egin to break ground before miserable earthworks, defended only by 8,000 men. Hooker was in his regiment, and was essentially a mean man and a liar.
Of Lee and Longstreet he spoke in terms of the highest admiration.
Magruder was an artilleryman, and has been a good deal in Europe; and having been much stationed on the Canadiause on the overland route to Californiaand was rapidly making his fortune when the war totally ruined him. This accounts for his animosity to Uncle Abe.
General Longstreet remembered both Sargent and the Judge perfectly, and he was much amused by my experiences with these worthies.
General Longstreet had been quartered on theGeneral Longstreet had been quartered on the Texan frontiers a long time when he was in the old army.--August, 1863.
We hitched in again at 3 P. M., and after pushing through some deepish sand, we halted for the night only twenty-four miles from San Antonio.
No corn or water, but plenty of grass; our food, also, was now entirely expended.
Mr. Ward struggled up at 8.15
They are sober of necessity, as there is literally no liquor to be got. They have sufficient good sense to know that a certain amount of discipline is absolutely necessary; and I believe that instances of insubordination are extremely rare.
They possess the great advantage of being led by men of talent and education as soldiers who thoroughly understand the people they have to lead, as well as those they have to beat.
These generals, such as Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, or Longstreet, they would follow anywhere, and obey implicitly.
But, on the other hand, many of their officers, looking forward to future political advancement, owing to their present military rank, will not punish their men, or are afraid of making themselves obnoxious by enforcing rigid discipline.
The men are constantly in the habit of throwing away their knapsacks and blankets on a long march, if not carried for them, and though actuated by the strongest and purest patriotism, can often not be go
om the Secretary at War for Generals Lee and Longstreet, I left Richmond at 6 A. M., to join the Virys ago, the headquarters of Generals Lee and Longstreet; but since Ewell's recapture of Winchester, mortification to learn that Generals Lee and Longstreet had quitted Williamsport this morning at 11 After riding eight miles, I came up with General Longstreet, at 6.30 A. M., and was only just in timgood fortune to meet.
The other officers of Longstreet's Headquarter Staff are Colonel Sorrell, Lie the Generals-Johnston, Bragg, Polk, Hardee, Longstreet, and Lee — are thorough soldiers, and their e broadcloth is never in any danger.
General Longstreet is generally a particularly taciturn man him carry arms
I never saw either Lee or Longstreet carry arms.
A. P. Hill generally wears a swebel General.
The relations between him and Longstreet are quite touching — they are almost always he lot of Ewell.
It is impossible to please Longstreet more than by praising Lee. I believe these t[15 more...]<
out dark, at which time I rode back with General Longstreet and his Staff to his headquarters at Casust below us were seated Generals Lee, Hill, Longstreet, and Hood, in consultation — the two latter r 7, General Lee got a report by signal from Longstreet to say we are doing well.
A little before dogether.
We then received intelligence that Longstreet had carried every thing before him for some my this morning.
Every one deplores that Longstreet will expose himself in such a reckless manneemy's having been driven back some distance, Longstreet's corps (part of it) was in a much more forw I wouldn't have missed this for any thing.
Longstreet was seated at the top of a snake fence at the miles distant, on the Fairfield road.
General Longstreet talked to me for a long time about the b
Our bivouac being near a large tavern, General Longstreet had ordered some supper there for himselted for a couple of hours, and Generals Lee, Longstreet, Hill, and Willcox, had a consultation.
I s[42 more...]