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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Did General Lee Violate his oath in siding with the Confederacy? (search)
and the Union the German people were with us, yet from a professional point of view military men in Germany rated the Southern generals, and especially Lee, above the generals of the Union. They do not seem to have mastered the grand strategy of Grant and Sherman, by which Richmond was at last shut up in a vice; the energy with which Grant drove Lee back to Richmond; the patience with which, having shut Lee up in his capital, he held him there, until Sherman's arrival at Charleston gave the siGrant drove Lee back to Richmond; the patience with which, having shut Lee up in his capital, he held him there, until Sherman's arrival at Charleston gave the signal for taking Richmond, without giving Lee a single chance of escape. The other day, seeing it announced that Captain Mangold, instructor in the Royal Academy of Artillerists and Engineers, in Berlin, would give a lecture on General Lee, I was curious to hear how a German officer would picture the military leader of the Confederacy. Captain Mangold has been a conscientious student of the American war in its military bearings, and so well did he perform this task, with so much discriminati
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), four years with General Lee --a Review by General C. M. Wilcox. (search)
amination of the lines, General Lee had detected the weakness of that portion known as the salient, to the right of the point assailed on the 10th, to which I have just alluded, and occupied by the division of General Edward Johnson (Ewell's corps), and had directed a second line to be constructed across its base, to which he purposed to move back the troops occupying the angle. These arrangements were not quite completed when he thought he saw cause to suspect another flank movement by General Grant; and, on the night of the 11th, ordered most of the artillery at this portion of the line to be withdrawn, so as to be available to take part in the counter-movement. Towards the dawn of day on the 12th, General Johnson discovered indications of an impending assault upon his front. He sent immediate orders for the return of the artillery, and caused other preparations for defence to be made, &c., &c. In rear of the salient, less than two hundred yards, was a partially constructed line,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General C. M. Wilcox on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
d aggressive campaign in the Southwest, in Tennessee and Kentucky. On his return from the Suffolk expedition he called on the Secretary of War, in Richmond, and found him engaged in devising a scheme for the relief of Vicksburg, around which General Grant was beginning to concentrate his forces. He dissented from the Secretary and urged the adoption of his own plan of operations, Mr. Seddon yielded only so far as to admit that his idea was good, but adhered to his own plan. On rejoining Gene General Lee sleep both In a tent and house. in which General Lee slept. I hurried to the front, and as fast as my troops arrived they were thrown into action to check the advance of the Federals until night had come to cover our retreat. General Grant had withdrawn the bulk of his forces from the north side of the James on the 27th March, and not until six days after did General Longstreet become aware of it and make his night march to reach Petersburg, and arrived, as he states, at early
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate career of General Albert Sidney Johnston. (search)
, and heavy forces were massing at Cairo under Grant, C. F. Smith and McClernand, to attack Donelso reinforced Buell, and he, in turn, reinforced Grant. On the 2d of February the Federal movement u army, ably commanded. Even after reinforcing Grant with thirteen regiments, General Buell had lef intended for the defence of the forts, permit Grant to push on, unresisted, to Nashville, thus gainerals. But the manner in which Buell came to Grant's salvation at Shiloh; the style in which he f about to strike. After the fall of Donelson, Grant's army, reinforced with all the troops from Ca Confederate force in the battle at 40,000 and Grant's at 59,000 men. This is a larger estimate of ot delivered until the morning of the 6th. General Grant now claims that he was not surprised. To what they saw — if the earlier reports made by Grant and Sherman themselves are entitled to any crend crowded back their masses upon themselves. Grant and Sherman are great soldiers, but they gathe[2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
an old foot cavalryman that Sheridan, or even Grant himself, had been in Jackson's front on that mn and where was General J. E. Johnston ever in Grant's front? That great commander, with a very in book, it is difficult to see the cause of General Grant's anxiety. But the following is, perhaphe time, not only to officers but men. General Grant's opinion of General Lee is a matter of sm had as many men under arms as the North. General Grant's affirmation is but a bold repetition of -so that when the campaign of 1864 opened, General Grant (as commander-in-chief) had under his ordeen under arms. As for the army with which General Grant opposed General Lee, Secretary Stanton (paterviewer) the stubborn official fact that General Grant had on that campaign four times as many mel of the facts — when they see that so soon as Grant crossed the Rapidan with his mighty host, Lee,t at Cold Harbor, Lee was just about to attack Grant when he crossed the James and sat down to the [8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Van Dorn's operations in Northern Mississippi--recollections of a Cavalryman. (search)
