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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 8: Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)
soldierly stand in the open field beyond; so they cheered us enthusiastically the next time we moved by them. The second morning after,--just as we came into battery on the field of Frazier's (or Frayser's) farm, where the fighting had closed after dark the preceding day, and which on that morning presented perhaps the most ideal view of a battlefield I ever saw-captured cannon, exploded limbers and caissons, dead horses and dead men scattered over it in most picturesque fashion,--Col. Stephen D. Lee, of the artillery, afterwards lieutenant-general, rode out in front of our guns, took off his hat to us and said that he had witnessed and remarked upon our performance of two days ago, at the railroad bridge and in the field, as General Magruder had also; that nothing could have been more soldierly, and having thus shown ourselves equal to the most trying duty of the soldier, the duty of standing and receiving fire without replying to it, he had determined we should certainly have t
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 19: Spottsylvania (search)
ow, not yet clean gone in slumber, grunted out: First Company, Richmond Howitzers. What a change! Instantly there was a perfect chorus of greetings from the warm-hearted Texans. Boys, here are the Howitzers! Where's your old deaf man? Trot out your old Doctor. They're the jockeys for us. We are going to stay right here. We won't get a chance to run if these plucky Howitzer boys are with us. Billy tells me that he remembers, word for word, the last crisp sentence Col. Stephen D. Lee uttered the morning he complimented the old battery on the field of Frazier's Farm; that he said, Men, hereafter when I want a battery, I'll know where to get one! Two years later, at the base of the Bloody Angle, General Ewell seems to have been of the same opinion. He held our centre, which had just been pierced and smashed and his artillery captured. He wanted guns to stay the rout and steady his men, and he sent to the extreme left for Cabell's Battalion. I do not mean that th
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
267, 357, 361; early war career of, 17-18; and Gettysburg, 22, 191-92, 197-99, 207-208, 214-15, 222, 267; and Grant, 238- 39; and Jefferson Davis, 17-18; and Joe Johnston, 90-91; mentioned, 26, 41, 76, 187, 235, 264, 277, 341-42, 367; and Petersburg Campaign, 317; and Rappahannock Bridge, 231-32; Richmond home of, 357; and the Seven Days, 89, 91-94, 98-102, 106- 109; and Sharpsburg, 125-26; uniform and memorabilia of, 357; why called Marse Robert, 18-21. Lee, Samuel Perry, 352-54. Lee, Stephen Dill, 96, 258 Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 18 Lee's Miserables, 252 Leesburg, Va., 60-63, 65, 67, 71, 73, 130, 145, 310 Letcher, John, 17 Letcher Artillery (Va.), 41 Lexington, Va., 105 Medals, 341-44. Methodists, 139, 230 Milroy, Robert Huston, 192, 198, 210 Mine Run, Va., 228, 231, 233-35. Minor, John Barbee, 356 Mississippi Infantry: 13th Regiment, 60, 64, 95; 17th Regiment, 60, 64, 98,116, 129, 143, 176; 18th Regiment, 60, 64; 21st Regiment, 64,98, 115-17,
s; last commander of the defense of Charleston and Savannah. Stephen Dill Lee fought in five States; with Beauregard at Charleston, April, 1t was stricken by illness the following day and was succeeded by General Lee. In August, he took charge of the defenses of Richmond and was January 31, 1865, and was in command of the left wing at the time of Lee's surrender. After the war, he became prominent in Georgia politicsnt-General J. B. Hood, Major-General C. L. Stevenson and Lieutenant-General S. D. Lee. After 1864, the corps was known as Hood's, or Lee's Coorary command of Hood's Corps, before the appointment of Lieutenant-General S. D. Lee. He also assumed command of Lee's Corps, when the latteis former soldiers at Helena, September 28, 1868. Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee (U. S. M.A. 1854) was born in Charleston, South en placed at the head of the whole army. Henceforth it was known as Lee's Corps. He was wounded December 17, 1864, while protecting the rea
an. They look confidently to the better class of Union veterans to cooperate with them in maintaining a truthful history. Maybe the time will come when the remnant of the soldiers, North and South, will confer together for the good of the country. The Confederates have not pursued the excellent method of rotation in office in their organization, as have the Grand Army comrades. General John B. Gordon sought to retire repeatedly, but his comrades would not consent. At his death General Stephen D. Lee, next in rank, became commander-in-chief. It was a difficult place to fill, for there never was a more capable and charming man in any place than was General Gordon as commander-in-chief. However, General Lee was so loyal, so just, and so zealous a Christian that he grew rapidly in favor, and at his death there was widespread sorrow. He was succeeded by General Clement A. Evans, of Georgia, who possessed the same high qualities of Christian manhood, and he would have been continue
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
14, 1861. General, provisional army Smith, E. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864. Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Hood, John B., July 18, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864. Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863. Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865. Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865. Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863. Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863. Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862. Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Lee, Stephen D., June 23, 1864. Longstreet, James, Oct. 9, 1862. Pemberton, J. C., Oct. 10, 1862. Polk, Leonidas, Oct. 10, 1862. Taylor, Richard, April 8, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Anderson, R. H., May 31, 1864. Early, Jubal A., May 31, 1864. Stewart, A. P., June 23, 1864. Major-generals, provisional army Anderson, J. P., Feb. 17, 1864. Bate, William B., Feb. 23, 1864. Bowen, John S., May 25, 1863. Breckinridge, J. C., Apr. 14, 1862. Butler, M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Stephen Dill 1833- (search)
Lee, Stephen Dill 1833- Educator: born in Charleston, S. C., Sept. 22. 1833; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1854, and was first lieutenant of the 4th Artillery till 1861, serving also as quartermaster for three years. He afterwards entered the Confederate army as captain and was promoted to lieutenant-general. He commanded the Confederates at Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., where Sherman was defeated, and in the battles of Tupelo, Miss.; Jonesboro, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Franklin, etc., and took part in the operations around Richmond. After the war he became a planter in Mississippi. In 1870 he was a member of the Mississippi State Senate; in 1890 was a delegate to the constitutional convention of Mississippi; and since 1880 has been president of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College.