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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 1: the invasion of Virginia. (search)
Chapter 1: the invasion of Virginia. After the fall of Fort Sumter, the Government at Washington commenced concentrating a large force at that city under the superintendence of Lieutenant General Scott of the United States Army, and it was very apparent that Virginia would be invaded. When the ordinance of secession had been passed by the Virginia convention, and the authority had been given to the Governor to call out troops for the defence of the State, Governor Letcher called for volunteers. The Navy Yard at Gosport, near Norfolk, and the arsenal and armory at Harper's Ferry were taken possession of by militia forces hastily assembled, but not until the United States officers had partially destroyed both. As soon as General Lee reached Richmond, which was very shortly after his appointment to the command of the Virginia forces, he entered actively on the work of reorganization. The day the convention took recess to await the result of the popular vote, I tendered m
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 38: operations in lower valley and Maryland. (search)
es so destroyed. At Lexington Hunter had burned the Military Institute, with all its contents, including its library and scientific apparatus; and Washington College had been plundered and the statue of Washington taken. The residence of Ex-Governor Letcher, at that place, had been burned, and but a few minutes given Mrs. Letcher and her family, to leave the house. In the same county a Christian gentleman, Mr. Creigh, had been hung because he had killed a straggling and marauding Federal solMrs. Letcher and her family, to leave the house. In the same county a Christian gentleman, Mr. Creigh, had been hung because he had killed a straggling and marauding Federal soldier while in the act of insulting and outraging the ladies of his family. The time consumed in the perpetration of those deeds was the salvation of Lynchburg, with its stores, foundries and factories, which were so necessary to our army at Richmond. Ransom's cavalry moved by Clifton Forge, through the western part of Rockbridge, to keep a lookout for Hunter and ascertain if he should attempt to get into the Valley again. On the 26th, I reached Staunton in advance of my troops, and the lat
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
17-18, 220, 227-28, 282, 284, 288, 290, 297, 301, 303, 305, 307, 309-11, 313-14, 315, 317, 319-20, 322, 324, 326-27, 329, 332, 339-40, 343-44, 347-48, 351- 56, 358, 360-64, 370-71, 380, 382- 383, 385, 394, 403, 407, 411, 435, 453, 454-57, 459-61, 465-69, 473, 475 Lee, General, Wm. H. F., 184, 476 Lee's Hill, 169, 197-200, 204, 208-11, 219-21, 223-24, 231-33 Leesburg, 3, 43, 47, 134, 371, 394, 396 Leetown, 383, 384, 409, 410 Leitersburg, 281 Leroy, Lieutenant, 126 Letcher, Governor, 1, 380 Lewis, General, 397 Lewis House, 20, 29 Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel, 359 Lewis, Major, 124, 130 Lewis' Brigade, 384, 386 Lewisburg, 370, 377-79 Lexington, 327-29, 360. 374-75, 379- 380, 473-74, 476 Liberty, 374-76, 378 Liberty Mills, 92, 93, 102, 285 Lilly, General R. D., 100, 126, 397 Lincoln, President A., 58, 218, 287, 290 Little Calf Pasture, 327, 328 Little North Mountain, 368, 407, 429, 430 Little River Pike, 129 Little Washington,