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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
vident that Fredericksburg was to be our winter station and the scene of a severe battle before it could be relieved. General Lee advised the citizens who still remained in the place (and some who had returned) to remove their effects. Those who hon the right near Hamilton's Crossing and the Massaponax. He objected to the position, preferring the North Anna, but General Lee had already weighed the matter, and had decided in favor of Fredericksburg. Hood's division, relieved at Hamilton's Ce practice the boats drew off and dropped down-stream; but Hill's division was left near the point in observation with W. H. F. Lee's cavalry. The brigade of cavalry under General Hampton kept careful watch of the fords of the upper Rappahannock. T2,017 Rebellion Record, vol. XXI. part i. p. 1121. officers and men (not including cavalry). The Army of Northern Virginia was reported by General Lee on the same date to have had an aggregate of 69,391 Ibid., p. 1057. (not including cavalry).
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
to us, on their right, that we thought to turn our best guns upon that part of the line, and General Lee authorized the test of their range. Only a few shots were sent when the troops that had beenm advanced the other regiments of his brigade to the crest of the hill. At the suggestion of General Lee the brigades of Jenkins and Kemper of Pickett's division were called up and assigned, the forir shots over the parapets very often. One shell buried itself close under the parapet at General Lee's side, as he sat among the officers of his staff, but it failed to explode. Soon after this our big Parrott gun burst into many fragments. It was closely surrounded by General Lee and staff, officers of the First Corps Headquarters, and officers and gunners of the battery, but the explosihe matter, as called for under the ordinary usages of war. Bis peccare in bello non licet. General Lee went down to Richmond soon after the battle to propose active operations, and returned with i
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter25: invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
he brigades of Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, W. H. F. Lee, Beverly Robertson, and W. E. Jones. The cthe coast of the Carolinas was approaching, General Lee thought that active operations in the far S march. General Hooker, not convinced that General Lee had left him, ordered his cavalry under Geneen drawn together on the 8th for review by General Lee, and rested that night not remote from cavais ride towards Baltimore. He claimed that General Lee had given him authority to cross east of thing our rear down the Valley, it seems that General Lee so far modified the plan of march north as ty. In my note to General Stuart enclosing General Lee's instructions was this item: P. S.-- thinke raid was made by my orders, as well as by General Lee's. In the postscript three points are indic the orders of his chief, and reported that General Lee gave consent to his application for leave tbut had halted at Hancock. On the 28th, General Lee issued orders for the march upon Harrisburg[3 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
nd positions brought by the scout Harrison General Lee declines to credit it General Longstreet sf his information at general Headquarters. General Lee declined, however, to see him, though he as To remove this pressure towards our rear, General Lee concluded to make a more serious demonstrat, with the hope of falling upon some portion of Lee's army in detail. Report Committee, vol. i. pmy of Northern Virginia, night of June 30. General Lee's Headquarters, Greenwood. First Corps, ap. There is no doubt it greatly disturbed General Lee's mind, and he would have called a halt undrains of the Second Corps, and rode to find General Lee. His Headquarters were on Seminary Ridge astrategy, Are you not too far east, and may not Lee attempt to turn your left and cut you off from some force off our right towards Fairfield, General Lee ordered General Anderson to put one of his m the 1st to the 2d of July. When I left General Lee, about seven o'clock in the evening, he had[12 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
sunrise the order to Ewell was discretionary Lee had lost his balance. The stars were shiningon the morning of the 2d when I reported at General Lee's Headquarters and asked for orders. Aftereport. As indicated by these movements, General Lee was not ready with his plans. He had not hg battle should be made. About ten o'clock General Lee returned to his Headquarters, but his enginas they were up. It was eleven o'clock when General Lee's order was issued, but he had ordered Law'ivision; the opening to be promptly followed on Lee's left by the Second Corps, and continued to reNot so much as one trooper was sent us. General Lee ordered his reconnoitring officer to lead proposed the day before and rejected; that General Lee's orders were to guide my left by the Emmitding to it, held the honored position until General Lee found, at last, that he must dismiss him from field service. General Lee ordered Johnson's division of his left, occupying part of the ene[4 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 41: battle of five Forks. (search)
