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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 4 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
nd the General-in-Chief, with the advance portion of his force, did not reach the vicinity of the White House, The White House, as it was called, was the property of Mary Custis Lee, a great-granddaughter of Mrs. Washington, daughter of George W. P. Custis, the adopted son of Washington, and wife of the Confederate Commander, Robert E. Lee. It stood on or near the site of the dwelling known as The White House, in which the widow Custis lived, and where the nuptial ceremonies of her marriagewidow Custis lived, and where the nuptial ceremonies of her marriage with Colonel George Washington were performed. That ancient house, then so honored, had been destroyed about thirty years before, and the one standing there in 1862 was only a modern structure bearing the ancient title. It was occupied, when the war broke out, by a son of Robert E. Lee. The wife and some of the family of Lee, who were there, fled from it on the approach of the National army, at the time we are considering. The first officer who entered the house found, on a piece of paper a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
eadquarters. this is a view of the Lacy House, opposite Fredericksburg, from which Sumner observed the operations of his division on the 13th of December, 1862. see page 492, volume II. here for awhile, after he took command, Hooker had his Headquarters. It was the property of Major J. Horace Lacey, who had been a Major in the Confederate service. His mansion is one of the finest of the older houses in that region, and was built by William Fitzhugh, the father-in-law of the late Geo. W. P. Custis, the proprietor of Arlington House. Sea page 421, volume I. Major Lacey owned the land on which the battle of the Wilderness was fought by Grant and Lee, in 1864. infantry and artillery, with four hundred guns, and a well-equipped cavalry force thirteen thousand strong. The leader of this fine army, like his immediate predecessor, was a zealous patriot and active soldier, and gave the tone of his own emotions to those of his troops. At this time General Hooker introduced the badg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, George (search)
re. So highly were his character and services valued, that when, in 1755, Plan showing foundation of Wakefield House, Westmoreland, Va., in which President Washington was born. General Braddock came to make war on the French, Washington was chosen his principal aide-de-camp. After the defeat of Braddock (see Braddock, Edward), he Monument marking Washington's birthplace. directed the retreat of the vanquished troops with great skill. At the age of twenty-seven he married the young widow Custis (Washington, Martha), and they took up their abode at Mount Vernon, where he pursued the business of a farmer until 1774, when he was chosen to a seat in the Virginia legislature. He was also chosen a delegate to the first Continental Congress, and was a delegate the following year, when, in June, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental armies. For eight years Washington directed the feeble armies of the revolted Fac-Simile of the entry of Washington's birth in his mo