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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
hidden in private houses, which he was not allowed by General Lee's order to search. He had only managed to secure a quantity of molasses, sugar, and whiskey. Poor Moses was thoroughly exhausted; but he endured the chaff of his brother officers with much good-humor, and they made him continually repeat the different names he had been called. He said that at first the women refused his Confederate trash with great scorn, but they ended in being very particular about the odd cents. 29th June, 1863 (Monday). We are still at Chambersburg. Lee has issued a remarkably good order on non-retaliation, which is generally well received; but I have heard of complaints from fire-eaters, who want vengeance for their wrongs; and when one considers the numbers of officers and soldiers with this army who have been totally ruined by the devastations of Northern troops, one cannot be much surprised at this feeling. I went into Chambersburg again, and witnessed the singular good behavior o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
ck Meade where Meade chose to wait for him, 1 will show, I am confident, that the Battle of Gettysburg was the result purely of an accident, for which I am probably, more than any one else, accountable. Napoleon is said to have remarked that a dog fight might determine the result of a great battle. Almost as trivial a circumstance determined the Battle of Gettysburg being fought at Gettysburg. It is well known that General Meade had chosen another point as his battle-field. On the 29th of June, 1863, General Lee's army was disposed as follows: Longstreet's corps, at or near Chambersburg; Ewell's corps, which had been pushed east as far as York, had received orders to countermarch and concentrate on Hill's corps, which lay on and at the base of South Mountain; the leading division (Heth's) occupying Cashtown, at the base of the mountain; the cavalry not heard from, probably at or near Carlisle. Hearing that a supply of shoes was to be obtained in Gettysburg, eight miles distant fr
Doc. 20.-the battles of Gettysburgh. Cincinnati Gazette account. special correspondence of Mr. Whitelaw Reid to the Cincinnati Gazette, from the army of the Potomac. After the invaders. I. Getting a good ready.Washington, June 29, 1863. would like you (if you feel able) to equip yourself with horse and outfit, put substitutes in your place in the office, and join Hooker's army in time for the fighting. It was a despatch, Sunday evening, from the manager, kindly alluding to a temporary debility that grew out of too much leisure on a recent visit west. Of course I felt able, or knew I should by to-morrow. But, alas! it was Hooker's army no longer. Washington was all a-buzz with the removal. A few idol-worshippers hissed their exultation at the constructive disgrace; but for the most part, there was astonishment at the unprecedented act and indignation at the one cause to which all attributed it. Any reader who chanced to remember a few paragraphs in a rec
Doc. 21.-capture of the Caleb Cushing, In the harbor of Portland, me., June 27, 1863. Portland, June 29, 1863. since the fight between the Enterprise and Boxer, in our waters, during the last war with Great Britain, there has not been so much excitement in this city as there was last Saturday. Early in the morning it was reported that the revenue cutter Caleb Cushing had been surreptitiously taken out of the harbor. Various rumors were afloat respecting it. One was that Lieut. Davenport, who is a Georgian by birth, had run away with her. The cutter had been seen between five and six o'clock in the morning, proceeding outward, through Hussey's Sound, towed by boats, as the wind was very light, and from the Observatory all her movements could distinctly be seen. Mr. Jewett, Collector of the Port, was informed of the circumstances a little after eight o'clock, and before nine o'clock he had three steamers employed in searching for the vessel, and discovering her pos
Doc. 80.-the operations in Louisiana. Rear-Admiral Farragut's reports. flag-ship Pensacola, New-Orleans, June 29, 1863. sir: I have to inform the Department that while I was at Port Hudson, I received a despatch stating that the rebels were in force on the west bank of the river threatening Plaquemine and Donaldsonville. I started immediately for the first-named place, but on my arrival at Baton Rouge, found a despatch from Lieutenant Commander Weaver, to the effect that the rebels, about one hundred and fifty Texans, had made a raid into Plaquemine, some three hours previous to his arrival, and had burnt two steamers that were lying there. Lieutenant Commander Weaver shelled the place, driving the enemy out of the town, and followed them down the river to Donaldsonville, which place he reached in advance of them; by dark, I was also there and found that the Kineo had also been sent up by Commander Morris. The enemy finding us in such strong force of gunboats gave out
