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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 11 3 Browse Search
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untersville line. After spending a few days at Monterey inspecting the troops and gathering information, General Loring, on the 1st of August, rode to the front, accompanied by his staff, Col. Carter Stevenson, assistant adjutant-general; Maj. A. L. Long, chief of artillery; Capt. James L. Corley, chief quartermaster; Capt. R. G. Cole, chief commissary; Lieut. H. M. Matthews, aide-de-camp, and Col. W. M. Starke, volunteer aide-de-camp. Most of these officers subsequently became distinguisheich they surmounted every difficulty, driving in and capturing the enemy's pickets on the fronts examined and exhibiting that readiness for attack, gives assurance of victory when a fit opportunity offers. R. E. Lee, General Commanding. Gen. A. L. Long, in his Memoirs, referring to Colonel Rust's attack of September 12th, writes: It was anxiously expected from early dawn throughout the day. On every side was continuously heard, What has become of Rusty Why don't he attack? Rust must h
and to those of Johnston and Pemberton in Mississippi, so that these two armies might be strong enough to strike efficient and simultaneous blows on the great Federal armies that opposed them, leaving local defenses to the local soldiery. His pleadings were unheeded, but he continued resolutely to prepare for another campaign, apprehensive lest Hooker's vastly superior numbers might possibly force him back to the trenches around Richmond. Lee's plan of campaign, as he detailed it to Col. A. L. Long, of his staff, in his tent in the rear of Fredericksburg, was to maneuver Hooker from his almost unreachable stronghold between the Rappahannock and the Potomac, and bring him to battle at Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, in the Great valley, or at York or Gettysburg in the Piedmont region of the same State, thus transferring the destructive agencies of war to northern soil, where he could readily subsist his army on the country; and by a decisive victory cause the evacuation of Washington
ntly encountered should have taught him, the spirit of the men that, under Lee, confronted him. The shifting about of troops in the Federal lines, on the 11th, led Lee to the conclusion that Grant was about to draw back from the Spottsylvania Court House field of combat; so he made preparations to meet any new movement he might attempt by ordering all the artillery, placed in difficult positions, to be withdrawn to where it could be quickly assembled for marching. Obeying this order, General Long withdrew the guns from the northern portion of the great salient, so that Edward Johnson's division, at its apex, was left on guard with only muskets and two pieces of artillery. Near midnight, of the 11th-12th of May, Johnson discovered, through the dense foggy mist then prevailing, that the Federal troops were massing in his front, and asked General Ewell to have the supporting artillery returned. Not fully realizing the importance of time under the existing conditions, Ewell gave ord
Fishersville. On the 24th, the brigades of Jackson, Imboden and McCausland met the advance of the Federal cavalry on the Liberty Mills road, northwest of Gordonsville, destroying the stores there collected, and breaking General Lee's line of supply over the Virginia Central railroad. This engagement closed the contentions of General Early with the Federals for the year 1864. He then established his headquarters at Staunton, put Wharton's division in winter cantonment near Fishersville; Long's artillery battalion went into camps near Waynesboro, the rest of the artillery that had been with Early having gone to Richmond. Early located remnants of his war-worn cavalry in small camps in Piedmont, in the Valley, and in the Appalachia, far out to the front, to the east, northeast, north and northwest, where forage could be had for their horses, and where they could prevent incursions of the enemy and give Early intelligence of any forward movements. Signal stations were located and
at Blacksburg. He resigned this position after five years service. For several years he has been engaged in the official compilation of the records of the war, at Washington, D. C. Brigadier-General Armistead Lindsay long Brigadier-General Armistead Lindsay Long was born in Campbell county, Va., September 13, 1827. He was educated at the United States military academy, with graduation in the class of 1850, and promotion to brevet second lieutenant of artillery. He served in garrison atThroughout the disasters which befell Early's army in the Shenandoah valley, subsequently, his artillery corps behaved with a steadfast gallantry and unfaltering courage that elicited the unbounded praise of the lieutenant-general commanding. General Long was with the Shenandoah army at the final disaster at Waynesboro and afterward accompanied Gordon's corps in the withdrawal from Richmond, participated in its engagements in April, 1865, and finally was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
