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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 104 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 77 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 70 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 53 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 39 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 37 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 31 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 25 1 Browse Search
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert 25 1 Browse Search
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them without their own consent, the freedom of those born after a certain date, etc. I was always prepared to make it one of the essential conditions of peace that slavery should be abolished within a fixed and reasonable period. Had the arrangements of the terms of peace been in my hands I should certainly have insisted on this. During the autumn of 1861, after arriving in Washington, I discontinued the practice of returning fugitive slaves to their owners. In Western Virginia, after Pegram's surrender, when I had been directed to parole the prisoners, I collected the large number of negro slaves captured with their masters, and gave them their choice as to returning with the latter, remaining in camp under pay as laborers, or going North. With one or two exceptions they decided to return with their masters. From that time forward I never returned a negro slave to his master, although many such requisitions were made on me. I followed the principle that there could be no slav
orning at daylight, rode on horseback sixty miles to the nearest railway station, and took the cars to Wheeling, where I found my wife awaiting me, and then proceeded to Washington, which I reached on the 26th of July, 1861. Immediately after the affair of Rich Mountain I was instructed by Gen. Scott to release upon parole all the prisoners I had taken, with the exception of such as had left the United States service with the evident intention of joining that of the secessionists. Col. John Pegram and a surgeon (Dr. Campbell) were the only ones who came under the latter category; and the order was promptly carried out in regard to the others. From the moment the prisoners came into my hands they were treated with the utmost kindness. The private baggage of the officers was restored to them whenever it could be found. The men, most of whom were starving when they surrendered, were at once fed; the same care was extended to their wounded as to our own. All of them were unanimous
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them., Chapter 3: private letters of Gen. McClellan to his wife. [June 21 to July 21, 1861.] (search)
a flower from a bouquet the poor thing gave me. Telegram--July 13, 1861.--Success complete. Enemy routed. Lost everything he had — guns, tents, wagons, etc. Pegram was in command. We lost but 10 killed and 35 wounded. Garnett has abandoned his camp between this and Philippi, and is in full retreat into Eastern Virginia. I hope still to cut him off. All well. July 13, Huttonsville. Since you last heard from me I received from Pegram a proposition to surrender, which I granted. L. Williams went out with an escort of cavalry and received him. He surrendered, with another colonel, some 25 officers, and 560 men. . . . I do not think the enemy in ld painters dreamed of but never realized. . . . I find that the prisoners are beyond measure astonished at my humanity towards them. The bearer of the flag from Pegram reached me about five this morning. He had been two days without food. I at once gave him some breakfast, and shortly after gave him a drink of whiskey; as he d
gn delayed, advance, plans, 53 ; treatment of prisoners, 56, 62 ; popular enthusiasm, 57, 59, 60; preparations, 57 ; fighting doubtful, his desire, 59 ; great responsibility. Western troops, 60; complimented by Scott, Rich Mountain, 61, 63, 64 ; Pegram captured, press and telegraph, 64; Kanawha plans, confidence of troops, short-term troops, 65 ; summoned to Washington, 55. At Washington, 1861 : Takes command, 67, 82 ; reorganizes, 69, 71, 113, 198 ; confidence, provost-guard, order to troop8. Palmer, Gen. I. N., 379, 380. Paris, Comte de, 145, 146, 311, 575. Parke, Gen. J. G., 244, 245. Patrick, Gen. M. R., 133, 581. Patterson, Gen. R., 40, 47, 54, 74. Peck, Gen. J. J., 81; at Fair Oaks, 379, 380, 382 ; Maryland, 625. Pegram, Col. J., 55, 62. Pelissier, Gen. A., message to French emperor, 279. Peninsular campaign, army advanced, 224; route, 227; transportation, 235. 237, 251, 257, cost 238; reduced force. 241, 268 ; naval plans, 247, 269, force 247, failure 264, 269