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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
rominence in the national councils. If John B. Floyd was secretary of war, Winfield Scott was at the head of the army. Torn by conflicting feelings, Virginia, stillare impressed on the military records of our Civil War, indelibly impressed—Winfield Scott, George Henry Thomas and Robert Edward Lee; the last, most deeply. Of theg circumstances—in a word of human environment, moral, material, intellectual. Scott or Thomas or Lee, being as he was, and things being as things were, could not decide otherwise than as he did decide. Consider them in order; Scott first: A Virginian by birth, early associations and marriage, Scott, at the breaking-out of Scott, at the breaking-out of the Civil War, had not lived in his native State for forty years. Not a planter, he held no broad acres and owned no slaves. Essentially a soldier, he was a citizenn to the choice of Hercules—the parting of those terrible ways of 1861. Like Scott and Lee, Thomas was a Virginian; but, again, there are Virginians and Virginian<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
f troops and seeing everything that was to be seen about a large army. General Winfield Scott was too old to command, hence General McDowell was in charge of the Un campaign against Richmond; these extracts are from official dispatches. General Scott to McClellan, July 18: McDowell yesterday drove the enemy beyond Fairl be no delay to prevent them sharing the honors of the expected battle General Scott to McClellan, July 21, A. M: Johnston has amused Patterson and reinfoill turn the Manassas Junction and storm it to-day with superior force. General Scott to the commanding officer at Baltimore, July 21: Put your troops on tgton 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 the l has sustained a terrible defeat and has degenerated into an armed mob. General Scott to General McClellan, July 22, 1 A. M: After fairly beating the enemy