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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
e thence on Richmond. Before he would allow McClellan, however, to begin the transfer, the Potomac Banks occupied Harper's Ferry. Soon after, McClellan began the movements on his other wing, that hought any attack from Jackson impending. McClellan's report. A few days later, the sensitivenesps. McClellan had left over 70,000 men McClellan's report. for the defence of Washington and sition of the Federal troops in the Valley. McClellan is calling for more troops, and complaining rd to Washington, and the urgent requests of McClellan and McDowell, that the latter's corps shouldwn the Fredericksburg railroad to unite with McClellan before Richmond. On Friday, May 23d, the veSee McDowell's testimony before referred to. McClellan was informed of the contemplated movement anfrom that direction and would have increased McClellan's available force by from forty to fifty per his part of covering the Federal capital in McClellan's great campaign. While a large part of the[25 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The death of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart. (search)
s and friends. We learn from the physicians in attendance upon the General, that his condition during the day was very changeable, with occasional delirium and other unmistakable symptoms of speedy dissolution. In the moments of delirium the General's mind wandered, and, like the immortal Jackson (whose spirit, we trust, his has joined), in the lapse of reason his faculties were busied with the details of his command. He reviewed, in broken sentences, all his glorious campaigns around McClellan's rear on the Peninsula, beyond the Potomac, and upon the Rapidan, quoting from his orders and issuing new ones to his couriers, with a last injunction to make haste. About noon, Thursday, President Davis visited his bedside, and spent some fifteen minutes in the dying chamber of his favorite chieftain. The President, taking his hand, said, General, how do you feel? He replied, Easy, but willing to die, if God and my country think I have fulfilled my destiny and done my duty. As even
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The wounding and death of General J. E. B. Stuart-several errors corrected. (search)
his utter inability to be with her; but in his letters be expressed the most beautiful Christian resignation and his perfect willingness to meet the same great change whenever his Maker should call. The world knows little of the circumstances which led to and immediately followed the wounding of General J. E. B. Stuart, at Yellow Tavern, in May, 1864. Some have pretended to tell what they saw ; but the truth has been painfully distorted. The account given below was written by Major H. B. McClellan to Mrs. Stuart, not long after the General's death. The incidents of the charge in which the General received his wound were related to the Major by Captain Dorsey, of the Maryland company, First Virginia cavalry, who was by the General's side at the time. Major A. R. Venable, a member of the staff, was with him also almost immediately afterwards, and remained by him until the last. Major McClellan says: We reache the vicinity of the Yellow Tavern that morning about ten o'
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
orthy hands. The Kentucky Branch of the Southern Historical Society was organized at Lexington, on the 9th of December, by the election of the following officers: Acting President--General William Preston. Vice-Presidents--James O. Harrison, J. Stoddard Johnston, General John S. Williams, General Basil W. Duke and General Joseph Lewis. Secretary — James A. Headly. Treasurer--Major R. S. Bullock. Executive Committee--Prof. J. D. Pickett, Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge, Major H. B. McClellan, J. R. Morton, Esq.; Major John R. Viley, J. Soule Smith, Esq.; F. K. Hunt, Esq.; Major P. P. Johnston, Major B. G. Thomas, J. P. Metcalf, Esq.; G. W. Ranck, Esq.; Colonel C. C. Morgan, Lee Bradley, Esq., and James A. Grinstead, Esq. The following plan of organization was adopted: This Society shall be known as the Kentucky branch of the Southern Historical Society, and its object is to collect for the archives of the Parent Society such historical material relating to the Conf
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
al Stuart in camp and Field, by Colonel J. E. Cooke; Lee and Grant in the Wilderness, by General C. M. Wilcox; Lee in Pennsylvania, by General James Longtreet; Lee's West Virginia campaign, by General A. L. Long; Morgan's Indiana and Ohio raid, by General Basil W. Duke; Mr. Lincoln and the force bill, by Hon. A. R. Boteler; Stonewall Jackson and his men, by Major H. Kyd Douglas; Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign, by Colonel William Allan; The battle of Fleetwood, by Major H. B. McClellan; The Black horse cavalry, by Colonel John Scott; The burning of Chambersburg, by General John McCausland; The campaign in Pennsylvania, by Colonel W. H. Taylar; The career of General A. P. Hill, by Hon. William E. Cameron; The Dalton-Atlanta operations, by General Joseph E. Johnston; The exchange of prisoners, by Judge Robert Ould; The last Confederate surrender, by Lieutenant-General R. Taylor; The Mistakes of Gettysburg, by General James Longstreet; The morale of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign. (search)
