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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 95 1 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 49 3 Browse Search
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e execution of Brown. On January 1, 860, John Letcher, who had been elected, as a decidedly Unions stirring and rapid sequence of events, Gov. John Letcher, by proclamation, convened the general aat Washington submitted a report, through Governor Letcher, to the Virginia convention, setting fort and Gordonsville. To this communication Governor Letcher made prompt reply, as follows: Ehibited toward the South. Respectfully, John Letcher Lincoln's call for troops to invade and coerce the newborn Confederacy, and Letcher's reply to that call, wrought an immediate change in ived and took possession. The same day Governor Letcher made public the following call for voluntsted in the executive by the convention, I, John Letcher, governor of the commonwealth of Virginia, r of the commonwealth. By the Governor: John Letcher. George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commpport that Constitution. On the same day Governor Letcher called out the volunteer forces of the St[2 more...]
rd to Grafton, and thence southeastward, also to Staunton. To meet these threatened movements, Gen. R. E. Lee, when Governor Letcher's call for troops was issued, began to organize opposing columns of defense in the vicinity of Norfolk, in front of quently fortified and continued to hold, and reaching Greenbrier river at about daylight of the 13th, where he found Governor Letcher, and was met by Col. Edward Johnson, advancing with the Twelfth Georgia from the east. Hotchkiss and party, lear The officers present held a conference and delegated Engineer Hotchkiss to go forward to Greenbrier river and urge Governor Letcher to allow them to remain and hold Cheat mountain. To this patriotic request the governor consented, but soon after tnue the retreat. Scott's exaggerated idea of McClellan's force and of an energetic pursuit by him, had so impressed Governor Letcher and Colonel Johnson, the latter now in command as the ranking officer present, that a retreat was ordered to the top
ported from Charleston, May 23d, that he found some 350 men, in five companies, at Buffalo; that within two or three weeks he could probably raise fifteen or sixteen companies, but that the country was destitute of fabric suitable for uniforms. McCausland, covering the front on the Ohio river, reported Federal troops concentrating at and about Gallipolis, Ohio, on the 26th, and Tompkins, hastening to Charleston from his post at Kanawha Falls, sent McCausland as a special messenger to Governor Letcher to inform him of the disaffection of the population of the Kanawha region, of the difficulty of procuring reliable troops, and the imminent danger of invasion. After sending this dispatch on the 28th, Tompkins issued a spirited appeal, calling the men of Virginia—men of Kanawha, to arms. On the 23d of April, ex-Gov. Henry A. Wise tendered his services to Virginia. Subsequently he was appointed brigadier-general and given authority to raise a force to be called Wise's legion. While
on voted to secede, if the concurrence of Governor Letcher and railway transportation could be securvement of troops if requested to do so by Governor Letcher. A committee was then sent to the governthe Virginia militia, who had a telegram from Letcher ordering them into service and referring themthem, confidentially, of what had been done. Letcher had wired Harper to take chief command of thenoon of the 18th, Harper received orders from Letcher to go on to Harper's Ferry. The two compan United States army, who was taken prisoner. Letcher, on the 20th, had prohibited the Baltimore & ments and battalions began. Soon after this, Letcher appointed Harper colonel of the Fifth Virgininot used to the detriment of Virginia, as Governor Letcher ordered, and when supplies from Baltimorereach there until Thursday the 25th, when Governor Letcher at once gave him the appointment of majoranother without further instructions from Governor Letcher or General Lee; but offered to furnish Jo
other armed men. On the 18th of April, Governor Letcher called out the militia of Norfolk and vic or they would be too late. Davis replied to Letcher, on the 19th, that he had ordered sent him twhad been received and accepted. On the 19th, Letcher telegraphed Taliaferro: As we need powder, kethe excitement had subsided, and directed Governor Letcher to instruct the governor of South CarolinCarolina. Col. S. Bassett French, aide to Governor Letcher, from Norfolk, May 2d, notified General LTennessee rivers, and the council advised Governor Letcher to fill this requisition with fifty 32-po That same 7th of May the council advised Governor Letcher to issue an order to Major-General Lee tolitia, from Hampton, on the 13th informed Governor Letcher that two companies from Fort Monroe had t 14th General Lee called the attention of Governor Letcher to the slow progress being made, for the Lee, commanding, furnished, June 15th, to Governor Letcher, a statement of the military and naval pr[2 more...]
