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itizens were universally engaged in a strenuous war against the United States, and I was myself in the military commission of the ConfederateConfederate States. The question may be asked, Does not the termination of that contest by the complete submission of the South, point out the proprietycredible, that a people so shrewd and practical as those of the United States, should expect us to have discarded, through the logic of the sere conquered, and not convinced; and that the authority of the United States was accepted by us from necessity, and not from preference. Shro, then; or are equally false to them, now. The people of the United States have too much shrewdness ever to suppose, that the sons of the nly way to make them truly loyal again to the government of the United States, is to convince them by just treatment, that they went to war u South. I have voluntarily sworn to obey the government of the United States, as at present established and expounded to us by force of arms
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
o Railroad, and about forty miles from the Pennsylvanian border. The death of the old man, in this quiet retreat, is thus recorded by one of the most distinguished of his descendants, John G. Jackson, of Clarksburg, Judge of the Court of the United States for the Western District of Virginia. He writes to Mrs. Madison, whose sister he had married, in 1801:-- Death, on the 25th of September, putt a period to the existence of my aged grandfather, John Jackson, in the eightysixth year of hgeneration. Of these, the eldest was John G. Jackson, a lawyer of great distinction at Clarksburg. He succeeded his father in Congress, married first Miss Payne, the sister of the accomplished lady who married Mr. Madison, President of the United States; and then, the only daughter of Mr. Meigs, Governor of Ohio, afterwards Postmaster-General; who was appointed first Federal Judge for the district of West Virginia. This office he filled with distinction until his death about the year 1825.
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 3: in Mexico. (search)
Chapter 3: in Mexico. The war of the United States against Mexico, beginning with the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in Western Texas, had rolled its waves, under General Zachary Taylor, up the Rio Grande, and into the province of New Leon. Monterey was occupied after a sanguinary victory, and the advanced forceltillo. But it was apparent, at the end of 1846, that successes on this line of operations would never bring peace, because it could only lead the arms of the United States aside from the heart of their enemy's strength. To reach the capital, a circuitous inland march would have been necessary; while the overpowering navy of the l palace, so that he used pleasantly to say, that no one had come nearer than himself to realizing the inflated predictions of the demagogues of the day in the United States, that their soldiers should lodge in the halls of the Montezumas. His duties were light, and easily despatched in the early forenoon; the climate was deliciou
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 4: life in Lexington. (search)
athematics, to succeed Mr. Courtenay, himself an alumnus of West Point, who had long filled that place usefully and respectably. This University was the first in America, in the thoroughness of its instructions, and the dignities and emoluments of its professors. Jackson presented himself as a candidate, and procured many testimoe, his convictions concerning war as a pathway to distinction were greatly modified; and that he would now by no means accept a commission in any war which the United States might wage, irrespective of its morality. He had never, he said, while an ungodly man, been inclined to tempt Providence by going in advance of his duty; he he. Instances of his conscientiousness have already been given, but many others may be added. His convictions of the sin committed by the Government of the United States, in the unnecessary transmission of mails, and the consequent imposition of secular labor on the Sabbath day, upon a multitude of persons, were singularly stro
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 5: secession. (search)
exist. Once more; the formation of the United States under their present Constitution, was an ating treason against the Government of the United States, is just as absurd as to describe a parentthe governed? While the Government of the United States conciliated these, it was strong and efficinconvenience and loss which the remaining United States experience by the just secession of a parton afterwards, by the Supreme Court of the United States. This was rejected as nugatory, because t to impair the property of citizens of the United States in their slaves, residing among them; and intact, and to resist every attempt of the United States to coerce the seceders by unconstitutionalnd vast arsenals and armories; while the Confederate States had everything to create. He had the adus of even the sympathy of mankind. The Confederate States have, indeed, never complained of the reicy would not have made one slave less in all America, unless by so enhancing the miseries of their[22 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 6: first campaign in the Valley. (search)
