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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The friendship between Lee and Scott. (search)
it. We have said that Lee's friendship for Scott, thus begun, grew stronger as the years went olag, and finally Francis Preston Blair (at General Scott's suggestion) was sent by Mr. Lincoln to o interview with Mr. Blair to the office of General Scott, told him of the proposition that had beend him all about it. The last interview between Scott and Lee was a very affecting one. The veteranis services during the siege of Vera Cruz, General Scott wrote: I am compelled to make special m to copy the following autograph letter of General Scott, which illustrates this point: headquarthe chief command of the army. I was with General Scott in April, 1861, when he received the resigas given me a number of incidents illustrating Scott's high opinion of Lee. On one occasion, a shoreman and another, obtained a passport from General Scott to go to Richmond, to see if they could do been realized. Men will differ as to whether Scott or Lee was right in the course which each thou[31 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
recalling some deeply interesting incidents of camp and march and battle-field, which he has promised to write out for our Papers. Major Henry T. Stanton read a very sweet poem on Lee, which we had hoped to publish in this issue, but it has been unfortunately crowded out, as is also an admirable paper read by Major Thomas W Bullit, of Louisville, in which he related incidents confirming the tender of the supreme command of the United States Army to General Lee—the high estimate which General Scott had of the best soldier he ever saw. and General Lee's freedom from nepotism. These, together with an admirable paper read by Mr. Henry L. Stone, and a deeply interesting and very valuable sketch of the Ohio raid, read by Captain Leland Hathaway, will appear in due season in our Papers. Colonel J. W. Bowles, of Louisville, made an admirable speech. The proceedings of the morning were appropriately closed with a beautiful poem written especially for the occasion by our friend Mrs. Sa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lee and Scott. (search)
d to that nomination. In the fall of 1860 General Scott, the commander of the army of the United Sy sieges very improbable. These papers General Scott enclosed to Governor Anderson, and, in a pconfined in prison in Texas. The paper of General Scott was taken from him and forwarded to Richmvements, Governor Anderson said to him: General Scott, what about Colonel Lee? General Scott of having such a captain of Engineers. General Scott then proceeded to detail an interview betwofficers of the United States army gave to General Scott a grand banquet. In the course of the banl were standing with their glasses filled, General Scott, raising his own, said, I ask you, gentlem if he did, it has escaped me. When he met General Scott, he observed that he was in a state of ununt—laboring under some very deep feeling. General Scott told him that he had just concluded a prould go with her. In relating the interview General Scott's feelings overcame him, and he sobbed alo[28 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 72 (search)
n the enemy's pickets, and forming line of battle, with Walthall's regiment (29th Mississippi) on his right, and Smith's (10th Mississippi regiment) on his left, advanced to the attack through an open field threequar-ters of a mile under fire of the enemy's artillery and small arms from behind formidable intrenchments and earthworks. For awhile the attack promised to prove a success. Walthall had reached the wide and deep ditch around Fort Craig, and was in the act of bridging it, when Colonel Scott's Louisiana cavalry, which had agreed to cooperate in the attack, came up and imprudently opened fire from an eminence about 500 yards distant, throwing shell among Walthall's men and caused them to retire. The 10th Mississippi regiment had reached a ravine wherein was an abattis of beech trees about fifty yards in front of the enemy's right, covering the bridge, and could advance no further. Protecting themselves as well as possible, they were enabled to silence the enemy's fire from
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
on to know the facts in correcting and perfecting our Roster. We purpose publishing soon others of the rosters which Colonel Scott has so carefully prepared, and with copies of which he has kindly favored us. McDonough school, McDonough P. O., Baltimore county, Md., February 3, 1883. My Dear Doctor,—I hope your publication of Colonel Scott's roster of our army may lead to perfecting it. Let me ask, Did Robertson's cavalry brigade contain the 17thVirginia battalion? In Robertson's repore artillery officers at hand (Colonel Carter for instance) give the assignment of the large number of batteries which Colonel Scott classes as miscellaneous? Some of them are, perhaps, only different names for batteries already enumerated. The artietimes exasperating in their want of precision as regards names and commands, and it is therefore not surprising that Colonel Scott despaired of placing these batteries. Truly yours, W. Allan. I think there was no such organization as 8th Vi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 77 (search)
iners' work that it was with difficulty I could keep the men at work, only doing so by making frequent changes of men. I had sent for fuses several times and waiting in the ditch to tamp a fuse preparatory to blowing up the counter mine, when Colonel Scott looked down at me and stated that it was no use, we were surrendered; that commissioners had been out all night to agree upon terms. This was the end of the extraordinary wise movement to prevent the opening of the Mississippi river. It waslated inside of the works, munitions of war were scarce, and when Grant gave Pemberton Hobson's choice of surrendering on the 4th of July or a fight, he put on his little airs, but threw up the sponge on the natal day of the republic. Taking Colonel Scott's advice I did not fire the mine, but went down to the lower city. On my way I heard the rapid gallop of horses, and on looking behind me saw General Grant and staff, and at the tail end of the staff Fred. Grant in his shirt sleeves. Genera