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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Mosby's men. (search)
the commanderin-chief of the cavalry, and General Merritt, the division commander, report that it was the reserve brigade of Merritt's division that was engaged in the fight. The records show that re executed. Neither Colonel Lowell, nor General Merritt, nor General Torbert, in reporting the enve cooled. It will be observed that Torbert, Merritt and Lowell, in their reports, contradict eachve he hung any. Torbert was chief of cavalry; Merritt commanded a division under him; Custer and Loxecuting an order of August 16th. Torbert's, Merritt's and Lovell's reports speak of the Front Royndemned territory. Had Sheridan directed General Merritt and Custer to arrest them on that burningades. The first division commanded by General Wesley Merritt was in front, marching in the followinhat he made the fight and killed the men. General Merritt, the division commander, reported that Loed the men, and General Torbert reported that Merritt's division had killed the men. We had alwa[8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
sent around to intercept his retreat, and formed across his path. Merritt's whole division was in pursuit. When Chapman's men came upon thegot cut off. The fate of war, six of Chapman's men were captured. Merritt, in his report, says: It having been decided impracticable to carrhed through his ranks and shot him as they passed. But why didn't Merritt tell the whole story—that he hung six prisoners? The reason is obvious. Torbert, the corps commander, says: Brig.-General Merritt's division went through Front Royal crossing the Shenandoah and stopping at at Front Royal, killing two officers and nine men. Torbert, like Merritt, is silent about the hanging, and no doubt for the same reason. Neport says nothing about the Front Royal affair. Neither Torbert, Merritt or Custer was willing to assume the responsibility and odium or toisoners quietly until they were satisfied, and then, like Torbert, Merritt and Custer, say nothing about it. As I wished to make an example,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Matthews, James P.. 26 Mattison, J. W., 157. Mauk, Sergeant John H., 26. Maury, General D. H., Sketch of, 335; comrades at West Point, 336; in the Mexican war 337; last days in the U. S. army, 339; in tile C. S. army, 341; funeral services of, 347; tributes to, 349 Maury, Jr., D H., 345. Maury, Captain, John Minor, 335. Maury, Commodore M. F., 335. Maury, Mrs., Nannie Mason, 338. Maury, Colonel R. L., 335. Mayo, Mayor, Joseph, 20. Mechanicsville, Battle of, 160. Merritt, General, Wesley, 273, 315. Metts, Captain James I., 92. Minor, B. B., Ll.D., Address on Judge Wm. Brockenbrough, 350. Minor, Dr C. L. C., 170,335. Mobile, Defence of, 343 Moore, J. Blythe, 219. Moore, J. Scott, 191. Morgan, General, Daniel, 68. Morgan, Captain wm H., F Co., killed, 149. Morris Island, vartyrs of, 43. Mosby, Colonel John S., 250; roster of one of his companies, 312; monument at Front Royal to his murdered men unveiled, with addresses on the occasion, 250; deeds