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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
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. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
dence of the commander in chief, and it is possible that Washington's interest was first excited because he was once supposen to this family), was subsequently Attorney General in Washington's second Cabinet. The future cavalry leader was educatee its appearance in the arena of the Revolutionary War. Washington had it formed expressly for him of equal proportions of Carolinas and the Virginias in the Southern Department, Washington wrote to Mr. John Matthews, a member of Congress from Soout of a resistance to a tax laid on distilled spirits. Washington accompanied him on the march as far as Bedford, Pa., andus as the day our war with Great Britain was declared in Washington, and the one that sealed the doom of Bonaparte on the fito the discussion by saying: My dear sir, were the great Washington alive and here, joining you in advocating it, I would stia. When the war of secession began he was stationed in Washington, but when Virginia seceded he did not hesitate to abando
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
well as Pope's Creek. Alexandria afterward became his town, as it had before been the town of Washington. The married life of the two was respectively passed at Mount Vernon and Arlington, the same did not amount to the number of whites murdered by them. From that point he was ordered to Washington and made assistant to the chief engineer, an agreeable change, for it brought him near the homgton. Macomb accepted the invitation, and the two gayly rode along the great public avenue in Washington, passing by the President's house, bowing to Cabinet officers, and behaving in rather a hilario me at this place, and sending it either by mail or some safe hand to the Engineer Office, Washington City, without any word or further direction, it will come safely to hand. I once saw in the hanount, or any concern about the distribution of favors. I know how those things are awarded at Washington, and how the President will be besieged by clamorous claimants. I do not wish to be numbered
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
e. [Spans the Potomac between Arlington and Washington.] It will be an injury to the business of maof Mrs. Washington by her first husband, was Washington's aid-de-camp at the siege of Yorktown, and her with every article I possess relating to Washington, and that came from Mount Vernon, is to remaan writes, and put into the Patent Office in Washington for safe-keeping until such times as they shand Congress should return these articles of Washington, which had been taken from his grandfather'snd the representative of the Great Father at Washington, decided to visit him, and told the interpreA battalion of marines from the navy yard at Washington was ordered to be put at his service, and thoung lieutenant of the First Cavalry, was in Washington on leave of absence, and happened to be at Atorney, Mr. Robert Ould, and Lee returned to Washington and Arlington, and in a short time was againtion. There he remained until summoned to Washington in February, 1861, reaching that city on the[1 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
of the new government, at Virginia's request, a peace conference, composed of delegates from twenty-one States, met in Washington. The Congress of the United States rejected all terms of settlement proposed by it, and the rising tide of sectional smmander, General Scott. On the 20th the die was cast; his Rubicon was crossed, for the resignation Arlington, Washington City P. O., April 20, 1861. Honorable Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. Sir: I have the honor to tender the resignationay adopt I can not conjecture. And Mrs. Lee, from Arlington, May 5, 1861 , sent the following note to General Scott in Washington: my dear General: Hearing that you desire to see the account of my husband's reception in Richmond, I have sent itl was put to work on the manufacture of arms for their troops. It was the first duty of the Federal Government to make Washington, the capital, secure. Then an army of invasion must be organized and a plan of campaign mapped out, whose objective po
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
at the most natural advance to Richmond from Washington would be along the Orange and Alexandria Raion of the railroad coming into Virginia from Washington with a branch road leading into the Valley o he could possibly spare from the defense of Washington. It was his first purpose to make a feint om from General Scott ordering him to send to Washington at once all the regular troops he had, horse fight the first battle with the army around Washington, while the army of Patterson should make thes the senior officer at that time on duty in Washington; and at two o'clock on the morning of May 21al army was to move out from the vicinity of Washington and Alexandria in four columns and give battas moving in the direction of Alexandria and Washington, with some of the freshest infantry as suppoht have produced the immediate evacuation of Washington by the Federals, the transfer of the seat of candidate. On the other hand, the day that Washington was crowded with fugitives from the Federal [6 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
