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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 82 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 62 6 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. 32 32 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 19 1 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. 14 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 8 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 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. 8 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
he two was respectively passed at Mount Vernon and Arlington, the same river rolling at their feet, while the othe daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, of Arlington, and Robert E. Lee, were married on the 30th of Ju They had known each other when she was a child at Arlington and he a young boy in Alexandria, some eight milesnd trousseau are in happy oblivion. Beautiful old Arlington was in all her glory that night. The stately manswife. A fine horse carried him every morning from Arlington to his Washington office and back every evening. hind him on horseback one evening on his return to Arlington. Macomb accepted the invitation, and the two gayland Michigan. Two years afterward he bade adieu to Arlington to obey an order to proceed to St. Louis to make efriends of those who perform them. Mr. Custis, of Arlington, was properly concerned about the claims to honorahigh appreciation of its commander. He wrote from Arlington, June 30, 1848, to his brother of the navy: H
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
be so, and that you and particularly all at Arlington and our friends elsewhere are well. The stethers? I hope you had a joyous Christmas at Arlington, and that it may be long and often repeated.ording to our own notions. Mr. Custis, of Arlington, was very fond of cats, and his large yellowthe Long Bridge. [Spans the Potomac between Arlington and Washington.] It will be an injury to theld pounce upon a kid as Tom Tita [the cat at Arlington] would on a mouse, and would whistle like a s father-in-law, Mr. Custis, recalled him to Arlington in the fall of that year; but he returned ast posterity. These articles were taken from Arlington, General McClellan writes, and put into the onel Lee was enjoying the hospitality of his Arlington home; having asked for the second furlough, ert Ould, and Lee returned to Washington and Arlington, and in a short time was again on his way to Once more, and for the last time, he was with his family under the roof of stately old Arlington. [1 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
ed and well-fed negroes ever existed than those at Arlington. He would not have fought to preserve slavery; he he was wrestling with this disturbing question at Arlington his old commander, Scott, just across the river, whis Rubicon was crossed, for the resignation Arlington, Washington City P. O., April 20, 1861. Honorable n of his feelings upon so momentous a subject: Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861. General: Since my interviewat time a commander in the United States Navy: Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861. my dear brother Smith: The e. It was necessary now to bid farewell to old Arlington, where so many happy memories of the past had cluster from General Lee to his wife, who was still at Arlington, April 30, 1861, tells her that he is glad to hearyou had better prepare all things for removal from Arlington — that is, plate, pictures, etc., and be prepared ay adopt I can not conjecture. And Mrs. Lee, from Arlington, May 5, 1861 , sent the following note to General
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
asion of Virginia. On the 24th of May the advance guard of the Federal army occupied the heights of Washington, with Arlington, the former home of General Lee, as headquarters, as well as all the country stretching down the Potomac eight miles beothers. His letter to Mrs. Lee, in reply to one received from her, addressed to the commander of the Federal forces at Arlington, has the ring of the pure metal, and is as follows: headquarters, departments Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, May 30Arlington, May 30, 1861. Mrs. R. E. Lee. Madam: Having been ordered by the Government to relieve Major-General Sanford in command of this Department, I had the honor to receive this morning your letter of to-day addressed to him at this place. With respect to the occupation of Arlington by the United States troops I beg to say it has been done by my predecessor with every regard for the preservation of the place, I am here temporarily in camp on the grounds, preferring this to sleeping in the house under t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
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 the mountains I left. There was a d
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
, Featherstone, D. R. Jones, Toombs, Drayton, and Evans, to Gordonsville, and on the same day Hood, with his own and Whiting's brigades, was sent to the same place. Two days afterward-namely, August 15th-General Lee proceeded in person to join Longstreet and Jackson. He was distressed at being deprived of the services of Richmond, his cheval de bataille, in the approaching campaign. His favorite riding mare was a sorrel called Grace Darling. When the war began he had her sent down from Arlington to the White House. He writes that he heard of Grace. She was seen bestridden by some of the Federal soldiers, with her colt by her side, and adds that he could have been better resigned to many things than that. I have also lost my horse Richmond. (Presented to him by some citizens of Richmond.) He died Thursday. I had ridden him the day before. He seemed in the morning as well as ever; but I discovered in the evening he was not well. I thought he was merely distressed by the heat,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
es in front of his capital to the redoubts of the capital of his enemy. Richmond had been relieved; Washington was threatened. He could not hope with prospect of success to attack the combined armies of Pope and McClellan in their intrenchments on the Virginia side of the Potomac, for behind them they could fight two soldiers where he could bring only one in front of them. Apart from these difficulties a wide and unfordable river rolled between Virginia and Washington. His residence at Arlington had made him familiar with the topography of that section. He had but two alternatives: One, to withdraw his army and take up a line farther back in Virginia, rest and recruit his army, and patiently wait, as was done after the first battle of Manassas, till his antagonist should again assume the offensive. The other, to continue the active prosecution of the campaign and fight another battle while he had the prestige of victory and his enemy the discomfiture of defeat. He determined to
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
r 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 wild them. I fear there are others among the White House lot which I did not discover. As to the attacks of the Northern papers, I do not mind them, and do not think it wise to make the publication you suggest. If all the names of the people at Arlington and on the Pamunkey are not embraced in the deed I have executed, I should like a supplementary deed to be drawn up containing all those omitted. They are all entitled to their freedom, and I wish to give it to them. Those that have been.carr
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
and Lee for some weeks, with reduced forces, simply observed each other. From his camp near Orange Court House, August 23, 1863, General Lee wrote Mrs. Lee that he hears his son is doing well, is walking about, and has everything he wants except his liberty. You may see that a distinguished arrival at Washington is chronicled in the papers of that city-Miss Catherine Burke. She is reported to have given interesting accounts of the Lee family. (This was one of the colored servants from Arlington.) My camp is near Mr. Erasmus Taylor's house, who has been very kind in contributing to our comfort. His wife sends us every day buttermilk, loaf bread, ice, and such vegetables as she has. I can not get her to desist, though I have made two special visits to that effect. All the brides have come on a visit to the army-Mrs. Ewell, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Heth, etc. General Meade's army is north of the Rappahannock, along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. He is very quiet. And again, Septem
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
distributed to the army, the general writes: Yesterday afternoon three little girls walked into my room, each with a small basket. The eldest carried some fresh eggs laid by her own hens; the second, some pickles made by her mother; the third, some pop corn which had grown in her garden. They were accompanied by a young maid with a block of soap made by her mother. They were the daughters of a Mrs. Nottingham, a refugee from Northampton County, who lived near Eastville, not far from old Arlington. The eldest of the girls, whose age did not exceed eight years, had a small wheel on which she spun for her mother, who wove all the cloth for her two brothers-boys of twelve and fourteen years. I have not had so pleasant a visit for a long time. I fortunately was able to fill their baskets with apples, which distressed poor Bryan [his steward], and begged them to bring me nothing but kisses and to keep the eggs, corn, etc., for themselves. I pray daily, and almost hourly, to our heaven
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