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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 204 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 144 2 Browse Search
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 II. 113 11 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 93 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 73 3 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 60 12 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 60 6 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 55 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 51 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 42 18 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the army; and, save in defense of my native State, I hope I may never be called upon to draw my sword. Two days before he had been unreservedly tendered, on behalf of President Lincoln, the command of the Union army then immediately to be put in the field in front of Washington—the command shortly afterward held by General McDowell. So thought and spoke and wrote and acted Robert E. Lee, in April, 1861. He has, for the decision thus reached, been termed by some a traitor, a deserter, almost an apostate, and consigned to the avenging pen of History. I cannot so see it; I am confident posterity will not so see it. The name and conditions being changed, those who uttered the words of censure, invoking the avenging pen, did riot so see it—have not seen it so. Let us appeal to the record. What otherwise did Geor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
men shook hands and cried out: Bully for us! Bravo! Didn't I tell you so? Later in the day, however, these sanguine claims were changed to tones of dismay. The Black horses had made their appearance and created such consternation among McDowell's men that they were magnified into thousands. Another glimpse of the black horsemen was followed by shouts from the terrified Federals, Cavalry! Cavalry! Then some one raised their fears by remarking, There will be cavalry after them soon enough; 20,000 of the best horsemen in the world in old Virginia. The ensuing pandemonium has few parallels in warfare, and above the din could be heard the voices of McDowell's men, We are whipped! Whipped like h—l! In the famous charge at the battle of Williamsburg, with all the color-bearers and buglers at the head of the column, with not a saber or pistol drawn in the whole regiment, and impeded by a dense wood, where they had run into the mouth of McClellan's army of 50,000 strong, th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
e the close of the Civil war to know that the army of General McDowell, on the 21st day of July, 1861, composed of several t General Winfield Scott was too old to command, hence General McDowell was in charge of the United States troops on the 21sdispatches. General Scott to McClellan, July 18: McDowell yesterday drove the enemy beyond Fairfax Courthouse. He ohnston has amused Patterson and reinforced Beauregard. McDowell this morning forcing the passage of Bull Run. In two houly 21: Put your troops on the alert. Bad news from McDowell's army; not credited by me. Captain Alexander to Washington: General McDowell's army in full retreat. The day is lost. Save Washington and the remnants of this army. The routed troops will not reform. General Scott to McDowell: Under the circumstances it seems best to return to thee enemy and taking three of his batteries, a panic seized McDowell's army and it is in full retreat on the Potomac. A most