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June 20th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 62
the truth of what I assert. I beg leave to say to you that this transaction hardly justifies your remark, that your operations have been conducted on civilized principles; and until you take some steps to bring the perpetrators of this outrage to justice, the world will not fail to believe that it had your sanction. I am, General, Your obedient servant, C. C. Washburn, Major-General, commanding. General Forrest to General Washburn. headquarters Forrest's cavalry, Tupelo, June 20, 1864. Major-General C. C. Washburn, commanding U. S. Forces, Memphis, Tenn.: General: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt (per flag of truce) of your letter of the seventeenth instant, addressed to Majbr-General S. D. Lee, or Officer commanding Confederate forces near Tupelo. I have forwarded it to General Lee, with a copy of this letter. I regard your letter as discourteous to the commanding officer of this department, and grossly insulting to myself. You seek by implied th
June 19th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 62
ommand, I would thank you to inform me, with as little delay as possible, if it is your intention, or the intention of the Confederate government, to murder colored soldiers that may fall into your hands, or treat them as prisoners of war, and subject to be exchanged as other prisoners. I am, General, respectfully, Your obedient servant, C. C. Washburn, Major-General, commanding. General Washburn to General Forrest. headquarters District of West Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn., June 19, 1864. Major-General N. B. Forrest, commanding Confederate Forces: General: Your communication of the fourteenth instant is received. The letter to Brigadier-General Buford will be forwarded to him. In regard to that part of your letter which relates to colored troops, I beg to say that I have already sent a communication on the subject to the officer in command of the Confederate forces at Tupelo. Having understood that Major-General S. D. Lee was in command there, I directed my let
June 17th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 62
ge of the Surgeon left with them. I made such an arrangement with Major-General Hurlbut when he was in command of Memphis, and am willing to renew it, provided it is desired, as it would be better than to subject them to the long and fatiguing delay necessary to a regular exchange at City Point, Virginia. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, N. B. Forrest, Major-General General Washburn to General Lee. headquarters District of West Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn., June 17, 1864. Major-General S. D. Lee, commanding Confederate Forces near Tupelo, Miss.: General: When I heard that the forces of Brigadier-General Sturgis had been driven back, and a portion of them probably captured, I felt considerable solicitude for the fate of the two colored regiments that formed a part of the command, until I was informed that the Confederate forces were commanded by you. When I learned that, I became satisfied that no atrocities would be committed upon those troops, but th
April 24th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 62
xpect none. If you observe the rules of civilized warfare, and treat our prisoners in accordance with the laws of war, your prisoners will be treated as they ever have been, with kindness. If you depart from these principles, you may expect such retaliation as the laws of war justify. That you may know what the laws of war are, as understood by my government, I beg leave to enclose a copy of General Orders No. 100 from the War Department Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, April twenty-four, 1863. I have the honor to be, sir, Very respectfully yours, C. C. Washburn, Major-General. General Lee to General Washburn. headquarters Department Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisian, Meridian, June 28, 1864. Major-General C, C. Washburn, commanding Federal Forces at Memphis, Tennessee: General: I am in receipt of your letter of the seventeenth inst, and have also before me the rely of Major-General Forrest thereto. Though that reply is full, and is approved by m
June 23rd, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 62
ing, as I do, that I have the approval of my government, my people, and my conscience as to the past, and with the firm belief that I will be sustained by them in my future policy, it is left with you to determine what that policy shall be, whether in accordance with the laws of civilized nations or in violation of them. I am, General, yours, Very respectfully, N. B. Forrest, Major-General. General Forrest to General Washburn. headquarters Forrest's cavalry, in the field, June 23, 1864. Major-General C. C. Washburn, commanding District of West Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn.: Your communication of the nineteenth inst. is received, in which you say you are left in doubt as to the course the Confederate government intends to pursue hereafter in regard to colored troops. Allow me to say that this is a subject upon which I did not and do not propose to enlighten you. It is a matter to be settled by our governments through their proper officers, and I respectfully refer you
May 1st, 1861 AD (search for this): chapter 62
ital, under guard, with still no explanation from the military authorities. On the day following, I was informed by a sick Federal officer, also in hospital, that he had learned that I had been recognized by some Confederate as a deserter from the Confederate army, and that I was to be court-martialed and shot. The colored waiters about the hospital told me the same thing, and although I knew that the muster-rolls of my country would show that I had been in the volunteer service since first May, 1861, I still felt uneasy, having fresh in my mind Fort Pillow, and the summary manner the Confederate officers have of disposing of men on some occasions. With the above impressions on my mind, about three days after my return to Cahaba I was sent for by the Provost Marshal, and certain papers handed me, made out by General Forrest for my signature. Looking over the papers, I found that signing them would be an endorsement of General Forrest's official report of the Fort Pillow affair. I
June 28th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 62
you may expect such retaliation as the laws of war justify. That you may know what the laws of war are, as understood by my government, I beg leave to enclose a copy of General Orders No. 100 from the War Department Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, April twenty-four, 1863. I have the honor to be, sir, Very respectfully yours, C. C. Washburn, Major-General. General Lee to General Washburn. headquarters Department Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisian, Meridian, June 28, 1864. Major-General C, C. Washburn, commanding Federal Forces at Memphis, Tennessee: General: I am in receipt of your letter of the seventeenth inst, and have also before me the rely of Major-General Forrest thereto. Though that reply is full, and is approved by me, yet I deem it proper to communicate with you upon a subject so seriously affecting our future conduct and that of the troops under our respective commands. Your communication is by no means respectful to me, and is by impli
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