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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 1,088 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 368 0 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 272 4 Browse Search
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, and Marye's and Stanley's Virginia batteries of artillery. Colonels Gilham and Lee were at Valley mountain, 28 miles west of Huntersville, with their two regimentbattalion of cavalry, which was at once put on outpost duty. Without delay, General Lee hastened to inform himself, by personal reconnoissances and through scouts, Generals Wise and Floyd, who were there in command. General Loring joined General Lee at Valley mountain about the 12th of August, and as he was in immediate commain to Huttonsville, and other arrangements perfected, Loring at last yielded to Lee's urgency for an advance, and on the 8th of September issued confidential orderse divulging his plan of campaign, General Loring (doubtless by the advice of General Lee, who knew the advantages of organization), on the 8th of September issued ger Col. J. S. Burks, to consist of the Forty-second and Forty-eighth Virginia and Lee's Virginia cavalry. A section of the Hampden artillery was assigned to the Thir
willing to take the direct road assigned him by Lee, and waited for permission to take one of his oss run. Lee's second column, under Hill, which Lee accompanied, had its headquarters at Verdiersviregg, on the Brock road, in front of and far to Lee's right, toward Todd's tavern, while Ewell's skch covered the deployment of Ewell and Hill. Lee, Stuart and Hill, riding to near the pickets in and a general battle appeared to have begun on Lee's right Near the same time, about 11 of the morrds' shop, miles away from Hill's right. Under Lee's orders of urgency, Longstreet marched again ato drive Hill's two divisions from safeguarding Lee's right. To relieve the pressure of the unequavision on the left and Kershaw's on the right. Lee caught sight of these long-expected reinforceme rein of Traveler, and turned him to the rear. Lee reluctantly obeyed this order of his men, who, for renewing the attack on Grant's flanks. As Lee moved to assault the Federal left on the plank [39 more...]
t attack was made. The enemy was quickly driven from his place and pursued toward Hanover Court House until dark. General Lee added that Fitz Lee was forced to retire from Old Cold Harbor, and that he had extended his own lines in that directioe a brigade of infantry, supporting the cavalry at Smith's store, drove the enemy from that point. On the 16th of June, Lee sent the divisions of Pickett and Field across the James, and on the 17th these drove Butler from a portion of Beauregard's old line, which he held in front of Bermuda Hundred. A cheerful dispatch from Lee reads: We tried very hard to stop Pickett's men from capturing the breastworks of the enemy, but couldn't do it. The spirit of the Confederate army, and of its leagainst Petersburg, from the stronghold which he had secured south of the Appomattox to fall back upon in case of disaster, Lee sent the rest of his army across the James, and, on the afternoon of the 18th of June, joined Beauregard, who, from the 15
appeared on the 17th of June; thus menacing not only Lee's communications with one of his principal bases of smarches, for Staunton, whither he had been ordered by Lee, there to await further instructions. He encamped thng the 27th. Having received instructions from General Lee to march down the Shenandoah valley and make demos of Early had not only removed the apprehensions of Lee as to an attack in his rear by the large force that had been intrusted to Hunter, but had relieved Lee in the defense of Richmond by the distraction caused by the Mng on to Washington, a treatment quite unlike that of Lee's ever memorable Maryland campaign; the promptness anamps along Cedar creek. The reinforcements sent by Lee to Early, under Anderson, marching by way of Front Ro beleaguered city, until the fall of Richmond and General Lee's retreat to Appomattox Court House, where it wasstroying the stores there collected, and breaking General Lee's line of supply over the Virginia Central railro
e night of June 18th and the following Sunday. Lee's army, facing to the eastward, was as busily odience to the Confederate authorities, although Lee himself would have preferred to draw Grant fartr, up the broad navigable James to City Point. Lee drew his, mainly from the South, by three railrridge by the local militia, closely followed by Lee. Hampton, who had hurried southward from his victory over Sheridan at Trevilian's, joined Lee in the pursuit. Reaching Reams' Station; Wilson fouhis track, with two brigades of infantry, while Lee was closely pressing his rear. Thus assailed, y half of his army, and capture Petersburg from Lee. The preparations for this peculiar kind of str a diversion that would draw a large portion of Lee's army to the north of the James, and thus help the passage of Burnside through to the rear of Lee's lines. More than one hundred and sixty Federemetery hill. At this juncture of affairs, General Lee, from beyond the Appomattox, arrived and to[9 more...]
under Col. W. H. F. Lee, in the Ninth cavalry regiment until Lee was promoted brigadier-general, when he was advanced to the Federal army proposed to cross the Rappahannock and cut off Lee's communications with Richmond, Chambliss was particularly prominent in the defeat of the movement by Lee's brigade. At Beverly ford with 50 men he drove two Federal squadrons into theer of prisoners. He and his men were commended both by Generals Lee and Stuart as deserving the highest praise for distingul Dearing lingered for a few days after the surrender of General Lee, when he died in the old City hotel at Lynchburg. Bripromptly commissioned lieutenant-colonel, and ordered by General Lee to call out, and muster in the volunteer forces in the vrket, in the Valley; and was then called with his brigade to Lee's army on the Cold Harbor line, where he served with credital Breckinridge. On April 2d he began a march to unite with Lee, and reached Christiansburg on the 10th, where he received a