stimate the number from my brigade to have been at least three-fourths of the entire force. I commanded a North Carolina brigade from the battle of Sharpsburg to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and during that time, with the single exception of the Thirty-seventh regiment at Jericho Ford, my entire command always behaved most gallantly, and won for themselves an enviable army reputation. James H. Lane, Late Brigadier-General, C. S. A. General Early's Valley campaign. by General A. L. Long, Chief of artillery Second corps, Army Northern Virginia. [The following paper, now amended, originally appeared in this serial in March, 1877 (Vol. III, No. 3, pp. 112, 122 inclusive). Unintentionally, due credit was not then given several highly meritorious officers and their commands for efficient service rendered in the momentous campaign treated of, whilst some essential incidents were omitted. The natural desire of the gallant author to rectify the deficiencies in his narra
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
vocate and an ex-member of Confederate Congress; Colonel Daniel G. Fowle, a true Confederate, and, at the time of his sudden death, occupying the gubernatorial chair of North Carolina; and Brigadier-General John R. Cooke, of Missouri, accredited by official appointment to the Old North State, have all succumbed to the attack of the Black Knight with visor down, whose onset none may successfully resist. On the second day succeeding the delivery of this address, April 29th, Brigadier-General Armistead Lindsay Long, late Chief of Artillery of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, and the military biographer of General Robert E. Lee, Crossed the river, and rested with his immortal Chief. Laying to heart the lesson of this Memorial season, and remembering that we, too, are powerless to elude Mortality's strong hand, let us, my friends, contemplate with composure and anticipate with philosophic resignation the advent of the inevitable hour. If it be not now, yet it will
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
s bloody day. * * * * Rodes and Ramseur were destined, alas! in a few short months, to lay down their noble lives in the Valley of Virginia. There was no victor's chaplet more highly prized by the Roman soldier than that woven of the grass of early spring. Then let the earliest flowers of May be always intertwined in the garlands which the pious hands of our fair women shall lay on the tombs of Rodes and Ramseur, and of the gallant dead of the battle of twenty hours at Spotsylvania. General Long, in his Life of Lee, puts the name of Ramseur in the van of those who rushed into this angle of death and hurled back the Federals' most savage sallies. During the long and fierce struggle I saw soldiers place the arms of their comrades who had just fallen in such a position as when they had become stiffened they would hold the cartridges we were using. Yes, fighting and exhausted, amidst blood and mud and brains, they would sit on the bodies of their fallen comrades for rest, and dared
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General John Rogers Cooke. (search)
onths four sons of the Mother-State, whose valor and prestige in the ensanguined field was as prevailing as their dutiful lives as citizens have been useful and inspiring, have been relieved from earthly service. The roll is: 1891—January 21st, at Richmond, Va., Brigadier-General Burkett Davenport Fry; March 21st, at Washington, D. C., General Joseph Eggleston Johnston; April 9th, at Richmond, Va., Brigadier-General John Rogers Cooke; April 29th, at Charlottesville, Va., Brigadier-General Armistead Lindsay Long—chieftains of the war for Southern Independence—called to pass over the river, and rest Death conquers all! Yet, mortality has put on immortality! Immortality reigns! The names and deeds of these heroes are deathless! Of three of these citizen-soldiers there is record in the preceding pages. Of the remaining one—pithily characterized as upright, downright General Cooke—memorial is merited. With a nature whose ingeniousness was infectuous, the transparent earnestn
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
hday at Richmond, 133; Petersburg. 148; Portsmouth, 150; Alexandria, 151; Norfolk, 152; Fredericksburg, 153; Atlanta, Ga., 153; Baltimore, Md.. 15; New York City, 157; war horses of, 388. Lee Camp, Action on the Death of Gen. J. E. Johnston, 159 Lee. Gen. W. H. F., 126. Ledlie. Gen., 53, 26. Letcher, Gov., John, Burning of the home of, 393. Lincoln County, N. C., Birth-place of heroes, 223. Littlepage, Capt. H. B., 364. Loehr, Col. Charles T., on Point Lookout., 97. Long, Gen. A. L., Death of, 81. Lovenstein, Hon., Wm., 364. McCabe, Capt., W. Gordon, Addresses by, 22, 35, 37, 153. McGuire, Dr., Hunter, 249. Mcllvane, Bishop C. P., 371. McKinney, Gov. P. W., Address of, 142. McMaster, Col. F. W., 36 McRae. Gen. Wm., 325. Mahone's Brigade, 3, 4; time of charge of, at the Crater, 33, 61. Malvern Hill, Battle of, account of by Geo. S. Bernard, 56; Gen. McGruder's, 58, 62; Gen. Lee's, 62: Gen. F. J. Porter on, 64; Gen. McClellan, 65; Gen. Couch, 66;
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