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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 128 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 112 4 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 110 0 Browse Search
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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 96 4 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 82 2 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 72 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 69 1 Browse Search
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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Appendix: the testimony of letters. (search)
rn Virginia at the time of the assault on Fort Steadman and Haskell before Petersburg, March 25th, 1865. Although you may not have been actually engaged there, General Lee says you are an authority on all the operations of that army. George L. Kilmer. Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. General J. A. early: Accept my stion, and I accordingly sent a cavalry force to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to demand of the authorities of that town compensation for the houses of Messrs. Hunter, Lee and Boteler, upon pain of having their town reduced to ashes on failure to pay the compensation demanded. The three houses burned were worth fully $100,000 in goldo burn the town was executed. This was in strict accordance with the laws of war and was a just retaliation. I gave the order on my own responsibility, but General Lee never in any manner indicated disapproval of my act, and his many letters to me expressive of confidence and friendship forbade the idea that he disapproved of
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
, 353 Knights of the Golden Circle, 353 Lacy's Springs, 326, 457 Lamar, Colonel, 153, 180, 388 Lancaster, 261 Lane's Brigade, 171, 173, 199, 274, 355-56 Langhorne, Colonel D. A., 2, 3 Langster's Cross-Roads, 47, 50 Latimer, Captain J. W., 176, 179, 186, 199, 200, 205-06 Lawton, Captain E. P., 175, 180 Lawton, General, 75, 103, 106-08, 111, 112, 115-17, 119-124, 126-27, 129, 136-37, 139, 140-44, 152-53, 155, 158, 162, 171, 174-75, 177, 179, 180, 187-88, 190, 192 Lee, Captain, 216 Lee, Edmund I., 401, 478 Lee, General, Fitz., 153, 192, 303, 318, 320-21, 325-26, 328-30, 332-34, 337, 407-09, 411, 413-14, 416, 421, 423, 424-25, 427, 429, 433, 435, 459 Lee, General R. E., 1. 5-7, 74, 76-77, 85, 88-90, 92, 104, 105, 114, 119, 125, 131-33, 139, 154-57, 160-61, 164, 169, 180, 181-83, 196-97, 200-201, 203, 211, 217-18, 220, 227-28, 282, 284, 288, 290, 297, 301, 303, 305, 307, 309-11, 313-14, 315, 317, 319-20, 322, 324, 326-27, 329, 332, 339-40, 343-44, 347-48,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
s in this section for the present to the immediate commanders of the troops, General Lee proposed first to win a victory, if possible, over Reynolds. He was combati he could clearly see the Federal position, and reported his observations to General Lee. Afterward he made a second reconnoissance, accompanied by Colonel Albert Rf the ground and the strength of the position for himself. They reported to General Lee that in their opinion the enemy's position could be assailed with success with troops which could be guided to the point they had reached. General Lee decided to make the attack, and gave to Rust a column of twelve hundred infantry, with suff retreat. General Loring issued his order of attack on September 8, 1861. General Lee issued an order approving it on the same date, telling his troops that the s only a small conflict between cavalry, in which Colonel John A. Washington, General Lee's aid-de-camp, who had been sent with Major W. H. F. Lee to reconnoiter the
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
ir chance to gore one way or kick the other. Lee's two infantry and his cavalry corps were conce, stiffened by three thousand infantry. General Lee reports that on the 9th of June the cavalrys, always driving the enemy before them. General Lee wrote Mrs. Lee the day of the battle at Culank to mask his position. Hill, who had joined Lee again, was then passed into the Valley behind Ly, and no information gained by Hooker. General Lee wrote Stuart, June 22d, that he thought Plestreet must be held responsible for his route. Lee crossed the Potomac west of the Blue Ridge, Hoonted by news received for the first time of General Lee's position and intentions. Stuart did not know until he received a dispatch from General Lee on the night of July 1st where he was, for the Uunded in the Roman Coliseum. The night that Lee heard of the Federal advance crossing the Potomoops whose operations could be combined against Lee. Halleck not consenting, the difficulty culmina[31 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
er two days march, he received information that Lee was concentrating and coming toward him, and he The Confederate success was not followed up. Lee wanted Longstreet's troops to be present before, Emmittsburg, and Taneytown roads the spokes. Lee's troops were distributed over a larger fishho and sweep down his line. And General Long, of Lee's staff, writes, in his opinion orders were issn the enemy's left as early as practicable. Lee's plan of battle was simple. His purpose was tnto action with the left of McLaws's division. Lee intended Ewell to make a diversion in his frontwere almost impregnable and difficult to turn. Lee's strategy at Chancellorsville was bold, but hihe 2d, was ordered to attack next morning, said Lee, and General Ewell was directed to assail the ehe Federal commander could not decide to attack Lee, though he had been heavily re-enforced, and camight have defeated and captured the portion of Lee's army which had not yet crossed. About 1 A. M[72 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
