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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 3: from New York to Richmond (search)
y summer of 1862; for on the battle field of Malvern Hill I met some of the men of the Letcher artillery, to which he belonged, who told me that my Yankee was the finest gunner in the battery and fought like a Turk. Between Malvern Hill and Chancellorsville I saw Beers perhaps two or three times — I think once i; Richmond, after his wife and children and my mother and sisters arrived from the North. I have seldom seen a better-looking soldier. He was about five feet eleven inches in heightd as the three volleys were fired over the low mound that covered him. They were the daughters of a soldier. There stands to-day over the grave a simple granite marker bearing this inscription: James H. Beers, of Connecticut, Who Fell at Chancellorsville, Fighting for Virginia and the South, May 3, 1863. My story is done, and I feel that it is worthy of recital and remembrance. Indeed it embodies the most impressive instance I have ever known of trenchant, independent thought and uncalcu
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 5: field artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia (search)
y Confederacy adhered to that very defective organization in which single batteries of artillery are attached to infantry brigades. Two evils resulted: the guns were under the command of brigadier-generals of infantry, who generally had very little regard for artillery and still less knowledge as to the proper handling of it; and the scattering of the batteries prevented that concentration of fire in which, upon proper occasion, consists the great effectiveness of the arm. At and after Chancellorsville, however, the artillery of the Confederate armies, certainly that of the Army of Northern Virginia, began to be massed into battalions composed of, say, four or five batteries and fifteen to twenty-five guns, and these placed under the command of trained and experienced artillery officers. From that time the artillery began to be really reckoned and relied upon in estimating the effective strength of the army. So much for the physical aspect of the artillery of General Lee's army.
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 11: religious life of Lee's Army (search)
burg, and when I was promoted and left the battery, just after Chancellorsville, both had become Christians. It may seem almost grotesque ut jacket, as Billy used to say. He returned to us just before Chancellorsville to find the great revival at Fredericksburg in progress and a greatest yearning and the strongest hope for him. Suddenly Chancellorsville burst upon us, and as Hooker's really great plan was disclosedry. When I next saw him alone I think we were on the march for Chancellorsville. He was evidently unhappy, and when I asked him if he had prilled and horribly mangled by solid shot or whole shell in our Chancellorsville fights, and we buried one of them at night in a thicket. Retufirst promotion and left for Richmond, for Beers was killed at Chancellorsville and I buried him at Richmond. When I returned to the army it in the advance into Pennsylvania for almost a full month after Chancellorsville, and what became of this month to me I cannot say, except that
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 12: between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (search)
Chapter 12: between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville Our mother and sisters arrive fror five months between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, that is to say, between the middle of De alive. It will be remembered he fell at Chancellorsville. One matter of very great importance ich took shape between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville was the organization of our (Cabell's) baters, by Colonel Cabell himself, prior to Chancellorsville, as above suggested, is very probable, asmatters worthy of note occurring prior to Chancellorsville, it may not be out of place to mention thby the Army of Northern Virginia, that of Chancellorsville stands first as illustrating the consummaSedgwick and Early opposed each other, to Chancellorsville, the position selected by Hooker as the brps, numbering fifty-six thousand men, at Chancellorsville, about ten miles west of Fredericksburg.left against attack from the direction of Chancellorsville, nor did he move southward so as to put h[5 more...]