f September 14th, General Lee returned to Valley mountain, and the two wings of the army of the Northwest returned to their previous encampments. Although deeply mortified at the failure of his campaign, General Lee did not complain of those who were the cause of it; then, as afterward, when campaigns upon a grander scale were partial failures, he either said nothing, or assumed that he himself was responsible for results. From Valley mountain, on the 17th of September. he wrote to Governor Letcher: I was very sanguine of taking the enemy's works on last Thursday morning. I had considered the subject well. With great effort the troops intended for the surprise had reached their destination, having traversed 200 miles of steep, rugged mountain paths, and the last day through a terrible storm, which lasted all night and in which they had to stand drenched to the skin in the cold rain. Still, their spirits were good. When the morning broke, I could see the enemy's tents on Va
war, that he had complied with his order, and asked to be himself ordered to report for duty to the Virginia military institute, or, if this was not granted, that the President would accept his resignation from the army, writing in this connection, With such interference in my command I cannot expect to be of much service in the field. General Johnston detained Jackson's letter to Benjamin, which had been sent through him as his immediate commander, and urged Jackson to reconsider it. Governor Letcher, learning of Jackson's resignation before the receipt of a letter from Jackson telling him what he had done and his reasons for it, immediately called on the secretary of war and insisted that no action should be taken. Yielding to the earnest solicitations of the governor and others whom he esteemed, but without withdrawing. from the position he had taken in reference to the interference of the secretary with his command, Jackson consented to the withdrawal of his letter of resignati
in a field of standing grain. Making an impetuous dash on these forces, the Federals were met by volleys in front and on their flanks, and were quickly thrown into confusion and retreat, Sir Percy himself, in a remarkable personal encounter with Captain Conrad of Ashby's staff, and 63 of his men being taken prisoners. General Ewell, whose command was next to Ashby, coming back at the sound of this engagement, responded to a call for infantry by sending back Johnson's First Maryland and Letcher's Fifty-eighth Virginia, Ashby rightly concluding that the Federal attack would be renewed. This was soon done, and General Bayard, with the Bucktail rifles, the First Pennsylvania cavalry, and Cluseret's brigade of the Sixtieth Ohio and the Eighth West Virginia infantry, was ordered forward, the first to attack the Confederates and the second to hold the farther end of the town and its approaches. The Ohio and West Virginia regiments and the Pennsylvania Bucktails moved forward and attac
ailroad in the vicinity of Martinsburg, the cavalry guarding the flanks of the army. On the 27th of July, McCausland, with his own and Johnson's brigades of cavalry, started on a memorable raid to Chambersburg, Pa., by way of Clear Spring, Md., where he encamped that night, reaching Chambersburg, by way of Mercersburg and St. Thomas, on the 30th, and demanding a named sum of money as an indemnity for the wanton burning of the house of Hon. A. R. Boteler, near Martinsburg, and that of Governor Letcher, by Hunter, in Lexington; declaring, at the same time, that if the indemnity were not paid, he would burn the town in retaliation and to put a stop to such vandalism. Payment was not made, and the town was given over to the flames. The same day McCausland marched to McConnellsburg for the night, and on the 31st fell back to the Potomac, at Hancock, then followed the National road to Cumberland, August 1st, and thence down that river to Old Town, where he crossed into Virginia and enca
major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Magruder, John Bowie, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Ramsey, William H., lieutenant-colonel; Smith, Andrew J., major; Wade, Benjamin H., major, lieutenant-colonel. Fifty-seventh Militia regiment: Kamey, Sanford J., colonel. Fifty-eighth Infantry regiment: Board, Francis H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Booker, George E., major; Crutchfield, Stapleton, major, lieutenant-colonel; Goode, Edmund, colonel; Kasey, John G., major, lieutenant-colonel; Letcher, Samuel H., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Walker, Edward T., major. Fifty-ninth Infantry regiment: Anderson, Frank P., lieutenant-colonel; Henningsen, Charles F., colonel; Jones, Joseph, lieutenant-colonel; Lawson, John, major; Mosby, Robert G., major; Tabb, William B., colonel. Fifty-ninth Militia regiment: Copeland, John R., colonel. Sixtieth Infantry regiment: Corley, James L., lieutenant-colonel; Gilliam, William A., lieutenant-colonel; Hammond, George W., major, lieutenant-colo
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