of Generals Pickett and Ransom Colonel Pegram mortally wounded W. H. F. Lee, the noble son of a noble sire Corse's division Pickett's gensted. General Pickett made his part of the battle by putting W. H. F. Lee's and Rosser's divisions of cavalry on his right, and following e guns were planted at the Forks, and three more near his right; W. H. F. Lee's division of cavalry on his right; Fitzhugh Lee's division on httes, and his division was posted on that part of the field. W. H. F. Lee's cavalry held strong guard on the right, and had the benefit ofturn Corse's brigade changed front to receive the march, leaving W. H. F. Lee's cavalry to look to his right. The Union cavalry essayed torigade of the brave Corse changed and stood alone on the left of W. H. F. Lee's cavalry, fronting at right angle against the enemy's cavalry cor me at Richmond to march a division to Petersburg to report to General Lee. The hour at which the telegram was received was not noted. As
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 42: Petersburg. (search)
concerted assault by the Federals death of A. P. Hill General Lee announces to Richmond authorities that he must retreat ppomattox, we rode through the streets of Petersburg for General Lee's Headquarters, some miles farther west. As no part of neral Wright advanced as the signal for general assault. General Lee was not through with his instructions for our march whenks and wait for the skirmish line to open up the field. General Lee appealed to have me interpose and stop the march, but noeir march to meet us. During a few moments of quiet, General Lee despatched to Richmond of affairs at Petersburg, and toe hazardous of delay to his plans for the next day; that General Lee was obliged to pull away from his lines during the nightregiment of Harris's brigade that was at Fort Gregg. General Lee's order for retreat was out in time to have the troops te in force and intrenching, where our cavalry under General W. H. F. Lee engaged him. General Field put out a strong line of
ugh that it excessively inconvenient and annoying, but for their grievous disappointment. Those who have trades, or who are brought up as lady's maids or house servants, may do well, but woe to the masses who have gone with the blissful hope of idleness and free supplies! We have lost several who were great comforts to us, and others who were sources of care, responsibility, and great expense. These particulars from W. and S. H. I have from our nephew, J. P., who is now a scout for General W. H. F. Lee. He called by to rest a few hours at his uncle's house, and says he would scarcely have known the barren wilderness. The Northern officers seemed disposed to be courteous to the ladies, in the little intercourse which they had with them. General Ferrara, who commanded the negro troops, was humane, in having a coffin made for a young Confederate officer who died in Dr B's house, and was kind in other respects. The surgeons too, assisted in attending to the Confederate wounded. An
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 28 (search)
llace. General Fitzhugh Lee, commanding the cavalry, had placed W. H. F. Lee's two brigades on the right of the line, Munford's division on tations to protect his own detached command from a possible attack by Lee's army in the morning. He said to me that he had just relieved Warrdifferent commands move against the enemy's lines at once to prevent Lee from withdrawing troops and sending them against Sheridan. Meade waidnight to reinforce Sheridan and enable him to make a stand against Lee in case he should move westward in the night. A little after midnigeast, and close up toward the inner-lines which covered Petersburg. Lee had been pushed so vigorously that he seemed for a time to be making them all successfully, and could not be stirred from his position. Lee had ordered Longstreet's command from the north side of the James, as time Miles struck a force of the enemy at Sutherland's Station, on Lee's extreme right, and captured two pieces of artillery and nearly 100
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 29 (search)
sburg Lincoln at Petersburg in hot pursuit of Lee Grant makes a night ride to reach Sheridan Grat Farmville Grant Opens a correspondence with Lee the ride to Curdsville Grant Suffers an attack of illness more correspondence with Lee The general was up at daylight the next morning, and I had a feeling that it would be better to let Lee's old antagonists give his army the final blow,oops were even to put in an appearance against Lee's army, it might give some of our politicians a that our troops here were amply able to handle Lee. Mr. Lincoln then began to talk about the civias swinging along toward Burkeville to head off Lee from Danville, to which point it was naturally d six guns and some wagons, and had intercepted Lee's advance toward Burkeville; that Lee was in peLee was in person at Amelia Court-house, etc. This news was given to the passing troops, and lusty cheers went u the pursuit. It was found in the morning that Lee had retreated during the night from Amelia Cour[4 more...]
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