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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Evacuation of Richmond, April 3, 1865, and the disastrous Conflagration incident Thereon. (search)
my first picket guard and sentinels as quietly as possible, and left our lines about midnight, and with the residue of Custis Lee's Division started on the memorable retreat. Our movement had been so quietly effected that I am sure the enemy had not discovered by General Weitzel until reported at or about daylight Monday morning, April 3d. Our tents were all, by Custis Lee's order, left standing, and our guns were not removed from the embrasures. For the convenience of transportation, a ad previously been thrown across the river at a point between Chaffin's Bluff and Richmond, but not far from our camp. Custis Lee's Division crossed upon this bridge, and was led by him on the south side of the James, several miles in the direction he hands of the enemy. As shown in my previous communication, above referred to, it was in obedience to that act that General Lee issued orders under which the tobacco was burned, and the Confederate Congress was alone responsible for the fatal mis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
bridge was burned. But as Pickett had failed, Martin was compelled to return to Wilmington. When the Confederates from Lee's army under General Robert F. Hoke assaulted and captured Plymouth, N. C., after a bloody engagement (with the valuable and conveyed his orders with coolness and gallantry. From this point Hoke's Division marched to Cold Harbor to reenforce Lee, arriving at Turkey Ridge, and taking position on the right of the line, under fire, on the evening of June 2d; Martin's Bn these trenches, enduring and exchanging the sharp-shooting combat, strengthening the works in every way possible, as General Lee fully believed Grant would assault him again at this same point. It was very uncomfortable and beginning to be quite warm and dusty, and good water was scarce. But General Lee caused full rations of onions to be issued, causing the men to cheer as if they had gained another victory. While occupying the trenches at Cold Harbor, our headquarters being in a ditc