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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiseences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
knew of the contemplated movement, that officer assured me that General Ewell (the second in command) had not the most remote idea of the contemplated move — that when he did move the only orders he received were to march in the direction of Charlottesville — and that as a rule Jackson kept Ewell and the rest of his officers in profound ignorance of his plans and purposes. General J. A. Walker has recently given me an amusing illustration of this. A few days after Ewell's division moved inte when the foot cavalry were thundering on McClellan's flank before Richmond. Our march was so secretly undertaken and so secretly executed that our higher officers, as well as the men, were in profound ignorance of our destination. At Charlottesville we expected to turn off through Green county to meet a rumored move of the enemy across the mountains. At Gordonsville I was told by the Presbyterian minister, at whose house Jackson made his headquarters, as a profound secret, not to be br
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 10.92 (search)
ery. In accordance with stipulations they adjusted — the artillery was withdrawn, as were the other troops; and it was, as soon as practicable, in due form, turned over to the enemy. Of 250 field-pieces belonging to the army on the lines near Richmond and Petersburg, only sixty-one remained, and thirteen caissons. I have the honor to be-- Respectfully, your obedient servant, W. N. Pendleton, Brigadier: General and Chief of Artillery. Letter from General A. L. Long. Charlottesville, Va., October 19, 1881. General,--Having heard frequent mention made of the operation of the infantry of the Second corps, Army of Northern Virginia, at Appomattox Courthouse, without any allusion to the part taken by the artillery on that memorable occasion, I am induced by a sense of justice to submit to you the following statement, with a request that you will send it to the Southern Historical Society Papers for publication, with such comment as you may think suitable. About 3 o'