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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
arge, stately mansion, built in the shape of the letter H, and not far from the banks of the Potomac. Upon the roof were summer houses, with chimneys for columns, where the band played in the evenings, and the ladies and gentlemen promenaded. Thomas Lee was buried at Pope's Creek Church, five miles from Stratford. George Washington was baptized at this church, and in the early days his family, the Lees, Paynes, and other prominent families of the neighborhood worshiped there. It has been said that as Westmoreland County is distinguished above all other counties in Virginia as the birthplace of genius, so, perhaps, no other Virginian could boast so many distinguished sons as President Thomas Lee. General Washington, in 1771, wrote: I know of no country that can produce a family all distinguished as clever men, as our Lees. These sons in order of age were: Philip Ludwell, Richard Henry, Thomas, Francis Lightfoot, Henry, and Arthur. Matilda, the first wife of General Henry Lee, t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
94. Lee, Sydney Smith, mentioned, 36, 37, 45, 76, 89, 139. Lee, Thomas, mentioned, 5, 6. Lees of Virginia, 2, Letcher, Governor, 313; wounded in the Wilderness, 331; return to duty, 365; joins General Lee, pursued, 387. Loring, General, mentioned, 116, 118. Loudoaryland Heights, 104, 203, 206, 213. Marshall, Colonel, Charles, of Lee's staff, 393. Marshall, John, 10. Marshall, William, 19. Mason, Second United States Cavalry, 54, 56, 58. Seddon's dispatch from Lee, 368. Sedgwick, General, John, mentioned, 212, 213, 244, 247; at vannah, 368; marching North, 370; at Goldsborough, 372; advice about Lee, 374. Shields, General, James, 39, 52, 144. Shippen, Dr., Willia 223, 226, 229. Suwanee University, Tennessee, 404. Sword of General Lee, 394. Sykes, General, mentioned, 283. Tabernacle Church, 2rbert's cavalry division, 343. Totopatomoy Creek, 158. Traveler, Lee's favorite horse, 211, 312, 406. Trevilian's, cavalry fight at, 3
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Casualties in the First New-Jersey cavalry. (search)
rs. The loss sustained by Gen. Gregg's command, so far as at present ascertained, will not exceed two hundred and twenty-five. In addition to the casualties already forwarded, I send you the following: Capt. Davis, Sixth New-York cavalry--killed. Lieutenant Halliday, Sixth New-York cavalry--missing. Major Maurice, Sixth New-York cavalry--prisoner. J. W. Ross, Third Virginia (rebel)--wounded in thigh. David Lowes, One Hundred and Twenty-fourth New-York volunteers--ankle. Thos. Lee, Sixth United States cavalry--right arm. Soloman Grath, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania--left leg. O. D. Hess, Eighth Illinois cavalry--arm. O. Richard, Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry--back. C. Oleus, Fifth United States cavalry--back. Lieut. Wade, Sixth United States cavalry--head, slight. Lieut. Flynn, Second United States cavalry--slight. Lieut. Phillips, Sixth New-York--right leg amputated. Major Robins, one of General Pleasanton's staff, had two horses shot under him.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ing-Ensign, D. F. O'Brien; Acting-Master, T. A. Wyatt (Pilot); Acting-Master's Mate, Samuel Gordon; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, W. C. Wright, G. Morrison and J. H. Coombs. Epsilon--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, F. M. Muitzer; Engineers: G. B. Polen and Chas. Gould. Charles Phelps--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensigns, Wm. Ottiwell and C. B. Parry. Roman--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, H. Merchant. Gamma-tug. Acting-Ensign, Henry F. Curtis; Acting-Third-Assistant Engineer, Thomas Lee. Moccasin--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, James Brown; Acting-Master's Mates, Joseph Fuller, John Johnson and J. S. Sinclair; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, T. T. Archer, Acting-Third-Assistants, C. H. Wilson, W. H. Garrecht and W. B. Boyd. Lilac--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, J. A. Chadwick; Acting-Master's Mate, D. S. Ingersoll; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, W. T. Graff, J. C. Garner and J. B. Carnes. William Badger--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, S. G. Swain; Acti
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
General Butler's influence. condition of General Lee's army. movements of armies under Generalssions and military stores; and at this time General Lee had not enough material of war to last him the James River was blockaded by the Navy; yet Lee held his own with his diminished army, and Gene Despite Grant's great numerical superiority, Lee had secured the approaches to Richmond so well Federal Army had therefore nothing to fear from Lee, and certainly 8,000 men could have been spared00 men had arrived at Wilmington. This day General Lee telegraphed Sedden: Bragg reports the enemyat a telegraphic dispatch was captured from General Lee to the commanding officer at Fort Fisher, wted an opportunity to complete the isolation of Lee. In fact, Lee, with Cape Fear River in his pLee, with Cape Fear River in his possession, might have prolonged the war greatly, in the hope of obtaining terms for the Confederacywitness the end. It came two months later, when Lee, having eaten up all his provisions, and threat[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
