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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
s. In June, 1863, this company and the Churchville cavalry charged through Chambersburg, Penn., about 9 o'clock at night, and drove away the home guard. From Chambersburg Jenkins's Brigade went to Carlisle, and then was ordered again in front of Lee's army on its way to Gettysburg. Some of our company were with General Jubal A. Early in the first day's fight at Gettysburg. We guarded prisoners 'til the evening of the third day, when we were sent to the rear of the Federal lines to join Geneter the war, and aided in locating the very lines which we then occupied. Returning from Gettysburg, several of our company were killed and wounded at Williamsport, July 14, 1863, myself among the wounded. The hard service the company saw with Lee's army after its return from Pennsylvania, in 1863, until I recovered from the effects of my wound, I have no personal knowledge of. It participated in the great cavalry battle at Brandy station, where more cavalry were said to have been engaged t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.9 (search)
ed, General R. E. Lee and staff rode up and stopped, evidently regarding this point as the most critical along the whole line. Several efforts were made to get General Lee to retire, as now and then one of our men or horses would be shot. He refused, however, to leave and it was well he did not, for about that time a South Carolina brigade commenced coming out of the woods perfectly panic-stricken. General Lee ordered our guns unlimbered, then turning to the men around him, among whom I recall Major Lindsay Walker and Captain Hampden Chamberlayne, his adjutant, remarked: Gentlemen, we must rally those men. Immediately galloping forward himself, he calledd by a desire to state as a fact for future history that Branch's Brigade, Duke Johnson's Battery, and, I think, the Hanover Troop, were the instruments used by General Lee to bring on the great battle he proposed to fight in order to drive McClellan from the gates of Richmond. In thinking over the stirring events of the day it
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Glowing tribute to General R. E. Lee. (search)
n-chief of the British Army. In celebration of General Lee's birthday, on January 19th, 1899, the tenth annuion. Among the toasts responded to was that entitled Lee and His Men; An Unequalled Leader of an Incomparable great enthusiasm, and he paid a lofty tribute to General Lee and the private Confederate soldier. Judge Garnd best must be the Life, Character and Memory of General Lee. As to his life and character it would be scarrtues. The prominent and ever-memorable facts of General Lee's life are stamped indelibly upon your minds, andked at the door of the same baggage car. This was Colonel Lee, and had I known at that moment that he had just had prevailed upon President Lincoln to tender to Colonel Lee the command of the Active Army of the United Statappened if he had chosen the other course. Imagine Lee at Sharpsburg with 87,000 men, and McClellan opposing him with 27,000. Picture to yourself Lee at Chancellorsville with 120,000 men confronted by Hooker with 40,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The correspondence of Gen. Robt. E. Lee. (search)
him go on. Seddon, Secretary of War to General Lee, June 9, 1863, page 874.Apologises to Genervis, page 874 June 9, 1863.Mr. Davis refers General Lee's dispatch to General D. H. Hill as to Jenk63, page 879. Informs General D. H. Hill of General Lee's order as to Cooke's and Jenkins' Brigadeses it to General D. H. Hill's discretion if General Lee's order shall be carried out. R. E. Lee toluff. Corses' Virginia Brigade, drawn from General Lee's command at Culpeper. R. E. Lee to Generathat you arrange to send my Brigade to join General Lee. I have sent scouts to Suffolk. No enemy,0.Wants his scattered command sent to him. General Lee to General J. E. B. Stuart, June 22, 1863, mmettsburg route, another by Chambersburg. General Lee to General Stuart, June 23, 1863.I think yor Beauregard at Culpeper C. H. is adopted. General Lee opposite Williamsport, June 25, 1863, page is' letter to him in the New York Herald and New York Tribune. General. Lee resigned in August. [8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
he division commanded by General Mahone belonged, and General R. E. Lee were laboring under a mistake, when, on the day of the battle, in their official reports, they referred to the retaking of the salient as the work of Mahone, the report of General Lee to the Secretary of War, published on page 818 of serial 82 of the War Records, being as follows: headquarters near Petersburg, July 30, 1864, 6:30 P. M. Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: General A. P. Hill reports that General Mah Davis was in error when, three days after the battle he promoted General Mahone to a major-generalship, and made his promotion date from the day of what Mr. Davis referred to as his memorable service in the following official communication to General Lee, published at page 1156, of serial 88 of the War Records. Richmond, August 2, 1864. ´╝łGeneral R. E. Lee, Petersburg. Va.: Have ordered the promotion of General Mahone to date from the day of his memorable service, 30th of July. Have dire
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
f our brigade with accounts of this last fight from John E. Bouldin, M. C. Morris, Samuel B. Hannah. Company B; W. B. F. Leech and J. H. Whitmore, Company H; George M. Francisco, Company I, 14th Virginia Cavalry, who participated in the charge and acted with distinguished gallantry, as did every man and officer who engaged in it. Dr. T. P. Hereford, then Assistant-surgeon, 14th Virginia Cavalry, remained on the ground and cared for the wounded in a small house a short distance from where General Lee surrendered. He says that in this charge there were from sixteen to twenty killed and wounded of our regiment, although not over 100 or 120 men and officers were engaged. A fine tribute. In a recently published History of the 9th Virginia Cavalry, a most interesting work, by its former Colonel, R. L. T. Beale, commanding our brigade at Appomattox, we find the following tribute to the men and officers of the 14th Virginia Cavalry, who participated in this last charge, together with