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Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 53 1 Browse Search
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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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the journey interview with President Davis; with General Lee author is appointed a Rear-Admiral, and ordered emoralizationthe enemy's armies gradually increasing Lee's lines broken. I telegraphed my arrival, immediat soon as I could command a leisure moment, I paid General Lee a visit, at his headquarters near Petersburg, andina, on the 21st of March. He had not touched any of Lee's communications with his depots since leaving Winsboforces of 100,000, we have 260,000. In the meantime, Lee's half-starved, ragged army, had dwindled to 33,000. That was the question. Grant's object was to force Lee's right in the vicinity of Hatcher's Run; but he maskhinese grimaces, and stink-pots, resorted to to throw Lee off his guard, and prevent him from withdrawing men fned, by the necessity of withdrawing troops to defend Lee's extreme right, resting now on a point called the Fi, made a vigorous assault upon them, and broke them. Lee's army was uncovered, and Richmond was no longer tena
s, Commanding James River Squadron. Sir:—General Lee advises the Government to withdraw from thi this evening, accordingly. I presume that General Lee has advised you of this, and of his movemenhis night; and unless otherwise directed by General Lee, upon you is devolved the duty of destroyin all the forces under your command, joining General Lee. Confer with him, if practicable, before dps, accoutre and provision my men, and join General Lee! But I had become used to emergencies, ande cheers, and reflected upon the morrow. General Lee had failed to give me any notice of his disester, opposite Richmond, on my way to join General Lee. Deeming secrecy of great importance to thelf Mr. Mallory's last words— You will join General Lee, in the field, with all your forces. Yesere were my forces, but where, the d—l, was General Lee, and how was I to join him? If I had had trrow, in more respects than one. After turning Lee's flank, at the Five Forks, the enemy made a da<
ecretary of the Navy, I sought out my old friend, Captain Sydney Smith Lee, of the Navy, the Assistant Secretary, who had acchool, on the night before the surrender, was ordered by Captain Lee to report to me, and I assigned him to a position on my but none of the thieves ventured within reach of our guns. Lee abandoned his lines, on the 3d of April, and surrendered his was, indeed, a rabble rout, Hopes had been entertained that Lee might escape to Lynchburg, or to Danville, and save his army fragments of several armies, whilst Grant had been pressing Lee; and but for Lee's disaster would soon have been able to holLee's disaster would soon have been able to hold Sherman in check very effectually. But the moment the news of Lee's surrender reached him, there was a stampede from his aLee's surrender reached him, there was a stampede from his army. It melted away like a hillock of snow before the sunshine. Whole companies deserted at a time. Still, many true men rin Norfolk, Va., found an indictment for treason against General Lee, and but for the interposition of General Grant, he woul