ext. This was found in the false assertion that the Confederate States had inaugurated war, and thus justified a resort to ceit of its own power. The whole preparation of the Confederate States for self-defence, and the solemn warnings uttered bythe remark, that, inasmuch as the authorities of the Confederate States had seen fit to pursue the other policy, he had cheeo perpetrate all the horrors of savage warfare. The Confederate States ought not to submit to these enormities, and could nIndeed, it was in every way for the advantage of the Confederate States, that the war should be made to unmask its murderouspled forbearance of the people and government of the Confederate States. Meantime, on the 2d of May, Virginia had adopted the Constitution of the Confederate States, appointed Commissioners to their Congress, and thus united her fortunes with te did it afterwards appear that the railroads of the Confederate States should be recruited with the remaining stock at Mart
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 7: Manassas. (search)
a mere band of ragamuffins, will fly, like chaff before the wind, on our approach. But who can wonder that the press of America should pander thus to the ignorance and the arrogance of the North, when Seward himself, just a month before the Battle g in arms against each other, after the separation. And again: It is erroneous to suppose that any war exists in the United States. Certainly there cannot be two belligerent powers, where there is no war. Read in the light of subsequent events, cred, after a time, nearly to its original shape and soundness. While he was at this place, the President of the Confederate States, with a brilliant staff, galloped by towards the battle-field, and called upon the idlers to return with him to thee (though I am so utterly unworthy and so ungrateful), for making me a major-general of the provisional army of the Confederate States. The commission dates from October 7th. What I need is a more grateful heart to the Giver of every good and
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 8: winter campaign in the Valley. 1861-62. (search)
consumed by our enemies, and the country too much exhausted to sustain a vigorous campaign from its own resources; fortified posts would be created where none now existed; and, above all, the constant development of the military power of the United States under the management of General McClellan, might occupy all our forces elsewhere. His representations were so far successful, that about the middle of November, his old Brigade was sent to him, with the Pendleton battery, now under the coubjected to such a system of interference, he quietly left his resignation in the hands of the chief magistrate of the State, and resumed his tasks. In this transaction, General Jackson gained one of his most important victories for the Confederate States. Had the system of encouragement to the insubordination of inferiors, and of interference with the responsibilities of commanders in the field, which was initiated in his case, become established, military success could only have been won
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 9: General view of the campaigns of 1862. (search)
everywhere displayed, rudely awakened the people of the United States from their dreams of an easy conquest, and exasperated expelled. It has also been the misfortune of the Confederate States, to have the hitherto unsettled question, whether sh, then, that the oceans which bound two sides of the Confederate States, belong to their enemy, affording them a way of apprl. The similitude is unequal only in this, that the Confederate States have a larger area than Bavaria. The professional rwhich floats the greatest men of war, passes out of the United States, through the middle of the Confederacy, to the Gulf of ginning of the war. The geographical position of the Confederate States, it has been now shown, rendered them yet weaker forLet the defence of the Southern Confederacy against the United States, be illustrated, for instance, by that of Spain, in the-seven thousand men, and a navy superior to that of the United States, at the opening of this war. Her soil was open to the i
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 11: McDowell. (search)
f General Jackson's, about 6,000, or only half his force, were engaged. From McDowell, General Jackson sent the following modest and laconic despatch, the first of those missives which, during the remainder of his career, so frequently electrified the country with joy: Valley district, May 9th, 1862. To Gen. S. Cooper: God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday. T. J. Jackson, Major-General. This announcement was received by the people of Virginia and of the Confederate States with peculiar delight, because it was the first blush of the returning day of triumphs after a season of gloomy disasters. The campaign had opened with the fall of Fort Donelson and the occupation of Nashville. The fruitless victory of Shiloh had been counterpoised in April by the fall of New Orleans, a loss as unexpected to the Confederates as it was momentous. On the 4th of May, while Generals Jackson and Johnson were effecting their junction at Staunton, Yorktown was deserted by
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