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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations against Newbern in 1864. (search)
taff officer, will be able to answer all questions. There is no doubt of success in this undertaking, and we cannot and must not stop. Very respectfully, yours, &c., R. F. Hoke, Brigadier-General. Major Taylor, A. A. G. Letter of General Barton. Headquarters Barton's brigade, February 21, 1864. Major,--I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a report of the part borne by the forces under my command in the recent advance against Newbern, which I wish forwarded to General Lee. The original has been sent to General Pickett, now at Goldsboroa, N. C., and I desire to avoid the delay. Common rumor assigns me no enviable position in relation to this matter, and I know not how it may affect my superiors. I am anxious to remove as speedily as possible, or as a knowledge of the facts may accomplish, such unfavorable impression. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. M. Barton, Brigadier General. Major T. A. Chestney, A. A. G. Report of General Barton.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee's offensive policy in the campaign of 1864. (search)
General Lee's offensive policy in the campaign of 1864. It is a very popular error to speak of General Lee as acting on the defensive in the campaign of 1864, General Lee as acting on the defensive in the campaign of 1864, and of his retreating before General Grant. The truth is that from the day Grant crossed the Rapidan until (after losing nearly twice as many men as Lee had) he satLee had) he sat down to the siege of Petersburg — a position which he could have occupied at first without firing a gun or losing a man — Lee never made a move except to meet and fLee never made a move except to meet and fight the enemy, and that on the whole campaign he craved nothing so much as an open field and a fair fight. He again and again expressed himself to that effect, andurposes. If General Grant had not crossed the James and advanced on Petersburg, Lee would have attacked him in his works, and have tried on him the same tactics whiOf course no one can now tell certainly what the result would have been, but General Lee and his ragged veterans were confident of a splendid victory. The letter, h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
d will endeavor to make this Department one of interest and historic value. did Grant return Lee's sword at Appomattox Court-House? Poetry, Art, and Romance have combined to paint the historic scene of Lee tendering, and Grant magnanimously declining to receive, his sword at Appomattox Court-house; but nothing of the kind occurred. We published in 1875 (in Reminiscences, anecdotes, and letters of General R. E. Lee) General Lee's own account of the surrender, in which he said, with emphasis, that as he had determined from the beginning of negotiations that officers should retain ten of Northern and Southern proclivities as to the truth of history, a question arose whether General Lee at the surrender actually tendered, and you received, his sword. It was mutually agreed th give the exact truth of the matter referred to in this letter. There was no demand made for General Lee's sword, and no tender of it offered. U. S. Grant. We should be glad of an answer, by s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
ofessor William Winston Fontaine, in a paper read before the Louisville branch of the Southern Historical Society March 29th, 1881, which we hope before long to find space to publish in full, has shown very conclusively that through the Carters and Spotswoods our King of men was descended from the noble King Robert Bruce of Scotland; and that of the five heroes who particularly distinguished themselves on the glorious field of Bannockburn, in driving back the invader of their beloved country, Lee, through the same channel, was the direct descendant of four--namely: King Robert; Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray; Walter, the High Steward; and Sir Robert de Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland. Professor Fontaine cites a number of authorities, and deserves great credit for the industry he has shown in bringing out these interesting links in the lineage of our great chief, who was in himself the peer of any Lord, or King, or noble civilian the world ever saw. was Lieutenant Meigs, of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
r Corps Headquarters, I have now forgotten which. The enemy subsequently burnt the residence at which the attack was made. This was the beginning of a series of dashes made by Major Wooten and his picked men, on the enemy's skirmish line during the following winter, known to us as Wooten's seine-haulings, in all of which he was very successful, and never lost a man. Battle of Jones's farm. On the morning of the 30th of September, troops from the right of the line were ordered by General Lee to the north side of the James to support the forces then and there engaged, and the new works near the Pegram House were necessarily left to be defended by a weak skirmish line of dismounted cavalry. After crossing the Appomattox and marching beyond Ettricks, we were ordered back, as our right was threatened. That afternoon my brigade was formed in line of battle to the right of the road leading to the Jones House, and another of Wilcox's brigades was formed on the left. The enemy w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiseences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
