jackson's tent and advised that he should move the army by two cnevitable. By that time order had been evolved from chaos and the position made tenable. In the April number of 1873 of the Southern Historical Society Papers General Lee is represented as saying If I had had Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, we would have won a great victory. It is difficult for any reader of Jackson's campaignsMr. Boteler to impress his views on the Government, adding, he was willing to follow, not to lead in this glorious enterprise. He was willing to follow anybody-General Lee or the gallant Ewell. (Life of Jackson.) General early's views. General Jubal A. Early, as true and unselfish as he is brave, always ready to break a lan
Capt. Sidney. S. Lee. The Richmond Whig pays an eloquent tribute to Capt. Sidney S. Lee of Va., late of the U. S. Navy, who has resigned his commission in that service, and is now a Captain in the Virginia Navy. He is a highly accomplished and gallant officer, one of the best and bravest of Virginia's noble sons.