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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
t could withdraw therefrom. (Donn Piatt, George H. Thomas, p. 88.) Probably, however, the more far-elibly impressed—Winfield Scott, George Henry Thomas and Robert Edward Lee; the last, most deeply. ment, moral, material, intellectual. Scott or Thomas or Lee, being as he was, and things being as thim the line of least resistance. Of George Henry Thomas, no American, North or South—above all,. Than his, no record is clearer from stain. Thomas also was a Virginian. At the time of the breal of the soldier and gentleman. More tersely, Thomas stands for character personified; Washington terrible ways of 1861. Like Scott and Lee, Thomas was a Virginian; but, again, there are Virginians and Virginians. Thomas was not a Lee. When, in 1855, the second United States cavalry was organd, Jefferson Davis being Secretary of War, Captain Thomas, as he then was and in his thirty-ninth yeral officers. The name of the Virginian, George H. Thomas, stands first of the faithful seven; but,<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
t the Union originally was, and was generally taken by the parties to it to be, a compact, dissoluble, perhaps most of them would have said, at pleasure, dissoluble certainly on breach of the articles of the Union. And that liberal and cultured statesman and writer, Mr. Charles Francis Adams, of Boston, in an address delivered by him in June last in Chicago (whilst as we understand him, not conceding the right of secession to exist in 1861), said, quoting from Donn Piet's Life of General George H. Thomas, as follows: To-day no impartial student of our constitutional history can doubt for a moment that each State ratified the form of government submitted in the firm belief that at any time it could withdraw there-from. With our quondam enemies thus telling the world that we had the right to do what we tried to do, and only asked to be let alone, and when we know that when we did go to war, we only went to repel a ruthless invasion of our homes and firesides, our case could not
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
dy once more to test the powers of the foe. Thomas still held the left with Palmer's and Johnson' battle for that division. First commanded by Thomas, three or four of its regiments distinguished ng still progressed on the left. The right of Thomas' line was ragged and uncertain, and the enemy was soon enveloping it. Thomas finding his right doubling back upon him, fell back just as his troope up and down them with drawn sword. When General Thomas flourishes his sword the danger must be gr I shall not attempt to say who remained with Thomas throughout that day. I shall mention some, howds of every division in the army who were with Thomas, and fought with him gallantly all that bittert the generals or divisions that remained with Thomas, for others were gathering together their brokmorning gloriously enough. Not knowing that Thomas still showed the bold front, although I heard re was still danger in them. From this time Thomas, glorious Thomas, baffled them at every point.[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
y and artillery, it will compare favorably with the most brilliant achievements of historic valor. There were some officers in that engagement who afterwards attained eminence. On the Federal side Sheridan, who again gave way before these same veterans at Murfreesboro, and subsequently won notoriety in the Valley of the Shenandoah for his merciless devastation of its beautiful homes, and military fame for his success as a cavalry leader at the head of a well equipped and superior force. Thomas, who won eminence at Snodgrass' Hill, Chickamauga, when at 6 P. M., September 19, 1863, these same veterans, standing where the monuments of stone tell the story of his forces, leaving the positions under orders, pressed them in their obedience—who again won distinction at Nashville in December, 1864, when, with three times and more the force, he let Hood and near 15,000 veterans escape him when they were nearly surrounded. On the Confederate side, beside Bragg and Polk and Wheeler, there
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
they began to give way and were in full retreat. The brigade is composed of one Tennessee and one Mississippi regiment and a battalion from Maryland. As they rushed into the fight I could but recall with an appreciation, I never felt before the words of Holy writ, as terrible as an enemy with banners. The artillery companies did good service also. Those engaged were the New Orleans Washington Artillery, Latham's Battery from Lynchburg, Imboden's from Staunton, Kemper's from Alexandria, Thomas's from Richmond, Pendleton's from Lexington, Rogers's from Leesburg, and the Wise Artillery, Captain Arburtus. The Washington Artillery and Latham's Battery and Kemper's were in position to do most, but all his companies manoeuvred well and delivered their fires with great effect. I do not believe that I have informed you in any of my letters that Colonel Cameron, of one of the Pennsylvania regiments, had been killed, and that his brother, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had sent a friend, o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
s, Henry A. Ballard, James F. Cheatham, Thomas F. Cooney, Thomas. Crumpton, James A. agle, John H. Sholes, Thomas C. Stabler, Thomas S. Tyree, Charles H. Thurman, Powhatan. , Albert G. Crumpton, Joseph A. Conklen, Thomas A. Devine, Frank. Davis, Thomas N. DaThomas N. Dady, David. Edwards, James M. Feyle, Frank H. Frances, Joseph M. Gooldy, John F. Henry Charles E. Rucker, Edward P. Robertson, Thomas D. Rogers, James B. Rector, Thomas S. rick. Smith, John G. Smith, Robert H. Thomas, Andrew J. Taylor, Burley T. Turner, G. William Richard. Wills, John McD. Wray, Thomas C. Home Guard, Company G, Eleventh Regiment Cramer, A. W. Cunningham, Felix. Davis, Thomas M. Doyle, Henry. Eagan, Gabriel. Floy Grossman, William. Hurt, John H. Jones, Thomas. Labby, M. H. McCormack, L. McCormackynolds, James. Rodgers, George W. Still, Thomas. Stanly, D. W. Seay, Isaac. Sprouse, [13 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
erino, Battle of, 227. South Carolina Cadets in the war. 138. South, The, and the Union. To whom should we build monuments? 332. Southern Cause, The, 360. Southfleld destroyed, The, 210. Southron, Characterization of the, 12, 239, 300, 334, 361. Stephens, Alexander H., 93. Stephenson, Captain J. A., 196. Stevens, Major A. H., 152. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 126 Susanna, The C. S. Steamer, 203. Susette homestead ruthlessly destroyed, 135. Sumner, Charles, 30. Thomas, General G. H., 20, 21. Thompson, Conspiracy of Jacob, 256. Train, The Enoch, 196. Tuttle, General 135. Tyler, Hon., J. Hoge, 360. Underwriter, Capture of the, 206. Van Buren, Dr. W. H., 88. Venable, Colonel C. S., 139. Virginian, Individuality of the, 16; Conservatism of the, 18. War, The, Who brought it on, 77; how conducted. 78, 301. Washington Statue stolen, 297. Watterson, Henry 121. Wessells, General H. W., 210. West Point graduates who served in the C. S. Army.