rginians. It was doubtful territory, and both the Governments at Washington and at Richmond recognized the importance at an early date of senl force. In his dispatch of July 12th to the adjutant general at Washington he estimated Garnett's force at ten thousand, beginning at this tat at Manassas, McClellan was selected to command the defenses at Washington, and the day after that battle, while at Beverly, was informed by Adjutant-General Thomas, at Washington, that his presence there without delay was necessary. General William S. Rosecrans succeeded him. assumed command of the Department of Northeastern Virginia and of Washington. Being necessary to select another commanding officer for the Suse he thought the most important battles would be fought between Washington and Richmond. It was then determined that General Lee should assordinance creating them into a new State, which the Government at Washington recognized as the State of Virginia. It must be admitted that
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
lexandria, a Virginia city a few miles below Washington, where arrangements were made as rapidly as ty thousand men should be left in and around Washington for its immediate defense. He did not propoe to exchange queens, because the capture of Washington by Johnston would be attended with much greas advance on Richmond. After McClellan left Washington, the military governor, General Wadsworth, riately ordered McDowell's corps to return to Washington. With the corps of McDowell's added to McCl was directly charged with the protection of Washington, and was specially instructed in any manoeuv. There being no enemy directly threatening Washington then, McDowell wisely marched to Fredericksblast succeeded in getting orders issued from Washington for McDowell to advance to his support. Genrched and was proceeding in the direction of Washington. A Confederate commander in the Valley of Vat they were scared; that they did not think Washington was in danger of capture by Jackson, and tha[9 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
apture of Richmond to their own security at Washington. Mr. Lincoln telegraphed McClellan on June nandoah Valley and of all troops in front of Washington for the sake of the country. On the same dao should be charged with the guardianship of Washington; the other, to buckle to his side by day andted General Lee to say to the authorities at Washington that a cartel for the exchange of prisoners of strife without a compass. The safety of Washington, with which he was particularly charged, wasd was forty-seven years old when summoned to Washington. Like Lee, McClellan, and Pope, he was an e strongly advised the removal of the army to Washington. Whether to re-enforce Mc-Clellan or Pope wrdered. By which he meant up the Potomac to Washington, or up the James to McClellan, and a week af the railroad from Richmond met the one from Washington. He resolved to stop Pope, and, if possiblell Jackson was in front of the army covering Washington. Halleck's orders for the evacuation of the[5 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
as possible General Lee's further advance on Washington, renewed the engagement. He advanced Portern, was withdrawn to the intrenchments around Washington. While Pope was undoubtedly overmatched in should like to know if you feel secure about Washington should this army be destroyed. He had stillas entirely defeated and was falling back to Washington in confusion, and McClellan reports that Mr. Lincoln told him he regarded Washington as lost, and asked him to consent to accept command of all ses. He met Pope and McDowell riding toward Washington, escorted by cavalry, when the former asked l of his enemy. Richmond had been relieved; Washington was threatened. He could not hope with prosunfordable river rolled between Virginia and Washington. His residence at Arlington had made him fad that, after drawing their troops away from Washington, Lee might suddenly cross the Potomac and, widity of march for which he was noted, seize Washington, which attempt would be facilitated by its l[12 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
ttle. The morning report, dated September 20th, sent by McClellanwhich included the troops at Washington under Banks and 3,500 men at Williamsport, Frederick, and Boonsboroa — showed an aggregate preand charging him with being overcautious, did not diminish. As soon as Lincoln returned to Washington he directed Halleck to order McClellan to cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy and dis rear he could reach the Potomac near Acquia Creek, and then, by water some fifty miles, his Washington base. He divided his six corps into three grand divisions — the right, composed of the Seconded, either by the storm or by other causes, and on last Saturday he took a special steamer to Washington, to consult the military oracles at the Federal seat of Government. Sunday I heard of his beihowever, thinking so much of General Burnside's playing us such a shabby trick, running off to Washington when we were waiting for him, that I did not then miss my dinner. General Lee was surrounde
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