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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
G. W. Smith, and others, and at once placed Captain Lee on his personal staff. This officer, when al Kearny from New Mexico. In a letter to Mrs. Lee, dated Rio Grande, October 11, 1846, Captain It seems on the eve of active operations Captain Lee's thoughts were ever returning to his familiday to write a letter to his wife. He tells Mrs. Lee that he had put aside that Christmas day to wh of March, 1847. In the preparatory two weeks Lee spent nights and days in incessant labor, and htations under the heavy fire of the enemy. General Lee thus describes the battle of Cerro Gordo: From Cerro Gordo to the capital of Mexico, Captain Lee at every point increased the reputation he through, but the gallant and indefatigable Captain Lee, of the engineers, who has been constantly testimony before a court of inquiry, said: Captain Lee, of the engineers, came to me from Contreraor science and daring ; that at Chapultepec Captain Lee was constantly conspicuous, bearing importa[3 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
been my ardent desire to merit your approbation. I shall carry to the grave the most grateful recollections of your kind consideration, and your name and fame shall always be dear to me. Save in the defense of my native State I never desire again to draw my sword. Be pleased to accept my most earnest wishes for the continuance of your happiness and prosperity, and believe me, most truly yours, (Signed) R. E. Lee. To his sister in Baltimore, whose husband was a strong Union man, Colonel Lee wrote the same day, telling her that he had resigned; that he had decided the question whether he should take part for or against his native State, saying: With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I know you will blame me, but you must think as kindly of me as you can, and believe I have endeavored to do what I thought right. May God g
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
it, but that a guard should be placed for its protection. Generals Scott and Lee were organizing their respective armies with the same celerity apparently, for ohat if Johnston joined Beauregard he should have Patterson at his heels. General Lee had worked incessantly, leaving no stone unturned to give Beauregard a suffiwer to enable others to win victories. From Richmond, July 12, 1861, he wrote Mrs. Lee: You know that Rob has been made captain of Company A of the University. He hsubsistence, and the requisite amount of transportation had to be provided. General Lee resisted public clamor in his usual calm and dignified way. Mc-Dowell too, lorgas, chief of ordnance, had many rounds also in Richmond, for on July 14th General Lee ordered him to send a full supply to General Wise in West Virginia. Besidesnd equipped them. Next year, when the second battle of Manassas was fought, General Lee crossed the Potomac and entered Maryland without difficulty under much less
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
hapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. General Lee was in Richmond during the operations at Maof both. Six days after the battle he writes Mrs. Lee from Richmond, July 27, 1861: That, indeed, ws military experience had been much the same as Lee's. In 1857 he resigned, to take up railroad wor the Southern troops in Northwest Virginia, General Lee designated Brigadier-General Loring, who ha and Richmond. It was then determined that General Lee should assume command in person of that deproper persons to direct army movements now. General Lee proceeded at once to West Virginia, and forrendered his position very strong on both. General Lee promptly took the offensive by threatening ides for the troops of the turning column. General Lee's experience as an engineer in Mexico had trespective sides. The army whose movements General Lee was about to superintend in person consistl as a fine battalion of the same arm under General Lee's son, Major W. H. F. Lee. Reynolds's forc[2 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
the United States Army, was the senior colonel. Albert Sidney Johnston resigned a colonelcy, General Lee a colonelcy, which he had only held a short time, and Beauregard a captaincy. General Josephton to call upon him at a stated hour, when he would have Randolph, his Secretary of War, and General Lee both present. Johnston suggested that he invite Generals G. W. Smith and Longstreet also, ann of Norfolk and the destruction of the famous Merrimac, or Virginia, as she was last named. General Lee could not vote in favor of General Johnston's proposition because the withdrawal of troops frston attributed to his deafness. Mr. Davis announced his decision in favor of the opinion of General Lee, and ordered Johnston to concentrate his army on the Peninsula as soon as possible, giving hin in a few days, General Johnston gave orders to General Huger, in command at Norfolk, and to General Lee's brother, Captain Sydney Smith Lee, of the navy, who was in command of the Gosport navy yard
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
nd in the field of a particular army. You will assume command of the army in eastern Virginia and in North Carolina, and give such orders as may be needful and proper. Very respectfully, Jefferson Davis. On the reception of this note, General Lee published Special orders no. 22. headquarters, Richmond, Va., June 1, 1862. In pursuance of the orders of the President, General R. E. Lee assumes command of the armies of eastern Virginia and North Carolina. The unfortunate casualty thsence will be but temporary, and while he will endeavor to the best of his ability to perform his duties, he feels he will be totally inadequate to the task unless he shall receive the cordial support of every officer and man. By order of General Lee. W. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant General. On June 2d Special Orders No. 126 were issued from the Adjutant and Inspector General's office. Special orders no. 126. Richmond, Va., June 2, 1862. By direction of the President, General Ro
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
o all Jackson's ranks blazed a ceaseless fire. Lee's brilliant tactics had succeeded, and Hooker'sDuring the flank march of his great lieutenant, Lee reminded the troops in his front of his positioound of cannon gave notice of Jackson's attack, Lee ordered that Hooker's left be strongly pressed appahannock. Preparations were at once made by Lee to attack again, when further operations were am Church, five miles from Fredericksburg. When Lee heard that Sedgwick, with thirty thousand men, conceive a greater risk than that taken by General Lee in these operations. For two days Hooker's the hearts of English-speaking people. General Lee wrote Mrs. Lee from camp near FredericksburMrs. Lee from camp near Fredericksburg, May 11, 1863: In addition to the death of friends and officers consequent upon the late battle, yr active operations to be resumed had arrived. Lee would have preferred that Hooker should assume issary general is reported to have said, If General Lee wants rations let him seek them in Pennsylv[25 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
hreys, who sent it at once through his lines to Lee, who was still in the position from which he hareceived Grant's note at 8.30 P. M., and Grant, Lee's reply after midnight, which read: April 7, 1ard, close to General Humphreys's front, to General Lee, whose reply was not received until dusk by he was conducted to the general. To this note Lee replied: April 9, 1865. General: I received General Lee by Colonel Babcock, of his staff. Lee was obliged to confront a painful issue. His d entire trial of reaching that conclusion. But Lee replied that he had too many brave men to thinkade in ink and sign it, said Grant; and it gave Lee the opportunity to tell him that the cavalrymensurrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Lee replied: headquarters army of Northern Vironcluded without dramatic accessories, and then Lee's thoughts turned to his hungry veterans and to to march along with us for several days, said Lee to Grant. I shall be glad to send them to your[15 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
death and Burial. Personally it was a great relief to General Lee to be transferred to domestic life and the company of hihe distinguished Maryland lawyer, who did not agree with General Lee's political views, hearing that he was to be prosecuted n saving him I would be saving the honor of my country. General Lee wrote General Grant to withdraw his application for amnethe President, and protested against a procedure against General Lee, informing him that he considered his honor and the honoation pledged to him, and no proceedings were taken. General Lee's enjoyment of the society of his family and friends in ts from entering her gates, and a visit to or a sight of General Lee was always on their programme. Numbers of people stood n produced the desire to move to more secluded quarters. Mrs. Lee's health, too, would be benefited by going out of town duarted, benevolent Scotch gentleman. He had rented it to General Lee's son, General G. W. C. Lee, some time before the war cl