would save him the trouble. On November 1st Lee reviewed his cavalry corps, much to the delightCamp Rappahannock, November 1, 1863, he wrote Mrs. Lee: I have just had a visit from my nephews, Fitut this time the city of Richmond presented General Lee with a house. In consequence, the Presidenght angles was Mine Run, on whose western banks Lee rapidly deployed a line of battle, his great enr resolved to attack both wings, by Sedgwick on Lee's left, by Warren on his right; but the latter His wife and his two children died. When General Lee was informed of their death he wrote: Sund side! From camp, February 6, 1864, he wrote Mrs. Lee: I received your letter some days ago, and la's plan, were to cross the Rapidan and threaten Lee, to prevent him from dispatching troops to Rich army during Meade's temporary absence. General Lee gives his account of the diversion in a let in the Rockbridge artillery battery, and who Mrs. Lee desired to be with his father), his company w[7 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
twenty-one hundred and fifty prisoners. General Lee's labors were incessant; as soon as one attatigue, and loss of rest must make inroads. Mrs. Lee, growing uneasy for fear the great strain upo command of the local troops on the north side, Lee joined him during the day, and at 2 P. M. on thaimed Demosthenes. Self-possessed and calm, Lee struggled to solve the huge military problem, aeen reached and exchange of prisoners stopped? Lee did not believe the white population could suppeauregard has a difficult task to perform, said Lee to Breckinridge, Secretary of War, and one of h report to me I would place him there on duty. Lee had no troops to send Beauregard, and yet it wand away from the old lines. Longstreet reached Lee from the north side of the James about 10 A. M.cinity of Petersburg, and hence did not move to Lee earlier, as he had been instructed to do in thae midst of the turmoil, excitement, and danger, Lee was as calm and collected as ever. When the Si[23 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. General Lee on the morning of April 2d telegraphed Breckinridge, Secretary of War, that it was necessary hisved a dispatch. Upon reading it, he quietly rose and left the church. The telegram was from General Lee, announcing his speedy withdrawal from Petersburg. Lee's decision quickly became generally kLee's decision quickly became generally known in the two cities, and the feeling produced can readily be imagined. Women prayed, men wept, children wondered. Three exits remained only for the Army of Northern Virginia-one north of Richmonmunications by the Danville Railroad with the South be maintained. On the afternoon of April 2d Lee issued orders for his troops to leave their lines everywhere at 8 P. M., and take up the line of night march. As Grant's army was stretched to the Appomattox on the south side above Petersburg, Lee must march up its north side. Longstreet's, Hill's, and Gordon's corps crossed the Appomattox th
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
rig.-Gen. Thomas L. Rosser's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. W. H. F. Lee's division. Brig.-Gen. Rufus Barringerave consisted of Hampton's, Fitz-Lee's, and W. H. F. Lee's division, and Dearing's Brigade. Artia Ford was nine or ten miles below the right of Lee's line. Hancock, with the 2d corps, moved by a artillery. This was undoubtedly a surprise to Lee. The fact that the movement was unopposed prove improvidence I had never witnessed before. Lee, while his pickets and signal corps must have ding around to the left and envelop the right of Lee's army. Hancock was informed of all the movemeave been taken advantage of so effectually that Lee would not have made another stand outside of his until it became too hot to remain longer. Lee was now in distress. His men were in confusionar as a mile and a half before finding him. But Lee showed no disposition to come out of his works.firing, but there was no attempt on the part of Lee to drive him back. This ended the Battle of th[6 more...]
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, After the battle-telegraph and signal service- movement by the left flank (search)
for a movement by the left flank, fearing that Lee might move rapidly to Richmond to crush Butler In a few minutes he returned and reported that Lee was moving, and that the road we were on would ottsylvania was two-fold: first, I did not want Lee to get back to Richmond in time to attempt to ce to march upon before the movement commenced. Lee interpreted this as a semi-retreat of the Army o his destination that night. By this accident Lee got possession of Spottsylvania. It is impossie to say now what would have been the result if Lee's orders had been obeyed as given; but it is ceand holding the bridge over the Po River, which Lee's troops would have to cross to get to SpottsylChurch. I was anxious to crush Anderson before Lee could get a force to his support. To this end ng that could be done with a small command. Lee had ordered Hill's corps-now commanded by Earlyssion of Spottsylvania, through no foresight of Lee, however. Early only found that he had been fo[2 more...]
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