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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.54 (search)
litary events. At the outbreak of the war, Buckner, then about thirty-eight years old, at the vetriking presence and a magnetic address, made Buckner, at the beginning of 1861, a very important pe in the Union, but the powerful influence of Buckner, Breckenridge, Marshall and others came near er. Did our understanding, then, simply mean Buckner's voluntary promise? Either the rumor of theevents attached to this Cincinnati meeting of Buckner and McClellan had unexpected interest and im seem to be improbable on the face of it that Buckner volunteered his word of honor as a representaide certainly warrants the belief, aside from Buckner's statement, that some comforting assurances ive them out without delay. I expressly told Buckner that I had no power to guarantee the neutralirview, just as I have related it above. * * * Buckner's letter to Governor Magoffin, subsequently pg into any specific agreement, McClellan gave Buckner the impression that that policy of neutrality[37 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.58 (search)
ay not be inappropriate to mention an incident which occurred about 10 o'clock that morning. Buckner rallied them. During the battle a regiment of Confederate infantry wavered, but General S. BGeneral S. B. Buckner soon rallied them. This happened about thirty paces to the left of my battery. The general's remarks on the occasion made an impression on those who heard him, and if I remember correctlyl lead you, and he gallantly led them into action. Not many years ago I happened to meet General Buckner at the White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and mentioned the foregoing to him. He remembered it te war. Capitulation. That night a council of war was held by Generals Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner. This was, indeed, a critical condition of affairs. Owing to the peculiar situation of our araving more than three men to our one, it was deemed prudent to capitulate. Accordingly, General S. B. Buckner was selected to perform that duty, and he surrendered Fort Donelson to General U. S. Gra