fined the settlements of that people mainly to the northern shores. During the first half of the eighteenth century many treaties were made by the English with these confederated tribes, and some valuable grants of land were obtained on the eastern slope of the Mississippi Valley. About the middle of that century the British government began to recognize the wisdom of Governor Spotswood, and perceived that an empire was soon to be saved or lost. In 1748 a company was organized by Thomas Lee and Lawrence and Augustine Washington, under the name of The Ohio Company, and received a royal grant of 500,000 acres of land in the valley of the Ohio. In 1751 a British trading-post was established on the Big Miami; but in the following year it was destroyed by the French. Many similar efforts of the English colonists were resisted by the French; and during the years 1751-53 it became manifest that a great struggle was imminent between the French and the English for the possession of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ohio land Company, the (search)
nment was anxious to carry out this scheme of colonization west of the Alleghany Mountains to counteract the evident designs of the French to occupy that country. The French took immediate measures to countervail the English movements. Galissoniere, who had grand dreams of French empire in America, fitted out an expedition under Celeron de Bienville in 1749 to proclaim French dominion at various points along the Ohio. The company took measures for defining and occupying their domain. Thomas Lee, two of the Washingtons, and other leading Virginia members ordered goods suitable for the Indian trade to be sent from London. The company sent an agent to explore the country and confer with the Indian tribes; and in June, 1752, a conference was held at Logstown, near the Ohio, and friendly relations were established between the English and the Indians. But the Western tribes refused to recognize the right of either the English or the French to lands westward of the Alleghany Mountains
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-richmond- (search)
d of only the Department of the Potomac. While Hooker and Lee were contending near Chancellorsville (q. v.), a greater pare Army of the Potomac was raiding on the communications of Lee's army with Richmond. Stoneman, with 10,000 men, at first prand they were sent upon—namely, the complete destruction of Lee's communications with Richmond. Three days after General General Lee escaped into Virginia, July 17-18, 1863, General Meade crossed the Potomac to follow his flying antagonist. The NationalMeade by threatening to re-enter Maryland. Failing in this, Lee hastened to oppose a movement that menaced his front and flaere were several skirmishes in the mountain-passes. Finally Lee, by a quick and skilful movement, while Meade was detained ae middle of September he crossed the Rappahannock, and drove Lee beyond the Rapidan, where the latter took a strong defensiverawn from each army and sent to other fields of service, and Lee was compelled to take a defensive position. His defenses we
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ord, Edward Otho Cresap 1818-1883 (search)
eminole War, and in 1845-46 was employed in coast-survey duty, when he was sent to California. He took part in expeditions against the Indians, and, in September, 1861, was made brigadier-general of volunteers, commanding a brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves near the Potomac. In May, 1862, he was made major-general of volunteers, and ordered to the Army of the Mississippi, where he did good service while in command at Corinth. He commanded the 13th Army Corps at the siege and capture of Jackson and Vicksburg. In the campaign against Richmond, in 1864, he commanded the 18th Corps from July to September, when he was severely wounded in the assault on Fort Harrison. He commanded the Department of Virginia from January to June, 1865, and was a participant in the capture of Lee's army in April. General Ord was brevetted major-general in the United States army, and commissioned a brigadier-general, July 26, 1866; and was retired Dec. 6, 1880. He died in Havana, Cuba, July 22, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
..April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia, crosses and names the Cumberland Mountains......1747 Harper's Ferry, named after Robert Harper, an English millwright, who obtains a grant of it from Lord Fairfax......1748 Thomas Lee, of the council, proposes to form the Ohio Company, consisting of himself and twelve others, among them Lawrence and Augustine Washington......1748 They obtain a grant of 600,000 acres west of the mountains and south of the Ohio River betweees to England......August, 1749 Christopher Gist is sent to explore the Ohio country as far as the falls of the Ohio by the Ohio Company......1750-51 John Robinson, president of the council, acting governor, dying, is succeeded first by Thomas Lee, then by Lewis Burwell......1750-51 Robert Dinwiddie appointed lieutenantgovernor, and arrives in Virginia early in......1752 By treaty the western Indians at Logstown, a trading-post about 17 miles northwest from Pittsburg, agree not to
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