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 13: Chancellorsville (search)
Chapter 13: Chancellorsville On the march the light division passes our guns Marse Robert passes the light divo little dogs of the battalion two of our guns take Chancellorsville in reverse interview with General McLaws entire reg. I recall but one or two features of the march to Chancellorsville. We were with McLaws' division, and of the 14,000 (An column on the side of the Old Turnpike, head toward Chancellorsville, to allow the Light division, as Gen. A. P. Hill's cod see the entire formation of the Federal lines about Chancellorsville. Who discovered this position I never knew, but it wat Fredericksburg with Early) we could fairly blow up Chancellorsville. While I was saying this Major Goggin, adjutant-geneture that Mr. Owen procured the horse and galloped to Chancellorsville with his blood-curdling tale of disaster. A staff of, on the 30th of April, as he took up his position at Chancellorsville, he issued his General Order No. 47, congratulating h
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 14: from the Rappahannock to the Potomac (search)
campaign. Although conducting a defensive struggle, he was yet generally the attacking party. It was so in the Seven Days battles with Mc-Clellan, so in the Manassas campaign with Pope and the Maryland campaign that followed. It was so at Chancellorsville. And even in 1864, after the resources and fighting strength of the Confederacy had been so fearfully reduced, when Grant entered the Wilderness, Lee immediately pressed in after him and closed with him in a death grapple in the very heart of the jungle. But perhaps the most perfect instance and illustration of this characteristic feature of Lee's strategy and tactics, and of the real significance of his two invasions of Northern territory, is what occurred after Chancellorsville. When Hooker retired across the Rappahannock and reoccupied his former position it would manifestly have been little short of madness for Lee to attack him there, especially deprived as he was of Jackson, his offensive right arm; yet he did not sit d
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 17: between Gettysburg and the Wilderness (search)
olid, even stolid. In figure he was short, stout, square-shouldered, deep-chested, strong-limbed; in complexion, dark and swarthy, with coal-black eyes and black, thick, close-curling hair and beard. Of his type, he was a handsome man, but the type was that of the Roman centurion; say that centurion who stood at his post in Herculaneum until the lava ran over him. It should be mentioned in his honor that when General Lee, with scant 14,000 muskets, held the front of Hooker's 92,000 at Chancellorsville, McLaws commanded one of the two divisions he had with him. He was a Georgian, and his division, consisting of two Georgia brigades, one from South Carolina and one from Mississippi, was as stalwart and reliable as any in the service. Nothing of course could repress our Mississippians, but the general effect and influence of the man upon his command was clearly manifest in the general tenor of the responses he elicited. His men were respectful, but not enthusiastic on this occasio
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness (search)
Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness Grant his rough chivalry his imperturbable grit his theory of attrition its effect upon the spirit of Lee's Army an artilleryman of that Army in Campaign trim sundown prayer-meetings the Wilderness an infantry fight a cup of coffee with Gen. Ewell in the forest Ewell and Jackson-Longstreet struck down. Without recanting the statement that Chancellorsville is the most brilliant of Lee's single battles, I do not hesitate to say that in my opinion — that is, if and so far as I am entitled to an opinion on the subject — the campaign of 1864, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, inclusive, is the greatest of all Lee's campaigns-incomparably the greatest exhibition of generalship and soldiership ever given by the great leader and his devoted followers. Manifestly, one of the indispensable elements in any estimate of this campaign is the man now, for the first time, opposed to us. I do not propose to enter upon any extende
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
t the outset, had less than 50,000 effectives of all arms under his command. It is not my purpose to accentuate this contrast in any unfair or unpleasant way, and yet an intelligent soldier of the Army of Northern Virginia, who fought at Chancellorsville in 1863, and again from the Rapidan to Cold Harbor in 1864, cannot but set opposite to the picture just sketched that of Lee holding the front of Hooker's 92,000 with scant 14,000 muskets, while with about one-third (1-3) his numbers he utteeat host. It should not be forgotten in this connection, and in endeavoring to form a just estimate of Lee's operations throughout this campaign of 1864, that in the death of Jackson, Lee had lost his great offensive right arm, to which, at Chancellorsville and theretofore, he had looked to carry into execution his confounding strategies and his overpowering, resistless attacks. This last suggestion was made as bearing upon a just and balanced view of the campaign in general, as well as an
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
mp Lee, Va., 74 Camp life, 46-49, 60-61, 68-71, 145- 46, 157-58, 170-72, 268-69. The campaigns of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 102, 307-308. Campbell, Alexander 279-80. Carlisle, Pa., 205-206. Carlton's Battery (Ga.). See--Troup Artillery (Ga.) Caroline County, Va., 127 Carrington, Edward, 34 Carter, Thomas Henry, 53, 91, 109 Cashtown, Pa., 207, 209 Causes of the war, 49-51. Centreville, Va., 59 Chaffin's Bluff, Va., 311-13, 316, 318, 321-22. Chambersburg, Pa., 208 Chancellorsville: description of the field, 169, 172 Chancellorsville Campaign, 41-42, 53, 139, 145-50, 154, 156-57, 159, 162- 82, 191,223,304 Charlestown, Va. (W. Va.), 82 Charlottesville Artillery (Va.), 185, 194-96, 210, 212 Chesterfield County, Va., 322 Chickamauga, 340 Church of England, 91-92. Civilians, Northern, 200-206. Civilians, Southern, 229-31. Clark's Mountain, Va., 186, 232 Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 113, 138 Cold Harbor, 26, 238, 263, 270-309, 339, 347; Ellyson'