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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Remarks of Captain John Lamb on March 24, 1899, at Richmond, Virginia, in the Hall of R. E. Lee Camp, no. 1, C. V. In accepting, on behalf of the Camp, the portrait of General Thomas T. Munford, C. S. Cavalry. (search)
the stream, and recrossed with great difficulty by a cow-path. He informed General Jackson that the infantry could cross below the bridge, but the engineers thought that they could cross better above it. A division of infantry was therefore put in above, but, after wasting hours of valuable time, failed to effect a crossing. For an interesting page of the chapter of accidents that followed us from Gaines' Mill to Westover, see the letter of General Munford on page 80 of the Camnpaigns of Stuart, by H. B. McClellan. On page 466 of Dabney's Life of Jackson, we find these significant words: Two columns pushed with determination across the two fords, at which the cavalry of Munford passed over and returned—the one in the centre, and the other at the left—and protected in their outset by the oblique fire of a powerful artillery, so well posted on the right, would not have failed to dislodge Franklin from a position already half lost. The list of casualties would have indeed been lar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Second Manassas campaign. (search)
The Second Manassas campaign. The 2d Virginia cavalry was assigned to duty as the advance guard of Jackson's corps. McClellan, in his life of Stuart, says: Colonel Munford had seen much service in the Valley under Jackson, and had performed the same duty for him during the battles around Richmond. At Bristoe Station Jackson sent Colonel Munford to surprise and capture the place; this he succeeded in doing, dispersing a cavalry company, capturing forty-three of an infantry regiment, and killing and wounding a goodly number. He participated in the movements that culminated in the capture of Manassas Junction with a large quantity of stores, and when Ewell had to withdraw from Bristoe Station, the 2d and 5th regiments, under Munford and Rosser, covered his rear. On the 28th, 29th and 30th of July, 1862, the fights at Grovetown and Manassas occurred. There were numerous engagements of the cavalry, with only a few reports. In one of these, near the Lewis House, Robertson's brig
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland campaign. (search)
The Maryland campaign. Stuart's cavalry crossed the Potomac on the 5th of September; Fitz Lee moving on the New Market, Hampton on Hoyattstown roads, while Munford covered Sugar Loaf mountain, with his pickets extended as far as Poolesville. The 6th regiment had been detached, and the 17th battalion sent on some special duty; so that Munford had only three regiments, the 7th, 12th and 2d. On the 7th of September, Pleasanton's cavalry drove in Munford's pickets, and on the next day attaeked his command with superior numbers, driving the 12th regiment before them in some confusion. The sharp shooters of the 2d regiment checked this advance near Barnesville. On the following day, the 9th of September, occurred the fight at Monocacy Church, in which the 7th again suffered loss. On the 10th Pleasanton attacked Munford on Sugar Loaf Mountain, but was repulsed; on the 14th Franklin's corps advanced in force, and Munford retired to a point near Frederick. The critical situation of t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From the Valley to Fredericksburg. (search)
From the Valley to Fredericksburg. On the 10th of October two columns of the Federal army advanced with the view of ascertaining the position of General Lee's army. The one from Harper's Ferry, under General W. S. Hancock, was composed of 1,500 infantry, four regiments of cavalry and four pieces of artillery—numbering perhaps 5,000 men or more. This advance was opposed by Colonel Munford with a part of the 2d, 7th and 12th Virginia cavalry. He was supported by one gun of Chew s battery, and three of the Richmond Howitzers under Captain B. H. Smith, Jr. Captain Smith lost a foot in this fight, and Lieutenant H. C. Carter, of this city, was badly wounded. By one of those curious mistakes that sometimes occur, Colonel Munford mistook this Carter for J. W. Carter, who was in Chew's battery. McClellan in Life of Stuart follows this report. So, we are engaged to-night in correcting, as well as preserving, histor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From Fredericksburg, 1862, to the end of the Gettysburg campaign, July 31, 1863. (search)
tement made from memory is very nearly corroborated by McClellan in his life of Stuart. In this fight known as Fleetwood about 10,000 cavalrymen on each side, were few reports from Federal officers in these battles. In the three engagements, Stuart reports a loss of 65 killed, 279 wounded, and 166 missing. McClellan in his life of Stuart gives the Federal loss at 827. On the 12th of June General Stuart began the hazardous movement of crossing the Potomac and marching around the FederalGeneral Stuart began the hazardous movement of crossing the Potomac and marching around the Federal army. He selected Hampton's, Fitz Lee's and W. H. F. Lee's brigades, leaving those of Robertson and W. E. Jones to accompany the army into Pennsylvania. These, witons of veterans who will be tracing their history back to the men who rode with Stuart and Hampton, and marched under Lee and Jackson. The inexorable law of hereditme from, giving little attention as to where they may be going. The members of Stuart's cavalry grow weary when you speak of the Gettysburg campaign, during the long
