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s Billy Wilson's men, presented them Bibles, and declared that in carrying fire and sword into the rebellious States, they were propitiating Heaven, and would go far to assure the salvation of their souls. As an evidence of the contrast of spirit between the Christian churches, North and South, with reference to the war, we may place in juxtaposition here certain remarkable contemporary expressions of sentiment emanating from two of the most conspicuous Episcopal divines of the country-Bishop Meade of Virginia, and Doctor Tyng of New York. The report of the first venerable Diocesan to the Episcopal Convention of Virginia, on the eve of the war, was replete with Christian sentiment befitting the occasion. He wrote: I have clung with tenacity to the hope of preserving the Union to the last moment. If I know my own heart, could the sacrifice of the poor remnant of my life have contributed in any degree to its maintenance, such sacrifice would have been cheerfully made. But t
and of the Federal army. alarm in the North. Meade marches towards Gettysburg. the battle of Geted from the command of the Federal army, and Gen. Meade, whose antecedents were those of an efficienent that the security of the North rested upon Meade's army, and on the strongly fortified lines ofgular arms. It was a sharp, fearful issue. Gen. Meade found himself in command of a splendid army inaction of a single evening and night enabled Meade not only, on his part, to bring up all his forConfederates. On the night of the 1st July, Gen. Meade, in person, reached the scene of action, andh would ensue from the defeat of the army of Gen. Meade, it was thought advisable to renew the attacth the peculiar yell of the Southern soldier. Meade, seeing that the real attack was against his lgagement proper of Gettysburg is not known. Gen. Meade acknowledged to the total loss during the caat purported to be an official despatch from Gen. Meade, stating that he had captured a brigade of i[3 more...]
eated south, and also if they knew that Gen. Burnside had moved north with a large force. He replied, that there were no troops in Abingdon, but some were expected, and that they were ignorant of recent operations in Eastern Tennessee. I thus perceived that Gen. Jones was ignorant of my situation, and of the enemy's late movements, and knowing that the entire force under Gen. Jones could not cope successfully with Gen. Burnside, and that Gen. Lee could not reinforce him to any extent, as Gen. Meade was reported as pressing him, in East Virginia, I concluded, if Gen. Jones should attempt to relieve me, that the relieving force would be destroyed, and the occupation of the Virginia salt works follow, of course. The despatch of Gen. Jones referred to I destroyed, fearing it might fall into the hands of the enemy, show the weakness of Gen. Jones, and lead to an attack upon him to destroy these salt works. I thus perceived that my command could effect nothing by a temporary resistance,
ia in the fall of 1863. Lee attempts to flank Meade and get between him and Washington. an extraordinary adventure of Stuart's cavalry. Meade retreats to and beyond Bull Run. failure of Lee's fl army. Longstreet had been detached from him; Meade had lost two corps under Hooker, which had bee ultimate object appears to have been to flank Meade, and get between the enemy and Washington. The army pushed on, the cavalry now in advance. Meade's army was at this time across the Rappahannocto feed their horses. During the night two of Meade's staff straggled into his lines, and were takwards Bristoe Station, where the rear-guard of Meade, under Gen. Warren, was attacked by the advanc and Alexandria rendered it impossible to turn Meade's position; and the country affording no subsi on the line of the Rappahannock. On that day Meade again advanced upon the Confederates at German hundred in killed and wounded. The next day, Meade withdrew from the front, and re-occupied his [3 more...]
ps. Gen. Grant assumed command as Lieutenant-General of the armies of the United States on the 17th day of March, 1864. The distribution of the Federal armies operating in Virginia was as follows: The Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major-General Meade, had its headquarters on the north side of the Rapidan. The Ninth Corps, under Major-General Burnside, was, at the opening of the campaign, a distinct organization, but on the 24th day of May, 1864, it was incorporated into the Army of th movement on the Confederate right. On Tuesday night, May 3d, the Federal army broke up its encampment in the county of Culpepper, and at dawn of next morning crossed the Rapidan at the old fords-Ely's and Germania-and in much the same line that Meade attempted in the previous November, and where Lee had caused Hooker to retreat a year before. The Second corps, commanded by Gen. Hancock, in front, crossed at Ely's ford, the Fifth corps, under Warren, took the Germania ford, while the Sixth, S
militia and hasty levies to oppose him. Sherman's approach to Savannah. Fort McAllister taken by assault. gallantry of the Confederate garrison. Gen. Hardee evacuates Savannah. extent of Sherman's captures. how much of his achievements was simple waste and destruction. review of the great march. absurd historical comparisons in the North. character of Gen. Sherman. his charlatanism. his proper place in history It is said that at the opening of the campaign on the Rapidan, Gen. Meade, in conversation with Gen. Grant, was telling him that he proposed to maneuver thus and so; whereupon Gen. Grant stopped him at the word manoeuvre, and said, Oh! I never maneuvre. We have seen that the famous Federal commander, who thus despised manuring, had failed to destroy Lee's army by hammering continuously at it; had failed to take either Richmond or Petersburg by a coup de main. We shall now see that he was no longer unwilling to avail himself of the resource of manuring; and we
a vigorous pursuit. On the morning of the 3d, Grant commenced pursuit. Its order, calculated on the clear assumption that Lee would move for the Danville road, was as follows: Sheridan to push for the Danville road, keeping near the Appomattox; Meade to follow with the Second and Sixth corps; and Ord to move for Burkesville along the Southside road, the Ninth corps stretching along the road behind him. It was certainly a well-planned pursuit; but it involved the possibility that Lee might fal put himself in a dangerous predicament; he was on a strip of land not more than seven or eight miles broad between the James and Appomattox rivers; and the firing in front indicated that the outlet towards Lynchburg was closed by Sheridan, while Meade in the rear, and Ord south of the Court-house completed the environment and put Lee in a position from which it was impossible to extricate his army without a battle, which it was no longer capable of fighting. Early in the morning of the 19th