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derate Engineer service). S. A. Cunningham; later editor Confederate veteran (United Confederate Veterans). Deering J. Roberts, surgeon; later editor Southern Practitioner (Confederate medical service). commander, extending through many years, and the graphic and sure touch conveyable only by such personal intimacy. Nor was it to be expected or desired that Professor William P. Trent, a writer and scholar Southern born, should fail to emphasize the lofty personal traits of his hero, Lee; or that Mr. Allen C. Redwood, whose rare privilege it was to fight with Stonewall, should not portray his honest and frank admiration for the most surprising military genius developed by the Civil War. Particularly gratifying to the humanist is the sketch of Sherman, written from the standpoint of the most sympathetic discrimination by a Southern historical student—Professor Walter L. Fleming, of the Louisiana State University. Two groups of portraits accompanying this introduction sh
se, though this youthful romance ended in the disillusion which often attends such experiences. And it was this man, whose personal characteristics were all so unlike those distinguishing the remorseless conqueror, slaughtering men for glory's sake, who was selected from among the heroes of our great domestic strife for the appellation of butcher. No one of them less deserved this title, for none of them accomplished as great results with a less proportionate loss of life. The repulse of Lee at Gettysburg, in 1863, was obtained at a cost of 23,000 casualties—3155 killed, 14,529 wounded, 5365 missing—and at the end Lee marched with his army from the field of battle. The more complete victory at Vicksburg, with the surrender of Pemberton's entire army of 30,000 men, was obtained by Grant with a casualty list of only 9362, including about 450 missing. Heavy as were the losses during the year which preceded the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, they were less than the a
Chapter 2: Robert E. Lee William P. Trent Professor of English Literature in Columbia University Residence of Robert E. Lee, on Franklin street, Richmond, occupied by his family during d County, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. On Lee was essentially a Virginian Old Christ Churcnia. The church attended by both Washington and Lee calls up associations that explain the referencneral Adams. In 1811, at the age of four, Robert E. Lee removed from Westmoreland County to Alexan, the estate passed into the possession of Robert E. Lee as trustee for his children. The managemely the Lee's boyhood playground When Robert E. Lee came over from Alexandria as a boy, to plag his picture taken in any way, writes Captain Robert E. Lee of his illustrious father. Lee was phorms the frontispiece to this volume. Robert E. Lee Lee at the height of his fame 1863 hadAppomattox. These twelve members of General Robert E. Lee's staff surrendered with him at Appoma[3 more...]
brigade in the Fifteenth Corps. economic conditions existing in the Southwest, Sherman was preeminently fitted to undertake the task of breaking to pieces the weakening South. He was a great strategist if not so successful as a tactician; he won more by marches than others by fighting; he had a genius for large conceptions, and with his clear comprehension of Southern conditions he was able to strike with irresistible force at the weak points in the defense. Thus it was, according to Robert E. Lee, that he was enabled to give the Confederacy a mortal wound before any of its armies surrendered. One feature of Sherman's campaigns, after leaving Atlanta, has been severely criticised. Much of the destruction of private property in Georgia and South Carolina, it is held, was not only unnecessary but amounted to cruelty in depriving the population of the necessities of life. Woodrow Wilson says of the work of the armies under Sherman's command: They had devoted themselves to destru
ns still hold the world's record for hard fighting. this extract brings to mind that what impressed the Confederate in Lee's Army with most admiration for the Army of the Potomac was, not its brave stand at Malvern Hill following a series of disver lost faith in itself, as the following incident illustrates. In the winter of 1863-64, the writer, then an officer in Lee's Army, met between the picket lines near Orange Court House, Virginia, a lieutenant of a New York regiment. During our c on the part of the Confederates, that they would ever again be fellow countrymen. eventually both generals, Hooker and Lee, issued orders strictly forbidding all intercommunication. Just after these orders, an incident occurred which the writerAppomattox. It manifested itself with increasing tenderness after every bloody battle. It inspired Grant when he said to Lee, your men will need their horses to make a crop. it animated Grant's soldiers when they gave no cheer at the surrender, a
After he had defeated and scattered the Confederate forces commanded by General Robert E. Lee, securing West Virginia to the Union, he was appointed general-in-chieflunteers and made General Meade's chief of staff. In the final campaign against Lee, he had the Second Corps (November, 1864, to June, 1865). After being mustered ovolunteers. He led his corps in the final operations against Petersburg, and at Lee's surrender he received the arms and colors of the Army of Northern Virginia. Hs Catterson, originally Colonel of the 97th regiment. Silas Colgrove forwarded Lee's lost order before Antietam to McClellan. Thomas T. Crittenden, originally Corye's Heights, May 3, 1863. Neal Dow, captured and exchanged for a son of Gen. R. E. Lee. Tenth Army Corps Created September 3, 1863, to consist of the tros. It was present at the final operations around Petersburg, and the pursuit of Lee. The corps was discontinued August 1, 1865. Major-General Edward Otho Cresap
eneral in the Confederate States Army are shown here, excepting Robert E. Lee, whose portrait has already appeared in this volume, and Albertook command of the Army of Northern Virginia. On June 1st, General Robert E. Lee assumed command. In April, the forces on the Peninsula had of the Virginia Peninsula in 1861. William Wing Loring, with Robert E. Lee in West Virginia in 1861. Samuel Jones, commander Florida, Gon led a brigade under Bragg. Joseph R. Davis led a brigade in R. E. Lee's Army. Wirt Adams, a conspicuous Cavalry commander. the Armorn at Arlington, Virginia, May 31, 1837, the second son of General Robert E. Lee. For two years he served as second lieutenant with the Sixoe, Virginia, September 16, 1832, and was the eldest son of General Robert E. Lee. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy hia Military Institute, and in 1871 he succeeded his father,—General Robert E. Lee,—as president of the Washington & Lee University. This pos
among the most prominent in the organization. For instance, Tennessee had an organization of bivouacs, the first and largest of which was Frank Cheatham, No. 1, of Nashville, but which is Camp No. 35, U. C. V. Then, Richmond, Virginia, had its R. E. Lee Camp, which has ever been of the most prominent, and was the leader in a great soldiers' home movement. In the U. C. V. camp-list, the R. E. Lee, of Richmond, is No. 181. The camps increased to a maximum of more than fifteen hundred, but withdon, led a brigade in Army of Tennessee. Alfred J. Vaughn led a brigade in General Polk's Corps. Henry B. Davidson, led a brigade of Wheeler's Cavalry. Tyree H. Bell led a Cavalry command under Forrest. William McComb led a brigade in R. E. Lee's Army. Joseph B. Palmer led a brigade in General Polk's Corps. future manhood and noble womanhood. Whether the Southern people, under their changed conditions, may ever hope to witness another civilization which shall equal that which be
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
st interpretation of the Confederate records below. As for the body of this History it has been thought best to employ the titles most commonly used, and found in the popular reference works. The highest rank attained is given in every case together with the date of the commission conferring such rank. Generals, regular Beauregard, P. G. T., July 21, 1861. Bragg, Braxton, April 6, 1862. Cooper, Samuel, May 16, 1861. Johnston, A. S., May 30, 1861. Johnston, J. E., July 4, 1861. Lee, Robert E., June 14, 1861. General, provisional army Smith, E. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864. Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Hood, John B., July 18, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864. Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863. Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865. Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865. Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863. Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863. Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862. Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 18