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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
the powerful republic of America. Here, from England, in 1665, settled the great-grandfather of thon, a United States Senator, envoy to France, England, and Spain, twice Governor of his native Statcame of an ancient and distinguished stock in England, and neither country can boast a nobler scion, they made a treaty with the Commonwealth of England, wherein Virginia was described as an Indepen Virginia two years before his restoration in England. In consequence, the motto to the Virginia Cdat Virginia quintam until after the union of England and Scotland, when it was En dat Virginia quaedit it may be added that when he returned to England, some years afterward, he gave away all the lry as a dashing dragoon in the war between Great Britain and the colonies. His boldness and activi the Council of Virginia. Bishop Porteus, of England, was her uncle. Their son Henry was born JanCommonwealth. When the war was declared with England in 1812, Henry Lee was living in Alexandria, [7 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
petition, it seems, was more than Santa Anna could stand, and he threw him into prison and kept him there over a year. The American Texans, some ten thousand in number, were indignant, and determined to resist the Mexican Emperor's authority. A war ensued, and the redoubtable Santa Anna was finally overthrown and captured at the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. Texas was later an applicant for membership to the union of American States. Her independence had been acknowledged by Great Britain, the United States, and other Powers; but Bustamente, who succeeded Santa Anna, repealed the treaty Mexico had with Texas and declared war. In the United States opinion was divided between annexation and war. President Van Buren, a citizen of New York, would not entertain annexation, while a successor-John Tyler, of Virginia-favored it. A treaty made to carry out the provisions of annexation was rejected by the Senate. In 1844 it became a party question, and by the election of James K.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
command of its colonel, Major Hardee being the only other field officer who accompanied it, Lee and Thomas being on court-martial detail. The regiment was destined for the next few years to be stationed at the various posts of western Texas, and its duty was to protect the scalp of the settler from the tomahawk of the savage. Texas has an area of two hundred and seventy-four thousand square miles, or one hundred and fifty million acres of land, and is two and a half times the area of Great Britain and Ireland. In order to watch over such a stretch of frontier it was necessary to divide the regiment up so that only a few companies occupied the same post. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee arrived in Texas in March, 1856: To Mrs. Lee he writes from San Antonio on March 20, 1856: To-morrow I leave for Fort Mason, where Colonel Johnston and six companies of the regiment are stationed. Major Hardee and four companies are in camp on the Clear Fork of the Brazos, about forty miles from Belknap
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
power. In the Declaration of Independence the colonies were not declared independent of Great Britain in a collective capacity, but each separate colony was transformed thereby into an independe independent States, and that all political connection between these States and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. Nine States, a requisite number, had approved the Ce New England States had assembled in Hartford, Conn., in 1814, to protest against the war with England because of the great damage it was inflicting on the shipping interests of that section. He mit need to maintain a federal relation with each other. Fortunately, peace was declared with Great Britain, or at that time there might have been a secession of the New England States. It was an intgraceful traffic in the colony of Virginia. Lee had read, too, Jefferson's indictment/of Great Britain for allowing the slave trade when he penned the Declaration of Independence. He knew that s
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)
irls could remain there in quiet. It is a poor place, but we could make enough corn-bread and bacon for our support, and the girls could weave us clothes. You must not build your hopes on peace on account of the United States going to war with England. Our rulers are not entirely mad, and if they find England is in earnest, and that war or a restitution of the captives Mason and Slidell. must be the consequence, they will adopt the latter. We must make up our minds to fight our battles aEngland is in earnest, and that war or a restitution of the captives Mason and Slidell. must be the consequence, they will adopt the latter. We must make up our minds to fight our battles and win our independence alone. No one will help us. In still another letter from the same place the general writes Mrs. Lee: I am truly grateful for all the mercies we enjoy, notwithstanding the miseries of war, and join heartily in the wish that the next year may find us in peace with all the world. I am delighted to hear that our little grandson is improving so fast and is becoming such a perfect gentleman. May his path be strewn with flowers and his life with happiness. I am very
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
nes of communication. The closer the two armies approached Westminster the larger the numbers of the Unionists would grow. Lee could not move around now and manoeuvre, or scatter his legions to gather supplies as he had done, because his opponent was uncomfortably near. He could not march en masse, with a host subsisting by pillage, and to concentrate was to starve. There was no alternativehe must fight. He was obliged to adopt the tactics of William the Conqueror when he invaded England, who, similarly situated, assumed the offensive and defeated Harold at Hastings. Napoleon waited at Waterloo for the ground to dry and lost hours, during which he might have defeated Wellington before the arrival of re-enforcements. Why should Lee lose the advantages of his more rapid concentration? His superb equipoise was not threatened by subdued excitement. His unerring sagacity told him he would catch General Meade partially in position, but he was disturbed because one of his prin
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 16: return to Richmond.-President of Washington College.--death and Burial. (search)
sions, and tendered his allegiance to the only government in existence, under whose flag he must resume the duties of citizenship. He cited to his friends the example of Washington, who fought against the French in the service of the King of Great Britain, and then with the French against the English, under the orders of the Continental Congress. If you intend to reside in this country, he wrote a friend in New Orleans, and wish to do your part in the restoration of your State and in the Govery embody to us heroic virtue and purest patriotism, the most exalted military genius, the highest and purest domestic excellence, while the impress of your pencil and your autograph doubles their value. From Aldenham Bridge, North Shropshire, England, a lady sent Mrs. Lee a copy of a lecture delivered by her husband, and wrote, January 24, 1866, that she did it in order to add one to the many testimonies which you must have received of the sympathy and veneration which have been inspired in
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 17: military character. (search)
ould have been butchered by the concentrated, converging, rapid fire of modern breech-loading guns, big and small, before their banners could have been shaken to the breeze. We say, therefore, it is not easy to compare Lee with the great soldiers of former ages, except as a strategist. In strategy it is certain Lee stands in the front rank of the great warriors of the world. He was a greater soldier than Sir Henry Havelock, and equally as devout a Christian. There was not a heart in England, it was said, when Havelock died, thirteen years before Lee, at about the same age, that did not feel it to be a subject for private as well as public mourning ; and so the South felt toward Lee. It is stated that it was impossible to gauge the full measure of Moltke's potentialities as a strategist and organizer, but perhaps Lee with the same opportunities would have been equally as skillful and far-seeing. The success of the former and failure of the latter does not prevent comparison.