Some time before, when Colonel A. R. Boteler had applied to him from Jackson for an increase of his force to 40,000 men, with which he would invade the North, General Lee had replied: But he must help me to drive these people away from Richmond first, and the plan of the great campaign was thus foreshadowed. Jackson's secrecy.whither he had gone. He had risen at 1 o'clock A. M., and with a single courier, had started on a ride of fifty-one miles to Richmond to hold a conference with General Lee. He impressed several horses on the route — the owners growling loudly at being compelled to give up their horses to that grum colonel, who looked as if he wouave every horse he had, and to have saddled them for him, too. Jackson rode into Richmond so quietly that no one knew of his presence; had his interview with General Lee; received all of the instructions necessary to enable him to carry out his part of the great battle which was to culminate in McClellan's change of base, and ga
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
The boys in blue lay on flowery beds of ease within that spacious and airy stockade, listening dreamily to the purl of the crystal brook that babbled at their feet, while the boys in gray at Elmira were suffering the tortures of the Inquisition. Lee, who never won an offensive battle, was the great general of the war. Grant was a blunderer — always blundering into success. General Sherman set fire to Columbia with his own hands, foolishly applying the torch before he had had any opportunity been guilty of a falsification of history, we promise to confess our error, and do all in our power to correct it. But, to be frank, we confess that we should be slow to accept the guidance of a man who shows such profound ignorance as to say that Lee never won an offensive battle, [we wonder what he calls Seven days around Richmond, Second Manassas, Chancellorsville, the first days in the Wilderness, Reams's Station, etc.?], and who shows a spirit that would revive the fabrications with which
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last days of the Confederate Treasury and what became of its specie. (search)
ting, which could be called such, was held at Abbeville on the 2d of May, at which it seems to have been decided that the attempt was hopeless to carry the organized force to the Trans-Mississippi Department, it being too small to cope with the enemy it would have to encounter, and it was left free to the soldiers to decide their own action — the move was to be a voluntary one. The soldiers before this had intuitively grasped the situation. The roads were full of men — paroled soldiers from Lee's and Johnston's armies; escaped men from both, having evaded surrender; men who had been exchanged and had started to join their commands — and north of Abbeville and all the way to Florida, I met men who, being still free to fight, were wending their way to the Mississippi river. I met them on my return from Florida in June, plodding their weary way back to their homes. These belong to the Atlantic States. I traveled with some all the way to Virginia; those belonging to the States west o<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
e a very vivid description of a meeting between Lee, Jackson and A. P. Hill on the roadside not farnd the three conversed in earnest undertones as Lee gave his Lieutenants their final instructions. ackson's guns should be heard. But just as General Lee had ordered Longstreet to go to Hill's reli as the battle lasted. A message came from General Lee, and Jackson had scarcely uttered his crispt Cold Harbor two years later, and meantime General Lee would have so moved the victorious columns bordinates to carry out his orders, all put General Lee at great disadvantage, gave McClellan twentice, and our progress was very slow. Had General Lee's plans been carried out on June 30th at Fry was dispirited by disaster and retreat, while Lee's was flushed with victory. The Commander--in orning, the day after the battle, he sought General Lee and said: General, I came to submit a propo carry them at the point of the bayonet. General Lee replied with that quiet twinkle which alway[15 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The work of the Southern Historical Society in Europe. (search)
os Von Borcke and myself have brought it about that in the German-Prussian army nothing concerning the civil war in America is so in fashion as accounts of the deeds of Southrons. Sherman and Grant, the pets of ten years ago, are forgotten, and Lee, Jackson and Stuart are now the favorite heroes of our officers. Your friends will be interested by the statement that many of the Southern organizations have been a pattern for ours. For the first time the cavalry has studied Stuart's moveml armies. McCarthy's Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. Stuart's Report of Cavalry operations in 1863. Stuart's Report of the First Maryland campaign. General R. E. Lee's Report of the Chancellorsville campaign. Field Letters from Lee's Headquarters. General Fitz. Lee's Address on Chancellorsville. Colonel. William Allan's Address on Jackson's Valley campaign, (with maps.) Lee and Gordon at Appomattox. Hubbard's paper on Operations of General Stuart Before Chancellor
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