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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
upon which they undertake to pass. Was Robert E. Lee a traitor? Technically, I think he was inaitors and traitors. And, furthermore, if Robert E. Lee was a traitor, so also, and indisputably wme to the particular cases of Virginia and Robert E. Lee. The two are closely interwoven—for Virgial, material, intellectual. Scott or Thomas or Lee, being as he was, and things being as things wek of major in that regiment of cavalry of which Lee, nine years his senior in age, was colonel. He those terrible ways of 1861. Like Scott and Lee, Thomas was a Virginian; but, again, there are derate service, twelve of whom, among them Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and John B. Hood, d have been, he would have done exactly as Robert E. Lee did eighty-six years later. He would firsf Hercules. Pass on to what followed. Of Robert E. Lee as the commander of the army of Northern Vanswered in England. The bronze effigy of Robert E. Lee, mounted on his charger, and with the insi[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
8. No trace of his having been in the Confederate army. Died in Savannah, Ga., September, 1863. (Cullum says he was in Confederate States Army.) Jefferson Davis. 530. Born in Kentucky. Appointed Mississippi. 23. President of the Confederate States. Thomas F. Drayton. 535. Born South Carolina. Appointed South Carolina. 28. Brigadier-General, September 25, 1861. Commanding Coast District of South Carolina; then brigade in Trans-Mississippi Department. 1829. Robert E. Lee. 542. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia. 2. General June 14, 1861. Commanding Army of Northern Virginia; made general-in-chief of the Confederate States armies, January 21, 1865. Joseph E. Johnston. 553. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia. 13. General, July 4, 1861. First commanding Department of Northern Virginia, and then Army of the West and Army of Tennessee. Albert G. Blanchard. 566. Born Massachusetts. Appointed Massachusetts. 26. Brigadier-General,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
ns being under nine, while the per centun of deaths in Northern prisons was over twelve. We think it useless to prolong this discussion, and feel confident that we can safely submit our conduct on this, as on every other point involved in the war, to the judgment of posterity and the impartial historian, and can justly apply to the Southern Confederacy the language of Philip Stanhope Wormsley, of Oxford University, England, in the dedication of his translation of Homer's Iliad to General Robert E. Lee, the most stainless of earthly commanders, and, except in fortune, the greatest. Thy Troy is fallen, thy dear land Is marred beneath the spoiler's heel; I cannot trust my trembling hand To write the things I feel. Ah realm of tombs: but let her bear This blazon to the end of time: No nation rose so white and fair, None fell so pure of crime. Histories now used in our schools. We have but little to add to what was said in our former reports concerning the histories now being
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lee, Davis and Lincoln. (search)
Charles Francis Adams, of Massachusetts, a soldier of the Union, responded to the toast of Robert E. Lee, and Colonel Henry Watterson, a soldier of the Confederacy, paid tribute to the character of Abraham Lincoln. Toast to Robert E. Lee. The opening toast, To the President and the Army and Navy of the United States: A Prince among the Rulers of the World and but the Servant of a Free Pere creditable order ever issued from a commanding general than that formulated and signed by Robert E. Lee at the close of June, 1863, he advanced on a war of invasion. No greater disgrace, he then e thing was pronounced impossible. Now let me here explain myself. I never supposed that Robert E. Lee's statue in Washington would be provided for by an appropriation from the national treasury.signed to its place merely by act of congress, should bear some such inscription as this: Robert Edward Lee. Erected by Contributions of Those Who, Wearing the Blue or Wearing the Gray, Recognize Br
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last tragedy of the war. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, January 18, 1903.] (search)
hy, sir, when I was in command of the Army of the Potomac Lincoln would not let me kill a man. Lee killed men every day (not a word of truth in this), and Lee's Army was under discipline; and now,Lee's Army was under discipline; and now, sir, Lincoln is dead and I will kill this man. Yes, sir, I will. The order is given to shoot him to-morrow, and he will be shot, and don't you interfere, either of you. Did Stanton order you to the papers this morning tell us that the Government has given all rebels the same terms given General Lee. Will it not be shocking to shoot this poor boy? It makes no difference, answered Hooker., where certain destruction awaits him. His force was 154,000 strong and 470 cannon, while General Lee's force amounted to less than 60,000 men and 170 guns. Hooker paraphrased his order in boastr and begged Major-General Couch to take command and withdraw what was left of his troops. General Lee defeated him ingloriously, but he laid the blame on Mr. Lincoln. But while all this is und
