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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
r of men. This was especially so with regard to women, to whom his conduct was that of a preux chevalier, the most chivalric and courteous; and, having no daughters of his own, he turned with the tenderest affection to the daughters of his brother Robert.-His public service of more than thirty years in the navy of the United States is well known. He entered it as a boy of fifteen, and faithfully served his country by land and sea in many climes and on many oceans. He was in Japan with Commodore Perry, commanding his flagship, when that inaccessible country was practically opened to the commerce of the world. He was Commandant of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and afterward in command of the navy yard at Philadelphia. When the war of secession began he was stationed in Washington, but when Virginia seceded he did not hesitate to abandon the comforts and security of the present and ambitions of the future and cast his lot with his native State in a war which, from the very nature
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
ny season terminated the campaign in this section. In a letter dated Sewell Mountain, October 7, 1861, General Lee tells Mrs. Lee that at the time of the reception of her letter the enemy was threatening an attack, which was continued till Saturday night, when, under cover of darkness and our usual mountain mist, he suddenly withdrew. Your letter, with the socks, was handed to me when I was preparing to follow. I could not at the time attend to either, but I have since; and as I found Perry [his colored servant from Arlington] in desperate need, I bestowed a couple of pairs on him as a present from you; the others I have put in my trunk, and suppose they will fall to the lot of Meredith [a colored servant from the White House], into the state of whose hose I have not yet inquired. Should any sick man require them first he shall have them, but Meredith will have no one near to supply him but me, and will naturally expect that attention. The water is almost as bad here as in th
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
orts for thinking of them. A kind lady-Mrs. Sallie Braxton Slaughter--of Fredericksburg, sent me a mattress, some catsup, and preserves during the snowstorm. You must thank Miss Norvell [Caskie] for her nice cake, which I enjoyed very much. I had it set out under the pines the day after its arrival, and assembled all the young gentlemen [of his staff] around it; and though I told them it was a present from a beautiful young lady, they did not leave a crumb. I want a good servant badly. Perry [an old Arlington servant] is very willing, and I believe does as well as he can. You know he is very slow and inefficient, and moves very like his father Lawrence. He is also very fond of his blankets in the morning — the time I most require him. I hope he will do well when he leaves me, and get in the service of some good person who will take care of him. On the 8th of January he again makes reference to the Arlington servants, and says: I executed the deed of manumission sent me by Mr
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
tainly have endeavored to have thrown them north of the Potomac; but thousands were barefooted, thousands with fragments of shoes, and all without overcoats, blankets, or warm clothing. I could not bear to expose them to certain suffering on an uncertain issue. The Union troops around Warrenton waited for the railroad which the Confederates had torn up to be repaired. From Camp Rappahannock, October 28, 1863, the General said to Mrs. Lee: I moved yesterday into a nice pine thicket, and Perry is to-day engaged in constructing a chimney in front of my tent which will make it warm and comfortable. I have no idea when F. [his son, W. H. F. Lee] will be exchanged. The Federal authorities still resist all exchanges, because they think it is to our interest to make them. Any desire expressed on our part for the exchange of any individual magnifies the difficulty, as they at once think some great benefit is to result to us from it. His detention is very grievous to me, and, besides,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
een dangerously wounded at Petersburg, and the brigade was commanded by Colonel G. E. Tayloe. This officer sent Colonel Herman H. Perry, his adjutant general, to meet the flag, who advanced some distance from his lines, and met a very handsomely dressed officer, who introduced himself as General Seth Williams, of General Grant's staff. Perry's worn Confederate uniform and slouch hat did not compare favorably by moonlight with the magnificence of Williams's, but, being six feet high and a finhe drew himself up proudly, as if perfectly satisfied with his personal exterior. After I had introduced myself, says Perry, he felt in his side pocket for documents, as I thought, but the document was a very nice-looking silver flask, as well a if I had offered what I could, it would have taken my corn. Grant's note to Lee being then transferred from Williams to Perry, the Confederate colonel and Federal general bowed profoundly to each other and separated. On the morning of the 9th
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
, 86. Peck, General, 243. Pegram, General, John, 114, 115, 369. Pelham, Major, John, killed, 242. Pender's North Carolina brigade, 252. Pendleton, Edmund, 80. Pendleton, General W. N., 260, 276, 302, 293, 414. Perote, castle of, 40. Perry, Colonel Herman H., 390. Perry, Commodore Matthew C., 18. Petersburg battery, 358. Petersburg nearly lost, 348; mine exploded, 357; evacuated, 379. Pettigrew, General, 270; killed, 307. Pickett, General, 225; mentioned, 288; charge aPerry, Commodore Matthew C., 18. Petersburg battery, 358. Petersburg nearly lost, 348; mine exploded, 357; evacuated, 379. Pettigrew, General, 270; killed, 307. Pickett, General, 225; mentioned, 288; charge at Gettysburg, 294; defeated, 296; mentioned, 376, 421, 422. Pierce, Franklin, 96. Pillow, General Gideon J., 38, 47. Pipe Creek, Pa., 273. Pleasonton, General, 210, 254, 263. Plymouth Rock, 83. Polk, James K., 32. Pope, General John, 173, 177, 180, 184, 186, 191, 193. Pope's Creek Church, 6, 48. Porter, General, Fitz John, 103, 140, Porter, Major, Giles, 61. Porteus, Bishop, 7. Pottawattamies, massacre of, 75. Powers Hill, Gettysburg, 290. Prince Edward Court House, 387