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Valley campaign. (search)
y horse in the 3d regiment needed shoeing. As senior captain present, I was in command of the regiment, and found great difficulty in securing the detail that was made up for the Beverley raid. Out of the discussions and disagreements at Rosser's headquarters, grew the arrest and trial of Colonel Munford. He was unanimously acquitted by the court. Munford's commission as brigadier-general, according to the Confederate roster by Colonel Charles C. Jones, dated from November, 1864. General Stuart recommended him highly for the command of Robertson's brigade, and General Hampton urged his appointment to the 2d brigade. Do you inquire why the delay? I reply, West Point stood in the way. At Five Forks Munford commanded Fitz Lee's division, and bore the brunt of the attack made by Warren's corps. The records show that we killed and wounded nearly as many of Crawford's and Chamberlain's divisions as we had men. Only a day of two before the surrender we captured General Gregg and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
than in General Order No. 16, to the Army of Northern Virginia, which says: Let every soldier remember that on his courage and fidelity depends all that makes life worth living, the freedom of his country, the honor of his people and the security of his home. Could they fight for a better cause, and has not such a cause made men superhumanly brave in all ages? Did the North produce in their respective sphere men of such extraordinary military genius as Lee, Jackson, A. S. Johnston, Stuart, Forest and Mosby? No intelligent, candid, Northern man of to-day claims that it did. When I look at the snap judgments on posterity, statues to Northern generals (though most of them are Southern men) in Washington, I wonder how posterity will treat these outrages on justice. They will not find an impartial, competent military historian that will give to one of them, except, perhaps, McClellan, one particle of military genius. These, I believe, to be the true reasons for the long-delayed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
ream had given way, so that neither artillery nor wagons could cross it. General Lee was himself on the ground, and evidently considered the situation critical enough to require his personal attention. He explained his anxiety by saying that General Stuart had captured a dispatch from General Grant to General Ord, who was at Jetersville, ordering an attack early the next morning, and did not leave until he was assured that material for a new bridge was close at hand. [Major Robert W. Hunter,ginal of General Lee's note was lost in the fire which consumed General Gordon's home in 1899, but I took the precaution before giving it away to have a copy made for the Official Records of the War, in which it now appears. The mention of General Stuart's name in connection with the incident was, of course, a lapse of the pen.] The bridge was built and the artillery and wagons passed over it before morning, so that when a Federal battery was unlimbered on a hill to the southward and open
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A midnight charge [from the times-dispatch, May 16, 1904.] (search)
attle of Yellow Tavern. The adventures of General Stuart made in a scout, designed to locate the en what happened the night before the killing of Stuart. I will show that he expected the general engn most of them. I was carrying orders for General Stuart the whole day in every direction across th tell what they were about. When I rode up to Stuart he took down his glasses and turned his head, aptured the Baltimore Light Artillery, and General Stuart has been shot. I am am afraid mortally wo to my mind. I knew Company K, and I know General Stuart thought very highly of it. It was a gallan know it had a high regard for our beloved General Stuart. These statements of Mr. Oliver's and Mr.of October 23, 1903, of the Baltimore Sun. General Stuart was no doubt seen giving orders to the Firn time to make the charge. That action of General Stuart's may have been mistaken by others for ral been so many differences of opinion as to how Stuart was mortally wounded, and how he happened to b[9 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Presentation of the portrait of Lieut.-General Wade Hampton, C. S. Cavalry, [from the times-dispatch, September 16, 1904.] (search)
rn determined to strike for their liberties, their homes and firesides, their lares and penates, come weal or deeper woe. As with one voice they selected a leader, nominated him for Governor and placed the fate of South Carolina in his hands. He was virtually clothed with dictatorial power; his will was the law of his people and party. We had made South Carolina proud of him on the battlefields of Virginia, and doubly proud of him as the successor of the chivalric, farfamed and lamented Stuart, as commander of the cavalry corps of the glorified Army of Northern Virginia, and they were willing to trust their all to him. In the untried position to which he had been called he displayed the same supreme courage and superb judgment he had displayed in directing his divisions, where cannons roared and the missiles of death flew thick as hail. From county to county, city to city, town to town, and hamlet to hamlet, he went arousing the men of South Carolina, with Caucasian blood in th
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