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
nety-six men. Its fine appearance soon attracted the attention of the great cavalry leaders under Lee, and it was appointed to serve as a body guard to General Joseph E. Johnston. It was subsequentlaptured. No historian could follow them in the role they played in the Seven Days Fights. General Lee, learning that Burnside had moved by sea from North Carolina, to reinforce Stuart with his brarters as couriers. Lieutenant A. D. Payne was sent back with half of the troopers to meet General Lee, who was following Jackson when marching against Pope's big army. It is said that the Black nded and several killed. Two privates of the Black Horse offered their beautiful chargers to Generals Lee and Jackson when they marched into Maryland. In the first Maryland campaign, before Jackson' every foot of the counties of Fauquier and Stafford, reporting all the movements of the enemy to Lee and Jackson, who complimented them for their effective service. They took part in the various
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
I was over sanguine because it was my own place, and refused to allow the movement to be executed. He directed me to withdraw, under cover of night, to the top of the mountain, until the infantry got up. Accordingly we lay all day, the 8th, in a drizzling rain on the mountain. At night I was directed to report in person to General Early, and found him on the roadside just south of Middletown, and he then informed me that he had received an order from General Lee by a special officer, Captain R. E. Lee, dispatched to him for the purpose. I was directed to march at daylight of the 9th to get a position to the north of Frederick and watch Early's left until I was satisfied that he was getting on all right in the battle about to take place that day below Frederick, and then strike off across the country, cut the railroads and telegraphs north of Baltimore, sweep rapidly around the city, cut the Baltimore and Ohio railroad between Washington and Baltimore, and push on rapidly so as to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
re him. His discussions were animating and enlivened by anecdotes. Those small sharp eyes would flash with enthusiasm and his face radiant with expressions of delight and ecstacy. He was a fine conversationalist. His language chaste and mingled with flashes of wit and humor. When on subjects of cruelty and inhumanity to our citizens in the valley by the Yankees, his language oftimes became more profane than sacred. He never indulged in extravagance, but was truthful and honest. General Robert E. Lee considered him one of his most staunch and trusted lieutenant-generals. His characteristics were those of a man of sternness and independence. One day, while in the valley, my regiment was on the march. We were on that famous turnpike road that runs from Harper's Ferry through the whole length of that beautiful valley of Virginia. Our boys were unusually quiet, not even a song from those musically inclined. The day before Yankee barn-burners had been executed, and you would no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Refused to burn it. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, April 27, 1902.] (search)
Johnson. Placed under arrest. Colonel Peters was at once put under arrest for disobedience, or rather defiance, of the orders of Brigadier-General Johnson, but the arrest was broken the same day, and he was returned to the command of his regiment while covering the retreat of the command when pressed by two brigades of Federal Cavalry. It is proper to state that in this affair General McCausland was acting under orders received from General Early. White, in his History of General Robert E. Lee, alluded to the foregoing incident, and is also recited in John William Jones' History of the United States. During the retreat from the invasion of Pennsylvania referred to McCausland's command reached Moorefield, in Hardy county, and encamped there on the 6th of August. Man of iron resolution. The Confederate Military History says: The lines were made, the camps pitched, and the pickets posted according to the orders of Brigadier-General McCausland, the commanding of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign and battle of Lynchburg. (search)
t is as follows: General: New London, June 19, 1864, 9:30 A. M. Last evening the enemy assaulted my line in front of Lynchburg and was repulsed by the part of my command which was up. On the arrival of the rest of the command I made arrangements to attack this morning at light, but it was discovered that the men were retreating, and I am now pursuing. The enemy is retreating in confusion, and, if the cavalry does its duty, we will destroy him. J. A. Early, Lieutenant-General. General R. E. Lee. This report is brief and to the point. It has been construed as ignoring the troops belonging to the command of Breckinridge, and as doing injustice to the cavalry of Imboden and McCausland. General Early should have been more careful in writing it, but it must be remembered that when it was written he was not informed of the great service which had been rendered by the cavalry, or of the faithful work which had been done by the troops, other than those belonging to the Second
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