t the capture of Corinth before the arrival of Grant's hosts on the northern border of the State. nt skirmishes. The situation was gloomy. General Grant, with a magnificent army, 80,000 strong, w weeks--in fact, until the commencement of General Grant's retrogade movements — the most perfect qwhole was entirely inadequate to cope with General Grant. The main body of the Federal army was he monotonous duty of waiting and watching for Grant's advance. At daylight the column moved easorly mounted and badly equipped cavalry, dealt Grant a blow which sent him and his splendidly appoimportance of taking care of themselves. General Grant's headquarters were connected with the posa large number of prisoners on his hands. General Grant had accumulated at Holly Springs everythind a heavy force of cavalry and artillery which Grant had sent in pursuit. We were now moving by thing to millions of dollars, and had forced General Grant to abandon an elaborately planned campaign[11 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Two witnesses on the treatment of prisoners --Hon. J. P. Benjamin and General B. F. Butler. (search)
Butler does not content himself with attempting, to show that General Grant's military operations in Virginia are a total failure; he also sufferings of the Union soldiers. He not only insinuates that General Grant is guilty of a useless and butcherly prodigality of their livese went on. On the 20th of April, I received another telegram of General Grant, ordering not another man to be given to the Rebels. To that I answered, on the same day: Lieutenant-General Grant's instructions shall be implicitly obeyed. I assume that you do not mean to stop the spet and cruel imposition on the public. We forbear all remark on General Grant's alleged share in these discreditable transactions until a rears of the blackest craft and hypocrisy. He attempts to cast on General Grant the admitted odium of leaving thousands of our captured brother pretender to mercy and humanity was the accomplice and tool of General Grant in a business revolting to humanity! By his own account, he ga
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. (search)
le to tell the story? Alas! how many heroes fell!! The paroles, which were distributed on Tuesday the 11th, were printed on paper about the size of an ordinary bank check, with blank spaces for the date, name of the prisoner, company. and regiment, and signature of the commandant of the company or regiment. They were signed by the Confederate officers themselves, and were as much respected by all picket officers, patrols, &c., of the Federal army as though they bore the signature of U. S. Grant. The following is a copy of one of these paroles, recently made from the original: Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, April 10th, 1865 The bearer, Private----------,of Second company Howitzers, Cutshaw's battalion, a paroled prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, has permission to go to his home and there remain undisturbed. L. F. Jones, Captain Commanding Second Company Howitzers. The guidon, or color bearer, of the Howitzers had concealed the battle flag of the company
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Historical Register on our Papers. (search)
ranged as high as four per cent. of the whole number of prisoners, while at Andersonville it was less than three per cent. for the same period. And we gave the official figures of Secretary Stanton and Surgeon-General Barnes to prove that, taking all of the prisons into the account, more than three per cent. more Confederates died in Federal prisons than Federal prisoners in Confederate prisons. But as our climax we showed that the sufferings on both sides were due to the failure to carry out the terms of the cartel for the exchange of prisoners, and that for this the Federal authorities alone (especially Stanton and Grant) were responsible. Now, it would be more candid to meet fairly our argument on this question than to give the garbled statement of it contained in the above notice. But we sincerely thank our critic for recommending our volumes to libraries at the North, feeling assured as we do that if the present generation is not prepared to do us justice their children will.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual meeting of Southern Historical Society, October 28th and 29th, 1878. (search)
re had been many bold attempts made to capture Richmond. Generals Scott, McDowell, McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Pope and Grant had all tried it with immense forces at command, and all had failed. Rushing raids, led by Stoneman, Kilpatrick, Dahlgren and Sheridan, had been checked short of the objective point. There seemed to be no getting On to Richmond. General Grant had been fighting it out on that line longer than all summer. General Grant, according to Federal official reports, carefGeneral Grant, according to Federal official reports, carefully collected and collated and published by your efficient Secretary, had started from the Rapidan in May, 1864, with 141,160 men of all arms, with reserves numbering 137,672 men, most of whom were called to the front during the summer, making a grcampaign, the official returns prove that the Confederate forces were every day outnumbered in the ratio of four to one. Grant had spent the whole dreary winter, too, in dismal trenches on the outside. We imagined Richmond to be about the safest p