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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg. (search)
is road. March 27th, General Grant withdrew all save a small force from the north side of James river, and on the 29th moved the bulk of his army towards the extreme right of our lines, then rests from a lady, a refugee, at the time living in Petersburg; her home was on the south side of James river, below City Point some distance. It was in the Federal line, and had been despoiled by the srd movement of the enemy as much as possible, in order that troops from the north side of the James river might arrive and fill the gap between the right of our main Petersburg lines and the Appomattox. The enemy had withdrawn from the north side of the James river all but. a small force on the 27th ult., but General Longstreet had not learned of it in time to render any assistance up to thisde him on the same road, or take some road to his right. Gen. Ewell's command will cross the James river at and below Richmond, taking the road to Branch church, via Gregory's, to Genito road, via G
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
to send to our Archives, is but another sad illustration of the danger of allowing valuable material to remain in private hands. A distinguished Confederate officer wrote us last year that a fire had just. destroyed invaluable reports, &c., which he had intended to send us, and we fear that other such examples will be needed to convince our friends that the right thing to do with such material is to send it at once by express to J. Wm. Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia. Remember, that where our friends have material which they are not willing to donate, we will be glad to receive it as a loan, to be carefully preserved and held subject to their order. Mr. W. B. McEWEN, a former agent of our Society in Georgia and Alabama, would find it to his interest to communicate at once with this office, and any friend knowing his whereabouts would confer a favor by informing us without delay. Our Bound volumes (3 of which are now ready), are very
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Causes of the defeat of Gen. Lee's Army at the battle of Gettysburg-opinions of leading Confederate soldiers. (search)
nt of Northern Virginia embraced all that portion of eastern Virginia and the Valley north of James river, and included all the troops within it. Of course, the movable army was less than the whole s at the close of May following, for two divisions of Longstreet's corps were absent south of James river, though the army in the aggregate was larger than it was at the beginning of the movement intrfolk in Virginia, with the control, by means of gunboats, of the Chesapeake, York river, and James river up to the mouth of the Appomattox — of the entire coast of North Carolina, except the mouth omore sagacious commander, would have been transported, by way of the Potomac, Chesapeake, and James river, to the position Grant was finally forced to take on the south of the James, when a siege of ea. Lee, but it also served to convince McClellan of the necessity of a change of his base to James river, which for us was the most dangerous position for him to occupy. Some of Forrest's raids als
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
J. B. Hood. Witnesses: H. B. Deas, R. J. Deas. Letter from Major-General Henry Heth, of A. P. Hill's corps, A. N. V. [The following letter from General Heth was originally addressed to the Secretary of our Society, and was duly forwarded to our distinguished foreign correspondent, whose letter of enquiry to us called it forth. It has been recently published in the Philadelphia Times, but will be none the less acceptable to our readers as one of our Gettysburg series.] Richmond, Va., June, 1877. Rev. J. Wm. Jones, D. D., Secretary Southern Historical Society: My dear Sir:---- , referring to the invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863, says: The Army of Northern Virginia, when it invaded the Northern States, was more powerful than it had ever been before. If---- , in using the term more powerful, means that the numerical strength of the Army of Northern Virginia, on this occasion, was greater than ever before, he is wrong, as the subjoined statement of the strength of t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field telegrams from Headquarters A. N. V. (search)
al A. P. Hill, Riddel's Shop via Meadow Station, Y. R. R. R'd: As soon as you can ascertain that Grant has crossed James river move up to Chaffin's Bluff, and be prepared to cross. R. E. Lee. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Clay's House, 4:30 P. M., 17th June, 1864. General G. T. Beauregard, Petersburg, Va.: Have no information of Grant's crossing James river, but upon your report have ordered troops up to Chaffin's Bluff. R. E. Lee, General. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G.ral A. P. Hill, Riddel's Shop via Meadow Station: General Beauregard reports large number of Grant's troops crossed James river above Fort Powhatan yesterday. If you have nothing contradictory of this, move to Chaffin's Bluff. R. E. Lee, Getersburg. R. E. Lee, General. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Superintendent Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, Richmond, Va.: Please notify me when railroad is again in running order. R. E. Lee, General. Headquarters Drewry's Bluff,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of torpedo service in Charleston Harbor by W. T. Glassel, Commander Confederate States Navy. (search)
o take this oath, on the ground that it was inconsistent with one I had already taken to support the Constitution of the United States. I was kept in Fort Warren about eight months, and then exchanged as a prisoner of war, on the banks of the James river. Being actually placed in the ranks of the Confederate States, I should think that even Mr. President Hayes would now acknowledge that it was my right, if not my duty, to act the part of a belligerent. A lieutenant's commission in the Con I was authorized to equip and command any number of torpedo boats, but it was now too late. I made efforts to do what I could at Charleston, till it became necessary to abandon that city. I then commanded the iron-clad Fredericksburg on James river, until ordered by Admiral Semmes to burn and blow her up when Richmond was evacuated. Leaving Richmond with the admiral, we now organized the First Naval Artillery Brigade, and I was in command of a regiment of sailors when informed that our
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The peace Commission-Hon. R. M. T. Hunter's reply to President Davis' letter. (search)
edge of what happened at the Conference. A comparison of his statement with theirs, I think, will not much help his character for historical accuracy. House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., 3d November, 1877. Hon. Robert M. T. Hunter, Richmond, Va.: my dear Sir: Your letter of a few days ago was duly received. I think you were entirely correct in saying that the expression of the two countries by President Davis in his letter to Mr. Blair did throw difficulties in the way of the reng given any sort of authority to any one to hold out any expectations of any arrangements of the kind being made, and declared that he would listen to no proposition which did not include an immediate recognition of the National authority in all the States and the abandonment of resistance to it. I confess that these answers did not surprise me, and that any other would have filled me with amazement. Very truly, your friend, John A. Campbell. Hon . R. M. T. Hunter, Richmond, Va.