Doc. 83.-rebel attack near Rockville, Md. Washington, D. C., June 29, 1863. Yesterday morning, at about half-past 9 o'clock, I started from Washington in company with three officers of the topographical engineers. It was our intention to ride through to Frederick, stopping at Rockville for the purpose of taking dinner, but we all knew the liability of well-laid schemes, whether bi or quadrupedal, to go wrong. By the time we reached our first post of cavalry pickets we came up with the rear of a long wagon train, comprising one hundred and fifty vehicles, each drawn by six mules, driven by a very black and picturesque negro. This train must have been at least two miles long, for by the time we had reached the other end, riding leisurely, we were within a mile or two of Rockville. Here, just as we had passed the. last wagon, an excited horseman, coming from the direction of Rockville, halted our party, and in a somewhat con. fused voice gave us the pleasing intelligence t
Doc. 85.-invasion of Pennsylvania. Proclamation of Mayor Henry. Mayor's office, Philadelphia, June 29, 1863. Citizens of Philadelphia: one more appeal is made to you in the name of duty and of manhood. You can close your eyes no longer to the startling danger and disgrace which hang over your State and city. The foot of the rebel is already at the gates of your capital, and unless you arouse to instant action it may in a few days hence cross your own thresholds. There is yet time to prepare for defence. You number more than fifty thousand ablebodied men; the means to arm and equip yourselves are at hand. Close your manufactories, work-shops, and stores before the stern necessity for common safety makes it obligatory. Assemble yourselves forthwith for organization and drill. Come ready to devote yourselves to the protection of your homes until your services shall be no longer needed. Spurn from you those who would delude you to inactivity or disaffection. Their
ut was hurrying forward when seized. He is very highly spoken of indeed, and his loss is much regretted by his brother officers. Sergeant John Jones, company H, Sixth New-York cavalry, who was fired at by a bushwhacker when in pursuit of Mr. Kupp and struck in the belt, received no injury from the shot. He, of course; feels happy at his luck, as who would not, and retains the slug, which remained in his belt, as a memento of his escape. Richmond Dispatch account. Richmond, June 29, 1863. For a city besieged, Richmond presented a very quiet and composed appearance yesterday. The sky was overcast, and the day was not a very cheerful one; but nothing seems to dampen the spirits of our citizens. The men generally seem to have become possessed with the idea that they are regular troops, and have been in the army since the war commenced. They obey the summons to the militia with the promptness, coolness, and that imperturbable stolidity which characterizes old soldiers.
ees across the river, when they fired the bridge and burned it. The boys are a jovial set of fellows, confident of being able to take Philadelphia. York, Pa., June 29, 1863. --The rebels arrived here yesterday and took possession, and now hold this place. I, by strategic movements, brought up the rear about eight o'clock P. are not very many miles distant. . . It is very likely we will be in a battle before to-morrow morning at Harrisburgh, if it is not surrendered. York, Pa., June 29, 1863. --After a long and roundabout wild goose chase, we arrived here about eight o'clock last night, and found Jackson's foot cavalry in full possession of the lf by running from a black Yankee, but, on the other hand, fight till I die or conquer. This is my motto, actuated by pure motives and principles. York, Pa., June 29, 1863. --We are in strong force, numbering about eight thousand. There are about sixty thousand to eighty thousand rebels in Pennsylvania. We will march on Harr
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), A three days scout over Elk Ridge Mountain. (search)
A three days scout over Elk Ridge Mountain. Red Hill, Elk Ridge, June 29, 1863. Messrs. Editors Baltimore American: On Tuesday morning, twenty-second instant, Lieutenant Martindale, accompanied by Lieutenant New and eight men of company H, First New-York cavalry, made a reconnaissance of the enemy's position and progress from the crossing at Sheppard's Ford. The numerous camps that had the previous evening studded the hill-sides from Sharpsburgh back to the Ford, had now disappeared, and nothing was visible under the glass but a few solitary pickets and some four companies of cavalry, but on the road passing through Keedysville toward Boonsboro several horsemen were seen taking their onward course through the rich fair fields of my Maryland. Lieutenant Martindale conceived the idea of spoiling their sport, and sent down five or six from his little squad, who, descending on the unfortunate graybacks with that impetuosity which has ever characterized the men of the First New-Yo
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