e Potomac at Williamsport. It would be gratifying, and in accordance with my sense of justice, to mention the acts of individual courage which came under my own observation and which have been reported to me, but as the exhibition of this virtue was the general rule, I should do injustice to many if I attempted it. I am, Major, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Gordon, Brigadier-General. Report of Brigadier-General Wade Hampton. Columbia, August 13, 1863. Major McClellan, Assistant Adjutant-General: Major — I avail myself of the first opportunity at which I am able to do so to send in a report of the part taken by my brigade during the battle of Gettysburg. The previous operations of the brigade shall be embodied in a subsequent report as soon as I am well enough to make it out. I send the present report, as I deem it important that it should go in at the earliest moment. The brigade was stationed, on the 2d of July, at Hunterstown, five miles to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.61 (search)
outh to do anything tending to the defeat of McClellan. They argued thus: Peace may be made . Again, your showing a preference for McClellan will aid him, increase the desire and disposventy--with whom I have conversed. They say McClellan was nominated for his availability. On thncoln will be elected on these grounds: That McClellan has at West Point and Ticonderoga declared futh; that the platform is in accordance with McClellan's speeches and does not commit him to peace,m betrayed them for the promise of a seat in McClellan's Cabinet; that Lincoln's election will prodd of the peace men who support or who oppose McClellan's election. Perhaps our true policy is toected. By declaring for Lincoln rather than McClellan, we may divide the friends of the latter intDemocracy of the North who will not vote for McClellan, and that they may put up some other candidahe North. It is thought those events caused McClellan to ignore the platform, or the construction [4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Foreign recognition of the Confederacy — letter from Honorable James Lyons. (search)
was sent here (by Mr. Seward) with a view to make peace — in Seward's slang, to save the life of the nation. In the course of a day's discussion in my library, he asked me a great many questions; among others, the question: Can you whip McClellan? who was then lying with an army of two hundred thousand men within six miles of Richmond, confronted by General Lee. I told him, in reply, that I felt sure we could and would, and if the Emperor of the French would open the ports and keep them open we would march to New York and not ask the loan of a man or a dollar. With great animation he sprang to his feet and said in French: If such be the temper of your people, you are invincible. But why do you think you will whip McClellan? I answered, Because the President and General Lee tell me they believe we will. Then he added, But do you know how many men are bearing upon Richmond? I replied, The President thinks there are two hundred thousand. General Lee thinks no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--full report of General J. E. B. Stuart. (search)
port of operations after Gettysburg, which we found, in his own hand writing, among his papers which Mrs. Stuart kindly turned over to us, and which was all we could obtain at the time. We are now able, through the kindness of our friend Major H. B. McClellan, of the staff of the old cavalry corps, to give our readers the full text of this important report of the great campaign.] headquarters cavalry division, army of Northery Virginia, August 20th, 1863. To Colonel R. H. Chilton, Chief oer from Prussia, who so early espoused our cause — was disabled in Fauquier, so as to deprive me of his valuable services on the expedition; but it is hoped the command will not long be deprived of his inspiring presence on the field. Major Henry B. McClellan, my Adjutant-General, was constantly at my side, and with his intelligence, ready pen and quick comprehension, greatly facilitated the discharge of my duties. The untiring energy, force of character and devotion to duty of Major A. R.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
nemy explode immediately over and around this house. It could not have been undesigned. Colonel Lane, with the Twenty-eighth regiment, has rejoined the brigade, but I have not received his report of the engagement he had with the enemy. As soon as received, it will be forwarded to you. My loss (exclusive of Colonel Lane's command) was sixty-six killed and one hundred and seventy-seven wounded. An entire division was engaged against me, and, as you are aware, a large part of General McClellan's army were in supporting distance. The officers and men of my command conducted themselves in a very handsome manner, both in the engagement and in the march. The enemy may have captured stragglers enough to offset the prisoners we took from them in the open field, but they took no body of my troops. Twice during the day the enemy were driven back, the last time taking shelter behind a ditch bank at the edge of the woods. From this position I did not succeed in driving them.
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